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Coffeepot Lake water level up; fishing good for rainbows

Coffeepot Lake gets a good surge of inflow from Lake Creek after a week of rain and runoff. (Rich Landers)
Coffeepot Lake gets a good surge of inflow from Lake Creek after a week of rain and runoff. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- Although there's still not enough water to open the BLM launch for larger boats, the level of Coffeepot Lake has risen significantly since the trout fishing season opened on March 1.

Anglers on the water in Lincoln County today, March 19, were having no trouble hauling small boats to the water at the launch and negotiating the length of the lake

And the fishing was good.

One angler said he caught and released six fish by noon before the wind picked up and drove him off the water. Five were very large, he said.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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