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Thread: 2020 Lucky Peak Reservoir Kokanee Report

  1. #26
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    Default report - may 22, 0600

    Launched from Turner Gulch at 0600 sharp, white caps, and 20mph wind blowing me into the dam, weather report said it would be calm lol. Caught 3 fish within 30 minutes, then nothing. One Kokanee 11", one Chinook 12", and one rainbow 10". I caught them between 10 and 20ft deep near the dam. One rod was all I could handle and keep myself out of the dam, good fun. Fished for 90minutes. According to a sign posted at the dock you are supposed to cut the lower fin off the chinook and mail it in for a study? I meant to take a picture of the sign but forgot, so I need to drive back up there to get the info. I caught an identical chinook off spring shores last week, but didn't know about the study, so I just ate him.

    All the fish look very similar and are hard to tell apart, the chinook has big sharp teeth almost like an ocean fish, dark mouth and lips and a very pointy nose and forked tail, at least I think it's a Chinook? In the pic the suspected chinook is in the middle, koke on top. The meat on the chinook is almost identical in taste and color as a rainbow see the photo, the cooked koke has nice bright pink/orange flesh, the cooked chinook and trout have the same pale pink flesh. I remember seeing some posts where people said the flesh on the kokes was not the nice pink color, maybe it was one of these chinook?

    Fished with a pink hoochie, about 10" behind a triple D dodger, no corn and no scent. I will mail the fin for this guy.
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  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by foobarbaz View Post
    Launched from Turner Gulch at 0600 sharp, white caps, and 20mph wind blowing me into the dam, weather report said it would be calm lol. Caught 3 fish within 30 minutes, then nothing. One Kokanee 11", one Chinook 12", and one rainbow 10". I caught them between 10 and 20ft deep near the dam. One rod was all I could handle and keep myself out of the dam, good fun. Fished for 90minutes. According to a sign posted at the dock you are supposed to cut the lower fin off the chinook and mail it in for a study? I meant to take a picture of the sign but forgot, so I need to drive back up there to get the info. I caught an identical chinook off spring shores last week, but didn't know about the study, so I just ate him.

    All the fish look very similar and are hard to tell apart, the chinook has big sharp teeth almost like an ocean fish, dark mouth and lips and a very pointy nose and forked tail, at least I think it's a Chinook? In the pic the suspected chinook is in the middle, koke on top. The meat on the chinook is almost identical in taste and color as a rainbow see the photo, the cooked koke has nice bright pink/orange flesh, the cooked chinook and trout have the same pale pink flesh. I remember seeing some posts where people said the flesh on the kokes was not the nice pink color, maybe it was one of these chinook?

    Fished with a pink hoochie, about 10" behind a triple D dodger, no corn and no scent. I will mail the fin for this guy.
    Some of the kokanee could be the late spawners they brought in from the north to supplement the early spawners 2 years ago. I call them greenback's instead of blue backs.

  3. #28
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    Default 5-24 report

    Got the boat in the water at 0730 and the bite was on a 0745-1130ish. Caught three Kokanee, 18,15, and 13 inches; one King 13”; and eighteen trout between 12-20+ inches. Kokanee and king caught on purple/pink and orange hoochie’s while the trout hammed everything we had out. Click image for larger version. 

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    Did you launch at Spring Shores or Turner Gulch?

  5. #30
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    Default 5-25

    Got out a little late, at 930am. Fished for 3 hours from Spring Shores and down the canyon, tried close to shore and the middle. Tried 20,25 30 and 35 feet. Not one bite. Left the new/used fish finder in the truck. Oh time to start smoking my pork front shoulder roast. Waiting for a Anderson report.

  6. #31
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    Default Better day

    Not bad compared to the last 50 hours on the lake. Was going to launch at Turners, wind was bad. Went to Spring Shores no wind just a nice day Fish were from 20 to 60 ft. Fished south shore across from Spring Shore. https://www.kokaneefishingforum.com/...&thumb=1&stc=1
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  7. #32
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    Default 5/28/20

    Fished from spring shore 3-7p with limited success. 2 trout and 1 koke marked kokes at 20 feet. Hooked up at point directly across from spring shores. Water temp 65 at surface and a lot of water sport enthusiast on the water even for a Thursday. imagine weekends will be overrun. Sign at spring shores states will be closed after 8 PM (Covid) so we left earlier than we wanted
    1985 grey and black Aquaglass Bass boat 16.5 ft 115 horse mercury.

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