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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Lots of eastside trout still swimming around for anglers to catch

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

High winds hampered efforts of anglers on most lakes in our region last weekend.  I made a quick survey trip to several of the more popular lakes in the area, and found a lot of happy anglers on Saturday morning.

Those that got out early on the first day of the weekend managed to put good numbers of fat trout on their stringers.

The first lake I visited was Blue Lake, north of Soap Lake.

There was a big crowd around the cleaning station and many people had limits or near limits of 13- to 14-inch rainbow, and they were very fat.  Blue produced better than expected for size.  Park Lake anglers had a little faster action, with the fish running slightly smaller

Deep Lake and Vic Meyers were very good on the opener with trout to 16 inches taken.  Perch Lake produced excellent catches of both triploid and carryover rainbow trout of 14 to 20 inches.  I saw the smallest and the largest rainbow on stringers at Jameson Lake.

There were many 9-inch trout taken here, but also very good numbers of fish to 20 inches and one 24-inch 6-pounder was landed.  Wapato Lake was very good on Saturday with lots of 13- to 14-inch rainbow on stringers here.

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

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