I am planning to take my boat to Wind River and Drano Lake this weekend. Yes, I've heard all the stories about bumper boats and what a circus these spots are, but pulling Mag Warts sounds way easier than trying to figure out how to rig prawn spinners in the Willamette. This will be my first time ever fishing for springers, and I want to keep it simple for now. I've heard the stories about the limited parking, especially at Wind River. Are there any alternative places to launch and park to fish these areas? How about on the Oregon side? From my charts I see that Wind River is about seven miles from Drano. Would it make sense to park at Drano, and after fishing there, go by boat to Wind River? I guess the worst thing would be if the wind really kicked up some big whitecaps, it would be a long seven miles back to my truck at Drano. Any advice on this, or tips for a beginner fishing these areas? Do I need a Washington license for Wind River?