Outdoors

Pass Lake

A quartet of trout species inhabit this long-time bastion of fly fishers. Predictions are the feistier browns, rainbows ands cutts here will range in size from 15 to 28 inches.

Tiger trout, the unique cross between brown trout and eastern brook trout, are reputed to have a meanish streak that should make them real hackle maulers when the sterile critters get to size.

They're so named, not for their ferocity, but for the faint striped pattern on their sides.

Season: Year-round.

Angler amenities: This lake is managed for yields of trophy trout under catch and release and flyfishing only rules.

Surface area: 98 acres.

In the catch: Rainbow, cutthroat, brown and tiger trout.

Stocking for 2008: none.

Special rules: Catch and release plus fly fishing only rules.

Boat launch: WDFW – graveled, at the Intersection of Rosario Road and Highway 20. Use of motors is prohibited.

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. The highway skirts Pass Lake's south side about 4.5 miles west of Sharp's Corner.

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