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September 2014

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October 2014

Lake Chelan Laketrout catching has been outstanding in the Lower Basin. The Ace Hi-Fly is the bait to use. I am catching fish at all my usual spots with a few more coming to the boat at the Slide!
Thanks so much to everyone that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to all and be safe!


Lake Chelan Laketrout fishing has been great over this reporting period. A huge thanks to Kelly Morrison from Silverhorde for creating the Ace Hi-Fly! I have been fishing this lure since Silverhorde started producing it! Other Guides in the area were a little slow on using the Ace at first but after I donated a few lures to the bottom of Lake Chelan, they snagged my secret and now they all fish the Ace. One of these days they will come up with something that works also:) Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!






October 2014

Lake Chelan Laketrout bite is red hot right now! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde will put fish in the boat. Keep your bait next to the bottom at all times to fill your cooler. Don't be afraid to vary your trolling speed between 1.2 and 1.5 mph to trigger those non-aggressive fish! Pay clse attention to you sonar and when you see a arch on the screen slow your speed then pick your speed up! This has worked well over these last 3 weeks. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period! Tight Lines to all and be safe!



September 27th, 2014

The Laketrout were darn near jumping in the boat today! The Big fish tipped the scales at 21lbs. 4 oz. What a battle it was! We boated 16 laketrout, 3 Cutthroat and a Rainbow in 4 hours! Over 40lbs of Fillets aqre on there way back home to Maple Valley! Thanks so much to my group today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



September 2014

The Laketrout bite is awesome right now on Lake Chelan! The Lakers are smacking the Ace Hi-fly by Silverhorde very well. I have been fishing in front of the Cove, Yacht Club and the Abyss. Keep your bait next to the bottom at all times to be successful. Trolling speeds should be maintained between 1.2 to 1.4 mph. Don't be afraid to change direction of your Troll which slows the inside downrigger rod and speeds up the outside rod. This has been my way to trigger the lazy Lakers! Thanks so much to Odom Corporation(Keystone Light boat wrap) for the sponsorship this year! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!



September 2014

Lake Chelan has been great fishing in the Lower Basin. The Laketrout have been holding at the Cove, Minneapolis Beach, and Yacht Club. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde is the bait to drag next to the bottom. I have been catching a few Chinook at and around the Cove Resort also. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight lines to all and be safe!






August 2014

Lake Chelan remains very good Laketrout fishing in the lower basin. The Ace-Hi Fly has been out producing everything else. I have been playing with some new spinners in front of the Ace which has been productive. I have been trolling right next to the bottom at 1.2 to 1.4 mph to get the lazy fish to strike.
I just want to say thanks to all that have fished with me over this summer. It has been a lot of fun and very productive. I have boated so far over 1100 Laketrout since January. Now that is a lot of fish! Pictured below is Tom and Karen Evans with their catch and Tom caught the big 1 which weighed in at 15lbs. 4 oz.
Again Thanks so much to all and Tight Lines!


 

August 2014

Laketrout fishing has been outstanding over this summer so far!!! I am finding that the Lakers are starting to stage for the fall spawn. Continue hammering the bottom to getr these fish to bite. Thanks so much to all that has fished with me over the summer. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!






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April 9th, 2014

16 Laketrout 1 Rainbow in 4hours of Catching on Lake Chelan Today!!!!


April 2014

Cooler full today and a Big Fish! Congrats Debbie on you nice laketrout!


 

March 2014

Lake Chelan continues to produce Laketrout in the lower basin. Fish the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde tight to the bottom to be productive. The Kokanee fishing is slow right now but I do expect it to pick up as we move further into the spring. The rainbows are still plentiful at and around the Monument with some nice 20 inchers showing up in the mix. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. tight lines to All and Be Safe!



 


Lake Chelan continues to kick out good numbers of Laketrout with that occasional rainbow mixed in. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde is and probably always be the bait of choice on my boat! We trolled the Trench and Minneapolis Beach to find our fish. Thanks so much to my crew for catching with me today. Check out that Water!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


January 30th, 2014

Racking up the numbers on Lake CheLan Today!!!! We fished the Trench in 200 to 245ft depths today! Pulled the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde to fill the cooler! We kept the Ace right next to the bottom at all times. Now is the time to Fish or should I say Catch on Lake Chelan! Thanks so much to my Crew today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


January 24th, 2014

Laketrout catching continues to be very Hot in the lower Basin! 20 Laketrout and 2 Bows in 4 hours.. The Ace Hi-fly continues to be the best bait! Trolled the Trench today and it is loaded! Thanks to my Crew today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!

 

January 2014


Laketrout catching is on Fire right now on Lake Chelan! Great time of the year to get out there before the Crowds show up and catch a bunch of fish! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde has been the best bait to use. Trolling the Trench and Yacht Club have been the spots to fish or I mean Catch! Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. If you are interested in Tackling a bunch of fish you better give me a Call ...509-393-9665 Tight Lines to All and be safe!



 

January 2014

Lake Chelan continues to produce real good numbers for me in the lower basin! The Ace Hi-Fly has been working well and for the rainbows flies and spinners on the surface has been what the Bows want! Keep your bait next to the bottom in the Trench off Rocky Point to get the Laketrout to bite. Thanks to Nelson and his son for fishing with me along with John Wolfe and his twin boys. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



 

Rufus Woods and Lake Chelan have been real good catching for me over this reporting period. Rufus Woods has produced good numbers of Triploids in the lower 15 miles of the reservoir and picking up some bigger Triploids now. Fatboy Rainbow pictured tipped the scales at 11lbs. 2 oz. Lake Chelan is still hot fishing in the Trench. The Ace Hi-Fly remains the bait to fish! Keep your Ace next to the bottom at all times. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



 

Lake Chelan and Rufus Woods continue to produce good numbers for me. The Laketrout bite has been the outstanding in the deep water out from Rocky Point and up lake to Mack Bar. Rufus Woods continues to produce good numbers for me and I am starting to see a few bigger fish showing up in my catch. The best bite has been trolling Flies and pitching spoons to the shorelines. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!


 

November 20th, 2013
Day #2 with Paul and Dick with their fish from Lake Chelan! Same story 2nd Verse!!!


Another Banner Day on Lake Chelan. We boated 24 Laketrout and 4 Rainbows! Over 30lbs. of fillets! Again the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde was the Star Player. We kept our baits next to the bottom at all times to trigger the strikes. Thanks so much to Paul and Dick for fishing with Lake Chelan Adventures. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!
[Another Banner Day on Lake Chelan. We boated 24 Laketrout and 4 Rainbows! Over 30lbs. of fillets! Again the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde was the Star Player. We kept our baits next to the bottom at all times to trigger the strikes. Thanks so much to Paul and Dick for fishing with Lake Chelan Adventures. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



November 16th-18th

Lake Chelan and Rufus Woods have been good to my customers over this reporting period! Trolling Flies and Casting spoons and spinners have both been very productive at Rufus! Lake Chelan has been incredible for Laketrout in the lower Basin! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde has out produced everything else. Keep your presentation next to the bottom at all times and you will be successful. I am finding the "Trench" out from Rocky Point is where the fish are! Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this report! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



November 13th, 2013

Are you ready for this Report!!! I had one of the most outstanding Catching Trips on Lake Chelan today with a High School Buddy, Ken Heath and his Father Glenn. The Laketrout bite was Unbelievable ! I think we had over 50 bites today and Boated 30 Lakers along with 5 Rainbows! That is 35 fish to the boat! The Ace Hi-Fly was what they want! The Trench is stacked with fish! Thanks again to a Good Buddy Ken and Glenn for Catching with me today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


November 11th, 2013

Laketrout fishing does not get any better than today. We boated 18 Laketrout and lost a bunch in 4 hours. Not sure the lbs. of fillets because the scale was pegged. The Ace Hi-Fly has been the Bait! The Trench in front of Rocky Point is loaded right now. Thanks to my group today for fishing with me. There is still slots open so take advantage of the "Fall Special" that I have been running before time runs out. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe! 2nd Picture is from Yesterday.



 

November 8th, 2013

My Lake Office was sure Pretty this morning! The Lake Chelan Laketrout bite was outstanding also. We boated 16 in 4 hours. the Ace Hi-Fly is what the fish want. Keep your Ace next to the bottom at all times and you will be successful. Also Rufus Woods Reservoir is chunking out some decent Triploid Rainbows. Pictured is Lloyd with a 10 lb. Bow! Thanks so much to the Jacob's for fishing with me..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!





November 4th, 2013

Real good bite on Lake Chelan. Not bad for a 4 hour "Fall Special Fishing Adventure". The Ace Hi-Fly in Glow patterns is what the fish want. The Trench and the lower end of Mack Bar is loaded right now. Keep your presentation next to the bottom at all times.
Take advantage now of the Fall Special before time runs out. The Laketrout bite is on Now!  Call and book your Adventure! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



October 30th, 2013

Lake Chelan Laketrout fishing has been good at the Yacht Club, State Park and the Top end of Mack Bar. The Ace Hi-Fly has been working well along with the Glow Colors of Flatfish by Warden lures. Keep your presentation within a foot of the bottom and you will be successful. Lake Chelan Adventures is still running the "Fall Special" so don't hesitate to call and book your Fall Fishing Adventure. Thanks to All that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe out there!





October 13th, 2013

Lake Chelan continues to be productive for Laketrout in the lower basin. Fish the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde next to the bottom and this will put fish on your boat! The WDFW have stocked the rainbows in the lake and I have seen a few being caught off the docks. Worms and power bait will catch these Rainbows but don't be afraid to try a little spoon or spinner. The Lake Chelan Adventures "Fall Special" is on now so call and book your Fishing trip that you won't soon forget! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




October 2013

Lake Chelan Laketrout fishing continues to be productive in the lower basin of lake Chelan. I am finding fish in the Trench, Mack Bar, Yacht Club and Minneapolis Beach. Troll the Ace Hi-Fly or Wardens Flatfish in glow patterns next to the bottom to be productive. I have been seeing that the Laketrout are staging in areas for Spawning. These fish have been difficult to get to bite but if you stay on them you will get um. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!




September 9th, 2013

Lake Chelan Laketrout bite remains good in the lower Basin. Over this reporting period, we caught fish on Mack Bar, the Trench, Minneapolis Beach and the Yacht Club. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde has been my staple bait! Keep your presentation next to the bottom at all times to be productive.

I had a little time recently to get away and fish my old stopping grounds. Not to often I get to do battle on a fish so this was a treat for me! Thanks so much to all that fished with me this month!  Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!











 

August 2013

Laketrout Fishing on Lake Chelan has been good in the lower basin. We have found fish on Mack Bar, Trench, Minneapolis Beach and the yacht Club. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde remains the best bait to use on lake Chelan along with Warden Lures Flatfish in the Glow colors and Mack Lures Squidders in the glow colors have been a good bait to go to. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!







 

July 17th 2013

The Big Laketrout were biting for me today Check out the 30lber!!! and the 16lber and the 9lber. Fishing Gods were on my side today!!! Congrats to Jim Troutman on his Giant Laketrout!!! Ye Haw!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




 
June 2013
My website has been down for sometime but I am all fixed up now!
The Laketrout bite for the big fish has been tough in the Lower Basin but we are managing to still put fish  on the boat. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silver horde has been the Star Player. Thanks to all that fished with me through out this Month.













 

May 29th, 2013

Lake Chelan Laketrout bite has been good in the Trench, Mack Bar and Minneapolis Beach. The Ace Hi-Fly again was the best bait. We kept our baits next to the bottom to get the fish that were hungry. Thanks so much to my group today. Tight Lines to all and be safe!



Memorial Day Weekend!

Lake Chelan remains good fishing for Laketrout in the Lower Basin. The Ace Hi-Fly in the glow colors has been the baits that the fish want. Troll this bait next to the bottom at all times to be productive. Rufus Woods is heating up. Cast spinners and spoons to the shorelines and Troll Wooley Bugger Flies on the surface for you chance at catching the biggest rainbow of a lifetime. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!

Brian Byrd and family with their catch!

Brett Schultz and friend with their Laketrout and 1 Rainbow!


