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    I have only had my 1990 14 ft Crestliner...

    I have only had my 1990 14 ft Crestliner Muskie-Pro L/S for a year and it did not have a name. So if and when I do name it, I will name it Triple Nickel. Not for the 555th Engineer Brigade, although...
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    Then the baby cabezon were just really big...

    Then the baby cabezon were just really big sculpin if that was the coloring. Sculpin can get quite large, so it doesn't surprise me. And you don't want to just grab one with your hand, they have...
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    Spell checks are hilarious!!!! I think Ohop Joe...

    Spell checks are hilarious!!!! I think Ohop Joe is right, the cutts are quite aggressive and they are eaters. They will follow spawning salmon, purposely bump into the females to knock out eggs, and...
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    An adventure indeed! And I agree, the lack of...

    An adventure indeed! And I agree, the lack of boats on this lake and the competition from them is a huge bonus - maybe we just keep the reports to ourselves and the entire lake a secret off the...
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    Interesting. I do not personally know much of the...

    Interesting. I do not personally know much of the Chushman area's history, but my Sister-In-Law's family grew up just north of the lake. I will have to pick her mom's brains a bit using a map of the...
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    Great report, AquaKing! And congrats on the...

    Great report, AquaKing! And congrats on the Chinook - bonus. Maybe I'll get a chance to play with it next time I get out there. LOL!! I was going to tell you, when I was loading my boat that last...
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    I have three seats in the boat - I should do just...

    I have three seats in the boat - I should do just as you say, Winterun! Coffee on the boat. Like I said, I should have no excuses. And besides, afternoons are meant for napping!!! And if I could pour...
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    That's hilarious kokanee_slayer!! I wish I was...

    That's hilarious kokanee_slayer!! I wish I was that motivated at that time in the morning. I am up by 4:15 am M-F to get to work, so I hate getting up early on the weekends. I guess that's my...
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    AquaKing, Thanks for the offer! I will...

    AquaKing,

    Thanks for the offer! I will definitely remember this. I haven't tried Lake Kokanee yet, but was going to if it was just impossible to get on Cushman. Both offer an opportunity no matter...
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    Nice! Great job and you seem to have set a new...

    Nice! Great job and you seem to have set a new trend for rod choice. HAHAHAHAHA!! Great looking fish too.
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    I gut them, clean the gut cavity well, leave them...

    I gut them, clean the gut cavity well, leave them whole, and break tooth picks in half to keep the body cavity open while smoking, with them laying on their side. My filleting abilities on fish that...
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    Lake Cushman Report - 5/25/13

    Finally! I was able to get out on a body of water, catch kokanee, and now be able to provide a report on this forum!

    My daughter and I fished Lake Cushman, Saturday, 5/25/13. My first time on the...
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    I have a 14 ft Crestliner, Muskie-Pro L/S, that...

    I have a 14 ft Crestliner, Muskie-Pro L/S, that is stickered right on the aft end of the side of the boat.....red and geyish white. Even if I wanted to be conspicuos, I couldn't either! Know the...
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    Thanks for the info on Meridian Lake's location...

    Thanks for the info on Meridian Lake's location validation! I appreciate it!

    In regards to the shoepeg corn, put it in a ziploc baggie big enough to hold all you need. Salt it, maybe a 1/4 cup to...
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    Being unfamiliar with Kokanee Lakes.....this may...

    Being unfamiliar with Kokanee Lakes.....this may be a dumb question, but is Meridian the lake listed in the WDFW regs as Meridian Lake, but listed in Google maps a Lake Meridian up in Kent??

    If so...
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    Thanks for the explanation and the reference...

    Thanks for the explanation and the reference website, kokanee_slayer. That website has great info! Scrminbanshee, I will do so, may not be immediately, but I will get a hold of you for lake info. I...
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    Is ~54 DEG the surface temp or at a certain depth...

    Is ~54 DEG the surface temp or at a certain depth range. Like KokeRook, I too am new to Kokanee and this year I plan on gaining knowledge and fish, any advice I can suck up is to all our advantage.
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    Great report Kokanee-Toni! I have been wondering...

    Great report Kokanee-Toni! I have been wondering about Riffe, now I know both the state of the ramp for sure and the fishing to boot. Now I wish the water level would come up to a point I could...
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    Sticky: Name: Brad Occupation: Engineer Hometown:...

    Name: Brad
    Occupation: Engineer
    Hometown: Puyallup
    Lakes of most experience: For Kokanee - Riffe Lake, Alder Lake
    Total years fishing: 39
    Years fishing for Kokanee :1
    Methods: Trolling
  20. Thanks! Merry Christmas (belated) and Happy New...

    Thanks! Merry Christmas (belated) and Happy New Year to you too, Winterun!!!
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    WDFW (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife) regulations...

    WDFW (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife) regulations are some of the worst in the country to interpret. A lot of the fisheries open a few years ago are closed now due to the Puget Sound and Strait Rivers...
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    Yes, thank you for clarifying that point,...

    Yes, thank you for clarifying that point, Kokanee-Toni. I too have been using bait, Gulp maggots (another Herzog tip) or shoe peg corn, so I was thinking just as Mudinchev, never crossed my mind...
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    All, I let this thread "soak" for a while as...

    All,

    I let this thread "soak" for a while as to get a good amount of responses and that is just what happened. Thank you for all the insight; there are several perspectives represented and that is...
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    Are Tandem Hook rigs really necessary?

    I just recently took up the addiction of Kokanee fishing and see that almost everyone (well maybe everyone...) uses a tandem rig, mainly in regards to using hoochies or wedding rings, so I have been...
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    I only notice "the issues" everyone is noticing...

    I only notice "the issues" everyone is noticing when I am on a PC, using Internet Explorer. However, when on a PC and I use Mozilla Firefox, I still see the issues, but it is quicker to navigate. I...
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