Dayton area fishing

Dayton and surrounding areas in Columbia County are home to some of the best fishing in the Pacific Northwest.  

-Launch your boat from Lyons Ferry for Catfish, Trout, bass, and other river Species on the Snake or Palouse Rivers.

-Fly fish Big Four Lake, the Touchet River and Tucannon River.

- Head lower Little Goose dam to test your skills versus a living dinosaur, the Sturgeon of or catch the Salmon runs.

Tucannon Lakes make for great get mini vacation with Camping areas and family friendly shore fishing.

Lyons Ferry where the Snake and the Palouse River meet.  Launch you boat from either Lyons Ferry Marina or Lyons Ferry State Park boat launch.   

Lyons Ferry where the Snake and the Palouse River meet.  Launch you boat from either Lyons Ferry Marina or Lyons Ferry State Park boat launch.   

Touchet River

 

The main Touchet River is formed by the confluence of the North Fork of the Touchet which originates in the vicinity of the Bluewood Ski and winds down through Dayton.  Easily accessible from down town, during the summer the Steel head and Rainbow trout run.

Tucannon Fish Hatcheries

The Tucannon Fish Hatchery is located adjacent to the Tucannon River. Adult spring Chinook are trapped and shipped to Tucannon FH and hauled to Lyons Ferry for spawning and rearing.

Lyons Ferry and Tucannon fish hatcheries also raise about 320,000 rainbow trout each year for stocking in low-land lakes in eastern Washington and a few streams in northern Idaho.

Tucannon Lakes

Tucannon Lakes are stocked with Rainbow Trout yearly by the Tucannon Fish hatcheries.  

Spring Lake, Rainbow Lake, Deer Lake, Watson Lake, Curl Lake, and Beaver Lake are bait and fly fishing lakes.  

Big Four Lake is a fly fishing only lake.  The Tucannon river that connects all of the lakes can also be fished.