Recreation

Kids’ Fishing Days

These family-oriented, free event occur at Bennington Lake and Jubilee Lake each year. The Bennington Lake event occurs on the free fishing weekend each June. The Jubilee Lake event occurs around mid-July, after the road to Jubilee Lake is clear of snow.

At the events, each kid under age 14 receives a “goodie bag” with hooks, weights, and a bobber to get them started for the day. The bags also include coupons for an entry in the Casting Contest and for a free hot dog and pop.

New fishing poles and other prizes are given to raffle winners and as prizes for the Casting Contest and Biggest Fish Contest.

Jumbo Trout

Since 2010, we have partnered with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to provide the jumbo trout program. When this popular program was eliminated from WDFW’s budget, we agreed to provide the cost of fish food necessary to continue the program. Approximately 4,000 jumbo trout (rainbow trout 1.5-2 lbs each) are stocked each spring in more than 20 lakes in five different
counties in SE Washington. These fish are raised at WDFW’s Tucannon Hatchery in Columbia county.

The jumbo trout are in addition to nearly 240,000 catchable sized rainbow trout stocked by WDFW each spring.

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Fishing Reports, Stocking Reports & Fish Counts from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Current Washington Streamflow from USGS

River and Stream Flow Monitoring from Washington Department of Ecology

Salmon Enhancement Group