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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Eastside ice fishing still an option at Lind Coulee

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

We may not be getting any snow here in Central Washington, but ice fishing is still going strong on some of our areas waters.

One place that surprised me earlier was the number of people on the ice on Lind Coulee near Potholes Reservoir.  This is the first time I have ever seen anyone fishing here, and it continues to be a great place to go to catch good numbers of quality perch through the ice.

One of my readers gave me a great report from Lind Coulee recently.  He said that his group caught over 50 perch with most of them 8 to 12 inches.  The biggest of the day, at least 14 inches, popped out of the hole, came off the hook, bounced once on the ice and went right back down the hole and swam away.

Ice fishing here and trolling for rainbow on Rufus Woods are the big deal over here right now.  I saw no one fishing for steelhead from Wells Dam all the way up to Bridgeport.

I had someone ask me when the Wenatchee might reopen for steelhead fishing, but other than that there isn’t much interest in steelhead this winter.

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

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