Wenatchee State Park area?

#1
My home waters are the systems that drain into lake washington the central puget sound and I haven't done much fishing in eastern washington, other than a couple of days on the Twisp and Methow. I am taking my family camping this weekend to Lake wenatchee state park and I was thinking of taking my sons out to do a little fly fishing somewhere in the area. Looking for some general recommendations, given current conditions, for anything nearby the state park there and not more than an hour or so from Plain washington. Small fish are fine the boys are always just happy to get out.

Thanks in advance!
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#2
We've been having a lot of rain over here this week so I expect the creeks will be high from snowmelt up high and rain in the lower elevations. Also, a lot of the moving water in the area is permanently closed so be sure to consult a map and the regs.

I think the best bet for the boys will be Fish Lake. It is hard to fish from shore except from the east end and the NE side (very rough access road). However, one of the best ways to fish it is to rent a small boat from The Cove Resort (unless you have your own). My nephews, who were not even avid young anglers, used to love this and begged my sister to go every summer. Another local lake option is a short hike up to Hidden Lake on the south side of Lake Wenatchee. Again, it is difficult to fish from shore but as it is a short hike, you could easily haul in a Kmart raft to float and fish from.

Have a blast! Also, bring lots of mosquito protection as I have heard they are out early this season.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#4
Lots of Skinny water in the area, but a lot of it is closed. It's a shame because the waters that are closed used to have some nice fish in them. I know as I have fished them before they got closed down.
 
#5
My home waters are the systems that drain into lake washington the central puget sound and I haven't done much fishing in eastern washington, other than a couple of days on the Twisp and Methow. I am taking my family camping this weekend to Lake wenatchee state park and I was thinking of taking my sons out to do a little fly fishing somewhere in the area. Looking for some general recommendations, given current conditions, for anything nearby the state park there and not more than an hour or so from Plain washington. Small fish are fine the boys are always just happy to get out.

Thanks in advance!
i went up to hidden lake about 4 weeks ago... tree's down on the road in add about a mile each way to the hike, lots of trees down on the trail would make the hike pretty difficult with a raft. I did alright fishing the east end of the lake (shallow end) with a green wolley bugger catching smaller EBT's. The girlfriend was using a spinning rod and caught more snagged gear on the bottom then she did fish. It seems the lake gets heavy pressure in the summer.

I would maybe try the upper icicle if they can fly fish? I think its opened?
 
#6
Zen Lines,
The icicle is indeed open probably high and clear, the upper part of Nason creek at smithbrook is open waters above smithbrook could be an option small cutties, if the water is high it would probably be tough with some of the brush, and probably a lot of pesky mosquitos.
Kelly Michelsen
 
#12
Any word on how the smaller rivers around wenatchee fished? Getting off work now heading home to get the dog and heading to the cabin for the weekend. I'm about 2 miles from fish lake on the wenatchee river
 
#13
Selvar,
you could try Nason ck. Above Smithbrook, or maybe the Icicle
It may be down enough to fish, check the regs their are a lot of closed waters in the area.
Kelly Michelsen