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Monday, August 10, 2020
By Dave Graybill
I had a busy week on Lake Wenatchee last week. I fished four days with friends. I missed a couple of days due to the high winds that are not uncommon at this time of year. Seems like every time we have a sockeye season the summer winds will blow anglers off the water a good number of days. I experimented with a variety of attractors and found that although some of new things I tried were effective, by and large the tried and true three bare hook rigs still worked the best. Short leaders turned out to be consistently productive. The eight to ten-inch leaders, tied on heavy mono or fluorocarbon caught the most fish. West Point was a good starting area for me, while others stayed further up at the top end of the lake. I saw variety success, depending on the day, by most anglers. Myself included. The water temperature in the lake is still very chilly. That means that the condition of the sockeye will be good, maybe through the season. Typically, the fish are in great shape for the first ten days to two weeks, and then show signs of nearing the spawn.