May 19th, 2013

Laketrout fishing has picked up over this week. Today we boated 14 laketrout and 1 Kokanee. The Abyss above the Yacht Club produced well for us. The Ace Hi-Fly for the laketrout and the Mini Ace Hi-fly for the Koks has been the best producers for me. We kept our baits next to the bottom at all times for the Laketrout. Thanks to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight lines to all and be safe!




May 15th, 2013

Lake Chelan is still kicking out good numbers of Laketrout from the Lower Basin. Big Fish are starting to stage, so get ready for a Toad Trout  pictures real soon. The Ace Hi-Fly is what works! Thanks so much to my Hansen crew today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!





May 2nd-4th, 2013

Lake Chelan continues to be very productive for Laketrout and Kokanee in the lower basin. I have been targeting the Trench and Rocky Point area in depths from 180 to 240ft to find the Lakers. The Koks have been biting best for me at Millbay and Mack bar. For the Lakers you will want to troll the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde next to the bottom. The Koks have been wanting a 3/0 Chrome Dodger with a Cha Cha Squidder from Mack Lures in Pink or Orange and a Double Whammy in the same colors has been a real good go to lure if the Squidder stops producing. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




April 20th, 2013

Lake Chelan continues to be the spot to target big Kokanee!!! The Koks are averaging 16 to 17 inches this year. Laketrout bite has been challenging in the lower basin but we have managed to boat a few over this reporting period. The 2/0 dodger with a Double Whammy in orange has worked well for me. The Ace Hi-Fly is outfishing everything else for the laketrout. Keep the Ace right next to the bottom to be productive. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




 

April 12, 2013

Lake Chelan has been on fire for kokanee in the Lower Basin. Laketrout fishing remains consistant also. The Kokanee this year are very nice averaging 16 to 17 inches. 2/0 Chrome Dodger with Wedding ring in orange tipped with shoepeg corn or Fire corn has been working well for me. The Ace Hi Fly by Silverhorde is what the Laketrout have been hitting. Keep that Ace next to the bottom at all times to be productive. Pictured below is Paul and Dick with Limits of Kokanee and a few Laketrout. Also pictured is Bobby with a Squaw Dog caught off the dock! He is the Sqwaw Dog King!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




April 2013

Lake Chelan has been good Laketrout and Kokanee fishing in the Lower basin off Rocky Point, minneapolis Beach, Mack Bar and Yacht Club over this reporting period. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with Joe's Secret Sauce  has been the key for the Laketrout. Kokanee have been hitting the Pink Cha Cha Squidder from Mack Lures along with the Double Whammy with a 2/0 chrome dodger in front. The Koks have been caught in depths from 60ft to 152ft. The strongest laketrout bite has been in depths from 180 to 245ft. Keep that bait next to the bottom at all times to be productive. Varying your speed can also be a great trick to trigger the bite. Tight Lines to all and be safe!!!!







 

March 25th, 2013

Lake Chelan remains good fishing in the Lower basin over this reporting period.. The Kokanee are showing up and they are nice fish. The Ace Hi-Fly has been the best for the Lakers and for the Kokanee the Mack Lure Hot wings in front of a 3/0 dodger with wedding ring double Whammy with shoepeg corn is what I have caught the most on. Tight Lines to All
and be safe!




 

Lake Chelan has been good laketrout fishing over this reporting period. The smaller Laketrout won't leave my baits alone! I guess I have to weed out some littles to get to the big boys! Stay tuned for a Hawg Laketrout Picture in the near future...I AM FEELING IT! The Ace Hi-Fly has been the best bait to use for me. Rocky Point, Trench and Minneapolis Beach has all produced.. Lots of short strikes lately so I have added a Stinger hook to the Ace which has worked very well..Thanks to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




Lake Chelan Laketrout fishing today was Awesome. We boated 15 lakers today on the Ace Hi-Fly. We targeted fish at the Yacht Club, Mack Bar and the Trench. Big fish right at 11lbs. Nothing like fishing calm waters on Lake Chelan!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!





Lake Chelan has been challenging Catching these last few days but we have managed to get the fish in the boat. Yesterday was the toughest day that I have had in a long time but the day before we introduced a few to the Cooler. Now today on the other hand was real good in the Lower Basin. The Ace High Fly worked well!!! Thanks so much to the guys that fished with me over this reporting period! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!






February 19th, 2013
Another outstanding catching trip out on Lake Chelan today...17 Laketrout and 1 rainbow in 4 hours!!! The Ace Hi-Fly banged the fish again. Thanks so much to to my Crew today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


Hot bite on Lake Chelan this morning..We fished 4 hours in the Trench to boat 16 Laketrout. Ace Hi-fly again worked awesome. Most fish were caught in 200+ft. deep. Thanks to my folks today. Tight lines to all and Be Safe!


February 9th, 2013

Lake Chelan was good to us again but at times it was tough to get the laketrout to bite but we managed to boat a Nice fish today..We fished the Yacht Club and Trench to find our fish. Thanks so much to Brian, Dean, Josh and Shawn for fishing with me this morning! Did I mention that the Sun shined down on us all morning!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



February 5th, 2013

We tackled the Trench today to get our Laketrout...The Ace Hi-Fly is what worked again! Trolled depths from 150 to 245ft today. Thanks so much to my Crew today! What a Beautiful Day on the Water! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



January 29th, 2013

The catching on Lake Chelan was challenging but at the end we boated a 15lb. 10 oz and a 13lb Laketrout in the last 20 minutes. We caught fish today on the Ace Hi-fly and the K-lure spoon! We caught most fish in the Trench but the Big Boys came in front of Millbay! Thanks so much to Greg and Al for fishing with me on such a Gorgeous Day!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!





 

January 26th, 2013

Another great day of Laketrout Fishing or I mean Catching on Lake Chelan!!! Big fish today tipped the scales at 14lbs.4 oz. and MOM caught this bad boy. The Ace Hi-Fly worked well! We trolled the Trench and Mack Bar. Thanks so much to the Baughman's for catching with us today! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!




 

 

 

 

 

January 2013

Another great morning of Laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan!!! 11 laketrout in 4 hours. The Ace Hi-fly was what the fish wanted today. We caught fish in the Trench and Mack Bar today! Thanks so much to Troy and Arlene for fishing with me today. Tight Lines to all and Be safe!


 

The Bite is On!!! We hammered the Laketrout today on Lake Chelan! The Trench and mack Bar both produced great numbers! The Ace Hi-fly and Joe's bait rig both worked. We caught fish from 119 to 240ft deep. Thanks so much to my Crew today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



Needed some fish for the smoker so Bobby and I hit the Yacht club in search of Walter today but he eluded us again! We did manage to snake out 8 Laketrout and 1 rainbow today. Bobby caught his deepest laketrout to date at 348ft deep! The Ace Hi-Fly worked well! Check out my sign!!! Thanks Lee and if anybody needs some Great Metal art done Lee is the man! Get in contact with me and I can give you some contact info! Tight Lines to All and Be safe!



What an outstanding day of fishing on Lake Chelan! The Ace Hi-Fly and Joe's bait Rig worked great! The Trench and Mack Bar produced today. Found most fish in the Trench in 190 to 240ft. Thanks so much to Steve and Becky Adams along with Ron, Alex, and William Merino for fishing with me. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




January 2013


It was another Catching Trip today on Lake Chelan with RJ, AJ (Twins) and Dad again!!! 13 laketrout for the boys! It is always a Treat taking these boys out on Lake Chelan!!! Ace Hi-Fly worked again! We fished the lower basin in the heart of the Trench today...Thanks again to my crew today! By the Way, Blufin Loui, the boys used your Joe's Little Fish Sticks today!  Tight lines to All and Be Safe!






January 2013

What a Great Day of Catching on Lake Chelan Today!!! a Chinook, a Rainbow and 13 laketrout with a Hawg laketrout mixed in! Holy Smoker full! The Ace Hi-Fly and Joe's Bait Rig worked again! Thanks so much to Jerod and Ryan for fishing with me today!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!






We hit the deep water above the Yacht Club today and it paid off! The Ace Hi-Fly worked well along with Joe's Bait Rig! Found Laketrout from 280ft to 350ft today..Big fish hit at 300ft. Thanks Bobby and family for fishing with me today. The "Xmas Special" is going on right Now call and save Big 509-393-9665!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



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Lake Chelan remains productive for deep water trolling for Laketrout in the Lower basin. The Ace Hi-Fly continues to produce good numbers for me. I have been finding fish in depths from 130 to 220ft on the edges of Trench and in depths from 120 to 160ft on Mack Bar.. Minneapolis Beach has also produced for me over this reporting period. Thanks so much to all that fished with me this month...My "Fall Special" is still going until the end of this month so take advantage of the Big Savings! I do have openings for weekends and weekdays! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


November 2012 Rufus

Rufus Woods Reservoir was outstanding catching for us today. We got into some real Slab Rainbows between Pumps 2 and 4 today! The Joe Fly caught the Big fish today at 9lbs. 1 oz. and the Spoons casting caught the most. Lost count on how many we boated at 16. The fish again were tight to the weed beds and the stomachs were stuffed with Snails. Thanks to my Guys today. Tight Lines to All and Be safe!






 

Change in pace for me to fish Rufus Woods..Had a good day with catching limits! Fished between pumps 1 and 4 today. Thanks to Shirley and Everett for fishing with me today!

 


November 12th, 2012

Laketrout fishing is still challenging on lake Chelan but I Have managed to bang a few. The laketrout are spawning right now and are real tough to get to bite, and when they do bite it is a light bite to a nibble. The ace Hi-Fly has been working along with the K-Lure. The Lower trench, Rocky point the Monument and the yacht Club have produced for me. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period,...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



October 29th, 2012

The Laketrout Bite has been very challenging over this reporting period. I have been hitting numerous spots to find the Lakers. I am so ready for the weather to balance out. The Ace Hi-Fly has been working well for me along with Joe's Bait Rig and also catching a few on the Flatfish Glow colors. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this last week...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe.




October 23rd, 2012

Laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan continues to be good in the Lower Basin..Ace Hi-Flies and my bait rig continues to work well. Rocky Point, Mack Bar and the Yacht Club is where we caught fish this week. Keep your presentations next to the bottom at all times. Be patient when you get a light bite. The Laketrout are finicky at times so let them eat it before you Pop it off the downrigger..I know for a fact that we had a Laker yesterday that chased the bait for 200 ft and hit it 3 to 4 times before he got the hook!
My Fall Special is in affect right now!!! If you are interested in tackling a few laketrout on Beautiful Lake Chelan, give me a call or check out my website fishing report section for details of the special! Thanks so much to my crew yesterday for fishing with me...Tight Lines and Be Safe!



October 22nd, 2012

Lake Chelan has been a little challenging over this reporting period with having to battle winds and weather but we are still managing to catch..The Ace Hi-Fly has been working well and Joe's Bait Rig is running a tight 2nd...Rocky Point and Yacht club have produced for me..State Park has been a good go to spot when that nasty SW wind hits.. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!



October 18th, 2012

Lake Chelan was a little Challenging for me today with the Laketrout light Striking everthing. We managed to boat 7 lakers and long line releasing a few also. The Ace Hi-Fly was the Bait today! Most fish were caught in 150 to 220ft. Thanks so much to Chuck and Mary Deverin for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!


 


October 14th, 2012

Lake Chelan is still producing Good numbers of laketrout in the Lower Basin. Minneapolis Beach, Rocky Point, Mack Bar and Yacht Club are producing Now! The Ace Hi-Fly and My Bait Rig have produced for me over this reporting period. Thanks so much to all that have fished with me this week. Check out my Fall special I am running Now!

