Hello Boys and Girls......just trying to stimulate some more conversation on the WA forum. I recently replied to a post on this forum by a guy from Utah, considering moving to WA, with concerns about hunting and fishing. So without giving up too much information or honey holes, how about a discussion on hunting and fishing opportunities in WA!!! I'll start: How about ice fishing for perch at Fish Lake....the lake freezes over every year, and ice fishing for perch has kind of become a big social event. I use a Swedish Pimple with a perch eye, fished off the bottom. I only fished three times this year, but previous years I have fished 8+ times; usually catching my 25 fish limit each time......lots of fish fries!!!
Next, I really hope to take advantage of the High Hunt for deer......I haven't been able to make since moving here due to work obligations. I have seen a few great bucks in WA, as they migrate through, well after deer season. So, I am convinced that they remain way up high at or above timberline, until the snows drive them down. I love hunting big mulies, and my bet is that the best chance for them, beyond drawing a controlled or quality late season tag, is to chase them up high during the high hunt.
I'll go next to the Lake Wenatchee sockeye season. It has become a great fishery, with up to six fish per day limits!!! For most of the season, the fish are in great shape. By the time they start to turn, I already have a good supply in the freezer and have quit fishing for them.
Let me hear from you all about great hunting and fishing opportunities in this state!!!