Lake Inez (Vance Creek Pond #2)

"Lake Inez" also called Vance Creek Pond # 2 ( the second pond on the north side of Wenzel Slough road and just west of Bowers Lake) is open to all anglers.  Planted with 10 - 14 inch rainbow trout in April and May. "Quality trout" that average 4 - 6 pounds each, reared through a cooperative project between Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force and WDFW are also planted.

 Some Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch are also harvestable during the warmer months.

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Shoreline access is good around most of the pond. A single lane boat ramp is located in the southwest corner.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Grays Harbor
Acreage: 15.70 ac.
Elevation: 24 ft.
Center: 46.993904, -123.422798
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Catchable fish plants

Release Location: VANCE CR ADLT PD 22.0478
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 20, 2023 Rainbow 500 2.2 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
Apr 19, 2023 Rainbow 150 0.4 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
Mar 31, 2023 Rainbow 205 0.33 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
Mar 30, 2023 Rainbow 500 2.2 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
Mar 29, 2023 Rainbow 100 0.43 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 27, 2022 Rainbow 250 0.25 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
May 25, 2022 Rainbow 1,000 1.7 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
May 4, 2022 Rainbow 103 0.3 LK ABERDEEN HATCHERY
Apr 22, 2022 Rainbow 200 0.27 SATSOP SPRINGS PONDS
Apr 19, 2022 Rainbow 150 0.35 LK ABERDEEN 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

Largemouth bass

Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Yellow perch

Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year