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October 10th, 2012

This morning on Lake Chelan the bite didn't turn on until 8:00 am..They were being a little stubborn but then it was like someone switched the light on and we were into them. The Ace Hi-Fly was the ticket today...Yacht Club in depths from 120 to 180 was most productive. We boated 6 but long line released a few...Thanks so much to Bruce Petersen for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




October 8th, 2012



Sept. 28th, 2012

Another Fantastic morning of catching on Lake Chelan.. Most fish were caught off Rocky Point today in depths from 130 to 180ft. The Ace Hi-Fly was the bait. We maintained our trolling speed between 1.2 and 1.4mph and we kept our presentation right next to the bottom at all times. Thanks so much to Frank West and Dan Hansen for fishing with me today. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



Sept. 26th, 2012

Another great day of catching on Lake Chelan..11 Laketrout boated in 4 hours of fishing!
The Ace Hi-Fly was the "Star Bait" today. We caught fish at Mack Bar, Minneapolis Beach, and the Trench today. Thanks so much to Karen and Tom Evans for fishing with me again! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



September 18th, 2012

Fishing remains real steady for Laketrout in the lower Basin of Lake Chelan even with all the smoke...I am telling everybody that the smoke just seasons the Laketrout, a little Pre Smoke never hurt anybody.
Joe's Bait Rig continues to produce along with the Ace Hi-Fly. Mack Bar and Rocky Point is good and also been pulling a few from the Yacht Club.. Thanks so much to Michael Kovalsky and James Loop for fishing with me on Tuesday..Tight Lines to All and be Safe!




September 16th, 2012

Today I had the pleasure to take Kathy Baxter and John Schmidt out on a laketrout Adventure...I went to school with Kathy so it was great to chat with her after all these years...We also caught a few Laketrout on Mack Bar and then moved up
lake to the Yacht club to find the bigger fish...Here again the "Gal" caught the biggest fish of the day! Joe's Bait Rig and the Ace Hi-Fly were the baits today! Thanks so much Kathy and John for fishing with me today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




September 15th, 2012

Today the Laketrout bite was a little tougher but we managed to boat 9 in 4 hours..Joe's Bait Rig is what we caught um on! We fished Mack Bar and Rocky Point again. Thanks so much to Rod, Cody and Carl for fishing with me this morning! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



September 14th, 2012

The Laketrout are still hammering Joe's Bait Rig on Lake Chelan..No big fish today but plenty of average size fish! Mack Bar produced for us and also Rocky Point. Been seeing some real big fish on Mack Bar so stay tuned for a "TOAD Laektrout" to be posted real soon! Thanks to Aaron Palmer and John Santie for fishing with me today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



September 12th, 2012

Another good morning of Catching on Lake Chelan...We boated 11 Laketrout in 4 hours...Joe's Bait Rig is what they wanted today! We started fishing on Mack Bar then moved to Rocky Point to end the morning adventure..Smoke in the air from the
First Cr. Fire but didn't seem to affect the Fish Bite... We also watched the Helicopters scooping water from the lake..A huge Thanks to all the Firefighters that are keeping all of us safe..Thanks so much to Terry Luchi, Sean Watson, Adam Ridlon and Dan Grinaker for fishing with me this morning...Tight Lines to all and be safe!



September 8th, 2012

What a week catching on Lake Chelan!!! Today we had another outstanding morning on Lake Chelan! The laketrout are hammering Joe's Bait Rig!!! We ended today with 11 laketrout and long line releasing a few! Thanks so much to Craig Suthers and Stuart Moon for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




September 7th, 2012

Another Beautiful morning on Lake Chelan!!! We boated another Big Laketrout this morning off Mack Bar.. We ended the 4 hour boat with 8 nice lakers!!! The bite was a little slower but hammering a Hawg made up for it! Joe's Bait Rig dider again!!!Thanks so much to my crew today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe.




September 6th, 2012

Gorgeous Morning on the water!!! Lake Chelan remains good Laketrout Fishing in the Lower basin.. Joe's Bait rig continues to be my bait of choice.. This morning we found fish at Rocky Point and the Lower Trench..Big Fish tipped the scales at 10lbs. 3 oz. Thanks so much to Len, Jenna, Colby and Mason Dimock for fishing with me today!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




September 3rd, 2012

Another Great Morning on Lake Chelan.. 10 Laketrout in 4 hours!!! The Bait Rig worked well along with the Ace Hi-Fly today..We found most fish off Rocky Point in depths from 130 to 180ft. Thanks so much to William, Weihong, David and Kevin Lu for fishing with me on this beautiful morning...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!



September 2nd, 2012

Lake Chelan has been on fire for Laketrout fishing over this reporting period..Today we boated 14 Laketrout in 4 hours!!!! Joe's Bait Rig has been what the fish want! Thanks so much to Ralph McCotter and Susan McCarthy for fishing with me today!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




August 28th, 2012

The Bite is "ON" hear on Lake Chelan!!! This morning we boated 13 laketrout and lost count on how many we lost! Joe's Bait Rig caught all the fish today.. Thanks so much to Michael and Riley Toner for Fishing with me today!!!





August 27th, 2012


Another Great day of laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan!! 14 boated and a few escapee's to end our 4 hour Fishing Adventure!! Joe's Bait Rig and the Ace Hi-Fly was the Ticket again today...Thanks so much to Brandon, Millee, Cailyn and Tanner Allsop for tackling the Laketrout with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!


August 25th, 2012

Another 1 of those "Holy Smokes Bites" on Lake Chelan for Laketrout this morning!!! We boated 15 Laketrout in 4 hours with a Big fish to end the day!!!! We had over 25 hits this morning!
The Joe's Bait Rig did it again out producing the Acew Hi-Fly but the Ace worked real well!!! Thanks so much to Robert and Greg Easton for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!




August 22nd, 2012

Laketrout fishing remains outstanding in the lower basin...Ace Hi-Fly has been working along with Joe's bait rig!!! We boated 13 laketrout and had numerous fish pull off!!! Thanks so much to the Tice family for fishing with me again this year!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!



August 21st, 2012

The Laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan remains very good Catching from the lower basin...The Ace Hi-Fly has been working awesome! Catching fish at Minneapolis Beach, Mack Bar and the Trench is chunking out good numbers..Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!





The Laketrout Bite was on for us this morning...We boated 14 Laketrout in 4 hours and had numerous other strikes. The Joe's bait rig was the ticket!!! We targeted the arches off Rocky Point..Thanks so much to Lynne and John Graber along with Tim, Tom and Jean Barton for fishing with me on such a Beautiful Morning!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!




August 13th, 2012

Lake Chelan remains steady for catching laketrout in the Lower Basin! The Ace Hi-Fly has been working along with Joe's Bait Rig! The Yacht Club area, Mack Bar, Minneapolis Beach and the Foot of the Trench has been the spots fished over this reporting period.
Trolling speed has been between 1.2 and 1.4 mph while keeping my baits 1 to 3 ft. of the bottom at all times..Thanks so much to Steve and Kathy Cummings along with Hank Greares for fishing with me this morning. Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!


We targeted the laketrout today at the Yacht Club! The bite was a bit slow but we ended the day with a few! Ace Hi-Fly is what they wanted this morning.
Thanks so much to my Crew today!Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!



 



August 9th, 2012

I have been so busy over this last week so I have neglected my postings so this is a group post from a few recent trips. We have doing some fishing at and above the Yacht Club, Mack Bar, and the humps off Rocky Point. The Ace Hi-Fly along with Joe's Bait Rig has been working well. Finding fish in depths from 120 to 200ft. Trolling speed has been between 1.2 to 1.5 mph. A big thank you to all that fished with me over this reporting Period..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!!!






August 5th, 2012

Fishing remains real good in the lower Basin of Lake Chelan. Joe's Bait Rig has been the Ticket for boating good numbers and some real quality fish over this last week..Yacht Club has been producing and Mack Bar still has fish on it. Minneapolis Beach is a good go to spot also. Thanks so much to all have fished with me over this reporting period. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



August 3rd, 2012

Today was a Special Fishing Adventure for me because I got to take out Debbie (Vining) Denman and her Family out on Lake Chelan for a Great 4 hours of Catching..It is so cool that I get to reconnect with classmates again. We started above the Yacht Club in the Deep water and had 1 of the best Catching trips of the summer. First Laketrout that came to the boat within the first 10 minutes. The second Laketrout hooked was a Big fish!! We put the hurts on this bad boy and it tipped the scales at 17lbs. 1 oz. Austin did a great job on battling this fish! Now I was explaining to them that the ladies on the boat are usually the luckiest on catching the Big Fish of the Trip! I knew that the 17lber was going to be a hard one to beat, and then the Outside Rod took off.. It was Debbie's turn to do battle on a another BIG BAD BOY!  She did a Great Job while battling this Fish! Finally the fish wore out and we boated a Brute.. Debbie's Fish Tipped the Scales at 22lbs. 1 oz !!! What an incredible Fish!!! We continued to just slay the laketrout all morning long. We ended with boating 14 Laketrout and long line releasing a bunch also. Thanks so much to Jon, Debbie, Austin, Alex and Mai-Li Denman for fishing with me today. Sure was Great to see you Debbie! Tight Lines to all and Be safe!!!!






July 28th, 2012

We started fishing this morning above the Yacht Club and wasn't long before Mother N-ature chased us out of there with a strong wind coming directly out of the North. We then moved to Mack Bar and caught a few average size Laketrout. We did have numerous other lite strikes on the Bar but I do blame Mother nature again because of the pressure change, really made the Laketrout finicky today. Thanks so much for fishing with me today! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!


July 26th, 2012

We got into an outstanding bite today above the Yacht Club and Joe's Bait Rig again caught All the big fish!!!! Big Fish weighed in at 14lbs. 11 oz. and we boated 15 in 4 hours. We kept our speed between 1.2 and 1.4mph. All fish were caught within 1 to 3 ft of the bottom. Thanks so much to my guys this morning for fishing with me on one of the best fish catching days of the Year! Tight lines to all and Be Safe!


July 25th, 2012


We had another outstanding morning on Lake Chelan..We boated 11 laketrout in 4 hours! We also had quite a few long Line Releases and numerous other strikes. Joe's Bait Rig was the dominant Lure Again. Thanks so much to my Crew today!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


 


July 23rd, 2012

Mack Bar was good to us again this Morning. I had the pleasure of taking Alajah Brandon & Tiana McLarty along with Jason and Grampa Gary Coleman out on a 4 hour Fishing Adventure. The Girls really caught on to the trolling technique very quickly and both girls caught the their biggest fish to date today.. We ended today with 10 Laketrout and 3 fish in that 9lb. range. Thanks to my group today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe...



July 22nd, 2012

Just Wow!!!! We started today on Mack Bar and had a unbelievable Morning. The Big Boys were biting. Our first fish weighed 13lbs. Great way to start the day! Then wasn't long and got hit again. this fish was an average 4lber. Now the next 4 fish that we boated were in that 12lb. Range. Then we boated a few of the Average size laketrout.
We were getting ready to rap up our 4 hour Adventure when the outside Rod decided to bend down to the water ..Fish On! And the way it was battling I knew it was bigger than anything that we had boated so far. About 10 minutes later the fish came to the boat and tipped the scales at 13lbs. 9oz. Holy Smokes! I could not believe the size average today. Thanks so much to Conrad, Jennifer, & Lucas Jungmann along with Amit
Kaushal , Scott & Jacob Holtz for Catching with me today..I do have to add that Amit  Kaushal had never caught a Fish before and his first and second Laketrout were both in that 12lb. range. Call it Beginners Luck right?  Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!







July 21st, 2012

We had another outstanding morning on Lake Chelan with boating 10 Laketrout in 4 hours of fishing and 2 fish over 9lbs!!! Mack Bar was good to me today!!! Joe's Bait Rig out fished everything else today! Thanks so much to Grampa Lynn Allen and Aidan McGlothlin for fishing with me..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




July 19th, 2012

We hit Mack Bar again today but the Laketrout were light biters today but we managed to catch a decent number. Thanks so much to my crew today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



July 18th, 2012

Mack Bar was good to us this morning on Lake Chelan...We boated another Toad laketrout that weighed 14lbs. 5 oz. Joe's Bait Rig Banged the big fish again today..The Ace Hi-Fly worked also! Thanks to thew Kerr's for fishing with me today!



