WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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October 15, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256

Large trout planted in King, Pierce, Thurston and Snohomish county lakes

OLYMPIA--Trout fishing should pick up at several lakes in King, Thurston Snohomish and Pierce counties with the planting of thousands of 2- and 6-pound fish, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

The 2- and 3-year-old trout are broodstock from WDFW hatcheries.

The number of fish planted in the following lakes follows:

  • King County: Angle (410); Fenwick (70); Meridian (595); Pine (345); Steel (180)
  • Snohomish County: Ballinger (400); Blackman's (240); Martha (240); Silver (420)
  • Pierce County: Spanaway (400); American (350); Clear (200)
  • Thurston County: Black (400); Offutt (200); St. Clair (250); Lawrence (300)

The fish will be planted in the following lakes by Friday (Oct. 16): Spanaway, Clear, Offutt, Black, Steel, Angle, Ballinger and Martha.

The plants in the other lakes will be completed by Oct. 24.