Fishing at
Benson Lake Mason County


Benson Lake is a freshwater lake located in Mason County, Washington. At an elevation of 233 ft. and 79.8 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Benson Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 79.8 acres
Elevation: 233 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Benson Lake
Shoreline Access: Good


Benson Lake Stocking Reports

Benson Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 1.67 lbs. This year so far, there has been 2 stockings of rainbow at an average of 0.4 lbs. In the past, Benson Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 0.43 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 3, 2022 1000 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
April 4, 2022 5995 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 4, 2021 1010 Rainbow @ 0.48lbs
April 19, 2021 2195 Rainbow @ 0.44lbs
April 19, 2021 2195 Rainbow @ 0.43lbs
May 1, 2020 3070 Rainbow @ 0.47lbs
April 24, 2020 2800 Rainbow @ 0.46lbs
May 10, 2017 1065 Rainbow @ 0.36lbs
April 13, 2017 100 Rainbow @ 1.67lbs
April 13, 2017 5600 Rainbow @ 0.4lbs
May 10, 2016 35 Rainbow @ 1.67lbs
April 19, 2016 131 Rainbow @ 1.49lbs
April 19, 2016 5640 Rainbow @ 0.42lbs


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Benson Lake Fish Species

Benson Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout. There is also a chance to catch largemouth bass throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass

Benson Lake Fishing Reports

An modestly traveled lake, there has been some successful reports by anglers at Benson Lake over the past few years.

Anglers reported the most success with largemouth bass. Rainbow trout is also a popular species to fish for at Benson Lake.


Benson Lake - Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips

At Benson Lake, the best time for catching largemouth bass is morning. Anglers also reported success with largemouth bass around afternoon. Top fishing from boat and bottom fishing from boat are the common and successful methods used at Benson Lake to catch largemouth bass.




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Nearby Lakes Similar to Benson Lake

There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Benson Lake, including Trails End Lake, Spencer Lake, Devereaux Lake, Phillips Lake and Lake Maggie.

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Mason County
3.4 mi. away
73 acres
elevation: 304 ft.

Trails End Lake

Stocking:
September 26, 2022 - Rainbow - 700 @ 1.02lbs
September 26, 2022 - Rainbow - 175 @ 1lbs

For October:
Rainbow trout Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Mason County
5.3 mi. away
212.4 acres
elevation: 175 ft.

Somewhat Popular

Spencer Lake

Stocking:
September 26, 2022 - Rainbow - 4235 @ 1.03lbs
May 2, 2022 - Rainbow - 2646 @ 0.41lbs

For October:
Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Mason County
5.9 mi. away
98.1 acres
elevation: 213 ft.

Devereaux Lake

Stocking:
April 11, 2022 - Rainbow - 7068 @ 0.42lbs
January 12, 2022 - Rainbow - 100 @ 4.55lbs

For October:
Kokanee Yellow perch Rainbow trout Largemouth bass Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

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Mason County
6.2 mi. away
106.5 acres
elevation: 192 ft.

Phillips Lake

Stocking:
May 3, 2022 - Rainbow - 1000 @ 0.4lbs
April 19, 2022 - Rainbow - 4015 @ 0.45lbs

For October:
Bluegill Rainbow trout Largemouth bass

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Mason County
6.7 mi. away
22.5 acres
elevation: 353 ft.

Lake Maggie

Stocking:
May 5, 2022 - Rainbow - 300 @ 0.42lbs
April 12, 2022 - Rainbow - 1400 @ 0.43lbs

For October:
Rainbow trout

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