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Westy’s Outdoor Report

Outdoor Report for March 19th, 2020

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Hey out there, it’s Westy for Yeager’s with your Outdoor Report for this week.

We’re still waiting for news from the Kokanee fishers to tell us that the bite is on at Lake Samish. Some of them are kind of sneaky about spreading the word but someone will fess up soon and we’ll let you know. I might even give it a try myself and you know I’ll blab about it if they are biting.

Given the fact that school is out for a few weeks and moms and dads are going to need something to do with kids when they aren’t doing homework, we have written to the WDFW Commissioners requesting that they open the lowland lakes season now instead of waiting until April 25th. There are still lots of holdovers in the lakes that were not caught last year, so why not just open them and do the plants as time permits. Perhaps if some of you will call in or write in, we might be able to make this happen.

As the request of the governor and consistent with the advice from health officials, we are implementing additional steps to protect our staff and the public. We started taking extra steps from day one in regards to sanitizing and in not allowing employees to come to work is there was the slightest possibility they were sick.

We now are going to limit the number of people who can be in the store at any one time, and work to see that we, and they, maintain an appropriate social distance. This may be a bit awkward for all concerned but it is necessary.

And now for some more sad news. We have decided that it is in the best interest for the safety of all concerned, especially your children, that we postpone our annual Family Fishing Day Event that was scheduled for April 18th. It saddens me deeply to make this announcement, but in years past we have had as many as 650 kids pass through here in one day for that event and this year the risk is just too great. Family Fishing Day, or Kids Fishing Day as we used to call it has always been my favorite day of the year, but postponing it for now is the right thing to do.

KOKANEE Fishers Alert
We have been in contact with the folks who do the Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections at Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish.
For health safety reasons, they will not start doing on-site inspections until April 25th when the lowland lakes open for trout fishing.
If you want to fish Lake Samish in the meantime, and if you have a 2019 Permit, you are okay.
They have a wait list for inspections by appointment and you can get on that list by calling (360) 778-7975.

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With that note, I’ll close for this week. Thanks for visiting.