On March 1st there is the yearly opening of several lakes in the Quincy Wildlife Area and near the town of George. Things really look good for anglers for this opener for a couple of reasons. Fishing should be very good again at Martha Lake. The number and size of the trout should be excellent. I want to remind anglers that there was a rehab at Caliche Lake last year, and although a plant of larger-than-usual catchables was made, ice on the lake has prevented a test fishery. I should know more about this prior to the opener. The biggest crowd on the weekend following March 1st will be at Burke Lake. Not only is the fishing forecast to be good, the 2nd Annual Tagged Trout Derby will be held here. Anglers will be attempting to catch tagged trout that are worth a total of $2,000.00! The Quincy Valley Tourism Association conducts this derby, and in addition to the big cash prizes possible for catching the tagged trout, there is a ton of other prizes that anglers can buy a ticket to win. Be sure to click on the “Something is Fishy in Quincy” tile on the FishingMagician.com Home Page to learn more, and you can even register on-line.