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FISHING — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fish hatchery crews will be stocking 10,000 triploid rainbow trout in 20 lakes just before Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16.
“This is the second straight year we’ve stocked trout before Father’s Day, and this year we’ve doubled the number of fish and added six more lakes to the list,” said Chris Donley, WDFW Inland Fish Program manager.
Selected lakes in this region to be planted with the bright 1.5-pound trout include:
Of course, previously stocke fish will be providing good fishing in other lakes. The triploids simply boost the excitement at the chosen lakes.
Fishing licenses can be purchased online.
See fish stocking details, by county and lake.
FISHING – Williams Lake south of Cheney is getting spiced with a late plant of 365 triploid rainbows this week to help perk up the fishing for Father’s Day weekend.
Williams is among 14 lakes in the state getting supplemental hatchery plants for the weekend, said Chris Donley, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Inland Fish Program manager.
The triploid trout are sterile rainbows that average one-and-a-half pounds each. Anglers say the fishing at Williams has continued to be good even without the extra fish.
The 5,000 trout being stocked across the state this week are in addition to about 42,000 triploids stocked in 117 lakes across the state earlier this year.
OUTDOOR FAMILIES — A few years ago, as he sensed the inevitable changes ahead, Edwyn Hill of Spokane planned a challenging outdoor adventure with his oldest daughter, Whitney.
He wanted to end the teenage chapter in her upbringing with an exclamation point before she moved on to college.
I had the pleasure of tagging along with them to California as the Hills climbed Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states. The trek was a high point in Wyn's and Whitney's relationship.
Turn up the sound on your computer and check out the video slide show as I document how the Great Outdoors prepared Wyn for an even bigger transition that transpired five years later.