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Results from opening day fishing lakes

Fish on! Anglers get some action from the dock of Klink's Williams Lake Resort on the opening day of Washington's lowland lake fishing season. (Rich Landers)
Fish on! Anglers get some action from the dock of Klink's Williams Lake Resort on the opening day of Washington's lowland lake fishing season. (Rich Landers)

FISHING — A mixed bag of weather couldn't keep anglers from reaping a fine harvest of trout Saturday and Sunday during the opening weekend of Washington's lowland lake fishing season.

Check out these results from Washington Fish and Wildlife Department creel checks for a hint at the fishing success and the average number of trout caught per angler on Saturday.

Ferry County: Ellen, 12 anglers with 50 trout for 4.2 fish kept per rod.

Grant County:  Warden, 91 anglers with 383 trout for 4.2 fish kept per rod; Blue, 74 with 234 for 3.2; Park, 108 with 285 for 2.6; and Deep, 62 with 200 for 3.2.

Lincoln County: Fishtrap, 21 with 92 for 4.4

Okanogan County: Alta, 99 anglers with 214 trout for 2.1 fish kept per rod; Pearrygin, 36 with 107 for 2.9; Conconully Lake, 59 with 201 for 3.4; Conconully Reservoir, 36 with 109 for 3.0; and Fish, 49 with 90 for 1.8.

Pend Oreille County: Big Meadow, seven with 18 for 2.6; and Diamond, 10 with 56 for 5.0.

Stevens County: Cedar, 11 with 35 for 3.2; Mudgett, 57 with 129 for 2.3; Rocky, 21 with 88 for 4.2; Starvation, 21 with 84 for 4.0; Waitts, 56 with 158 for 2.8; and Deep, three with 15 for 5.0.

Spokane County: Badger, 42 with 51 for 1.2; Clear, 29 with 49 for 1.7; Fish, 52 with 137 for 2.6; Williams, 48 with 172 for 3.6; and West Medical, 58 with 182 for 3.1.




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