WDFW Hosting Season-Long Fishing Derby; Several Area Lakes Included
Lowland Lake Trout Season is Here

Lowland lake trout season is here, and state wildlife staff have stocked tens of thousands of fish in Lewis County lakes.

And the season is even better this year, as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has released 700 tagged fish for their 2016 Fishing Derby, which is free to anyone with a valid fishing license from April 23 to September 6.

Seven lakes across Lewis County are part of the derby this year; click or tap on their names below for more information and a map to each.

Lowland Lakes:
Lake Scanewa
Mineral Lake
South Lewis County Park Pond
Davis Lake
Fort Borst Lake
Swofford Pond

Highland Lakes:
Knuppenburg Lake

According to WDFW, the agency is awarding more than $20,000 in prizes from more than 130 dealers across the state. Dealers in Lewis County include the following:

- Barrier Dam Campground, 273 Fuller Road, Salkum
- Mineral Market, 104 Front Street, Mineral
- Riverview Food Mart, 130 Cowlitz Street, Toledo
- Sunbird Shopping Center, 1757 N. National Avenue, Chehalis
- Blanton’s, 13040 U.S. Highway 12, Packwood
- Fischer’s Market, 9790 U.S. Highway 12, Randle

Remember that you need an active fishing license to fish Washington lakes, and you’ll need a WDFW Vehicle Access Pass to park at a WDFW-managed Water Access Site.

For more information on the lowland fishing season, head to the WDFW’s website. Here’s more information on their derby as well.