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Thursday, October 19, 2017
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. I'll be honest, once hunting season comes, I've never really considered fishing in the winter time. That is until I moved to North Central Washington in 1990 and came across all these crazy steelhead fisherman. Then I learned about the opportunities at Rufus Woods Reservoir and Lake Roosevelt. More recently, it's been the chance for huge kokanee in Roosevelt that had me out in a snowstorm, fanning my fingers in front of a propane heater in an open boat, trolling Roosevelt. I was also a guy who never really thought about fishing area lakes for trout, until now. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking lakes around Washington in the next month with some pretty large, catchable-sized rainbow trout. You can see their whole planting plan on their website at but I did some snooping for us and found one lake in a three-county area (Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan) that will receive some nearly half-pound fish. Roses Lake in Chelan County up by Lake Chelan will be getting 15,000 catchable sized rainbow planted around the middle of November. So, finish your hunt, grab your rod and go fishing. Until next time, Good Fishing!