The fall and winter trout fisheries around Western Washington will get a huge boost as state Fish and Wildlife plans to dump 340,000 trout into 47 local lakes.
Lakes planted between Oct. 13-15 in King County are Angle, 18,700 trout; Bitter, 1,712; Deep, 2,160; Green, 20,766; Langlois, 5,200; Fenwick, 2,200; Rattlesnake, 19,209; and Shadow, 1,980.
Other counties with plants during that period are Pierce County, Bradley, 110; Island County, Cranberry, 6,531; Thurston County, St. Clair, 8,560; Jefferson County, Teal, 150; and Snohomish County, Tye, 6,000.
Other lakes already planted were Island (2,180), Lost (2,420), Nahwatzel (5,000), and Spencer (4,400) in Mason County; Kitsap (4,760) in Kitsap County; and Gibbs (370), Leland (2,000 plus 975 on Nov. 25) and Teal (155) in Jefferson County.
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To view a complete list of stocked lakes, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/.
In addition, 19 west-side lakes had catch limits increased from five to 10 trout daily through Feb. 13.
The 10-trout daily-limit lakes are Angle, Bitter, Deep, Fenwick, Fish, Fivemile, Green, Holm, Langlois, Rattlesnake, Shadow and Walker in King County; Cranberry in Island County; North and South Gissburg and Tye in Snohomish; and St. Clair in Thurston.
In Vance Creek Ponds 1 and 2 in Grays Harbor, the bonus 10-trout daily limit is in effect through Nov. 30.
To follow the weekly trout plants, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/.