By Teresa Simpson
Cheney Free Press 

Rock Lake restocked with trout


Last updated 10/12/2023 at 10:55am

EWAN — Rock Lake will receive 27,000 rainbow trout this fall, courtesy of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Spokeswoman Staci Lehman said the rainbow trout come from Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery and cost approximately 4 to 5 cents per stocked fry, or fingerling. Catchable-size fish cost about $1.75 each.

“The larger the fish, the more it costs,” she said, noting they require a longer stay at the hatchery to grow bigger, which requires resources such as food, electricity, and more.

“Rock Lake is the only lake being stocked in Whitman County this fall,” Lehman said, adding oth...

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