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

April 11, 2006
Contact: Jon Anderson, 360-902-2711
or Jim Uehara, 360-902-2738

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More than 60,000 triploid trout
added to 95 fishing waters

More than 60,000 triploid rainbow trout are being added to 95 fishing waters across Washington this month and next.

Averaging 1.5 pounds each, the trout are called “triploids” because they have three sets of chromosomes instead of the normal two, making them sterile. It also makes the fish voracious feeders with the potential to grow to trophy size. The trout are purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with a special legislative allocation to enhance fishing opportunities.

“These triploids, along with nearly 52,000 other jumbo trout added to lakes throughout the state, will give anglers a great opportunity to catch a nice-size trout this year,” said Jon Anderson, WDFW resident trout manager.

A majority of the triploid trout are being stocked this month in preparation for the April 29 lowland lakes fishing season opener. Some year-round and earlier-opening fishing waters are also receiving triploids this month or next. The following table shows how many are going where this spring.

County

Lake Name

Number

Approx. time
to be stocked

Benton

Columbia Park Pond

100

April

Chelan

Wapato Lake

1,182

April

Clark

Klineline Pond

1,077

April

Cowlitz

Horseshoe Lake

1,306

April

Kress Lake

754

April

Franklin

Railroad Pond

241

April

Grant

Beda Lake

994

April

Lenice Lake

519

April

Nunnally Lake

300

April

Grays Harbor

Aberdeen Lake

199

April, May

Failor Lake

307

April, May

Sylvia Lake

193

April, May

Island

Lone Lake

581

April

Jefferson

Gibbs Lake

293

May

Horseshoe Lake

147

April

King Angle Lake

717

April

Beaver Lake

386

April

Green Lake

1,261

April, May

Meridian Lake

917

April, May

Morton Lake

435

April

Rattlesnake Lake

965

April

Sawyer Lake

1,309

April

Kitsap

Kitsap Lake

785

May

Panther Lake

171

April

Kittitas

North Fio Rito Lake

786

April

Lost Lake

1,123

May

Mattoon Lake

544

April

Klickitat

Northwestern Reservoir

538

April

N. Rowland Lake

1,991

April

Lewis

Carlisle Lake

385

April

Fort Borst Pond

446

April

Mineral Lake

812

April

S Lewis Co. Park Pond

695

April

Lincoln Fishtrap Lake

1,615

April

Mason

Benson Lake

490

April

Haven Lake

466

April

Island Lake

196

May

Phillips Lake

575

April

Tee Lake

218

May

Wooten Lake

430

April

Okanogan

Conconully Lake

599

April

Conconully Reservoir

599

April

Spectacle Lake

958

April

Pacific

Loomis Lake

59

April

Pend Oreille

Diamond Lake

1,039

April

Pierce

Clear Lake

362

April

Harts Lake

284

May

Ohop Lake

605

April

Rapjohn Lake

152

April

Silver Lake

322

April

Spanaway Lake

667

April

Tanwax Lake

454

April

Wapato Lake

308

April, May

Waughop Lake

98

April

San Juan

Mountain Lake

785

May

Skagit

Campbell Lake

1,067

April, May

Clear Lake

1,062

April

Pass Lake

192

May

Vogler Lake

98

May

Skamania

Kidney Lake

924

April

Snohomish

Blackmans Lake

290

April

Cassidy Lake

965

April, May

Flowing Lake

583

April

Gissburg Ponds

917

April

Martha Lake (Warm Beach)

485

April

Panther Lake

291

April

Roesiger Lake

1,358

April, May

Silver Lake (Everett)

533

April

Tye Lake

272

April

Spokane

Badger Lake

1,214

April

Clear Lake

1,459

April

West Medical Lake

1,214

April

Williams Lake

2,167

April

Stevens

Deer Lake

2,548

April

Loon Lake

546

April

Thurston

Black Lake

599

April, May

Clear Lake

240

May

Hicks Lake

240

April, May

Lawrence Lake

479

April, May

Long's Pond

120

April, May

McIntosh Lake

240

April

Munn Lake

359

May

Offut Lake

299

May

Lake St. Clair

240

April, May

Ward Lake

200

May

Wahkiakum

Wahkiakum Co. Ponds

160

April

Walla Walla

Bennington Lake

324

April

Whatcom

Squalicum Lake

193

May

Terrell Lake

917

April, May

Yakima

Clear Lake

2,068

April

Dog Lake

473

May

Leech Lake

802

May

Mud Lake

84

April

Myron Lake

266

April

Wenas Lake

473

April