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Fishing Memories
Fishing Memories
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 3/1/2003
As I sit here and prepare my tackle and get everything in order for my fishing adventure tomorrow, I think back to 36 years ago. That’s when my dad put a bucket in the middle of the yard and tied a rubber weight on the end of my line. I can still hear him telling me that when I can make most of my cast’s into the bucket, then I will be ready to go fishing with him. For me like most kids my dad was...
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Early Season Fly Fishing Opportunities
Early Season Fly Fishing Opportunities
Author: Mike Wilson
Posted: 2/14/2003
Sitting by the fire and thinking about going fishing just doesn’t cut it anymore once February hits. Cabin fever has its wintry grip on most of us and we are dying to get out fishing. Fortunately, in just a few short weeks, dozens of lowland lakes in Eastern Washington will open. Some of these lakes offer trophy sized trout for the anglers who are willing to pursue them but it is never easy whil...
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A New Fly Casting System
A New Fly Casting System
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 2/1/2003
Two "Old Pros" Develop A New Fly Casting System By Dave Graybill Bill McGuire and Buzz Fiorini had each spent careers in the professional fishing and hunting industry that spanned over fifty years. They were both aware of each other’s reputations and accomplishments. They had attended the same outdoor shows and exhibitions at the same time and place over the years, but had never actu...
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Blue Creek Clean Up Day
Blue Creek Clean Up Day
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 1/11/2003
Blue Creek Clean Up Day January 11, 2003 Blue Creek is well known as one of the premier "combat" fishing zones in our state. For years it has kicked out more steelhead than any other spot. So two weeks ago I was very excited to take a couple friends to this spot to show them the craziness that is Blue Creek. It had been about seven years since I'd fished Blue Creek. The fishing wasn't ...
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Blue Creek Clean Up Day
Blue Creek Clean Up Day
Author: Michael Carey
Posted: 1/11/2003
Blue Creek Clean Up Day January 11, 2003 Blue Creek is well known as one of the premier "combat" fishing zones in our state. For years it has kicked out more steelhead than any other spot. So two weeks ago I was very excited to take a couple friends to this spot to show them the craziness that is Blue Creek. It had been about seven years since I'd fished Blue Creek. The fishing wasn't ...
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The Year in Review 2002
The Year in Review 2002
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 12/31/2002
The Year in Review - 2002 Welcome to the my annual end-of-the-year review. It's been another active year here at WashingtonLakes.com. Thanks to the readers we once again set new records in both reports posted (1371) and readership numbers. The number of visits to this site grew from last year's 358,607 to this year's estimated 457,992 . Our total readership numbers since I began keepin...
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Tips from Stacie Kelsey on lakes in SW Washington
Tips from Stacie Kelsey on lakes in SW Washington
Author: Stacie Kelsey
Posted: 12/31/2002
Clark: Battle Ground Lake - shore access is not great and usually people sit on the good spots for awhile so to get one you need to get there early. There is a trail all the way around the lake, a bit rough in spots. Pay launch. Boat ramp is a little rough if you have to back down very far. We have catchable eastern brook although the catchable program has been eliminated. There are excess ad...
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The Big One
The Big One
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 11/20/2002
Nov 20,2002 This all took place about 14 years ago, it’s been sometime so I’ll try and remember it as it happened. One weekday after work, had some buddy’s stop by and we decided to throw some horseshoes and drink a couple of beers. After about 45 minutes of shooting the bull and complaining about work the conversation shifted to salmon fishing. Scott mentioned that he heard the bite was on at ...
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The 90s See Records Fishing Records Fall
The 90s See Records Fishing Records Fall
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 11/1/2002
These are exciting times for anglers who seek trophy trout here in Washington State. I have looked at the records for a variety of species over the years, and because they hadn’t changed in decades, I was pretty discouraged about the potential of ever seeing my name listed next to one. Now, I’m not going to tell you that my name is appearing anywhere in the state’s record books, but the possibilit...
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Fall Upriver Brights of the Hanford Reach
Fall Upriver Brights of the Hanford Reach
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 10/5/2002
Fall Upriver Brights of the Hanford Reach By Mike Carey October 5-6,2002 Every year I read about the great fishing at Hanford. Chinook ranging from 30-50 pounds being caught left and right. Chinook fishing getting better every year. And every year I think "maybe next year - I really need to check out this fishery". Then I read about the boat launch at Vernita Bridge being a 4 wheel dr...
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Palmer Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishery
Palmer Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishery
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 9/1/2002
When I suggested an article about Palmer Lake and its potential for a state record smallmouth bass, I told the editor that I may have some trouble getting the scoop on this one. Palmer Lake is in northern Okanogan County in Eastern Washington, and the folks up here are very protective of their waters. This is a remote region of the state and most anglers are tight-lipped about the fishing. Su...
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Angling a Piece of Cake for Trout at Blue Lake
Angling a Piece of Cake for Trout at Blue Lake
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 8/1/2002
I’ll admit that I had fished Blue Lake once before, but it was so long ago I think I was still in college. That makes it ancient history. Very ancient. I didn’t know what to expect, but I had some good reasons to give it a try. Early bird fishers on Blue lake. You see in the Fall of 1999, the state "rehabed" Blue Lake (and Park by the way, but you’ll hear about it later), and then re...
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