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Ice almost gone from Coffeepot Lake

Ice sealed the water surface near the boat launch at Coffeepot Lake west of Harrington, Wash., on March 7, 2012. (Rich Landers)
Ice sealed the water surface near the boat launch at Coffeepot Lake west of Harrington, Wash., on March 7, 2012. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- A thin crust of ice still covered the boat launch area at Coffeepot Lake on Wednesday evening, but that didn't stop a fly fisher from launching his aluminum pram to fish the fingers of open water at the east end of the lake.

Coffeepot Lake, on BLM land west of Harrington, Wash., is a selective fishery, which means bait fishing is prohibited. The lake holds nice rainbow trout plus too many perch.

The main part of the lake was ice-free Wednesday.

The entire lake should be free of ice in the next day or two.




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