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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Dave Graybill
By far the best fishing for kokanee is going on at Lake Chelan right now. I have never heard of better action. I was surprised at the number of fish available this winter, and now I am hearing that hordes of them are being caught from Lakeside Park all the way up to the Yacht Club. The fish off Lakeside Park are so shallow that downriggers aren’t necessary to reach them. You can put a 2- or 3-ounce cannon ball weight on your line and you are good to go. I would suggest that you use a Kokabow blade. I would use a darker color, like the Blueback Tailfeather, on overcast days and a bright on one, like the Comet or Gold, on clear and sunny days. Behind the blade I would use either the Kokabow Talon or Osprey squid spinner, and put two pieces of white shoepeg corn on each hook. Give the corn a good dose of Graybills Guide Formula, too. I like the Craw/Anise flavor. I would start with a 15-inch leader and then go shorter if you don’t get really fast action. The fish are there. You just need to go out and get them!