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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #90 on: December 23, 2019, 05:04:13 PM »

Marked out a 'reasonable' route on Onx.  Looks like .9 mile scramble would do it.  If fishing is that good, and I could pickup a couple of fat tire/wheel combo to throw together a decent canoe cart, I'd be up to the challenge with a strong partner or two.  Canoe, Optimum gel cell battery, trolling motor, beverages, and fishing gear shouldn't go much over 350 pounds.  What's the closest camping?




Not sure if anyone can speak for the fishing since it has been non-accessable for over 8 years. But since the WDFW plants more Kokanee in this lake than the other lakes I suspect it would be good. The Bass should be stellar. (They used to be)

But it would maybe benefit you to instead of trying to get on this until they resolve it. Just over the hill from you is Curlew that also has Kokanee, Tiger Muskies, and Bass. If you like perch last year they were going just short of 13 inches thru the hard water. You also can drive to the lake and launch and there are places to camp. Another plus to Curlew is the time your going to be fishing it you won't be wandering around the sage brush looking for rattler snakes on your way in.

Might have to resurrect that option.  Got some good memories spending time on Curlew Lake years ago.  Had an old wooden runabout that I restored.  Mainly fished the south end.  Had to replace the shear pin one trip while navigating thru the narrow pass into the main lake.  Don't know that we ever targeted the kokes?
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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #91 on: January 04, 2024, 06:53:01 AM »
Looks like we may finally get a public boat launch at Chapman Lake.  Saw this on the local news this morning.  It's about time.
https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/board-natural-resources-approves-transfer-chapman-lake-lands-department-fish-and-wildlife

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #92 on: January 04, 2024, 07:16:29 AM »
I think it will still be several years before it is accessible. There will be environmental impact studies and the effect of pushing a road into the lake. Then developing the launch and the gate to restrict the access during whatever time frame they choose, but I do hope they are successful in the venture.

They still plant a 1k fry in chapman ever year and have continued to since the access was shutoff when they closed Ole's.

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Re: Chapman lake Kokes Revised
« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2024, 07:27:27 AM »
It'll definitely take a few years but it's a step in the right direction.  It's going be the end of the shooting pit, probably for the better though from how folks treat it.   I haven't hiked in in a couple years but will be back in there this year for sure.  The roads are already there for the most part, they just need some improvement. Developing the launch will be something though.  The best access to the lake edge in that area will need some work.

 


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