Flowing Lake

Six miles north of Monroe, Flowing Lake is close enough to Everett and Interstate 5 to be accessible, but remote enough to be a convenient getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of  city life.

Fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout and excellent fisheries for resident Largemouth Bass up to 4 pounds, Yellow Perch averaging 8 inches, and Brown Bullhead Catfish averaging 10 inches. 

The WDFW access on the southeast corner, across from Storm Lake, has a toilet and limited parking. Flowing Lake Park at Leckie's Beach (Snohomish County Parks) on the north shore has a boat launch, paved parking and space for shore/dock fishing.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Small fishing pier at WDFW access and large fishing pier at the public park

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 130.60 ac.
Elevation: 529 ft.
Center: 47.947196, -121.987578
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FLOWING LK (SNOH)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 8, 2024 Rainbow 2,900 2.5 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2024 Rainbow 2,760 2.3 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
May 10, 2023 Rainbow 4,018 2.11 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 4, 2023 Rainbow 4,545 2.25 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
May 18, 2022 Rainbow 2,665 2.6 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
May 10, 2022 Rainbow 3,062 2.5 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 15, 2022 Rainbow 4,512 2.5 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
May 10, 2021 Rainbow 2,928 1.83 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2021 Rainbow 4,515 2.15 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
May 26, 2020 Rainbow 1,600 2 TOKUL CR 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

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

Brown bullhead

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.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year