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Bigger trout await anglers Father’s Day weekend

Fish hatchery crews will be stocking 10,000 one-and-a half pound triploid rainbow trout in 20 lakes just before Father’s Day weekend, June 14-15.

“This is the third straight year we’ve stocked triploid trout before Father’s Day,” said Chris Donley, inland fish program manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

He said, “A fishing license is a great Father’s Day gift and catching these big fish will make for some wonderful memories.”

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 15 to 17 inch triploids before Father’s Day have good shore and boat access.

Lakes that will be stocked include:

  • Clark County: Horseshoe Lake

  • Kittitas County: Cooper Lake

  • Yakima County: Clear Lake

  • Grant County: Park Lake

  • Okanogan County: Alta Lake; Conconully Reservoir

  • Spokane County: West Medical Lake; Williams Lake

  • Pend Oreille County: Diamond Lake

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