Spada Lake

This municipal reservoir eight miles north of Sultan offers dramatic scenery and a totally wild rainbow and cutthroat trout fishery (plus their hybrids). Open to fishing from the 4th Saturday in April to October 31. Check the regulation pamphlet as selective gear rules and special size restrictions are in effect for trout. All tributaries are closed to fishing. Brown bullhead catfish are also present in the lake, but successfully catching them is very limited because of the selective gear rules regulation.

Multiple boat ramps provide access for boat anglers and there are some camping sites available. Internal combustion motors are prohibited. Posted regulations are strictly enforced.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

Shoreline access: Good - Undeveloped Shoreline.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 1686.90 ac.
Elevation: 1454 ft.
Center: 47.974164, -121.639538
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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