This is a no host outing. There is no fee and meals will not be provided. If you decide to go you may want to contact another registrant to car pool.
Registration Fee: No charge
Lake Wilderness is located south of Maple Valley in King County, close to Hwy.18 and Hwy.169. It is only 66 acres and limited to human powered vessels as well as electric motors. There are no houses right on the lake, which provides a woodsy atmosphere in all directions. There is a large park with a hand-launch boat ramp, ample parking, restrooms, picnic tables and the like.
The lake holds Kokanee, large mouthed bass and stocked rainbow trout that all respond to a various assortment of dry and wet flies. Flies that are taught in the tying class are particularly good selections on this lake. Because it is small and fed by little creeks, the water tends to be warm in the summer, so you’ll want to start early morning and fish deep. Later, fish may be active to dry flies in the shade areas.
This lake will fill with swimmers, paddlers and day users by noon, so we should start by 7-8am to get a few good hours in. This lake is very popular for fishing because it’s close by with easy access.
Food & Beverages - Bring your own
What to Bring:
- Washington state fishing license
- Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube
- 4-6 weight rods with floating line and sinking line
- 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet depending on which flies you use
- Folding Chair
- Rain gear
- Hat and sunglasses
- Camera (in a zip lock bag)