Beaver Lake

This Beaver Lake (there are at least 15 in Washington) is 3.5 miles south of Sedro Wooley, just south of Clear Lake and a mile east of Highway SR-9. Angling opportunities include resident Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, and Coastal Cutthroat Trout. A WDFW access on the lake's west side provides a boat launch and toilet.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access only

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skagit
Acreage: 72.30 ac.
Elevation: 32 ft.
Center: 48.448756, -122.218729
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Fishing prospects calendar

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Black crappie

Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year