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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stock 147,000 trout

Jeff Lombard of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife watches thousands of mid-sized trout spill out of his transport truck at Fishtrap Lake Thursday, April 14, 2016 as he stocks the lake for opening day of fishing, which is April 23, 2016. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Jeff Lombard of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife watches thousands of mid-sized trout spill out of his transport truck at Fishtrap Lake Thursday, April 14, 2016 as he stocks the lake for opening day of fishing, which is April 23, 2016. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release.

WDFW will stock at least 55 lakes with catchable trout. WDFW will stock many of the same lakes with small trout in the spring.

“Fall is the time to reel in a nice-sized trout, and our crews are working hard to build on a Northwest tradition of fishing through the seasons,” said Steve Caromile, WDFW’s warmwater fish program manager, in a news release. “Most of the stocked trout are 13 to 15 inches long, with a few larger ones in the mix.”

The complete list of lakes to be stocked, and the department’s recently updated stocking plan, are available at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/.

The fish stocking will also benefit anglers on the Nov. 23 Black Friday fishing opener.

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