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WDFW is stocking lakes statewide with thousands of trout

Skip the shopping and fish this Black Friday

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Choose tight lines over long lines or online on the day after Thanksgiving and create a new family fishing tradition. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking more than 30 lakes statewide with about 45,000 jumbo rainbow trout!

The “holiday specials” being stocked just in time for Nov. 25 include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds.

For the whole story on Black Friday fishing, including help getting started, check out our latest Medium blog on the topic:

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You can also check out our blog on shore fishing for rainbow trout for more helpful tips on tactics and gear for this family friendly fishery.

The lakes listed to the right will be stocked for #BlackFridayFishing:

For up-to-date stocking information, anglers should follow the department’s weekly catchable trout stocking report, where they can find reports on stocking that has taken place within the last 30 days and throughout the year.

Tight lines to you and yours on the holiday weekend!

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