We went out to Hayden Lake for the fist time this year after seeing the ice was off the lake earlier this week. Had lines in the water at 3pm and trolled straight up the lake from Honeysuckle boat launch. Caught the first shiny 12 inch kokanee within 5 minutes of having the gear in the water on a chartreuse home tied hoochie behind a Shasta tackle sling blade. The other two poles in the water had pink hoochies tied on. The action was steady from that point on and we got 12 fish in the boat and lost 8 or 9. Packed up and left at 4:30. Not back for a short trip. Caught several fish on the surface but the majority came between 24-28 feet on the downrigger. I used Anise gel sent and maggots and kept the speed at 1.2 to 1.5 mph. All the fish were about 11 to 12 inches and they seemed to favor the UV pink hoochie. We did hook one very nice looking Rainbow that got off just out of the reach of the net. I guess he will be there for next time.