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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
By Dave Graybill
My niece Sophie Graybill was going to be home from college for the long weekend, and she had never been ice fishing. So along with her Dad Lane Graybill and a couple of her friends we met at Fish Lake, near Lake Wenatchee last Sunday. The ice was at least five inches thick on the lake, and it took me just minutes to drill enough holes for our group. Sophie had bought a couple ice fishing rods, so we had enough to go around. It took a while for the girls to get the hang of setting the hook, but soon they were all catching perch. We had everything from bright sunshine to heavy snow at times while we were on the lake. We met at about 7 a.m. and there was just one other truck in the parking area when we arrived, but by the time we left there were at least twenty people out on the ice. We were using a pinch of nightcrawler with a couple of sinkers below the hooks, and we found that the fish were right on the bottom. We got a few perch that were just 7 or 8 inches, but we also got some pump 9- to 10-inchers. I plan to make another trip to Fish Lake as there is come very cold weather in the forecast that will keep the ice nice and thick.