Tomorrow marks opening day of the 2012 lowland lakes season- and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife expects anglers to reel in trout that are one-third bigger than last year, making the state’s biggest fishing day of the year just a little bit better.
The larger fish are the result of changes in the trout hatchery rearing programs after feedback from anglers who enjoy catching larger fish.
Fish Biologist for Chelan and DouglasCounties, Travis Maitland, tells KOZI news that local anglers will be benefiting from those hatchery rearing changes.
About 300,000 anglers typically turn out for the first day of the lowland lakes season statewide, marking the start of the state’s most popular fishing season.
To participate in tomorrow’s lowland lakes opener, anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2013. Children 14 years of age and younger do not need a fishing license."CLICK HERE" for Audio