Outdoors

Lake Campbell

Campbell is a mixed stock lake of longstanding note, now with an added trout kicker in form of triploids rainbows. Anglers will find hatchery-reared lunker rainbows now among its obliging largemouth bass and yellow perch. The bass are big enough here to attract tournament attention.

Season: Year-round.

Angler amenities: Even on the opener, Campbell is not heavily fished, so there should be plenty of room. Eagle watching is a premium here especially if your throwbacks don't revive and go deep.

Surface area: 410 acres.

Stocking for 2008: 608 triploid rainbows.

In the catch: Cutthroat, rainbows, largemouth bass, yellow perch and brown bullheads.

Special rules: Crappie minimum size 9 inches, 10 crappie per day limit, otherwise, statewide size and bag limits apply.

Boat launch: WDFW – on Campbell Lake Road.

Getting there: Take Interstate 5 south to Highway 20 in Burlington. Drive west on Highway 20 to Sharp's Corner, then south toward Oak Harbor. Campbell will be the first lake to appear about a mile and a half from Sharp's.

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