November 20, 2020 at 12:12 pm #11599
Black Friday Fishing
WDFW Outreach [email protected] via sendgrid.net
Thu, Nov 19, 10:05 AM (1 day ago)
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WDFW is stocking 24 lakes statewide
with over 140,000 rainbow trout!
The “holiday specials” being stocked just in time for Nov. 27 include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds, so you can skip the online shopping and fish with your household family members at a location near you.
These lakes join dozens of others around the state already stocked in October with tens of thousands of trout. A number of other lakes stocked earlier this year also open for fishing on Black Friday. Many other lakes still boast excellent trout fishing as a result of stocking earlier in the year.
WDFW encourages anglers to recreate responsibly amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Washington by following social distancing guidelines from state and local health authorities, and spreading out their visits to avoid overcrowding at popular lakes.
“The holiday season is more than just Black Friday, and all these fish won’t be caught in one day,” said Steve Caromile, inland fish program manager with WDFW. “Anglers should have a plan B if their preferred destination appears too busy or be prepared to come back another time. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy while still getting to catch some trout.”
For up-to-date stocking information, anglers should follow the department’s weekly catchable trout stocking report, where they can find reports on stocking that has taken place within the last 30 days and throughout the year.
Fishing licenses can be purchased by telephone at 360-902-2464, online at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or at hundreds of license vendors across the state.
Visit wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/dealers to find a license vendor near you.
Tight lines to you and yours on the holiday weekend!
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