Gorge Lake

About 2.5 miles northeast of Newhalem. Open to fishing year-round. Expect fair fishing for rainbow trout in this Skagit River impoundment. Gorge Lake is closed to the taking of bull trout / Dolly Varden. Information on fishing and boating access can be found on the National Park Service website

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Undeveloped shoreline.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Whatcom
Acreage: 220.40 ac.
Elevation: 878 ft.
Center: 48.70045, -121.191189
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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