July 16th, 2012

Another great day on Lake Chelan..We targeted the Yacht Club first this morning and caught a few with 1 fish weighing in at over 8lbs. then we motored to Mack Bar and got into a good bite with the big fish close to 10lbs. We did hook a real Big laketrout today on the Bar but while fighting the fish it pulled off we thought..When we retrieved the lure to the boat we had a 20 inch, half digested Burbot hooked by the tail that we had pulled out of the Big Laketrout stomach that we had on...20 INCH Burbot! Was this Walter we had on? Makes you go HMMMMM... Joe's bait Rig and the Ace Hi-fly is what worked today..Thanks so much to my crew today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




July 15th, 2012

Wow what a Morning!!!! Ok to start off we motored out from the dock to Mack Bar and when I shut my main motor down I noticed steam coming from the motor housing...Opened up the cover and yep Dipstick Joe forgot to tighten the Radiator cap down after checking the fluid Level earlier.DahdaDah:) Then as I was setting up the Downrigger on the right side the main power Button Broke and snapped the Powerpro so there went a 12lb. Downrigger ball!! Another lake Chelan Donation!! another DahdaDah!!! Ok now all the bad luck is gone Right? Not..While making our first turn after our pass over the Bar, we got hit on an outside rod and the fish ran into the other outside rod on the opposite side of the boat and well to make a long story short it was a mess and we lost the fish:( To be honest I was ready to bag it but Whenever I have had mechanical trouble in the past, something really good follows!
So after I got all the Kinks worked out we headed back over the bar and Holy Moly he got hit on the left Rod, Then hit on the Right Rod, Then the outside rod went off.  A Triple!!!..First Fish that Braxton Lloyd boated weighed in at 11lbs. 10 oz. and the Fish that Carter Lloyd boated 9lbs. 10 oz. then Grampa Buddy Peppers boat the 3rd Fish weighing in at 9lbs. 4 oz. We ended the 4 hour Boat with a Good mess of Fish.. Thanks so much to my guys today and for sticking it out with all that happened!!!!Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!





July 13th, 2012

We got into the Laketrout again today...We targeted Mack bar this morning and found good numbers holding in that 130ft deep.. Thanks so much to Seth and Grampa Chuck for fishing with me today!!! By the way this is Seth's biggest fish to date!!!!




July 5th- 12th, 2012

Lake Chelan remain real good Laketrout Fishing in the Lower Lake.. Mack Bar has been catching and the Yacht Club has been good to me.. Thanks so much to all that have fished with me over this reporting period...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!





July 4th, 2012

Beautiful Morning... Laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan was a bit challenging but we managed to get a good mess...We had numerous strikes today but they were hitting short. Joe's Bait Rig was what the fish wanted again. Thanks so much to Morgan, Cody and Madison for fishing with me this morning..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




July 3rd, 2012

Wow what a Ride today! We started this morning at the Yacht Club with light wind out of the North then mama Nature threw me a curve ball with the wind whipping up out of the North with a 30mph gust, then Shortly after she decided to make it even more Miserable with a Double wind hitting us out of the southwest and the North. This was an incredible site to see with the wind from the north meeting the wind from the southwest. Looked like a giant whirlpool and yes we were right in the middle of it. Now to the fishing, Between the gusts we did manage to 7 laketrout this morning with the Big Fish tipping the scale at 14lbs. 12 oz..Joe's Bait rig worked best again today! A huge thanks to Frank Stewert, Bill Hendricks and Brent Peyton for fishing with me today. After successfully dropping the guys off at their dock, I got to experience the roughest water I have been on in a very long time as I motored to the Launch!!!!  Tight lines to all and be safe!!!



July 2nd, 2012

We managed only to catch a few this morning but we did catch a real nice Laketrout. Megan did a great job battling the big bad boy..Joe's Bait Rig worked along with the Ace Hi-Fly.. we trolled Mack Bar today...Thanks so much to my Crew today.. Tight Lines to all and be safe!!!!


July 1st, 2012

We managed to Bring another Toad Laker to the boat today!!!! Couldn't have asked for a more Beautiful day with temps in the 80's and flat calm water, other than the waves from the Occasional Water Rat (Jet Ski).. Why do the "Rats" have to motor those things within a 100ft of me when I am Fishing! Come on People, Lake Chelan is 55 miles long and a mile across!!!!! Guess I'm gonna have to break out the Potato(SPUD) Gun!!! Thanks so much to my guys today...tight lines to all and Be Safe!!!


June 30th, 2012

Today the bite was a little tough with the Big pressure front that moved in but we managed to get a few, with loosing a few..The Joe's Bait rig did it again along with the Ace Hi-Fly.. Thanks so much to Russell, Sharlene and Quincy Swearinger for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!



June 29th, 2012

We really banged the Laketrout above the Yacht Club this morning!!! Joe's Bait Rig has been the ticket these last few outings...Thanks to my Crew for fishing with me today!!!


June 27th, 2012

Laketrout Fishing remains outstanding on lake Chelan. This Morning we targeted the deep water above the Yacht Club and it paid off with boating 11 laketrout and 2 over that 10lb. mark. My New invention, which I am calling Joe's Bait Rig, worked best today but the Ace Hi-Fly did produce good numbers as well. We hammered away at the humps depths from 140 to 260ft. What a Great day to be on the Water!!! Thanks so much to Joe Harbison and Conor Bottorff fishing fishing with me again this year..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!



June 26th, 2012

We Had a Great Morning Fishing today (in the rain) out on Lake Chelan! We boated 9 Laketrout with another Toad laketrout mixed in.. We trolled a New Bait Rig today that I have been working on and well it Worked! We found most fish in 130 to 160ft deep above the Yacht Club. Thanks so much to Connor and Joe Harbison for fishing with me today...Stay tuned as I have the guys tomorrow...We will be after Walter tomorrow!!!Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!



June 23rd, 2012

We were in a Great Bite right off the start this morning...We boated 9 Laketrout with another Toad Laketrout mixed in, using the Ace Hi-Fly during our 4 hour boat along with numerous other bites. Above the Yacht Club was where we caught the laketrout. I did see a ton of Kokanee staged there also, so all you Kok Fanatics get ready for some good fishing this next week! Thanks so much to my Group today. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!




June 21st, 2012

Sorry that I have not posted reports lately but I have been Busier than a 1 Legged Man in a Butt Kicking Contest:)
Today we targeted Laketrout at and around the Yacht Club...The Ace Hi-Fly is what worked well again...We didn't hook a big fish today but did manage to catch some nice Laketrout..We fished for 4 hours this morning and ended the day with 7 with missing 5...Good day on the Water..Wait a minute...Any day on the Water is Good:) Tight Lines to All and thanks to my Guys today!!!!



June 12th-17th

Lake Chelan has been decent laketrout fishing over this reporting Period..The Ace Hi-Fly remains the best bait to use. I have been targeting the Yacht Club and Mack bar most of the time because there is some real big Fish showing up in both spots. I do believe most folks want a big fish over a small fish so I am hammering away at these toad laketrout. Kokanee Fishing in the Lower basin has been Great with average size 14 to 15 inches. Mack's Lure cha cha squidders have been great in Pink or orange with a Chrome little dodger in front baited with Shoepeg corn died in green has been what works for me. Thanks so much to all that fished with me over this last week. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe..



Rodney Nielson with a Nice Laketrout

Noah Kirkland with his 15lb Laketrout

Maddie Kirkland with her 4lb. 7 oz Sqwawfish.

Mr. Scoulso with his dandy Laketrout

 


June 11th, 2012

What a Gorgeous Day it was on Lake Chelan this morning, and the Big Fish Are biting!!!! We started up by the Yacht Club with Dragging my Ace Hi-Flies next to the bottom at speeds between 1.2 and 1.4 mph. The average today was over 7lbs.. Big Fish tipped the Scales at 13lbs. 2 oz. We ended our 4 hour day with 9 Laketrout. We released the last fish...Total of the fillets from 8 Laketrout was pushing that 40lb. mark. Here again, why target little fish when Big Fish are available. Paying someone to catch you small fish when there is Big Fish to be had? Hmmmm... Thanks so much to Maryssa Parks, Gennaro and Wendy Criscuolo for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!





June 9th,2012

Had the Pleasure of fishing with Brian Byrd again today..He brought friends Phil Watson and Leonard Cook out for a 4 hour Fishing Adventure. We targeted some big fish today and 9lbs. was the big fish today. We ended with 9 laketrout..The Ace Hi-Fly was again the bait! We kept our speed between 1.2 and 1.5 today. The up lake troll was most productive...I am getting lucky with size of laketrout averaging over 6 lbs in these last few trips..Why target the babies or fish in the Nursery when you can catch a nice 1? Makes perfect sense to me!!! Thanks to my Crew today and Tight line to all and Be safe!!!!


June 8th, 2012

Today we started targeting laketrout at the Yacht Club...We got into a good bite right away and managed to boat 12 Laketrout...The big fish was just under 12 lbs. The Ace Hi-Fly was the Bait again!!! The Kokanee fishing is going in full swing with Real nice sized Kokanee being caught and as a matter of fact are running bigger than I ever seen on Lake Chelan with averaging 14 to 15 inches... Thanks so much to Daniel, Kyle, and Ben Schmidt along with John Cryderman for fishing with me...also Thanks so much to Ron Cryderman for lining up this great Fishing Adventure!!!!!Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




June 4th, 2012

It was a Wet One on Lake Chelan this morning! Didn't effect the Laketrout Bite at all..
We boated 9 Laketrout and 1 Rainbow in 4 hours. 5 out of the 9 laketrout were over 6lbs. The Ace Hi-Fly was the working bait again. Thanks so much to Everett Decker and Randy Hanson for Fishing with me today. Where is our Summer Sun!!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!! www.lakechelanadventures.com



I had the Pleasure of Fishing with some of my Hometown Friends...I had the Edwards Family out with me on a Great Laketrout Fishing Adventure...Look at the size of some of their Fish...We caught 3 Laketrout over 11lbs.!!!!! It don't Get any better than that on Lake Chelan..Thanks so much Wanda, David, Brandon and the Boys for Fishing with me...I have to say Wanda, I do miss those Duck Pond Burgers!!!!!






May 29th, 2012

Today I had hometown friends out for some Laketrout Catching...Started at the Yacht Club and Mother nature started to get a little Grumpy on us with a stiff down lake breeze with rollers so we headed to Mack Bar and only boated a couple. The wind laid down and we headed right back to the Yacht Club and really got into a great Laketrout Bite.. We boated 11 laketrout today and 1 rainbow with the averages size over 7lbs., with the biggest boated fish over 9 lbs. Very nice quality Laketrout today. Thanks so much to Les Fickett and Tom Rhodes for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




May 28th, 2012

This morning was another great Laketrout Bite on Lake Chelan...We boated 9 Laketrout in 4 hours and the biggest weighed in at 10lbs.. Thanks so much to Steve Snow and Al Weitz for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!



May 26th, 2012

Today it was a bit tough with a strong Wind on Lake Chelan this morning but we managed to find some good quality fish on Mack Bar!!! The Ace Hi-Fly worked the best again..caught most fish on the shallow hump in the Middle on the "Bar". Thanks so much to Eric and Kai Warren for fishing with Lake Chelan Adventures...Tight Lines to all and Be Safe! www.lakechelanadventures.com


And the end result!!! Alaska Baked Potato Laketrout


May 25th, 2012

Today Bobby Howe brought his Family out with him for his 7th day of Fishing with Lake Chelan Adventures. We hammered at the Bar first thing and picked up a few and ended below the Yacht Club to catch 7. Big fish today his daughter Skyla boated tipping the scales at 7lbs. The Ace Hi-Fly was the ticket again. We kept the presentation right next to the bottom at all times..Thanks so much to Bobby Howe and Family for fishing with me today. I also included a Picture of Kyrra Howe(2 Yrs old) showing Captain Joe how it's done!!!!Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




May 24th, 2012

Lake Chelan remains productive for Laketrout Fishing at and around Minneapolis Beach in depths from 140 to 180ft. The Ace Hi-Fly worked well again.. There are Piles of Koks showing up in depths from 40ft to 120ft in the Lower Basin, this is why the Laketrout are moving In!!! Walter will be making his presents soon! I have had Dreams over this last week:) Thanks so much to Bobby Howe and his close friends Walter and Toni Rylah for fishing with me over these last 2 days. Tight lines to all and be safe!!!




