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 22, 2023 Sockeye 4,222 2,610 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 17, 2023 Sockeye 9,098 2,610 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 10, 2023 Sockeye 6,279 2,670 BAKER LK HATCHERY
May 3, 2023 Sockeye 8,904 2,670 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 27, 2023 Sockeye 2,387 2,700 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 24, 2023 Sockeye 17,184 2,700 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 24, 2023 Sockeye 498,455 2,860 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 24, 2023 Sockeye 210,592 2,270 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2023 Sockeye 11,319 2,700 BAKER LK HATCHERY
Apr 17, 2023 Sockeye 31,872 2,790 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