Fishing at
Lake Howard Snohomish County


Lake Howard is a freshwater lake located in Snohomish County, Washington. At an elevation of 242 ft. and 26.2 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including rainbow trout, largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Lake Howard provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 26.2 acres
Elevation: 242 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Howard Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Lake Howard Stocking Reports

Lake Howard has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.5 lbs. In the past, Lake Howard stocked thousands of rainbow averaging 0.46 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 3, 2020 3160 Rainbow @ 0.5lbs
April 13, 2016 3516 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs


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Lake Howard Fish Species

Lake Howard provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Lake Howard Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with largemouth bass. Rainbow trout is also a popular species to fish for at Lake Howard.


Lake Howard - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Lake Howard, the best time for catching largemouth bass is afternoon. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around evening. Bottom fishing from boat and top fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Lake Howard to catch largemouth bass.


Lake Howard - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

The most popular time for catching rainbow trout at Lake Howard is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around all day. Power bait and worms are the most common and successful baits used at Lake Howard to catch rainbow trout. Anglers often fish by trolling and bottom fishing from boat for rainbow trout.


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Nearby Lakes Similar to Lake Howard

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Lake Howard, including Martha Warm Beach, Crabapple Lake, Lake Loma, Sunday Lake and Gissburg Ponds (North).

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Snohomish County
1.1 mi. away
59.8 acres
elevation: 190 ft.

Martha Warm Beach

Stocking:
April 17, 2020 - Rainbow - 3012 @ 0.42lbs
June 27, 2017 - Rainbow - 1260 @ 0.67lbs

For April:
Brown trout Yellow perch Black crappie Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Snohomish County
3 mi. away
35.5 acres
elevation: 414 ft.

Crabapple Lake

Stocking:
May 3, 2020 - Rainbow - 2600 @ 0.5lbs
May 3, 2020 - Rainbow - 420 @ 0.48lbs

For April:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Snohomish County
3.8 mi. away
21.3 acres
elevation: 569 ft.

Lake Loma

Stocking:
March 29, 2021 - Rainbow - 1541 @ 0.43lbs
April 10, 2020 - Rainbow - 1500 @ 0.5lbs

For April:
Black crappie Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Snohomish County
5.9 mi. away
38.3 acres
elevation: 215 ft.

Sunday Lake

For April:
Yellow perch Brown bullhead Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Snohomish County
6.3 mi. away
25.3 acres
elevation: 113 ft.

Gissburg Ponds (North)

Stocking:
March 22, 2021 - Rainbow - 519 @ 0.43lbs
May 27, 2020 - Rainbow - 567 @ 0.56lbs

For April:
Bluegill Rainbow trout Channel catfish Largemouth bass Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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