Swift Power Canal

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Swift Power Canal, also referred to as Lewis River Power Canal. The canal is open from the fishing pier upstream to the access road at Swift Dam.

The lake is stocked with several thousand catchable size rainbow trout prior to the April opener.Regulations for this water are found under North Fork Lewis River in the sport fishing pamphlet.

All bull trout and Dolly Varden must be released.


Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed

Shoreline access: Good - Very limited.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Skamania
Acreage: 91.10 ac.
Elevation: 607 ft.
Center: 46.058772, -122.231758
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.

Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year

Coastal cutthroat trout (resident)

Fishing is best for Coastal Cutthroat in the spring and fall. There is a summer lull as fish move offshore into deeper waters to escape the summer heat in July and August. Catch is lowest in the late-winter while adults are spawning in tributary streams.

Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year