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Spring Chinook Drano Lake Fishing Guide

As a Drano Lake Fishing Guide I have to say, Drano Lake is a great place to fish in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge on the Washington side of the ColumbiaRiver, which is fed by the Little White Salmon River. Drano Lake is known for its great Salmon & Steelhead fishing, starting the 1st of April and it will fish into November. Drano Lake is a cold water heaven for Spring Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and Fall Salmon (Fall Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon). All these fish seek cold water when the Columbia River is running at a higher temperature. The Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon is probably the most sought-after species of fish for Drano Lake Fishing.

Most Drano Lake fishing guide I start Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing at mid-April after the lower Columbia River has closed for Spring Chinook Salmon retention. These Spring Chinook Salmon seem to fight harder than other Spring Salmon, maybe it’s the still water in Drano Lake. To catch Drano Lake Spring Chinook Salmon I use many different techniques to entice Spring Chinook Salmon, which seems to vary each day.

Once the Spring Chinook Salmon fishing has slowed down I leave Drano Lake to find Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon, most of the time this is downstream of the Bonneville Dam. Just because I leave to fish Columbia River Summer Chinook Salmon doesn’t mean that Drano Lake Fishing is done!!!

Summer Steelhead should be trickling into Drano Lake when Spring Chinook Salmon fishing starts to slow down. A lot of Steelhead are caught Drano Lake Fishing, mid-June and will continue to being caught into October. Drano Lake Steelhead fishing is a blast, during the day or night. My favorite time to fish summer Steelhead is at night that is just my personal preference. There are many different techniques to Drano Lake Fishing for Steelhead and some techniques seem to do better than others.

Around the 1st of September you will see a mix of anglers Drano Lake Fishing. Some of these anglers will be Steelhead fishing, and others will be Fall Salmon Fishing. Drano Lake Fishing for Fall Chinook Salmon is done during the day and can be excellent fishing.

Drano Lake Fishing is another go to fishery for Salmon and Steelhead, within an hour drive from PDX and seems to be a popular destination for those on the “East Side“.  If you are looking for a Drano Lake Fishing Guide keep me in mind, this is my most popular spring Chinook fishery and I do fill up quick so don’t hesitate to CONTACT ME to book your next trip.


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