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Yale lake kokanee

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by oknow, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Got out to yale lake yesterday. had a slow start adjusting a new release for the down rigger, but after it was adjusted things went great.
    started out about 7 am and had 9 on board by 11, the fun boats were just starting to show up as we were leaving. we lost as many as we boated if not more. weather was perfect about 68* overcast some times a slight breeze and best of all we only had to put up with a couple waves from just one boat.
    all in all you could not want a better trip especially with a great friend to talk with.
    they were not real big from 9 to 12 in. but they fit just right in the pan and tasted great.it looked like this at 10:30
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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice catch. Good lookin rig ya got too!
     
  3. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    It gets me there and back.
     
  4. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Don't tell people about Yale it sucks up there :D Waves all the time not a good place :rolleyes:

    I have not fished up there in years but still camp and use it for just floating as it is a great lake.

    Good catch by the way ;)
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Great outings with good friends are priceless!!!!;)
    I have fished Merwin but not Yale because I have no idea where to start there.o_O
     
  6. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Nice catch ! :s0071:Are Kokanee a landlocked or lakelocked Salmon ? Do they taste like Trout or Salmon ? I caught some many years ago and my Brain and my Tongue can't remember. :s0076: They look like a good Smoker type fish.:s0150:
     
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  7. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yes on the landlocked part. As for taste I could not tell you....

    I gave up salmon years ago :eek: I got tired of it as a kid as we had a bunch of it..... I would use a salmon steak for crawdad bait.......
     
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  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    start just outside the no wake zone and follow your nose.
     
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  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    But from what no wake zone......there are a few on Yale :D
     
  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    they are salmon just a smaller size because of the food availability.
     
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  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: OMG!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D
    I have yet to loose my apatite for salmon or steelhead after 20+ years but this Caveman loves him some beer batter deep fried HALIBUT!!!!!:p:p:p
     
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  12. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I started by the dam but found them all across the lake
     
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  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sorry, no help there oknow, got plugged up sinuse:eek:.... Your gonna have to show me......:D:D:D
     
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  14. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah I could go for some white meat those Halibut are tasty critters :D

    I just got burned out as a kid. We would go fishing every night when I got home from school when the run was in. Hell biggest one I grabbed was a 34lb chinook on the Washougal....
     
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  15. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    halibut and salmon two different animals and like them both:s0133:
     
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  16. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    let me know when :s0151:
     
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  17. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I grew up in the South and fished for panfish, crappie & catfish, hated bass.....o_O
     
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  18. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Ah ok so Caveman turn the other way next time... Saddle dam is just across the street form where you went.

    My wife was up there today riding horses and she said it was dead.....only about 3 trailers in the parking lot....
     
  19. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I only eat Smoked Salmon and any other way just tastes nasty. :s0002:Friend of mine made some Apple-Cherry wood smoked Trout and it was better than smoked Salmon.:s0092: :s0165:
     
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  20. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    if anyone goes out there and finds a red cannonball with a chamberlan release I lost mine when the braided line broke.