Fishing at
Nahwatzel Lake Mason County


Nahwatzel Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Mason County, Washington. At an elevation of 456 ft. and 280.2 acres, it's home to a couple species of fish, including rainbow trout, largemouth bass and coastal cutthroat trout (resident). Nahwatzel Lake provides good shoreline access and a boat launch.

Stocked Fish: Rainbow
Lake Size: 280.2 acres
Elevation: 456 ft.
Boat Launch: Yes (1)
Nahwatzel Lake
Shoreline Access: Good


Nahwatzel Lake Stocking Reports

Nahwatzel Lake has been historically stocked with rainbow. The largest rainbow ever stocked is 5 lbs. This year so far, there has been 8 stockings of rainbow at an average of 1.07 lbs. In the past, Nahwatzel Lake stocked tens of thousands of rainbow averaging 1.23 lbs.

Date Quantity Fish
May 2, 2022 2995 Rainbow @ 1lbs
May 2, 2022 1000 Rainbow @ 1lbs
May 2, 2022 1397 Rainbow @ 0.79lbs
May 2, 2022 1000 Rainbow @ 1lbs
May 2, 2022 2995 Rainbow @ 1lbs
May 2, 2022 1397 Rainbow @ 0.79lbs
April 22, 2022 210 Rainbow @ 3.7lbs
April 1, 2022 405 Rainbow @ 3.13lbs
October 15, 2021 250 Rainbow @ 1.52lbs
October 15, 2021 7500 Rainbow @ 1.52lbs
October 8, 2021 250 Rainbow @ 1.52lbs
October 8, 2021 7500 Rainbow @ 1.52lbs
October 1, 2021 250 Rainbow @ 1.52lbs
September 28, 2021 400 Rainbow @ 1.11lbs
September 27, 2021 1700 Rainbow @ 1.08lbs
September 24, 2021 250 Rainbow @ 0.67lbs
April 6, 2021 5369 Rainbow @ 0.77lbs
April 2, 2021 605 Rainbow @ 3.57lbs
April 2, 2021 605 Rainbow @ 3.57lbs
October 6, 2020 250 Rainbow @ 0.57lbs
October 5, 2020 250 Rainbow @ 0.57lbs
October 2, 2020 250 Rainbow @ 0.57lbs
October 1, 2020 250 Rainbow @ 0.57lbs
September 29, 2020 2100 Rainbow @ 1.15lbs
May 18, 2020 150 Rainbow @ 5lbs
April 20, 2020 5370 Rainbow @ 0.83lbs
April 13, 2020 200 Rainbow @ 4lbs
April 5, 2020 200 Rainbow @ 4lbs
April 4, 2020 200 Rainbow @ 4lbs
October 4, 2017 2100 Rainbow @ 1.09lbs
October 3, 2017 1000 Rainbow @ 1.75lbs
April 11, 2017 5360 Rainbow @ 0.77lbs
March 18, 2017 610 Rainbow @ 4lbs
March 26, 2016 300 Rainbow @ 3.45lbs
March 14, 2016 5360 Rainbow @ 0.77lbs
March 12, 2016 300 Rainbow @ 3.45lbs


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Nahwatzel Lake Fish Species

Nahwatzel Lake provides excellent opportunities for rainbow trout as well as good opportunities for largemouth bass. There is also a chance to catch coastal cutthroat trout (resident) throughout the year.


January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rainbow trout
Largemouth bass
Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Nahwatzel Lake Fishing Reports

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

Anglers reported the most success with rainbow trout. Largemouth bass is also a popular species to fish for at Nahwatzel Lake.


Nahwatzel Lake - Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

At Nahwatzel Lake, the best time for catching rainbow trout is morning. Anglers also reported success with rainbow trout around noon. Popular baits used include power bait and worms for rainbow trout. Bottom fishing from boat and trolling are the common and successful methods used at Nahwatzel Lake to catch rainbow trout.




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There are a number of similar sized lakes relatively close to Nahwatzel Lake, including Lost Lake, Island Lake, Isabella Lake, Lake Kokanee and Lake Limerick.

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For August:
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For August:
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