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October 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill hooks into Fish Lake action

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

I know everyone is thinking about getting ready for steelhead fishing, and so am I. I did want to take advantage of one of the sunny days last week and make another trip up to Fish Lake.

My buddy Tom Bartlett and I met at the Cove at 2 and headed out. There was a brisk breeze blowing, but it was still a warm and sunny fall day. We began trolling flies at the bottom end of the lake, and got off to a slow start.

However, as we approached the west shore of the lake we found some hungry fish. We started landing small rainbow and then I noticed my 5-weight rod sort of dragging.

We had just released a double and thought I had picked some weeds, which seemed strange. As I got the line back on my reel it got heavier and heavier. Sure enough, there was a fish on it and a big one. It turned out to be about a 4-pound triploid!

Later in the evening we went back to the same spot and this time my 3-weight rod folded over. It took me quit a while to get this one in on the small rod, as it was a 5- or 6-pound triploid! I am ready for steelhead season, but Fish Lake is a great place to fill the gap.

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

(Photo courtesy of Dave Graybill with the two nice trout he caught last Thursday at Fish Lake trolling flies on a 3-weight rod.)

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