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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points out wide array of eastside fish to catch

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

First of all if you think it’s too late to enter the Triple Fish Challenge at Banks Lake, you’re wrong!

They will take registrations all day Friday and again on Saturday morning.  If you plan to fish for kokanee this weekend, Lake Chelan is the place to find the big ones.  Anglers are still catching very good numbers of kokanee to 18 inches on Chelan.

If you want some really fast action for kokanee that run from 10 to 14 inches, you may want to give Palmer Lake a try.  Jerrod Gibbons, Okanogan Valley Guide Service, tells me that five-fish limits come fast at Palmer.  This is a place to load the boat with family and friend and go out and have a fishing party.

These are as large as the ones taken a couple of years ago at Palmer, but they make up for it in numbers.  This year the Department of Fish and Wildlife adipose fin clipped some of the kokanee, and they want to hear from anglers that catch them.

They are considering adjusting the number of fish they plant in Palmer to get the size back up to 17 to 18 inches.  Best fishing at Palmer is off the point, and they are fairly shallow so far.

For details or to get Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.

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