May 23rd, 2012

Another Great Day of Laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan.. We ended with a good mess of Laketrout with twin 9 lbers. We hooked up on a another Giant and battled it for 15 minutes from depths of 150ft and then the hooks pulled out 70 ft behind the boat. Never got to see the fish but I can tell you, it was the biggest fish hooked so far this Year!
The Ace Hi-Fly was the bait again...Thanks so much to Bobby Howe and his close friends Walter & Toni Rylah for fishing with me this morning..We road the Waves today I tell you!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



May 22nd, 2012

Bobby Howe caught another Toad of a Laketrout with Lake Chelan Adventures today. Tipping the scales at 16 lbs 7 oz...We ended today with 10 laketrout in 4 hours and all good quality fish!!!!The Ace Hi-Fly and the Royal Flash Fly caught equal amounts of fish today! We targeted Manson Bay and below the Yacht Club. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe.




May 21th, 2012

Today I had Mike, Teri and Toby Mertens along with there grandson Keaton Kurtz-Mertens out for a 4 hour boat on Lake Chelan. We did real well on the laketrout with boating eleven but the highlight of the day is when the 4 lb. Rainbow hit the surface Rod..What a Battle on Light Tackle. The Ace Hi- fly by Silverhorde again worked very well. Minneapolis Beach was the spot again. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!


May 19th, 2012

Today was an incredible morning of Laketrout Fishing on Lake Chelan..We boated the Biggest laketrout of the year!!! 24lb. 4 oz. laketrout - 43 inches Long.. We ended our fishing Adventure with 14 Laketrout and 1 rainbow trout.. The Ace Hi-Fly was the ticket. I do wish I would have been videotaping the battle that this fish put on us. Minneapolis Beach is the spot! Thanks so much to Casey(Dad), Sophia Moreau and Mike(Dad) and Austin Mcmanus for fishing with me..Just want Casey to know that his 24lb. 4 oz Laketrout is going to be hard to beat this year! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!





May 18th, 2012

Another Very Productive day of Laketrout Fishing on Lake Chelan..We started our adventure along the South Shoreline in the Lower Basin and ended on Mack Bar!!! We Boated 11 Laketrout in 4 hours and had numerous other Bites. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde along with the Invisaswivels in front was the Laketrout's favorite today! Thanks to Bobby Howe for tackling the laketrout with me today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!



May 14th, 2012

Lake Chelan remains on fire for laketrout Fishing in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan. Minneapolis Beach is producing real good numbers for me Right now...Today I had the pleasure of Hosting John and Tim Uttech along with Kris Austin for a 4 hour fishing Adventure. Right off the bat, Kris hooks into a dandy laketrout that tipped the scales at 11lbs. and some change. First pass we boated 3 and had other strikes. Turned the boat around and started along the ledge and bam we doubled up. As we worked are way along the lower ledge we got a few more. We ended the 4 hour boat with 10 Laketrout and I think we had over 20 hits today. Great day to be on the water! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




May 12th, 2012

Went after a Big Fish today and the Plan worked out...2nd fish of the day tipped the Scales at 15lbs.. We boated 10 laketrout today. Not bad for a Morning outing.
The Ace Hi-Fly again worked well. Southshore is where we fished in the Lower Basin.
Thanks so much to Ted and Jessica Renkert along with Brian Robinson for Fishing with me today. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



May 11th, 2012

Lake Chelan was incredible laketrout Fishing today.. Be boated 15 laketrout and 1 3lb. Rainbow! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde was the Star Presentation again! We fished Mack Bar, Monument, and Minneapolis Beach today. All spots produced for us..Thanks to Bobby and Dave for fishing with me over these 2 days..Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!



May 10th 2012

Lake Chelan was great Laketrout fishing this morning..The Bigger Fish were biting this morning Finally!!! Bobby and Dave had a real good morning tackling the Lakers at and below the Yacht Club. Found most fish in depths from 140 to 180ft deep today.. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Invisaswivels in front by Aquateko was the Ticket once again! Stay tuned in as we will once again be looking for Walter tomorrow.. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



May 8th, 2012


Today we got into a decent bite at Minneapolis Beach in depths from 145 to 175ft. Ended with 15 laketrout! The Ace Hi-Fly is what is working. Keep your Baits next to the bottom at all times.. Trolling Speed between 1.2 and 1.5mph worked for me today. Seeing a lot of Kokanee now in the Lower Basin But they are still Deep. Most of the schools are between 80ft to 120ft deep..It won't be long now that we are getting warmer Weather when these little Silver Bullets will be Biting! Thanks so much to Steve and Ben Erickson for fishing with me today! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



May 6th, 2012
Lake Chelan continues Productive for laketrout but we did have to work for them today...The Ace Hi-Fly worked well again today. Minneapolis Beach , Mack Bar both produced for us today. We targeted the shallow hump on the Bar and depths from 140 to 170 ft at Minneapolis Beach. we ended with 8 Laketrout and a little Chinook! Thanks so much to Rod Hefran and Tony Zajac for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




May 5th, 2012
We got into the laketrout this morning with Boating 10 in 4 hours with numerous fish lost...Twice today we had 4 rods go off at once. I call this a Quad!
The Ace Hi-Fly was "It" again. Minneapolis Beach and Mack bar is where we focused today..I had the pleasure again to host RJ and AJ Wolfe (Twin 6 Year Old boys) along with Dad and Grampa.. These 2 boys are always a blast to have on the Boat..Truly they are Real Fisherman. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!





April 29th, 2012

Today was a Struggle early to get the laketrout to bite, but we ended with a decent a number...I started today at the Yacht Club then moved to Mack Bar then finished along the South Shore. Not a lot of fish showing at Yacht Club or Mack Bar but there were good numbers on the South Shore in 150 to 180ft deep. The Ace Hi-Fly is what I finally got the fish to hit. Thanks so much to Matt and Bobby Bell along with Bill Cella for fishing with me again!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



April 28th, 2012

Lake Chelan remains good Fishing in the Lower Lake..Today we caught most fish at Minneapolis Beach in 170ft deep. The Ace Hi-Fly again is and will continue to be my Bait of Choice. Keep your bait within 1ft of the bottom to get those stubborn Laketrout to bite. Thanks to my Crew today, James, Scot, and Tyson Seidensticker for fishing with me again this Year! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!




 

April 26th, 2012

I had the pleasure to take Jerry and Jane Brown along with Debbie Pearce out for some Laketrout Fishing on Lake Chelan again today. We trolled the South Shore from Pat and Mikes to Minneapolis Beach and turned into the wind and made 1 pass across Mack Bar and ended on the North Shore in front of Rocky Point. The Ace Hi-Fly was the "Ace" again along with Joe's Secret sauce. Trolling speed was at 1.3mph. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!


 

April 24th, 2012

Today was a Good Bite for Laketrout on Lake Chelan....We started Fishing at the Yacht Club then moved to Mack Bar. The Ace Hi-Fly with the Invisaswivels in front was what the fish wanted today.. Big Fish of the day weighed in at 10lbs. 10 oz.. Thanks so much to Ray and Patti Kalinski for Fishing with me and Happy Birthday to Patti!!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!




April 22nd, 2012

Fishing remains productive for laketrout in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan...The Ace Hi-Fly was the bait of choice again today..They were light striking again, but we managed to boat 10 good eaters today...Thanks so much to Robert, Lorna, Leena D'souza and Sheldon Woo for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!


April 20th, 2012

Mother Nature was real kind to us today with 70 degree temperatures and No Wind!!!
We targeted laketrout on Mack Bar, Minneapolis Beach and the Trench today...The bite was light today but we managed to get 9 Lakers to the boat..The Ace Hi-Fly was the bait again...Thanks so much to Gene Tripp and Tom McLean for Fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!


April 11th, 2012

Lake Chelan laketrout Fishing remains real good in the Lower Basin for Nice Laketrout!!
Today I chad the pleasure of taking Dave Schuster and Ray Kubista out for a 4hour Adventure..We started on Mack Bar to bang 4 fish on our first pass then moved to Minneapolis Beach to finish with 7 Laketrout and 1 Chinook salmon. The bait again was the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Smile Blade by Mack Lures along with the Invisaswivels by Aquateko.com in front. Trolling speed today varied between 1.2 and 1.5 mph to get um to Bite!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!





April 8th, 2012

I had the Beavers out again today and we were in Pursuit of Walter but he or she managed to Escape again!!! We ended today with 10 laketrout. We trolled the Yacht Club, Minneapolis Beach, and the Trench today..The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde is what worked for us today! Thanks again to the Beavers for fishing with me over these last 2 days! Tight Lines to all and Be safe!!!


April 7th, 2012

Today I had the pleasure of Taking Debbie and Brian Beavers out again!!
We started trolling at the Yacht Club and Debbie caught the Big Fish of the day...The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde along with the Invisaswivels by Aquateko.com was what worked for us. We ended today with 10 laketrout with the average weight over 6 lbs...Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!



April 5th, 2012

Another Tricky bite on Lake Chelan today!! We started up at the Yacht Club and got into a steady bite until Mother Nature through me a curve ball with a hard down lake Blow..We moved to Mack bar and caught a couple Laketrout and managed to bang the Big Fish of the day!!! We then moved to Minneapolis Beach and caught a couple more...We then decided to head back up to the Deep water that we could not fish because of the wind earlier in the day...We hit the steep ledge and nothing..Trolled over Joe's Hump and Nothing. Ended the day with 8 laketrout. The Ace Hi-Fly is what worked for me today!
Thanks so much to Bo Schiemer and Melissa Johnson for fishing with me today.. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



April 4th, 2012

Today we had to work hard to get the Laketrout to bite with the Pressure Fronts moving through..We fished Mack Bar and the Trench to find the Biters.. We ended today with 11 Laketrout. The Ace Hi-Fly with the Smile Blade by Mack Lures along with the Wigglefin and the Invisaswivels by Aquateko was what worked...Thanks so much to Omar, Stacy, Maddy and Gunnar Stubblefield for fishing with me today...Be Safe and Tight Lines..



April 2nd, 2012

I had the same group out this morning and got into a real good bite in the Lower basin of Lake Chelan. We caught Laketrout in depths from 130 to 240ft deep today. The Ace Hi-Fly was the Bait again.. Big Fish today tipped the Scales at 11lbs. 11oz. We ended today with with 10 laketrout. Thanks again to Mike, Teri and Toby Mertens and family friend Kayla Foster for fishing with me these last 2 days..I did get Kayla to hold her Fish up today without Gloves!!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!





April 1st, 2012

Today we started at the Yacht Club and finished in the Trench. The Bite was a little tough but we managed to get some Nice Quality size laketrout.. The Ace Hi-Fly was the bait again today..Found most Laketrout in Depths from 115 to 210ft deep..Thanks so much to Mike, Teri and Toby Mertens and family friend Kayla Foster for fishing with me today..This was Kayla's First Fish Ever... Be Safe and Tight Lines...




March 25th, 2012

We got into a Few Laketrout at the Yacht Club and finished in the Lower basin of Lake Chelan today. We ended today with 12 nice laketrout. The ace Hi-Fly did it again. Thanks so much to Bobby and Jessica Howe and Jim Smalley for Tackling the laketrout with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!


March 24th, 2012

Today I was on another Mission to find a Big Fish...Got to love it when a Game Plan comes together... We started today at the Yacht Club again and banged a few Laketrout there with 1 fish over 7 lbs. We moved to the lower Basin and we got into a Big laketrout real quick. This fish weighed in at 15lbs. 15 oz. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde along with the Smile Blades by Mack Lures and Invisaswivels by Aquateko in front out fished the Flatfish today. Thanks so much to the Howe Family for fishing with me today Stay tuned as I have the Howes out again tomorrow..Going to be hard to beat the Big Fish today but By Garsh I am going to try!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!



March 23rd, 2012

The Laketrout bite on Lake Chelan today was scattered but we did bang a few Good Quality Laketrout. The Big Fish tipped the scales today at 16lb. 1 oz. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Invisaswivels by Aquateko in front, is what worked for us today..We hit the Yacht club area first thing, and the wind forced us to move to the Lower basin on Mack bar. Thanks so much to Guadalupe Zarate Jr. and Carlos Vargas for fishing with me today.. Tight Lines to All and be Safe!!!!



