Howell Lake

Howell Lake is one of a number of small, fundeveloped lakes located in the Tahuya State forest.  The lake is stocked in April with catchable-size (10"-12") rainbow trout.

The DNR access site has a primitive ramp and a closed gate requires a short walk to the lake after mid-June.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Lake may be accessed from several good locations from a trail.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 9.30 ac.
Elevation: 454 ft.
Center: 47.430345, -122.991059
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: HOWELL LK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 1, 2014 Rainbow 40 0.33 EELLS SPRINGS
Jun 6, 2013 Rainbow 251 1.9 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 9, 2013 Rainbow 700 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 20, 2013 Rainbow 10 0.29 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 11, 2012 Rainbow 600 2.55 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 9, 2012 Rainbow 10 0.4 EELLS SPRINGS
May 10, 2011 Rainbow 144 3 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2011 Rainbow 13 0.27 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2011 Rainbow 156 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
May 14, 2010 Rainbow 102 3 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