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WDFW to stock western Washington lakes with large rainbow trout this fall

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WDFW’s Fall into Fishing stocking plan is available for viewing at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/attach/oct0413a_fish_plants.pdf . For up-to-date stocking information, see the department’s weekly catchable trout stocking report at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/ .

“Last year’s Black Friday event was very successful,” said Donley. “We decided to repeat it and also significantly expand our fall stocking. As always we encourage anglers to get out and enjoy the abundant fishing resources available to Washington residents, and we encourage everyone to get family and friends involved in the sport of fishing.”

To participate, anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2014. Licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov ; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license vendors across the state.

For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ .

Anglers parking at WDFW water-access sites are required to display on their vehicle the WDFW Vehicle Access Pass that is provided free with every annual fishing license purchased. The passes are transferable between two vehicles. Anglers who use Washington State Parks or Department of Natural Resource areas need a Discover Pass. For more information on the pass, visit http://discoverpass.wa.gov/ .

Before heading out, anglers should check fishing regulations, which are available at license vendors and on WDFW’s webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ .

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