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Thread: 2019 Eastern Idaho Kokanee Report (Ririe/Palisades/ Island Park Reservoirs)

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    Sep 2009
    Boise. Idaho

    Default 2019 Eastern Idaho Kokanee Report (Ririe/Palisades/ Island Park Reservoirs)

    Good luck to those fishing Eastern Idaho this year.
    Last edited by sawtooth; 02-05-2019 at 05:11 PM.
    17 ft. red/white Crestliner
    90 hp and 8hp Hondas

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    Anybody got some good tips on where to start at?

    Never fished Ririe, have a new boat, and fishfinder, so I will be trying to get the sensitivity and what not dialed in on it, while looking for fish at the same time, in a new lake. Not new to boating, but new to having my own boat, not much experience setting up a finder.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated thinking about heading out next Saturday the 20th of March. Thanks!

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    I usually fish across from the Juniper boat ramp. Look along the far shore and by the dam. If that does not work, cruise upstream to the picnic area. Good Luck. Give us a report if you go. I am getting antsy to get out this year.

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    Default No Luck at Ririe Friday

    I fished Ririe on Friday from around 10 am to a little after 3 pm. I fished near the dam, across from the Juniper Launch and up by the picnic area. I ran a flat line with 1 oz of lead from 40 feet to 100 feet out. I ran the downrigger from 20-50 feet. I ran all kind of lure and color combinations. I varied speeds from 1.0-1.5 mph. I did not get a single hit. It felt good to finally get out, but it was frustrating. No one else I talked to seemed to do good either. Water temp was around 45 F. Maybe next time.

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    Made it out yesterday, no luck other than a successful boating test. Checked out the whole lake it's a pretty cool place I will definitely be back!

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    Default Palisades

    Fished Palisades Reservoir today from Blowout ramp up to Calamity ramp. Fished from 9 am until around 4 pm when the wind really kicked up. Caught a mess of cutthroats up to 16 or 17" and a few small rainbows, most on small spoons or small rapalas. No luck on kokanee. Tried different flasher and dodger combinations, on the surface, with 1 oz of lead, and DR from 20-40 ft.


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