Swift Reservoir is a huge lake in Southwest Washington known for excellent boat fishing for stocked rainbow trout from late spring into fall. Nearby Swift Power Canal offers bank anglers a great shot at catching trout.
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Spearfish Lake in Washington (but near The Dalles, Oregon) offers great seasonal fishing for generously stocked trout as well as some pretty decent angling for warmwater fish.
Rowland Lake, a diked-off cove in the Columbia River Gorge, is an excellent seasonal place to catch hatchery trout and a warm season hot spot for both smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Horsethief Lake at the eastern end of Washington’s Columbia River Gorge offers a nearly sure bet for trout after it is stocked. During the warm season Horsethief is a great spot to catch bass and other game fish … maybe even a walleye.
Goose Lake is a mountain oasis for trout fishing in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest less than two hours from Vancouver. The lake is generously stocked and has up to four species of trout.