Sunday Lake

Sunday Lake is located in the lower Stillaguamish watershed about 4 miles east of Stanwood.  The fish community is dominated by Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, and Largemouth Bass as is typical in many lowland lakes in western Washington.  This is an ideal place for light-tackle anglers of all experience levels to hone their skills on Yellow Perch up to 10 inches and the occasional lunker Largemouth Bass.

The WDFW boat ramp on the north shore of the lake does not accommodate trailered boats, but is ideal for car-toppers, canoes and inflatables.

 

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: None -

WDFW water access areas on this lake

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Snohomish
Acreage: 38.30 ac.
Elevation: 215 ft.
Center: 48.229399, -122.257839
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Fishing prospects calendar

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish are ubiquitous in most lowland lakes and readily caught year-round. Fishing is best in the spring and summer, peaking during the spawn in June. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season to catch Pumpkinseed, but persistent anglers can find nice-sized schools offshore.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

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