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Monday, April 10, 2017
By Dave Graybill
Hundreds of thousands of anglers turn out every year for the state wide general trout season opener. Wapato Lake, near Manson on Lake Chelan, has been one of the most popular destinations for decades. Anglers have an even better reason to visit Wapato for the opener. The Manson Chamber of Commerce now holds their Annual $50,000.00 Trout Derby at Wapato Lake and participation in the event has increased dramatically. It’s a pretty simple plan. Catch the biggest rainbow and win $250.00 in the adult division or $100.00 in the youth division, but there is a bonus for some lucky angler. If they guess the matching numbers they could win $50,000.00—cash! The cost to enter is $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids under the age of 15. You can save $5.00 off the entry fee if you register in advance. Learn how by clicking on the event logo on the right hand side of my web site at You can register the day of the event, which will start at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. Wapato Lake is always a good place to start the trout fishing season. By joining the fun of the Manson trout derby you could be $50,000.00 richer when you do!