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Hayes Lake
Hayes Lake: This is the northernmost of the two ponds visible on the east side of I-5 driving through Centralia. Sometimes called Skookumchuck Lake or Slough, it is across the freewayfrom Fort Borst Park, and is connected by a channel to the Skookumchuck River. Size is about the same as Plummer Lake. Shore-fishing access is limited, but small hand-carried boats can be launched at a city park at the south end of Bridge Street (just past the Goodwill store). This pondis not stocked with trout, but has some largemouth bass and other warmwater gamefish. Most of the pond gets quite weedy by late summer, so spring and early summer is the best time to fish.
Since it is not listed in the Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet, it is open to fishing year-round.

Species you might catch

Largemouth bass

Lake Information

Lewis County
Lake Acreage: 16.5
Elevation: 168 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Warmwater emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


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Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports