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Nahwatzel Lake

Nahwatzel Lake is open year-round for fishing, and is stocked each spring and fall exclusively with larger rainbow trout averaging a pound a piece.  But it also receives larger rainbows from 3 to 8 pounds each, making it a great destination for quality trout fishing in Mason County.

Fall plants into Nahwatzel make it a great fall fishery but also a fine winter opportunity.



Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Largemouth bassNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Rainbow troutNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthNo Opportunity
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Fishing Expectation

Excellent

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Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Coastal cutthroat

Lake Information

Mason County
Lake Acreage: 280.2
Elevation: 456 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

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Fish Plants & Stocking Reports