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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Lowland lake season opens


April 28, 2022

Olivia Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

Fishermen try their luck trolling on opening day of the lowland lake season, Saturday, April 23.

COLFAX – The state lowland fishing season opened Saturday, April 23, kicked off with a statewide trout fishing derby.

The season kickoff ignited excitement in the fishing community as well as introduced new statistics for fish biologists.

State Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Staci Lehman in Spokane Valley reported water temperatures in Eastern Washington lakes Saturday ranged from the low- to mid-40s.

Fishing should be picking up, she said.

"It generally needs to hit 50 degrees before fishing really turns on," Lehman said. "Once we get consistently good weather, people should...

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