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Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Blitzkrieg, Aug 13, 2014.
Pierce Cty, WA. Any advice/intel?
Watch out for stumps lol. Troll for kokanee is best bet. Always limit out with wedding ring. If not getting much action change colors.
Kokanee have very soft mouths. Make sure you put a rubber snubber on your line when trolling.
Don't set the hook, just pick up the pole and start reeling.
Great candidate for a smoker.
Thanks guys.. I bought a bunch of wedding rings, do you add night crawler parts? Or? And is a treble or single hook best? I bought both..
Try everything? Everytime I've been there it seems you have to find what they want that day. Like changing the color, etc.
From what I've heard...White shoe peg corn, shrimp and/or krill oil will always be in the koke fishers arsenal. Kokanee are plankton and krill eaters from what I know.
Gal shopping at Cabelas said shrimp worked for her. I'm also bringing salmon eggs..
Kokanee school and like cold water.
Fish finder may be useful to get in their midst.
Finding the correct trolling speed is a must. Most folks troll to fast. You want a nice lazy rotation to the flashers, not a high speed blur.
Troll North/South instead of East/West, that way the flashers are producing the maximum amount of color and light intensity as the day progresses.
The flasher is an attractant. Think like a fish. It's just another Kokanee that is feeding above the fish below.
When the Kokanee below sees the flasher giving off the same colors as a real Kokanee feeding, it will rise to the commotion and being opportunistic feeders, it will strike at the bait missed by what it thinks was another fish.
I firmly believe in consulting the Solunar Tables originally conceived by John Allen Knight.
It takes into account the gravity forces between the sun and the moon.
Most people think that's it's a bunch of hokum, but it's proved it's worth to me time after time.
If you study the Solunar tables, you will notice that not only will fish start feeding at the major bite times, birds will be also be on the wing feeding.
You can look online for it, or in the Field & Stream magazine every other month.
If you get lucky and start catching some, keep hitting the same area at the same speed and direction.
Make sure you get the fish into a cooler with lots of ice, as they have real delicate flesh and are prone to bruising when warm.
I'm ready to go this week Blitz!!!
Was a great fishing trip today Blitz. Windy and the first boat (three total) but found some protected areas that held some fish so we boated a 1/2 dozen out of a dozen or so bites!!!! Enjoyed the company too (net guy)...did I mention that Steve netted all the fish without a single miss? Outstanding!!!
Yeah, but Jim caught all 6 !!! I think he bribed those scaled critters...