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bobco
07-01-2008, 04:34 PM
if you guys want to get into some fast and fun koke fishing try to make it over to Colorados Blue Mesa in mid August. Blue Mesa gets 3 mill fry each complments of the CDOW roaring Judy Hatchery. Each year they truck a few thousand directly to the lake and stock them at an area called the bay of Chickens, theese fish then return to that area in august and stack up 80-100 feet down in 200' of water, find the school and vertical jig them and have a limit of 10 fish in 30-60 minutes. Bumper boat city but most people keep it enjoyable, fish run 18-20" 3-3.5lbs. fun time had by all

Petty4life
07-01-2008, 07:09 PM
if you guys want to get into some fast and fun koke fishing try to make it over to Colorados Blue Mesa in mid August. Blue Mesa gets 3 mill fry each complments of the CDOW roaring Judy Hatchery. Each year they truck a few thousand directly to the lake and stock them at an area called the bay of Chickens, theese fish then return to that area in august and stack up 80-100 feet down in 200' of water, find the school and vertical jig them and have a limit of 10 fish in 30-60 minutes. Bumper boat city but most people keep it enjoyable, fish run 18-20" 3-3.5lbs. fun time had by all


thanks for the heads up bobthumbsupmovie

Kokehead
07-01-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm curious Bob, what do you jig with? I use buzz bombs when I jig.

bobco
07-02-2008, 01:13 AM
here a picture of my sonar, note 199' water solid fish 100-60', we jig with 3/4 oz kastmaster, chartruse stripe or orange, I kick butt tipping mine with gulp hot pink maggots, they are great for kokes....
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/IMG_0484.jpg

Kokehead
07-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Ya I'd say thats a pretty big school of kokes.

bobco
07-04-2008, 06:44 PM
ok that took 1 hour of jigging for 20 kokes now what??? http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/IMG_0485.jpg
don't come if you don't like close company :) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/IMG_0527.jpg

bobco
07-04-2008, 06:46 PM
winter time koke at Blue http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/19inch.jpg

bobco
07-04-2008, 06:49 PM
another screen shot , this is kokes right after ice out on Blue Mesa, prime for jigging, funny thing is most koke fisherman on blue wait for june to start......I even had a creel survey person tell me after looking at my 10 fish that you cannot catch them that early :) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/P1010005.jpg

Petty4life
07-04-2008, 07:42 PM
wholy cowthumbsup

AFDan52
07-04-2008, 08:28 PM
Wow bobco, those are some awesome pictures. Thanks for making us jealous. LOL

Salmonguy
08-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Alright Bobco, Ya hooked me! My bride can't go, but she gave the thumbs-up for me and the dog to head down to BM next week for a Weds-Sut stint at Elk Creek. My sights are on the Bay of Chickens. Got my buzz bombs, kastmasters, shoepeg corn, downriggers, leadcore, flashers... just about everthing short of depth charges.

This is my first year back to Boat & Koke fishing since I was a kid about a hundred years ago and so far my success has been limited. I was down at BM in June and July with just moderate success. The water was low and pretty brown both visits. I'm hoping that now that the level is up and stabalized I will have some better luck. I'll take all the pointers I can get... I'll even consider painting my boat Flo-Pink or Chartreuse if somebody tells me it willl help me bring in the Koke.

Walleyes and Roosters
08-07-2008, 04:47 PM
ok that took 1 hour of jigging for 20 kokes now what??? http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/IMG_0485.jpg
don't come if you don't like close company :) http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c238/robsch/IMG_0527.jpg

Hey - that's me in the middle. Wish they would start!
I will call ya Bob - Aron spanked them last weekend trolling

bobco
08-07-2008, 05:03 PM
Alright Bobco, Ya hooked me! My bride can't go, but she gave the thumbs-up for me and the dog to head down to BM next week for a Weds-Sut stint at Elk Creek. My sights are on the Bay of Chickens. Got my buzz bombs, kastmasters, shoepeg corn, downriggers, leadcore, flashers... just about everthing short of depth charges.

This is my first year back to Boat & Koke fishing since I was a kid about a hundred years ago and so far my success has been limited. I was down at BM in June and July with just moderate success. The water was low and pretty brown both visits. I'm hoping that now that the level is up and stabalized I will have some better luck. I'll take all the pointers I can get... I'll even consider painting my boat Flo-Pink or Chartreuse if somebody tells me it willl help me bring in the Koke.it has been slow from all reports, no fish at the Iron works yet for mass jigging, Iola trolling has been best......RMT squids have been getting the job done trolling now avalible at both Marinas on Blue Mesa