Devereaux Lake

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Devereaux Lake is a moderately deep lake surrounded mostly by forest.  It provides excellent rainbow trout fishing close to Allyn and Belfair with some kokanee as well.  Large cutthroat trout lurk in the deeper water and feed on kokanee.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - at WDFWaccess site

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 98.10 ac.
Elevation: 213 ft.
Center: 47.405965, -122.848095
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: DEVEREAUX LK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 21, 2021 Rainbow 2,693 2.33 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 14, 2021 Rainbow 100 0.25 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 17, 2020 Cutthroat 100 0.72 EELLS SPRINGS
Aug 25, 2020 Rainbow 1,185 14 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 30, 2020 Rainbow 3,048 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 22, 2020 Rainbow 2,899 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Feb 10, 2020 Rainbow 100 0.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 26, 2019 Cutthroat 105 0.69 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 18, 2019 Rainbow 7,000 2.43 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 15, 2019 Rainbow 100 0.2 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

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year