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Friday, October 22, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I had hoped that the rain we got on Wednesday in Leavenworth would be enough to raise the level of the Icicle and bring some fresh fish into the river. I took my gear to my favorite stretch on Thursday morning and found it wasn’t the case. The river was low and clear. I did see one fish landed and the angler was nice enough to let me take a photo of the spoon he caught it on. He said he had been fishing jigs on previous trips and decided to try something different, and it worked. The highlight of my morning was running into my old friend Fred Harvey. He is a member of the Colville Tribe and worked at the Cashmere Museum for many years. Fred is known for his flint knapping and gave me an obsidian knife that he had made. It’s one of my most prized possessions. Looking at the weather forecasts for the coming week there is a lot of rain coming into our region. It should be enough to raise the Icicle, give it some color and move some fresh fish up from the Wenatchee. Coho fishing should improve dramatically.
This is the spoon that worked for the angler on the Icicle. It’s a Kingfisher with the treble hooks replaced with a single siwash.