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With springtime tem- peratures finally arriving, Washington anglers are pulling out their fishing gear and getting ready for the big day. April 26 is the season opener for the lowland lakes fishery. Game Department biologists are expecting the 1981 season to be very suc- cessful, barring any more major eruptions of Mount St. Helena. Last year the moun- tain virtually wiped out much of the season because anglers were concerned about travelling through the ash-rldden areas. Many of the lakes which were seriously affected by the eruptions have now rehabilitated themselves and will be able to support fishing pressure. This is also a good time for anglers to make use of other lakes throughout Wash- ington which often are overlooked. Many of the outlying lakes received so little pressure last year that there should be some prime carryovers this season. High gas prices are con- tlnuing to keep many anglers close to home, and the Game Department has changed its trout-planting allotments to favor easy-to-reach met- ropolitan lakes. This began last year on an ex- perimentnl basis and was quite effective. Most urban lakes throughout Wash- lngton were able to with- stand the increased fish- ing pressure, providing good success to area anglers. The new eight-fish trout limit has also worked well in spreading out fishing pressure and extending suc- cess further into the season. The change in the trout limit and angler's travelling habits has increased the popularity of spinyray fishing. Game Department biologists believe this rising pressure has helped many spinyray fisheries and will continue to do so. Generally, the popular bass, perch, crappie, and walleye fisheries should once again provide some great fishing. OKANOGAN COUNTY AENEAS -Fair for II to 15- inch rainbows, with some cutthroat - only fly fishing is allowed, with a five-fish limit. ALTA - Good for II to 14- inch rainbows. BIG TWIN -Good for 11 to 12 inch rainbows, with some carryovers. BLUE - Good for 12 to 15- inch rainbows, with some cutthroats. Pressure is heavy on this lake with limited facilities. CHOPAKS - Slow for I2 to 18-inch rainbows. Only fly fishing Is allowed, with a five fish limit. CONCONULLY LAKE -- Fair for nine to 12-inch rain- bows - lake is contaminated with chubs. CONCONULLY RESER- VOIR- Good for 10 to 13-inch rainbow. ELL - Good for 12 to 16-inch rainbows. This lake is Selec- PPe 8 April 16. 1981 Quad-Clt v Herald Fishing prospects good for 1981 MattawaLCal cyclistSrace in scheduled to open in April. QUINCY - Good for I0 to 12- start producing until after Several young local men Helping as pit crew mum- WENATCHEE -- Some kokanee and rainbow fishing from April on. Many Dolly Varden are taken by anglers "in the know." Streams are usually fishable during the first two weeks of the regular season, then again after the spring runoff in June. The more popular and accessible streams will be planted with legal rainbow again in 1981. At least two plants will be made in each of these streams during the summer. These plants are usually made from July I to Sep- tember 1. A change this year will involve the planting of brown trout along with the usual legal rainbows, notable in the lower Wenat- chee River and Tumwater Canyon. Many hack reads in the county will be soft and dif- ficult to negotiate early in the season. Certain access roads may be closed by county or Forest Service of- ficials during the spring thaw. FERRY COUNTY CURLEW LAKE - Produced good fishing in 1980 and should improve in 1981. Stocked in May, the early season's catch consists of 12 to 18-inch rainbow with weight limits not uncom- mon. Fishing peaks during spring and fall months. In an unusual venture, the com- manity financed the rearing of 75,000 fish in cooperation with the Department, for a total plant of 150,000 rain- bow. TWIN LAKES - Reportedly good for eastern brook trout in this Colville Indian Reser- vation lake. Call Nespelem for information. LONG, SWAN, FISH, AND FERRY - Excellent Forest Service campgrounds. An enjoyable area. Long (cut- throat, excellent, fly fishing only) and Swan (brook trout) are the principal waters. Ferry Lake (rain- bow iegals) is now open year-round. Fish lake is also good for planted rainbow legais. COLUMBIA BASIN This is the second year that many of the lowland lakes in the Columbia Basin area are open on either a year-round or March 1 season. Included in this group are all the Potholes area Seep Lakes, Desert HMA lakes and larger, mixed species waters, such as Banks Lake, Potholes Reservoir and Moses Lake. Most of these waters are also expected to provide good trout fishing for the April 26 opener. All year-round and March 1 