2012 Stocking

skyrise

Active Member
#1
FYI, the Fish & Game have posted the stocking schedule for most of WA.
some interesting numbers posted. for my part the fall plants are some what of a question.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#3
Interesting to say the least. I wonder if the releases for Depression Lake, Whatcom County are correct. 17,300 catchables in a lake that has about 1 acre surface area seems like they might be a bit crowded in there.
 
#4
It seems fish are going in a little later. I see a number of lakes with the plant date starting in May, usually these have been in March. I also heard an unsubstantiated rumor of later plants to counteract the scourge of cormorants. Perhaps this is the reason?

Jerry
 

skyrise

Active Member
#5
How do the fish that are planted in fall survive compared to spring ?
is it a cormorant predation thing also?
it looks like a lot less Triploid plants this year so far??
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#6
I've seen quite a few cormorants at all the lakes I've fished over the past few months.
As far as the state planting less triploids this year, no loss in my opinion.
 
#7
yah i wonder about depression to they stocked it with like 13000 last year to i think i wonder since depression is connected to baker lake i wonder if they plan that some of the trout go into baker lake or something because 17300 is alot
 

Dehlan G

Active Member
#8
Thanks.

I noticed that they dumped a few kokanee fingerlings into Beaver Lake on the Sammamish Plateau. And they did that last year as well. I wonder what happens to them in that small boggy infested lake? It doesn't seem like prime kokanee habitat to me and I've never heard of one being caught.

Here are the numbers for King/Snohomish/Skagit/Whatcom:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/region4/
 
#9
Cormorants are doing a number on the newly planted fish in Lake Spanaway... seems within a day of the recent plant another handful of birds moved in to feast. This is probably a trend across a lot of Washington lakes with fresh trout stocking (true so far on the four I fish). It's turned into such an air battle between the eagles, ospreys, and cormorants I'd guess a good percentage of the recent planters won't even have a chance at a fishermens presentation.
 

skyrise

Active Member
#13
had another bust day @ Blackmans lake today.
0 fish, but counted at least 30-40 Cormorants. and they are sure to have an impact on fish populations.
 
#15
Thanks.

I noticed that they dumped a few kokanee fingerlings into Beaver Lake on the Sammamish Plateau. And they did that last year as well. I wonder what happens to them in that small boggy infested lake? It doesn't seem like prime kokanee habitat to me and I've never heard of one being caught.

Here are the numbers for King/Snohomish/Skagit/Whatcom:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/region4/
I have not either. Wonder where they go?!?