The 2013 fishing season for lowland lakes opened last Saturday at places such as Clear Lake, near Eatonville. As the sun rose from behind Mount Rainier, several calls of “I have another one” could be heard coming from the boats.
Other popular spots locally for opening day included Ohop Lake and Mineral Lake.
Statewide, hundreds of thousands of anglers were expected to flock to more than 600 lakes in hope of landing some of the 17 million trout and kokanee that the state Department of Fish and Wildlife have planted since last year. Those included 160,000 jumbo trout weighing up to 11 pounds apiece, and another 52,000 triploid trout averaging about a pound apiece.