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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, cutthroat, chinook salmon, coho salmon, kokanee, sockeye salmon, steelhead and burbot at Lake Sammamish in Washington.

Lake Sammamish, WA

With primary access through Lake Sammamish State Park, Lake Sammamish is an anglers paradise. The 4,900-acre, located lake in the west-central part of the state, 5 miles east of Bellevue, has about 20 miles of shoreline.

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Lake Sammamish, in Washington, is a popular destination for anglers seeking a diverse fishing experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting both novice and experienced anglers. Popular fish species found in Lake Sammamish include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and walleye. With such a variety of species, anglers have plenty of options to test their skills and reel in impressive catches.

The elevation here is only 30 ft above sea level and water temperatures support both cold-water and warm-water species of fish. Trout, two kinds of bass, four kinds of salmon, perch, sunfish, steelhead and burbot all reside here in healthy numbers. Bass and sunfish anglers have hundreds of boat docks to fish as most of the lake is lined with docks. There are a few boat ramps at private resorts, but public launching of a pleasure or fishing boat is available at the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch ramp. Some shoreline fishing is available at the park for those wishing to fish from the bank. Canoes and kayaks can be portaged from the park as well. There is no marina at the lake, but there are a couple options for camping.

Lake Sammamish in Washington provides a rewarding fishing experience, complemented by boating and camping opportunities. Whether you're angling for trout, bass, or perch, cruising the open waters by boat, or spending a night under the starry sky at a lakeside campground, Lake Sammamish offers ample recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Sammamish

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Cutthroat trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Coho salmon Kokanee salmon Sockeye salmon Steelhead

Lake Sammamish Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a favored activity at Lake Sammamish, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake permits motorized boats, providing anglers with the convenience of covering larger areas and finding productive fishing grounds. From speedboats to pontoons, boaters can navigate the open waters, enjoy the scenic surroundings, and easily reach areas known for their excellent fishing opportunities. The calm waters and picturesque views make boating on Lake Sammamish a delightful experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Issaquah Paddle Sports
Rentals: Kayaks
425 891-5039

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Sammamish State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off E Lake Sammamish Parkway, this is a thirteen-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Click here for a Washington fishing license.

Camping options are available near Lake Sammamish, offering visitors the opportunity to extend their outdoor adventure. There are several campgrounds in the surrounding area that provide various amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and restroom facilities. Camping near Lake Sammamish allows anglers to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy peaceful evenings by the water, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Vasa Park Resort Campground - 425 746-3260

Trailer Inns RV Park of Bellevue - 425 747-9181

Lake Sammamish WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Sammamish Lake
Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 N.W. Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027
425 649-4275


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Lake Sammamish provides anglers to opportunity to fish for trout, bass, salmon, perch, sunfish, steelhead and burbot in west-central Washington.

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