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A very beautiful Sunday for January 13th if I do say so myself....

I was talking to a few scuba divers that had tied up their boat at Coulon Park in Renton this afternoon. I asked if they see any large fish when they dive in Lake Washington and one of the guys said that he saw a very large "Stripped Bass" near a sunken boat that they were diving around (at about 100' depth).

I had never heard that there were Stripped Bass in Washington waters before. Could this have been true???? They were well "geared" divers in a real nice boat so I don't think that they were just "********" that can't identify fish......but, what do I know!

TIA

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In a word, no.

With the problems with Cedar River Chinook, steelhead, and sockeye, there's no way anyone would legally put a predator like stripers in Lake Washington. Never heard of anyone catching them either. They probably saw large or small mouth bass.
 

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Pouser Keith said:
A very beautiful Sunday for January 13th if I do say so myself....

I was talking to a few scuba divers that had tied up their boat at Coulon Park in Renton this afternoon. I asked if they see any large fish when they dive in Lake Washington and one of the guys said that he saw a very large "Stripped Bass" near a sunken boat that they were diving around (at about 100' depth).

I had never heard that there were Stripped Bass in Washington waters before. Could this have been true???? They were well "geared" divers in a real nice boat so I don't think that they were just "********" that can't identify fish......but, what do I know!

TIA

Keith in Renton
maybe they were/are not ********, but I'm sure they can't identify fish.
 

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It would be crazy to stock a piciverous fish in watershed that was having difficulty with smolt survivial, I mean that would be like planting Walleye in the Columbia or something. :shock: :?
 

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Most Largemouth when in the water appear to have a big black stripe down the side that is not as obvious out of the water. Maybe thats what they meant.
 

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Jake Dogfish said:
Most Largemouth when in the water appear to have a big black stripe down the side that is not as obvious out of the water. Maybe thats what they meant.
That's what I'm thinking...
 

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In my opinion they saw large Whitefish.

I've heard the same thing at Sawyer. Not diving but people catching them saying they were Strippers. Just a possibility. conf:
 
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