Gissburg Ponds (North)

This excellent fishing opportunity for both adults and children seeking to fish before or after work or for famililes interested in picknicking for a few hours. Fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout and Channel Catfish, and small resident Largemouth Bass and Pumpkinseed Sunfish.

The ponds are located about five miles north of Marysville at Gissburg Twin Lakes County Park (Snohomish County Parks) where there is ample space to fish from the shore or launch small non-trailered watercraft.

The north pond (North Gissburg/Twin) is open only to juveniles (under 15 years of age). South Gissburg/Twin is open to all legal anglers.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Juvenile anglers only

Shoreline access: Good - 100% shoreline access at Twin Lakes County Park.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 25.30 ac.
Elevation: 113 ft.
Center: 48.142131, -122.191541
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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

Bluegill

Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. 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 in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Channel catfish

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in June and July. 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

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