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Some trout lakes restocked for Fathers Day

Jade Helm, of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, stocks thousands of catchable-size rainbow trout in the West Medical Lake. (Dan Pelle)
Jade Helm, of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, stocks thousands of catchable-size rainbow trout in the West Medical Lake. (Dan Pelle)

FISHING -- For the fourth year, hatchery crews will be stocking 10,000 large rainbow trout in 20 lakes just before Father’s Day weekend, June 20 and 21, the the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says.

Two of the lakes are near Spokane.

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.

Eastern Washington lakes to be stocked, and the number of fish, are as follows:

Spokane Region:

  • Spokane County: West Medical Lake, 1,250; Williams Lake, 400
  • Pend Oreille County: Diamond Lake, 600

Southcentral Region:

  • Kittitas County: Cooper Lake, 250
  • Yakima County: Clear Lake, 500

Northcentral Region:

  • Grant County: Park Lake, 400
  • Okanogan County: Alta Lake, 350; Conconully Reservoir, 750

See more details on fishing locations.

See fish stocking details for these and other lakes, by county and lake, in the annual stocking plan.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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