Lake Shannon

This Baker River reservoir is located just north of Concrete. Expect good fishing for Kokanee. Chumming is permitted. Check the regulations pamphlet for size restrictions. The lake is closed to the taking of all bull trout/Dolly Varden. Puget Sound Energy provides public access, with a difficult gravel boat launch.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Undeveloped shoreline.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skagit
Acreage: 2060.00 ac.
Elevation: 407 ft.
Center: 48.562399, -121.734075
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Fishing prospects calendar

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year