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    Sticky: Thanks! It was a lot of fun. Makes this old man...

    Thanks! It was a lot of fun. Makes this old man feel really old when his 19 year old son gets married. They were a beautiful couple.

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    This is a kid that just seems yesterday was fishing...
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    Sticky: Fished Monday Sept 30

    Hey guys, busy week, my son got married in our barn, which meant we spent a couple months cleaning that puppy and putting plenty of lipstick on the pig. After the wedding, took a couple friends who...
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    Sticky: Lou Mc, It can be a tough time. Can be a lot of...

    Lou Mc, It can be a tough time. Can be a lot of fun too. There are so many that it will have no effect on the fishery hatch next year to do our best to catch some.

    Thanks for the report. I'm...
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    Sticky: We stuck the downriggers just above wherever we...

    We stuck the downriggers just above wherever we saw fish on the sonar, between 40 and 75 feet for the most part. Ran Randys or Slingblades with different hoochies. Constantly looking for the right...
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    Sticky: Dropped in at Bruces today at 6 AM. Cruised on up...

    Dropped in at Bruces today at 6 AM. Cruised on up to Grandad. Wasn't planning to go that far, but the fishery biologist report kind of forced that hand. I enjoyed the trip. Always seems a lot longer...
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    Sticky: Tomorrow (sunday) I get one more trip up before...

    Tomorrow (sunday) I get one more trip up before harvest starts. I've been blessed this year with getting to go up about once a week or every other week since May. Been a great year, and like you...
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    Sticky: Probably good enough along with the sonar to get...

    Probably good enough along with the sonar to get a good idea where to drop a line. I'm going to head up sunday and see what I can do in Magnus. I figure most of the activity will be down around your...
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    I've been posting in the Dworshak thread...

    I've been posting in the Dworshak thread screenshots from the new to me Lowrance ELite 9 Ti. I am impressed!
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    Sticky: I've always heard that as the water warms the...

    I've always heard that as the water warms the kokes head deeper. I did not know the water temp they like.... I might have to get a thermometer to read temps down deeper, maybe like...
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    Sticky: Believe it or not, never heard of Super Dippin...

    Believe it or not, never heard of Super Dippin Sauce. There's a lot of stuff out there. Just bought and tried some of Graybills Koke soak. Don't really know if it is great stuff or not, I didn't...
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    Sticky: Yah. I talked to the Dworshak biologist...

    Yah. I talked to the Dworshak biologist yesterday. He said last time was late 90's, exactly as you stated. They started a new targeted fertilizer program. They've been studying which planktons they...
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    Sticky: I stuck with the plan and stayed right around the...

    I stuck with the plan and stayed right around the point at the west side of Elk Creek. There were loads of fish on the finder, especially on each side of the ridges. We tried a little of everything,...
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    Sticky: On my way in the morning.

    I have heard from other locals that Magnus Bay is the hot spot, however, I am going to scope out Elk creek and Dent before I trudge up there. I'll report back, good or bad, manana.

    Rick
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    Sticky: I've played with the different frequencies and...

    I've played with the different frequencies and never got better results than straight 83kHz. Here's a little better shot, I have sensitivity set to auto. I do play with that manually a lot, got the...
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    Sticky: I measure bite by what happened to ME recently. I...

    I measure bite by what happened to ME recently. I fished a few days ago and stayed busy the whole time reeling in fish. This trip was half as busy and I ran around looking for reasons why. I have...
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    Sticky: That's an Elite 9Ti. I got it for several reasons...

    That's an Elite 9Ti. I got it for several reasons - one, I wanted better sonar performance and had never used CHIRP. For those that don't know, CHIRP combines frequencies and rotates through them to...
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    Sticky: Not quite as good yesterday

    Dropped lines in the water nearer Dicks and headed towards Elk. Immediately got hits and fish, but then couldn't repeat. Kept moving up towards Elks, same thing, hit an area, get a few, then nothing....
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    Sticky: That's awesome! I'm going to head up in the...

    That's awesome!

    I'm going to head up in the morning again tomorrow (the 2nd). Go out of Bruce's. @Elkchaser - let me know if you can get up there too. I PM'd you about that Humminbird.

    Rick
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    Sticky: ElkChaser, Don't feel too far off the norm,...

    ElkChaser, Don't feel too far off the norm, here's where we started:

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    I have a decent deal for you as well. I replaced a 788CI HD Humminbird with charting with the new Lowrance. The...
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    Sticky: Pop gear is the trolling flashers. They can be...

    Pop gear is the trolling flashers. They can be all shapes sizes and colors. Some days, bigger or more aggressive 'bite' can sometimes mean a big difference. Ford fenders thrash the water harder than...
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    Sticky: One other thing.. speeds were higher than I would...

    One other thing.. speeds were higher than I would normally be used to. 1.6 to 1.8 at times would light up the poles. Slower, my normal being 1.2ish, didn't work. 1.4 was minimum for any action. I ran...
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    Sticky: Wednesday 26th

    Three of us hit the water at 6 AM at Bruces. Shot up to the mouth of Elk and went to fishing. Marking a lot of fish. As we got closer to shore on the south west entrance, went by a guy fishing by...
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    Sticky: No biggee. What having a bunch of others sharing...

    No biggee. What having a bunch of others sharing the forum is all about. If it didn't take as much gear as to outfit a japanese fishing trawler to fish for kokanee it would be a lot simpler to...
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    Sticky: Ones I use are called Flash Lite from Macks. Like...

    Ones I use are called Flash Lite from Macks. Like These. They also make a version that is just a pair of rotating flashers about 4-6" apart. There are times when less is more, depending on how...
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    Sticky: Welcome to the addiction. Fish are in there....

    Welcome to the addiction.

    Fish are in there. And what I have always been taught, but not often successful at, is that the fish can be caught in almost any conditions, just have to know where they...
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