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Read Featured Lake article for Trap
As I hiked up to Trap I saw bear, deer and various other wild life. When I got to the lake I was in bliss! It was a perfect day to go fishing...but isn't everyday. Really this is a lake I will take my kid to when she grows. The lake is small but it's beauty is enormous. Fishing is keen with crystal clear waters and hardly nothing to get caught up on I want to go here when I die. I think there is cutts and bows in it all native cause there's no road access the fish are beautiful and not afraid ...
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  Location Reports: Trap - Chelan County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Diamond
Sept 29, 2002By Michael EmersonDiamond Lake is a 754 acre lake that that holds rainbow and cutthroat, some large and small mouth bass and yellow perch (may hold catfish, by what some locals say). Before we started to fish the lake, we read that the lake had been poisoned out because of the illegal stocking of spiny rays, but we found that not to be true because we caught some perch and saw others fishing for and catching bass. Even though there was an illegal stocking of spiny rays, t...
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  Location Reports: Diamond - Pend Oreille County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Rattlesnake
February 22, 2002By Keith CopleyRattlesnake lake is a 117 acre lake about 4 miles southeast of North Bend. To get there, travel east on I-90 past North Bend and take the Cedar Falls SE road heading south for 3 miles to the lake. The size of the lake varies greatly depending winter and spring weather conditions. The area (both Rattlesnake Lake and Rattlesnake Ridge) get their name from Seattle pioneer Arthur A. Denny when the rattle of seed pods on the nearby prairie frightened a road ...
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  Location Reports: Rattlesnake - King County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Benson
By: Bob Johansen – 2008 Mason County’s Benson Lake covers 82 surface acres, reaches maximum depths of about 35 feet, and lies at an elevation of 222 feet. Fish species in this ultra clear water lake include rainbow trout, largemouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. All species grow to very respectable sizes – even the sunfish. These macho sunfish will smack size 11 Rapalas on the surface like a largemouth bass. The largemouth also grow to lunker status. I have seen many fish in the 5 poun...
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  Location Reports: Benson - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Nahwatzel
LAKE NAHWATZEL By Bob Johansen – 2005 Photos by Mike Carey - 2005 Mason County’s Lake Nahwatzel covers 269 surface acres and reaches depths of about 25 feet. It is located at 440 feet of elevation about 12 miles west of Shelton. The water is gin clear, spring fed and is one of the cleanest lowland lakes in the state. It is so clean that it is actually used for drinking water by some of the local residents. It almost makes a boater/ fisherman feel that you should...
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  Location Reports: Nahwatzel - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Phillips
By Bob Johansen Mason County’s Phillips Lake covers 111 surface acres and reaches depths of 25 feet. It is at 188 feet of elevation. Fish species include planted rainbow trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish and bluegill. Trout fishing is very good in the early spring and fishing for bass, perch and bluegill improves as the lake water warms. Trout anglers can use a variety of metho...
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  Location Reports: Phillips - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Tiger
y: Bob Johansen – Feb. 2008 Tiger Lake is shared by Mason and Kitsap Counties. It covers about 110 surface acres with most of the lake in Mason County but about 6 of the surface acres in Kitsap County. The public access area is on the north end of the lake in Kitsap County. Tiger Lake reaches depths of about 40 feet and is located at an elevation of 496 feet. Fish species, known to me, include rainbow trout and perch. The trout are known to grow to lunker sizes. Most of the perch tha...
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  Location Reports: Tiger - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Trails End
By: Bob Johansen – July 2007 Mason County’s Trails End Lake (previously known as Pricket Lake) covers 73 surface acres, reaches maximum depths of about 30 feet and is located at 301 feet of elevation. Fish species known to me at this time are largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Both species have been known to reach lunker status in this lake. The water is quite clear and varies just a tad throughout the year. There is very little aquatic vegetation present. Tempting casting targets for...
