Fishing at
Ballinger Lake Snohomish County


Ballinger Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Snohomish County, Washington. At an elevation of 282 ft. and 100.7 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Ballinger Lake provides good shoreline access and fishing pier.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 100.7 acres
Elevation: 282 ft.
Boat Launch: None
Shoreline Access: Good
Fishing Piers: Yes


Ballinger Lake Stocking Reports

Ballinger Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.54 lbs. This year so far, there has been 5 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.7 lbs. In the past, Ballinger Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.59 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
November 21, 2022 1650 Rainbow @ 1.54lbs
October 10, 2022 1347 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
May 16, 2022 2222 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
May 10, 2022 3801 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
March 15, 2022 3816 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
November 1, 2021 1800 Rainbow @ 1lbs
March 29, 2021 8016 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
November 23, 2020 1493 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
November 2, 2020 1557 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
April 15, 2020 1408 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
April 15, 2020 6600 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 20, 2017 9051 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 3, 2016 2002 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 22, 2016 6408 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs


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Ballinger Lake Fish Species

Ballinger Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch yellow perch, black crappie, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Yellow perch
Black crappie
Rainbow trout
Brown bullhead
Largemouth bass
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Ballinger Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Ballinger Lake over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout is also a popular species to fish for at Ballinger Lake.


Ballinger Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Ballinger Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Popular baits used include power eggs and worms for rainbow trout. Bottom fishing from shore and trolling are the common and successful methods used at Ballinger Lake to catch rainbow trout.


Ballinger Lake - Cutthroat Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching cutthroat trout at Ballinger Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with cutthroat trout around all day. Worms and power eggs are the most common and successful baits used at Ballinger Lake to catch cutthroat trout. Anglers often fish by bottom fishing from shore and trolling for cutthroat trout.


Ballinger Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Ballinger Lake, the best time for catching largemouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around evening.




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For December:
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Stocking:
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For December:
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Stocking:
November 22, 2022 - Rainbow - 618 @ 1.54lbs
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For December:
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Snohomish County
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Stocking:
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For December:
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For December:
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