WDFW Releases Trout Early Into King County's Morton Lake
July 1, 2015
OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have stocked King County’s Morton Lake with trout months ahead of schedule due to drought conditions.
Typically, WDFW stocks the lake in October. This year’s drought, however, has reduced water flows at the department’s Soos Creek Hatchery, to levels that won’t support holding these trout until October.
“While this is unfortunate for fall fishing, we’re glad anglers will have a chance this summer to catch some nice trout,” said Justin Spinelli, WDFW regional fish biologist.
Anglers are advised to check the sport fishing rules pamphlet, which is available on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations. Information about accessing Morton Lake can be found on WDFW’s webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_access/30258/.