Posts tagged: Clear Lake
FISHING — This 14.5 rainbow was caught over the holiday weekend off the Sun Cove Resort (509-535-7310) fishing pier at Clear Lake by Mike — he prefers to go only by his first name — one of the regulars who “catch fish like crazy,” said resort owner Brent Roundtree.
The fish was 31 inches long, caught on on a plain nightcrawlers, 6 pound mono line with no weights.
“There are 4 friends that come every Sunday and sit on the left side of the dock,” Roundtree said. “They catch so many fish that it frustrates, and baffles, everyone else. The fish can be completely turned off for 10 other people on the same dock… and they will get their limit every time. They grew up around here and know how to catch em. Week after week they do this.”
FISHING – The 2013 Youth Fishing Day at Clear Lake is set for May 4, but registration is due by April 19 so organizers can order the t-shirts and fishing rods given to each kid, ages 5 -14, at the event.
About 6,000 rainbow trout – including some lunkers – will be stocked in the swimming bay at the Fairchild Air Force Base recreational facility on the lake. Up to 900 kids are assigned a time to fish.
Volunteers from area sportsmen’s groups have been meeting to rig rod-reel combos that will be given to each participant to keep.
Cost: $10 per kid.
Register at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2315 N. Discovery Pl. in Spokane Valley, telephone 892-1001.
Or go online to download and mail the registratin form.
I had a third grader girl and her mother fishing with me and for the girl it was one missed bite and one of the bigger, if not the biggest, fish of the day — a brown trout. When it came time to take a picture, I asked her if she wanted to hold both of the brown trout in my live well. Her answer: “But I only caught one.”Let me tell you about praising her for an example of ethics exhibited by a person of her age! What a thrill for me to observe something like that!