Apparently there is a silver lining in the last week of windy conditions, we have seen the lake temp move down to 64 degrees and this has encouraged enough sockeye to venture into the lake, 30,000 so far, that the WSFW have announced that they will open Lake Wenatchee for Sockeye fishing this Thursday morning July 30th at Sunrise. 4 Fish per license per day, knotless nets, barbless hooks, 2 poles with special endorsement.
Say thank you to the wind god…
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WDFW has announced that the record setting 2014 Lake Wenatchee Sockeye season, 70,000 fish crossed the fish ladder in Tumwater Canyon, will close 1 hour after sunset on Monday Sept. 1. link. As you can see from the photo the sockeye are starting to age, (hooked nose, red color). This fish was caught August 18, better for smoking then the BBQ.
It looks like it could be another good year for Sockeye on Lake Wenatchee. So this weekend, between hiking up to the water fall on Dirtyface, trying to convince yourself that the lake is warm enough to dive into, and firing up the BBQ you would be well advised to do an inventory check on your sockeye gear.
From Reeltime Northwest, Seatle Times 6-27-14
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Roughly 75 boats ventured out this morning for the sockeye opening on Lake Wenatchee. The bite was on around sunrise. Thankfully last nights wind died out and the lake was flat this morning. Nets were out and many boats were landing fish, most of my neighbors had limited in time for breakfast. The fish are ‘redder’ then prior openings.