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good kid friendly lakes in SW Washington...

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Greywhisker, May 30, 2014.

  1. Greywhisker

    Greywhisker Member

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    Hey, all. I'm looking for some good places to take my 7yo daughter who's very interested in learning to fish. Anyone know some lakes that would be good to get her started? We're in Vancouver but I don't mind driving an hour or so to get there... and a short hike or backpacking trip wouldn't be out of the question either.
     
  2. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    There's Klineline ponds right there in Vancouver. They stock that regularly if you look on the wa fish and wild life web site you can find all the local lakes and when they stock them. Also there's Kidney lake in North bonniville and out of Carson there's Goose lake it's a beautiful lake.
    There's a few for ya to get started. Good luck!
     
  3. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    Battle Ground lake is easy and close. Plus they stock it so its very easy to get your fill.
     
  4. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    If you go to B.G. Lake be prepared to look the other way as packs of cretins that speak Russian and Ukrainian treat the fishery (if you can call it that) as their primary means to feed 2/3 of the former Soviet Union. Be prepared for the park staff to do nothing when you complain, and be prepared for Washington game wardens to not show up if there is any other season going on somewhere else. Which, there generally is.

    I'm not trying to be a racist or a jerk. That's just the way it is and it's too bad. Otherwise a nice place to take a kid fishing. Klineline is ok but a little too urban feeling for my tastes, feels like I'm fishing in the local public pool. There is a small lake just north of Kalama that is also stocked and would meet your requirements. I've fished it but cant recall it's name. Good luck wherever you go.
     
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  5. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    Kress lake is the one you're thinking of. Horseshoe lake can be fun as well. Lots of triploids in there and they are pretty fun.
     
  6. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Swift, Merwin or Yale.

    Big lakes, fairly close to Woodland with lots of shoreline. Boat launches if you need one.
     
  7. Greywhisker

    Greywhisker Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Can't wait to give them a try. :)