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Fishing season opens Saturday at lowland lakes

Fishing derby takes place Saturday across Washington


April 21, 2022

OLYMPIA – The state is holding a statewide trout fishing derby on April 23 to kick off the 2022 fishing season.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife stocks lakes throughout the year, and while many lakes are open for fishing year-round, the annual opening day offers an opportunity for anglers to fish for thousands of planted trout, spokesman Ben Anderson said last week.

The derby coincides with the statewide opening of lowland lakes for the 2022 fishing season.

The derby runs through Oct. 31.

Fishermen can catch tagged trout in lakes across Washington, each of which comes with a pri...

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