After another successful winter sport fishery on Lake Roosevelt, fishery managers and volunteers are in the process of releasing 600,000 triploid rainbow trout into Lake Roosevelt. Funded by the Bonneville Power Administration Fish and Wildlife program, these fish are a mainstay of a recreational fishery that is enjoyed by thousands of anglers each year.  When released they are about 9 inches long and can eventually grow to five plus pounds. Net pet conditions resulted in the release being about two weeks earlier than usual this year.

The Spokane Tribe of Indians, Colville Confederated Tribes, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife and Net Pen Volunteers co-manage the program. Rich Landers from the Spokesman Review reports.