Bigger trout await anglers for Father’s Day weekend
Fish hatchery crews will be stocking 10,000 one-and-a half pound triploid rainbow trout into 20 lakes just before this weekend for Father’s Day. In Grays Harbor, that means another 100 fish in Vance Creek Pond #2.
“This is the third straight year we’ve stocked triploid trout before Father’s Day,” said Chris Donley, inland fish program manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
“Young people and fishing go together,” adds Donley. “Whether or not you can take your father, and whether or not you have a kid of your own, this Father’s Day weekend is a terrific time to catch a memory – and a huge trout.”
Hundreds of other Washington lakes have been stocked with millions of trout over the past year. Almost 31,000 trout have been placed in local waters since March.
Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/.