Photographer: Vance Thompson

Photo taken: April 12 at Coffee Pot Lake in Eastern Washington

Photographer’s description: “This image was taken during a Northwest Fly Anglers Club outing on Coffee Pot Lake, northeast of Odessa, Washington. Rainbow trout as big as 20″ to 24″ are routinely caught and released. There is a nesting pair of ospreys near the boat launch. Later in the year, rattlesnakes have been seen in the area.”

Critique: “This is a nice first-person perspective of what it looks like to be fishing out on this lake. The cloud cover provided decent light to give us a nice view water and landscape.”

Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.