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Thread: 2018 Anderson Ranch Reservior Kokanee Fishing Report

  1. #176
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    Default Killing me!

    Quote Originally Posted by fish4kok View Post
    My wife and I fished on Wed and yesterday. We took home 41 Kok size from 14" - 18.5". On Wed. (9:00AM - 6:00PM) we boated 18 fish and 23 Kok on Thurs. from 7:00AM -3:00PM.
    Vance dodger + Signature pink squid (short leader 10.5") + white corn + herring scent, 35' line out then DR 40' - 45'
    My wife used Kokabow sling blade + modify squid with the color light pink with blue dot on the back and clear on the belly, 14" leader (skirt purchased from Kokanee Tackle shop on Fairview ave.) see picture.
    Fish is hot in early morning, after 10:00Am it slows down. In the afternoon they'll bite again and then there will be windy...
    There were many boats on Curlew and Lime Creek on Wed. but there weren't many on Thurs. Most of the fishermen quited by noon or when the wind came up.
    I bought 2 Chamberlain Stacker 101 line release last year and didn't use until now, after it dial in that work very good, really love this line releaser.
    Good luck and tight line to you all.


    Yo, fish4koke......you are killing me here!

    I have been unable to get out for over a month (family health matters to attend). Anyhow, your report and photos are fabulous! Such a beautiful job cooking your up catch and sharing with us land lubbers. You are and artist man . Good luck to you as the season winds down.

  2. #177
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollackoke View Post
    Yo, fish4koke......you are killing me here!

    I have been unable to get out for over a month (family health matters to attend). Anyhow, your report and photos are fabulous! Such a beautiful job cooking your up catch and sharing with us land lubbers. You are and artist man . Good luck to you as the season winds down.
    Yo, pollackok...I wish your relative get well soon. I had a same situation as yours back in 2015. Thank you for your very kind words. Best wishes!
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  3. #178

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    fish4koke,

    Those look really yummy.

  4. #179
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    Fished Sunday morning from 0630-1130, it was a rough day for me and my daughter. We had a total of 4 hits and boated one small nook. Put in at the dam, fished a few spots on the way to Fall Cr. and didn't have any luck. Then fished the Wood Cr. area for a bit and nothing. Back to Fall Cr., there was way to many boats water skiing way to close to us, called it a day. I'm fishing 45'-60' range at speeds 1-1.5, swapping out colors here and there, seen a few schools of fish on the finder. Any tips? I have never fished past Wood Cr., should I be in the Lime/Curlew area this time of year?

  5. #180

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    Fished Curlew area then towards Lime Creek Sat from 10am to 4pm with many intermittent breaks for dog play swimming and napping. Pretty slow for us but we managed about 15 boated fish of various sizes and varieties. Most caught on silver dodger with a Shasta Tackle pink glo squid tied 8" back at 35ft-38ft. Used Pautske fire corn pink with Mikes blue herring oil. The biggest fish were right at 17 and a very slight tint off of silver. On Sunday it was about the same but we also had a crazy amount of bites without a solid hook up. Mostly fished with just two setups DR. The weighted long lines didn't produce anything and is just a PIA to manage.

    On Sunday we caught five fish right off the bat with the Saturday combo and technique then it slowed way down and I started the random switch and change with a hit or fish about every hour so not very exciting. I switched to new corn coated with powdered bloody tuna and Mike's blue herring and that seemed to be the ticket. At 4pm we finally accidentally caught a really hot nice 17" at 52ft. Weirdly this was up the narrow section past Lime towards Fall Creek. We marked a bunch of fish at 50 to 60 and finally got the combo right and that was what they wanted. We could only catch them going one direction and in the same 200 yard stretch. The wind was blowing steady and pretty hard so our troll speed was slow at 1.5 to 1.6MPH. We got 6 nice 16-17.5" pre-spawners one after another and lost three in that one single little area. We did five passes and caught 6 fish with a nice big fish double. Time ran out and that was it. Those fish were really hot and that was a lot of fun!

    Through the weekend we caught 3 chinook all about 14". Two bass and several squawfish one of which was about 24". Something big and mean also broke my 10lbs leader hoochie setup off after a few pulls...would have liked to seen it.

    A bunch of boats on Saturday and early Sunday but by noon on Sunday almost everyone went away. Sunday at 4pm when we finally got things rolling there were only three boats within eye sight.

