Since its launch in 2012, Fish Washington webpages have been visited millions of times, offering information on marine areas and most every lowland lake in the state.
Now, the Fish Washington website has expanded to provide the "when's, where's and how-to's" for fishing Washington's high-elevation lakes.
Altogether, the Fish Washington site (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/ ) has new fishing information for hundreds of high lakes, including 60 "getting started" lakes.
"The new high lakes fishing section provides suggestions for scenic adventures in which angling is only part of the experience," said Chris Donley, inland fish program manager for the department.
- Fish stocking data showing when, where, and which species were stocked in high elevation lakes;
- Lake profiles including descriptions of the lakes, species to target, elevation, and coordinates;
- The Great Getaways vacation planning section, which provides extensive information about family-friendly fishing vacations; and
- Access details including trail information and notable geographic features.