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Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Toni » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:53 am

I was wondering if anyone fished for kokanee in these Washington lakes this year: Meridian in King County;
Clear Lake, Pierce county; Summit and Ward lakes in Thurston County?
How was your catching of kokanee?
If caught, how big were they?

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He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Sideburns » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:28 pm

6-8 trips to meridian this year for me, targeting kokes. I lost one at the boat, and released a 6 inch kokanee.... thats it.
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Larry3215 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:42 pm

I have done zero koke fishing this year, but I have read a bunch of good reports from Merwin and a few from Yale.

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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Toni » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:16 pm

Larry3215 wrote:I have done zero koke fishing this year, but I have read a bunch of good reports from Merwin and a few from Yale.
And Lake Stevens as well as eastern Washington. That is why I was asking about Meridian in King County; Clear Lake, Pierce county; Summit and Ward lakes in Thurston County.
These had larger than the "norm" and now nothing. Even Alder is not producing as well
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Hunter757 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 am

I have not done much koke fishing at all this year. Did do Summit a few times no kokes at all. I did hear that American had a few this year but nothing like years past. A very dry year for kokes lets hope that next years fish are still in the lakes? Time will tell.
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Racer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:35 am

Only got out a few times to Clear Lake and American this year. I did not do very good with kokes but did catch alot of rainbow. I threw everything in the box at them. Seemed pretty slow for them.

The best I did for kokes was when I was fishing Baker Lake for sockeye. We caught atleast 10 up there.

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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Sideburns » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 pm

Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Toni » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:31 am

Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?
That was an interesting thought. I went and looked for 2014 and 2015 and of the lakes that I asked about all were from Lakewood hatchery. Except 2015 where Eells springs hatchery was used for Summit Lake June 27 plant.

Has anyone ever fished for kokanee in King county on Langlois or Beaver Lake?
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Mike Carey » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:26 am

Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?
second that. We went out this year to do a kokanee video and it ended up being a trout video, LOL.
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Sideburns » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:30 pm

Toni wrote:
Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?
That was an interesting thought. I went and looked for 2014 and 2015 and of the lakes that I asked about all were from Lakewood hatchery. Except 2015 where Eells springs hatchery was used for Summit Lake June 27 plant.

Has anyone ever fished for kokanee in King county on Langlois or Beaver Lake?
Where did you find this info?
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Toni » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 pm

In an excel spread sheet that is on my computer. I bugged a biologist so much with questions he sent 10 years of information in a spread sheet.
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Sideburns » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:40 pm

I remember reading about other northwest lake's kokanee hatcheries having problems after the heat wave a couple years ago. i think the hatchery product and local ecosystems are still recovering from that event. I invested a LOT of money in two boats worth of kokanee setups after the 2014 & 2015 seasons, I'm still recovering from the last two year's disappointment!
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Re: Kokanee fishing this year

Post by Bodofish » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm

Toni wrote:
Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?
That was an interesting thought. I went and looked for 2014 and 2015 and of the lakes that I asked about all were from Lakewood hatchery. Except 2015 where Eells springs hatchery was used for Summit Lake June 27 plant.

Has anyone ever fished for kokanee in King county on Langlois or Beaver Lake?
I've never seen a Koke in Langlois and I've fished it a lot. No one will be getting a motor boat in there. Big logs across the launch. Little boats when the water is high and electric motors only.
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