Hummel Lake

At the north end of Lopez Island, this lake is an ideal spot to pursue stocked rainbow trout and resident bluegill and largemouth bass.  The WDFW access at the north end of the lake provides a boat ramp with toilets.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access only

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: San Juan
Acreage: 34.30 ac.
Elevation: 102 ft.
Center: 48.519957, -122.890262
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: HUMMEL LK (SAN)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 8, 2024 Rainbow 1,122 2.2 WHITEHORSE POND
Apr 4, 2023 Rainbow 1,013 2.5 WHITEHORSE POND
Mar 23, 2022 Rainbow 1,008 2.4 WHITEHORSE POND
Mar 24, 2021 Rainbow 1,116 2.3 WHITEHORSE POND
Apr 22, 2020 Rainbow 1,000 2.1 WHITEHORSE POND
Mar 27, 2019 Rainbow 1,000 2.8 MARBLEMOUNT HATCHERY
Mar 28, 2018 Rainbow 1,000 2.6 MARBLEMOUNT HATCHERY
Mar 22, 2017 Rainbow 1,083 1.9 BELLINGHAM HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2016 Rainbow 2,000 1.8 BELLINGHAM HATCHERY
Apr 21, 2014 Rainbow 400 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL

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 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


Hummel Lake
Photo by WDFW