Fort Borst Park Pond

2024 Trout Derby

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The lake is located in Fort Borst Park in Centralia.  It is an old gravel pit managed for catchable rainbow and warmwater species.

The lake is stocked with catchable rainbow in late December/January and stocked again prior to the April opener with catchable rainbow and triploids.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Lake has a grass shoreline, but steep banks.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Lewis
Acreage: 4.90 ac.
Elevation: 178 ft.
Center: 46.723118, -122.978059
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: FORT BORST PRK LK (LEWI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 17, 2024 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Apr 9, 2024 Rainbow 3,120 2.6 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Feb 6, 2024 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Nov 22, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 1 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Nov 21, 2023 Rainbow 1,000 1 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Apr 20, 2023 Rainbow 2,970 2.7 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Jan 10, 2023 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY
Nov 21, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 1 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Apr 6, 2022 Rainbow 3,105 2.7 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Jan 25, 2022 Rainbow 2,000 2.3 GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

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


Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


Fort Borst Lake
Photo by WDFW