Here is the latest fishing report from the Lake Chelan region by Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service:
What’s hot is trolling the Bar early in the morning for Lake Trout on Lake Chelan. Troll for Lake Trout in depths of 115 to 145 on the Bar before the sun get “two hands” above the horizon on Lake Chelan.
Worden Lures T4 purple glow Flatfish on the Downriggers has been a lock for this June pattern for a few years now. On the outriggers you can rotate through some good choices. Try purple glow Rushin’ Salmon Wobblers by Critter Gitter or Chartreuse Splatterback Kingfisher Lite spoons by Silver Horde.
Another good choice is those big Cha Cha Squidders by Mack’s Lures. After that early morning shot on the Bar move over to the South Shore. We have had consistent success pulling U20 flatfish in Purple glow at 1.3 to 1.6 mph. Silver Horde’s Ace Hi Flies are a great alternate choice along there.
The kokanee fishing has spread out throughout the lower basin of Lake Chelan. The hot ticket during the reporting period continued to be Mack’s Lures mini Cha Cha Squidder in pink behind their Flashlites.
Bait those Squidders with Pautzke’s Fire Corn in Natural or Orange. One to 1.3 mph is the best trolling speed for them, but don’t be afraid to vary that to trigger them when the bite goes cold.
Your fishing tip of the week is to watch your speed. Remember if you go too fast with those flatfish, they will tumble. Too much tumbling can really snarl things up. A confounding factor can be the additional speed the outside lines gain on an eccentric turn. Check your stuff frequently to prevent the “long, slow boat ride” syndrome.
The kid’s tip of the week is to use distraction with those school age boys. It can be very effective in getting them off of an annoying or inappropriate pattern. Rather than turning that fun fishing trip into an exercise in discipline, you can keep it fun. “See that deer over there…”
Your safety tip of the week is to plan the stowing of gear and preparing to run or recreate at the appropriate times. As a matter of courtesy, don’t do it when you have a boat launch lane plugged. As a matter of safety don’t do it while you are under power. The darndest things can happen.
Here is how to reach Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service on their website or call 866-360-1523.
(The Clark family with their batch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw trout. Photo courtesy of Anton Jones.)