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    Sticky: I don't know who the biologist is any longer,...

    I don't know who the biologist is any longer, however the IDFG office in Lewiston is where I got information a few years back. They had full reports available back then on what was being done to...
  2. Thread: Payette Lake

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    One more time

    Interesting day on Payette today. Took my all day to limit out. First 15 minutes, long before sunrise, had my 2 poles doubling up twice. By myself and I only landed 2. Then it was hard work the rest...
  3. Thread: Payette Lake

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    excellent!

    Fished Payette mornings of August 24 and 25. The two of us caught 8 the first day and 9 the second. We went out early, had to wait for the gate to be opened at 630 at Ponderosa. Followed a local boat...
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    35' to 45'. I tried deeper as was marking fish...

    35' to 45'. I tried deeper as was marking fish at time down to 75', but was not catching many below 45'.
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    Been an interesting couple weeks of fishing. 2...

    Been an interesting couple weeks of fishing. 2 weeks ago caught about 30 fish at Dicks. many of the fish we caught were already changing - noses getting blunt and a blush to them.

    Last week hHit...
  6. Thread: Payette Lake

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    Ouch! Not leaving many choices from up here...

    Ouch!

    Not leaving many choices from up here north of Payette and south of Dworshak.
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    I fished Payette a lot 12-15 years ago. Not much...

    I fished Payette a lot 12-15 years ago. Not much but lake trout and rainbows back then. Never saw a koke. Looking forward to figuring out the lake again as relates to kokanee. I figure the couple...
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    after the storm

    Wife and I launched at Bruces monday 5/22 at 6am. I figured turnover just happened and anywhere was as good as anywhere else. - surface temps were an unbelievable 70 - So dropped lines in and...
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    I think we can come close to sticking a fork in...

    I think we can come close to sticking a fork in this season.

    We put in at 7AM at Bruces. Ran to Reeds and tried up the creek a little, nothing but a couple little ones, so kept going to Grandad....
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    Sands, My list is long with lots of stuff. I...

    Sands,

    My list is long with lots of stuff. I have always said it takes as much gear to fish for Kokanee as it does to outfit a Japanese fishing trawler. If you are going to get addicted, start...
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    Absolutely loved seeing a young family spending...

    Absolutely loved seeing a young family spending their day on the water. And what a beautiful boat! It was great seeing and waving to Sands as we both fished Cranberry. In just two weeks the fishery...
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    I'll be cruising by. Holler at us! 10012

    I'll be cruising by. Holler at us!

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    Well, on Thursday I am going to start at...

    Well, on Thursday I am going to start at Cranberry and maybe end up at Reeds Creek. Not much else to tell you. It gets hot, the fish go deeper. My last trip was a tough go.
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    Funny couple weeks

    I went out last friday and this morning, Friday the 14th. Last week started along the shore between Dicks and Elk and ended at the east side of Elk River mouth. Fishing was decent. And the fish are...
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    Right now, go to Dent Acres Campground and fish...

    Right now, go to Dent Acres Campground and fish under the bridge.
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    Still great fishing

    Went out today, Friday July 24. I didn't think the koke would be traveling far up lake after they were so plentiful mid lake and dam end last week. So I went back to Elk Creek at the inlet. Started...
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    Fisheries science

    Anyone interested in the plankton nutrient enhancement program introduced a couple years ago into Dworshak might be interested in reading the report....
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    Of note, while I have about 10 years fishing for...

    Of note, while I have about 10 years fishing for koke, I often feel like a beginner. I post on this forum and share ideas, and I often get disabused of thinking I know anything.

    I *think* that...
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    Took a couple friends on a sightseeing type...

    Took a couple friends on a sightseeing type fishing trip up to Reeds Creek after launching at Bruce's yesterday. We fished the last half mile before Reeds then went up Reeds as far as we could. Not...
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    Perfect day on the water... slow bite, got 12 for...

    Perfect day on the water... slow bite, got 12 for two of us for 3 hours of dragging lines. Downriggers really slow, even though were at 20-30ft. Long lines with 1/2 or 1/3 ounce were best. Never...
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    Me too. Exactly the answer for the problem of...

    Me too. Exactly the answer for the problem of tending the kicker.

    Thanks SuperD. Good to hear other opinions before spending the dough.

    Rick
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    I'd appreciate the thoughts as well. I've also...

    I'd appreciate the thoughts as well. I've also had some tell me that you can run your gas powered to propel the boat and use the GPS electric on the bow to steer. Ever tried that?
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    Yes, kokanee definitely swim away from gas...

    Yes, kokanee definitely swim away from gas powered trolling motor noise. Cure is just run longer lines for the most part.

    My issue with my gas outboard is with the small boat, any little wind or...
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    As I posted from last week, I went only as far as...

    As I posted from last week, I went only as far as Elk River. I'd rather be fishing closer to the ramp than further away. I have a Honda outboard for trolling, so I have to set back 100-120 feet on...
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    Sounds like you're getting the hang of it. There...

    Sounds like you're getting the hang of it. There are no hard and fast rules that will let you catch fish all the time and every trip. I've had trips, this year, where we caught just a couple. Big...
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