Clara Lake / Don Lake

Clara Lake is one of several small lakes located on the Tahuya Peninsula.  It is remote and mostly surrounded by forest.  It fishes well for rainbow trout averaging a half pound each in spring and early summer.  This lakes is a great place to go on a weekday when you might get the whole lake to yourself.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - A large DNR access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 14.20 ac.
Elevation: 467 ft.
Center: 47.428232, -123.064159
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: CLARA LK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 22, 2023 Rainbow 260 2.35 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 12, 2023 Rainbow 850 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 26, 2023 Rainbow 20 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
May 5, 2022 Rainbow 255 2.38 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 11, 2022 Rainbow 877 2.31 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 25, 2022 Rainbow 20 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
May 5, 2021 Rainbow 255 2.1 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 12, 2021 Rainbow 391 2.29 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 12, 2021 Rainbow 391 2.35 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 21, 2021 Rainbow 20 0.25 EELLS SPRINGS

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year