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Monday, July 24, 2023
By Dave Graybill
I have been busy this past week. Not fishing but getting ready to hit it hard. Sockeye season on Lake Wenatchee is about to start. There were just over 38,000 sockeye over Tumwater Dam on the 20th, so I know there will be plenty of fish waiting for me. I have my leaders organized, with a variety of two-hook rigs, with and without hoochies and a bunch of three-hook rigs that worked well last season. I had a good supply of leaders already tied, and I look for hooks that have the finish worn off and know that these will be winners. The rods and reels are set up and rigged for fishing with lead balls. I put the downriggers on the boat, just in case. I even remembered to put a net in the boat, in fact I put two in, figuring it will be handy to have one at the ready if we are taking the hooks out of the other one. I don’t want to waste any time when the bite is on. I will be moving my boat up to the dock at Rollie Schmitten’s, and I have power cord to keep my bow mount charged and some extra large bumpers to tie to the dock. A boat can take quite a beating with the wind on Lake Wenatchee, so I am prepared. Let the games begin!