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Monday, March 20, 2017
By Dave Graybill
Welcome to the first day of spring! Spring sure looks different than it did at this time last year. I had been walleye fishing a few times on Banks Lake, and this year it is still mostly frozen. Don’t worry, though, it will get here. In the mean time I am still having fun catching kokanee. That’s been the thing so far this year. There are good numbers of the big ones coming from Lake Roosevelt, and with the chilly weather we’ve had I am sure that the best fishing for these giants is yet to come. The kokanee fishing on Lake Chelan has been lights out all winter long and I don’t think it is going to slow down till summer. I continue to get reports of excellent fishing for fish in the 12- to 14-inch class on Chelan and 10-fish limits of them are very common. I do want to get after some walleye, though. My freezer is about empty of these delicious fish. I am hoping that the bite will be good when the ice comes off. I also hope that all those 14-inchers we were catching last year have put on an inch or two. It won’t be too long until we can find out.