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Friday, August 25, 2023
By Dave Graybill
The weather forecast was for smoke and wind at Lake Wenatchee last Wednesday, but I wanted to take Tom Verschuren on another sockeye fishing trip, so off we went. Turned out the smoke wasn’t an issue, but the wind did blow. I had been away from my boat for several days and found a dead battery and couldn’t start my big motor, didn’t have electronics, and couldn't use my downriggers. Hey, I still had a bow mount electric motor so off we went. The bite started a little later than usual, but it did get going and we enjoyed excellent action. Tom mentioned that we were getting bigger than usual sockeye, and that may be as the females are getting fatter with eggs. My trolling path was taking us further and further down lake, and I was concerned that my bow mount batteries would run down, and we wouldn’t make it back to the dock. Tom just started the kicker with a couple of pulls and we were golden. I want to remind anglers that the sockeye season on Lake Wenatchee closes at the end of the month. Traffic on the lake is way down and there are still some nice fish to catch.