I hope everyone had a productive weekend of fishing.... I was invited to stay at a cabin on Williams Lake in Cheney. The water was FAR too hot for trout fishing and the pan fish were thick, so I tossed anything bright out there and usually got a strike(or a dozen) on each cast. The three inchers lost their charm rather quickly, so I switched to a sink tip line to try to reach out to some bigger sunfish from the dock.... wasen't having ANY luck, so I reeled in while I contemplated what to try next, my fly sinking to the bottom straight down from the dock (5' of water). Next thing I know the tip of my rod doubles over and I scramble to save my rod! Anyway... After a hard fought battle, I reeled in a 18-20 inch fish which felt like a freight train much of that time! The owner of the cabin said it was a "Tench" and the largest one he'd ever seen. I've never even heard of such a fish! It was golden colored with amber eyes and a sucker type mouth. The owner insisted it be killed because they're not native/pest- pretty vague. Anyone have info on these fish? I went on to catch 6 more, none over 12 inches. Also, according to the owner, Williams lake is going to be killed off this year.