opening waters in Grant and Adams counties have a five-trout daily catch and possession limit. Check your fishing pamphlet for specific seasons and bag limits. While there have been some major changes in trout management in the Colum- bia Basin; there remain a good number of lakes tive Fishery, with a one fish limit. FISH - Excellent for I0 to 14- inch rainbows, with few carry overs. GREEN - Fair for 10 to 14- inch eastern brook trout. LEADER - Fair for 11 to 12- inch rainbows - lake level is up. LONG - Good for II to 12- inch rainbows. MOCCASIN - Good for 11 to 14-inch rainbows, few eastern brook trout. Only fly fishing is allowed, with a five fish limit. PALMER - Fair for 10 to 13- inch kokanee, as well as bass, crappie, some rain- bows and eastern brook trout. PATTERSON - Fair for nine to 14-inch rainbows, some brook trout. PEARYGIN - Good for 10 to 14-inch rainbows. ROUND - Good for 11 to 14- inch rainbows. SPECTACLE - Good for 10 to ll-inch rainbows. WANNACUTT - Good for 11 to 14-inch rainbows. WHITESTONE - Good for bass and crappie. DOUGLAS COUNTY JAMESON - Good for rain- bows eight to 11 inches with no carryovers. The lake was rehibilitated last fall, stocked with catehables. CHELAN COUNTY ANTILON - Eastern brook provide fair fishing from opening day, but usually a slow starter. This lake's production is held down by large numbers of stickleback. CHELAN - Year-round water. Koknnee angling has suffered in the last two years due to poor fry survival, even so there is fair fishing for nice sized kokanee all summer. Rainbow and cut- throat angling is best in the up-lake area near creek mouths. DRY LAKE - A year-round mixed species water with some very large bass and a few brown trout. Good before general opening if the spring weather has been warIn. FISH LAKE -- A good producer year-round. 'Angling effort is about evenly split between rain- bow and yellow perch fishermen. Fly fishing for rainbow throughout spring and fall months. Trophy brown trout are available for those willing to work at it. ROSES LAKE - A rich lake on winter only season from November 1 through March 31. Holdover povulation is building since rehabilitated in 1979. WAPATO - Should be fair for rainbow eight to 10- inches with a few larger carryovers. This trout management water is now suffering from competition by largemouth bass and sun fish, but should hold up for the coming spring. Anglers are cautioned that it is unlawful to possess game fish other than trout on trout management waters. k DAYS 0NL00 ] ,!f I=e#Ar  Thursday, Friday, Saturday  JoolMen's "t I Dress Shirt ] t U[ll3ll3 . , New Spring Colors , | 2 0o"; 40o'00 Pants Easter Dress !: Sandals , Shoes for the men for the ladies  | " % % I 2Oo. 200. J unct,on, Inc. I F:! . Brewster Tel. 689-3353 Open 9:30-6:00 Mon.-Sat. ] 26. These include the popular Sun Lakes in Grant County with ober 1,000 acres of trout fishing - Blue, Park, Deep and Dry Falls lakes are all scheduled to open in April. Lakes in Quincy HMA in Grant County will also open in April. Burke, Quincy, Dusty and Caliche lakes are the most popular of these waters but a number of smaller lakes, some with hike-in access only will also provide good fishing. Jameson Lake in Douglas County was rehabilitated to eliminate shiners last fall and has been stocked with 100,000 catchable-size rain- bow for the opener. The Okanogan County area will provide an abun- dance of excellent trout angling for the April opener. ARa, Pearygin, Spectacle and Conconully lakes are all expected to be good for trout averaging 10 to 12 inches in length. Not to be overlooked by the spring angler is the oppor- tunity for some really fine fishing for warm water game fish in this region. Bass, sunfish, crappie and perch abound in many lakes and waterways of the Columbia Basin and provide lots of fishing enjoyment as well as some great eating. GRANT COUNTY BANKS - Good for kokanee 12 to 14 inches - also bass and perch. BLUE - Fair for nine to 11 - inch rainbows, few carryovers. BURKE - Fair for nine to 1l- inch rainbows. CALICHE - Good for 10 to 12-inch rainbows, no carryovers. DEEP - Fair for nine to 12 inch rainbows. DRY FALLS - Good for 10 to 18-inch rainbows - some brown trout. This lake has Selective Fishery (catch and release), barbless hooks only, with a one fish limit. DUSTY - Fair for 10 to 12- inch rainbows, with few carryovers. Lake infested with chubs. LENICE, MERRY AND NUNNALLY - Good for 10 to 18-inch rainbows - some browns. This lake has a Selective Fishery, harbless hooks only, with a one fish limit. MOSES LAKE - Good for bass, crappie, and bluegill as well as trout- trolling south end 10 to 12-inch. Some larger fish to four pounds. PARK - Fair for nine to 11- inch rainbows, with