AND THE LAST FISH OF 2011
12-31-11 - Pete Phillips of Wenatchee, his family and their catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
12-31-11 - Doug McKay with 'the BIG ONE' (11 pound 5 ounce)
and Chris Walsh and Doug McKay of Seattle with their catch before the big one bit...
12-22-11 - Kevin Collier of Spokane with a 16 lb. 2 oz. Deep-water Mack.
12-22-11 Kevin Collier again with fishing buddy Mike Garland of Colbert, WA and their catch of the day.
12/19/11 - Al Skulberstad with a lovely Lake Chelan Landlocked Chinook. 12/19/11 - A resident River Otter scratching what itches at the lower net pens on Rufus Woods. 12/20/11 - The old man himself, who really did dig catching a pig on a jig. That's a 10 lb 13 oz Rufus Triploid Rainbow. Jeff was nice enough to hook it and hand it off to me.
12-5-11 - Bobby Loomis of Mack's Lures and Wenatchee with a nice Rufus Rainbow.
12-5-11 - John Kruse of Northwestern Outdoors Radio and Wenatchee with a nice Rufus Rainbow.
12-10-11 - The old man himself with his first Redfish caught near St. Augustine, Florida.
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12-2-11 - The old man himself with a 8lb 15 oz Rufus Triploid.
12-4-11 - Brian Beauleaurier of Kirkland with an 11 pound Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
11-26-11 - Melanie Frey of Seattle U with her gangs' morning catch of Mackinaw and a Chinook. She fished with her dad, Jeff Frey; her brother, Rhyce (13); and his buddy, Bryce Todd (13). And, Bryce Todd with that lovely Chinook that he brought to the net.
11-19-11 Wes and Andrew Diack with fishing friends Jody Subotin and Nick Cooluris of Osoyoos and Kelowna, BC with their day's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. Jeff and Brian guided them to this pile of fish.
11/13/11 - James Cato of Selah with a 9.2 lb Rufus Triploid. James again with son Mike and guide Jeff Witkowski with their 4 guy limit of Rufus Rainbows. They had brought 38 to the boat by noon. What a great time for father and son to spend some time fishing!
11/3/11 - Guide Brian Whitney of Manson with a nice fly-caught Rufus Triploid Rainbow. 11/3/11 - Guide Jeff Witkowski of Chelan and me holding our 3 guy limit of Rufus Rainbows. 11/5/11 - Granddaughter McKinley Widman with her birthday fish. Mackinaw from Lake Chelan. 11/2/11 Sandra Jones (CFO of Darrell & Dad's) with an Upper Lake Chelan Burbot. (Sorry for the 4th picture, but I thought it was interesting.)
10/24/11 - Jerry McKellar of Colville on a beautiful fall morning with his catch of Lakers. 10/27/11 - Ralph and Linda Sorenson of Entiat with their catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. (Side note from Web Master - Mr. McKellar is one of the nation's premier bronze artists.)
10-15-11 - Justin Dubos with his catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 10-16-11 - One of our new fishing buddies from Avon, NC with a 55 pound Black Drum caught on a piece of Menhaden with a 5 ounce sinker.
9/15/11 - Bill and Sandy Hays of Yakima holding a 4 person limit on Rufus Woods. Their big fish were 7lb 8oz and 6lb 12oz. They fished with Jeff Witkowski of Chelan and Ray Rhoads III of Spangle, WA. 9/17/11 - Kim and Mike Robinson with their two lovely daughters Sarah (14) and Karen (12) of Sammamish, WA with their morning's haul of Lake Chelan Lakers.
9/7/11 - Ray Rhoads III of Spangle with Gary Gerhardt of Vancouver, WA and Brian Whitney of Manson with some Rufus Triploids. 9/9/11 - Tyler Wilson of Spangle, WA with an Upper Stehekin Valley Cutthroat trout. 9/13/11 Bill and Sandy Hays of Yakima, Wa with their Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
8/28/11 – Chanda Johnson and a friend on a long-awaited morning trip. 8/29/11 - The MacPherson gang from Western Washington with their Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 9/5/11 - Pete Fochesato with son Conner of Arlington, WA with their morning's catch of Chelan Lakers.
8-26-11: Jeanette and Carlos Ellison of Vashon, Washington with their morning's
catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
8/22/11 The Rose Men (Chuck and Gene of Wenatchee) with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. They fished with the Stennes Brothers (Mark & Kevin of Pateros) as deckhands and world famous videographer, Craig Brissey. Check our website for the video. It should be posted soon! 8/23/11 Sam Arnott (11) of Mill Creek. He fished with his dad, John and has grandpa, Bruce of Seattle.
8/18/11 - Mark Wagner of Chelan and sons with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 8/20/11 - Fishing buddies Greg LePage and Larry West of Seattle with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
8/9/11 The Morris gang of Lancaster, PA with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
8/9/11 The Kahler's evening catch of Lakers and a Chinook. What a nice gloaming pic!
