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Lake Padden
Photo of Lake Padden

Located in the center of Lake Padden Park (City of Bellingham). Open to fishing from the 4th Saturday in April to October 31. Fishing should be outstanding for catchable-size rainbow trout that are stocked in the spring and fair for coastal cutthroat trout (stocked as fall-fingerlings).

This lake has some of the best shore access in western Washington, and is a wonderful place to bring the kids for safe shoreline fishing. There is a boat launch, but gasoline motors are not allowed.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Coastal cutthroatNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - 2nd half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
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Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Lake Information

Whatcom County
Lake Acreage: 147.7
Elevation: 450 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

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports