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.