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    We fished Saturday and caught 16 really nice fat fish. Caught 7 little ones we put back for next year. I was shocked at how many boats were on the water. We were dropping lines shortly after 5 and within minutes we were surrounded by boats. Using a skateboard dodger in green and blue with black splatter. A Schindlers fly behind it tipped with maggots. The fish were deep and I kept shortening my leader until it worked the best. Normally this time of year I run a 10-12Ē leader. So I was surprised to cut it down to 4Ē and be running at 56í deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyjohns View Post
    We fished Saturday and caught 16 really nice fat fish. Caught 7 little ones we put back for next year. I was shocked at how many boats were on the water. We were dropping lines shortly after 5 and within minutes we were surrounded by boats. Using a skateboard dodger in green and blue with black splatter. A Schindlers fly behind it tipped with maggots. The fish were deep and I kept shortening my leader until it worked the best. Normally this time of year I run a 10-12Ē leader. So I was surprised to cut it down to 4Ē and be running at 56í deep.
    Glad you a had a good fishing day with 16 nice big fish. .
    The Kokanee Fishing Forum is very silent now. Do fisherman share their Anderson Reservoir fishing some where else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fish4kok View Post
    Glad you a had a good fishing day with 16 nice big fish. .
    The Kokanee Fishing Forum is very silent now. Do fisherman share their Anderson Reservoir fishing some where else?
    This Kok tackle box I'll give to you. Send me a message with your email. Thanks.

    Figured no one needed an update, seems like everyone and their dog is on Anderson this year! Didnít bother with lime creek, looked like bumper boats. Headed towards the dam and did just as well. Caught six in about an hour and called it good. 50í deep, pink as usual, corn and maggots, both worked.

    Just posting to keep the forum active. God forbid we have to look into social mediaÖ Iíd rather break a rod!
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish4kok View Post
    This Kok tackle box I'll give to you. Send me a message with your email. Thanks.
    I canít see the pic and for some reason I cannot figure out how the eff to send a private message. dusty.johns@gmail.com is my email.

    I kept thinking it was weird that I hadnít gotten any notifications about any new posts. So decided Iíd just go ahead and post.
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    I cheated and spent the night on the boat. We were dropping lines and balls at 0500. At one point I counted 21 other boats just that I could plainly see. It was ridiculous. Lucky Peak is turning on it sounds like. Payette is fun for about the first hour of daylight.

    I canít stand social media and the groups. Iíd been kicked out of the Kokanee and Idaho fishing groups before I chose to not do the Facebook thing anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyjohns View Post
    I cheated and spent the night on the boat. We were dropping lines and balls at 0500. At one point I counted 21 other boats just that I could plainly see. It was ridiculous. Lucky Peak is turning on it sounds like. Payette is fun for about the first hour of daylight.

    I canít stand social media and the groups. Iíd been kicked out of the Kokanee and Idaho fishing groups before I chose to not do the Facebook thing anymore.

    Nice call sleeping on the boat, thatíll keep you ahead of the crowds! I honestly thought it was the Kokanee tournament at first when I saw all the boats. Suppose itís the new normal, but maybe the 6 foot dam raise will give us more space on the water! Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe out there!

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    I cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Thank you so much.
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    We brought home 8 fish yesterday with the largest being 19 1/2Ē, weighing 2 pounds 10 ounces. All caught between 40 and 60í deep. Black and white with purple being the main catcher while orange caught a few. Fished Lime Creek and into the Narrows.
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    Default Slow day

    Today was one of those days for me. Wasnít marking many to begin with. Then it was trying to find the combination of dodger, lure, and color. Finally it was a pink and white sling blade with a pink spin-n-glow at 44 ft and 1.4mph. Only managed to catch 6 though. The googans were out in full force by noon.
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    Default July 5th

    Only fished for 2 hours, couldnít keep the small ones off the lines long enough to catch any thing of size. Tried speeding up, dropping lower, changing luresÖ guess I need to re-think things a bit.

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    I forgot to report on last Sundays trip. Buddy and I caught 15 trolling from the ramp straight across and made that a loop. Greens and pinks worked at 44 and 56 feet 1.4 mph.

    Yesterday I was by myself and had my personal best day ever at Anderson. I learned more about my reactor autopilot and using it in conjunction with my Echomap. I came home with 12 keepers. Lost and let go of 9. I figured out how to shake the dinks off the line. Iím running new dodgers from Kokanee Kowboy. They are a lot smaller but can be bent and shaped for whatever action you want. Pink worked the best with chartreuse coming in second. Most were caught at 44 or 56í with a few at 38í. 1.4 mph with a lot of zigzagging.
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