March 21st, 2012

Lake Chelan remains good fishing in the Lower Basin..Troll the Ace Hi-fly next to the bottom to get the Lakers to bite..We found fish today at the Yacht Club, Mack Bar, and the Trench..We never got into a real good bite today but it was steady..we did have 5 pull off..We ended the day with 9 Laketrout with 5 over 5lbs. and the big fish of the day at 9lbs. 7 oz. Thanks so much to Bob Ellis, Kim Derar, Dan Harris and Frankie Bowen for fishing with me today...Tight Lines and be Safe!!!!



March 18th, 2012

Today Laketrout Fishing on Lake Chelan was good in the Deep Water above the Yacht Club! Big Fish today tipped the scale at 10lbs. 8oz.. It was challenging today because of other boats on "Joe's Ledge", But as soon as the other Guide Service Left the Ledge I was able to bang a few.. I think they need to change the Scent that's on that Boat:)
Thanks so much to Larry and Kerri Lynch for fishing with me again this year...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!





March 15th, 2012

Today was a Tough bite on Lake Chelan...We did manage to catch a Land Locked Chinook today along with 5 Laketrout...Mother Nature was working Against me today with weather front moving in and put the Lakers in Lock Jaw Mode! We fished the Deep water and the Trench today..Thanks so much to Ken Shields and Family for fishing with me today!!!



March 14th 2012

Lake Chelan remains Great Laketrout Fishing at and above the Yacht Club. We ended today with 15 laketrout and the Big Fish today weighed in at 12lbs. 3 oz.
Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Smile Blade from Mack Lures and Invisaswivels from Aquateko in front, was the Bait today...Thanks so much to Paul Richardson, Larry and Kris Jensen for tackling the Lakers today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe...




March 11th, 2011

What a Day on Lake Chelan starting off with no wind and ending with 30 mph. It was Nasty at the end!..We hit the deep water again above the Yacht Club..As soon as we hit that 240ft depth, Bam! Big Fish On!! Battled it for 15 minutes and boated another hawg! This laketrout weighed in at 17lbs. 11 oz., also while battling the Big Boy the opposite downrigger rod went off with a nice Laketrout also...we end the day with 12 Laketrout. The Ace Hi-Fly was the "Ace" again. Thanks so much to Joe Glaser and Bill Streiff for fishing with me...It was a great trip! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


Check out this Sonar shot of a pile of laketrout!!!!


March 10th, 2012

Lake Chelan was good to us today..Weather report was calling for strong winds But didn't happen. We started our trolling up above the Yacht Club today. Boated three Laketrout on the First pass across JOE"S Ledge and on the turn we got hit on a Very large fish. Battled it for 15 minutes and brought the Big Bad Boy to the boat! Tipped the scales at 16lbs. 12 oz.!!!! We ended today with 14 nice Laketrout!!! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with Mack Lures Smile Blade and Invisaswivel in front was the bait again!!! Thanks so much Cameron, Miranda, Chris W., Chris H. and David for Fishing with me today..The Girth on the Big fish was over 25 inches..What a Hawg!!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!



March 9th, 2012
Today on Lake Chelan we targeted the Deep water above the Yacht Club. Our First pass up lake on the Ledge in 220ft. of water we Banged 2 fish with one tipping the Scales at over 8lbs. On our second pass across Lake, Jerry hooked a dandy Laketrout weighing in at 14lbs. 2 oz. As we were making our way to the Ledge, we hooked another. On our 3rd pass across Jerry hooks up again and boated a 12lb. 4 o...z. Laketrout..Now for the sad part of our trip, I was trolling 2 surface rods with spoons and hooked into a Nice Chinook, Battled it for about 30 seconds then the King ran down in the water column and the Line broke...I Hate Loosing Fish! If you caught every fish you hooked, they would not call it Fishing would they? They would Call it Catching! WHO IS THEY? I still Hate loosing Fish:) Thanks so much to Jerry and Jane Brown for fishing with me over these last 2 Days..You guys are a Blast!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!





March 8th, 2012
Fishing on Lake Chelan remains good in the Lower Basin for Laketrout but the bite was Later in the morning today. We Boated 12 laketrout and had others On. The Bait of Choice today was again the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Macks Lure Smile Blade and Invisaswivels by Aquateko in front. We caught most fish today in 185 to 210ft deep up lake of Rocky Point. Thanks so much to Jerry and Jane Brown for fishing with me today and stay tuned as we are on a Mission to try to Get Walter to bite in the Deep water tomorrow...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




March 4th, 2012
Lake Chelan was a tough go on the laketrout bite today...We did manage to boat 8 Laketrout in 4 hours and had numerous Lite Strikes. The Ace Hi-Fly was what worked again. We targeted the Trench today in the Lower Basin. Thanks so much to Michael Kong, David Som, Nas Osman and Emily Juangco for sticking it out with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!





March 3rd, 2012
Today I started Fishing at the Yacht Club and gradually worked our way into the Deep water in search of Walter Again...This time it was a real tough Bite in the deep water but we did manage to boat 4 Nice laketrout. We motored to the Trench in the lower Lake and ended the day with 14 Laketrout. The Ace Hi-Fly worked best again for me. Thanks so much to Jerry, Riley, Austin Harasymczuk and Dave Horst for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!


March 1st, 2012
Since I had a Day off, I decided to go Fishing for Me! Freezer was getting Low and my Stomach was Craving a little Fresh Fish, Mama Nature was being very kind with such a Gorgeous Day. I gave my Neighbor Lewis a call at 6:45am, Knowing that he would be up and I had a feeling he would be eager to go fishing out on lake Chelan.
We started fishing at the Foot of the Trench in depths from 130 to 220ft deep. We made a uplake troll for over a 1/2 mile without even a Nibble. Made a Turn toward Rocky Point and hooked our first Laketrout at an 1 1/2 hours into our fishing trip. Gradually the bite got better as the day Progressed. Not exactly sure why the Laketrout bite was so weak today, Although I think the fish were enjoying the change in weather about as much as i was..We ended today with an even dozen so it was actually a good day. Thanks Bluefin Loui for fishing with me today!!!





February 26th, 2012

What a Gorgeous Morning on lake Chelan! We started in the trench in the lower Basin of Lake Chelan targeting Depths from 140 to 240ft to end up with 12 laketrout in 4 hours with another Real Nice Laketrout in the mix...The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Smile Blade by Mack Lures and the Invisaswivels by www.Aquateko.com in front is what worked..We stayed within 3 ft. of the bottom at all times to find the biters..Here again we had a lot more hits than what we boated today.. Thanks so much to Dan and Linda Connell from Tri-Cities for Fishing with me this morning. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!




February 25th, 2012

We hit the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan this morning at 8:00 am and got into a decent bite within a 1/2 hour. We boated 10 Laketrout in 4 hours today..we had numerous other bites but they were again short striking. The Ace Hi-Fly again nailed the laketrout. Thanks so much to Perry and Logan Ford for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!

 

February 24th 2012

The Big Laketrout Time of the Year is here on Lake Chelan! The kokanee are showing up in good numbers in deep water schools now at the Yacht Club area which is attracting those Toad Laketrout to this area. I have been getting at least 1 Laketrout over 10lbs every trip in this location and I think it will continue to get better as we progress into Springtime while pursuing the "Walter" Laketrout! I am sooo excited to hook "THE ONE" which I have been after now for sometime and I do think it will happen soon. It could be "You" to do battle on a Brute Laketrout. Lake Chelan Adventures has 3 dates that are wide open for this next week. February 27th, 29th, and March 1st. Come and join me Pro-Guide Joe Heinlen of Lake Chelan Adventures on a Fishing Adventure that you won't soon forget. If interested in Tackling a Big Bad Laker, call and book your Trip today! 509-393-9665

 

February 23rd, 2012

Again the Catching on Lake Chelan was outstanding. We boated 15 laketrout in 4 hours today and most of the Laketrout were in that 5 lb range. Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde was again the bait to use. Thanks so much to Lee and Shelly Pfluger for Catching with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!




February 21st, 2012

Ok, I think the Fish Gods are looking over me lately here on Lake Chelan!!! We had another outstanding day on the water with boating 10 Laketrout and another Big Fish in the mix. 4 out of the 10 fish today were over 6 lbs. We targeted the Deep Water again above the Yacht Club in depths from 220 to 340ft. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Mack Lures Smile Blade and the invisaswivels by Aquateko in front was what the fish wanted. Check out the Video from today on youtube of us netting the Big Fish of the day.
Thanks so much to Robert and Jessica Howe for fishing with me today and Happy Anniversary! Tight lines to all and Be Safe!!!


 

February 19th, 2012

Lake Chelan was real good to us today!!! We got into some Dandy Laketrout today! We ended today with 13 and 3 of the Laketrout weighing over 9lbs! We targeted the Deepwater above the Yacht Club today with Dragging the Ace Hi-Fly in depths from 220. 340ft deep. Thanks so much to John and Audra Wolfe for Fishing with me again. Tight Lines to all and Be safe!



 

February 18th, 2012

Today we started a little later in the morning due to the snow I had to Plow the Driveway and shovel off the Boat Launch.. But we still managed to get 10 laketrout.
Again I targeted the laketrout in the Trench... Had a bunch of short strikes again today. The ace Hi-Fly By Silverhorde with the Smile Blade by Mack Lures and Invisaswivels in front was the ticket!!! Thanks so much to Nelson and Doneita Layman for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!



February 16th, 2011

Today was the first Challenging day that I have had on Lake Chelan in quite sometime now..We got plenty of bites but just could not get the hook in. We ended our 4 hour boat with 8 laketrout. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde was again what we caught all the fish on. We found most of the Laketrout in 180 to 220ft deep today.. Again we had plenty of opportunities today. Thanks so much to Steve and Louise Wood from Idaho for Fishing with me today...Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!!



 

February 12th, 2012

Lake Chelan remains very productive in the lower Basin. We had to work at it today but we ended our 4 hour boat with 15 laketrout! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Smile Blade by Mack Lures with the Invisaswivels in front keeping the Line twist down, was again the Best Bait!! Most fish were caught in the 200ft to 220ft deep. Thanks so much to Bruce and Lorna Gelbach for Fishing with me today.. Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!



February 9th 2012

Laketrout fishing on Lake Chelan can't get any better Right Now!!!!
Today we boated 19 laketrout in 4 hours. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Smile Blade by Mack Lures in front is what worked! We kept our Baits next to the bottom at all times. My trolling speed was between 1.2 and 1.4 mph. The Trench down-lake of Rock Point is the Spot. Found most fish today in 180 to 220ft deep. Thanks so much to Everett Decker and Chad Rankin for Catching with Lake Chelan Adventures today. Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!


 

February 4th 2012

We hammered the Laketrout and 1 Gem Chinook Salmon on Lake Chelan today! We caught 14 Laketrout and 1 Salmon in 4 hours! The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde was the Ticket again today. We kept the baits next to the bottom at all times. Found the biters in 130 to 230ft deep. Thanks so much to Tom Reitner and Steve Horter for Catching with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!




February 3rd, 2012

Just Wow!!! The Bite was on today!!! we boated 25 laketrout and 1 Rainbow on Lake Chelan..We hit the Trench first thing and stayed there.
The Ace Hi-Fly By Silverhorde was the bait again!
We found fish all through the Trench in depths from 130 to 245ft. We kept our Presentation within 3 ft. of the bottom at all times to trigger the bite. Thanks so much to Jeff Metcaff, Nate Metcaff and Bill Johnson for fishing with me again this year..45lbs. of Fillets beat last Year. Last year they caught 23 laketrout!!!!Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!



February 1st, 2012

We had another Great Catching trip on Lake Chelan today..We boated 23 laketrout and another Nice Laketrout in the Mix. We hammered the Trench today fishing Depths from 160 to 245ft in Depth. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde out produced the K-Lure and Flatfish all day long!!!
We kept our Trolling speed between 1.2 and 1.4 mph to get the strikes.
we had over 35 bites today! Thanks so much to Robert Howe, Russell Foy, Allen Rasmusan for Catching with Lake Chelan Adventures today..Tight lines to all and Be Safe!!!!


