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April 30, 2013 in Outdoors
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Chris Larson, known to some as the “Fishing Queen,” caught this mackinaw, estimated at 16-17 pounds, at Loon Lake on Saturday, opening day of the lowland lake fishing season.

April 27, 2013
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Cory Horntvedt, right, reels in a fish to the encouragement of his stepbrother, Ty Bates, on Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, shortly after the midnight opening of Washington’s lowland trout lake fishing season. Their family has a 51-year tradition of congregating to camp and fish at Fishtrap Lake Resort for the opening weekend. Their grandfather’s ashes are buried along the lake.

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An angler baits a hook by lantern light shortly after midnight on April 28, 2013, for the opening of the lowland trout fishing season at Fishtrap Lake.

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At the boat launch for Spokane County’s Fish Lake, John Leach of Spokane holds a stringer of large Eastern brook trout and a rainbow caught on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Andrea Kelly of Touchet fillets her catch of trout from Williams Lake at the Bunker’s Resort campground while her husband, Todd, fires up the smoker grill for a fresh feast. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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A family focuses on catching fish in Williams Lake from the dock at Bunker’s Resort. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Urban Albright, 6, of Blaine, Wash., shows off the trout he caught at Williams Lake off the dock at Bunker’s Resort. He was fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane works to catch his first trout while fishing off the dock at Bunker’s Resort on Williams Lake with his stepfather, Andy Benson. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane catches his first trout while fishing off the dock at Bunker’s Resort on Williams Lake with his stepfather, Andy Benson. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane celebrates catching his first trout while fishing off the dock at Bunker’s Resort on Williams Lake with his stepfather, Andy Benson. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane celebrates catching his first trout while fishing off the dock at Bunker’s Resort on Williams Lake with his stepfather, Andy Benson. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane celebrates catching his first trout while fishing off the dock at Bunker’s Resort on Williams Lake with his stepfather, Andy Benson. They were fishing on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.

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Jill Osti caught this 9-pound tiger trout while fishing at Loon Lake on April 28, 2013, the opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season.