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Year-round lakes

Post by MikeFishes » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:38 am

Today is the last day you can fish lot's of the lowland lakes (well, Western WA I know for sure, not sure about Eastern). Knowing this, I started to map out the lakes that are open year round (or don't have a "season"). I've used the "collection" feature of Maps.live.com (used to be local.live.com). Right now all I have is Snohomish County and a few in North King County. If theres any interest at all, I'll add other lakes.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by shawn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:49 am

In Kitsap County I know Kitsap Lake and Island Lake are open year around.Island Lake doesn't allow any kind of gas powered motors.
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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Kevin K » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:07 pm

Mikey,

Great link, and thanks. I would definitely be interested in seeing what other lakes are year round. While we could browse through the regs, your map is much better. Also, last time I checked, Green Lake was a year round lake.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by cavdad45 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:23 pm

Cowlitz County: Silver Lake & Kress Lake

Clark County: Lacamas Lake, Round Lake, Vancouver Lake, and i think Battle Ground Lake

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Post by felts_jf » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:34 pm

American lake and Spanaway Lake in Pierce county I believe are year around lakes
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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by MikeFishes » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:36 pm

Cool, looks like I got a little work to do. :-) Keep em coming.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by dilbert » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:39 pm

I like the map feature better than going back and forth between the regs and maps. I'd love to see Pierce, lewis, and thurston counties added. :cyclopsan
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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by MikeFishes » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:42 pm

dilbert wrote:I like the map feature better than going back and forth between the regs and maps. I'd love to see Pierce, lewis, and thurston counties added. :cyclopsan
It'd be cool if the WDFW had their regs online simular to this site. :bounce: Or at least offered an API for guys like Mike and Aaron to utilize that would give them online access to the current regs for specific bodies of water.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by gpc » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:43 pm

Good idea Mikey I have some for ya, hers a start.

Angle lake (king)
Lake Fenewick (king)
Lake Dollof (king)
Lake killarnary (king)
Fio Rito (kittatas)
Potholes (grant)
Mosses (grant)
Evergreen (grant)
Soda (grant)
Long (grant)

I have A LOT more

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by lskiles » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:43 pm

cavdad45 wrote:Cowlitz County: Silver Lake & Kress Lake

Clark County: Lacamas Lake, Round Lake, Vancouver Lake, and i think Battle Ground Lake
Yes, Battle Ground Lake is year round. Also Merwin (Lake) Reservoir and Yale Reservoir. Horseshoe Lake in Woodland is open all year.
WDFW wrote:"Sacajawea Lake is within Longview's city limits provides an excellent urban fishing opportunity, with good bank access available throughout the city park. Year-round open fishing season."
BTW, has anyone fished Sacajawea with any success? I tried last year and me and the fish were hanging out in different places I think!

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Shad_Eating_Grin » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:31 pm

I use a much simpler method. I look in the regs booklet... if the lake is not listed there, it is by definition open year round. For lakes that are listed in the regs booklet, the special rules will state the specific open season.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by A9 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:31 pm

Don't forget Beaver lake (King County) for all the guys in the seattle/eastside area...
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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by iPodrodder » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:34 pm

Shad_Eating_Grin wrote:I use a much simpler method. I look in the regs booklet... if the lake is not listed there, it is by definition open year round. For lakes that are listed in the regs booklet, the special rules will state the specific open season.
Be careful. You're going to get in trouble. If a lake is not listed, it is a regular season lake. It will tell you if the lake is year round. If I was to use your method, I'd end up fishing Pine Lake (King Co) tommorow. Illegal.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Derrick-k » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:06 pm

pine lake is in the regs and it says it colses on october 31

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by iPodrodder » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:47 pm

Derrick-k wrote:pine lake is in the regs and it says it colses on october 31
Yes, but Beaver Lake (year round) is in the regs too. Nothing special about the fish, but the season. October 31 is regular closing time (I think?), so it might be because of the fish regs.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Gringo Pescador » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:48 pm

iPodrodder wrote:
Shad_Eating_Grin wrote:I use a much simpler method. I look in the regs booklet... if the lake is not listed there, it is by definition open year round. For lakes that are listed in the regs booklet, the special rules will state the specific open season.
Be careful. You're going to get in trouble. If a lake is not listed, it is a regular season lake. It will tell you if the lake is year round. If I was to use your method, I'd end up fishing Pine Lake (King Co) tommorow. Illegal.
I read the regs the same as Shad..

Page 32, Statewide Freshwater Rules
"The following rules and seasons apply unless listed otherwise in the Special Rules."
"LAKES, PONDS, AND RESERVOIRS are open to fishing for game fish (except DOLLY VARDEN/BULL TROUT and GRASS CARP) year-round."


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Post by Toni » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:30 pm

In Pierce county Whitman, Hart, Jackson and Kaposwin lakes besides American and Spanaway lakes.
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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Smalma » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:43 am

A list of all the year-round lakes will be quite extensive; it would include well over just 3,000 "lakes" in just Western Washington.

Perhaps a more useful list would those waters that are year-round and have public access. To start such a list a great palce to start would on pages 72 and 97 in the sport fishing regulations pamphlet. There you find a list of the lakes not listed in the special rules section that have access. To flesh out that list all you need to do is quickly thumb through the special rules section for both Western and Eastern Washington and viola you'll have a list of the lakes (with county) with accesses.

Should more than enough waters to keep one busy until next spring.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Nik » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:59 am

i believe every reservoir in the state of Washington is year round, so you can add all of them.

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RE:Year-round lakes

Post by Smalma » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:30 am

Nik -
At least on the West side of the State there are some reseviors that are on some sort of seasons; Baker, Shannon, Ross and Spada immmediately come to mind.

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