 

January 29th, 2012

Today we Banged the Laketrout in the Lower Basin at the Foot of the Trench.....We ended our 4 hour boat with 15 laketrout and 1 real Big Boy to Boot!!!
Ace Hi-Fly was the ticket again!!! We Kept our Baits next to the bottom at all times. Thanks Again Kelly Bowen, Andy Sharpe and Sergio Cervantes for fishing with me today..Also I finally got My Treble Hook Tattoo that I have been wanting for sometime. Check it out I like it a lot!!!!...Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!





 

Today I had the Pleasure of Taking Lewis out again..We hammered the Laketrout right off the start with the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde at the foot of the Trench...We kept our baits next to the bottom at all times in depths from 160 to 245ft. It We did start late at 10:00 am but we still managed to get into Fish...Thanks again Lewis for your help with the Technical Difficulties...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!


January 15th, 2012

Ok, Where to start...14 degrees, East wind blowing at 12mph, wind chill factor at 3 degrees, and Yep I went Fishing on Lake Chelan...
Today I had the Pleasure Again to take Ken Heath from my Hometown of Toutle Washington out on the Coldest Day of the Year for me so Far..
We started Trolling the Trench to get into a decent bite until the Wind picked up and Forced us to move above the Yacht Club to ...get out of the Bone Chilling Cold!!!
We ended today with 11 Laketrout and another Chromer Rainbow. It's Always a Great time taking old Classmates out and catching up and reminiscing back on High School memories. Thanks so much to Ken Heath and Greg Warren for Fishing with me on this Very Cold Day.. Tight Lines to All and Be safe!!



 



January 14th, 2012

We had a Great Fishing Trip today on Lake Chelan with Snow Falling, Wind Blowing, and Sunshine all in the same Trip! We ended today with 2 Nice Rainbows and 18 laketrout all caught in the Trench from 140 to 245ft deep. The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Invisaswivels by Aquateko in front was again what the Fish wanted..Thanks so much to Douglas Anderson and his son Ryan for fishing with me again. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




 

Friday The 13th HMMMM, I had my Doubts but boy was I Wrong!!!!
Lake Chelan again was on Fire for the Laketrout Bite at the Foot of the Trench in the lower Basin. We boated 14 Laketrout and 1 Nice Rainbow in 4 hours of Fishing. The Ace Hi-Fly By Silverhorde with the Invisaswivels by Aquateko in front was the Ticket!!!! We kept our Presentation next to the bottom at all times and trolling Speed at 1.2 to 1.4 mph to be successful.. Thanks so much to Greg Cort and Ron Mclean for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




January 10th, 2012

Lake Chelan continues to be Very Productive in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan. Again today we targeted the Foot of the Trench with the Ace Hi-fly by Silverhorde along with the Invisa-Swivels by Aquateko in line. Found fish today from 135 to 232ft deep. We ended the day with 12 Laketrout. We did hook up on another 1 of those Rainbows but he pulled off the hooks, Dang it!!!! Thanks so much to Chad Witheridge, Robert Neese and Joe Luby for Fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!




January 9th, 2012

Today we went after a Big Fish and Low and Behold it panned out!!!! It is so nice when a plan comes together!!!!The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Invisa-swivel in front was the ticket today. The bite was slower today than in the last few trips but with banging the Big Fish made the Trip Great!!!! The Guys today are here in town for the Winterfest and there business is Creative Ice, www.creativeice.com They are the Artists that make these beautiful Ice Sculptures that are showing up Down Town..Thanks so much to Steve Cox and his son Justin for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



 

January 8th, 2012

Today was another Banner Day on Lake Chelan for Laketrout. We boated 21 Laketrout in a 4 hour Adventure!!!! The Ace Hi-Fly was what they wanted again.. Trolled the Ledge of the Trench on the South-shoreline. We kept our baits 1 to 3 ft. off the bottom at all times.
Thanks so much to Ken Bevis and Jason Lundgren for fishing with me today!!!Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



 

January 3rd, 2012

Another Great day on Lake Chelan!!!!We targeted the laketrout in the Trench again. The Ace Hi-Fly was the ticket!!! We ended our 4 hour Adventure with 15 laketrout and 2 Rainbow. Thanks so much to Mark Richards and Darryl Snow for fishing with me today!!! Check out the picture of the laketrout with fishing line growing into his skin!!!
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



 

January 2nd, 2012

Lake Chelan remains on Fire Fishing in the Lower Basin. Today we ended with 29 Laketrout, 1 Chinook and 1 Rainbow!!!
We targeted the Fish in the Trench again today. There is so many laketrout Stacking in this area right now. Most of the fish had the Shrimp in their Stomachs.
The Ace Hi-Fly hammered them again today!!!!
Thanks so much to Mike Boyd, Jack LaCasse, Joey and Jim Lundquist for Catching with Me-Lake Chelan Adventures today.. The guys went home with over 50lbs. of Fillets!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!





 
January 1st, 2012

Happy New Year to All!
Day #2 with Jerry and Ray..
Today started off with a little skiff of snow on the launch so we swept it off and in the water we went. We hammered the Laketrout at the foot of the Trench today. We boated 24 laketrout and a Real Nice Rainbow today. All fish except a couple came off the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Invisaswivels by Aquateko in front. What an incredible 2 days of Catching on Lake Chelan with some hometown friends. They went home with roughly 70lbs. of Fillets. What a way to start a New Year!!!!Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




 

December 31st, 2011

Today I had Jerry Pinard and Ray Simonson from my home town out on a 4 hour Fishing Adventure..The catching started off slow but ended real good...We boated 20 Laketrout!!!
What a major difference from yesterday.. The Ace Hi-Fly was the bait again.. Stay tuned as we are tackling the Laketrout again tomorrow..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!


 

December 30th, 2011

Today was a Battle!!!!! Mother Nature threw me a Major Curve today with a Very strong 20 mph wind with 30 mph gusts ...It was virtually impossible to track my way points, so We just went with it and managed to catch a few today. I really can't pinpoint the best location because we really didn't establish a set pattern because of the wind.
The Ace-Hi-Fly is what we got the fish on today..Thanks so much to John , Spud, Tim and Skip Uttech for battling it out with me today...By the way John Uttech owns our local Small Town Ink. I think it is time to have a little more Ink Work done on me..Maybe a Laketrout and a Treble Hook. I will share Pictures when I get my Tats!!!!
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!





December 29th, 2011

Lake Chelan remains hot Fishing in the Lower Basin for Laktrout and the occasional Rainbow trout. We ended today with 17 laketrout and 1 Rainbow in our 4 hour Adventure. Again the Ace Hi-Fly was what they hit. Trolling speed at 1.2 to 1.4 worked best. We kept the Presentations next to the bottom at all times. Thanks so much to Mark and Matt Petersen for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and be Safe!!!!




 

December 28th, 2011

I sure hope the Laketrout bite continues like it has for me over the next 2 weeks..
Today again I hammered away at the Lower Trench to fill the cooler up in a 4hour Catching Trip. We boated 19 Laketrout and 2 Nice Rainbows. Big Fish today weighed in at 10lbs. 11 oz. The Ace Hi-Fly with Joe's Secret Sauce is what they wanted. We found fish from 120 to 220ft deep today. The Rainbows hammered The Rufus Woods Wooley Bugger today!!! Thanks so much again to Will, Anne and Andrew Aslin from Spokane for catching with Lake Chelan Adventures.
Tight Lines to Alland Be Safe!!!!!



 

December 26th, 2011

Holy Mackinaw!!! Today was the Best bite that I have seen on Lake Chelan in a Long time..
4 Nice Rainbows and 25 laketrout in 4 hours of Fishing...
The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde should win a award for the Best Bait on Lake Chelan!!!
The Trench is absolutely loaded with Lakers right now..
Thanks so much to Alan, Kristi, Wes, Emma and Abbey Johnston for Catching with me today..Enjoy your fish guys...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!





 

I have this morning off so I thought it would be a perfect time to thank all my friends on Facebook and in my community for all the support with Lake Chelan Adventures.
It has been an incredible year of Catching for me on Lake Chelan and Rufus Woods. I do hope that everybody that fished with me had as much fun as I did!!!
If somebody would have told me that I was going to be a Pro-Fishing Guide 10 yrs ago, I would have told them that they were Crazy. It is amazing how Life always throws you curve balls, but once in a while you get to smack it out of the park.
I truly am blessed with my wonderful wife Corina and family that has supported me during my Business Endeavor.
And for Facebook and Friends..All I can say is wow!!! I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for all of you. What a incredible tool to reconnect with past classmates and friends along with making new friends. Thanks for everything "Everybody" and I am looking forward to a lot more Catching this year and I am hoping that  Walter or  Wilma decide to make their Presence known on my Boat sometime during 2012. I know where they are hiding, but they don't get to be the Biggest Fish in the Lake for being Stupid :) Check out Lake Chelan Adventures on Facebook when you get a chance.
Merry Christmas and have a Prosperous Happy New Year to all!!! Tight Lines!

 

December 22nd, 2011

Today was another Outstanding Day of Fishing here on Lake Chelan!!!Thanks so much to Rod Vanci and Carl Christiansen for fishing with me Again!!!Today we boated 21 Laketrout and Nice Lake Chelan Chinook Salmon!!! Not to shabby for only Fishing for 4 hours.
The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde with the Smile Blade in front is what they wanted..
Only 2 more Days left for you to take advantage of the Christmas Gift Certificate Special..
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




December 20th, 2011

The Bite is "ON" here on Lake Chelan.. We boated 28 Laketrout today and caught some real good quality fish to boot. The Ace Hi-Fly flat Cooned um today...Found fish throughout the Trench. We kept the trolling speed right at 1.4mph. stayed right on the bottom at all times with our presentation and my customers went home with over 45lbs. of Fillets for the Smoker, Barbecue r, Deep Fryer and Oven. Thanks so much to Mike and Devin Boyd and Joey Lunquist for Catching with Lake Chelan Adventures- Joe Heinlen. You still have time to take advantage of the Savings on getting a Lake Chelan Adventures Gift Certificate. Offer expires December 24th, 2011!!!!!
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!





 

Morning of December 16th, 2011

I have seen good fishing on Lake Chelan over the Years but right now has got to be the best Laketrout bite Ever!!!!Today we fished the Trench again dragging the Ace Hi-Fly and just Stuffed the Cooler Full!!! We ended today with 21 Laketrout in 4 hours..Big Fish was over 9lbs. Thanks so much to Molly and Brandon Peterson for Catching with Lake Chelan Adventures-Joe today!!!! The lady caught the Big Fish of The Day Again!!!!
Got to get that Lake Chelan Adventures Christmas Special Gift Certificate now and then experience a Fishing Adventure that you won't soon forget!!!
Tight Lines to All and Be safe!!!! 




December 15th, 2011

All I can say about today's Lake Chelan Adventure is Wow!!!!!!We ended today with 26 Laketrout and 1 Rainbow..The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde Just slayed the fish today. The Foot of the Trench was the hot spot in depths from 120 to 210ft. We kept the ace next to the bottom and my speed at 1.2 to 1.4mph. After Cleaning our catch the Fillets tipped the scale at 44.5 lbs. Thanks so much to Jared Whitaker, Timothy, Elijah and Kelly Brown For Catching with me today..Tight Lines to All and stay Safe!!!!! www.lakechelanadventueres.com 1-509-393-9665




December 13th, 2011

We Tackled the Laketrout again today!!!! The Ace Hi-Fly was what they wanted!!! We boated 20 Laketrout and another Rainbow in 4hours of Fishing..Mother Nature was not at all nice to us today. The East Wind has been Bone Chilling the last few trips out on Chelan. Today the temperature when we started was 16 degrees and when we ended 27 degrees. Thanks so much to Augy Augustine, Rocky Moorehead and Rodney Paulson for fishing with me today...Enjoy your Pile of Fillets!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!




December 11th, 2011

Today was another Great day of Catching on Lake Chelan...Mother Nature was a Nag today with a Stiff East Wind but it didn't matter to the Laketrout as we Banged um real good in the Trench. We ended today with 12 Laketrout and a Nice Rainbow. The Ace worked nicely again today... It was a especially fun trip today because I had RJ and AJ Wolfe out again.. Nothing like having Identical Twin 6 yr old Boys out Fishing. Thanks again to Dad, John Wolfe, for sharing his boys with me again. Tight Lines to All and Be Safe..


