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Jan 24, 2023 22:27:52   #
dbeals Loc: Prosser, Washington
 
I would like any recommendations where I can take my 5 and 6 year old grandchildren fishing this summer in southwest Washington state. The fish species doesn't matter. They just want to go fishing with me in my boat. They live in Portland and I live in Washington state. If there is a place to stay over night. That would be a bonus.

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Jan 25, 2023 13:27:25   #
EdwardL Loc: Tenino Wa.
 
You have the pot holes lake near you . They have lots of fish

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Jan 25, 2023 13:29:49   #
Mecraf527 Loc: Spring Hill Flordia
 
Anything closer to flordia. It’s a little far for a day of fishing. Lol

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Jan 25, 2023 13:32:00   #
johnlmac Loc: Salem OR
 
dbeals wrote:
I would like any recommendations where I can take my 5 and 6 year old grandchildren fishing this summer in southwest Washington state. The fish species doesn't matter. They just want to go fishing with me in my boat. They live in Portland and I live in Washington state. If there is a place to stay over night. That would be a bonus.


I looked up Prosser, Washington and it is in the eastern part of the state. But I found a link that might be able to help you. https://stepoutside.org/prosser-wa/fishing/#:~:text=Fishing%20Spots%20Near%20Prosser%20WA%20Columbia,Park%20Kennewick%2C%20WA%20Hat%20Rock%20State%20Park

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Jan 25, 2023 20:46:39   #
DozerDave Loc: Port Orchard Wa.
 
EdwardL wrote:
You have the pot holes lake near you . They have lots of fish


Hey, Ed. Thought we lost ya. Welcome back… 🐟on

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Jan 25, 2023 20:52:48   #
DozerDave Loc: Port Orchard Wa.
 
johnlmac wrote:
I looked up Prosser, Washington and it is in the eastern part of the state. But I found a link that might be able to help you. https://stepoutside.org/prosser-wa/fishing/#:~:text=Fishing%20Spots%20Near%20Prosser%20WA%20Columbia,Park%20Kennewick%2C%20WA%20Hat%20Rock%20State%20Park


I think he is looking for something in Southwest Washington because his grandkids live in Portland Or. I haven’t fished them but there’s Vancouver lake, or Battle Ground lake. If you have google earth it could be some help… 🐟on

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Jan 25, 2023 21:25:41   #
dbeals Loc: Prosser, Washington
 
Thanks for the information. I'll look that up

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Jan 25, 2023 23:18:17   #
Gary B123 Loc: Washington
 
Battle Ground lake is pretty good. Use white power bait dishes on the bottom. Should do well if they are biting.

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Jan 25, 2023 23:37:23   #
EdwardL Loc: Tenino Wa.
 
No I’m still around I just read things been busy working in my wood shop. We have a 6 month old baby now our granddaughter we take care of her full time we will adopt if we can

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Jan 26, 2023 02:18:09   #
Jeremy Loc: Oregon sometimes
 
EdwardL wrote:
No I’m still around I just read things been busy working in my wood shop. We have a 6 month old baby now our granddaughter we take care of her full time we will adopt if we can



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Jan 26, 2023 14:06:41   #
Bgarr Loc: Redmond
 
Swift Creek Reservoir, Merrwin and Yale Lake.
Head east out of Woodland. There are cabins for rent at Swift and camping at Merwin and Yale.

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Jan 26, 2023 14:14:09   #
Gary B123 Loc: Washington
 
dbeals wrote:
I would like any recommendations where I can take my 5 and 6 year old grandchildren fishing this summer in southwest Washington state. The fish species doesn't matter. They just want to go fishing with me in my boat. They live in Portland and I live in Washington state. If there is a place to stay over night. That would be a bonus.


Hey Mr. dbeals,
I'm new to the forum but I think Battle Ground lake might fit the bill for you. It's about a 40 minute drive from Portland, there is camping available at the park, the lake is small, but regularly stocked with trout (big and small), and boats without outboard motors. Eagles (and sometimes cormorants, uhg) visit the lake. There is bank fishing also.
I've had good success using Power Bait near the bottom, but worms, etc. should work as well.

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Jan 26, 2023 15:31:20   #
dbeals Loc: Prosser, Washington
 
Thanks for for your guidance

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Jan 27, 2023 12:02:06   #
MarkD2013 Loc: Seattle WA
 
dbeals wrote:
I would like any recommendations where I can take my 5 and 6 year old grandchildren fishing this summer in southwest Washington state. The fish species doesn't matter. They just want to go fishing with me in my boat. They live in Portland and I live in Washington state. If there is a place to stay over night. That would be a bonus.


I grew up in Clark County. We didn’t have a boat so we did tons of shore fishing. It’s been about 25 years since I lived there but here are a few options to look at: Battle Ground lake. It’s a small lake that’s usually stocked with trout. No motorized boats allowed (but maybe a small electric motor?). Further north is Merwin and Yale reservoirs. There is lodging available nearby in Ridgefield and Woodland. The Lewis river winds through a good part of the county and there are many different shore fishing options. Start by looking at Daybreak Park to see if there are still shore fishing options there. Hopefully these recommendations still work. One of my favorite places to fish as a kid was Lacamas Lake but that’s no longer an option. It used to be out in the countryside but now it’s surrounded by private homes and I don’t think there’s any access.

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Jan 27, 2023 12:15:44   #
Gary B123 Loc: Washington
 
I live about a mile from Daybreak Park. It's a nice place to get wet on a hot day, but fishing with kids there would mostly be about getting your line wet. Fishing there hasn't been good for several years now.

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