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Riffe Lake Report
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04/09/2016
Trolling
Salmon
Corn
Mostly Sunny
Squid Rings
Morning
04/09/2016
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Good day at the east end of Riffe lake this morning. Tried trolling a squid and spoons on the down rigger..all while my brother was killing the kokes long lining a fire tiger crocodile. After I got the hint I started trolling a perch pattern croc and caught up quickly with a few fish. After a while I finally hit one off the down rigger at 17 feet. Then hit another on the down rigger, but this one was a bit bigger. Turned out to be a clipped rainbow. Finished the day with a boat limit and a nice sunburn.


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Hunter757
4/9/2016 7:46:00 PM
Well done, good looking fish.
Hunter757
4/9/2016 8:35:00 PM
What part of the lake were you fishing? That is one long lake to cover and try and find fish in one day....lol. thank you.
Big Smooth
4/9/2016 9:17:00 PM
East end in around 10 to 40 feet of water. Actually hit my final two in less then 10 feet.
fishtremble
4/9/2016 11:23:00 PM
Thanks for the report. There are no Kokanee in Riffe Lake though. There are Silvers or Landlocked Coho.
strikezone
4/9/2016 11:38:00 PM
What is the average length of the cohos up there/ Thanks
Big Smooth
4/10/2016 6:54:00 AM
Yes, Landlocked cohos. I guess I had Kokanee on the brain while writing this report. All the silvers were 12-14.
Mike Carey
4/10/2016 12:55:00 PM
How was the gut parasite situation?
Big Smooth
4/10/2016 2:52:00 PM
I was curious what the extra insides were. Did not seem to be in the meat at all. Just put em in the smoker a few minutes ago.
I never cleaned a fish with this issue before.
LandLockedFisherman
4/10/2016 8:07:00 PM
How was the water level of the lake? I want to bring the wife up and try our luck, wondering if I need to bring the bobbers or if we can fish up by the bridge.
Big Smooth
4/10/2016 9:33:00 PM
Pretty low.. You can google water levels. I want to say it was 758.. With 770 being full. Something like that.
Krapmit
4/11/2016 10:29:00 AM
12-14" .....What a bummer!!! The majority of the coho's in this lake go on a 3-year cycle. One year they're 12-14, the next year they're 14-16, then the following year the majority of the fish are 16-18"...

Last year, the avg coho I caught was 17"......like 45 of 50 fish through out the year were 17". SOUNDS LIKE THIS YEAR THEY'RE ALL GOING TO BE SMALL.
Big Smooth
4/11/2016 12:14:00 PM
Since I have a few knowledgable ears. What is with the clipped rainbow I caught? Was this meant to be released in the rivers, but was unable due to the lawsuit?
D_rocc
4/13/2016 6:15:00 PM
Just curious....what is a croc? Wait.....I mean the croc you used to catch fish...lol. And did you still tip it with corn?
Big Smooth
4/13/2016 8:39:00 PM
Lure Jensen krocodile spoon
D_rocc
4/14/2016 2:31:00 PM
Thanks! Did you use corn on that too? I may have to add something like that to my arsenal. And I read something before about there possibly being steelhead in there but I don't remember why. I'll try to research that again.
Mr Fitten
5/11/2016 11:21:00 AM
Look like silvers to me but good looking fish.
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