About the Hi-Lakers
Bringing people together who enjoy high lake fishing

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.


Website design by Kent Lufkin

Web development by Brian Curtis

Content editing/organization by David Berger

Home page lake photo by Gerry Ring Erickson
Kent Lufkin in his float tube ... with his big white dog!.
Photo by Mike Monsos.

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Hi-Lakers' Sponsors

The Club is grateful for the support of local businesses who share our enthusiasm for the outdoors.


The main requirement to become a Hi-Laker is to pay the annual dues. However, members are strongly encouraged to be involved with club activities, including attending meetings and submitting surveys of high lakes. Dues can be paid to the Treasurer Kathy Cropp at any meeting or sent to her at: 33430 SE 126th St, Issaquah, WA 98027. Checks should be made payable to the "Hi-Lakers." Dues are renewed in January and as of 2010 were $10 annually. Anyone who joins the club September through December only pays 1/2 dues.

Deep blue lake surround by steep hills covered with fresh snow.
Photo by Jed Sires.