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Lake roosevelt kokanee
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:45:20 AM »
Ok anyone out there wanting give up all your secrets and honey holes?  Im just starting out on the kokanees, I put in at keller ferry because its close.. I have most the gear.. just wondering  about water temps and depth for down rigging

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 08:02:53 AM »
Same question I was wanting to ask.  Hopefully a few Roosevelt experts around...
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 08:19:26 AM »
I've seen quite a few guys using side planers near keller ferry because the kokes spook easy.  If you're just using downriggers make sure to let your bait get wayyy behind the boat before dropping.

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 09:52:47 AM »
If you do not have down riggers,
Just long-line (some use weighted line, I never felt the need) a one ounce banana weight, dodger or flasher string, snubber, start with long leader and shorten if you do not get bites to change the action a bit.
I have best luck with pink Power Bait maggots (never had any luck with any other color) on hook first, then a kernel or two of "white shoe-peg" corn under the maggot.
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 09:57:39 AM »
Search You Tube on this subject. Think most the videos are late winter fishing them. Shane Magnason, Fishin Magjsion, Dave Graybill, Austin Moser. Good luck!!!!!!!
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 01:36:37 PM »
Thanks guys,im bound and determined to figure this area out ,

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 09:54:37 AM »
This sight has some good info
https://www.protroll.com/kok-all-chapters

Believe it or not the single most effective technique I found to draw a strike from a Kokanee, is doing a "S" pattern while trolling. This will slightly speed up and slow down your lure. Another is if you get a hit, go to neutral and allow you rig to sink for a couple seconds. This can trigger a second strike.
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 11:53:53 PM »
I fished Roosevelt for three days back in August, didn't touch a Kokanee. Last year was crazy, been going to Roosevelt for 20 plus years and never seen the Kokanee that big.
Swilla bay was pretty hot last year, the local guide was working it hard and putting fish in the boat, head out of Keller towards the dam and it's the big bay on the right, if you go past Spring canyon campground you went to far.
  We targeted Walleye towards the end of the weekend, the great thing about Roosevelt is something is always biting, enjoy yourself, it's by far my favorite place.

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 05:57:40 AM »
That would be Swawilla Basin

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 07:23:50 AM »
I fished Roosevelt for three days back in August, didn't touch a Kokanee. Last year was crazy, been going to Roosevelt for 20 plus years and never seen the Kokanee that big.
Swilla bay was pretty hot last year, the local guide was working it hard and putting fish in the boat, head out of Keller towards the dam and it's the big bay on the right, if you go past Spring canyon campground you went to far.
  We targeted Walleye towards the end of the weekend, the great thing about Roosevelt is something is always biting, enjoy yourself, it's by far my favorite place.
i was at that bay if thats the one by the floating sani can.im really stoked about learning the area its so close.

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 04:22:42 PM »
Beautiful country over their.

Use your electronics to help find the fish and depths. White shoepeg corn soaked in tuna oil works well. On lake Merwin they like short leaders 8-10 inches behind dodgers.
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 07:00:26 PM »
Thanks i will put all the info to work

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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 07:08:06 PM »
Get on NW Kokanee Addicks on FB, lots of good people and info.

I've been watching the reports on Roosevelt Lake all summer and waiting to see if it turns out fish like it did last year, but it didn't.

Brad's Kokanee cut plugs, work great  :tup:
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 08:35:33 PM »
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Re: Lake roosevelt kokanee
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 08:38:31 PM »
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