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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 18, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Lake Chelan still the “hotspot” for lake trout with trout catches on the rise

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service:

What just keeps on continuing hot is trolling in the early morning above the Yacht Club on Lake Chelan. Rainbow trout fishing from the shoreline on Lake Chelan is peaking.

On Chelan, fish Colyar Ledge above the Yacht Club for quality Lakers from the 190 foot contour out to the 290 foot contour for best success early in the morning. Troll at speeds of 1 to 1.3 mph as close to the bottom as you can without snagging. Silver Horde’s Needlefish Squiddy’s rigged with a Mack’s Lures smile blade in Glow and baited with a triangle of Northern Pikeminnow has been the “go to” presentation. Worden Lures T4 Flatfish in GPLF on the outrigger rods has produced some bigger fish.

Fishing from the bank and docks on Lake Chelan with slip sinker rigs is smoking hot right now. Fish Pautzke’s Fire Bait in American Wildfire on a 30” leader to get these mostly 14 to 16 inch fish.

Your fishing tip of the week is to always fish with confidence. Commit to what you are doing out there. It may seem esoteric, but it makes all the difference in the world. Of course preparation and experience help to give you confidence with reason, believing in what you are doing can make you a more successful angler.

The kid’s tip of the week is to take a little time when you are cleaning fish to show the kids the stomach contents. Take a small glass bottle and dilute the stomach contents in water. Green goo changes into a plethora of interesting bugs and zooplankton.

Your safety tip of the week is to work off a checklist when launching a retrieving your boat. That is when most dumb stuff happens. Commercial airline pilots have the best safety record possible and that is what they do. Floating debris is a real hazard to navigation all the way from Manson Bay to past the Narrows. Slow down!

For more information go to Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service website or 866-360-1523.

 

 

 

 

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