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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Rock Lake to get 27,000 trout


October 12, 2023

EWAN — Rock Lake will receive 27,000 rainbow trout this fall, courtesy of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Spokeswoman Staci Lehman said the rainbow trout come from Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery and cost approximately 4 to 5 cents per stocked fry, or fingerling. Catchable-size fish cost about $1.75 each.

“The larger the fish, the more it costs,” she said, noting they require a longer stay at the hatchery to grow bigger, which requires resources such as food, electricity, and more.

“Rock Lake is the only lake being stocked in Whitman County this fall,” Lehman said, adding oth...

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