11-24-15 - Terry Bright and Sara Hood of Elk Grove, CA with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 12/08/15 - Pepe' Hernandez of Blueberry Hills in Manson with a 4.4 pound Chinook from the Mitchell Creek area.12/22/15 - Pepe' Hernandez, again, with son Emilio and their morning’s catch of Kokanee and afternoon blast of Chukar.
11-17-15: Arlen Thompson of Othello with his morning Macks. 11-18-15: Bart and Ben Harmeling, the father and son duo from Wenatchee with their results from trolling the Barrens of Lake Chelan with Jeff.
10-31-15: Lawrence Nyugen of Lynnwood and family with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 11-3-15: The intrepid Pepe' Hernandez with his wife Tevi and their grandsons (Xavier and Isaac) with their limits of Roses Rainbows and Jeff's Channel Cat.11-3-15: Jeff with his Kitty (5#).
10-24-15 - Jeremy Coleman of Renton and Steve Bourdage of Enumclaw with their day’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
10/7/15 - Dan Carter of Cle Elum with his biggest fish from his first of 2 days out with Jeff.10/8/15 - Dan Carter, again, with his day’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 10/9/15 - The Loutisis Family with their morning’s catch of Mackinaw.
9/9/15 - Scott Sloan of Seattle with a 16.3 pound Buck Laker. He fished with his son, Alex. 9/14/15 - Father Cesar Vega of Yakima with Rene' Estrada and Antonio Garcia (seminary students studying English at CWU) of Mexico with their morning;s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. The big fish was an even 12 pounds. 9/20/15 - Kendra Opsata (13) of Bothell with a monster Laker. She was fishing with her dad, Ken. 10/4/15 - The Vastakas' from Auburn with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
8/25/15 - Andrew and Drew (12) Hennen of Newberg, OR with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 8/27/15 - Chance Rudiger (7) of Woodinville, WA with his 15# 14oz Bar Mack. The Belarde's and Rudiger's with their morning’s catch.
8/15/15 - Jeff's picture of the retardant drop on his neighborhood that saved the day! 8/18/15 - Neighbor, Carl Davis with his grandson and Mr. Lesmeister with an epic morning catch of Mackinaw from Lake Chelan. 8/18/15 - Deva Hartl of Auburn with a 15lb 11oz morning Mack.
7/20/15 - The Bates boys (Michael age 5) of Gig Harbor with their nineteen pound Mack. 7/23/15 - Yasutaka Suzuki of Seattle and Yoshi Takamoto of Issaquah with their day’s catch of Lakers.
7/25/15 - Jeff Witkowski of Warsaw, Poland with Anton Jones and Donn Vey of Manson with their Rufus’ limits.
7/11/15 - Julie Newton and the gang from Renton, WA with their evening’s catch of Lakers. 7/12/15 - Josh, Joel & Denin Hoines of Camano Island, WA with their morning’s catch of Lakers that included 12.6lb and 10.4lb fish. 7/18/15 - Our very own CFO, Sandra Jones with a nice Rufus Triploid Rainbow.
7/1/15 - Teresa Valdez of Manson with a 17lb 10 oz Laker. Second: 7/3/15 Rui Luo of Bellevue with a 20lb 15 oz Laker. Third: 7/6/15 Mike Quesada of Issaquah with an 18lb 14 oz Laker. He is pictured with his boys, Max (3) and Dylan (6). Wow!
6/24/15 - Colin Attaway (8) out fishing with his Grandfather of Tsillan Cellar fame, Bob Jankelson with a 16.6 lb Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 6/25/15 - Cathy Glenn of Covelo, CA with Stephanie Derovin of Tacoma, WA with their morning’s catch of Mackinaw. The big fish was 10.5 pounds. 6/28/15 - Russ Groth of Stanwood, WA with a 12 lb Lake Chelan Laker. He was fishing with Marvin Ayres of Everett, WA.
6/18/15 - Old grad school buddy, Nick Scotti and his buds with their evening’s catch of Manson Bay Lakers. 6/21/15 - The Sorenson's with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
6/13/15 - Mr. Ta of Seattle with a 16.4 lb Lake Chelan Laker. 6/14/15 - Chris Connell of Bellingham with Doug Connell of Manson with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Lakers. 6/7/15 - A beautiful Omak Lake Cutt just before Jeff put the net under it. (Photo courtesy of the Fitzgeralds)
6/6/15 - The Ted Gray group from Kent with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 6/4/15 - the old man with a personal best, 10.1 pound Lahontan Cutthroat trout from Omak Lake. 6/4/15 - Sometimes the bite is so hot at Omak you get 4 at a time in the net before you can release them! 6/7/15 - A couple of bucks in velvet out for a morning swim at Omak Lake!
