Shaw Lake

This is the uppermost named lake in the three-lake series ending with Wallace Lake in Wallace Falls State Park (Washington State Parks), near Gold Bar. Open to fishing year-round. This is an excellent opportunity to catch cutthroat trout that grow up to 16 inches long.

Access to the lake is challenging (especially in the winter) because it is located at 2,075 feet above sea-level and the old logging grades have grown over with vegetation.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline undeveloped.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 5.40 ac.
Elevation: 2024 ft.
Center: 47.93291, -121.693691
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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

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