WDFW Stocking Large Trout for Father’s Day

WDFW is stocking large (1 1/2lb) trout for Father’s Day fishing. This adds an additional 10,000 triploid trout to the low land lakes across the state! If you have not gotten out for trout fishing yet, here is your chance.

WDFW crews will be stocking 10,000 triploid rainbow trout in 20 lakes just before Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16.

“This is the second straight year we’ve stocked trout before Father’s Day, and this year we’ve doubled the number of fish and added six more lakes to the list,” said Chris Donley, WDFW Inland Fish Program manager.”

The lakes by region and county, and the number of triploids that will be stocked, are:

North Puget Sound Region:
King County: Green Lake, 1,500
Snohomish County: Blackmans Lake, 250; Gissburg Ponds (aka Twin Lakes), 250
Skagit County: Campbell Lake, 250
Whatcom County: Padden Lake,
Grays Harbor County: Vance Creek (Elma) Pond #2, 100
Jefferson County: Sandy Shore Lake, 150
Mason County: Mason Lake, 500
Pierce County: American Lake, 1,500
Thurston County: Clear Lake, 250; Hicks Lake, 250

Southwest Region:
Clark County: Horseshoe Lake, 250

Southcentral Region:
Kittitas County: Cooper Lake, 250
Yakima County: Clear Lake, 500

Northcentral Region:
Grant County: Park Lake, 400
Okanogan County: Alta Lake, 350; Conconully Reservoir, 750

Eastern Region:
Spokane County: West Medical Lake, 1,250; Williams Lake, 400
Pend Oreille County: Diamond Lake, 600

Take advantage of this additional stocking and get out and fish on Fathers Day. You can use a variety of methods to get into these trout! Trolling, powerbait, fly fishing and more!