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Thread: 2017 Arrowrock Reservoir Kokanee Fishing Report

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    Default 2017 Arrowrock Reservoir Kokanee Fishing Report

    Hoping that this years reports from Arrowrock are more positive than last year.

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    Default Hope the Kokes show up this year.

    Maybe the fish will make a comeback this year to Arrowrock. It would be good to be able to take a little pressure off of Lucky Peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauli View Post
    Maybe the fish will make a comeback this year to Arrowrock. It would be good to be able to take a little pressure off of Lucky Peak.
    they get into a 3 year cycle up there. 2 years ago it was hot, that would be the third year. last year the cycle started over, hence why it sucked. This year will be year 2. Should be alright, but it wont be spectacular till 2018
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    Default Ice on Arrowrock

    I drove up to Arrowrock reservoir on the 4th to take a look. About 6 inches of ice covering the whole reservoir and water levels dropping rapidly. Should have taken my ice fishing gear. (it is a little too sketchy for that now). Looks they are preparing for some major runoff in the next little while.

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    Has anyone tried Arrowrock yet? Thought about bringing family up this afternoon and trying it out for a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngler View Post
    Has anyone tried Arrowrock yet? Thought about bringing family up this afternoon and trying it out for a few hours.
    go check it out! last I heard, it was still frozen solid
    Home again home again, jiggety jig. Home again home again with another fat pig.

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    I went to Arrow rock this morning, no ice but tons of wood floating around and water is very muddy.

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    Default Arrow Rock May 22

    After a couple days slow fishing on Anderson, wife and I decided to try Arrow Rock Monday. We were the only boat on the water, great weather but bad fishing. Caught 1 small koke and couple squaw fish. Water is dirty, surface temp 57. Mostly fished across from boat ramp down to dam, did buzz down to south fork later in day, never put lures in the water down there but didn't mark much and it was getting late.
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    Been up camping and came down for more beer and food. Fishing is slow, even for trout and squaws. Been catching small koks that we have been throwing back. 1 15" lol yesterday morning. And 2 16" Chinook. Few trout and few squaws. Total of 15 fish in 2 days. 15 feet and orange/yellow is most productive
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    Trolled in the canoe from 2 til 8 up the Southfork of the Boise to Southfork Creek and back 3 very small kokanee on silver pop gear ad orange wedding ring. BTW wake surfers suck, they need their own reservoir, could they make a bigger wake? Had to keep turning my bow into them, oh well at least it gave my presentation action.

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    Anyone having any luck up at Arrowrock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nakinney View Post
    Anyone having any luck up at Arrowrock?
    Drove by the ramp on the way to the Middle Fork a couple of days ago, and talked to three boats pulling out. All had the same story......terrible. One boat had one koke, and that was it, other than trash fish. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak1 View Post
    Drove by the ramp on the way to the Middle Fork a couple of days ago, and talked to three boats pulling out. All had the same story......terrible. One boat had one koke, and that was it, other than trash fish. Mike
    I went ahead and fished it today. There was a LOT of wood. I fished up both the south fork and middle fork as far a I could. Caught six Pikeminnows. Talked to a couple others on the lake and at the ramp, they too were catching pikeminnows and no koks or trout.
    Grey Hewescraft Sportsman 180 with Yamahas and a black top.

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    Question Fresh REPORT?

    Has anyone fished Anderson in the last 10 days? Water temp? Clarity? Fishing success? No doubt there are too many wake board boats...oh well.

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    Default Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntlost View Post
    Has anyone fished Anderson in the last 10 days? Water temp? Clarity? Fishing success? No doubt there are too many wake board boats...oh well.
    Fished Anderson last Friday evening-Sunday. Saturday landed 41 fish, most were 12-14". Water is much clearer, you can see the sun penetrating the water. Sunday had a significant amount of floating debris, but it wasn't to hard to avoid. By far the best fishing I've had this year.

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    Default Arrowrock

    Has anybody been to Arrowrock lately.
    Just wanted to know how the road was.
    I have not been up there this year.
    Is it the typical washboard or is it worse than normal?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Has anybody been to Arrowrock lately.
    Just wanted to know how the road was.
    I have not been up there this year.
    Is it the typical washboard or is it worse than normal?

    Thanks
    Went up that way Thursday and Friday. The road didn't seem abnormally bad; just regular bad. It is always washboard except for the day of and the day after it gets graded ;-)
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    Default Fished Arrowrock yesterday

    My wife and I fished Arrowrock yesterday (Sunday) from about 10:30 to 3. Great day weather-wise! Lots of rigs parked at the ramp. We fished across from the ramp and towards the dam. Not a lot of boats there, so maybe most were up river. Caught quite a few trout and one squaw fish. Also caught 1 small Chinook. Wouldn't revive so we had to keep it . No Kokes. Fished various depths from the surface down to 40'. Used fenders and dodgers with hoochies and spinners. Also saw a couple of Bald Eagles perched next to each other in a dead tree on the opposite shore from the ramp. Very cool! Kept a couple of trout (17" and 15") that ended up having really red meat inside. Love when that happens. They were great on the BBQ last night. And that has to be the worst-maintained road, worse than the road to Deadwood! But all-in-all, another great day!

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    Have made 2 trips to Arrowrock over this past week. We've been catching a few Kokes using pink Hoochies and pink Wedding Rings and fire corn. Usually between my wife and I we end up with one limit. It seeims like the early morning is the best.....with the bite usually turning off around 11:00 AM. Been trolling at 1.2 MPH at about 15 to 20 feet. The Kokes are REALLY nice. They are around 18 inches or so. We caught a boat load of trout..... We kept a few of them and the meat cut red.....not trout like at all. They look like regular rainbows....but are really red, more like a salmon than a trout. They remind me of a Splake hybrid from a few years back. I haven't thrown one of those on the Traeger yet, but will let you know how they taste. And......It's very chilly out on the water in the early morning hours. We ended up buying a Mr. Heater "Big Buddy" heater. That thing is awesome!!! Puts out 18K BTU's. A warm wife is a happy wife.

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    Default Good fishing day at Arrowrock Res.

    Fished Arrowrock res. today (11/07) from 11:30AM to 4:15PM. Took home 8 kok from 13"-14", released 4 rainbow, lost other 5 fish when they got close to the boat. Fish was right on top on 1st hour. Copper dodger + pink squid + anise white corn. Long line 1.1/4oz sinker + 3 blades flasher + talon kokabow + herring scene white corn. After 1:00PM DR from 20' to 24'. Caught 8 kokanee by 2:00PM. We fish by the Nibbler Creek of Boise River. There were other 2 river boats they ran up to South Fork. It was cold day but with the clear vinyl back drop sure keep inside warm.
    Washboard and pot holes on the dirt road are bad. Timing on the way out was 26 minutes on 3 miles stretch from the boat ramp to pavement road.
    Good fishing day.
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    Default If you like your boat and trailer

    think twice about making a run to Arrowrock, (been here since 1973 and though my memory is not great i cant remember a time where the road was worse. I have some work to do before next spring now thanks to the road condition. We did good and actually finished the year well with a beautiful day on the water Sunday...didnt fish for Kokes much but got a couple, did really well on trout and have meat in the freezer! see you next year! if anyone was up there i have the super ugly 1973 blue tri-hull beach comber Fiberform...bought by dad in 1973 and still going!probably the best trolling layout fishing boat ever...so i will use this baby until she sinks! :) peace!

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