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.
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.