Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, Small and Larmouth Bass, Crappie, Yellow Perch, and Kokanee.
At the town of Lake Stevens, east of Everett
Take Interstate 5 to Everett and turn east on U.S.2. Turn north on Highway 204 and follow it about three miles to the lake.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains an access area with a good boat ramp on the east side of the lake, and there’s also a county park on the west side with a launch ramp and fishing dock. Food, gas and all other amenities are plentiful throughout the area.
Fishing Lake Stevens:
Even though it covers more than 1,000 acres and offers some kind of fishing 12 months a year, Lake Stevens is more publicity than the past years. Kokanee fishing has taken off in this lake. Like many year-round lakes, it plays second fiddle to the area’s many prime April-October trout lakes. It’s really a gold mind that anglers have overlooked for years.
Summertime Kokanee fishing can be especially good, whether you prefer to catch these landlocked salmon with trolling gear or still-fishing set-ups. If you still fish this is one of Washington’s few lakes that allows you to chum with creamed corn or other baits to atract kokanee to your hooks. Don’t be surpised if your kokanee fishing efforts draw the attention of an occasional rainbow or cutthroat trout. If you want to specifically fish for trout, and the lake has some big ones, try trolling Wedding Band Spinners with a nightcrawler, Triple Teasers, Dick Nites, Flatfish or Kwikfish. Some of the best trout action occurs from March through May and September through mid-November.
Lake Stevens does have a fairly good reputation for its largemouth bass fishing, and it usually comes through with a few fish in the six to eight pound range every summer. Although most serious bass anglers release their catch, it’s okay to keep 1 bass a day, provided it’s at least 18″ long. Smallmouth are also available in fairly good numbers, and that alone should make this lake more popular with its Western Washington anglers.
Perch fishing is decent through the year, with lake giving up its fair share of perch in the foot-long range. Crappie fishing is best in the spring and fall.
2013 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby May 18
This Derby is brought to you by the joint effort of the Lake Stevens Lion’s Club & the Snohomish Sportsman’s Club. All proceeds from this event remain in the community to help further the projects of the two organizations.
Largest Kokanee 1st Place – $1,000.00 Sponsored by Dick Nite Spoons. 2nd Place – $ 500.00 Sponsored by Ted’s Sports Center. 3rd Place – $ 250.00 Sponsored by John’s Sporting Goods. 4th Place – $ 100.00 Sponsored by Triangle Beverage. Largest Trout – $500.00 Sponsered by Trout Lodge. Biggest Kokanee Limit – (Up To 10 Kokanee) – $500.00 Sponsored by 3 Rivers Marine & Tackle. Largest Kokanee caught by a GAMEFISHIN.COM member – $100.00. Largest Kokanee caught by an Active Duty Military – $100.00, sponsored by GAMEFISHIN.COM
Kid’s Derby Prizes all sponsored by Greg’s Custom Rods
1st Place – $100.00 for Largest Kokanee, 2nd Place – $75.00 for any fish, 3rd Place – $50.00 for any fish
Tickets – $20.00 for Adults (15 & Over) Kids – Free (14 & Under)