Friday, June 1, 2012

Go fish!

Photo courtesy WDFW
You’ve got two weeks till Father’s Day and you’re scratching your head and biting your nails as you try to come up with a great gift idea. Quit worrying, we’ve got you covered: take dad on a fishing adventure!
Dads and fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly, relish and pickles, rock and roll! And the 5,000 triploid rainbow trout the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be stocking in 14 lakes just before Father’s Day weekend are bound to make it an unforgettable experience for you and your dad, and anyone else who joins in the fun.
According to the WDFW, who know this kind of stuff, the triploid trout average one-and-a-half pounds each and they can grow to trophy size because they are sterile and spend their lives feeding, not reproducing. The 5,000 new trout are in addition to about 42,000 triploids stocked in 117 lakes across the state earlier this year.
So get dad a license and check out all the places where you and dad can catch some of the extra big fish stocked to celebrate Washington fathers.
Fishing licenses can be purchased here or by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state.

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