2023 Trout Derby lake
Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2023 Trout Derby page.
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
Species you might catch
Acreage: 46.30 ac.
Elevation: 436 ft.
Center: 47.327524, -122.302893
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|May 6, 2022||Rainbow||600||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 11, 2022||Rainbow||7,200||2||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 19, 2021||Rainbow||4,000||3||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 12, 2021||Rainbow||4,000||3||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2020||Rainbow||8,000||2.4||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Nov 25, 2019||Rainbow||817||0.67||WHITEHORSE POND|
|Oct 22, 2019||Rainbow||804||0.67||WHITEHORSE POND|
|May 31, 2019||Rainbow||2,012||2.3||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|May 3, 2019||Rainbow||1,008||2.4||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|
|Apr 24, 2019||Rainbow||4,000||2.5||CHAMBERS CR HATCHERY|