Have you ever checked either Anderson Lake up by Port Townsend or Martha Lake west of Arlington and over on Lakewood Rd? Martha Lake, which I have fished numerous times, has lots of big trout--and they can be very big. The only deal is figuring out what they happen to be interested in. After talking with Skip Morris, I recommend checking the regs on Anderson. There has been a lot of work to make this lake a quality fishery; however, this has resulted in a slice of the season being only C&R. What part, I don't know, as well as whether it is also a seasonal lake. Still, I've caught fish as big as anything I've pulled out of even Dry Falls--and even larger than Lone.
As far as Martha Lake's temperature, it's been running around the mid to lower 50's in the past week. I've even seen trout lurking in the very shallows nipping at some mystery bugs. I did twice get a strike on a Quigley cripple but ended up putting off that zone after losing both. Haven't seen much there in that paticular location since. Still, I know there are fish in the shallower waters. It's just a matter of figuring out what they're interested in. I suppose that goes for any piece of water, eh? But once you know, you're in the $$$$! :THUMBSUP
The only reason I'm spilling the beans on my favorite local lake is that I'm gonna be out of the fishing picture for a couple of months, due to work. All I ask is that people let me in on what is working on those temperamental fish and not keep everything you catch. Email me at [[email protected]
} for all you who check out this sometimes very phat fishery. There is a very nice 16 inch rainbow that I C&R'd a little over a week ago--and that's not the biggest I've scored there so far.