PINE LAKE, King County, Wash. -- Shortly after 8 a.m., Don Whalen of Issaquah was already at the boat ramp reveling in the bright sunlight on what had been a successful fishing outing.
Whalen hasn't missed the traditional early morning wake-up of the statewide opening day for trout in 26 years.
On this trip Whalen took granddaughter Savannah Whalen and her friend Jesse Donaldson, who all managed to catch their five-trout daily limit in about one hour trolling a wedding ring lure behind their canoe.
"It was a lot of fun catching fish, and we had a really great time," said Donaldson, who attends Beaver Lake Middle School with Savannah.
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