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    Sticky: That's hopeful for a good season. Being upstream...

    That's hopeful for a good season. Being upstream of Dent Bridge is too early for that to be the majority of the fish.Correct me if I'm wrong, as the reservoir fills between now and July fourth when...
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    Sticky: Damn. Hope you didn't catch all of those!

    Damn. Hope you didn't catch all of those!
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    Sticky: That's bigger than I ever have seen or heard of...

    That's bigger than I ever have seen or heard of out of Dworshak. One of the holdovers from last years breeders. No idea if anything bigger has been caught. I saw myself a 26 incher out of Cascade....
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    Sticky: With water going out, only clue I have is last...

    With water going out, only clue I have is last year the fish were on the ridges in fairly shallow water during similar releases. I didn't clue in to the water being let out last week and almost got...
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    Sticky: That sucked.

    Not a good day for catching fish. Started at Indian Crk, ended at Elk, caught one fish. A good one, but just the one.

    Got a swing by by the sheriff boat, spent some time yakking with him. He said...
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    Sticky: Only problem is the campgrounds are closed.

    Only problem is the campgrounds are closed.
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    Sticky: USACE press release

    Wife found this. She wants to go fishing!


    20-016 Dworshak Dam postpones opening campgrounds
    Published March 24, 2020

    AHSAHKA, Idaho U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dworshak Dam Ranger...
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    Sticky: Make sure you keep safe social distance from...

    Make sure you keep safe social distance from yerself.
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    Sticky: Rumors and virus closures?

    My wife mentioned that she heard that the Dworshak bathrooms were closed by Army Corps of Engineers. Anyone heard whether there are any ramp closures? Silly closing bathrooms. Makes the lake the...
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    Sticky: Kokanee take some experience. Figuring out how...

    Kokanee take some experience. Figuring out how deep your terminal gear is, how fast you should be going. They aren't like most other fisheries in that kokanee aren't feeding on what you are putting...
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    Sticky: On the kayak trolling, check out some of Spilt...

    On the kayak trolling, check out some of Spilt Milts videos on youtube. He has some great little tests on leader length and gearing up for kokes. Running weights versus downriggers.

    I haven't...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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