FISHING -- What a difference a year and a record wet winter has made at Coffeepot Lake east of Harrington.
The popular Lincoln County trout lake, also a perch fishery, has suffered from low water in recent years, forcing anglers to portage small vessels over dry ground to reach the west end of the lake.
Not this spring.
The lake level is high for the trout season that started March 1, when ice still capped the lake. The boat launch dock has been repositioned high on the bank by U.S. Bureau of Land Management staff.