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Fish & Game Stocks Lagunitas, Bon Tempe Lakes With Trout

Officials say more than 30,000 pounds of rainbow trout are being released into more than a dozen lakes around the Bay Area this month, including two in Marin.

By Bay City News Service

The state Department of Fish and Game this month is releasing thousands of trout into more than a dozen Bay Area lakes, including Bon Tempe Lake and Lake Lagunitas in Marin, to the delight of local anglers.

DFG officials said the department would release more than 30,000 pounds of rainbow trout in Bay Area lakes during the month of December. Some of the fish weigh as much as two pounds, according to the DFG.

"We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing," DFG acting regional manager Scott Wilson said.

Bon Tempe Lake was stocked during the week of Dec. 9, while Lake Lagunitas is being stocked this week, officials said.

Merced Lake North in San Francisco, Horseshoe Lake in Alameda County, Lake Chabot in Solano County and Campbell Perc Pond in Santa Clara County are among the other lakes that will be stocked with trout this month.

"Fishing, like many other outdoor pursuits, helps keep people connected to their natural environment," Wilson said.

A complete list of Bay Area lakes to receive trout stock can be found at the Department of Fish and Game website.

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T McDermott December 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I love the fact that the lakes are being stocked and I think it should be more often. There used to be 2 pair of Osprey fishing Bon Tempe, they are gone now, the Lake was fished out by people, cormorants, seagulls and ducks. It used to be stocked regularly to everythings benefit. My one problem with people fishing is the fishing litter they leave, not paper or trash it's the fishing line, hooks, hooks attached to line and strung in trees, shrubs or just left on the shore in a tangled dangerous mess. I would love to see the MMWD put up signs that say 'Leave It Like You Found It' I think people can understand that, then animals don't have to be injured by the love of fishing.

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