Anglers aren’t necessarily flocking to Western Washington lakes even though the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tocked them with more than 340,000 catchable trout over the past two months.
Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood says the anglers he sees fishing these lakes tend to be those with schedules flexible enough to get out during the limited periods of daylight. “But there are opportunities,” he said.
The Point Defiance Boathouse Marina will host a squid fishing clinic Dec. 6. The 4-6 p.m. clinic run by Gene Anderson will go over the basics of gear and catching and cooking squid. The clinic is $10.
Digging will not be allowed before noon and diggers must keep the first 15 clams they collect. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
“Crowds of diggers have been on the light side, but the clams continue to grow and are getting fatter,” WDFW shellfish manager Dan Ayres said in a statement. “If you’re willing to brave the elements, it’s a great opportunity to get some clams.”
Digs will be at Long Beach and Twin Harbors Dec. 3-9, Mocrocks Dec. 5-7 and Copalis on Dec. 6.
Future digs are proposed for Dec. 31-Jan. 7, Jan. 17-24, Jan. 30-Feb. 6 and Feb. 15-22. For more information visit wdfw.wa.gov.