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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Dave Graybill
Wow. Can you believe it’s already May? That’s a good thing really. It means that our spring fishing is really underway. All the trout lakes are open and there are many other great fishing opportunities out there. The lagging walleye bite on our area reservoirs should be picking up. There may be a slight lag, though, as these fish go into spawning mode. Typically the first to go through these gyrations is Moses Lake as it is the most shallow. The next one will be Potholes. The spawn should take place right now on this big reservoir, with the warm weather we’ve been getting in the region. The next one to follow is Banks Lake. It is the largest and deepest and slowest to warm up. When the spawn cycle is complete, get ready. The walleye will be hungry and there will be some great fishing to be had. The smallmouth are already on the bite in these reservoirs and the biggest smallmouth and largemouth of the year are usually caught right now. I saw a bunch of dandy rainbow being caught on Banks recently. They were taken by anglers casting crank baits for bass. Happens every year at this time.