August 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Lake fishing east of Cascades bursting with late summer action
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:
I mentioned that the opportunity to catch big bluegill, perch and largemouth bass is very good at Wapato Lake recently, and there are other opportunities coming up soon in our region.
Before I expand on this I want to remind anglers that Wapato Lake switched to catch and release fishing only for trout on August 1st. You can keep the spiny rays but no bait is allowed here until the lake closed completely to fishing on October 31st.
A lake in Okanogan County the changes from catch and release fishing to catch and keep is Davis Lake, which is outside of Twisp. Davis is known for very nice rainbow and anglers can keep their catches beginning September 1st.
Anglers who have been frustrated with releasing wild Chinook on the upper Columbia may want to travel down to the Snake River.
Starting on September 1st anglers will be able to catch and keep three adult hatchery fall Chinook and six hatchery jack Chinook per day. They can also catch and keep three hatchery steelhead per day.
You can see all the details about this fishery by going to the WDFW web site, and looking under Latest News on the Home Page.
For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.
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