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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill says not all eastside fishing fun leads to salmon

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

Everyone is packing up their gear and heading to the Hanford Reach to catch fall kings.

Call me crazy, but my last fishing trip was for perch at Park Lake, which is just north of Soap Lake.

There is nothing better than a fresh perch fry, and I wanted to get a mess.  My brother Rick, Steve Goodfellow and his wife Tomar and I pulled the Kingfisher to Park Lake, and searched around until we found a good school.  We put our offerings down and began to get bites.  Many of the bites, as it turned out were sculpin or bullheads as we call them.

There is a very healthy population of them in Park Lake.  There is also a good population of perch, and we caught a bunch.  Some of them were over 11 inches, too.  We caught a range of sizes but sorted out about 20 or so that we filleted.

I also know that there is very good perch fishery at Blue Lake, which just down the road from Park.  I hope to make a trip there soon, too.  Before I do, though, I want to tangle with some of the big fall kings at Vernita.

I am off to Fish Camp this week, but when get back, took out!

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

 

 

 

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