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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 15, 2013 at 9:08 AM

For now Moses Lake ice fishery producing jumbo perch

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

It doesn’t happen every year and when it does it is something you don’t want to miss.

That is when there is enough ice on Moses Lake to fish for jumbo perch, and it’s happening right now.

When I checked on Moses Lake a couple of days ago there was seven inches of clear solid ice and anglers were having a ball fishing for perch.  Limits of 25 were being taken regularly and there were some of the big jumbo, 13 inches or more in length, sprinkled in the catches.  There are some keeper sized walleye being pulled through the ice as well.

People are parking at Blue Herron Park and walking to an area a couple of hundred yards above the I-90 Bridge, and you can expect lots of company where you get there.  I wouldn’t wait too long to take advantage of this great fishery.  There is warmer weather in the forecast for next week, and there is no guarantee that the safe ice will hold up.

I also checked on the ice at Coulee City Marina, and although covered with ice, I saw no evidence of people fishing for perch there as yet.  I am sure they are waiting for a thicker layer of ice.

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

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