Trout stocking for a private lake

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  1. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    i was contacted by a friend of a friend. They have a 60 acre lake in WA that is up to 50’ deep. Looking to stock it with things that eat green power bait. I suggested Nisqually and Ellensburg trout farms. But, I’m wondering if Trout Unlimitied or some other group might be interested in playing? I hit the owners up about whether they allowed a kids fishing day here and there. I should hear back about that in a while.

    So, any suggestions?
     
  2. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies The guy that makes the glass stuff

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    Suggestions for what, exactly?
     
  3. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Who to talk to about stocking this guy’s lake.
     
  4. AllanPalmerson

    AllanPalmerson Member

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    I don't know about any groups that participate in stocking private lakes personally but I do know the guys at nisqually trout farm are awesome. I'd highly recommend them. My dad and I have used them since I was a kid for stocking his pond
     
  5. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    desertspringstroutfarm.com in oregon is where many of the trout in the west come from,im told that getting trout is a pre order type thing and they sell out faster than they can grow them.
     
  6. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    did you check first with wdfw to make sure that its ok to stock the lake?
    no streams entering or leaving the lake?
    is it in an endangered frog area?
    since there are going to be kids from time to time, what are the sanitation plans?

    as we (many of us) all know, we just cant willy nilly do what we want with our own land these days. >:(>:(>:(
     
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    troller w Well-Known "Member"

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  8. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    wdlfbio is short for Wildlife Biologist. I have a fairly reasonable working knowledge of regulations, environmental concerns, and most important.... to keep my shit as far from WDFW as possible. LOL
     
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  9. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I remember fishing Ellensburg "lakes" or ponds when I was at college. While shore fishing I witnessed, more than once, huge trout meandering by..probably at least 5lbs. My dad thought that they were brood stock that were released. Kinda the "stud" trout for the hatcheries. Maybe you could get your hands on some of those?
     

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