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President's Pack

Rafting all the live long day

Build A Lightweight Raft

Membership in the HiLakers brings many benefits, and one of them is the opportunity to make your own one-person pack raft. This fabulous ultra lightweight raft enables you to fish the whole lake, and opens up adventuresome opportunities. Experience the lakes in a whole new way. The class costs $250, and includes all materials and […]

The Measure Net - Better than a Tape Measure

The Measure Net – Better than a Tape Measure

You know how to tell when a fisherman is exaggerating? His lips are moving. What do fishermen lie about most? The size of their catch. When you look up the word ‘Fish-Length-Overestimation’ in the dictionary you will find the following: “The act of habitually and impulsively, but not deceitfully, overestimating the length and/or weight of […]

2012 Executive Committee Meeting

On a day that started warm and dry at the end of June, the Executive Committee of the Washington State Hi-Lakers met at a quaint cabin in Skykomish. Many thanks to Don and Belinda Wicklund for hosting the special event! We discussed many subjects at the meeting, but here are the highlights: Dues – Dues […]

My Quest for Golden Trout

My Quest for Golden Trout

For centuries, people have traveled the world in search of gold. For years, I have been hiking the Cascades also searching for gold. I am not talking about the metal gold, I am talking about gold that lives and breathes; the golden trout. Goldens are native to a small mountainous area in California’s high Sierras. […]

The Only Constant is Change

“The only constant is change.” Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher (535BC-475BC) seems to have said it first, but it has been said many times and different ways since. The Hi-Lakers, founded in 1958 have changed a lot in 54 years, but what we do has stayed the same. In three words: We fish lakes! I bet […]

Ask not what your club can do for you

One of the first things I did when voted in as president was to familiarize myself with the club bylaws. We all know they exist and have a pretty good idea of what they contain. For me however I was immediately struck by the very first few: I PURPOSE: To bring together those like-minded people […]