Outdoors

Vogler Lake

If you don't mind a quiet, catch and release lake with some potential for having your arms tugged out of their sockets, Vogler's fly fishing only waters are good for a spring venture.

Season: Last Saturday in April to Oct. 31.

Angler amenities: All catch and release under fly fishing rule. Vogler is shallow, warms quickly, skip during the hot summer, but try again in October before it closes.

Surface area: 3.5 acres.

In the catch: Rainbow.

Stocking for 2008: 200 legal rainbow annually and 119 triploid rainbows in May.

Special rules: Season; catch and release plus fly fishing only rules. Otherwise statewide size and bag limits apply

Boat launch: Gravel with capacity for small, trailered boats, carry-ins and certainly belly boats.

Getting there: Take Cook Road east from Interstate 5 to Sedro-Woolley. Then continue east on Highway 20, turn left on Baker Lake Road and drive past Grandy Lake to Burpee Hill Road. Turn right and go to the top of the hill (about a half mile).

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