OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Department expects 300,000 anglers to wet fishing lines on the opener of the lowland lakes trout season in Washington.
In preparation for Saturday’s opener the department has stocked more than 300 of lakes with 24 million trout. The department says most range in size from 7 to 11 inches, but the department has also planted some larger fish.
Anglers need a fishing license and a permit if they park at a state access site.
Find more resources online
Fish stocking details at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/plants/index.htm
Access sites at http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildarea.htm
License vendors at http://wdfw.wa.gov/lic/vendors/vendors.htm
Fishing tips at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/prospects/index.htm
Fishing rules at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/fishregs.htm