Trails End Lake

2024 Trout Derby lake

Starting soon! For more information about how the trout derby works, important dates, and prizes, visit the 2024 Trout Derby page.

Trail's End Lake is open year-round for fishing. Cutthroat trout broodstock weighing about one pound each are stocked in March. The lake is stocked in April and May with catchable-size (10"-12") and some larger triploid rainbow trout. Fingerling (4-5") rainbow trout stocked last fall will have fed in the lake and grown larger and also contribute quality fish to the fishery.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - limited to the WDFW access area

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 73.00 ac.
Elevation: 304 ft.
Center: 47.380191, -122.888271
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: TRAILS END LK (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Jan 13, 2022 Rainbow 60 0.25 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 9, 2021 Cutthroat 50 0.7 EELLS SPRINGS
Sep 27, 2021 Rainbow 700 0.9 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 22, 2021 Rainbow 3,705 2.28 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 28, 2021 Rainbow 75 0.25 EELLS SPRINGS
Jan 7, 2021 Cutthroat 250 0.72 EELLS SPRINGS
Dec 4, 2020 Cutthroat 50 0.72 EELLS SPRINGS
Oct 5, 2020 Cutthroat 175 1.75 EELLS SPRINGS
Sep 30, 2020 Rainbow 700 0.98 EELLS SPRINGS
May 19, 2020 Rainbow 1,030 2.22 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