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  Location Reports: Trails End - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Wooten
Oct 1,2004By Bob Johansen Mason County’s Lake Wooten is located about 6 miles east of the town of Belfair. It covers 68 surface acres and reaches a maximum depth of 36 feet. Public access is provided by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The huge access area has lots of parking space. I have never seen it crowed but I have also never fished it on opening day. The lake is open to fishing from the last Saturday in April through October 31st.The public access has an ...
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  Location Reports: Wooten - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Curlew
Sept 20 2002By Michael CareyCurlew lake is an 869 acre lake that is well known for it's big rainbow trout, but a new kid on the block will soon be drawing anglers to it's waters. I'm referring to our state's planting of hybrid tiger muskies. These sterile eating machines were introduced to thin out the growing population of squawfish. The lake also holds planted eastern brook and largemouth bass. The lake itself is shaped long and narrow and holds plenty of interesting bays and a cou...
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  Location Reports: Curlew - Ferry County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Haven
Trout fishing is very good during the spring and fall. Anglers catch fish both by trolling and still fishing. I have caught nice trout by trolling a small Hot Shot. My best trout however came as I was returning to the access from bass fishing. I decided to troll a fairly large crawfish crankbait back to the access and caught a big rainbow and a big cutthroat on that lure. Both trout were over 17 inches. Bass fishing is good from the last Saturday in April opener until the lake closes t...
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  Location Reports: Haven - Mason County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Twin Lakes
September 19, 2001By Matt Fishindude Twin Lakes in Ferry County.North Twin 744 acres South Twin 977 acres : Both located in Ferrycounty on the Colville Indian Reservation. Reservation Permits are required!Facilities For North Twin: Rainbow Beach Resort, and Lakeview Swimming and boat ramp area.Facilities For South Twin: Log Cabin Resort, many tribal member fishing areas, for members,their families and invited guests only. Twin ...
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  Location Reports: Twin Lakes - Ferry County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Mattoon
Mattoon lake is located just west of the town of Ellensburg, it is a fairlylarge lake and is home to some of the bigger fish in Kittitas County.There are many varieties of fish in the lake. The most predominant beingrainbows, last November the game department stocked seventy-five 6-10 poundbrute stock rainbows in Mattoon Lake. Mattoon is also home to some big browntrout as well, the game department only stocks a few each year, but theones that are in there usually range from 16-20 inc...
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  Location Reports: Mattoon - Kittitas County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Banks
Nov. 15, 2001By Dale BaileyMost of the people I know that fish or camp at Banks Lake use the state facilities at Steamboat State Park. The campsites are very nice but because of the popularity of the park and the reservation system the state uses, it sometimes is difficult to secure the campsite on the date you want. This year my fishing partner and our sons decided to try another site. I chose the Coulee Playground Resort, located at the North end of the lake, close to Coulee Dam. ...
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  Location Reports: Banks - Grant County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Beda
The first time I fished this 45-acre lake was in the late 1970’s. The remarkable thing about it at that time was the wide girth of the 13-inch rainbows we pulled from the lake while fishing from the bank with hellgrammites. Selective gear rules now apply to the lake, including a one fish limit.As I drove down the access road more than twenty years later, I spotted a mule deer with velvet horns above his large ears. Although most of the shoreline consisted of dense cattails there were a few ...
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  Location Reports: Beda - Grant County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Blue
Blue Lake is located North of the town of Soap Lake in centralWashington about 160 miles from Seattle. It takes about 3 hours to getthere by I-90 turning off at the Ephrata exit, through the towns ofEphrata and Soap lake on state route 17. The road runs along the westside of the lake with side roads at the north and south ends of thelake.The lake has a large public access area along the west side ofthe lake and resorts at the north and south ends of the lake. This lake wa...
