fishing near enumclaw
In addition to the secret spots the locals won’t tell you about, here are a few suggestions from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish Species found in the Enumclaw Area
Rainbow Trout, Perch, Largemouth Bass, Bream, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Bullhead, Catfish, Crappie, Cutthroat Trout, and 3 more
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The Emergency Rules keep you up-to-date.
Bass Lake (Year-round, good in May).
About three miles north of Enumclaw. Open to fishing year-round. Fishing opportunities include yellow perch, crappie, and pumpkinseed sunfish. Bass Lake has a primitive WDFW boat ramp on the east shore, just off Highway SR-169.
Deep Lake (Year-round, but Excellent in May).
The lake is open to fishing year-round, but seasonal park closures are in effect. Rainbow Trout (stocked), Kokanee, Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie and Brown Bullhead contribute to the mixed-species fishery. Mulitple shoreline areas are available for shoreline fishing from the bank and a small fishing pier, and launching car toppers. This lake is ideal for fishing families as there are many walking trails, picnic tables and grills, and a playground.
Fish Lake (Year-round, good in May)
Stocked Rainbow Trout, naturally reproducing Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass provide most of the fishing opportunity. There is a primitive gravel boat ramp and a small parking area on the south end of the lake. Note: the lake level may fluctuate substantially with the seasons and boat access may be limited during the summer.
Walker Lake (Excellent in May)
The primary fishing opportunities in this lake are stocked Rainbow Trout 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.
There is a narrow, steep WDFW boat ramp on the south shore. Parking and shore fishing access is limited.