Here's a new tradition for East Bay families. Christmas fishing.
The state Department of Fish and Game this month is releasing thousands of trout into more than a dozen Bay Area lakes to the delight of local anglers.
The department announced it 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.
"We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing," said DFG acting regional manager Scott Wilson. "Fishing, like many other outdoor pursuits, helps keep people connected to their natural environment."
A complete list of Bay Area lakes to receive trout stock can be found online at
If you do go fishing, share your photos with us. Let's see what you caught!
Bay City News Service contributed to this story.