Mia, Tyler, and Annika Howell and proud father and grandfather fished Stampede Reservoir today for 13 fat Kokanee to 16″. Had the opportunity for boat limits but, as many know, these feisty fish are sometimes a challenge getting into the net. We marked and caught fish everwhere we fished but did best staying close to boat ramp. We watched as boat after boat launched and drove right over the school of fish that we were fishing on to go searching out a school in their favorite spots. Well, this year is different from normal years. The Kokanee are hanging out where they should have been a month ago and are not eager to move.
Double glow Rocky Mountain Tackle pink plankton was top getter behind a pink-n-purple 4.25″RMT dodger with ProCure’s Kokanee Special flavored shoe peg corn. Also caught em on orange RGT’s and small Dick Nite spoons. Caught em 20′-45′ down but 25′ was best depth.
It was a beautiful day today at Stampede, maybe hitting the high 7o’s while those in the valley were sweltering in 100 degree heat.