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Friday, July 31, 2020
By Dave Graybill
I moved my boat up to Lake Wenatchee yesterday and tied it to the dock that I have been provided space for the sockeye season. I am one lucky guy that has a good friend that lives on the lake, and another that ferried me back to my truck. I have tied up a bunch of leaders. Some have two hooks and a hoochies. Some have just two plain hooks and I even have a good number of three-hook rigs tied. I have to remind myself to be sure that I have pinched the barbs on all of my leaders. That is easy to forget when you are busy. Remember, no barbs and no bait on Lake Wenatchee. That is due to the large number of bull trout that are in the lake that are listed as threatened and there are even spring salmon moving through the lake that are listed as endangered. Bull trout and spring salmon must be released without removing them from the water. Be sure to have lots of ice in your cooler. Just like kokanee, sockeye will get soft fast if not kept cold. You want to have the best product for dinner or smoking, so take care of them.
Here I am holding up a nice Lake Wenatchee sockeye from a past season.