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Chelan County
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Wapato75204503.392.7219 inch RainbowAngler Participation seemed lower than usual, likely due to a concurrent fishing derby on nearby Lake Chelan. However, anglers were very pleased with the numbers and quality of fish.
Douglas County
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Jameson198394.844.3724 inch RainbowGood weather. Anglers were very happy about the 400+ 4-lb. jumbo Rainbows that were recently stocked. Fingerling plants from 2016 showed nice growth with most being 12 - 14".
Ferry County
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Ellen Lake2728171.7114 inch Rainbow Water was very high and cold, but the weather was nice today. Overall, angler turnout was low. Slow fishing day for most anglers on this lake.
Grant County
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Blue6320423.273.2416 inch RainbowAnglers were met with sunny, but partly cloudy skies, warm temperatures (high of 70F), and calm winds (<10mph). Quality trout fishing returned to Blue Lake in 2017 after an abysmal 2016. Several boat and shoreline anglers caught their limit of trout early in the morning, within an hour, and before WDFW creel surveyers showed up to interview them. Most trout were 11-13" with a few at 14-16". There are plenty of trout left to catch through the spring.
Deep Lake6716571  15 inch Rainbow1 derby fish caught. Anglers were met with sunny, but partly cloudy skies, warm temepratures (high of 70F), and calm winds (<10mph). Hight catch rates of 11-13" trout. Kokanee recorded in the creel survey.
Park79245343.533.116 inch RainbowAnglers were met with sunny, but partly cloudy skies, warm temperatures (high of 70F), and calm winds (<10mph). Quality trout fishing returned to Park Lake in 2017 after an abysmal 2016. Several boat and shoreline anglers caught their limit of trout early in the morning, within an hour, and before WDFW creel surveyers showed up to interview them. Most trout were 11-13" with a few at 14-16". There are plenty of trout left to catch through the spring.
Perch1225304.582.0817 inch RainbowAnglers were met with sunny, but partly cloudy skies, warm temepratures (high of 70F), and calm winds (<10mph). Mostly 11-12" trout.
Vic Meyers1426 1.861.8615 inch RainbowAnglers were met with sunny, but partly cloudy skies, warm temepratures (high of 70F), and calm winds (<10mph). Mostly 11-12" trout. No tagged derby trout checked in creel survey.
Warden3286343.752.6912 inch RainbowAnglers were met with sunny, but partly cloudy skies, warm temepratures (high of 70F), and calm winds (<10mph). Catch rates were high, but smaller than normal trout sizes kept some anglers from harvesting them. Most trout were 10-11 inches. No carryovers recorded in creel survey.
Grays Harbor County
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Bowers Lake - Vance # 13258202.441.8125 inch RainbowKids derby: winer was 7 lbs 9oz. Lots of anglers early, 97 on this lake.
Duck Lake31 0.330.3312 inch RainbowWindy and rainy on this year-round lake.
Failor Lake50121363.142.4226 inch SteelheadThe weather conditions were damp but there were shivering smiles.
Ines Lake - Vance # 22737242.261.3724 inch RainbowRainy weather
Lake Aberdeen1082001212.991.8526 inch RainbowKibs Derby: lots of happy kids in spite of the rain.
Lake Sylvia1329163.462.2314 inch RainbowRainy, a few Cutthroat were caught but mostly Rainbow.
Island County
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Deer204718811.752.35 Lots of jumbos, but lower than normal effort - weather?
Jefferson County
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Sandy Shore451261175.42.823 inch RainbowMild morning, very good fishing until rain and wind blew in. Most people then stopped fishing and left.
Silent112973.272.6415 inch Rainbow14 inch kokanee in catch. People happy with fishing, but most quit when rain moved in.
Tarboo4186222.632.121 inch RainbowNice day, partly sunny flat calm, until about 11am, then rain and wind made most people stop fishing and left the lake.
King County
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Cottage83190823.282.2918 inch RainbowSeveral jumbos caught.
