Spring break is fast approaching. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking dozens of lakes in Western Washington with more than 250,000 rainbow trout ready to bite on your favorite bait or lure.
Averaging 10-12 inches in length, WDFW will released fish into 47 year-round fishing lakes in Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pierce, Mason, Kitsap, Island, King and Snohomish counties throughout the month of March.
WDFW said the trout release is timed to give fishing families an opportunity to spend time outdoors during spring school holidays, and tune up their gear before the start of the state’s main trout season April 27.
If you are looking for those tasty Kokanee, it is time to get out and start looking. Kokanee fishing should pick up in April. Kokanee feed near the surface in low light conditions and then move deeper as the day progresses, successful anglers vary their depth and tackle throughout the day. Remember to have a color selection and ultra light gear for Kokanee.
We will have new “how to” articles coming later this month to help you be successful for trout and kokanee this year.