The Skamania County is filled with lakes, streams and rivers that are great for fishing! To get you excited for your first day of this fishing adventure, make a stop at Bonneville Dam and checkout their underwater fish viewing windows to see what type of fishing are swimming up the Columbia River! Just a few miles west of the dam you can put a pole in the water at Ice House Lake to try and catch some trout. Stop by Andrew’s Pizza in Stevenson afterward for mouthwatering pizza and stromboli. They also feature all local microbrews on tap! The Rodeway Inn will be your headquarters for this trip – its where all the fishermen rest up.
Day two will start early with a stop at Gotta Hava Java in Stevenson for a hot cup of coffee and a fresh breakfast burrito. You’ll need it for your day on the Columbia River fishing for salmon or walleye. Upper Columbia Guide Service will take care of everything you need and their professional guides will guarantee a fun day of fishing. Dinner tonight is at Big River Grill to try one of their delicious salmon dishes.
On your last morning, you should try bank fishing at the mouth of the Wind River, which is only a mile from Wind Mountain Resort! The Crossing in Stevenson will take good care of you for lunch, with incredible panini sandwiches and homemade baked goods. Before you head back home, visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum to see how fishing was done back in the day. They have a replica of a Native American fish wheel and a statue of dip netting at a waterfall.