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Lake Washington Sponsored by
Date 20-Aug-14
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Conditions : Lake Washington: Little Man's landing is currently open. This ramp is located southwest of the Outing Club and is the only public access to Lake Whittington besides coming in from the river.

The current river stage at Arkansas City is at 6.5 and should be steady for a day or two and then start a very slow rise. There have been very few anglers out on the lake lately but some anglers have done very well catching crappie by jigging with a minnow around deep submerged structure and throwing crankbaits.

Running jugs or trotlines for catfish right now can be very productive, either in the lake or out in the river. For blues try using nightcrawler or chicken gizzards, and for flatheads try live green sunfish or shad.

Bass and bream have begun to slow up quite a bit. Try tossing a spinner or a crankbait near deep water structure for bass or using crickets around the Outing Club ramp for bream.

Reported by: MDWFP


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About: - Directions to Lake Washington Lake Washington is located off of Hwy 1 south of Greenville in Washington County. To get to the public boat ramp, Turn off Hwy 1 on Hwy 436 going west towards Glen Allan. When the road ends at the lake, take a left and the ramp is located in the town of Glen Allan by the old Cotton Country Inn. Lake Washington Rd. E runs along the entire eastern shoreline of the lake and has multiple boat ramps, RV parks and cabins, and bait shops.

Yo-Yo Requirements All yo-yo's must have a waterproof or metal tag attached and visible above the water surface. The tags must contain the angler's full name and address. Yo-yo's must be attended on Lake Washington. Attended means devices must remain within sight of the angler during daylight hours.


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Anglers please note that on Lake Washington the limit on crappie is 30 but only 5 crapie can be kept that are under 10 inches in length, the limit on bream is 100, and the limit on bass is 5, but only 2 bass can be less than 15 inches in length. Last fall the size of many of the crappie were slightly under 10 inches.

- Regulations concerning fishing of YO-YO'S - Over the last several years the MDWFP received many letters from residents and nonresidents about yo-yo's and limb lines at Lake Washington. Most of the people complained that too much gear was being left in the water tied to trees, hindering access to their fishing spots. Other letters listed complaints that people were fishing more than the legal limit of yo-yo's; that some people were exceeding the legal daily and possession creel limits; that people were seeing many dead fish out of the water captured by yo-yo's; that some anglers were running other people lines and that some anglers were discourteous. To enhance enforcement efforts fishing regulations (Public Notice 3428) were changed to require yo-yo's on Lake Washington to be tagged and attended during daylight hours.

Yo-Yo Tagging Requirements - Yo-Yo's must have a waterproof or metal tag attached to the line above the water surface. The tags shall be furnished by the angler and must contain all of the following information: the angler's full name, full residence address including zip code of the angler. This information must be legibly written with waterproof ink, legibly inscribed or legibly stamped on the tag. Yo-Yo Attendance Requirements: Yo-yo's must be attended on Lake Washington. Attended means devices must remain within sight of the angler during daylight hours.




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