My wife and I took the kids to Chelan for spring break and I got away to fish for a day! Roses Lake is open year-round and is a popular ice fishing lake. When I fished the lake on April 9th, I was told that the ice had been off the lake for about 2 weeks. Having never fished the lake before I was going off information from fellow fly club member and the little I had gathered from a fly fisherman a day earlier. The lake is 130 acres and I’m told the maximum depth is 40 feet. There is a proper boat ramp with a floating dock (Discouvery Pass Required) and a large parking area. I rowed and fished my way to the South end of the lake (shallow end) and had several fish grab a variety of flies during this troll. Unfortunatly, none stayed on long enough to get them to the boat. (Streamers, buggers, leaches) Once to the south end I settled in fairly close to shore in approximatly 14 feet of water, where I saw several swallows eating the chironomids that were coming off the lake. I set up a chironomid rig and started to hook fish quickly on chromie patterns First fish was a large 12″ yellow perch, then a few 14″ rainbow trout, another perch and a couple larger rainbows. 8 or so rainbows total and 2 perch for the day. My largest trout was approximatly 16 inches and they all were full of energy - a nice day on the water. I had a glimmer of hope to catch a Tiger Trout or Brown trout, but no luck. The state record Tiger was landed in Roses Lk. in April 2012! The fisherman was targeting bass when he landed this large trout. One curious catch, pictured below, was a trout with NO spots. ? (poor photo of this fish) If you’re in Chelan and and looking for a fun fishery that is easy to access, Roses is a good option.