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Monday, May 11, 2020
By Dave Graybill
One of the things that was high on my list to do when we were able to get back out on the water was to get up to Lake Chelan and fish for kokanee. Fishing was pretty good prior to the closure to all recreational fishing in the state. I expected it to be even better as we moved further into the spring, and the fish moved down into the lower basin on Chelan. As I neared the lake from Leavenworth I could see the boats scattered across the water from about Rocky Point down toward Chelan Shores. That’s what I needed to know, and after launching at Mill Bay I pointed to bow of the Kingfisher down lake, and then put out my gear after passing the bottom end of Rocky Point. Sure enough, the fish were there. I put out my favorite Kokabow blade and squid combo, which is the Copper Series Inferno blade and Talon squid. I put two kernels of white shoe peg corn, soaked in Graybill’s Guide Formula Craw/Anise scent. This worked for me well this past winter and the fish still liked it. Put your gear down between 70 and 80 feet and you should get a limit of 11- to 13-inch kokanee on Lake Chelan.
Use the Kokabow Inferno blade and Talon spinner on a 4 ounce sliding lead ball to catch limits of kokanee on Lake Chelan.