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Thread: 2021 Deadwood Reservoir Kokanee Reports

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Boise. Idaho

    Default 2021 Deadwood Reservoir Kokanee Reports

    More fish, less Virus in 2021.
    17 ft. red/white Crestliner
    90 hp and 8hp Hondas

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    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Mtn Home

    Default deadwood report

    Any reports this year ?

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    From what I saw posted in the Idaho Kokanee Fishing Facebook page the numbers were amazing but really small fish.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Mtn Home

    Default Fished Deadwood

    I fished deadwood Monday and Tuesday
    The fish are very small 7 to 10 inches about the diameter of a quarter
    I went in through cape horn and went out Scott mountain with no problems
    the first 10 miles of the cape horn road is rough and very slow going--Scott mountain is always rough in spots
    Take a chain saw with you just in case. There are several trees on the road marked kookanee everyware 30 to 40 ft deep

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    Default Deadwood update

    Has anyone fished Deadwood lately? Any fire activity there?

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    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Mtn Home


    No fire activity as of today---kookanee are real small--not worth catching

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    Thank you, rem. Maybe I'll chase chinook for a couple of days.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Default Deadwood Fishing

    My wife and I camped at Deadwood all last week (7/5-7/10). Fished everyday. And yes, they are still very small. Still a fun camping trip though. And still fun catching Kokes (especially since LP & AndR have been so slow). Sizes we caught ranged from 6" to 'monsters' at almost 11". We caught probably 80-90 Kokes (well over a hundred hookups) and 2 12" Cutthroats. Released 1 Cutthroat and pretty much all the Kokes under 7" (unless they were hooked too badly). Grilled several on a couple different nights while there (Awesome!) and brought home quite a few as they still smoke up very nicely. Just gotta put a few more in the smoker.

    Got very smoky there after the first couple of days. Actually got to see a couple of fire-fighting planes scoop up water (many times over 2 days!) to help with one of the local fires.

    All in all, a great camping trip and an OK fishing trip!

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    2004 Tracker Targa V16: beige w/ green trim and green canopy, 75hp 4-str Merc.

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    Mar 2021


    Sounds like a great trip. We have done pretty well at LP this year. Not great quantity but some real fat 18 fish. AR was a bust. One trip, 2 nice fat fish. The second only 2 small fish. We will be at CDA the first week in August but primarily after Chinook. Im sure we will spend some time after Kokes. We surprisingly caught a handful of real nice Kokes at CJ Strike. We were after Rainbows but caught more Kokes than bows. Today we fished there for Sturgeon but it was so windy, hot, and Smokey that the trip was a bust. Finished the day doing a quick troll by the dam. Caught a nice Koke on a Kastmaster and a beautiful perch and small mouth on a Shad Rap. We are going to spend some time at Cascade soon. Never fished there but hopefully wont be as freakin hot up there.

    We live in Star so we are almost neighbors. Maybe we will bump into you some day.

    David Sawyer
    19 P19 Mustang HT made by Allied (rare boat so we stick out.)


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