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Lake Samish
Photo of Lake Samish

About 6.5 miles southeast of Bellingham. Open to fishing year-round. Fishing opportunities include kokanee that are stocked as spring-fry, largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and cutthroat trout. Check the regulations pamphlet for a special size and catch limit on cutthroat trout. Fishing is best in early-June and September. Chumming is not permitted.

There is a WDFW access (http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_access/) with toilet and boat launch on the east side.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Coastal cutthroatPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
KokaneePoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Largemouth bassPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Smallmouth bassFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
Yellow perchFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
LEGEND
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: 809.9
Elevation: 274 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