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Monday, February 27, 2017
By Dave Graybill
This winter has caused a lot of delays for anglers. Some are still waiting for the snow to melt off enough to get at their boats. One of the delays is for a very popular event. The annual Trout Derby on Burke Lake has been postponed until March 25th. It usually takes place the first weekend in March, but with the long cold winter we’ve had they are moving the derby back a couple of weeks to allow for good fishing on Burke Lake. About the only thing that hasn’t been delayed is the good fishing for kokanee on Lake Roosevelt and Lake Chelan. Both of these lakes have been producing excellent catches. On Lake Roosevelt kokanee of 20 inches are very common. Anglers don’t have to venture far from the Spring Canyon boat Launch to find fish. The rainbow fishing on Roosevelt is very good, too. On Lake Chelan the best catches are coming from the Yacht Club area of the lake. There are two age classes being caught. One is of kokanee of 10 to 11 inches and the other group is 12 to 14 inches. It is not unusual to a 10-fishing limit of kokanee on Chelan right now.