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Friday, November 24, 2017
By Dave Graybill
I just had to make another trip to Lake Chelan to fish for kokanee. It has been so much fun. I was able to put together a crew, consisting of long-time angling buddies Jim Passage and Dennis Broughton. Dennis is an expert rod builder and had converted one of my spinning rods to casting guides, and I wanted him see the results of his work. We launched at the State Park and ran up to the top end of the Yacht Club channel. I put out an assortment of Kokabow blades and spinners, and between 8:30 and 10 a.m. had put ten kokanee in the cooler. Then it just died. We just couldn’t get a bite. I had heard that fish were being caught lower in the lake, so I pulled the gear and we ran down to an area straight across from Rocky Point. There were a couple of boats working this area and sure enough, there were fish here. We put another five kokanee in the boat and a nice cutthroat by 2 o’clock. When we arrived back at the launch a couple of other boats got there at the same time. They had caught a bunch of kokanee and each of the two boats had landed small Chinook salmon. It was a beautiful day to be on Lake Chelan.