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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 29, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Bridgeport area in Eastern Washington to place to be for steelhead and triploid trout

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

If you like lots of action, you should give fishing in Bridgeport a try. I was up there again, this time with Pat Armstrong, from Town Ford in East Wenatchee.

We’ve been trying to get out fishing for months and we finally made it. We were fishing bobbers and jigs and were busy the whole time. We only got one keeper steelhead, a small hen, but the triploids were hungry for our Maxi Jigs.

We caught some dandies, too. Armstrong got one that probably weighed 10 pounds. He was with me earlier this year, on Rufus Woods and caught some triploids then, too, but he couldn’t believe how much better the fish below Chief Joseph Dam fought.

We talked to a party in a guide boat that was working some of the same water. The three anglers on board had hooked three steelhead that day, with one being a keeper. They figured they had hooked over 30 triploids while they were at it.

Sure, maybe the triploids are beating the steelhead to the jigs, but boy are they fun. If it wasn’t for them watching a coyote swim across the Columbia would have been the highlight of the day!

For details or to get Graybill’s weekly report visit Dave Graybill’s website.

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