Outdoors

Fazon Lake

Tiger muskies may be changing the face of bass and bluegill fishing at Fazon — at least what's hoped. The toothsome predators should crop the profuse populations of largemouth and sunfish, enabling the survivors to get bigger. Special rules protect the tiger muskies and also channel catfish. Year-round, fish now.

Season: year-round.

Angler amenities: Fazon unfortunately does not have any bank fishing space that is publicly accessible, nor is there a dock. But if you can get out on a boat, it's a near sure bet you'll catch something.

Surface area: about 32 acres.

Stocking for 2008: none.

In the catch: bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, tiger muskies and possibly a few brown trout.

Special rules: seasonal ban on fishing from floating devices during waterfowl hunting season, first Fridday in October to Jan. 15. Channel catfish no minimum size and daily limit of two.

Boat launch: WDFW – shallow concrete ramp with maneuvering circle and parking.

Getting there: drive east on Mount Baker Highway about five miles and turn left on Everson-Goshen Road. Drive north to East Hemmi Road, turn right. The access road is about a quarter mile east on the left.

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