This holiday weekend brings opportunities for fishing throughout the state.
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife traditionally stocks lakes in Washington prior to Black Friday so that anglers have a chance to spend the weekend on the water.
Stocking includes thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds.
Since March, 33,866 have been stocked into Grays Harbor waters, with 28,031 placed in Pacific County.
For up-to-date stocking information this fall, anglers should follow the department’s weekly catchable trout stocking report at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/stocking/trout-plants, where they can find reports on stocking that have taken place within the last 30 days and in the past week.
Anglers 15 years and older must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2020, to participate.
Licenses can be purchased by telephone at 1-866-246-9453, at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or at hundreds of license vendors across the state.
For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/dealers.