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Wapato Lake Report
Chelan County, WA

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05/03/2015
71° - 75°
Trolling
Rainbow Trout
Sunny
Flasher
Noon
05/04/2015
4
732

The family wanted to go out on the boat and since they aren't the early morning types and we had to check out of the hotel by 11 I decided we would forgo Chelan and hit Wapato up for a little boat ride and entertainment before heading home.

We got to the lake about noon, launched, rigged my daughter's Barbie pole up with a weighted spinner to cast and then pulled out a couple of the kokanee rods. Pretty much the whole lake runs about 50-60'deep so I ran my wife's pole with a Dick Nite 50/50 flasher followed by an orange Gringo made inline kokanee spinner (no extra weight). For mine I tied on an inline 1/2oz weight, then used the gang troll that was in the envelope from FWG I got from the picnic (Thanks FWG!!) and a pink smiley blade fly from Macks (another freebee from last year's Chelan picnic - Thanks Macks!!). We started circling the lake at about 1.5 mph and the lines about 70-80' behind the boat.
In the next couple hours my wife's rod hooked/landed 1 and had a drive by and mine hooked/landed 1 and lost one. Both the landed fish were brought in by my daughter and the one lost we was going to give netting a shot (until I lost the fish anyway). It was a fun family couple of hours in the sun. We started packing it in about 2 since we had the long drive home and at the request of my daughter to "go fast" made one blast across the lake before calling it a day.

I have never fished Wapato before, what a great little lake to get kids on fish! We'll be back!


Comments

afk
5/5/2015 6:50:00 AM
Gringo, You are a great daddy! Good to see you again.
MarkFromSea
5/6/2015 1:50:00 AM
Wapato used to be, IMO, a premium trout lake. Roses now gets the resources, plants, that Wapato used to get. Last I heard about Wapato is that it is a GREAT perch lake now. I think it was last Fall, the WDFW bio guy posted here at WALakes abut the perch population. Possibly to the point of stunted perch... If you head that way again this summer, hit up WDFW to verify the over population of perch, if they verify it, keep every perch you catch! Little white micro jigs, worm, you know the drill! :) Wapato is a fun lake!
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