September 13, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Wenatchee River another east side fishing option for kings
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:
The Wenatchee River was high and running mud most of last weekend, but when it settles down there is even more water to fish for Chinook salmon.
The upper boundary of the Wenatchee River has been extended. It was opened from Dryden Dam up to the Highway 2 Bridge at Leavenworth on September 1st. Added to this stretch is the river from the Highway 2 Bridge upstream to the Icicle River Road Bridge.
The numbers of summer Chinook returning to the Wenatchee are well in excess of spawning escapement needs, and they are not ESA listed stocks. Anglers are able to retain four adipose fin clipped summer run Chinook. Only two of which may be adults. This fishery is made possible by funding through the Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement.
It is very important that all steelhead that are hooked incidentally be immediately released without removing them from water. Intentional fishing for steelhead could result in the curtailment or closure of steelhead fishing on the Wenatchee River.
I fished Roses Lake recently, and we got a nice mess of crappie. I am very excited to see a good population of crappie available at this close to home lake.
For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.
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