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    That is very cool! I live in WY and have never...

    That is very cool! I live in WY and have never fished Blue Mesa, but I fish Fontenelle reservoir for Kokanee a lot. It is a weird reservoir, in that the Kokanee never stratify at depth. They are...
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    I am with you Trent, the boards (except ice...

    I am with you Trent, the boards (except ice shanty) seem to get way less traffic these days. I blame facebook;)

    I would have reported that I have been killing the Kokes at Fontenelle for 5 weeks...
  3. Thread: Lucerne 6/20-23

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    It is pretty well established that Kokes are poor...

    It is pretty well established that Kokes are poor candidates for C&R, especially when the surface temperatures are warm. Add in handling the fish to measure for a tournament/derby, sounds like a bad...
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    There is no doubt that the quality of the flesh...

    There is no doubt that the quality of the flesh declines the closer the fish are to spawning, especially considering that kokanee flesh is on the tender side in the best of conditions. And there is...
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    You will be amazed how after you use a fish...

    You will be amazed how after you use a fish finder for a while, you will wonder how you ever fished without one!

    I happen to have a very nice Lowrance HDS 5 Gen 2 sitting in my garage;) This is...
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    Looks like perfect timing, we are finally going...

    Looks like perfect timing, we are finally going to get some nice weather!
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    The snowpack above Fontenelle is now 183% of...

    The snowpack above Fontenelle is now 183% of average, and will likely exceed 200% by the end of the next week of cold, wet weather in the forecast. I am by no means an expert KOK angler, but have...
  8. Thread: Gorge Ling Trip

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    I have never fished for Burbot in the Gorge, but...

    I have never fished for Burbot in the Gorge, but I know people who slay them on the Gorge until ice up. I have caught them in the Big Sandy and Boysen, they taste great. One key I have found is...
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    Too bad you had a bad interaction. Game wardens...

    Too bad you had a bad interaction. Game wardens are just like the rest of us: most are alright, some are Dicks ;)
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    Jigging is so much more fun than trolling! Just...

    Jigging is so much more fun than trolling! Just Putt around with your trolling motor (or better yet electric trolling motor with I-Pilot) and mark fish with your electronics. A 1/2-3/4 oz jig with...
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    They will need to access all livewells and the...

    They will need to access all livewells and the bilge, so you may want to pack accordingly......
  12. Thread: smallies

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    I used to fish the area on the east side of FG...

    I used to fish the area on the east side of FG near the Utah Border in early/mid June. It was great fishing for smallmouth on flies off the shore, their beds were pretty easy to spot and the fish...
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    They cannot drain the reservoir down below the...

    They cannot drain the reservoir down below the area annually because of the dam face is not lined all the way down with rip-rap. Repeated exposure could cause damage, that is why they want to draw...
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    That video was very informative! I always...

    That video was very informative! I always assumed that when you get multiple "pecks" while trolling, it is the same fish coming back and biting at the lure. To see a whole bunch of fish following...
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    Supposed to be pretty cool the next few days,...

    Supposed to be pretty cool the next few days, probably going to slow the ice-off on the Gorge and Fontenelle.....
  16. Thread: Fontenelle

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    Pretty sure there is water, but I just drive down...

    Pretty sure there is water, but I just drive down from Pinedale, I have never camped there.

    I have not fished Fontenelle since early June. It may still be fishing OK for Kokanee, it is usually...
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    nice report The smallmouth are pretty much...

    nice report

    The smallmouth are pretty much gone from WY, thanks to the burbot. The WGFD and BASS just transplanted a bunch of bass from UT to try and help them out....
  18. Thread: Fontenelle

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    No one posts here, but I have been absolutely...

    No one posts here, but I have been absolutely killing the Kokes since the end of April! Long lining spinner/squid combos for easy limits of 14"-18" fish before 9 am. Caught one last Sunday that was...
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    Those walleye grow super slow up there. A 24"...

    Those walleye grow super slow up there. A 24" walleye might be 10+ years old. When the lakes were first being fished, people regularly hauled coolers of fish home, and the fishing quickly went...
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    looks like pond out there! Got to get down to...

    looks like pond out there! Got to get down to the Gorge.

    I was on Fontenelle yesterday, it did not look like that. Cold, gray and stormy. Had a limit of 6, 2+ pound Kokes in 2 hours though!!!! ...
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    Not sure about comparisons to other baits or...

    Not sure about comparisons to other baits or scents, but I know they do like corn!

    I am pretty new to kokanee fishing, and seem to get lots of hits or quick hook ups that do not stay hooked...
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    Corn is legal in Wyoming. They tried to change...

    Corn is legal in Wyoming. They tried to change the regs last year, but it was a statute that needed approval in the legislature before the change was official (or something like that).

    The whole...
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    This topic has been discussed on the ice Shanty...

    This topic has been discussed on the ice Shanty forums, and the popular opinion seems to be no....

    Not sure why this is the case, since they are caught through the ice at other lakes. Maybe...
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    The high end saltwater and commercial units all...

    The high end saltwater and commercial units all use the chirp technology now, and it is making its way to the lower priced units. I would bet that in a few years it will be the standard for most...
  25. Thread: Corn?

    by Dorado
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    I don't know anything about Utah regulations...

    I don't know anything about Utah regulations applying to Wyoming.

    All I know is that corn is no longer illegal to use as bait in Wyoming as of January 1, and there is no reference to corn in the...
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