Nine miles northwest of Marysville, Lake Howard is a good lake for boat-bound anglers to catch abundant stocked Rainbow Trout. Resident Coastal Cutthoat Trout and Largemouth Bass are also present.
This lake is one of only twelve waters in Snohomish County managed with a seasonal fishing closure. Spring catch rates for trout are highest early in the season and decline as fish are harvested and as warmer water temperatures force trout to seek areas of colder refuge. Fall is often overlooked by anglers, but can be an ideal time as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.
There is a WDFW access with toilet on the northwest shore.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - WDFW boat ramp only
Species you might catch
Acreage: 26.20 ac.
Elevation: 242 ft.
Center: 48.157036, -122.326473
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Catchable fish plants
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Apr 23, 2015||Rainbow||3,863||2.5||ARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2014||Rainbow||505||0.67||TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL|
|Apr 22, 2014||Rainbow||3,513||2.5||ARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|Apr 22, 2013||Rainbow||506||0.7||TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL|
|Apr 22, 2013||Rainbow||3,600||2.3||ARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|Apr 25, 2012||Rainbow||3,551||2.5||ARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|Apr 20, 2012||Rainbow||502||0.7||TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL|
|Mar 23, 2011||Rainbow||2,050||2||WHITEHORSE POND|
|Apr 7, 2010||Rainbow||2,117||1.7||BELLINGHAM HATCHERY|
|Mar 1, 2008||Rainbow||2,249||1.54||BELLINGHAM HATCHERY|