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Author Topic: WDFW News Release: WDFW to stock more than 100,000 trout in Washington lakes  (Read 118 times)

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WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

October 17, 2017
Contact: Steve Thiesfeld, 360-902-2662

WDFW to stock more than 100,000 trout in Washington lakes

OLYMPIA – With thousands of rainbow trout destined for Washington lakes before November, anglers should have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing this fall and through the holiday season.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will stock at least 45 Washington lakes with catchable-size trout this fall. Additionally, the department stocks millions of smaller trout each spring, many of which will have grown to catchable size.

"Fall can be one of the best times of the year to reel in a nice-sized trout, and fishing should be terrific over the next few months," said Steve Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish program manager. "Most of the stocked trout are 13 to 15 inches long, with a few larger ones in the mix."

Some of the lakes recently stocked include Island Lake in Kitsap County; Isabella, Island, Lost, Nahwatzel, and Spencer lakes in Mason County; Lake Sylvia in Grays Harbor County; and Gibbs, Teal and Leland lakes in Jefferson County.

Dozens of additional lakes will be stocked throughout the state in October and November providing fishing opportunities into the new year.

The complete list of lakes to be stocked, and the department's recently updated stocking plan, are available for viewing at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/

The fall fish plants are in response to anglers' requests to increase fall and winter trout fishing opportunities, said Thiesfeld.

The effort also includes stocking lakes across the state for the Nov. 24 Black Friday opener, which offers anglers the opportunity to skip the shopping malls, get outside and enjoy fishing on the day after Thanksgiving.   

For up-to-date stocking information this fall, anglers should follow the department on Twitter or Facebook, accessible from http://wdfw.wa.gov, or see the department's weekly catchable trout stocking report at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/

To participate, anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2018.

Licenses can be purchased by telephone at 1-866-246-9453, at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or at hundreds of license vendors across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/
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Sounds like some nice eating size trout and lots of them.  ~c~ ~c~ You going to try and catch some of them Ron?
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I normally don't go after trout.  When the grandkids were younger I took them trout fishing but they don't like fishing any more.  I haven't checked the full list of lakes yet, but if there's one near me I might give it a shot.  At least these are bigger then the 6" to 8" ones they stock in the spring.
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