Rowland Lake

This lake is located four miles east of the town of Bingen and is split by SR-14.  This lake has two fishing openers.  The first is the last Saturday in April and remains open through the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  The second opener is the Friday after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday opener".  The lake remains open through February.

Only the north lake is stocked with trout.  Thousands of catchable rainbow and hundreds of rainbow broodstock are planted in late December, early January.  Broodstock can be to eleven pounds.  Thousands of catchable rainbow are planted prior to the April opener, including triploids, and again in June.  In November 2000 jumbo rainbow, about 1.25 lbs each are planted for the Black Friday opener.

Largemouth Bass, bluegill, and some crappie are also caught here.There is limited very rocky shore access available and a rough WDFW unimproved boat launch on the north side of the lake.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Species you might catch

Black crappie
Brown bullhead
Largemouth bass
White crappie

Lake Information

Klickitat County
Lake Acreage: 71.3
Elevation: 77 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Trout emphasis

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.

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Fish Plants & Stocking Reports