North Lake

2022 Trout Derby

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Opportunities include freshly stocked and carryover Rainbow Trout and resident Largemouth Bass.

This lake is one of only ten waters in King County managed with a seasonal fishing closure. Spring catch rates for trout are highest early in the season and decline as fish are harvested and as warmer water temperatures force trout to seek areas of colder refuge. Fall is often overlooked by anglers, but can be an ideal time as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.

The large developed WDFW access area offers a graveled boat ramp, toilets, a short fishing pier, and paved parking.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access with a short fishing pier

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 50.60 ac.
Elevation: 396 ft.
Center: 47.305848, -122.288708
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: NORTH LK (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 20, 2022 Rainbow 4,500 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2022 Rainbow 4,500 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2021 Rainbow 4,750 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 12, 2021 Rainbow 4,750 3 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2020 Rainbow 9,600 2.6 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 23, 2019 Rainbow 4,500 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2019 Rainbow 4,500 2.5 CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2018 Rainbow 3,000 1.8 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2018 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 PUYALLUP HATCHERY
Apr 10, 2018 Rainbow 3,166 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS

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

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year