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  Location Reports: Blue - Grant County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Park
By Susan EmersonPark lake is one of several beautiful lakes in the Sun Lakes area. It is 341 acres. The northeastern third of the lake is part of Sun Lakes State Park. The lake holds rainbow and brown trout. There is a resort and public boat launch on the north end of the lake. Fishing around the island (in the picture of the lake) is very productive using worms. I did well trolling a Mepps feathered spinner. Good shore fishing can be found anywhere on the lake. The lake can get very w...
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  Location Reports: Park - Grant County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Chelan
Oct 24, 2001By John KruseLake Chelan is a popular tourist destination in Central Washington. The almost 1500 foot deep lake runs 55 miles from the City of Chelan to the tiny village of Stehekin, which is accessible only by boat, plane or foot. The crystal clear waters and 300 average days of sun make this a great destination for the family. The lake, while very popular with water sports enthusiasts, is also an excellent fishery.From late winter through early summer, deep trollers...
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  Location Reports: Chelan - Chelan County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Fish
By Susan and Mike EmersonNovember 16, 2000Fish lake is a 500-600 acre lake located one mile NE of Lake Wenatchee. The lake isvery heavily fished but the fishing should be excellent for rainbows (12,000 planted in 2000),German browns (25,000 planted in 2000), perch and large- and small-mouth bass The lake produceswell for trolling (spinners with worms), still fishing just off the bottom and also fly fishing.It is a deep clear lake with lots of moorage and only 1 boat launch at t...
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  Location Reports: Fish - Chelan County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Wapato
June 27,2000By Mike CareyLying within five miles of giant Lake Chelan are several outstanding trout lakes. Lake Wapato is a 216 acre lake that is planted with eastern brook and rainbow trout, and also holds spiny rays. The lake holds up fairly well into the season. The trout are chunky and run 12-14" with some nice carry-overs. The lake is 68 feet deep at the center and contours evenly to the edges, with steep drop-offs on the southwest and northeast shoreline. On the north end of the ...
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  Location Reports: Wapato - Chelan County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Wenatchee
By Mike CareyJune 14, 2004Wenatchee lake is a glacier gem of a lake located in the high country of Chelan county. The fishing can be really good but like any large lake you need to learn it's secrets. One secret everyone knows - the boat ramp and parking is totally inadequate for a lake this size and this popular. There is one paved ramp and one pier to handle the entire lake. The parking lot for trailers requires that you disconnect your trailer from your truck. A real hassle. That sai...
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  Location Reports: Wenatchee - Chelan County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Ebey
April 22, 2004 Roy Anderberg Information only on Ebey Lake, ArlingtonRE: Ebey Lake, Arlington ---This is to let the general public know that the road to the lake is gated in two locations: One at the entrance to a private home (25816 Ebey Mt Rd, Private road) which has a 20' steel gate across and the other is above that one which belongs to the Dept of Nat resources. There is no public access to the lake or the the lands in trust under D&R.The history of this road is briefly as fol...
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  Location Reports: Ebey - Snohomish County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Ki
Oct 12, 2001By Keith CopleyLake Ki is located NW of Marysville in Snohomish County. The lake is about100 acres in size and has houses or cabins located around most of theshoreline. There is a WDFW gravel boat launch at the North end of the lake.The launch is right next to a somewhat busy highway, Highway 531. The launchis sectioned into 2 launch areas. The section to the West is best for car topboats or truck bed launched boats. The East section can handle a 16 foot boatif you...
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  Location Reports: Ki - Snohomish County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
Read Featured Lake article for Panhandle

Memorial Day Weekend - 2005 - Part 1By: Tammy BorgWhat a weekend… clear blue skies, quiet peaceful waters, no sounds but those of nature around us. We arrived at Panhandle Lake mid-Friday afternoon. My first impression was WOW! Over the course of the next four days, that impression only intensified. Our first day at the lake consisted of unpacking the supplies we’d brought, followed by a ride in the boat around the lake, fishing, and sunbathing. We...

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  Location Reports: Panhandle - Pend Oreille County Reports - Rating: Rating
   
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