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Friday, April 22, 2022
By Dave Graybill
My brother Rick and I fished for Chinook salmon on Lake Chelan a couple of weeks ago and did a short video on the techniques he uses. We got a king that was probably 6 or 7 pounds. Rick was anxious to get back up to Chelan, as he was getting reports of pretty consistent catches of kings. I also wanted to add some additional tips in a video, such as how to prepare and rig a herring. We had clear weather and calm waters when we got our gear out and were able to capture some helpful video. We landed a small laker and had one of our baits stolen before the wind came up and blew us off the water. We started in the lower basin and while we were getting set up I kept an eye on the fish finder. I was seeing more schools of kokanee than I had yet this spring. When we were at the City Launch we talked to a couple that were fishing for kokanee in the lower basin and they had nineteen kokanee in the cooler before they were also blown off. On my next trip to Chelan, I will be targeting kokanee!
This huge school of kokanee came across my Garmin screen while we were setting up to fish for kings on Chelan.