Several hundred lowland lakes in Washington state have been stocked and will open for trout fishing April 25.
The lowland lakes season opener is the biggest fishing day of the year, according to Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
State hatchery crews have stocked lakes with nearly 17.5 million trout and kokanee, including 2.3 million trout large enough to catch this season and nearly 160,000 jumbo trout weighing up to 11 pound apiece.
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Fishing licenses cost $29.50 for state residents age 16 to 69 and $8.05 for those either 15 or 70 or older. Younger children do not need a license.