Lake Umatilla

Lake Umatilla stretches from John Day Dam to McNary Dam.  It offers good fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and other warmwater species.  Sturgeon, Steelhead, salmon, and shad are also found in this pool of the Columbia River.

Boat launch facilities in Washington on Lake Umatilla (John Day Reservoir)are available at Plymouth, Paterson (primitive), Crow Butte Park, and Roosevelt.  On the Oregon shore boat launch facilities are located at Umatilla, Irrigon, Paterson Ferry (shallow, primitive), Boardman, Arlington, and John Day River arm. 

Species you might catch

American shad
Black crappie
Brown bullhead
Channel catfish
Chinook salmon
Coho salmon
Largemouth bass
Northern pikeminnow
Smallmouth bass
Sockeye salmon
Sucker, General
White crappie
White sturgeon
Yellow perch

Lake Information

Klickitat County
Lake Acreage: 48,737.8
Elevation: 268 feet
Eastside Washington

Lake Management Type
Mixed species - Warmwater 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 NOT allowed

Access Sites / Boat Ramps on this Lake

No site or ramp information available.

Fish Plants & Stocking Reports