North County Outlook - Community newspaper serving Marysville, Arlington, Tulalip, Smokey Point, Lakewood

Lester Fred Johnson Jr.


Lester Fred Johnson, 84, passed away in Arlington, WA, on May 14, 2017. He was born on Feb. 8, 1933, in Auburn, WA, to Lester and Annite Mae (Knight) Johnson. Les started fishing at a young age with his grandfather, Edward Knight. Les has been a passionate and longtime advocate for the protection of salmon, steelhead, and coastal cutthroat trout. In 1973 he lobbied for the welfare of cutthroat, which are now sheltered under catch and release regulations in marine waters.


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