March might seem a bit cold to head up to the mountains to do some fishing, but it actually marks an annual opening day for trout lovers.

In fact, the state has already planted trout in lakes across the state.

If you're looking for something off the beaten path away from home and out of cell service, there is a gem to be found in the Blue Mountains.

Yep, this is a great time to think about spending more than couple of days just fishing and stocking the cooler.

About an hour past Dayton, Washington in Columbia county, lies the Tucannon River.

In the Blues near the start of the river there are a series of man-made lakes that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife stock each year.

There is a hatchery there that WDFW uses to stock thousands of catchables and several hundred jumbos.

This time of year they love bait, but on warm sunny days they still love dry flies.

BLUE LK (COLU)
Feb 20, 2018 Rainbow 50 0.92 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Feb 12, 2018 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
DEER LK (COLU)
Feb 16, 2018 Rainbow 1,000 2.5 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
Feb 16, 2018 Rainbow 25 0.67 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
WATSON LK (COLU)
Feb 21, 2018 Rainbow 100 0.75 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Feb 14, 2018 Rainbow 2,500 2.4 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
SPRING LK (COLU)
Feb 20, 2018 Rainbow 50 0.92 TUCANNON HATCHERY
Feb 12, 2018 Rainbow 3,000 2.5 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY
RAINBOW LK (COLU)
Feb 13, 2018 Rainbow 2,000 2.5 LYONS FERRY HATCHERY