2011 WA Trout Stocking Plan Online

WDFW has just posted their 2011 statewide trout stocking plan.

It’s available as a PDF here.

A fishery manager also fired off some of what awaits us on opening day, April 30, this year, including:

Expected turnout: nearly 300,000 men, women and children

6.8 million trout fry (2-3 inch) stocked into 474 lowland and high lakes statewide last spring and fall are now catchable size (8-12 inch).

10.2 million kokanee fry stocked into 34 lakes are expected to show in creels this year.

3.5 million catchable size (8-12 inch) trout are being stocked this spring into 347 waters.

50,000 triploid trout (1-1/2 pound average) are being stocked into 108 lakes.

84,000 2-year-old “jumbos” and surplus hatchery broodstock trout (1-1/2 to 5 pounds each) are being stocked into 172 lakes.

200,000 other species such as walleye, tiger muskie and crappie stocked into 12 waters.

NUMBER OF SMILES EXPECTED THIS TROUT SEASON IN WASHINGTON? MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS. AMANDA WILLIAMS SHOWS OFF HER DUCK LAKE LUNKER, CAUGHT LAST MEMORIAL DAY. (WRIGHT & McGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST

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