I grew up fishing for koke's at the Gorge in the late 80's and early 90's with my dad. He was notorious for being one of the most competent koke guy's out there. Together we won dozens of tournements including his company sponsored tournemnets as well as the Buckboard classic. Looking back at how little the lake was fished at the time for koke's and how large the emphasis was on lake trout. It's truely amazing to me how popular the Gorge has come to be for this unique fishery. I think the extra attention has attributade to the conservation of the species and in the long run will benefit everyone. I'm thankful to have such a wonderful fishery in my own backyard and, myself have missed the state record by ounces. I hope this post doesn't come across as self absorbed, rather more of my reflection of my fond memories and enthusiasm for the sport. It's nice to see the tourism that this amazing fishery brings to the state of WY & UT and for that I tip my cap.