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November 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Guide Anton Jones reports decent fishing on Lake Chelan for rainbow and lake trout

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

Continuing hot is our late fall pattern of trolling the Barrens and the Trench for Mackinaw on Lake Chelan. Aso hot is bank fishing and trolling for planter Rainbow Trout on Lake Chelan.

We troll for lakers from 185 to 245 feet deep. Fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around 1.3 mph. Glow in the dark Smile Blades from Mack’s Lure continue to be the go to attractor here on Lake Chelan. Put those in front of a 4 inch needlefish squid rig by Silver Horde, bait them with a piece of Northern Pikeminnow and scent everything with Pautzke’s Krill Juice to keep yourself consistently into the fish.

WDFW has made it’s annual fall triploid Rainbow trout plant on Lake Chelan. They can be caught by a variety of methods. Catch them from shoreline locations with Pautzke’s Firebait in American Wildfire using a 30” leader on a slip sinker rig. You can also catch them trolling using Mack’s Lure Mini Cha Cha Squidders behind a Mack’s Lure 0000 Double D Dodger. Bait those mini cha cha’s with a piece of worm or a small nugget of Pautzke’s Fire Bait.

Your fishing tip of the week is to make a plan and WORK the plan. Making those changes when your first presentation or location doesn’t work is the hardest thing to do. You know, “it worked yesterday”… Maybe something changed. On Chelan, somewhere between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes without a bite is my limit. Then you have to change something. Don’t cross over that line from being appropriately persistent and just stubborn.

The kid’s tip of the week is to get them to those shoreline locations on Lake Chelan for those planter rainbows between school and dinner. You’ll make memories.

Your safety tip of the week is to take a minute and check your hose from the gasoline fill to your fuel tank. Over time it can develop cracks and allow gasoline to pour into your bilge. Not good… Enjoy the fall wildlife viewing opportunities in the valley this time of the year.

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

 

 

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