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Thursday, February 15, 2024
By Dave Graybill
Just like every other fisherman out there I am getting tired of winter. Not that there aren’t things to do, but wouldn’t be nice to be out in a boat and not freeze? I remember in low snow years in the past that I could go up to Fish Lake, near Leavenworth, and fish in the sun on calm waters in March. I wanted to see if the ice was breaking up and maybe going away, so I drove up there the other day. Sorry to report that there is still plenty of ice on the lake. Not enough to fish on, and no signs of it leaving for a while. The lake is at about 2,000 feet in elevation, so it makes sense. I was very close to bringing my boat home the other day. The ten-day forecast was for temperatures in the 40s. However, things do change, and now I am expecting snow here in Leavenworth the next couple of days. Heck, we just put the snow shovels away. I will still be looking for ice-free water and will let you know if can find any. There are lakes in the Columbia Basin that open March 1st.