a membership organization that brings together people who enjoy high lake fishing and hiking

Club Meetings

Hi-Laker meetings are open to the public and visitors are warmly welcomed!

The Hi-Lakers meet the third Wednesday of each month from 7 – 9  p.m. We are currently meeting online via Zoom. In person meetings are held at the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Typically, a short business meeting is followed by a program.

The Hi-Lakers welcome all genders, races and ethnicities. Learn about membership benefits and join here. Questions about the Hi-Lakers or becoming a member? Please contact Kris Harken, chair of  the new member committee, newmembers@hilakers.org

Upcoming Programs

October 21st – 6PM START TIME by Zoom. “The Science of Safe Fish Handling.” Sascha Clark Danylchuk, fisheries scientist and executive director of KeepFishWet.org, presents on best practices for catch-and-release and safe fish handling. 

A growing body of evidence suggests small adjustments can significantly improve outcomes. Come learn all about it. #KeepFishWet  #KeepEmWet.

Guests are welcome to Hi-Laker meetings. Access the Zoom link on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/842972049806407/

See HL Facebook page for more info on the Hi-Lakers and programs.

President’s Pack

Don Wicklund had some humorous adventures a few seasons ago. Read “Old Goat” here.

Special Member Benefit -Trail raft. Membership in the Hi-Laker’s brings many benefits. One of them is the opportunity to take a class and build a 24-ounce raft perfect for backpacking and fishing the high lakes.