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By John Kruse
For The Sentinel 

The Washington Outdoors Report: Prime time for trout


John Kruse

NICE ONE; The author with a nice rainbow trout caught out of one of the Rock Island Ponds in Douglas County.

The April 25 lowland lakes trout opener didn't go off as scheduled, but fish plants did all over Washington this spring, and the weeks ahead should be very productive if you want to catch stocked trout of various sizes along with holdover fish from last year.

The next question is, what's the best way to do it? If you have a boat, kayak, canoe, or float tube, you can access places shore anglers can't. Trolling close to the surface is the name of the game in the spring, though hot days and warmer water temperatures will begin driving the trout deeper into the water as May progresses into June. Until then, try trolling a fly, a small spoon, or perhaps an old favorite like a Mack's Wedding Ri...

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