Lake Sammamish

Wild Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch are the main attractions; quality-size Largemouth Bass are present, but less abundant than Smallmouth Bass. Brown Bullhead are also present. Kokanee, Steelhead Trout, and some salmon species are closed to fishing. Salmon opportunity will depend on in-season abundance. Public access is through Lake Sammamish State Park plus a few private resorts. The state park surrounds the lake's south shore and offers a wide range of amenities, including multi-lane boat launching. There are no fishing piers, but angling is possible year-round from the shoreline or tie-up floats at the park.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Public shoreline access limited primarily to Lake Sammamish State Park.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 4853.10 ac.
Elevation: 30 ft.
Center: 47.594174, -122.098209
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Fishing prospects calendar

Smallmouth bass
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month
Yellow perch
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Good fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month
Largemouth bass
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Good fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)
  • January: Fair fishing - All month
  • February: Fair fishing - All month
  • March: Fair fishing - All month
  • April: Fair fishing - All month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: Fair fishing - All month
  • December: Fair fishing - All month