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WDFW stocking large trout for Black Friday opener


With more than 200,000 large rainbow trout recently stocked and more on the way, Puget Sound and southwest Washington anglers can cross an early item off holiday wish lists.

A list of lakes to be stocked, and the department’s stocking plan is available for viewing at

Chris Donley, inland fish program manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said he expects fishing to be great throughout the fall and winter months at all of these lakes. “Most of the trout are 11 to 13 inches long, with a few larger ones in the mix,” he said.

For the third year in a row, the department is also stocking lakes with thousands of extr...

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