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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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September 15, 1998
Contact: Margaret Ainscough (360)902-2408

Grays Harbor lakes to offer fishing for large steelhead

ABERDEEN—Anglers will have an unusual opportunity to catch steelhead up to 12 pounds in two Grays Harbor lakes this weekend.

That is because the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will release 67 large steelhead in Lake Aberdeen and another 33 fish in Lake Sylvia by Friday (Sept. 18). Additional steelhead may be released later if the fish are available.

"These large, hard-fighting fish should provide some exciting fishing," said Larry Peck, WDFW's acting director. "Planting these steelhead in the lakes is part of our effort to provide quality fishing experiences to more people."

Fishing regulations allow anglers to keep five trout, although only two may be over 20 inches. In effect, it means the daily steelhead limit in the lakes is two fish.

Anglers hoping to hook a steelhead in the lakes will need a game fish license. A steelhead punch card is not required.

Lake Sylvia is open for fishing all year. The fishing season for Lake Aberdeen has been extended to Nov. 30.