Annette Lake

Named by George Wright for Annette Wiestling, a member of the Mountaineers in the early 1900s, this lake is reached via a popular 7.5 mile round trip dayhike just off Interstate 90. You will be greeted by turquoise waters framed by the peaks of Abiel Mt. across the lake, and Silver Mt. to your left. There is a good population of small to medium sized naturally reproducing Rainbow Trout, which are occasionally supplemented with a Rainbow Trout stocking event. Several well established campsites are available for those seeking an overnight experience.

Getting here:

Take I-90 Exit 47. Turn south, then left on FS #5590 - trailhead will be on your right. The trail crosses the Iron Horse Trail early on and re-enters the woods gaining 1400' elevation until flattening out at the lake bowl at 3620'.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: King
Acreage: 18.40 ac.
Elevation: 3624 ft.
TRS: T22R10E SEC25
Center: 47.358964, -121.474328
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: ANNETTE LK (KING)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 4, 2010 Rainbow 1,050 635 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 24, 2007 Rainbow 1,000 400 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Sep 18, 2003 Rainbow 1,000 368 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Jul 28, 1999 Rainbow 1,003 456 ARLINGTON HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


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