seven lakes in Washington that are currently stocked. Curlew Lake,
Evergreen Reservoir, Lake Tapps, Mayfield Reservoir, Merwin Reservoir,
Newman Lake, and Silver Lake. Here you will find reviews of these lakes
as they become available.
Tiger muskies were first introduced to Mayfield Lake in southwest
Washington's Lewis County in 1988 to rebuild a local Coho salmon
population by controlling the squawfish that preyed upon them. The
program later expanded to additional lakes. Seven lakes in Washington
State are currently stocked with Muskies. In addition WDFW has also made
one-time plants in several lakes for rough fish control purposes. These
include Fazon Lake in Whatcom County, Green Lake in Seattle, Red Rock
Reservoir in Grant County south of Potholes Reservoir, and South Lewis
County Pond (multiple plantings in this lake). Since these lakes are no
longer being stocked, and the planted fish were sterile and only live
8-10 years on average, it is unlikely any specimens still survive in any
of those waters.
Remember that effective May 1, 2008, the minimum size limit for Muskies
increases to 50 inches. Prior to May 1, 2008 the minimum size limit for
tiger muskies in Washington State is 36". Under both regulations there
is a one fish per day limit and C-P-R fish don't count against the
limit. Please handle them properly.