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The Sage Lakes
The Sage Lakes
Author: James Cummings
Posted: 3/23/2002
Sage Lakes: Why pick the Sage Lakes in an area of 60 plus other seep lakes below Potholes Reservoir? Would you believe to hunt tigers? Yes, tiger trout, a cross between eastern brook and brown trout, reputed to be a very beautiful fish. Although colorful tigers are caught, the catch is predominately very fat rainbows. A solid rainbow caught from the Sage Lakes. These two little ponds of ...
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Lake Chelan Mackinaw trout letter from WDFW
Lake Chelan Mackinaw trout letter from WDFW
Author: Dave Beauchamp
Posted: 3/19/2002
This is a letter and response between guide Anton Jones and David Beauchamp of the University of Washington. A little background - the WDFW is considering lifting limits on lakers in lake Chelan in order to allow anglers to remove the lakers from the lake. They are then planning on stocking back into the lake a strain of cutthroat trout that are genetically related to the original fish that were...
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Burke Lake
Burke Lake
Author: James Cummings
Posted: 3/14/2002
Burke Lake: In the brisk morning sun two bald eagles roosted in the tree on the south end of Banks Lake. At Dry Falls five mule deer stared curiously as we passed. Two geese pointed the way, flying beside and slightly ahead of the truck as we passed along Lake Lenore. A near perfect day to visit Burke Lake for the season’s first fishing trip. Burke Lake bank access Nestled in the middle ...
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Cool Your Catch
Cool Your Catch
Author: Robert Johansen
Posted: 3/7/2002
The fishing season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is just around the corner. Many anglers will be bringing their catch home to enjoy a nice fish dinner. Here is a tip on how to make those trout and other fish taste a little better. Cool your catch. Keeping your catch cool is always important but it becomes even more critical during periods of very warm or hot weather. With warmer weather, c...
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Washington's Freshwater Cod
Washington's Freshwater Cod
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 2/13/2002
Washington's Fresh Water Cod By Mike Carey February 13, 2002 When an angler talks about bizarre or obscure fish in Washington, they are usually referring to those fish that live in the salt water. Exotic species like cabezon, wolf eel, and of course everyone’s favorite – the rat fish, come to mind. But there are also strange and wonderful fish to be found in the fresh water environm...
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Ice Means Hot Action for Fish Lake Anglers
Ice Means Hot Action for Fish Lake Anglers
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 2/1/2002
When the snow begins to pile up many anglers begin to tear down their gear and settle in for a winter’s rest. Those in the know, however, gather their cold-weather gear, sharpen their augers and eagerly await the beginning of ice fishing on Fish Lake, near Lake Wenatchee. The pace of wintertime angling at Fish Lake rivals the action of spring and summer: especially for rainbow trout and yellow per...
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Trophy Trout Common at Rufus Woods Reservoir
Trophy Trout Common at Rufus Woods Reservoir
Author: Dave Graybill
Posted: 1/1/2002
It’s January 2, 1999, and the first fishing trip of the year. At about 11 a.m., the first bite of the season and the first fish—a 16-pound rainbow. Not many fishing seasons begin this way, but when fishing at Rufus Woods Lake it’s really no big deal. Well, actually it is pretty exciting catching a trout of this size, but this impoundment on the Columbia River produces lots of them. In 1998 Rufu...
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Cow Paddy Pond
Cow Paddy Pond
Author: Uncle Wes
Posted: 1/1/2002
As the years go by, I often find myself thinking of past fishing adventures. My brother and I used to spend a lot of time scouting out new trout lakes. Usually armed with a map and our favorite reference book, Fishing in Oregon. We were always amazed at how many different trout lakes were around, especially ones that were so close to our house. There was one particular spring that comes to mind...
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Dale's Hot Fishing Spots 2002
Dale's Hot Fishing Spots 2002
Author: Dale
Posted: 1/1/2002
Dale's Hot Washington Fishing Spots Checking my computer, here's my list of the most productive fishing options in the NW. FYI: I live in Puget Sound, so I know this list is biased, but I do try to go where ever the fish are. Firstly, SW British Columbia (Harrison River, Chilliwack/Vedder, Fraser, Squamish/Cheakamus, Stave, etc.) generally has better river fishing than Washington State. I...
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The Year in Review 2001
The Year in Review 2001
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 12/31/2001
The Year in Review - 2001 Here we are, another year gone and staring at the new one. My yearly tradition of taking a look at how things went on WashingtonLakes.com is here. As always, I must begin by thanking the many readers who have taken the time to submit reports, pictures, stories and other useful information that has made this site one of the best for lake fishing information here...
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Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Season 2001
Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Season 2001
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 8/1/2001
This year marked the first time in ten years that WDFW allowed a sockeye fishery on Lake Wenatchee. A healthy run of 30,000 fish allowed this opening. I was fortunate to have a day off and took the kids to see what the fishery was all about. My sons and I arrived Tuesday afternoon and immediately ran into good luck. Just as we put in the boat, five other rigs came behind us. We found the last p...
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Trophy Lake Trout of Lake Chelan
Trophy Lake Trout of Lake Chelan
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 7/21/2001
Located in Central Washington lies a lake more than 50 miles long. And in that lake are trophy mackinaw trout (aka lake trout) just waiting to be caught by some lucky angler. It was my good fortune to be joining Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad's Guide Service to spend a day fishing for these beautiful fish. My sons were along for the trip and were eager to fish in a "real boat" that had a TV to he...
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