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By Roger Harnack
The Gazette 

Catch as much as you want at Williams Lake


August 18, 2022

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Williams Lake resort area located 15 miles south of Cheney.

CHENEY – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended the fishing limits for Williams Lake in preparation for poisoning the lake with rotenone.

The unlimited daily retention will run through Oct. 9 for all gamefish, officials said.

The lake will close Oct. 10 through April 21 for application of piscicide rotenone, a naturally occurring poison is used to remove species Fish and Wildlife officials deem undesirable or illegally stocked.

The 317-acre is stocked annually by the department with a variety of trout species.

This year, the department planted 3,504 rainbow trout on Marc...

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