Geneva43137865.193.1916 inch RainbowLots of big fish, happy anglers and successful eagles and ospreys. A good day for everyone.
Langlois661841685.332.7920 inch Rainbow (winter Steelhead)1 derby fish caught. The weather was calm.
Margaret2489144.293.7113 inch Rainbow1 derby fish caught.
North74244914.533.316 inch RainbowsNice weather this morning.
Pine2045 2.252.2518 inch RainbowThe trout seemed to be in shallow water.
Shady1237124.083.0816 inch Rainbow The anglers were happy.
Steel832 4413 inch RainbowVery busy and happy fishers.
Walker154983.83.2714 inch RainbowThe wind died down by 9 and weather cooperated for the rest of morning.
Wilderness4070282.451.7517 inch RainbowThe morning winds died down into a warm, calm morning on the lake.
Kitsap County
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Buck2626151.581 Fishing was fair in morning. Weather and rain blew in midmorning and moved a lot of anglers off the water, especially boaters. Weather got a little better toweards noon.
Horseshoe3170453.712.2622 inch Rainbow19 inch tagged WDFW Derby fish caught and already turned in to WDFW. Generally slower fishing, but fishers happy. Weather turned bad after midday, and most people stopped fishing.
Mission235618110.32.4316 inch RainbowFishing good before the rain arrived. Many people stopped fishing and got off the lake. A few fishers arrived before noon when weather got a little better.
Panther3253242.411.6616 inch RainbowFishing was good before the rain arrived. Many people stopped fishing and got off the lake. The weather got a little better toward noon, and some more anglers arrived (mostly boaters).
Klickitat County
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Horsethief63526.175.83 Not many anglers checked and fishing was slow.
Rowland521511105.022.9 Excellent quality fish. Shore fishing was slow but boat anglers did well.
Spearfish48 22 Not many anglers checked and fishing was slow.
Lewis County
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Carlisle6548761.910.74 Inclement weather -
Ft. Borst Park Pond6085151.671.42 One Derby fish caught but fishing was generally slow and weather was poor.
Mineral1303172904.672.44 Busy, and anglers were happy in spite of the poor weather.
Plummer1322 1.691.69 Inclement weather - shore anglers were not catching fish.
Lincoln County
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Fishtrap202421.31.222 inch RainbowGreat weather and lots of people having fun.
Mason County
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Aldrich187224.114 Lots of kids fishing with their parents. Parking lot full, people left to fish other lakes.
Benson2152153.192.4818 inch RainbowSome larger 16-18 inch fish checked. Happy fishers, but rain made a lot of people leave, but many came back out when the weather improved..
Clara146424.714.5727 inch Rainbow3 broodstock Rainbow and some 10 inch cutthroat from fall fingerling plants
Howell930643.3317 inch Rainbow Fishers happy with catches. Mild morning, but rainy weather after midmorning made a lot of people stop fishing and leave the lake.
Robbins198434.584.4213 inch RainbowParking lot full all morning. Overflow anglers headed to other nearby lakes.
Tiger48145674.423.0217 inch RainbowMild morning with fair fishing until rain and wind pushed most anglers off lake. Most boaters and shore anglers quit. A few started fishing again when weather improved towards noon.
Wildberry210 55 Mild morning with fair fishing until rain and wind pushed most anglers off lake. Most boaters and shore anglers quit then. A few started fishing again when weather improved towards noon.
Wood35 1.671.67 Mild morning with slow fishing. Rain and wind pushed anglers off lake.
Wooten511401515.712.75 Fishing was pretty good in the morning. Rain arrived midday and made a lot of anglers leave the lake. Weather goy better towards noon.
Okanogan County
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Conconully Lake4086132.52.1515 inch RainbowEveryone was staying warm and having a good time.
Conconully Res       
Long4884412 inch Rainbow 
Pearrygin756670.970.8814 inch RainbowWeather was chilly.