 

December 3rd, 2011

We Tackled Rufus Woods again today... Really had to work hard to get the Triploids to bite in morning but by the end of the Day we did catch some nice Limits. Biggest today was 6lbs.  The Wooley bugger Fly worked well today along with casting Spoons to the shore line. Thanks so much to Dave Latimer, John Palmatier and Mike Noreen for Fishing with me today...Tight lines to All and Be Safe!!!!

 

December 2nd, 2011

Lake Chelan was on Fire for Laketrout fishing today...We also caught a Real nice King Salmon today...Ace Hi-Fly was the Bait again today along with the Spoons. We targeted the Lower Trench and worked our way along the South shore, targeting depths from 180 to 220 ft., to Minneapolis Beach to have an outstanding 4 hour boat. We ended today with 14 laketrout and 1 Chinook.
I am so glad that the fish cooperated for me today because yesterday I was pulling my hair out at Rufus!!!! Thanks so much to Rod Vancel and Carl Christiansen for Fishing with me again!!! Tight lines to all and Be Safe.




 

December 1st, 2011

We hit Rufus Woods again today, but it was a Battle with getting the Biggins to bite..Caught a bunch of the 1 to 3 lbs and at the end did get a nice Rainbow. Caught fish Casting Spoons and trolling Flies today. The Flow was real low all day long which usually makes for a tough day catching. Thanks a bunch to my crew from yesterday and stay tuned because we our hitting Lake Chelan today for the Laketrout...Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!

 

November 27th, 2011
Today was another Great day at Rufus with Banging some Dandy Triploids and being home by 12:30 am with Nice Limits..The Flies were the  Key again today..Trolled the Fly at less than a 1mph today.
Found all the Biters at and around Pump 4 today..Thanks to Don Lockwood from Castle Rock Wa. for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to All and Be safe!!!!


 

November 26th, 2011

Today I was at Rufus Woods again today..The fishing was Great but the Bite didn't pick up for us until Late Morning..We did get into some really Nice Triploid Rainbows today.
Trolling Wooley Buggers and Casting the Spoons both worked today. Trolled the Flies at real slow speed seemed to work best today..Thanks so much to Scott Nicholsen and his Trplets- Jacob, Carter, and Kendall for fishing with me today...Had a Blast today with the Trplets catching Triploids..Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!! Pictured is Kendall with the Last Fish of the Day and it was the Biggest of the Day!!!!


Carter with a Nice Triploid Rainbow!!!!!

Kendall with the end of the day Triploid and the Big Fish of the day!!!!

November 20th, 2011

Oh Man it was a Cold 1 on Lake Chelan this Morning! 25 degrees with a 15 mph wind out of the East..I do think I had Icicles today!!! We started on the South Shore in the Lower Basin out from Minneapolis Beach to get into a good bite but made my turn and the Bite slowed so made another turn trolling up lake and found a few more...Something happened today that is a first for me on Lake Chelan with ho...oking a Rainbow Trout at 148ft deep..I do think that is the deepest I have ever caught a Rainbow!!! The Ace Hi-Fly was what worked again today...Thanks so much to Jared Whitaker of Hartline, Wa. and Ken, Stewert and Parker Smith for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and be Safe!!!


 

November 18th, 2011

Lake Chelan remains very good Laketrout Fishing in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan!!!
Today we found most of the Biters at Minneapolis Beach area..Most fish were caught in 130 to 204ft deep...The Ace Hi-Fly was the best bait again.. We kept our trolling Speed at 1.2 to 1.4mph to get the Lakers to bite...Thanks so much to Gene and John Cook for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to all and Be Safe...




November 17th, 2011

Back on Lake Chelan today...Had our first snow last night so it made it quite interesting towing my boat to the Launch..Had the Tundra in 4 Low going down the hill and having to stab the breaks on every corner so needless to say by the Time I reached the Launch I was real Thankful that I had an extra Pair of Shorts with me:)
Launched today at 10:00 AM and started Pulling the Ace Hi-Fly at the foo...t of the Trench to find Light Striking laketrout so motored to Southshore below Minneapolis Beach and found 10 hungry Laketrout...Big Fish today 13lbs. 7 oz. and a Nice 8lber right after gettin the Biggin...Thanks so much to Rod Vancil and Carl Christiansen for fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




November 16th, 2011

Rufus Woods again today was Good Fishing Pulling Flies...Morning Bite was a tough go but it did pick up good just before 11:00 am and continued good. Around pump 4 is where I found the Biters. Black Wooley Buggers were the Ticket. Varying my Speed was the trigger to get them to hit the Fly.
We got our first Snow today so I do think that when that water temp. Drops these Triploid Rainbow should really get hungry. Thanks to my Guys today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe...



November 12th, 2011

Rufus Woods again today was great Fishing in the Lower Basin of the Reservoir..Pulling Flies and Casting Spoons worked today..The Rainbows were light Striking today but we managed to hook some real Nice Triploids!!!
Troll the Flies real slow and when casting a Slow retrieve has been the ticket with the spoon. Thanks so much to Larry, Lori and there son for fishing me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




 

November 11th, 2011

Another Successful Day at Rufus Woods!!!! The Bite was real slow the first hour then the water started to move and like a light switch the Bite came on...Trolling and Casting worked well today..Hooked a couple real nice Triploids today but they managed to pull off right at the boat..Thanks so Much to all that fished with me over the last few days and Stay tuned in as I will be hitting the Rufus again in the Morning!!!
Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!




November 10th, 2011

Today we had another outstanding day up on Rufus Woods.. Pulling Flies on the Surface again worked well but casting to the shoreline also was productive...
We fished the Lower Basin of Rufus today. Slow Presentation is working best. Slow retrieve when casting and 1.0 1.2mph Trolling...Look for structure of any kind along the shoreline when casting and change direction when trolling will trigger a strike!!!!
We caught a bunch of trout today and Banged some Real Fatboy's. 2 fish right at 8lbs, released 6 over 4 lbs and numerous others in the 2 lb. range...Great Day of Catching!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe on the Water!!!!!





November 9th, 2011

Laketrout fishing Keeps chugging along in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan!!!!
Today we found the Biters in depths of 180 to 220ft deep in and on the Edges of the Trench..The Ace Hi-Fly By Silverhorde was the Bait used again today...There is some real Dandy Laketrout holding in this area right now..Today we ended with 9 laketrout in 4 hours of Fishing. We did have numerous other bites as well...
Thanks so much to a good Buddy Lloyd and his Bro Ben Myall for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



 

November 8th, 2011

Good Day at Rufus Woods...We caught most of the Rainbows Dragging Flies. We did manage to Snake a few by casting Spoons to the shore but most of the Rainbows were holding off the shoreline in depths of 15 to 25ft.
Thanks so much to Garrett and Mike Grubbs , Jeff LaPorte and Ken Jenkins for fishing with me today...I am so excited about the up and coming Fishing Adventures at Rufus!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!






November 7th, 2011

Another great Morning of Catching Laketrout here on Lake Chelan!!!! The Trench is loaded with nice Quality Laketrout in depths from 160 to 240ft deep!!!
I am seeing good piles of Shrimp in these depths and the Lakers are feeding on them.
The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde is the ticket Lure to use now!!!
We ended our 4 hour boat this morning with boating 11 and long line Releasing 7:)
Thanks so much to Andy aqnd Ethan Tuchscherer for fishing with me again!!!
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!



 

November 5th, 2011

All I have to say today about the Fishing on Lake Chelan is WOWWWWW!!!!!
Today I targeted the Laketrout at the Foot of the Trench in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan.. The Ace Hi-Fly was on Fire with Boating 21 laketrout and we lost I think around 6 or 7..Also Banged out 3 real Nice LAKETROUT with the Big Fish right at 10lbs..
Beautiful Day but it was a Little Nippy with the wind coming from East. Now is the time to take Advantage of the fall Fishing Special that I am running..$200 for 2 People, $270.00 for 3 People, $370.00 for 4 People for 4 hours of Laketrout Catching...
Thanks so much to John and Audra  for Fishing with me Again this year, Also Happy Birthday to John!!!!  Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!!





November 2nd, 2011

Today I started at the foot of the Trench in the Lower basin of Lake Chelan.. Wind out of the East at 12mph and outside air temp at 33 degrees... Darn Cold!!! We caught the first laketrout right away and then I struggled to get them to bite the rest of the day..We did manage to boat 7 Laketrout while battling Mama Nature..I don't know what the wind chill  factor was, but I can say that Winter is here in Chelan in the Mornings.
Thanks so much to Paul and Julie Richardson for Fishing with me today!!! Tight Lines to all and Be safe!!!!!!!


 

November 1st, 2011

Laketrout Fishing on Lake Chelan remains real good in the Lower Basin. Again today I used the Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde today to boat 11 Laketrout in 4 hours of Trolling..
Sunnybank, Minneapolis Beach and the Trench all produced today..Found most of the biters in 180 to 220ft deep today..Thanks so much to Payton and Joni Thomason form Cashmere for fishing with me today..Tight Lines to all and be Safe!!!!



 

October Halloween Day!!!

Today on Lake Chelan the bite was a bit slow but we managed to bang out 12 Laketrout in 4 hours...Saw a lot of Fish on the sonar but they were giving me trouble!!!
The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde again out fished the Flatfish today!!!
Thanks so much to Mike Bacon and Tom Fitzpatrick for fishing with me today!!!
Tight Lines to all and Be Safe!!!!



Lake Chelan Laketrout bite was on fire today!!! We boated 14 laketrout in a halfday, and didn't start fishing until 10:30am..Big fish today was 14lbs. 2 oz..Great Battle too..
Also I have to tell you I had something happen today that was a first. We hooked a fish and battled it up to the surface when it shook it's head and the hooks came out of the fish when it was behind the boat about 150ft. The Air Bladder on the fish had expanded and it could not dive back down so I turned the boat to recover the fish when a Bald Eagle snatched it right in front of us..Incredible!!!! Thanks so much to Shawn, Thomas, Craig and John for fishing with me today...Tight Lines to all and Be Safe..





October 22nd, 2011

Lake Chelan Laketrout Fishing still remains good in the Lower Basin!!! We caught fish today in depths of 130 to 230ft..Sunnybank was the best location today but there is a pile of small Laketrout there!!! The Ace Hi-Fly caught the fish today...11 lakers and 1 Nice rainbow in 4 hours...Not to Shabby for a slower day...
Thanks so much to Everett Decker and Grandson for Fishing with me today!!!
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!




October 21st, 2011

Today was another Outstanding Day on Lake Chelan!!!
We boated 14 Laketrout in 4 hours..The Ace Hi-Fly was the Bait again!!!!
We fished Sunnybank and Mack Bar today to find the Biters..
Thanks so much to Graham Thomson and Astrid for fishing with me today!!!!
Tight lines to all and be Safe!!!!



 

October 19th, 2011

Today was another Banner Day on Lake Chelan!!! Mother Nature was real Kind with a Beautiful Blue Sky and Oh ya the Fish bite was on Fire!!!
The Ace Hi-Fly by Silverhorde again Hammered the Lakers today!!! We kept our Baits next to the bottom at Sunnybank and Minneapolis Beach!!!
We ended today with 18 Laketrout in a Half Day outing...Only thing that would have made this better, would have been to boat the big Fish that Got away!!!!Walter Still Swims Freely!!!! I am going to get him one of these Days!!!!
Thanks so much to Jay Gutka and son James Gutka (who is home on leave from the Navy) for fishing with me today..
Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!!


Lake Chelan remains real good Fishing for Laketrout in the Lower Basin of Lake Chelan. The Ace Hi-Fly continues to plunk out good numbers. Keep your Presentation next to the bottom at all times.

Rufus Woods is producing nice limits of Triploid Rainbows averaging 3 to 5 lbs. and that occasional 1 over 10lbs. What a great Fishery Rufus Woods is!!!!

Feel free to contact me anytime either from email... lakechelanadventures@gmail.com or Cell# 1-509-393-9665 with questions on how to fish Lake Chelan or Rufus Woods. I will do my best to confuse the hek out of you :)

Fall Special that I am running now is an Outstanding deal, So if interested get in touch with me!!!! Tight Lines to All and Be Safe!!!!


 

 

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