VALLEJO (KCBS)— More than 30,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout were released in 16 of the Bay Area’s regional lakes Tuesday as part of the California Department of Fish and Game’s plan to “super stock” the lakes for anglers.

Even Vallejo’s Mayor, Osby Davis, got in on the action and brought his pole to Lake Chabot, where a truck pulled up to the boat ramp to release the flopping fish, just in case.

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Andrew Hughan with Fish and Game explained that 22,000 pounds of the fish will be distributed at Lake Chabot alone to give anglers an extra opportunity to catch some fish over the holidays. Anglers don’t have to wait for these fish to mature and Fish and Game said they’re “ready to go.”

Reginald Howard was all smiles when he was told about the activity going on.

“I’ve been fishing out here since I was about 10. I’m a resident of Vallejo. My dad’s been bringing me out here since the 80s. This is my lake. I call this my lake,” Howard said.

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Mayor Davis said he’d been coming to what he called “the watering hole” since 1955.

“I don’t fish in it as much as I used to because I don’t get out as much, but I love fishing,” Davis said.

This is all part of the state Fish and Game’s Fishing in the City program that’s been around since 1993.

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