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October 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Many Western Washington lakes to be planted with trout for fall fishing

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Anglers should not put away their trout gear just yet as some western Washington lakes will provide good fall trout fishing opportunities.

State Fish and Wildlife hatchery crews are planting 75,000 large rainbow trout this month in 33 local lakes, and additional plants are planned to occur in November leading up to the “Black Friday” fishing event on the day after Thanksgiving.

“We’re launching Fall into Fishing in response to requests from anglers to increase year-round trout fishing opportunities in western Washington,” Chris Donley, inland lakes program manager said in a news release.

Three lakes in King County – Morton, Green, and Meridian – have already been stocked, and so has Silver Lake in Snohomish County.

The trout planted are 12- to 17-inches, plus some jumbo 5 to 6 pounders.

To view the Fall into Fishing stocking plan, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/attach/oct0413a_fish_plants.pdf.

 

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