Fishing at
Lake Shoecraft Snohomish County

Lake Shoecraft is a large freshwater lake located in Snohomish County, Washington. At an elevation of 328 ft. and 131.7 acres, it's home to several species of fish, including yellow perch, black crappie, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. Lake Shoecraft provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 131.7 acres
Elevation: 328 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Shoecraft Lake
WDFW Access: Yes
Shoreline Access: Good

Lake Shoecraft Stocking Reports

Lake Shoecraft has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 0.45 lbs. This year so far, there has been 1 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.43 lbs. In the past, Lake Shoecraft stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.43 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
March 30, 2021 5026 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
April 14, 2020 5698 Rainbow @ 0.45lbs
March 14, 2017 7073 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 3, 2016 2016 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs
March 23, 2016 5038 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs

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Lake Shoecraft Fish Species

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

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

Lake Shoecraft Fishing Reports

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

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

Lake Shoecraft - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Lake Shoecraft, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around afternoon. Popular baits used include worms and power bait for rainbow trout. Trolling and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Lake Shoecraft to catch rainbow trout.

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Nearby Lakes Similar to Lake Shoecraft

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Lake Shoecraft, including Crabapple Lake, Lake Ki, Martha Warm Beach, Sunday Lake and Lake Goss.

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April 22, 2021 - Rainbow - 3050 @ 0.4lbs
May 3, 2020 - Rainbow - 2600 @ 0.5lbs

For May:
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April 21, 2021 - Rainbow - 5772 @ 0.42lbs

For May:
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April 17, 2020 - Rainbow - 3012 @ 0.42lbs

For May:
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Sunday Lake

For May:
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April 14, 2021 - Rainbow - 3843 @ 0.48lbs
April 30, 2020 - Rainbow - 4001 @ 0.48lbs

For May:
Rainbow trout Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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