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Plenty of Trout Stocked in Western Washington Lakes

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For all of you avid trout anglers in western Washington, you’ll get opportunities at trout stocked lakes and rivers these next few months.

A total of 47 western Washington lakes will be stocked with trout. If you’re a trout enthusiast that likes to fill your freezer for the winter months, don’t miss out on whether or not a lake near you will be stocked full.

You can find a list of lakes to be stocked at the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) website. Some of these lakes are even offering a bonus bag limit for those enthusiasts wanting to get an extra opportunity.

It’s not uncommon for trout to be stocked in lakes across the region, but this stock will be quite large. It’s estimated that some 340,000 trout are scheduled to be stocked in western Washington lakes this fall.

Most of the trout will be approximately 11 to 13 inches long, with a few large ones in the mix, according to Chris Donley from the WDFW.

If you’re in need of a license, you can purchase one online at WDFW or by calling 1-866-246-9453. You can also find license vendors throughout the state.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity and stock your freezers for the winter months. Invite family and friends and make a weekend getaway out of it.

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Plenty of Trout Stocked in Western Washington Lakes