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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Dave Graybill
Everyone is eager for spring fishing to get into gear. There are some very good opportunities and some that are still developing. At the top of my list of good opportunities is Billy Clapp Lake, near Soap Lake. The trout fishing is excellent, and the fish are averaging a fat 16 inches, with some even larger included in catches. Trolling Rapalas right on top is the way to get them. Walleye fishing is still good on upper Rufus Woods, and although the ice has been off Banks Lake, Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir, the bite is still slow. It won’t be long, though, before the walleye will be feeding heavily for the pre-spawn. The water temperatures on these three popular lakes only needs to come up a few degrees to get the walleye biting. Walleye are being caught on Banks, but those who are getting them are fishing very deep, up to 50 feet. Trout anglers should also consider a trip to Burke Lake in the Quincy Wildlife Area. The Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce always puts some big fish in the lake prior to the derby, which took place last week. There should still be some big ones waiting for anglers in Burke.