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Monday, October 5, 2020
By Dave Graybill
Some of you may know that Chelan County PUD closed their Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam last fall. I attended the last opportunity to see the extensive interpretive displays that showed the history of the area and the impact of hydro power in our region. Work has begun on the updated Discovery Center, which should reopen in the next year or go. I have known and worked with many of the people involved with the PUD’s fishery programs and I mentioned to the managers of the Discovery Center that I would be happy to help in any way, so that recreational fishing could be part of the updated center. Well, on Wednesday of this week I will be meeting some folks from North 40 Productions to shoot some video on salmon fishing below Wells Dam. This has been one of my favorite fisheries. I have taken a lot of folks here this time of year and have done battle with lots of big kings. I like to back troll big Flatfish wrapped with sardines. I use the big divers and let them walk over the rocks in about 20 feet of water below the Power Lines. When those big kings grab those plugs—hang on!
This is a shot of my niece Ellie Coen and my brother Rick Graybill with one of the kings we landed below Wells Dam a few years ago.