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Don’t sleep on ‘late’ fishing area lakes

Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

The posing porch at Klink’s Williams Lake Resort has been busy with successful anglers in the summer of 2017. (COURTESY PHOTO)
The posing porch at Klink’s Williams Lake Resort has been busy with successful anglers in the summer of 2017. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Worries that spring flooding would ruin this season’s fishing at stocked trout lakes in the Spokane region never panned out, at least not at Williams Lake.

Trout catching has been “amazing” this year, reports Dusty Klink at Klink’s Resort. In a report to Randy Osborne, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist, Klink said 2017 has been “definitely one of the best catching years with many anglers limiting out in record time.”

September can be an excellent time to fish area lakes. Trout activity picks up as water temperatures cool from summer highs.

Don’t put it off.

The 2017 seasons close on Sept. 30 at Williams and several other Spokane County lakes including Badger, West Medical and Fish.

Anglers have until Oct. 31 to fish Clear Lake.

Fishtrap normally would close on Sept. 30, but it will remain open through Oct. 22 with no limits as anglers are encouraged to catch as many trout as possible before the lake is treated with rotenone late in October.