Legend has it that Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie and Yellow Perch fishing can be pretty good at Phantom Lake. Aside from a few Lake Hills area angling enthusiasts, not many people venture out onto Phantom Lake to fish. The lakeshore looks perfect for targeting warm-water species, as there are numerous docks and thick mats of lily pads ring the shoreline of this quiet suburban lake.
Phantom Lake Fishing Access
Private homes surround most of Phantom Lake. However, there is a nice park on the west end of the lake. Phantom Lake Park is part of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. You will find a nice fishing dock just a short walk down the pathway from the parking lot. If you are feeling spry, you can haul a canoe or kayak from the parking lot to the lake.
Where is Phantom Lake?
Phantom Lake is located within the city limits of Bellevue, Washington in King County. It is approximately 2 miles north of Interstate 90 off of 156th Avenue Northeast.
- WDFW Lowland Lakes – Phantom Lake
- City of Bellevue – Phantom Lake Loop Park
- Washington State Fishing Regulations
- Nearby Lakes: Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, Larsen Lake
Phantom Lake Fishing
Phantom Lake offers fishing for Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie and Yellow Perch.
Largemouth Bass fishing in most of our lowland lakes starts in early spring during the first stretch of warm weather. The lake has optimal shoreline structure for Largemouth, and throughout the spring and summer you can pitch soft plastics on weightless rigs or jigs around docks and weed-lines. Summer evenings are my favorite time to throw top-water lures such as frogs.
Yellow Perch and Black Crappie can be caught off the dock or from a small non-motorized boat. I prefer to fish with a bobber and a micro soft plastic lure on a 1/32 – 1/16 ounce jig head. Also, tip your hooks with a tiny piece of worm or Gulp! Maggot.