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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


January 21, 2000
Contact: Jim Cummins, (509) 457-9316

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Yakima region fishing lakes just stocked with big fish

YAKIMA—The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Goldendale hatchery crew this week stocked eight lakes in the Yakima region with 600 excess rainbow trout broodstock that will provide whopper catches for anglers.

The trout, which weigh from four to eight pounds, no longer are needed in hatchery production. They were stocked in the following numbers and lakes, all of which are open either year-round or for winter fishing:

In Benton County:
  • Columbia Park Lagoon - 50
In Yakima County:
  • I-82 Pond #4 - 80
  • I-82 Pond #6 - 80
  • Rotary Lake - 80
  • Myron Lake - 80
  • N. Elton Pond - 80
In Kittitas County:
  • N. Fio Rito Lake - 80
  • Mattoon Lake - 70