Angle Lake is a Clear Leader

King County Lake Monitoring reports that Angle Lake is on record as one of the clearest lakes in the Stewardship Program. 

The Small Lakes Monitoring program is committed to monitoring the water quality of the County's lakes to ensure their continued health, as well as the health of the public who utilize the lake's many resources. 

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, data relating to physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the lake have been collected for most lakes. The King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County. The full report is available for viewing HERE.

The key takeaways from the 2020 monitoring season are:
  • Angle Lake continued to have clear water, with low nutrient concentrations and low algal growth. 
  • There were no algal blooms were reported for toxin testing in 2020.
  • Angle Lake continues to be one of the clearest lakes in the Lake Stewardship Program. 

The Shore Club is thankful for the dedication and committed service of our volunteer monitors for Angle Lake: Diane & Buff Chace and Bruce & Sandy Goulet! 

"We appreciate your efforts!"

For questions about lakes in King County, please contact or call the Water and Land Resources Division front desk at 206-477-4800.

Anxiety Over Catching Something?

Researchers say infections can happen just about anywhere. However, the chances of catching something are massively reduced outdoors. While isolating indoors can increase protection from catching Covid, it is a known fact that staying tucked away behind closed doors will also greatly decrease your chance of catching fish!

So if your anxiety, fear, and worry has been overwhelming and you’re thoughts of concerned over catching Covid has been great, why not get outdoors, relax and catch some fish, instead? Especially at this time of year! Not only are the days getting warmer, daylight hours growing longer, the  Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that over 6,500 farm raised trout averaging about a half pound each were released into Angle Lake on March 31st. 

Therefore, I think it is safe to diagnose that your chance of catching something is pretty high. Release some of that pent up anxiety, Go outdoors, Get out onto the lake and Catch some fish!

Might be a slight exageration over actual sizes.