Wind River Fishing
Drano Lake Fishing

Wind River fishing and Drano Lake fishing are very hot during peak seasons. Fishing Guides from and other popular Washington fishing guide websites fish the Wind River and Drano Lake for Salmon and Steelhead as well as the Kalama River, The Lewis River, the Willamette River on the Oregon side of the Columbia River and the Columbia River from Astoria, Westport at Buoy 10 to Bonneville dam area.

Wind River fishing guides and Drano Lake fishing guides catch limits of Salmon and Steelhead on these popular Northwest rivers. They are Washington fishing guides who fish both Wind River and Drano Lake regularly as well as nearby areas of the columbia river and is knowledgeable about where the fish are in this area.

Fish the Wind River and Drano Lake with a local Wind River and Drano Lake fishing guide and catch Salmon and Steelhead. The secret  to catching Salmon and Steelhead on the Wind River and Drano Lake is to fish them day after day year after year until you know which fishing baits and fishing lures to use, "how to catch Salmon and Steelhead" when they are NOT biting. Fishing guides know know what to change on the slow days. When not fishing a Wind River and Drano Lake fishing guide is calling his friends to pick their brains and keep up on where the Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Spring Chinook, Upriver brights, and Fall Chinook are and what fishing baits and lures they are biting. is a Columbia River fishing guide service for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, and Kokanee. We fish the Drano Lake and Wind River and the Lewis River, Cowlitz river, Willamette River, and all the popular rivers of the Northwest including Buoy 10 in a state of the art boat with the top of the line gear and equipment.

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Dated Information Below Just to give an idea of some events at Drano Lake
  • Wind River Spring Chinook fishing is popular on Drano Lake

  • Spring chinook salmon fishing will open March 16 at Wind River and Drano Lake in the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Any spring chinook -- fin-clipped or not -- plus fin-clipped steelhead may be retained in the three mid-Columbia tributaries.

  • The limit is two fish, salmon or steelhead, per day.

  • Strong runs of spring chinook are anticipated back to the Wind and Little White Salmon rivers. State biologists are forecasting a return of 12,700 spring chinook to Wind River and 8,400 to the Little White Salmon.

  • In 2003, 21,600 spring chinook returned to the Wind and 10,800 to the Little White Salmon.

  • Fishing will be open daily March 16 through June 30 from boundary markers at the mouth of the Wind upstream to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls.

  • From 100 feet above Shipherd Falls upstream to 400 feet below Coffer dam and 100 feet above the Coffer dam to 800 yards downstream of the fis way at Carson National Fish Hatchery will be open May 1 through June 30.

  • Angling at Drano Lake will be open daily from March 16 through June 30, except on Wednesdays between April 14 and May 26. Wednesday closures are to accommodate commercial fishing by treaty Indians on Tuesday nights.

  • The boat ramp at Drano Lake is being rebuilt and is closed until April 1. During April and May, the ramp will be open with limited parking, said Tod LeFevre, assistant county engineer for Skamania County.

  • Spring chinook fishing will not be open in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia, except off the Oregon shore and upstream of the Tower Island power lines, 6 miles downstream of The Dalles Dam.

Thanks to Larry Jason for submitting the info above which he compiled from the Washington State Dept. Of Fish And Wildlife.

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