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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 8, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Burke Lake Trout Derby winning fish was a five-plus pounder

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

The Quincy Valley Tourism Association’s 2nd Annual Tagged Trout Derby at Burke Lake was a huge success (last Saturday, March 3).

Anglers were greeted by very heavy winds last Saturday, but it didn’t stop them from catching lots of rainbow, including the $2,000.00 grand prize fish!

Calvin Yamamoto of Quincy was the lucky angler. Adrian Renteria took big fish honors in the adult division with a rainbow weighing 5.65 pounds.

In the youth division Austin Morris took first place with a rainbow that tipped the scales at 2.65 pounds.

There were cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place for biggest fish and heaviest total weight of a catch in both adult and youth divisions. There were other prizes handed out that were won through raffles.

Over 400 folks signed up for the derby and in spite of the windy conditions, everyone had a great time.

I was assured that the derby will be held again next, and that’s good news for anglers that enjoy fishing at Burke Lake on the opening weekend of the early season.

Burke Lake wasn’t the only lake that saw heavy traffic on the opening of several lakes in the Quincy area on March 1.

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

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