Fishing opens early at some lakes

MEDICAL LAKE - Anxious anglers are getting their itch scratched.

In excess of two-dozen lakes in in the state opened for business March 1 for fishing, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Nearby, Medical, Liberty, Amber and Downs lakes are open.

Coffeepot Lake in Lincoln County also opened March 1, with selective gear rules in effect. Those rules include, but are not limited to, artificial flies with barbless single-point hooks or lures with barbless single-point hooks.

Bait is prohibited.

"Early spring is a great time to get out fishing at some of our east side lakes," stat...


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