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Lowland fishing season opens Saturday

Eastern Washington ponds stocked with trout


Last updated 4/22/2021 at 10:14am

EASTERN WASHINGTON — The lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday, April 24, with trout being the most sought-after species.

Opening day also marks the opening day of the statewide trout derby, where fishermen can win more than 1,000 prizes totaling more than $38,000.

While some lakes are open for fishing year-round, the state closes a number of lakes through the fall and winter while it stocks millions of trout and kokanee.

About four miles out of town alongside state Highway 26, Pampa Pond, has been stocked three times in the last three weeks.

On March 31, the state Department of Fis...

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