Why no trophy lake in south King County?

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  1. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    i meant from pass lake....
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, I thought you were just looking for larger rainbows. I guess I'll trip over a brown eventually.
     
  3. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    No, didn't tape it, but I had one of those little measue nets. Though I don't give them to be the most accurate, about 23":thumb::D:D
     
  4. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    yeah ed we are hording the browns up here. ive got 6 lakes around here to choose from.
     
  5. stratocaster

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    I'd never heard of the catch cards either but I looked for them Thursday afternoon and sure enough, they are there. Pencils too!
     
  6. Trout Master

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    They have been there as far as I know since my first trip there in 1992.
     
  7. CovingtonFly

    CovingtonFly B.O.H.I.C.A. bend over here it comes again

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    Anyone have suggestions on lakes or are we just giving measurments on fish now?
     
  8. Tyler Speir

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  9. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    the thought has crossed my mind that if there were at least one C&R/FFO trophy lake in each county on the Wet side, that tourist dollars would pour into this state.
    There oughtta be a LAW.
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    Bob
     
  10. stratocaster

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    I repeat my suggestion for Cassidy based on the following:

    1. High nutrient level
    2. Minimal shoreline development
    3. Depth to 30', good for wintering over of fish but still plenty of shallows for fly fishing.
    4. Doesn't appear to be a heavily fished lake once the post stock rush is over.
    5. It does support a healthy bass population. I see no reason it wouldn't support a trout population if managed to do so.
    6. Limited access from shore, less of a threat from poachers.
    7. Small enough to be easily fished from a tube/pontoon or any other human powered craft.
    8. It's 5 minutes from my house:rofl:

    Ok, disregard item 8. As previously stated, we need more of these lakes and I will support the effort regardless of what body of water is picked.
     
  11. stratocaster

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    Tyler,

    Can you give us some more info on Moss Lake? On the map it looks pretty small but I like the idea that it also appears fairly isolated.
     
  12. Trent

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    Doesn't cassedy get really warm? I do like the idea of it's loction though, though one with a little less population and houses around would be better, IMO.
     
  13. stratocaster

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    Yea, good point Trent. The north half probably averages only 15' deep, so I bet it does get warmer than most of our lakes and too warm for a healthy trout population.

    Ok, I retract my Cassidy suggestion. Anyone else have any ideas?