Barclay Lake

Situated at 2,300 feet elevation in the northeast shadow of Mt. Baring, Barclay has long been a favorite family hike in the Skykomish River valley. The lake is open to fishing year-round, but the trail is generally open only from mid-April through October. Rainbow trout generally grow 6"�11-inches long, but larger fish are also present in low numbers. This lake is best fished from a raft, but there are also several camps occur along the north shoreline. This is a great place to introduce youngsters to mountain lake fishing!

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Undeveloped shoreline.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 18.30 ac.
Elevation: 2426 ft.
Center: 47.784586, -121.426684
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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