Are you looking for challenging fishing or the lazy variety? Both are
Stalk prehistoric dinosaurs called sturgeon below Bonneville Dam,
where fish run
as big as 14’. These are also world-class walleye waters, with both
legitimate culinary delights. Trout are everywhere in the Stevenson
area. The town
is bookended with the small lakes where trout are plentiful and willing.
Fly anglers may prefer a bit more solitude. No problem. The Gifford
Pinchot National Forest beckons to the north, with six million wilderness
And seemingly as many trout, hidden in streams and lakes throughout.
In spring and fall, expect big, brawling hookups with both salmon
Drano Lake and several local rivers host excellent runs. In fact,
some half a million salmon
pass by Stevenson in the Columbia River every year on their way to
grounds. But before you head this way, check your net. You’ll need
a big one.