July 2, 2022

Drano Lake Fishing Report

Spring has arrived in the Lewis-Clark Valley and it has us eager to get after our warm weather species. Dates are starting to fill for Walleye, Sturgeon, Bass and Spring Salmon. Cast away your wintertime blues with a fishing trip this spring.

Drano Lake Spring Chinook – we still have a few dates left for our one and only spring chinook fishery. WDFW has cut this season short as well as shut most other fisheries down so we expect seats to go fast.

Walleye & Salmon Fishing Report

Walleye – The walleye bite has begun and will be getting better as we continue to see water temps warm. The fish are pre-spawn right now making them very aggressive as they make their way into their spawning beds. This is the time of year where we catch our largest fish. We consider early spring our “trophy” time. Don’t wait too long if catching a monster walleye is on your list, once these fish begin to spawn they become more difficult to catch. Once spawning is over we will continue to catch great numbers of both “eating” size and a few “trophy” sized fish.

We fish the Snake River and the Columbia River. To book your trip click the button below:

Drano Lake Spring Chinook – We will be fishing Drano Lake along the Columbia River starting April 20 and will be there until May 10. This can be a great “catching” fishery where we intercept fish returning to one of the most successful hatcheries (Little White Salmon) as well as upriver fish passing through. We troll a variety of set-ups. The forecast for this run is up slightly from the actual return of 2019, the 2020 forecasted return is 4,600. This will be one of our only Columbia River spring Chinook offerings this year.

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