Fish Lake Report


Mark Steudel
Was out with friends on Lake Wenatchee. After reading about Fish Lake in the latest Northwest Fly Fishing magazine, I decided to give it a try. I had a 10:30 am brunch meeting so I got up at 6:15 am and headed out to the lake. I probably hit the water around 7:00. I first trolled woolery bugger for about 20 minutes without a strike. Saw a few rises, so I switched rods to a floating line and nymphed a pheasent tail about 5 - 6 feet under the surface. Like a light switch the fish started hitting. I had a fish on about every 10 minutes, with a strike every 5. Then as soon as the soon hit the water I was fishing everything turned off. I talked with a local fisherman who said, the morning is the best, you can catch several dozen fish close to the surface until the sun hits the water. Then the fish head deep. It was time to go, in the end I had 4 fish on 10 - 15 inches. There were a lot of motorboats, gear and bati fisherman.