Steel Lake

Fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout and resident Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch.

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.

A boat launch is maintained by the WDFW adjacent to Steel Lake Park (City of Federal Way) where shore anglers can fish from a pier.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Shoreline and pier access at the public park

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 46.30 ac.
Elevation: 436 ft.
Center: 47.327524, -122.302893
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Fishing prospects calendar

Yellow perch
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Good fishing - Second half of 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: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Largemouth bass
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Fair fishing - Second half of 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: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity
Rainbow trout
  • January: No Opportunity
  • February: No Opportunity
  • March: No Opportunity
  • April: Excellent fishing - Second half of month
  • May: Excellent fishing - All month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Fair fishing - All month
  • November: No Opportunity
  • December: No Opportunity

Photos

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