Time to make plans to head east for the Quincy Valley Tourism Association Trout Derby on Saturday, March 2 at Burke Lake.
Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids under age 15. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and cumulative weight total in adult and youth divisions. Someone lucky enough to catch a special tagged trout could take home $1,000 or $2,000. Those fish will also be worth $250 and $500 respectively after the derby through June 30.
Burke will be planted with about 100 trout averaging 14- to 18-inches, and 35 fish that are a hefty 6 to 7 pounds.
Burke Lake is located off Highway 28 west of Quincy near Milepost 25 go south on White Trail Road (also known as Road U Northwest) and head about five miles to the entrance to Quincy Lakes area on the right. When entering the Quincy Lakes area, Burke is located about 2 miles down the road.