The stormy, wet weather has drowned out just about every fishing opportunity, although lake trout fishing and razor clam digging off the coast will remain options.
Six southwest Washington lakes will open Friday, and each have received a plant of 2,000 rainbow trout averaging 1 1¿4 pounds.
The lakes opening Friday are Battleground Lake and Klineline Pond in Clark County, Kress Lake in Cowlitz County, Fort Borst Park Pond and South Lewis County Park Pond in Lewis County and Rowland Lake in Klickitat County.
Anglers can also try Beaver Lake near Issaquah, which was planted earlier this month with 2,000 rainbow averaging 2 to 3 pounds. There is good shore access in the adjacent park and by small boats (no gas motors). Daily limit is five fish, and only two may be more than 15 inches.
The next round of coastal razor clam digs will begin Monday in what has been an excellent season.