June 6th 2016 The Stampede Kokanee bite has busted wide open!!!!
Today started off slow as we were on the lookout for schools. Marking a few Stampede Kokanee here and there and catching a few we continued to search in all our usual areas. Was getting disappointed because I had 5 clients on board and after 2 hours searching, we only had a couple Kokanee. Lost a few too. Started searching in some other areas and found a massive 300 yard long school. Ran through the school for 2 hours back and forth only catching a few. The rule is you don’t leave fish to go find fish so we stuck it out. Then around 10am, it was like the dinner bell rang. Doubles, triples, even a quad hookup. By 1pm, we caught 20 quality Kokanee to almost 16″. Most of them being in the 13-14″ range but fat like footballs. After 5 clients caught their limits and knowing that I was gonna be filleting fish for a while, we decided not to go for my limit. All the usual baits were not working very well which was very odd, but I was given a tip from another angler from a previous trip to try Vance’s Sockeye Slammer of which I have never used at Stampede. For all those that believe guides know everything, for todays trip, I learned a thing or two. A big thanks to Richie Hight for the hot tip. Although his location to find em was wrong! lol It sure did pay off. With all the information I give out, it sure is nice to get something in return.
Top presentations were Rocky Mountain Tackle 4.25″ dodgers trailing a small Dick Nite spoon with ProCure Garlic scented white shoepeg corn.
Trolling speed was 1.2 gps speed
Depth was 30′ to bouncing the bottom in 50′ of water or less
Capt. James Netzel
Tight Lines Guide Service
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