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Verle's, WDFW call Trout Pond day a success

The first Trout Pond day - Saturday at Verle's on Golden Pheasant Road just outside Shelton - was reportedly an overall success.

WDFW Region 3 State Hunting Coordinator Kelly Riordan said the event drew a few hundred families and at least 225 kids fished. The mobile fish pond was stocked with 300 Rainbow Trout and a few jumbo-sized Rainbow Trout.

"The message of introducing all generations to the outdoors hit the mark, even in quite poor weather," Riordan told the Journal in an email. "A steady stream of potential anglers never slowed down and at almost any moment, there was an angler 'whoopin...


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