Drano Lake is a sight to behold
Drano Lake is the perfect spot for anglers looking to hook a Chinook Salmon.
Drano Lake is a tributary of the Columbia River just downstream of Hood River, Oregon. It is located on the Washington side of the river and is fed by the Little White Salmon River. Drano Lake is a very popular destination for Salmon and Steelhead anglers. In the spring we fish Drano Lake for Chinook Salmon. To learn more check out our Drano Lake Fishing Report page.
Because of a local hatchery program located on the Little White Salmon, Drano Lake has one of the highest returning stocks of the prized spring Chinook salmon. Despite the entire Columbia River drainage being a one-fish limit, Drano Lake has always remained a two-fish limit.
During this fishery, we troll herring or prawns behind flashers. When the fish are in it is an easy catching fishery. Because this is such a popular destination coupled with a relatively small area to fish, boat control and placement are key to success. It is a very good idea to hire a guide here. Reel Time Fishing has spent many years perfecting this fishery and has dialed in our bait recipes conducive to this environment.