Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:
Big news in our region is the report that a possible new state record lake trout (mackinaw) has been taken from Lake Chelan.
Phil Colyar, owner of Colyar Jewelers in Wenatchee, was fishing at Lake Chelan on Monday, February 4th when he landed a whopper lake trout. He knew he could have a new record and headed for the dock.
When he arrived Anton Jones, of Darrell and Dads Family Guide Service was there. Jones saw the fish and called the Chelan Hospital to tell them Colyar was on his way to have the fish weighed on a certified scale.
The scale read 35 pounds, ten ounces, which beat the old record of 35 pounds, point 44 ounces, taken in 2001. Colyar was fishing with an old U-20 Flatfish when he hooked the big lake trout.
I want to remind people February 17th is the 9th Annual Ice Fishing Festival in Molson. Fishing should be better this year, with some 2- to 3-pound trout taken already this season from Sidley Lake.
Also, the 3rd Annual Tagged Trout Derby at Burke and Quincy lakes is happening on Saturday, March 2nd.
For details or to get Graybill’s weekly report visit Dave Graybill’s website.