Vance Creek Pond 1 (Bowers Lake)
 "Bowers Lake" also called Vance Creek Pond # 1 (the first pond on the north side of Wenzel Slough road just east of Lake Inez) is open only to juveniles, seniors, and holders of disability and a reduced-fee license or designated harvester cards. 

This lake is stocked multiple times annually with Rainbow Trout to provide consistent fishing action. 


Fishing Prospects Calendar

Rainbow troutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo Opportunity
Fishing Expectation


Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Largemouth bass
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Grays Harbor County
Lake Acreage: 36.3
Elevation: 24 feet
Westside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout 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.

Locate Locate this lake
This feature shows the general location of the selected body of water. Directions may not include routes to boat launches or other water access sites. Check below for access sites or read the description for specific access information. Please do not trespass on private property.
Two-Pole Fishing NOT allowed

Special Fishing Restrictions

  • Juvenile or Disability w/Reduced Fee License Only for this lake

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports