Trout Derby to have several ‘really big’ fish
The sixth annual Trout Derby sponsored by the Quincy Valley Tourism Association is scheduled March 5 at Burke Lake in the Quincy Lakes area.
Fishing begins at daylight, said Pat Curran of the association. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children 15 and younger. Registration also may be made at the site until 9 a.m. on the morning of the derby.
Trout Derby organizers will have a booth at the Wenatchee Valley Sportsmens Show at Toyota Town Center in Wenatchee this weekend. The boat to be given to the derby winner will be at the Trout Derby booth at the show, and registration forms will be available.
The show’s hours will be noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
There will be divisions for kids and adults. In the past, the lake was stocked with tagged fish worth a certain amount of money. This year, the adult winner will receive a fishing boat with electric motor and a trailer.
The names of five adults reeling in the biggest fish will be placed in a hat, with the winner determined by a random draw, Curran said. The four adults who are not overall winner receive $100 apiece.
In the youth division, the top three anglers will enter a drawing for prizes.
The lake will be stocked just before the fishing derby by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Curran said the association usually spends $1,000 on fish, but has increased the amount to $1,500.
“This year we decided to put in some really big guys,” she said.
Participants may register at the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce, 119 F St. S.E. in Quincy, or by going online at www.quincyvalleytourism.org.
Call the Quincy chamber at 787-2140 for more information.