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Nov 22, 2022 17:54:49   #
Adiliaandlauren Loc: Puget Sound Washington
 
I just received an email from Washington Wildlife stating 45,000 jumbo trout will be stocked in local lakes for black Friday, November 25th.
There are links to how many trout will be placed in various lakes.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy fishing !

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Nov 23, 2022 09:37:19   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
Adiliaandlauren wrote:
I just received an email from Washington Wildlife stating 45,000 jumbo trout will be stocked in local lakes for black Friday, November 25th.
There are links to how many trout will be placed in various lakes.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy fishing !


I am glad for those who get the fish, but a bit disappointed that no fish are planted in the Northwest part of the state.

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Nov 24, 2022 14:19:07   #
Dakoda Loc: Cle Elum, WA
 
Adiliaandlauren wrote:
I just received an email from Washington Wildlife stating 45,000 jumbo trout will be stocked in local lakes for black Friday, November 25th.
There are links to how many trout will be placed in various lakes.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy fishing !


Darn, I should have brought my pole with me.

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Nov 24, 2022 14:34:35   #
Springer Loc: Tacoma,wa
 
I went to American lake yesterday after seeing the 1000 plus plant of nice fish and only read about 8 fish on my screen in 2.5 hrs of trolling. Bummer day. Can u really beleive what u read on the internet???

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Nov 24, 2022 15:20:03   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
Springer wrote:
I went to American lake yesterday after seeing the 1000 plus plant of nice fish and only read about 8 fish on my screen in 2.5 hrs of trolling. Bummer day. Can u really beleive what u read on the internet???


Those are fresh plants. In all likelihood they will be in a tight ball. Find them and you will likely limit out. The best way I have found to locate fresh plants is to fish near the surface(that is where they are used to being fed) and troll the shoreline (respecting bank fishermen's casting distance) until you get a bite, then troll back and forth through that area until the fish move on.. I have watched fishermen on Lake Padden in Bellingham opening day. You can actually see the bite move slowly around the lake. If you are fishing, you can watch the bite move toward you then away. No worries, it will be back. Have a cup of coffee and watch for the bite to again move toward you, as the crowd is to big to follow the fish. With a boat, you can follow the school. Usually the school will hang out in some places more than others so pay attention. This phenomena decreases the longer the fish are in the lake, but even so, planted trout are school fish. Good Luck.
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Nov 24, 2022 16:27:26   #
Springer Loc: Tacoma,wa
 
Yep tried surface fishing close to shore. Big lake so more area to cover. Thanx for advise bit fishing these new plant for a few years now and out of 10 boats u don't see any fish caught makes you wonder. Thanx anyway think I will head back to satsop river for coho

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Nov 26, 2022 18:51:17   #
Ted A Loc: Eastern Washington
 
Just got back from Hog Canyon Lake. Ice was 4 to 5 inches thick and fishing was slow. These were stocked in September and the lake opened on Black Friday. They're still moving in schools.

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