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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Dave Graybill
Lake Chelan always gets a lot of attention in the spring. In recent years the kokanee fishing has been the main driver. Good fishing seemed to never end on the lake, with anglers taking limit numbers of fish nearly year-round. This year it’s the fishing for Chinook salmon that is stealing the show. The number of kings available to anglers has taken a sharp turn for the better, and the size of the fish being taken is another reason why so many anglers are targeting them this season. There are a significant number of kings in the “teens” being landed, and with lots in the 6- to 9-pound class being taken. Anglers are finding them from the Yacht Club down, with Rocky Point being one of the landmarks used to locate them. Anglers are trolling from 60 to 90 feet and looking for single marks are their depth sounders. I like to put my bait 100 feet behind the boat so I can adjust the depth in time to put the bait in front of fish I see on the screen. Small plug cut herring or Mini Super Baits are being used to catch the kings.