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Kokanee Reports
« on: February 18, 2021, 01:40:51 PM »
I know there a few avid kokanee addicts on this forum. I bought a boat (16ft Lowe) this past summer and have been spending the fall and winter getting things sorted. Excited to get out on Samish, Cavanaugh, Stevens, etc. Starting a thread for reports for when it starts to heat up. Feel free to share pictures, rigs, depths, lakes, and anything else you want to. I just figured it would be fun to see the different size and quantity coming from different bodies of water this spring and summer, as it seems to be a cyclical process in every lake.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 01:51:31 PM »
 :tup:

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 06:07:08 PM »
After reading the threads from last year Iím spooling up for Kokeís as well. Picking a Daiwa Lexa this weekend to finish up my rod and reel set up.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 06:35:06 PM »
Iíll be chasing kokanee this year!
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 08:22:08 PM »
I gotta wait for the wind to die down more since I fish from my yak.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 08:38:10 PM »
#Ineedaboat

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Kokes were my favorite fishery as kid.  I used to knock em dead in the local haunt.  Good luck this year fellas

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 10:57:31 PM »
It's our shakedown fishery, Stevens is the first time our boat floats for the year and pretty fun.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 06:14:28 AM »
Wish I had taken a picture of a dandy from a few weeks back. 21"  :yike: but that's Roosevelt
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 07:47:02 AM »
Take a look at Kokanee Junkies on facebook, they're pretty good at sharing info and, as the name implies, very intense kokanee fishermen.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 09:33:49 AM »
Lake Roosevelt Kokehead myself.  Can't get enough of them.  Best part is its a year round fishery. 
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2021, 09:40:11 AM »
Wish I had taken a picture of a dandy from a few weeks back. 21"  :yike: but that's Roosevelt

Whoa, that would be fun on a koke rod for sure.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2021, 02:54:49 PM »
Looking forward to trying these again.  I never had much luck catching them but it sure is fun trying.




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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2021, 09:51:14 AM »
Fished Lake Samish for from 9am - 2:30 pm on Saturday. C&R'd one 10" kokanee. Marking lots of fish at the north end down near the Thermocline @ 90' but no takers. Water is still cold. Talked to some guys that have been hitting it every weekend for a month and they said they pick up a couple a day but its not hot yet.

Boat ran well once it got started with the old fuel in the carb that I left in all winter :/
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 02:46:28 PM »
Good luck, post up a report when you get back, i've been thinking about making a run over there.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2021, 05:55:28 PM »
Sprague lake koke :chuckle:

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2021, 07:54:38 PM »
Wow...


Picked up two in a couple hours on Stevens Saturday. Both were pretty small and got released.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2021, 08:01:39 PM »
Nice .....been seeing boats out.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2021, 02:40:04 PM »
 Samish is still slow to dead. Last year it looks like Stevens was putting out some fish at this time. Need some warmer weather.
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2021, 03:01:37 PM »
Lots of boats on Stevens this am...any reports?

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2021, 09:31:01 AM »
Limits are being had on stevens last couple weeks.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 10:36:09 AM »
Limits are being had on stevens last couple weeks.
What's the size of them?
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2021, 11:16:30 AM »
Went out on Stevens for a couple hours Saturday AM. Picked up a couple, again, very small. I am relatively new to this fishery but I have never seen so many fish jumping. I literally had one jump and hit the side of my boat. Hundreds of fish on the surface. All seemed to be on the small side.

Most boats I talked to had gotten a couple. One had a handful, everyone was saying they were small.

sled, got any wisdom to share?

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2021, 11:23:44 AM »
The Stevens kokes never get that big compared with some of the other lakes.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2021, 01:34:45 PM »
The Stevens kokes never get that big compared with some of the other lakes.

I have heard that but this year seems to be much smaller than last. I haven't gotten one that is in the double digits for length this year.

Last year my average fish was like 11 or so. Biggest was 17. My main line snapped trying to release from the rigger. cranked up the ball and the line was still in the release. Handlined the fish in over the stern and nearly fell overboard when I saw it. 

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2021, 01:40:28 PM »
Whoa, 17" from Stevens is a toad for sure.

I caught probably about 30 or so last year and only remember one or two a bit bigger than the stocker trout size.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »
Went out on Samish friday. After 4 hrs of fishing we had 16 kokanee in the boat and had missed or lost that many as well. Pretty small fish 8"-13", though they seemed bigger a bit deeper.
Hope to get back out there soon.
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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2021, 04:37:30 PM »
Yale two weeks ago started at eight, limited about 1:00 but noticed most boats heading in around 11:00.  Small fish.

Last week started at 7:00, windy, almost white capping.  By 9:00 had five, wind died off to tabletop & only caught one more in three hrs.  Tried deeper, tried longer line, tried different lures, altered trolling speed, nothing worked.

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Re: Kokanee Reports
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2021, 07:06:12 PM »
Yale - Started today 7:30, limited shortly after noon.  Would have been much earlier if I could have kept them on.  Most boats heading in around 11:00. 

 


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