My wife Eileen and I traveled to Lake Chelan recently, and got to spend the day fishing with Anton Jones, owner of Darrell and Dads Family Guide Service. Anton said that the best fishing for really big lake trout can be this time of the winter, and he wanted us to come up and see if we could catch a couple. We drove up the night before in a snow storm, but the day was calm and without rain or snow on the lake. We found most of our fish, and we ended the day with a total of sixteen lakers in the fish box, at about 350 feet deep. That’s right, 350 feet deep. Not many people know how to dredge the depths of Chelan the way that Jones does, cause it ain’t easy, but he does it on a regular basis. Jones ran four rods and we and the deck hand Mark Sessen were hopping the whole trip. We didn’t wind up with any whoppers, most of the mackinaw averaged about 5 pounds, but we made up for it with action. The only dry spells we experienced was the times we brought our lines up to make a turn. Pretty hot fishing for the dead of winter, huh?