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Friday, September 9, 2022
By Dave Graybill
I wanted to remind anglers that there are many lakes in Eastern Washington that will close to fishing at the end of September. Fishing can be excellent in the region’s waters in the fall, and I didn’t you want to miss out on a trip to one of your favorite lakes before it closes. I can’t list them all, and anglers should check the Washington Sportfishing Pamphlet to be sure the lake you plan to fish is open. In Grant County Blue, Park, Deep, Quincy, Burke and Warden lakes will close, as will most of the lakes in the Seep Lakes Wildlife Area. In Okanogan County Badger, Beaver, and Spectacle lakes close. Lincoln County lakes to close include Coffee Pot, Deer, and some areas of Sprague. Spokane County lakes that will close at the end of September are Fish Lake, Fishtrap and Williams. In Adams County Deadmans, Halfmoon, McManaman, and Shiner close. There are a significant number of lakes that close at the end of October, but there are plenty of year-round lakes to keep anglers busy through the fall and winter. As temperatures cool many spinyray species come on the bite in anticipation of the onset of winter and dwindling food sources.
In the foreground is Park Lake with Blue Lake in the distance. These are two of the popular lakes that will close at the end of September.