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Chain Lake
Photo of Chain LakeThree miles north of Monroe. Open to fishing year-round. Fishing opportunities include catchable-size rainbow trout that are stocked in the spring, black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish and largemouth bass. Due to limited space along the gravel ramp, the WDFW does not recommended that boats be launched from trailers (http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_access/), but the ramp is ideal for car toppers. Gasoline-powered motors are not allowed.

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Species you might catch

Black crappie
Largemouth bass

Lake Information

Snohomish County
Lake Acreage: 21.3
Elevation: 397 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

WDFW Water Access Sites

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports