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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I recently reported about a bass fishing trip to Moses Lake. It was a fun way to fill the time before the fall salmon fishing season. Here are a couple of other ways to have some fun while we gear up for salmon fishing. Last Friday my brother in-law Tom Verschuren and I went up to Fish Lake, near Lake Wenatchee, and did some perch fishing. It was a clear and calm day, and the perch were cooperating. We had our first limit of 25, 8-inch perch in the live well in less than an hour. It took a little longer to get the second limit. The bite is definitely best in the early morning. We just tied a hook about 10 inches above two split shot and baited the hook with a chunk of nightcrawler. We looked for schools on the depth sounder and put the Minn Kota Ultera down in anchor mode and went at it. It’s a ton of fun and now I have the makings of a couple of perch dinners—Yum! The next day four of us and Tom’s niece Mable, who is seven years old, went to the renovated Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam. Mable loved “steering a steamboat down the Columbia” and we all enjoyed the displays and exhibits. We got to see some big Chinook moving up the fish ladder at the viewing windows, too.
Watching big kings move up the fish ladder from the viewing windows is part of what you can do at the Rocky Reach Dam Discovery Center.