Phillips Lake

Phillips Lake Lake s a very popular Opening Day lake and provides excellent fishing for rainbow trout throughout spring and early summer.  It is moderately developed with good boat access.  Its irregular shore line make it more difficult to fish but is does receive a plant of tripoid trout each spring.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - limited to area around boat launch

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 106.50 ac.
Elevation: 192 ft.
Center: 47.250767, -122.960191
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: PHILLIPS LK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 19, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 2.37 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 17, 2023 Rainbow 7,995 2.43 EELLS SPRINGS
May 3, 2022 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 4,015 2.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 18, 2022 Rainbow 4,000 2.22 EELLS SPRINGS
May 10, 2021 Rainbow 1,000 2.15 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 23, 2021 Rainbow 8,000 2.28 EELLS SPRINGS
May 14, 2020 Rainbow 3,003 2.25 EELLS SPRINGS
May 6, 2020 Rainbow 3,040 2 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 27, 2020 Rainbow 3,009 2.36 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

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


Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year