Lake Morton

Fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout as large as 1-lb and resident Largemouth Bass. A WDFW access  on the northwest shore provides a boat ramp, parking, and toilets.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access only

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 66.30 ac.
Elevation: 526 ft.
Center: 47.324354, -122.084616
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: LK MORTON (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 14, 2023 Rainbow 5,500 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 30, 2022 Rainbow 5,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Mar 31, 2021 Rainbow 5,500 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2020 Rainbow 5,500 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 2, 2019 Rainbow 5,500 2.5 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 5, 2018 Rainbow 3,250 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 2, 2018 Rainbow 3,250 2.3 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 22, 2017 Rainbow 5,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 6, 2016 Rainbow 6,500 2.4 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Jul 8, 2015 Rainbow 708 1 SOOS CREEK HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


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