Round1768154.88413 inch Rainbow 
Pacific County
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Black Lake3443382.381.2625 inch RainbowDerby winner was 7 lbs 1 oz. Rain chased anglers away after the derby ended.
Cases Pond1321203.151.6224 inch RainbowDerby winner was 6 lbs. Smaller fish weren't biting, only big fish caught.
Pend Oreille County
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Diamond Lake273521.371.322 inch Rainbow Very high water. Slow fishing compared to most opening days. Weather was nice.
Pierce County
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Bay Lake155083.873.33  
Carney Lake1411333.140.79  
Clear Lake891561203.11.7518 inch Rainbow 
Crescent Lake4815163.273.15  
Jackson Lake89142.881.13  
Ohop Lake231520.740.65  
Rapjohn Lake3285373.812.6616 inch Rainbow 
Silver Lake4281172.331.9322 inch Rainbow22 inch derby fish caught.
Tanwax Lake2776532.8117 inch Rainbow 
Skagit County
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Erie3185153.232.7417 inch Rainbow 
Heart4891893.751.923 inch Rainbow 
McMurray71201283.232.8316 inch Rainbow 
Sixteen2587214.323.4814 inch Rainbow 
Snohomish County
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Armstrong362660.890.7221 inch RainbowThe fishing was slow.
Bosworth281071549.323.8215 inch Rainbow2 derby fish caught.
Crabapple1117 1.551.5517 inch Rainbow 
Echo (Maltby)10584710.55.812 inch Rainbow 
Howard30928863.0718 inch CutthroatA good mix jumbos and catchables were caught.
Ki46135393.782.9315 inch Rainbow 
Martha (AM)348722.622.5617 inch Rainbows1 derby fish was caught.
Riley3472242.822.1215 inch Rainbow 
Serene1426545.711.8614 inch RainbowA first-time angler caught their first fish. The weather was nice.
Storm2961885.142.117 inch Rainbow 
Wagner2119573.620.914 inch RainbowThe wind died down around 9. The were good size.
Spokane County
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Badger1641425.22.611 inch Rainbow & CutthroatMany happy anglers. Mix of Rainbow, Cutthroat and Kokanee
Clear241180.80.320 inch Rainbow Mostly Rainbows but some Brown Trout were also caught. Most fish were >15 inches.
Fish3247452.91.415 inchBrook TroutFishing was red-hot 8-10 am but tailed off after 10. All anglers were satisfied. This lake is popular for catch/release.
West Medical9361220.90.722 inch RainbowHigh proportion of large rainbows in the creel. Anglers were happy to get out and enjoy the weather
Williams3597403.92.821 inch RainbowLots of happy anglers out enjoying the great weather.
Stevens County
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Cedar Lake42066.5514 inch RainbowAnglers limited in 2-4 hours. Weather was nice, but water is still cold.
Deep Lake       
Mudgett Lake134043.383.0716 inch RainbowNice weather. Water temperature was low. Most of the catch made up of catchables with a few carryovers.
Rocky Lake       
Starvation Lake254631.961.8414 inch RainbowFishing was slower than usual. Water was cold and high. Fish looked healthy and fat.
Waitts Lake13961.150.6920 inch Brown TroutParking lot/boat launch was flooded, dissuading a lot of anglers from launching boats. Very low turnout compared to usual.
Thurston County
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Clear Lake62239244.243.8524 inch RainbowTwo derby fish caught.
Deep Lake30411921.37 Two derby fish caught.
Hicks Lake4577332.441.7122 inch Rainbow 
McIntosh Lake2156525.142.67  
Pattison Lake294091.691.3816 inch Rainbow 
Summit Lake722121354.822.94 Big average size and numerous fish that were 18 inches.
Ward Lake2332262.521.39  
Whatcom County
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Cain32107765.723.3421 inch Rainbow 
Padden44122303.452.7713 inch Rainbow 
Silver108379373.853.5121 inch RainbowIt was a good day to be fishing.
Toad431011024.722.3512 inch Rainbow