Oct 02, 2017 by Mark Yuasa
Issaquah’s Beaver Lake fall trout plants start this month along with other lake options to catch fish

By Mark Yuasa This is an exciting time for anglers as fishing holes are less crowded and water temperatures begin to cool-off creating an autumn trout fishing bonanza in some lakes. Many in the greater Seattle region set their sights on a particular east side lake that will see some...

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May 02, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Brook’s Top 5 Trout Lures

By Jason Brooks Nearly 2.3 million catchable sized trout have been recently planted in lakes all across Washington.  Now that opening day of the lowland lakes fishing season has passed the crowds are starting to subside but the fish are still readily biting. I spent this past weekend on one...

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Jan 09, 2017 by Jason Brooks
Let’s Go Ice Fishing!

Let's Go Ice Fishing! by Jason Brooks The recent cold temperatures have thickened the ice and a winter pastime is creating memories once again. Ice fishing is going strong in Eastern Washington with the trout bite being consistent on Roses Lake near the tiny town of Manson. Those that prefer...

Apr 28, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Northwest Outdoor Report

300,000 Anglers Expected for Trout Opener If you’ve noticed a few more boats scurrying around Western Washington early this morning it’s because today is the lowland lake opener in Washington. With over 300,000 anglers hitting the water today it’s the single largest opener in Washington. WDFW responded to requests to...

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Apr 23, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Try Micro Hots Shots for Opening Day Trout

As we quickly approach the lowland lake opener here in Washington I'm reminded of how much fun I've had over the years trolling for rainbows with small plugs. In case you're not sure when the opener is...it's this Saturday. The second I lift the lid on my old trout box...

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Apr 13, 2011 by Rob Endsley
Prepping for the Trout Opener

Approximately 300,000 anglers will swarm the lowland lakes of Western Washington for "opening day" on April 30th, the largest attendance of any opening day here in Washington. Hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout ranging from pan-fryer sized eight to twelve inchers to the coveted and beefy triploids are pumped into...