A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod


Spring and up-river bright fall Chinook salmon produced at the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery contributes significantly to the salmon harvested by sport fishers in the Columbia River, particularly in Drano Lake. Spring Chinook adults typically enter Drano Lake during late March thru May and fall Chinook can be found in Drano Lake as early as August until they make their push upstream to the hatchery in late October. A wheelchair-accessible fishing ramp and platform at Drano Lake provides enhanced fishing opportunities and a boat ramp provides easy access for launching into Drano Lake. An underwater viewing area and wildlife viewing opportunities are also available. Phone: (509) 538-2755.

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