Entries by James Netzel

6/18/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing When we arrived at the ramp this morning we found that the water had dropped and one truck was stuck in the mud and another truck was waiting in line. I pulled the one truck out without a problem. The next truck launched and I also had to pull him out. Until […]

6/17/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing Today, we were at Stampede Kokanee Fishing. We ran three trips and took a bunch of Kokanee and a nice Rainbow off the lake. We caught Kokanee from 16 to 72 feet deep. The fish were scattered, not stacked like some of the previous trips. We caught them on almost everything we put […]

6/15/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing Stampede Kokanee Fishing continues to be fantastic. We’ve set up camp and been fishing Stampede for the last few days. The bite has been the best I’ve seen it in years.  The fish are starting to school but it seems like no matter where you go the Lowrance screen is loaded with […]

6/11/14 Stampede Kokanee Fishing

Stampede Kokanee Fishing Captain Rick Kennedy has been on Stampede Kokanee Fishing the last couple days. What an outstanding Kokanee bite. The Kokanee bite was as aggressive as I think I’ve ever seen it. The fish were stacked in some spots like I haven’t seen in years. The last time I remember schools of Kokanee […]

6/1/14 Donner Lake

Donner Lake, we launched at 5:15 AM and spent the first hour fishing the top 25′ of water for Mackinaw. With no action we switched over to Kokanee. Overall, it was a great bite. We landed limits for our two clients and lost well over 15 others. Not sure why but they just wouldn’t stay […]

5/28/14 Donner Lake Kokanee

Donner Lake KokaneeWe started at 6:00 AM and headed over by the Loch Leven Lodge where we found some good schools of Kokanee on Sunday. They were gone! We searched that area and only marked a few fish. The wind was already starting to blow. We went ahead and dropped the rigs down to 35′ […]

5/27/14 Lake Oroville Fishing

A tough day on Lake Oroville Fishing today! We started in the North Fork and landed and released three bass. After another hour we finally landed a nice King Salmon in the same general area. We continued to work that stretch of the North Fork without another touch. We also fished Bidwell Point, the area […]

5/26/14 Stampede Kokanee

We hit the water in search of Stampede Kokanee at 6:00 AM and started just off the rock pile. We marked very few Kokanee in that area. We worked our way towards the Island until we found a couple nice schools of Kokanee. We started off working the deeper Kokanee (45′ to 60′) without a […]

5/25/14 Donner Lake Kokanee

I had the day open and needed to check out Donner Lake Kokanee  for the first time this year. I took two of my granddaughters Brooke and Charlotte along. We launched a little after 6:00 AM. I went straight across the lake and started trolling. I wasn’t marking any fish as we worked our way […]

5/24/14 Lake Oroville Fishing

Today, we are at Lake Oroville Fishing. We launched at 6:00 AM and started working the area around the dam and spillway. After about an hour with no action we headed up the North Fork arm. We dropped in and went for another hour before we got our first hit. We continued to work this […]