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Friday, August 20, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I took a break from sockeye fishing on Lake Wenatchee and jumped on an invite to fish Banks Lake for walleye. Jim Moser, who was with us on Monday when we fished Chelan Falls, asked me if I wanted to go on Wednesday. I hadn’t been on Banks for over a month and really wanted to see if we could catch some walleye. We found the lake about as low as I have seen it during a typical season. We couldn’t even put the boat in at the Million Dollar Mile launch. It was just about dry. We were able to launch at Northrup and since we were up here decided to fish just below Steamboat Rock. We did land four fish here before we ran down to below Rosebush, where we intended to start in the first place. We trolled bottom bouncers and spinners for quite a while, getting just one bite. We switched to trolling crank baits and had the same lack of success. All the boats we saw were crying the blues. I was surprised that we didn’t see more boats on the water at Banks. It was a beautiful day for fishing—not catching.
I am holding up one of the walleye that Jim Moser and I caught while fishing Banks Lake on Wednesday.