Lake Ballinger in Mountlake Terrace offers excellent fishing for stocked trout, especially in the spring and fall. It has fair opportunities to catch other fish including bass, perch and crappie in warmer weather in between.
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Lake Goodwin near Marysville offers all-year fishing for both rainbow and cutthroat trout, in addition to largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch and other panfish. Neighboring Lake Shoecraft offers similar fishing options in a smaller package.
Lake Margaret in rural northern King County offers very good seasonal fishing for stocked cutthroat and rainbow trout.
Lake Sawyer offers very good bass and panfish fishing and fair trout and kokanee prospects near home in King County.
The Cedar River offers impressive summertime fly fishing and lure angling for big wild trout just a short drive from Seattle and Tacoma.