Five miles southeast of Mount Vernon, along the west side of Highway SR-9. Angling opportunities include resident Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed Sunfish, and Black Crappie. The WDFW access area has a boat launch and toilet.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - WDFW boat ramp onlyWDFW water access areas on this lake
Species you might catch
- Black crappie
- Brown bullhead
- Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)
- Coho salmon
- Largemouth bass
- Pumpkinseed Sunfish
- Yellow perch
Acreage: 536.20 ac.
Elevation: 82 ft.
Center: 48.381563, -122.229995
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.
Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.