Wigeon Lake is located within the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR) south of Potholes Reservoir. WDFW fishing regulations and licenses apply to all lakes within this federal refuge. Vehicle or walk-in access to these lakes is managed by the USFWS. WDFW recommends that anglers review access and other regulations on the CNWR website (http://www.fws.gov/columbia/). Wigeon Lake is the most southern part of a larger group of small waters known as the Pillar-Wigeon Lake Chain. Anglers looking to fish Wigeon Lake are also advised to fish 2-4 of other nearby lakes to maximize catch.
Trout fishing will be unavailable in Widgeon Lake this year (2015) because WDFW rehabilitated the lake the previous fall (October 2014) to eradicate nuisance fish species and restore the trout fishery. WDFW will restock Widgeon Lake this spring (2015) with rainbow trout fingerlings (2-4 inches) that will grow to catchable size (11-13 inches) by the next opener (2016). Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. For more information please click on the following link (http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/mar1015a/).
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