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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Area lakes ready for opening day


April 20, 2023

CHENEY – Several local and nearby lakes have an abundance of trout available to catch, just in time for opening day Saturday, April 22.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has planted thousands of trout in area lakes, including West Medical Lake, Clear Lake, Badger Lake and Williams Lake.

Williams Lake received the most fish, with the first plant taking place March 20.

The state added 10,701 rainbow trout weighing less than a half-pound each that day.

Then on March 29, the state added another 500 trout weighing about 3 pounds each.

Williams Lake is located off

Between Cheney and M...

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