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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, chinook salmon, coho salmon, kokanee salmon, sockeye salmon and steelhead at Lake Washington in Washington.

Lake Washington, WA

Surrounded by bustling cities, Lake Washington is a nice escape to the great outdoors. This 22,000-acre lake in northwest Washington, is positioned between Seattle to the west and Bellevue to the east. Over 80 miles of shoreline, much of which is lined with boat docks, await anglers eager to cast for bass, crappie and sunfish. Also residing in the lake are trout, salmon and steelhead. This combination of warm-water species and cold-water species provides anglers with many appealing choices. The lake is only 16 ft above sea level, and is the second largest natural lake in the state. Numerous marinas and boat launch ramps serve the boating public. There are several locations offering boats for rent, including pleasure boats, canoes, kayaks, fishing boats and pontoons. A couple nearby campgrounds and RV parks are the only camping options as there are no facilities at the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In WA

Primary fish species residing in Lake Washington

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Chinook salmon Coho salmon Kokanee salmon Sockeye salmon Steelhead

Lake Washington Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Woodmark Waterfront Adventures
Rentals: Kayaks
425 999-1784

Yarrow Bay Marina
Rentals: Runabouts and pontoon boats
425 822-6066

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Atlantic City Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Seaward Park Ave S, this is an eight-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Gene Coulon Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Lake Washington Blvd N, this is an eight-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Kenmore Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, at the south end of the 68th Ave NE Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lyon Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Beach Drive NE, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Magnuson Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Lake Shore Drive NE, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Mercer Island Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the east end of the Highway 90 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Newport Shores Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off SE 40th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Stan Sayres Boat Launch
Located mid lake, west side, off Lake Washington Blvd S, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marinas

Harbour Village Marina
6155 NE 175th St.
Kenmore, WA 98028
425 485-7557

Leschi Marina & Lakewood Marina
140 Lakeside Ave. Ste. A304
Seattle WA, 98122
206 900-1053

North Lake Marina
6201 NE 175th St
Kenmore, WA 98028
425 482-9465

Parkshore Marina
9050 Seward Park Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
206 725-3330

Yarrow Bay Marina
5207 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E.
Kirkland, WA 98033
425 822-6066

Click here for a Washington fishing license.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Pleasant RV Park - 425 487-1785

Trailer Inns RV Park of Bellevue - 425 747-9181

Lake Washington WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Washington
Kirkland Homeport Marina
135 Lake St S
Kirkland, WA 98033
425 827-4849

 

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Lake Washington provides anglers to opportunity to fish for warm-water species and cold-water species, including bass, crappie, sunfish, trout, salmon and steelhead in northwest Washington.

Fishing on Lake Washington.