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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
By Dave Graybill
There were a few days that the sun was shining here in the region, and that made it difficult to stay home. There is nothing like spending a crisp winter day out on the water. When Kurt Middleton, of Middy’s Sport Fishing called to see if I wanted to try Lake Chelan for kokanee, it was like an answer to my prayers. I have fished with Kurt several times aboard Austin Moser’s boat, and when I met Kurt Monday morning, I saw that Jim Moser, Austin’s uncle was coming along. I have also sent some days on the water with Jim. We launched at Mill Bay and ran up around the corner to an area above the Yacht Club. We ran out the gear on Kurt’s four downriggers and in a few minutes brought our first kokanee to the net. Then it became a scramble of netting fish, baiting hooks, and getting the gear back out. There was a period of about an hour or two that we couldn’t get all four rods in the water. What a blast. Kurt really likes to fish Kokabow blades and spinners and I can see why. When the bite died we had twenty kokanee in the cooler. Great Day!
The Lake Chelan kokanee shown here is over 12 inches long. This one and 19 others were all taken on Kokabow blades and spinners.