Smelling Lake

Located about four miles southeast of Granite Falls. Open to fishing year-round, but access is often restricted in the spring by snowpack. To access the lake anglers must hike or bike a little over 3 miles on a logging road. Once there, they will find fair-to-good fishing for resident Cutthroat and Eastern Brook Trout, typically 8 to 11 inches long. This lake has unusual depth for a small lake, surveyed at 107 feet deep.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Three-mile hike to undeveloped lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 6.90 ac.
Elevation: 878 ft.
Center: 48.059194, -121.876985
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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