Echo Lake

Anglers can pursue abundant stocked Rainbow Trout at this small urban lake about two miles southeast of Highway SR-522 near Maltby.

This lake is one of only twelve waters in Snohomish County managed with a seasonal fishing closure. Spring catch rates for trout are highest early in the season and decline as fish are harvested and as warmer water temperatures force trout to seek areas of colder refuge. Fall is often overlooked by anglers, but can be an ideal time as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.

A boat ramp and toilets are available at a WDFW access on the east side of the lake.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access only

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 15.80 ac.
Elevation: 481 ft.
Center: 47.78634, -122.051413
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: ECHO LK (SNOH) T27
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 19, 2017 Rainbow 1,100 2.5 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2016 Rainbow 1,236 2.4 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2016 Rainbow 780 2.4 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2015 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 16, 2014 Rainbow 2,036 2.3 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 15, 2013 Rainbow 2,004 2.4 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2012 Rainbow 1,526 2.5 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