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Deer Lake
One mile west of Clinton on Whidbey Island.  Trout fishing is good to very good for stocked catchable-size Rainbow Trout early in the season. Patient anglers who are willing to invest some time can catch carry-over rainbows or Coatsal Cutthroat Trout ranging from 13 to 15 inches. Quality-size Largemouth Bass are also present. Deer Lake has a WDFW access on the northeast corner of the lake with a gravel boat ramp and parking area.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Coastal cutthroatNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Largemouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
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

Island County
Lake Acreage: 81.7
Elevation: 356 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

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