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Black "Fishing" Friday
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:20:14 PM »
Just got an email from WDFW.  Go fishing, not shopping on Black Friday.  Looks like they'll be stocking some lakes if anybody is interested in catching some hatchery fishies. 

"Skip the shopping and fish Black Friday!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking lakes with tens of thousands of trout just in time for Nov. 24th.  The “holiday specials” include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds.

Choose tight lines over long lines on the day after Thanksgiving and start a new family fishing tradition!

Visit our website to find:
•Fall stocking information and lakes
•Weekly catchable trout plant reports
•Basic trout fishing techniques

The lakes below will be stocked for Black Friday Fishing:  Battleground Lake, Klineline Lake, Kress Lake, Beaver Lake, Rowland Lake, Fort Borst Park Pond, South Lewis Country Park Pond, American Lake, Tanwax Lake, Black Lake, Long Lake, Offutt Lake, Elton Pont (North)."   



 
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 12:35:48 PM »
Tried Kress out this morning.  Got to the lake before daylight to get a parking spot.  Caught the last fish of my limit as the sun came over the horizon.  Switched to a single barbless hook and lost a limit, released a limit and some.  Weather was great and water was calm.  Nice size fish.  Hope they eat as good as they fought.  No power bait was used or harmed.  My shoulder is a little sore from casting.  Was a good solitary morning. 
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 06:03:32 PM »
I was planning on going today, but they did not plant on the day of the schedule. I also found out that they planted in an area that you cant fish from the docks? What gives?  I'm a bank fisher person, I will use docks when I can, where planted it says no fishing from the pier and no parking for anyone without a boat. I usually take 1 or 2 handicap folks with me. 
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »
Funny :dunno:  Klineline is one of 2 lakes planted in Clark Co.  No boats allowed.  I had another good day today.  Pays to be 1st on the water.
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 09:14:35 PM »
Went to Offutt Lake today, had my limit in a few hours. My last fish for the day was my biggest ever trout 2.44 pounds.
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 10:49:18 PM »
Went to Offutt Lake today, had my limit in a few hours. My last fish for the day was my biggest ever trout 2.44 pounds.

Come on Plat, you know the rules, pics or it never happened!
Your “fish story” becomes a “FISH STORY” with pics!
You might even be able to increase the weight as we drool over the pics!
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 03:04:06 PM »
Went to Offutt Lake today, had my limit in a few hours. My last fish for the day was my biggest ever trout 2.44 pounds.

Come on Plat, you know the rules, pics or it never happened!
Your “fish story” becomes a “FISH STORY” with pics!
You might even be able to increase the weight as we drool over the pics!
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OK here is a photo, FYI Plat is a Marine and I'm and old Army SGT  :)
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 03:07:34 PM »
Nice. :tup: What’s the difference of the big one from the others?
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 03:10:17 PM »
Big one might be wild- should of been tossed back to breed. Don’t see Tripoli’s with that kind of outstanding color

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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 03:50:03 PM »
Big one might be wild- should of been tossed back to breed. Don’t see Tripoli’s with that kind of outstanding color
I would have but it was bleeding very bad from the gills and from the anal vent along with sperm.
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 06:49:15 PM »
Nicely done!
That Nate is awesome!

See now that is a FISH STORY!!
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 07:05:33 PM »
Just carried Black Friday fishing into Cyber Monday.  Four days and four limits.  Might go for five.  Who needs shopping. 
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2017, 08:17:57 AM »
Big one might be wild- should of been tossed back to breed. Don’t see Tripoli’s with that kind of outstanding color

Unlike Montana, the WA lowland lakes experience little to no natural trout reproduction; thus, the "put and take" stocking.
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2017, 10:22:22 AM »
It looks like Offutt Lake has no naturally spawning trout. that would make the colored up one most likely a brooder plant?
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Re: Black "Fishing" Friday
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 01:27:48 PM »
It looks like Offutt Lake has no naturally spawning trout. that would make the colored up one most likely a brooder plant?

Or a holdover from a prior year's plant.
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