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Monday, January 29, 2018
By Dave Graybill
I have heard some very good reports on fishing in the region. Anglers have some good options, when the weather allows travel. Lake Chelan continues to be the leader in the region for excellent kokanee fishing this winter. The area off and below the State Park remains the best area to start your search for fish, and limits are still very common. Along with the kokanee anglers can switch gears slightly and catch limit numbers of cutthroat trout in the same areas. Also starting to heat up is the walleye bite on Potholes Reservoir. I have had fair success casting blade baits on Potholes in the winter in the past and I expect that is a tactic that is being applied here now. Trolling spinners or Slow Death Hooks with nightcrawlers, very slowly, is another possible method to get walleye to bite in the winter on Potholes. I overheard a very good report of excellent fishing for triploid rainbow on Rufus Woods Reservoir. The angler was fishing just below the upper net pens with Mag Lip 2.5s in orange, right on the bottom. Trout ranged in size from 5 to 8 pounds. The walleye action has been off and on at Rufus Woods this winter.