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Thread: Where do I find the Kokanee/fish?

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    Unhappy Where do I find the Kokanee/fish?

    My wife and I went out at Buckboard, today. We’re getting used to the new boat—our second outing on this brand new pontoon boat. I searched for fish on my fish finder at numerous spots north of buckboard and marked very few fish all day. Lots of boats on the water, though. Where should I look for them? Are there certain areas or types of spots that I should be concentrating on? I know the gorge is full of fish. I just haven’t figured out how to locate them, yet.

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    We found them by anvil at around 50 deep. They were hanging on structure.
    Last edited by nofish; 04-19-2021 at 10:25 AM.

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    lots of time during early spring the kokes are up shallow like 15 or less and your sonar will not mark them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus60 View Post
    lots of time during early spring the kokes are up shallow like 15 or less and your sonar will not mark them.
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    my live scope will show fish in the top 25 feet when I was there I saw very fue on top most were like Aaron said down 50 feet. now at Jordanelle they are all on top. and I can see them.

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    Default Still no fish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higby6574 View Post
    My wife and I went out at Buckboard, today. We’re getting used to the new boat—our second outing on this brand new pontoon boat. I searched for fish on my fish finder at numerous spots north of buckboard and marked very few fish all day. Lots of boats on the water, though. Where should I look for them? Are there certain areas or types of spots that I should be concentrating on? I know the gorge is full of fish. I just haven’t figured out how to locate them, yet.
    Went to Anvil Draw, today. Only marked a couple fish all afternoon. Can’t find them.

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    I haven't been up in two weeks so I am going off old info but I was finding them schooled up tight hanging on structure. The average depth was around 45 ft . I keep thinking they were laker pups but we ketp pulling up kokes.

    I also had a talk with the Utah biologist and he said he is seeing the same kind of thing on the southern end of the lake.
    Last edited by nofish; 05-09-2021 at 10:37 PM.

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    Default Slow at the gorge. Good at Fontenelle.

    Fished the gorge on Sat. 5/15 and Sunday. Launched at Lucerne Valley. Headed south toward Sheep Crk where we had caught Kokes last Sept. Only marked one small school and hooked zero. Trolled for a while at Linwood bay for lakers and caught a 5 lb. 25" baby. Sunday headed north from Lucerne and fished two areas where we had success last year. First was zero fish marked and caught, while the 2nd marked a few schools but no takers. BTW, there was a fishing derby going on so it was fairly crowded for this early in the season. Fished Fontenelle for a few hours on Monday. Landed 8 kokes and one rainbow. Kokes were between 18.5" and 16". That was fun. Used downriggers at 10 - 25' deep. Launched at the dam since we were told the north ramp near the campground was a mud flat. Caught the kokes mostly on hoochies (yellow with orange/pink hooks and accents). Also caught two on a long line, diving Rapala rainbow trout about 2.5" long! Go figure! Talked to a guy and his wife at the ramp and they caught limits of 6 each. They were using needlefish lures in pink about 3" long. He had been fishing the place for 22 years.

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    Default Coming Soon!

    I'll be headed to the Sheep Creek/Kingfisher Island area for Memorial Day weekend. Sounds like it's been pretty slow this year. Any other reports from that area? Thanks, and I'll post a post-trip report.

    Pete

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    I'm heading to the Gorge hoping soon but Fontenelle has been on the list for June. I fished the Font for the first time a year ago.
    2000 F250 7.3L Diesel
    2007 Columbia 2018 Fisherman XL Yamaha F150 Yamaha 9.9 kicker 4 Walker Electric Downriggers Raymarine Element HV 9 Uniden Solara VHF

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    Good luck. Let us know how you do. Fontenelle is on my list of places to try.

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    Default Late Memorial weekend report

    Sorry for the late report... We fished 2 boats, 5 people through the weekend. Fishing was slow, but not unproductive. All the kokes we caught were 42 feet or less, with most coming around 25-30 feet. No particular color/dodger/combination worked any better than anything else. We pretty much threw the tackle box at 'em. Slow speeds did seem to help. We tried to catch a few pups and my buddy's boat only caught a couple; none for me. We jigged for burbot at night and were skunked one night and the other boat caught one and a big laker the second night. Great time camping! We spent Saturday afternoon playing cards in the tent while it rained. All fun and looking forward to the next trip.

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    Sounds as if you guys had a nice trip. good deal.

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