Watson - Lower (Big)

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whatcom
Acreage: 47.30 ac.
Elevation: 4401 ft.
TRS: T37R09E SEC25
Center: 48.667703, -121.579029
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: WATSON LKS (BIG) (WHAT)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Aug 6, 2022 Rainbow 1,500 625 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 17, 2018 Rainbow 750 454 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Aug 3, 2018 Rainbow 750 328 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Aug 5, 2015 Rainbow 750 350 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Jun 16, 2015 Rainbow 750 1,081 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 10, 2008 Rainbow 1,125 750 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Sep 11, 1995 Rainbow 500 420 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Aug 22, 1995 Rainbow 1,100 575 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