Sixteen Lake

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Two miles east of Conway, about half a mile north of Highway SR-534. Sixteen is well know for exciting fishing for stocked Rainbow Trout and resident Largemouth Bass in a quiet setting. 

This lake is one of only four waters in Skagit 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, can be an ideal time as fish that have been growing all summer become more active around the lake with cooler temperatures.

The WDFW access has a boat launch and toilets.  

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - WDFW access only

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skagit
Acreage: 43.30 ac.
Elevation: 428 ft.
Center: 48.344219, -122.288796
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: SIXTEEN LK (SKAG)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 19, 2023 Rainbow 1,250 2.5 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 18, 2023 Rainbow 4,513 2.5 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 979 2.2 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 50 0.5 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 4,810 2 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2021 Rainbow 4,884 2.2 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2021 Rainbow 1,368 2.4 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 3,833 2.1 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 29, 2020 Rainbow 2,226 2.1 ARLINGTON HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2019 Rainbow 6,002 2.2 MARBLEMOUNT HATCHERY

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


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