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Monday, December 31, 2018
By Dave Graybill
This is my last report for the year 2018. As I look back on the past year, I am reminded of how blessed we are here in Eastern Washington for all the terrific fishing opportunities available to us. Our inland fisheries continue to provide an amazing variety of species to pursue. We have tremendous trout fisheries across the region, and our walleye and bass lakes and reservoirs attract anglers from all over the state and beyond. There are many examples of the fun that I have had this past year. I will mention the kokanee fishing at Lake Chelan as I had many great days fishing for them throughout the winter and into the summer last year. I even had a very good day just recently. One of the things that I didn’t do this past year was fish for smallmouth bass on Banks Lake. This was because the walleye fishing kept me so busy. The quality of the smallmouth and largemouth bass I caught on Potholes Reservoir while fishing for walleye made up for it, though. A couple of weeks ago I had a morning on Rocky Ford when I caught a half-dozen rainbow that most anglers would brag about as the biggest fish they had ever caught. Many anglers will catch the biggest trout of their life on Rufus Woods this winter. The list goes on and on. While many will complain about lack of opportunity, we in Eastern Washington have so much. All my best to all of year for the coming year. Try to enjoy what we have and share it with your family and friends!