I recently landed perch in the 12-15 inch range on crank baits for bass in this lake at a certain point, gonna try them with the fly rod as soon as I done writing this besause I dont have to work today. have any of you had much luck. gonna try size 6 clousers and leech patterns. they recently planted this years and last years stock of minter creek coho in the lake. must have put 1000s in there, no matter where you are at they will follow your bass bait to the boat by numbers. schools go by in the hundreds count. I think the fish are having a field day on these 1 1/2-4 inch fish. never fished for freshwater perch before except in sandpoint and hayden lake in northern Idaho at my cousins house when I was a kid. has anybody caught any out of lake washington before on a fly rod? if so how did you do it? ever fly fish owen's beach at pt defiance? took my girlfriend and her sisters kid there and at the beach there was some good sized fish chasing herring up on the beach. and the point you can walk out to it. what about the railroad tracks along the narrows? is there any way to get there by truck and walk because I seen where the boats were fishng and it caught my attention. if you dont want to put it on the internet email me at [email protected] if willing to share info about the tacoma area of course.