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2016 Kokanee fishing thread

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Caveman Jim, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Post em up & don't be shy....
    Saturday I had a last minute open seat for Father's Day, I texted around my contacts and finally got a bite. I'd met Jim through a recent C/L sale & found out he was on a fishing forum that I frequented (no not cryfish this time).

    We hit Summit lake at 8 am till1 pm with a total catch of 5 Kokes & 2 nice rainbow (nice fat fish) & released 4 (longline) smaller trout.. Was a good day, no one lost any digits nor died.....
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  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    " no one lost any digits nor died....."

    WHAT did you use for bait then:D:D:D
     
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  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I didn't mention shoes but the bait starts with them, scented with tuna oil, shrimp oil (the top choices) & anise.;)
    I like short leaders on my hoochies to give them that enticing action...:p
     
  4. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Aren't those the same fish we caught last year.?

    LOL

    :s0111:
    Sorry couldn't resist!!! Nice catch Jim!
    Stacy
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    No my boy, there were twice as many fish in the pic back then.... lol
    I show my fish almost the same way for sharing but I do shake it up sometimes.:p

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  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Another day at Summit Lake (or should I say a few hours) started at 8:45 & caugh the last one at 10:50 and released 5 small trout.
    Before I could get the 2nd DR set the first one popped off!!!!
    Koke #1 is in the ice bath.... 5 minutes later after I reset both DR's another nice fat Koke get the chilly bath then nothing for a half hour.

    Pic #2) I was watching like a hawk and noticed something peculiar on the Starboard rigger. I popped the line off & reeled in but no fish, huh, so I retrieve the DR ball & low & behold there is a 13" koke tangled in the Ford fender gang troll that's attached to it. It had a leader that broke off from some unlucky fishermans line..... Good Lawdy, I sho be lucky sometimes...
    I normally don't keep trout but when they really hook themselves good I hate to waste em....

    Taking a member from here out tomorrow morning. Will report back.

    Pic #3) If I could teach my lab how to drive & fetch the truck I'd be in heaven.

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  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I can't help it, I'm ADDICTED!!!!!!
    A great day of conversations & fishing (once we tracked em down) with Slobray!!!

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  8. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    One of the best days I've had in while. It was great to learn new fishing technics and talking with a like minded individual.

    Thank you, @Caveman Jim


    Ray
     
  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Your quite welcome Ray.:cool:
     
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  10. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not sure what parasites these are on a few Kokes that we caught....
    Anyone know? I'm thinking like sea lice on salmon & steelhead?

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  11. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    yep that's sea lice kok's do get em, safe to eat the fish
     
  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I had someone on another board refer to them as copepods. WDFW says they have been there or years & the fish are ok to eat but this guy was friggin sickly, soft flesh & underweight I didn't keep him.
     
  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    On another note I was down to my last can of shoe peg corn the last time out. I had pulled the boat out & was getting things ready to depart when a young man with his 2 sons pulled in to launch. A little small talk ensued & he mentioned all he had was wigglers & asked where the Kokanee were and how deep. I proceeded to explain & said you'll need this to catch em & gave him all my scented corn & tuna mentioning if the kids get hungry they could eat the rest of the tuna.... lol;)
     
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  14. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    LOL........damn guys, I thought this was a beer thread! I love Kokanee beer. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Never tried that beer since I quit drinking beer years ago.
    And being this is a fishing thread, please try and keep up. :D:D:p
     
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  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well since I'm the only active fisherman here I'll keep the reports coming.
    I'll be waking around 2 am then driving 2+ hours to Lake Merwin to join a new fishing friend (he took an open seat in May) to chase some more kokanee.
     
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  17. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good luck.


    Ray
     
  18. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Pics to follow after a nap at the rest Toutle area... I'm dog tired....

    Well the total was 7 Kokes & 2 good sized trout. Dog tired....

    The largest koke cut blood red, that's gonna taste so good tomorrow night.... 20160713_191939_001.jpg
     
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  19. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Elma, WA Well-Known Member

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    Very nice filet job on the fish! Also a nice batch of fish!
     
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  20. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, I don't even gut em just cut off their heads & fillet em whole. Gonna try to smoke some this way.
    I have plenty & if I don't eat it all I can't go fishing so I like to share....:)
     
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