State will stock rainbow trout in Beaver Lake on Nov. 8
November 2, 2010
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to release 2,300 hatchery-raised rainbow trout into Beaver Lake soon.
The access site at the lake is due to close at sunset Nov. 7 to prepare for the Nov. 8 release. The lake reopens at sunrise Nov. 9, but the lake is open to fishing even as the access site is shut down.
The rainbow trout had been part of a display at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.
State Fishery Biologist Aaron Bosworth said Beaver Lake is best fished by small boat, although anglers also can be successful fishing from shore.
Beaver Lake is among a group of Western Washington lowland lakes open to fishing year round. The state prohibits internal combustion boat engines on the lake. All anglers 15 and older must have a valid fishing license to fish at Beaver Lake. The daily bag limit is five fish — only two of the fish can exceed 15 inches in length — and bait anglers must keep the first five trout caught.