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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Burke Lake Trout Derby draws plenty of anglers, but tagged fish is still swimming around

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

I know many of you are anxious to learn how the Quincy Valley Tourism Association’s annual trout derby turned out, and I have the results.  First of all there was great attendance this year.  The weather was cloudy but not windy and there was no ice on any of the lakes in the region.

Over 500 people bought tickets.  I saw one tagged fish turned in, but it wasn’t a “money” fish.  There were lots of other winners, though.

In the adult division for biggest single catch, Dan Sharf took first place with a two fish that weighed just over 8 pounds.  It helped that he caught the biggest trout ever weighed for the event; a 6-pound, 8-ounce bruiser.  He also took first for total catch weight, so he went home with a pocket full of cash.

In the youth division, Drayer Silversten won first place for single catch with single fish that was over 15 inches, and it helped him win the total catch, too, as his stringer weighed over 4 pounds.  There were many limits turned in with most of the fish in the 11- to 12-inch class.

I want to remind anglers that if they catch a tagged trout at Burke Lake prior to June 1st it may be worth some serious cash.  If you catch a tagged trout, call the Chamber of Commerce office in Quincy and read them the number.  It may be worth up to $500.00!

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

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