April 19, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 19, 2015
Beaver and Pine lakes in Sammamish join several hundred lowland lakes — stocked with millions of fish — for fishing’s opening day April 25 for a six-month season.
Anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2016. Purchase licenses online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453 toll free; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state. Get details about license vendor locations at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendor.
November 2, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 2, 2014
Anglers will have an opportunity to catch large trout this fall in Beaver Lake, thanks to the release of about 2,400 hatchery rainbows averaging about three pounds each.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will release the fish Nov. 5. To facilitate that, the agency will close the Beaver Lake access site at sunset Nov. 4 and reopen the site at sunrise Nov. 6. Beaver Lake, however, will remain open to fishing while the access site is closed.
April 15, 2014
Washington’s biggest fishing day of the year — the lowland lakes trout opener — is April 26.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to plant about 16.5 million trout and kokanee in hundreds of lakes.
Those fish include 2.3 million catchable trout, nearly 115,000 jumbo trout weighing up to 11 pounds each and more than 50,000 triploid trout averaging 11 1/2 pounds each.