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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 12, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Southwest region lakes planted with trout and should boost fishing

Here is the latest news from southwest Washington on the trout fishing scene.

In Silver Lake near Castle Rock, the water continues to be fairly cold (50 degrees) for warm water fish. Rainbow trout are being caught however, and five anglers kept four rainbows and released one this past week.

Siler Mill Pond in Lewis County was planted with 1,103 catchable size rainbows on April 4. No report on angling success of late.

South Lewis County Park Pond near Toledo was planted with 2,976 catchable size rainbows on April 5. No report on angling success of late.

Lake Sacajawea in Longview was planted with 3,010 catchable size rainbows on April 4. No report on angling success of late.

Kress Lake near Kalama was planted with 2,000 catchable size rainbows on April 5, and is producing good catches. This past week, 13 anglers kept seven rainbows and released 15 rainbows and one brown. Water temperature is 50 degrees. Cormorants are very active on the lake right now.

Horseshoe Lake in Woodland was planted with 8,005 browns from April 4-6. There has been little to no effort, and no fish caught during creel surveys. Water temperature is 48 degrees.

In Merwin Reservoir fishing continues to be great, and anglers are catching kokanee near the surface. This past week, 42 anglers kept 130 kokanee and released nine, plus five rainbows. Water temperature was 45 degrees, and there were 31 boat trailers at the boat ramp.

Battleground Lake was planted with 6,800 rainbows averaging over ½ pound each on April 6. No report on angling success of late.

Lacamas Lake near Camas was planted with 6,864 browns weighing almost ½ pound each on April 4. No report on angling success of late.

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