Fishing at
Chain Lake Snohomish County

Chain Lake is a freshwater lake located in Snohomish County, Washington. At an elevation of 397 ft. and 21.3 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including black crappie, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Chain Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 21.3 acres
Elevation: 397 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Chain Lake
Shoreline Access: Good

Chain Lake Stocking Reports

Chain Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.54 lbs. In the past, Chain Lake stocked thousands of rainbow averaging 0.45 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 15, 2023 1050 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 16, 2022 1138 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 11, 2021 1045 Rainbow @ 0.54lbs
May 19, 2020 1102 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
May 1, 2017 1008 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
May 2, 2016 1208 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs

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Chain Lake Map

Chain Lake Fish Species

Chain Lake provides good opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch black crappie, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish throughout the year.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Black crappie
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Chain Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Chain Lake.

A list of the best bait to use for stocked rainbow trout.

Chain Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

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

Chain Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Chain Lake is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Anglers often fish by trolling with fly and trolling for rainbow trout.

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Chain Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Chain Lake, including Wagner Lake, Tye Lake, Panther Lake, Temple Pond 2 and Temple Pond 1.

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Snohomish County
2.3 mi. away
19.4 acres
elevation: 314 ft.

Wagner Lake

April 20, 2023 - Rainbow - 2125 @ 0.4lbs
April 20, 2022 - Rainbow - 740 @ 0.5lbs

For April:
Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Snohomish County
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elevation: 29 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Tye Lake

November 22, 2023 - Rainbow - 750 @ 1lbs
November 16, 2023 - Rainbow - 1200 @ 1lbs

For April:
Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Snohomish County
3.5 mi. away
45.4 acres
elevation: 459 ft.

Panther Lake

March 26, 2024 - Rainbow - 1500 @ 0.4lbs
March 22, 2023 - Rainbow - 1500 @ 0.4lbs

For April:
Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Snohomish County
4.9 mi. away
4.6 acres
elevation: 316 ft.

Temple Pond 2

For April:
Cutthroat trout

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Snohomish County
5.2 mi. away
10.9 acres
elevation: 459 ft.

Temple Pond 1

For April:
Cutthroat trout Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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