Lake Sammamish


Best Place to Fish & Boat

About Lake Sammamish

6,852 feet of fishing shoreline, plus family-friendly picnic areas and restrooms.

People Often Fish Here For:

Channel Catfish Channel Catfish

The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Black Bullhead Black Bullhead

Despite its common name, color is not the best way to identify the Black Bullhead.

Apache Trout Apache Trout

The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

Brown Bullhead Brown Bullhead

The brown bullhead is relatively small compared to other similar species, but is an extremely popular fish with anglers.

Green Sunfish Green Sunfish

The green sunfish is a panfish with white, flaky flesh.

Cutthroat Trout Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout are the most widely distributed of all the western trouts of North America.

Rock Bass Rock Bass

The rock bass are known as scrappy fighters but tire quickly.

Saugeye Saugeye

The saugeye is a hybrid fish created by crossing a female walleye with a male sauger.

Brown Trout Brown Trout

The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.

Lake Trout Lake Trout

The lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.

Bluegill Bluegill

Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

Smallmouth Bass Smallmouth Bass

There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.

Black Crappie Black Crappie

Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

Sturgeon Sturgeon

The sturgeon roe is the only true caviar.

Pumpkinseed Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish

The coloration of pumpkinseed sunfish is one of the most vibrant of any fish in fresh water.

Blue Catfish Blue Catfish

This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).

White Catfish White Catfish

The white catfish has become a very popular anglers fish and a popular stock fish in private lakes and ponds.

Bull Trout Bull Trout

Bull trout are considered excellent water quality barometers due to their need for very clean and clear water to survive.

Walleye Walleye

The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.

Longnose Gar Longnose Gar

The longnose gar is the most common and widely distributed of all the gars.

Golden Trout Golden Trout

The golden trout is considered to be a highly desirable and almost mystical species.

Brook Trout Brook Trout

The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.

Yellow Bullhead Yellow Bullhead

Even though the yellow bullhead is smaller in size compared to the other bullheads, it is a scrappy fighter and popular with anglers.

Common Carp Common Carp

The common carp is a prolific survivor, and able to tolerate many conditions and bottom types, making it an ideal species for pond culture.

Flathead Catfish Flathead Catfish

The flathead catfish is a popular food fish has an excellent flavor.

Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.

Suggested Boat Ramps

Suggested Marinas

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Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

Responsible Fishing Starts With You

Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.