Fishing

Lowland lake fishing opens April 23-24

Lakes around Whatcom and Skagit counties to be stocked with trout
April 10, 2022 at 5:05 a.m.
Trout swim in the fish hatchery at Whatcom Falls on March 7. Lowland lake fishing opens April 23-24.
Trout swim in the fish hatchery at Whatcom Falls on March 7. Lowland lake fishing opens April 23-24. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)

By CDN Staff

Fishing enthusiasts will get their chance at freshly stocked lakes later this month when the lowland lakes season begins April 23-24. 

Lakes in Whatcom and Skagit counties are scheduled to be stocked with catchable trout this month and in May.

The daily limit for trout from lakes, ponds and reservoirs is five. The exceptions to this are Eastern brook trout with no limit and Kokanee with a limit of 10. 

Licenses are required for anyone 15 or older. An annual freshwater license costs $27.50 and is valid April 1 to March 31, 2023. 

Whatcom County lakes stock numbers

Lake
Stock
Stock Month
Cain Lake9,000April
Lake Padden20,000April
Silver Lake16,000April
Toad Lake5,000April
Squalicum Lake1,500May
Whatcom Falls Derby Pond1,000April-May


Skagit County lakes stock numbers

Lake
Stock
Stock Month
Clear Lake6,000April
Lake Erie12,400April
Grandy Lake5,300March-May
Heart Lake7,600April
Lake McMurray12,300April
Sixteen Lake5,700April
Vogler Lake1,000April
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