Allan: Lake Wenatchee - 8/12-20

Target Species:         Sockeye Salmon (Red)

Lake or River Fished:   Lake Wenatchee
Date(s) Fished:         August 12-20,2016
Weather Conditions:          clear as a bell
Wind:                   none to mid-teens
Ambient Temp:      55 early am 90’s afternoon
Water Temp.:       68 deg
Water Clarity:          12 feet
Moon Phase:             approching full moon
Location Fished:        west end off the point
Lure Type:              DD and OOO dodgers, 2 red hooks 1/0 or 2/o barbless, No 1 , 2 or 3 red, orange or pink beads

Method:            trolling 0.8 mph

Depth:             40 to 110 Feet in 100 to 180 Feet of Water


Catch Record:     Fish Landed vs Hook Ups

Saturday Kendall and Rhys         5 of 9 

Sunday Kendall and Rhys      3 of 8

Monday Scott Isa and David        4 of 6

Tuesday SID                  8 of 10

Wednedsay SID           8 of 11

Friday Miles                 11 of 16

Saturday alone          5 of 6

Total 44 of 56  (78% landed)

Alarms went off at 4:30 AM and on the water by a little after 5 AM. Lines in the water by 05:30. Fished till the sun drove us off the water 1100 to 1400.

The bite was on from 0500 to about 0930, then a lull till 1100 to 1200 then a lull and a mid afternoon bite around 1500. Caught 4 bull trout that were released. Of the 12 sockeye we lost, I think about 5 or 6 were equipment failures (broken knots, snap not closed or broken leaders).  The others were just fishin' happens…