5/23/15 - The Tobey clan, Tom and Carolyn of Manson, WA with Greg, Nicole and Ara (8) Price of Lake Forest Park, WA with their morning’s catch of Mackinaw. 5/27/15 - Our guide, Jeff Witkowski's limit of lower basin Lake Chelan Kokanee.
5/7/15 - The Graves and Graham bachelor party from 84, PA with their morning’s catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 5/9/15 - Sebastian "tiny" Romiti of Manson with Mike Wilson from the bustling metropolis of Spangle, WA holding the 3-guy limit of Wapato Lake Rainbows. 5/12/15 - Don and Jill Day of Poulsbo with their morning’s catch of Mackinaw.
4/30/15 - Jeff and Jess Rupp of McKeon, PA with Emily Sawyer of Wenatchee with their afternoon's catch of Manson Bay Mackinaw. 5/2/15 - Dick Thaden of Marysville, WA with Dave Tripp of Arlington and Josh Tripp of Seattle with their day’s catch of Lake Chelan Lakers. 4/30/15 - Jess Rupp and Emily Sawyer again saying hello to Sebastian.
4/21/15 - Sam Clark of Hirum, GA with friend Ralph Stewart of Cookeville, TN with their mornings' catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 4/22/15 Bruce and Jean Holliday of Beaverton, OR with their catch of Lake Chelan Lakers. 4/20/15 - Our own intrepid guide, Jeff Witkowski with his limit of Lake Chelan Kokanee.
4/16/15 - Jared and Juliet Murphy of Bothell, WA with kids Kellen (7), Ryan (5) and Tyler (18mo) with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 4/18/15 – Many-time customers John and Sam Arnott out to celebrate Sam's 15th birthday.
4/9/15 - Jon Jones from Burien with kids, Bernie (13), Sophie (10) and Ella (6) with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 4/10/15 - The intrepid Pepe' Hernandez's son-in-law Julio and granddaughter Yarictza with their catch of Kokanee. 4/2/15 - A shot up towards Stehekin from Flick Creek. What a wonderful part of the world we get to live and fish in!
3/17/15 - Roger Sorenson and Pepe' Hernandez of Blueberry Hills with their Kokanee and bonus Lakers. 3/24/15 - Three generations of the Munds Family from Estacada, OR with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Lakers. 3/24/15 - Mountain Goat observed along the Upper Lake Chelan Shoreline!
2/24/15 - Pepe' loves his Kokanee fresh! 3/6/15 - Dennis, Angel and Kellen Park of Kennewick, WA with their day's catch of Mackinaw and one nice Chinook. 3/7/15 - Danny Webb of Olympia with his day's catch. He needed Jeff to help hold them up.
2/7/15 - Mark Wendt of Tukwila and Wayne Kangas of Renton with their day's catch of Mackinaw from the trench. Also Pictured: 2/12/15 - Stan Johnson and John Strand of Chelan with their Lake Chelan Kokanee that was oh so "Special"...
1/13/15 - Pepe' of Blueberry Hills and Gilbert of El Porton in East Wenatchee with their day's catch of Kokanee. One of the Kokanee got a bit close to the lense... 1/19/15 - Norm and Tyler Johnson of Index, WA with their day's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 1/19/15 - One of the Johnsons again with a 24” Rainbow caught from Mill Bay while Jeff was cleaning their Mackinaw!
1/1/15 - The Salas clan of San Diego, CA with their morning's catch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw. 1/12/15 - Roger Sorenson and Pepe' Hernandez of Blueberry Hills in Manson with their limits of Lake Chelan Kokanee. 1/12/15 - The fillets off of one of our incredible Kokanee!
From Chef Bob Aungst, who fished 12/23/14: “I would like to thank Guide Jeff Whitkowski for asking me to hand craft new recipes for the incredible fish “Mackinaw”. This fish is not widely known and very difficult to catch, but well worth the effort! Feeding mostly on Mysis Shrimp, the flesh is a light to deep red color, similar to salmon. The flavor is very light and delicate, however. I will share other recipes for this incredible fish, but my first is pictured here. The seasoning, courtesy of Greta George Stewart, is salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar, squeeze of lemon and melted butter. I grilled the fish on foil and it was unbelievably tender and flavorful. If you are interested in this fish, check out Guide Jeff Whitkowski and tell him CB sent you!”
12/24/14 - Yarisbel Espinoza (9) of Manson with the first limit of Kokanee this winter. She fished with Grandfather Pepe' Hernandez. 12/23/14 – Repeat customer Randy Stewart of Ellensburg brought Chef Bob Aungst of Winter Park, FL out to work over the trench. 12/28/14 - Wayne Kettler of Arlington, WA with Doug Mitchell of Granite Falls, WA with their batch of Lake Chelan Mackinaw.
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