Today we went to an undisclosed lake in the eastern sierra’s for some Kokanee fishing. I say undisclosed due to its small size and no plants. The lake is self sustaining.
Clients did not wanna get up at the crack of dawn so I went out early and caught 3 nice Kokanee before they arrived. Lost 2 fish also. Not bad for trolling with just 2 rods and netting them myself. I was stoked before my clients arrived. My clients arrived at 6am and we were fishing by 6:10 after filling out the required captains log. As I was explaining that if we lose 50% of the fish we hook today, we are doing good, we hooked up and lost it. Then lost another one. And another one. Not long after, we boated our first fish. A fat 14″ Kokanee.
By 9am, I believe we had 2 limits in the box then we had a quiet spell for about a half an hour. All this time I was marking waypoints of the schools of fish I was marking and we had a pretty good circle of waypoints and made my way through em. It was like a light switch turned on. From 9:30 on, we netted 15 fat Kokanee and lost another dozen and we had a boat limit of 25 fish before 11am. 3 times, we didn’t even have a line in the water because I could not get the lines out quick enough before we hooked another fish. We were putting on a show for the other 3 boats out there fishing and left them scratching their heads.
Back to the ramp for some pictures and fish cleaned by a little after noon, and while the valley was sweltering in 100 degree temps, it might have reached 80 degrees here. Oh, how I love the high country in the summertime!!!
Top lure today was a pink Radical Glow Tube behind a Rocky Mountain Tackle Pink n Purple 4.25″ dodger with either ProCure’s Kokanee Special or Garlic scented shoe peg corn. Depth was 20′-40′ and target depth of water was 40′-60′. Trolling speed was 1mph GPS speed.