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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Fishing trip proves Lake Chelan kokanee are indeed chunky

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

I made it up to Lake Chelan to see if those big kokanee were actually being caught, and yes they are.  I fished last Friday with Shane Magnuson, Upper Columbia Guide Service, and while we tried for kings for a while, we got into the kokanee off Rocky Point.

We got three fish right away and then it went dead.  We looked all over for fish but didn’t get another one till be got back to Rocky Point.

I went again on Sunday with Eric Granstrom and Gary Feil.  We made one pass at Rocky Point and when I didn’t see any fish on the sounder ran over to Peterson’s on the other side.

We got into fish immediately.  We had four doubles on.  We landed five kokanee and lost six in just over an hour.  Then the fish disappeared.

We kept looking but never really got into another bite when the wind blew us off.  The fish were 15 to 18 inches, and we got them on small trout dodgers and hoochies on a short leader.  They were all at about 75 feet.

I am heading for the Yakima to do a float with the boys from Troutwater.  I did a float with them last year and really had a blast.

I can’t wait to get on the water with Johnny Boitano again!

For details or to get Graybill’s weekly report visit Dave Graybill’s website.

 

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