Outdoors

Whistle Lake

This old reservoir is now a nice out-of-the-way fishing hole, but is not known for its big fish. It receives recurrent plants of cutthroat fry but may be better plumbed for bass and perch. If there are surviving cutts, here they are probably lunkers.

Season: Year-round.

Angler amenities: A series of trails loop Whistle providing access to pop-in points on the lake's shore for anglers.

Surface area: 29 acres.

Stocking for 2008: None.

In the catch: Cutthroat trout, largemouth bass and yellow perch.

Special rules: None.

Boat launch: None, walk-in belly or pontoon launch at north end.

Getting there: Take Interstate 5 south to Burlington then go west on Highway 20 into Anacortes. When you get to Commercial Avenue turn left and drive south uphill and south on O Avenue. Turn left on Haddon Road and drive east to Whistle Lake Road, then go south to the gate.

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