7/31/11 Jolene Rhoads of Spangle, WA with a 21lb 3 oz Lake Chelan Laker. She was fishing with our guide Jeff Witkowski and our deckhands Jaime Abarca and Ray Rhoads as well as her daughter, Alyssa. Jolene again with Alyssa (14) and their morning's catch.
7/27/11 - David, Greg and Tanner Evans of Mercer Island with their morning's catch of Chelan Lakers. 7/30/11 - The Stewart bachelor party (from all over Western Washington) with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
(Note to brides from web-master, these are bachelor parties you should encourage. And maybe share...
7/19/11 - The Evans and Ferguson parties with their pile of 32 Mackinaw from a two boat morning half day trip. 7/23/11 Keith Sims of Kirkland, WA with son Max (11) of Berlin, Germany and their morning's catch of Mackinaw. Max was getting ready to go back to Germany. They fished with friend Bob Uptagrafft of Everett (not pictured). Deckhand Jaime Abaraca helped them hold the fish up.
7/12/11: A group of players from the Seattle Mariners came out and caught a nice pile of Lake Chelan Mackinaw with us on the All Star Break! What a nice bunch of guys! They got the guides and the deck-hands in the picture too! 7/12/11 Aaron Laffey of the Mariners with the big fish of the day, an 18.6 pound Laker. 7/12/11 - Brian Hale of Australia with a 16 pound late evening Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
7/6/11 - Andrew Lumpe of Seattle Pacific U with the big fish of the year so far, a 22 pounder.
7/7/11 The Costin family with a big 'ol heap of Lakers!
6/30/11 - Larry Seureau's 15 year old nephew Daniel from Wisconsin with a 20 lb 8 oz Lake Chelan Laker. 6/30/11 - Larry with his nephew with their total catch for a 4-hour trip. Our deckhand, Jaime Abarca (15) of East Wenatchee had to hold up the middle. It was 133 pounds of Lakers... 7/2/11 - Spencer Davis (12) of Schawana with a 25" Grimes Lake Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.
6/24/11: The Mazor Family, Rob, Suzan, Ben (8) and Evan (6), of Seattle with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 6/23/11: Our deckhand, Jaime Abarca of East Wenatchee with a mess of Northern Pikeminnow he caught after a guided Lake Trout trip from the dock at Mill Bay. 6/25/11 Charlotte Lewis from Seattle with a 10# 9oz Lake Chelan laker. This was the first fish she ever touched.
6/8/11 - Dad himself with a 13.5 pound early morning Mack. David Kimble, a writer from Vernon, BC was the angler, but he thought I should have a picture of this fish holding it. I kind of liked it. 6/9/11 - John Endresen of Kingston, WA and Fred Berryman of Granite Bay, CA with their day's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. Quite a haul.
5/29/11 - The Clark gang with their batch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
6/4/11 - A cinnamon- phase Black Bear swimming in Lake Chelan.
5/22/11 Bob Schmidt of Mack's Lures with some of his family and their pile of Lake Chelan Kokanee. 5/28/11 Jonathon, Wayne and Keith Leverkuhn with Tim Mead of Mukilteo and their Lake Trout. Another of those three generation trips. They got 2 more after the picture was taken.
5/19/11 The gang from Pautzke's and their Kokanee.
5/21/11 Tim Allen of Woodinville, WA with fishing buddies John Cline and Dave Siegrist with their Lake Chelan Lakers (aka: Mackinaw)
5/14/11 Dick Thaden of Arlington with son-in-law Dave Tripp and grandson Josh Tripp of Marysville with their pile of Chelan Lakers. 5/15/11 John Swenson of Chelan with son, Joel and grandkids Troy (6) and Megan (4) with their pile of Chelan Kokanee. These were both 3 generation trips I get to host. How fortunate I am.
5-4-11 Gary Gerhardt of Vancouver, WA and Chelan with Brian Whitney and Donn Vey of Manson with a 4-guy limit of Roses' Rainbows. 5-3-11 - Gary, again, with his limit of Kokanee and a few Lakers thrown in for good measure. 5-7-11 - Garin Fifer (12), Garrett Oberfelder (12) and Jack Austin (12) all from Chelan with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
4/28/11 - Cameron Yarbrough of McNeil Canyon with son Brad Davison/Yarbrough and their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 4/29/11 Guide Emeritus, Andy Byrd of Puyallup with a nice quality Chelan Laker.
4/19/11 - Bobby Loomis and Dustin Countryman of Wenatchee and Mack's Lures with their pile of Lake Chelan Macks. 4/23/11 - Grandsons Chandler Widman (12) and Jesse Lopez (11) of Wenatchee with their Roses' limits. The 4 big fish were 16 to 18 inch Triploids
4-16-11 - Mark Bergstresser of Kent with buddies Randy Smith of Ravensdale and Bill Covey of Cle Elum. 4-16-11 - Lee Gwin of Burlington with Jay Smith and J.R. Smith of Mt. Vernon, WA and Caine “Redneck meets Star Trek” Brand of Chelan Falls.
