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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Dave Graybill
If you want some fast action and terrific table fare, plan a trip to Lake Chelan. The kokanee fishing on this big lake is excellent, with most anglers getting their ten-fish limits. Lake Chelan kokanee are running smaller than last year, but a 16-incher was turned at a recent derby. Kokanee are being caught from the Yacht Club down to the blue roofs or out in the middle off Rocky Point. Most anglers are starting their day fishing for kokanee and then switching over and going after cutthroat or Chinook. It shouldn’t be difficult to get a five-fish limit of cutthroat on Chelan, and you can get them by long lining Mag Lip 2.5s. Most of the cutthroat are 12 to 14 inches. Anglers are even getting cutthroat from the shore at Monument Bay, the dock above the dam and along the river section. There are more Chinook around now than in many years, and although most are in the 3- to 4-pound class, much bigger ones are being taken. Small cut-plug herring is an excellent bait to get these kings. The launches at Mill Bay and the State Park can be slick, so having a bag of sand in your rig is a good idea