For some anglers the day after Thanksgiving might be all about trout rather than leftover turkey, gravy, cranberries and mashed potatoes.
Five lakes in Southwest Washington will close Nov. 21, and then reopen Nov. 25 to fishing for jumbo rainbow trout averaging one pound apiece.
Fort Borst Park Pond, near Centralia in Lewis County and South Lewis County Park Pond, near Toledo in Lewis County will each be planted with 1,200 trout. Kress Lake, near Kalama in Cowlitz County is getting a plant of 1,000 trout.
Battleground Lake, located at Battleground State Park in Clark County is receiving a plant of 2,500, and Rowland Lake, east of Bingen in Klickitat County will get 1,700 of the plump trout.
These fish were grown to provide quality family trout fishing during the Thanksgiving weekend. The opener allows anglers to plan their trip to these lakes, and equal access to these fish.
The daily limits in the lakes will not change, and anglers should check the Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet for specifics.
(Photo courtesy of Washington Fish and Wildlife)