Twin Lake - Big

Twin 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.

The DNR access site has a primitive ramp and a closed gate requires a short walk to the lake after mid-June. Internal combustion engines are prohibited by county ordinance.  

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - accessible along the shoreline surrounding the WDFW access

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Mason
Acreage: 14.90 ac.
Elevation: 397 ft.
Center: 47.483937, -122.95104
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: TWIN LKS (MASO)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Mar 29, 2023 Rainbow 763 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Mar 29, 2022 Rainbow 700 2.65 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 6, 2021 Rainbow 760 2.27 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 28, 2020 Rainbow 750 2.2 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 1, 2019 Rainbow 760 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 2, 2018 Rainbow 760 2.5 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 12, 2017 Rainbow 760 2.35 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 6, 2016 Rainbow 700 2.35 EELLS SPRINGS
May 5, 2015 Cutthroat 300 2.4 EELLS SPRINGS
Apr 22, 2015 Rainbow 785 2.5 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

Brown bullhead

Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking before the spawning period in May and June. Fishing may pick up in early Fall, followed by a decrease in action as waters cool. Winter is a difficult time to target this species.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year