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  1. Thread: FG 6-11-2020

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    powerbolt

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    batter

    --I guess that answered my other concern as well...life of the battery if you've used it for 5 years. Thanks.
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    current product updates

    --are you still using the fishawk for temp,are there other options available now?
  4. --very strange... I 've never had any rod break...

    --very strange... I 've never had any rod break as you described so cannot really comment. some technical issues may cause this...like thread rap to tight or tip not fitted correctly... not anything...
  5. breaking tip using downrigger

    --I pull the rod in a sweeping motion toward the fish to get the full bend and power of the rod to release the clip. pulling the rod straight up puts all the pressure on the tip and can break even a...
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    --similar numbers of kokanee thus far this...

    --similar numbers of kokanee thus far this season in Penticton Creek, tributary to Okanagan Lake.
    -- general size seems to be larger possibly because of run off and flooding earlier in the year...
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    8802 fish trap picture

    8802

    fish trap picture
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    -- 1200 kokanee have passed through the trap on...

    -- 1200 kokanee have passed through the trap on penticton creek to the spawn beds. A count in the creek has indicated 2000 fish.
    -- During a rain and wind storm several large branches drifted into...
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    OKANAGAN - After getting lab results back, the...

    OKANAGAN - After getting lab results back, the province strongly believes a die-off of more than 1,000 kokanee salmon washed up on the shores of Okanagan Lake last month was part of a recurring,...
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    --I don't want to start a long string of...

    --I don't want to start a long string of guesses... the current theory is that it may be similar to turn over caused by winds driving warm surface water deeper into the lake.
    --I will post...
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    --Kill of kokanee was not deemed to have a...

    --Kill of kokanee was not deemed to have a significant impact on the okanagan kokanee fishery.
    --no disease or toxins found in samples
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    --kokanee kill on Okanagan. don't know the extent...

    --kokanee kill on Okanagan. don't know the extent yet. Reports from area fishers. Ministry is investigating.
    --This happened a few years ago as well...don't know the details. The best case senario...
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    --19000 kokanee released into Penticton Creek...

    --19000 kokanee released into Penticton Creek which feeds into Okanagan lake.

    --A new development in Okanagan lake management... The Okanagan Nation will be releasing sockeye fry into a few...
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    --had to keep the kokanee at the hatchery longer...

    --had to keep the kokanee at the hatchery longer than expected due to some early mortality. It was decided to raise the remaining healthy kokanee to a larger size to increase early survival. These...
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    --due to warm weather some of the eggs have...

    --due to warm weather some of the eggs have hatched... this could be an issue in the wild as we use same water from the creek in the hatchery .
    --creek fish may be hatching as well... a long time...
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    --What happens to your rpm at full trim down vs...

    --What happens to your rpm at full trim down vs trim up?
    --Seems like you are playing with trim and motor depth and not getting anywhere... so maybe prop size or pitch need to be changed.

    --On...
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    --Just over 3200 kokanee counted as they passed...

    --Just over 3200 kokanee counted as they passed through the Penticton Creek fish trap.
    --50K eggs were collected for the hatchery on the first day of the run. All other fish were released to carry...
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    --more than 30,000 kokanee fry released over two...

    --more than 30,000 kokanee fry released over two days back into Penticton Creek, hopefully see a few in 4-5 years.
  19. Thread: Chelan "2015"

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    ---heading for Chelan somethingcatchy fishing...

    ---heading for Chelan somethingcatchy fishing derby... pre fishing April 8-10
    ---seems to be picking up size wise main problem is wind and stormy weather but when boats on the water they seem to be...
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    --like any lures you have to fine tune them to...

    --like any lures you have to fine tune them to your situation.
    --I have found on some days my go to lures don't get a bite but I don't give up on them. I just record the day and try to figure out...
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    --As the name implies of course I use Platypus...

    --As the name implies of course I use Platypus line. Can be bought on line from Australia... Expensive but thin and world class. Several of their lines are IGFA rated. I use them all. Lyman lures...
  22. --When fishing by myself with two rods I will...

    --When fishing by myself with two rods I will usually keep the boat moving.
    --One person per rod then bring in the other lines... and drift... or have person actually manually driving the boat to...
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    --I'm going to give it a try. Have been...

    --I'm going to give it a try. Have been practiciing on Skaha winter koke fishing.
    --I think the locals might kick my butt however it seems to be for a good cause and will be fun to meet with other...
  24. --I use short setback when I have to fish crowded...

    --I use short setback when I have to fish crowded (by people not fish) areas... to avoid tangles.
    --Or sometimes with the willow leaf on the ball... I use an Apex or other small lure that has its...
  25. --no one's fault but my own. I just went there to...

    --no one's fault but my own. I just went there to check out the place...never been there before although only a few hours from the Okanagan in British Columbia. Have to get washington license......
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