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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Eastside steelhead and walleye action still a good fishing bet

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

Anglers are continuing to catch steelhead on the main stem Columbia River. I have had reports of steelhead being taken from the point above Rocky Reach all the way up the Okanogan.

Water temperatures in the Columbia remain higher than normal for this time of year, and if we get some cooler weather fishing could get even better.

I checked in with the folks down at MarDon Resort on Potholes Reservoir. I had heard that there is a decent walleye bite there.

The folks at the store did say that there are some walleye being taken from the dock, including a 14-pounder taken earlier this winter, and some trout. I wanted to let you know that the date to get comments on the proposed changes in the fishing regulations for next year has been extended.

The deadline is now January 29th, a month later than before. There are some important changes, this year and I encourage you to visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife website and check them out.

Also, check out the new Fishing and Cooking TV Shows scheduled for this month. There are some good ones to see just by going the Fishing or Cooking TV Pages and clicking on the show you want to watch.

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

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