South Bend Mill Pond

South Bend Mill pond is open year-round for Juvenile anglers only (under 15 years old), and is stocked in April with 8 - 10 inch rainbow trout.

Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Special fishing restrictions:

  • Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

Shoreline access: Good - Good access around this small old mill pond.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pacific
Acreage: 2.40 ac.
Elevation: 22 ft.
Center: 46.670528, -123.818763
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: MILL PD (PACI)
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
May 16, 2023 Rainbow 137 1.6 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
Apr 11, 2023 Rainbow 400 2.3 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
May 18, 2022 Rainbow 170 1.7 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2022 Rainbow 403 2.3 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
Apr 13, 2021 Rainbow 338 2.6 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
May 20, 2020 Rainbow 200 2.1 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
May 4, 2020 Rainbow 400 2.4 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
May 15, 2019 Rainbow 200 2 FORKS CREEK HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2019 Rainbow 1 0.25 NEMAH HATCHERY
Apr 3, 2019 Rainbow 400 2.8 FORKS CREEK 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