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Monday, December 21, 2009
By Dave Graybill
Local anglers who like to fish below the powerhouse above where the Chelan River dumps into the Columbia should be aware of plans to restrict access to this area. Apparently the PUD is planning to put up signs that would term access as trespassing. This small stretch of water is known for good smallmouth bass and walleye fishing, and this means that the shorelines here could be closed to anglers. This summer the first return of salmon-run salmon should be showing up in the area, too, and this could mean getting to fish for these prized salmon could be seriously restricted, too. Anyway, I just got wind of this, and it would be a good idea to contact the Chelan County PUD or your PUD commissioner to get clarification. It would be good to get this matter settled prior to the spring fishing opportunities for walleye and smallmouth bass, and certainly before the summer run salmon show up. In the meantime, I plan to take advantage of the warmer weather and either try for steelhead on the main stem Columbia at Wells or Pateros. I also want to give Rocky Ford Creek a try. I’ll let you know where I go and how I do.