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Top 3 Western Washington Trout Lakes

Post by Uncle Wes » Mon May 30, 2011 11:54 pm

What are your favorite top 3 western Washington trout lakes?
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Post by Stacie Kelsey » Tue May 31, 2011 1:51 am

Mineral Lake
Coldwater Lake
Merrill Lake
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Post by natetreat » Tue May 31, 2011 2:12 am

Hahaha, okay.

1. Wallace Lake
2. SMC Lake
3. Goat Lake

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Post by Matt » Tue May 31, 2011 2:14 am

1. Pass Lake
2. Lake Washington
3. Lake Squalicom
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Post by The Quadfather » Tue May 31, 2011 2:21 am

natetreat wrote:Hahaha, okay.

1. Wallace Lake
2. SMC Lake
3. Goat Lake


What does SMC lake stand for? Goat lake,, GOOD call!
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RE:Top 3 Western Washington Trout Lakes

Post by akochman09 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:21 am

Ill have to agree with matt for once. Pass is my favorite now, and I caught my biggest cutthroat out of lake washington.

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Post by Uncle Wes » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:10 pm

Akochman09, I see your from Bellingham. Have you ever worked Silver or Samish Lakes?
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Post by yooper_fisher » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:17 pm

Seeing as I've only fished a handful of lakes since I've been here my library is a bit limited. Hopefully I'll be able to update this list by the end of summer:

1. Fish Lake (king County)
2. Lake Walker
3. Lake Twelve

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Post by fishingmachine » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:57 pm

For numbers of fish
Pine lake

Size of fish
Beaver lake

Variety of trout
Pine lake

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Post by natetreat » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:03 pm

The Quadfather wrote:
natetreat wrote:Hahaha, okay.

1. Wallace Lake
2. SMC Lake
3. Goat Lake


What does SMC lake stand for? Goat lake,, GOOD call!

Something mining company, I think. Something being something that starts with an S, I'm not sure. I looked it up and there are varying descriptions on why it's named that. It's really neat, in a valley with cliffs on three sides. I posted a report of the trip, it's the one with the wicked steep climb to get up to it through Hancock land.

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Post by GeryG » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:53 am

Samamish
Pine
Beaver

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Post by fishaholictaz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:31 pm

Offut for numbers and size

Mineral for size

Black Lake Thurston Co for numbers and size
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Post by Uncle Wes » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:02 am

Okay, I have given this a lot of thought and it was quite hard to narrow it to three. Here is what I come up with.

Nahwatzel (Mason County)
numbers and size, open year round

Black (Thurston County}
numbers and size, open year round

Clear (Thurston County)
numbers and size, 5MPH speed limit, seasonal

I actually could name my top 20 on the western side quite easily. These are not in any particular order just lakes that have always treated me quite well.

Island (Mason)
Lost (Mason)
Pattison (Thurston)
Silver (Whatcom)
Coldwater (Cowlitz)
Wildcat (Kitsap)
Lacamas (Clark)
Campbell (Skagit)
Flowing (Snohomish)
Spencer (Mason)
Aberdeen (Grays Harbor)
McMurray (Skagit)
Samish (Whatcom)
Trails End (Mason)
Goodwin (Snohomish)
Panther (Kitsap)
Lawrence (Thurston)
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RE:Top 3 Western Washington Trout Lakes

Post by akochman09 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:36 am

Ive fished silver quite a bit. not as good as it used to be. some good sized cutts in there, regular planter bows. I miss it when they used to plant loids. back to back years i caught 22 inch triploids on opening day, and the biggest fish ive seen caught there was about 26 inches. They aren't any triploids left from 2007 when they stopped stocking them. As for samish, ive never fished it, heard it has some big cutts and kokanee though.

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Post by Uncle Wes » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:05 pm

I was the President of the orginazation that got the trips put in their. I also raised 90% of the funds. Worked at Silver for 6 years until my position got cut. Silver was my home lake for 10 years, if you ever decide to chase the cutts at Samish let me know be glad to tell you what and where worked for me their.
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