Big Bow Lake
Photo of Big Bow LakeThis small pond is part of the Rock Island Ponds complex which borders theCity of Rock Island off of Highway SR-28 and has a year-round open fishing season. These waters are managed primarily as mixed species. This lake should offer limited catches of bass over 12 inches and bluegill 7 to 8 inches. The lake also produces a few large catfish on occasion.  Catchable-size (10 inches) Rainbow Trout are stocked annually in March and again just prior to Free Fishing Weekend in June. Expect overall fair trout fishing this year. Early-season trout angling (in March) may be slow due to cold-water temperatures.

Fishing Prospects Calendar

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Species you might catch

Brown bullhead
Channel catfish
Grass Carp
Largemouth bass

Lake Information

Douglas County
Lake Acreage: 13.2
Elevation: 609 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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Two-Pole Fishing Allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports