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 parkWDFW water access areas on this lake
Species you might catch
Acreage: 130.60 ac.
Elevation: 529 ft.
Center: 47.947196, -121.987578
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.
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 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.