  6. #181

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    Yesterday we put in at the dam and started fishing at Fall creek at 7:00 AM. Saw lots of fish on the finder 25 to 70' down but could not buy a hit. Traveled up to Wood creek next, no hits so went to the narrows before Lime and was reeling in a tangled mess caused from too many tight turns and circles when I caught the first nice Kokanee. We got straightened out and it was still slow. We talked to other boats who had one fish as well so I changed out the pink Hoochie I was using on all four poles to green and orange. We started catching fish. 35 to 50" down 30" back with orange hoochie and orange Mack's smile blade. White corn covered in Mikes blue herring oil (thanks F Bomb!) We took home 9 nice Kokanee between 9:30 and 11:30. Had to get my fishing buddy home to get ready for work to defend our country at Mountain Home Air Force Base. After 11:00 the bite slowed way down. Had some fillets fried crispy and laid on a salad last night they were great!!! Good Luck!!!!!

  7. #182
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooknhunter View Post
    fish4koke,

    Those look really yummy.
    Yes and those smoke kok. didn't last very long. Last Saturday we had friends (3 married couple)came over for Kokanee BBQ. We gave them 2 fish per couple when they went home, that's way we can go out and fish some more.
    '92 Gray/Red Crestliner 130HP I/O Mercruiser, 9.9HP Honda kicker

  8. #183

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish4kok View Post
    Yes and those smoke kok. didn't last very long. Last Saturday we had friends (3 married couple)came over for Kokanee BBQ. We gave them 2 fish per couple when they went home, that's way we can go out and fish some more.
    was a tough day yesterday on the water by 6:30 fished Curlew and Lime creek had a few hits but no takers I watched a lot of boats downriggers and loge liners i saw very few caught talked to a couple boats , maybe had 1 to 3 Moved back to the narrows and started getting more hits Lost a couple big ones One broke the swivel Lots of ghost fish ( big hit steal the corn and bye bye ) by 1pm got way to hot for this old man tried by the dam before getting out but nada Maybe find em next time

  9. #184
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    Default Anderson Report

    Took my buddy up to Anderson yesterday (Tues 8/24). Kind of a slow day compared to previous trips, even though we were marking plenty of fish. And it was a hot one too, with the temp hitting 100 by noon. Fished from 8:15am until 2pm. Landed 17 Kokes between the 2 of us, releasing 6 of those as they were under 12". Keepers were between 14" and just a nose over 16". Included landing 2 doubles which is always fun! Used the usual gear: ford fenders, dodgers, hoochies, and spinners. White spinners and chartreuse spinners proved to be the most popular. For one pole, used my downrigger to fish between 40' and 60'. Used long-lining with 6oz weights on the other 2 poles. Ended up getting most of the hits on the long-line poles which were down in the low to mid 40-foot range. We initially got a few hits right away (one 16" keeper) just off the Curlew ramp. Then nothing for the next couple of hours. Went down to Lime Cr and even further south with no hits. Saw plenty of boats doing the same thing. Almost none ever going for their nets. We then went back to the Curlew area and just south of it and the bite finally turned on a bit, but still slow. All-in-all, only saw 2 fish netted the whole day (other than those netted in my boat :) ). Talked to one guy who caught 5 on Mon and only 1 on this day. So it seemed like it was pretty slow for everyone. We did work hard for the ones we got, especially in the heat. Good thing for my canopy! Still a great time, as it always is fishing for Kokanees. And from the pic, you can see they are turning pretty fast, changing color, with the males changing shape and getting a kype.
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  10. #185
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    Hi guys I'm new to the board. Fished Anderson for the first time on July 21. Fished from 7am-8pm with my father. We were fishing 45' and 30' using green Dodgers and orange spinners with pink corn. Both of our first kokanee ever and we took home 11 ranging from 14"-17". Mostly trolled left of curlew ramp at 1.2mph. I had my leaders at about 20" I think 10" might of been better and maybe troll at a faster speed 1.4-1.6 might have been better.

  11. #186
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    So we went up to Anderson for my birthday yesterday. We managed to bag 15 fish by 2 p.m. it was actually really slow bite. It took us a long time to find them and we only found fish in one 50 foot circle and would either double or triple up every time we passed over it. Talk to a couple other people one group didn't catch any and the other boat only got two. They are really starting to show. Most of them had blotchy pink on them and three of them were pretty much entirely pink about to go completely red. That was probably my last trip cuz I don't see very much longer until they start going up the Stream. I was stacking to downriggers each one with a pole at 60 ft and 50 ft and we are catching them on all four. Orange wedding ring and orange hoochie where the hot tickets. DePaul that did the best tattoo in Orange hoochie and a rainbow colored Dodger
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  12. #187
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    Does anyone know if the fish have turned red yet and started running up stream? Im bent on getting a red one on the fly.

    Also, does anyone have any flies they have had success with in the past? Im going to start with egg patterns, egg sucking leaches and purple/ red streamers.

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