Bigger Trout Await Father's Day Anglers
May 15, 2015
This is the fourth straight year the department has stocked these one-and-a-half pound trout before Father's Day weekend, said Chris Donley, WDFW inland fish program manager.
"These fish will provide anglers with some great opportunities to spend time with friends and family," said Donley. "A Fishing License also is a great Father's Day gift and catching these big fish will make for some wonderful memories," he adds.
Fishing licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ .
All of the lakes that will be stocked with those larger-15-to-17 inch-fish before Father's Day have good shore and boat access. More details on fishing locations are available at the Fish Washington website: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/ .
The lakes by region and county, and the number of fish that will be stocked, are as follows:
North Puget Sound Region:
King County: Green Lake, 1,500
Snohomish County: Blackmans Lake, 250; Gissburg Ponds 1 and 2 (aka Twin Lakes), 250
Skagit County: Campbell Lake, 250
Whatcom County: Padden Lake, 350
Coastal/Olympic Peninsula Region:
Grays Harbor County: Vance Creek (Elma) Pond #2, 100
Jefferson County: Sandy Shore Lake, 350
Pierce County: American Lake, 1,500
Thurston County: Clear Lake, 350; Hicks Lake, 350
Clark County: horseshoe lake, 250
Kittitas County: Cooper Lake, 250
Yakima County: Clear Lake, 500
Grant County: Park Lake, 400
Okanogan County: Alta Lake, 350; Conconully Reservoir, 750
Spokane County: West Medical Lake, 1,250; Williams Lake, 400
Pend Oreille County: Diamond Lake, 600
Hundreds of other Washington lakes have been stocked with trout over the past year. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/ .