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Where’s the Koke heads?
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:52:50 AM »
Pop gear or flashers? Here’s the kinds I’ve bought I got an assortment in each kind. Quarter for size reference. Any kind youv had specific better luck on?

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 12:17:05 PM »
2nd from the right in bottom pic :tup:

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 12:28:43 PM »
Pro tip# 4896709  :chuckle:
Using a very light action rod imparts a ton of additional action on your presentation.
I don't know the reason but It makes a huge difference.
I have an old yellow eagle claw ultra light spinning rod I use. It will catch 4 times the amount of kokes that all the other rods in the boat will. It's such an amazing Koke rod that I have retired it only to be used as a trolling koke rod.
A secondary benefit is the limber rod helps avoid the fish pulling out the hook when they decide to freak out at the boat. Hooks more fish and lands more fish.
Pro tip # 13424548  :chuckle:
Use a setup with dual hooks. I love the double wammy wedding rings. That second hook makes all the difference on a take down vs a hook up.

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 12:31:43 PM »
I didn't even answer your question. Dodger 100% of the time.
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Flashers and Dodgers are not the same but look very similar.  They impart a completely different action to your presentation.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 02:07:32 PM »
Eagle claw actually remakes those now sportco $19 the “ Kokanee “ series!

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 02:39:58 PM »
A lake troll most times followed by a Kokanee Killer lure. I change the lure color depending on what’s hitting, but they all include pink to some degree.

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 07:47:40 PM »
A lake troll most times followed by a Kokanee Killer lure. I change the lure color depending on what’s hitting, but they all include pink to some degree.
yep seems to be green early then red and orange, pink after the sun comes up and they go deep

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 11:02:23 AM »
A lake troll most times followed by a Kokanee Killer lure. I change the lure color depending on what’s hitting, but they all include pink to some degree.
yep seems to be green early then red and orange, pink after the sun comes up and they go deep

I have never had to fish deep for Kokanee in Washington. I use a 1 oz banana sinker and adjust by pulls as needed. At Dworshak reservoir in Idaho we would use weighted line on occasion with the 1 oz weight. Never had to in Washington lakes. I use to swear by downriggers for Kokanee as well. After a couple of seasons checking my logs, I removed my downriggers when we saw no increase in catch/keep rate of Kokes.
I also found a minnow bladed flasher string followed by lure, was more productive then flashers in a few Washington lakes. But like all things Kokanee, that can change in a flash. One minute the rod with the Minnow blades is catching, the next the solo Double Whammy is catching.
The biggest difference I saw in keep rate was using a snubber and always, always switch out all hooks to Gamakatsu.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 01:53:49 PM »
I'm a dodger guy,  followed by either KCP, Frank's Fly,  hoochie with wiggle head  :tup:

I do have to admit, the RM plankton are amassing too.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 02:14:27 PM »
I like sling blades. Put a little bend in them. Followed by a crappie jig or hand tied flies. Much cheaper than hoochies.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 07:39:12 AM »
Blades and fast limit dodgers I use the most. Brads mini cut plug work as well.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 12:13:54 PM »
 First outing of the year produced 2 nice limits on green dodgers and green hoochie with spinner.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 12:15:47 PM »
Nice haul. Where at?

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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 12:45:21 PM »
 Samish. They are getting bigger.
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Re: Where’s the Koke heads?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 01:26:52 PM »
Nice!!

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