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Lake Chelan Report For 5/5/15 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service


Lake Chelan Area Fishing Report for 5/5/15



    Trolling for Lake Trout continues hot on Lake Chelan in Manson Bay and along Colyar Ledge.  Kokanee Fishing continues to be spotty, but can be good at times from Fields Point to Rocky Point.  I have heard some great reports about early season Rainbow Trout fishing on Wapato Lake. 


    Laker fishing has been terrific early in the morning along Colyar Ledge.  I would suggest staying until you are blank for an hour.  Some days that happens by 9AM.  Others the bite can last until noon.  Manson Bay has been my secondary location working depths of 175 to 225 feet deep.  As always, fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around 1.2 mph.  The Mack’s Lure Bead and Blade combo our guide, Jeff Witkowski has developed has been very productive.  Bait this rig with a chunk of Northern Pikeminnow.  Trolling for suspended Kokanee can be hot and cold.  Pull Mack’s Lure’s Mini Cha Cha Squidders in Orange or Pink on a short leader behind their Double D Dodgers in 00 to 0000 sizes.  Bait the Mini Cha Cha’s with Pautzke’s Fire Corn in natural, pink or yellow.  We have caught these dwarfed landlocked sockeye anywhere from 37 to 120 feet deep.  Locations have ranged from Fields Point, to the Yacht Club all the way down to the blue roof condos. 


    Your fishing tip of the week is to maximize your effective fishing time by pre-tying rigs and preparing spares for the inevitable tangles and snags.  I once had a guy come out from West Virginia to fish with us for one day.  He bugged us incessantly for weeks in advance about what to bring and what the plan was.  He spent at least 3 hours of that 10 hour block tying up gear instead of fishing.  What a waste… 


    The kid’s tip of the week is to use lots of sloppy verbal praise to shape positive behaviors in kids.  Most behavioral experts agree that negative reinforcement only works for stop behaviors.  Positive rewards are needed to shape positive and complex behaviors.  Be specific.  Be consistent, but most of all be persistent.  They don’t know they’re doing good if we don’t tell them. 


    The safety tip of the week is more of a mini rant.  If you are going to be more than 3 minutes preparing your boat to launch or preparing it for travel after retrieving it, pull your rig into a parking spot to do that prep work.  Then relax, take your time and do it right.  Don’t block the ramps or aisles.  It’s simple courtesy.


Pictured:  4/30/15 - Jeff and Jess Rupp of McKeon, PA with Emily Sawyer of Wenatchee with their afternoon's catch of Manson Bay Mackinaw.


Also Pictured:  5/2/15 - Dick Thaden of Marysville, WA with Dave Tripp of Arlington and Josh Tripp of Seattle with their days catch of Lake Chelan Lakers.



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