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.
The primary fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, 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 WDFW access has a shallow, gravel boat ramp best suited for car-toppers and inflatable watercraft. Ample bank access is available at Lake Wilderness Park (City of Maple Valley) on the northwest shore.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline and fishing pier at public park
Species you might catch
Acreage: 65.90 ac.
Elevation: 468 ft.
Center: 47.374573, -122.035608
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Apr 18, 2022||Rainbow||3,800||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 12, 2022||Rainbow||7,200||2||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 13, 2021||Rainbow||4,000||2.8||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 12, 2021||Rainbow||8,268||3||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 28, 2020||Rainbow||4,000||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 27, 2020||Rainbow||12,000||2.5||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|
|Apr 23, 2019||Rainbow||4,002||2.3||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 17, 2019||Rainbow||4,000||2.5||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 16, 2019||Rainbow||4,036||2.37||EELLS SPRINGS|
|Apr 19, 2018||Rainbow||3,600||1.9||PUYALLUP HATCHERY|