Lots of fish on damp state fishing opener

These young anglers got up at 5 a.m. for the opener on Conconully Lake. They are (from left) Mya Gomez, Emma Lisenbey, Leandra Agee, Addison Lisenbey, Lahalee Michel and Makenna Agee.

Photo by Al Camp
These young anglers got up at 5 a.m. for the opener on Conconully Lake. They are (from left) Mya Gomez, Emma Lisenbey, Leandra Agee, Addison Lisenbey, Lahalee Michel and Makenna Agee.



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Young anglers and their catches weigh in at the Conconully Fishing Derby last weekend.

— Weather played a factor on this year’s opening day of the state general fishing season Saturday.

“The April trout opener for Okanogan lakes began slow, with heavy rains and cool conditions through most of the morning delaying angler participation,” said Ryan Fortier, state District 6 fisheries biologist...

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