Surveys are central to the mission of the Hi-Lakers
High lake fish surveys provide critical information to state biologists and fisheries managers to help them make better decisions and policies regarding each lake. Submitted by Hi-Laker members after every trip, surveys record specific information about location, weather, water conditions, how many fish were caught (if any), their kind and size, and lake access and use.
Details like fish weight and stomach contents are also appreciated. All the information is submitted via an on-line form on the Member’s Only section of the Web site, and compiled into a database. Tracking information about each lake over time provides valuable insights into the quality of the fishery and the high lake environment.
The club survey program offers tape measure, scale, thermometer, waterproof form and other handy survey equipment to club members at nominal cost. The survey program also includes awards and bragging rights. Washington has nearly 5,000 high lakes.
Download the printable survey form.
Click to use the online survey form.