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22,000 lbs. of fish dumped into Clear Lake

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CLEAR LAKE, Wash. - More than 60,000 triploid rainbow trout are being added to 95 fishing waters across Washington state over the next several weeks. Tens of thousands of pounds of fish were added to Clear Lake on Tuesday morning.

The fish average about 1.5 pounds each and are called "triploids" because they have three sets of chromosomes instead of the normal two, making them sterile. It also helps the fish grow to trophy size. Fish and Wildlife managers say the majority of the trout are being stocked this month in preparation for the April 29 lowland lakes fishing season opener.

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