Sandy Shore Lake

Sandyshore is one of the more popular trout waters in east Jefferson County.  Surrounded by commercial timber land and just a couple of homes, it provides a nice spring setting for trout fishing.

It is only accessible via private roads on Olympic Resources property; however, the gates are usually open throughout the entire fishing season.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - along western shore

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Jefferson
Acreage: 34.90 ac.
Elevation: 471 ft.
Center: 47.890814, -122.767617
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: SANDY SHORE LK (JEFF)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 23, 2023 Rainbow 800 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 10, 2023 Rainbow 2,144 2.45 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 12, 2023 Rainbow 40 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
May 3, 2022 Rainbow 825 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 2,244 2.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 22, 2021 Rainbow 40 0.25 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 2,930 2 EELLS SPRINGS
Feb 11, 2020 Rainbow 41 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
May 2, 2019 Rainbow 800 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 18, 2019 Rainbow 2,200 2.44 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

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year