Pass Lake

Six miles south of Anacortes, along the northwest side of Highway SR-20. This trophy fly-fishing only, catch-and-release-only lake has a boat launch, but use of motors is prohibited.

Fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout averaging 15 inches with some up to 28 inches.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Fly fishing only for this lake

Shoreline access: Good - Undeveloped shoreline.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skagit
Acreage: 95.00 ac.
Elevation: 123 ft.
Center: 48.420344, -122.636058
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: PASS LK (SKAG)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jun 23, 2021 Rainbow 600 1 MARBLEMOUNT HATCHERY
May 11, 2021 Rainbow 996 2.4 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
May 20, 2020 Rainbow 339 2.1 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
May 1, 2019 Rainbow 606 2.2 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
May 22, 2014 Rainbow 162 0.67 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 28, 2013 Rainbow 162 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 25, 2012 Rainbow 162 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 4, 2011 Rainbow 162 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
May 26, 2010 Rainbow 162 0.7 TROUT LODGE COMMERCIAL
Apr 21, 2009 Rainbow 168 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

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