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Seattle Area bank access and is it Trout season yet?

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by TDH, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. TDH

    TDH Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just found out I'm heading to Seattle area tomorrow and the Mrs. suggested I bring a pole. Just wondering are any rivers open for trout/bass/whatever yet? Probably bring my fly pole, and spinner, but won't be wading. I saw Angle Lake, and possibly Green Lake - but noticed Duwamish River on the map.
    Unlike the Oregon regs that say - this river opens this date, I can't seem to find that for WA. Probably need to get off the tablet. :) Anyway - is the Duwamish open, and if so any good bank access from Angle Lake up to Seattle?

    Thanks
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    My kids learned how to fish on Angle lake 25 years ago.
    Only fished for trout off the dock in the summer & have no idea what it's like now.
    Hope this helps.

    http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/1/
     
  3. TDH

    TDH Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks Caveman - I'm going to get my license and plan on stopping there, I found a shop by where I'm staying so I'll go chat them up as well.
     
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  4. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure fishing is what she meant by bringing a pole:p

    Serioulsy though, the Green/Duwamish is closed.
    According to the regs (page 87) both Angle and Green Lakes are "year-round lakes", rules of which are on pages 16-17.
    Lake Washington is open for trout.
    The Sammamish river is open for catch and release

    http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01726/wdfw01726.pdf

    Hope this helps.


    Ray
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Greenlake is open year-round and has been fairly productive the last couple of weeks.
    WDFW used to dump upwards of 20,000 trout in there a year, but haven't been doing that lately.
    If you're going to fly fish it, use a strike indicator and a red chironomid pattern; fish from the docks near the shell house (look for the cement stadium-looking thing with a big, green "G" painted on it). Otherwise, it's a Powerbait show.
     
  6. TDH

    TDH Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good point, but I don't want to risk either option by asking for clarification! :D And thank you for the heads up on the Green/Duwamish!
     
  7. TDH

    TDH Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Perfect, I was planning on bringing chironmoids, got some read ice cream cones ready to roll, and Powerbait! Thanks!