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Coffeepot Lake level riding high as 2017 ends several dry seasons

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.

Fish on.

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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