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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