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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 4, 2014 at 12:08 PM

More local lakes planted with trout this past week to boost fishing action

1 Pine Lake 4-28-2012The mega fall and winter trout plantings continue to boost fishing activity in many west side lakes.

In King County, Angle Lake received 3,900 on Oct. 28 on top of the 18,700 that were already planted on Oct. 14.

Green Lake in North Seattle is already filled to the gills with 35,766 trout that went in between Oct. 13-20. Add to that another 8,260 more that went in Oct. 27-28, and you’ve got a lot of fish waiting to be caught by anglers.

In the east side of King County, Rattlesnake Lake was planted with 4,590 trout on Oct. 28 on top of the 10,070 lurking around since mid-October.

In northern King County, Walker Lake received 1,063 trout on Oct. 27 in addition to the 2,000 planted Oct. 21.

Cases Pond in Pacific County had a plant of 1,132 trout on Oct. 29; and Long Pond in Thurston County got 200 on Oct. 27.

All of these are part of the 47 lakes that will be planted with 340,000 trout.

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.

The trout plant at Beaver Lake near Issaquah has become a popular annual fall affair, and 2,400 rainbow trout averaging about three pounds apiece will be planted on Wednesday (Nov. 5).

The lake’s access site will be closed at sunset on Tuesday (Nov. 4), and then reopen at sunrise on Thursday (Nov. 6). While the access site is closed, fishing will still remain open at the lake, and there is a small park open for bank angling. The daily limit is five fish, and only two can exceed 15 inches in length.

The stocking won’t stop there as some southwest Washington lakes will be planted by Nov. 28 for the “Black Friday Opener.”

To view a complete list of stocked lakes, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/.

To follow the weekly trout plants, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/.

 

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