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Local Fishing Report By: Screamin' Reels It’s time to fish Woodinville!

  • Written by Derek Anderson
Now that spring is here it’s time to get those kids out to enjoy the great outdoors. Opening day of trout fishing across Washington started on April 27. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife stocked more than 17 million trout and Kokanee in hundreds of lakes on both sides of the Cascades so everyone has an excellent chance of catching some nice fish.

You and your family can enjoy fishing for trout, bass, blue gill and other species right here locally on Cottage Lake. I visited Cottage Lake Park last Sunday morning and was glad to see many families fishing from the dock, as well as from small boats. It’s a great way to spend a day as a family enjoying the outdoors making everlasting memories you and your children will remember for a long time to come. I remember fishing Cottage Lake with my family when it was Norm’s Resort back in the late 1970s! It seemed just like yesterday when we were reeling in those trout left and right.

Gearing up for a day of fishing is easy. Head to your local hardware store or Three Rivers Marine in Woodinville and you can pick up an inexpensive rod and reel along with some trout bait, night crawlers and you are ready!  A freshwater fishing license costs $29.50 for resident adults 16 to 69 years old. Fifteen-year-olds can buy a license for $10.25, and seniors 70 and older can buy an annual freshwater fishing license for $7.50. Children 14 years of age and younger do not need a fishing license. Purchase a license online or find a vendor near you at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/.

Learn more about where and how to get in on the fun of fishing again at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/.

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