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12/18/2019
Downriggers
Kokanee
Corn
Pink
Cloudy
Dodger
Afternoon
41° - 45°
12/18/2019
3
2648

Decided to take a break from catching Walleye lately, so I decided to go down South this afternoon and try my luck at getting some Kokanee by myself. I didn't get on the water today until 12:00 pm. I headed South right away after launching from Seven Bays. The first hour was kind of slow with a few light hits here and there on the top 15 foot water column just running flattlines. I was marking fish on the locater between 30'-40', so I decided to give it a try with the downriggers. The bite was pretty persistent after I switched over to 33' deep, running a pink and orange dodger. I tried out some colorful trolling flies today that a customer gave me on his Walleye trip with us. He was a fly maker from WA. "Thanks, Ron! They work very well!!" I caught some nice Kokanee and Trout and lost a bunch at the back of the boat. Easy to do when your fishing Solo (my fishing buddy called in sick this morning!) From what I've seen so far from recent posted fishing reports and my own personal catches, all the Kokanee have all been wild. Where is all the clipped Kokanee? Going to be an interesting season this year. Good Luck & Great Fishing Everyone!!!



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Part-Time
12/19/2019 6:56:06 AM
Unfortunately I can identify with loosing them off the back and can't even come up with a good excuse like I was by myself. Glad you got some and thanks for the report. A week ago I was marking fish in the 30' to 40' range but never went down after them because we were doing pretty well closer to the surface. Maybe I will try that next time.
tightlines68
12/22/2019 1:54:58 PM
What are some of the best areas for kokanee in the lake?
tightlines68
12/19/2019 9:05:23 PM
Thanks for report as always. I was unaware that any kokanee were clipped? So do unclipped have to be released as with the rainbows?
weld22
12/20/2019 10:41:05 AM
No min. size. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 with intact adipose fins may be
retained.
tightlines68
12/20/2019 11:51:29 AM
Thanks man
tightlines68
12/20/2019 12:12:26 PM
You been fishing for them this fall? Any pointers on areas to target them would be much appreciated. I'm planning to come over from west side over the holidays and give it a shot.
hewesfisher
12/21/2019 8:03:53 AM
No, intact adipose release is rainbow only. The koke info Weld22 posted is correct, however, the odds of catching a fin-clipped koke are close to zero.
tightlines68
12/22/2019 8:59:37 AM
Where are the best spots to target them. Probably be launching at spring canyon. Is that area good or the keller ferry area?
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