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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Dave Graybill
Wouldn’t you know it? We had eighty degree weather throughout the region on Friday, and Saturday, the opening day of trout season, it was cold and rainy. It was pouring all the way from Leavenworth to Conconully on Saturday morning. I drove up to jump on board Lance Effrig’s boat to try the opening morning fishing. He and his Dad Bob and Wife Sherry were out on the upper lake and ran to the dock to pick me up. Lance was running two downriggers with kokanee gear, one with a Mag Lip Flatfish and another with a Kokabow blade and spinner baited with a worm. We trolled around for about an hour and got one fish on the Mag Lip and a bunch on the Kokabow rig. No kokanee bites, and the rainbow were all fresh planters. Jim Brown, Region 2 Director, was doing creel here and he had logged just three kokanee among the many anglers he interviewed. Lots of limits of rainbow were being taken by both boaters and shore anglers at upper Conconully. When I drove into the town of Conconully and passed the lower lake I saw just two boats trolling along. Traffic was much heavier on the upper lake.