few carryovers. inch rainbows with no carryovers. WARDEN - Good for 10 to 12 inch rainbows. This lake opened March 1. The stream fishing in Yakima and Kittitas coun- ties attracts tremendous numbers of fishermen from throughout the state during the summer and fall months. All of the accessible and more popular streams are stocked during the season with catchable size rainbow. Fishing should be good for most of the summer. The upper Yakima River is usually good during this period for rainbow 10 to 16 inches in length. The Yakima has a 10-inch minimum size limit Decem- ber 1 through May 31 in Yakima County. This part of the state is limited in the number of lowland lakes, and as a ret draws few outsiders for the opening day of fishing. However, all of the small lakes in the area produce relatively good catches on the opening. The major reservoirs, such as Rimrock, Bumping, Kachess, Keechelus and Cle Elum are primarily mid-May, with best catches in June and July. There are over 600 high mountain lakes and potholes in the Cascade Mountain range in Yakima, KiRitas and Chelan counties attrac- ting many fishermen throughout the summer and fall months. This high coun- try is generally accessible by mid- summer. A lbt d a few c/the more popular lakes in Klttitas County would include Alaska, Escondtdo, Joe, Ivanhoe, Shovel, Spade, Tuck, and Vincente lakes for cutthroat; Cooper, Cotton- wood, Hyas, and Stirrup for brooks; and Michael, Mirror, and Terrace or rainbow. In Yakima County there would be Cramer, Shellrock, Cougar, Deer, Pillar, and Swamp lakes for rainbow; Apple, Fish, Long, Pear, and Twin Sisters lakes for brooks; and Cirque, Crow, Janet, Long John, Rae, Sheepherder, and Sur- prise lakes for cutthrt. Chelan County favorites in- clude Heather, Minotaur, Theseus, Schaefer, Chiwaukam, Julius, Eileen, Donald, Domle, Augusta, Klonaqua, Stewart, entered the annual Mattawa Desert Race at Mattawa, Washington, Sunday, April 5. One thousand entries raced their cycles over the 100 mile course, in dust and wind. From Brewster were Rich Thomason, who placed 42 overall and 3rd in his class - the "Over the Hill" category; Mark LaPierre, formerly of Brewster, placed 24 overall and 6th in his class; and Bill LaMoreaux, racing for the first'time, placed 121 overall and 26 in hls class. burs were Ed Tradup, Keith Waistad, Dan Kegley, Jan Twombly, Churl LaPierre, Pat Kegley and Tammy Pritcbard. . %" o An after-dinner speaker has been defined as the man who talks in other people's sleep. 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"- ........ bys team bt placed events winninthe850 1600 $ 50 DO eiCanyd at the meet last a,dmeterrac.iontl I I Elton and Dan Lassiter Moulton picked up a 1st in teamed up to take 1st and the 400 meter run and Gerry  2rid respectively in the 100 Assmnsen placed in the 100, i and 200 meter dashes. Elton 200 and 400 meter sprlnts.  To ! anyone that purchases, leases MANSFIELD TRACKApriI17 PDInvltationaISCHEDULE I or orders within 30 days of test I l April21 Odessa driving any car. (car must be in same April 25 Ray Cross Invitatlomd (Ephrata) J April 28 Odessa j May I Brewster Invitational May 4 Iceburg Invitational (Mansfield) May 8 League Meet, Chelan May 15 Sub District May 22 District Cashmere JUNIOR HIGH TRACK April 16 Brewster April 23 Manson April 30 Mansfield May 7 Bridgeport May 16 Chelan League Meet category & price range), even if purchase iS a competitive model. WE INVITE COMPARISON I Goehry's, Inc., Brewster 689-2531 , Brewster Heights Packing wants to publicly thank...... Clyde Brown for the fine facility. Luster McCullough for many hours of time and excellent help in countless ways. Jack McMlllan for announcing and officiating, for his football crew / expecially his 2 sons, Greg & Mark who supplied team towels & clean up. Officials for doing well a most difficult job. Ozzle & Alberta Morley and all the Little League parents and helpers for providing such good food. . . . Alberta & Valerie Chapman for their help m hcket sales. Stats Keepers for !heir accurate help - Mark Dawson, Pam Tradup, Gary Knowlton, Chris Morris, James Vallance. Kiwanis for Canadian flag.. . Sweepers Mike Boese!, Eric.Fox, Mark & Eric Dawson, Ted Christen- sen, Eddie Rggan, Jessie White, Andy Gelstin. Water Boys Corey Morley, Brian Boesel, Tommy Dundas, Steven i Brown, Darryl & Stacey White. . . i Timers Eva & Wally Stotler & Curtis Fox - Ronme Knowlton & Mke !i Symonds. ' i i Blll Alexander for helping with the announcing :! Shirt Salesmen Charlotte McCullough, Gaff ,Churafe & Mandy Mc- i Cullough. . :i ....and a Specml Thank You to all you townspeople who sup- ii ported.the tourney with your ads and attendance, i l .... It was a great tournament! i