Map of Crater Lake (near Darrington)

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Fishing Hot Spots near Crater Lake

  "Went to Little Pilchuck with a 3 wt rod and tiny flies every cast I had a bite. The trout were in the 3 to 4 inch range. I will go back to look for the bigger fish...." Little Pilchuck Creek

  "Caught one cutthroat almost as soon as my line hit bottom. Night before I caught two in 15 minutes...." Slide Lake

  "Don't think there was ever any fish in this lake, too shallow frozen solid in winter. Just looked at satellite photo, lake is completely dry! Too bad. it was a beautiful..." Dixie Lake

  "A small run of winter steelhead can be found in this small river. Machias Road hollos the river north out of Snohomish. The best fishing is December through February..." Pilchuck River

  "A popular river throughout the year, the Snoqualmie River offers decent fishing. The best fishing is on private land (of course) so the most successful anglers are also..." Snoqualmie River

  "This very pretty easy to reach fishery offers brown and rainbow trout which can grow up to 20+ inches but are usually 12-16 inches. The trout are plentiful thanks to fly..." Pass Lake

  "I've had good luck fishing the fallen trees and drop offs on the west side of the lake with spinners, Rapalas, little cleos, powerbait, soft plastics, and the usual wet..." Lake Janus

  "Independence Lake might not be the best fishery in the area but that doesn't mean you can't have fun catching the 6-10 inch brook trout found here. Try fishing with..." Independence Lake

  "Located about three miles N.W. of the town of Concrete, Grandy Lake covers 56 acres and reaches depths of 15ft. However, most of the lake is really shallow and weedy...." Grandy Lake

  "Don't expect Gorge Lake to yield any super impressive fishing but you can find enough decent trout swimming around the lake to warrant a trip out here. Be warned though,..." Gorge Lake

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About Fishing Hot Spots for Crater Lake near Darrington

So you're interested in fishing Crater Lake. As fishermen, we know there are times when our favorite spots are just not active so we built our Hot Spots feature to show you where the fish are biting in the area of Crater Lake. Now you'll know where catches are being recorded in the general area, and you can plan your day on the water. Check out our Fishing Times tab to determine when the fish will be most active. To find Crater Lake enter the 48.358173 latitude, and -121.306786 longitude coordinates into your GPS device or smart phone. If you need fishing tackle, or are looking for a fishing guide or fishing charter please visit Tackle, Guides, Charters