Baker Lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whatcom
Acreage: 4755.30 ac.
Elevation: 703 ft.
TRS: T37R09E SEC3
Center: 48.726836, -121.628304
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: BAKER LK@BLUE TARP B
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 23, 2022 Sockeye 3,642 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 16, 2022 Sockeye 2,931 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 12, 2022 Sockeye 1,084 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 12, 2022 Sockeye 549,609 1,543 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 9, 2022 Sockeye 3,963 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 5, 2022 Sockeye 3,173 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 2, 2022 Sockeye 5,417 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 28, 2022 Sockeye 4,660 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 25, 2022 Sockeye 18,302 2,680 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2022 Sockeye 12,236 2,680 BAKER LK 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

Kokanee

The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year