4/1/11 Cary and Nanette Henspeter with their daughter, Emily (12) and son Ethan (10) with their day's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
4/3/11 Drew Groshong with sons Brayden (9) and Gavin (7) with his friend Ivan and his sons and their Roses Lake Limits.
3/22/11 Jon Derksen of Kelowna, BC with Akela Derksen (13); Kai Derksen (12) and Sydney Powell (11) with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 3/22/11 Mike Byrd of Selah with a nice late season Wells Dam Steelhead.
3/18/11 Jerry Gange, and Rick Washburn of Yakima with Terry Barnett of Vancouver, WA with their day's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 3/16/11 Ron Marsh and son Joe of Richland with a couple of big Macks and limits of Roses Rainbows for themselves and Vic Desautel. 3/19/11 Bruce Hurst of Chelan with a "below Wells" Steelhead.
3/12/11 Ted Couch of Vancouver, WA with son Jason Couch of Yakima, WA with their Mackinaw. The 3 biggest fish were all between 9.5 and 10 pounds! 3/14/11 Alex Yunin and son Alex Yunin (10) of Spokane, WA with this year's 11 pound Mackinaw and the remainder of their catch. 3/14/11 Fellow Salmon U. instructor Tom Pollack, Mike Royer, Bill DeRousse, and Bob Jones with their day's catch.
3/1/11 Rich Elliott, Jay Bomgardner and Eddie Jensen of the Mercer Island Puget Sound Anglers group with their catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 3/7/11 Jon Crawford with son David Crawford (16) of Richland, WA with Charles Leonard of Mabton, WA and their catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 3/7/11 David Crawford (16) again of Richland with a pretty 9 pound Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
2/23/11 Edmund Sanctis with kids: Wil(14), Dean(13) and Julian(9); fishing partner Shawn Hardin and daughter Cleo(5) of Sammamish, WA with their morning's catch of Lakers. 2/23/11 Mike Flotrie of Ferndale with fishing buddy Traci Todd of Blaine, WA with their limits of Rufus Triploids as well as guide, Andy Byrd's limit.
2/15/11 Paul Batton of Olympia with longtime friend and fishing partner, Albert Stubbs of Mt. Vernon with 7 Rufus Woods Triploids. They were fishing with guides Andy Byrd and Jeff Witkowski. The big fish was 8.3 pounds. 2/21/11 Ron and Susan McGhee with son Nick McGhee (16) of Everett and Sue's dad, Ken Jacobs of Quincy with their catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
2/8/11 Dave Matulka of Cle Elum, WA with fishing buddy John Jensen of Easton, WA with limits of triploids for themselves and guides, Andy Byrd and Jeff Witkowski. The big fish was 9.5 pounds. 2/12/11 Ken Smiley of Edmonds, WA with fishing buddy Don Starkweather of Seattle, WA and 17 of their 19 Lake Chelan Lakers.
2/5/11 Steve Woods of Buckley, WA, Dan Woods of Auburn, Thomas Roberts of Bonney Lake and Doug Zahradnek of Auburn with their catch for the day. 27 Lakers! What a day! 2/5/11 Pat Gibson of Stanwood and his buddy with their haul of Lake Chelan Lakers.
1/26/11 Jeff Witkowski of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service and Chelan with an 11.8 pound hatchery Steelhead. Our Andy Byrd was showing him the ropes. 1/29/11 Corinne Biggar of Waterville with a 6 pound Lake Chelan Landlocked Chinook and Corinne again with her husband, Jerrod Biggar of Waterville with their catch for the day.
1-19-11 Dale Rees of Tacoma, WA with an 11.8 pound Hatchery Steelhead caught below Wells Dam. He added a nice bright hen and his limit of Rufus Triploids for his 2 venue trip! 1-22-11 Bob Robelia of Chelan Falls with his son-in-law Todd Schip of Wenatchee, his 9 year old granddaughter and 5 year old grandson, Jude. They have their limits of Rufus Triploids. The big fish was 9 pounds. 1-23-11 George Selvy of Lynnwood with a 10.8 pound laker. He fished with Don McAfee of Sammamish, WA. It was the second biggest fish of the trip (big fish was 12 pounds) as well as one of 11 they got in 3 hours of fishing!
1/10/11 Mr. Potter from Bellevue with a nice hatchery Steelhead caught on the Columbia River below Wells Dam. He was with our guide, Andy Byrd. He's Andy's brother-in-law. His twin brother was along. Great bonding time! 1/14/11 Roger and Mitchell (13) Fleek of Belfair, WA with their morning's catch of 15 Lake Chelan Mackinaw. Angel Fleek was also out with them.
AND THE FIRST FISH OF 2011
1/6/11 Al Brooks of Manson with a limit of Roses Lake Rainbows. 1/7/11 Susie and Dan Flick with her brother Mike Russell of Monitor with their keeper Steelhead for the day. 1/8/11 - Eric Peterson & Kate Pires of Bellingham with Mike Kertzman and Alison Sieenason of Moses Lake with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 1/9/11 Dean Peer of Wenatchee with a 9 pound Rufus Triploid.
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