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Opening day of lake fishing is Saturday

April 27, 2012

Anglers preparing for tomorrow’s opening day of fishing can expect over 20,000 trout that are one-third bigger than they were last year.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife released 3 million hatchery-reared trout into lakes across the state.

Since March, over 4000 Rainbow Trout were released into Duck Lake in Ocean Shores, almost 6000 tout into Failor Lake, 4500 into Lake Aberdeen, 4000 into Lake Sylvia, and 4000 into Vance Creek.

“We have made some changes in our trout hatchery rearing programs in response to the feedback we heard from anglers who really enjoy catching larger fish,” said WDFW Director Phil Anderson. “With these fish, our state’s biggest fishing day of the year just got better.”

Anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2013. Licenses can be purchased from a dealer, online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or by telephone at 1-866-246-9453.

For vendor locations, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/.

For updated fish stocking details, by county and lake, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/.

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