Local Lakes - WDFW Stocking Report Highlights Exciting Opportunities!

Calling all anglers in the greater Ilwaco area – it's go time! The latest Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) stocking report has just been released, and the news is nothing short of thrilling for fishing enthusiasts. With three local lakes receiving hefty stockings on March 18th, there's never been a better time to cast your line. 

Let's dive into the details:

1. Black Lake: Located right here in Ilwaco, Black Lake has received a generous stocking of 1,500 rainbow trout. These vibrant fish are sure to provide plenty of action for anglers of all skill levels. Black Lake is the perfect spot to spend a day on the water but also is right in our backyard, if you have an hour to kill, spending it on our of our local docks at Black Lake is well worth your time. 

2. Snag Lake: Prepare to be impressed – Snag Lake, a very small and shallow lake has been stocked with a whopping 750 rainbow trout. This picturesque lake offers anglers the chance to reel in some truly impressive catches. Whether you're casting from the shore or paddling out on a kayak, Snag Lake promises an unforgettable fishing experience. Remember it's called snag lake for a reason, bring extra gear as you may end up snagged on one of the submerged logs! 

3. Western Lake: Another local favorite, Western Lake, has also received a bountiful stocking of 750 rainbow trout. Nestled amidst stunning natural scenery, this lake provides the perfect backdrop for a day of angling adventure. With its clear waters and abundant fish population, Western Lake is a must-visit destination for any fishing enthusiast. Western Lake and Snag lake are within minutes from one another as well making it possible to fish two locations on one trip!

While casting from the shore can be rewarding, we recommend bringing along a kayak or other watercraft for the best chance of success. With so many eager trout waiting to be caught, you'll want to explore every corner of these local lakes.

Excitement is already brewing, with reports of non-stop action from eager anglers who wasted no time hitting the water. Don't let this opportunity pass you by – grab your gear, head outdoors, and make the most of this amazing local fishing opportunity!

Come see us in the shop for all the helpful advice and tips we can provide!



Dont have the gear but want an opportunity to get out on the water. There is one local guide that we know who spends a ton of time on the water locally and would be happy to take you out for an afternoon, morning or day fishing these lakes! 

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