The Washington State Hi-Lakers is a membership organization that brings together people who enjoy high lake fishing and hiking. Regular Club activities include a monthly meeting, quarterly newsletter, and winter social. Hearing trip reports, finding fishing companions and learning about high lake issues are just some of the benefits of membership.

Besides collegial events, the Club undertakes various efforts to promote quality high lake fishing, and preserve the environment and experience of mountain lakes and surrounding country. Primary among these are conducting high lake surveys and submitting the results to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Since the high lake fishery is spread over thousands of acres, far too vast for state biologists to visit regularly, these surveys provide key information for managing the high lake resource.

To the best of our knowledge, there are few if any comparable high lake survey efforts in other states. The Club also supports legislation and political action favorable to the club objectives, gives input regarding relevant policies, and from time to time undertakes projects.

Angler flyfishing with a blue lake and Mt Rainier looming over the scene.
Photo by Rich O’Connell.



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Kent Lufkin in his float tube ... with his big white dog!.
Kent Lufkin with his assistant. Photo by Mike Monsos.

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