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Friday, November 06, 2009
 
By Dave Graybill
 
As winter approaches I want to remind anglers that there are a few lakes that they may want to hit before the ice forms. Some very good fishing can be had before a solid cap of ice forms, and ice fishing is the only way to get at the trout. I have enjoyed excellent fishing at several of our area lakes in chilly weather, but before they ice over. A good one for brown trout is Antillon, in the hills above Manson at Lake Chelan. These trout get very active in the fall and it’s a great one for very small boats or float tubes. They will hit spinners as well as Wooly Bugger type flies. Roses Lake can really blossom in the early winter. The rainbow are usually a fat 14 inches by then, and fishing is good from boats and from the shore. I had a great time recently at Fish Lake, near Lake Wenatchee. It’s a fun place to take the kids, because the action is very fast in the fall. Trolling is excellent and fish are taken from the dock here, too. Rainbow are 11 to 12 inches, but there are triploids to 5 pounds taken frequently.