6/13/16 Stampede Kokanee
Today started off very foggy to where I used the radar to see so I would not run into the other boats out on the lake today. During the foggy morning, the Kokanee bite came very quickly and we had a nice 14″ Kokanee before I was able to get all the rods fishing. Within the first half hour, we boated 3 Kokanee and lost 2 others. Then I made a bonehead decision and wanted to check out the area that was hot last week. The rule is, don’t leave fish to go find fish. Wasted a half an hour going to check the area out as we did not get a bite or see very many Kokanee. We returned to where we first started catching fish and soon boated 2 more fat Kokanee where we saw another boater who said he heard my report over the weekend and wanted to try his luck. I asked him what he was using and he said hoochies. Guess he did not listen to the whole report because the hot bait has not been hoochies.
We covered the area in front of Jay’s cove pretty well and continued to catch fish. We were up to 8 Kokanee by the time the fog burnt off, then the bite really slowed down. My client asked me how long are we gonna stay fishing. I answered saying “till you can talk me into going home”. lol He said another half hour and he’s good. Well, I guess the fish did not hear that because the next half hour we boated 4 more fish, released 2 or the smaller ones and put on ice 2 nice fat 14″ Kokanee. Reeled in all the rods, cleaned the fish, and we were off the water by 11am. Right about the time forcasted for the winds to really pick up.
Top set-up was 4.25″ Rocky Mountain Tackle dodgers in Pink-n-Purple trailing a small Dick Nite spoon with ProCure Kokanee Special shoe peg corn
Trolling speed between 1.0-1.2 gps speed
Target depth was between 30-40′ deep
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