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    Default 2022 Dworshak Reservoir Kokanee Fishing Report

    Best of luck to all this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawtooth View Post
    Best of luck to all this year.
    has anyone been doing any kokanee fishing at Dworshak this year yet?
    thanks

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    Headed down tomorrow for the weekend anyone had any luck yet??

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    Went out 3/16, rained off and on, wind kinda sucked. Still managed 28, although they were much smaller then last year. Trying again Wednesday.

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    I might be able to head up next Tuesday. I assume they are still down by the dam? Deeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fog View Post
    I might be able to head up next Tuesday. I assume they are still down by the dam? Deeper?
    Scattered schools from dam to above Freeman. We marked them mostly 14-18'. Very small and soft this year meaning small hooks and plenty of stretch. Can be difficult to detect hits/hook ups even with sensitive rods. Fried up tasty though!

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    3 of us fished for 6 hrs yesterday around the dam and towards Merrys. Not one bite, nada, zilch. Talked to one other boat and they had caught 1 dink. We trolled with 1, 2 and 3 ounces at 1.3 mph, 60 to 100 ft. out. Corn an Power maggots. Could find any live maggots. Are we too early or do we need better skills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkchaser View Post
    3 of us fished for 6 hrs yesterday around the dam and towards Merrys. Not one bite, nada, zilch. Talked to one other boat and they had caught 1 dink. We trolled with 1, 2 and 3 ounces at 1.3 mph, 60 to 100 ft. out. Corn an Power maggots. Could find any live maggots. Are we too early or do we need better skills?
    Mark any on sonar? They tend to be shallow this time of year, probably under them with those weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazcougg View Post
    Mark any on sonar? They tend to be shallow this time of year, probably under them with those weights.
    Has anyone got a kokanee fishing report?
    checking on a good locations
    Thanks

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    Put in at Big Eddy Marina 5-26 & had to go as far as Dent Bridge to find ANY Kok's at all.
    We fished adjacent to the camp ground on the far side of the reservoir marking lots of fish @ 25'-30'
    Turns out all the fish we caught were in the 6" to 8" size

    Talked to a few local people & all said the reservoir is loaded with fish but due to an over population & not enough feed
    their growth has been stunted.

    Dakota

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAKOTA View Post
    Put in at Big Eddy Marina 5-26 & had to go as far as Dent Bridge to find ANY Kok's at all.
    We fished adjacent to the camp ground on the far side of the reservoir marking lots of fish @ 25'-30'
    Turns out all the fish we caught were in the 6" to 8" size

    Talked to a few local people & all said the reservoir is loaded with fish but due to an over population & not enough feed
    their growth has been stunted.

    Dakota
    tried some kokanee fishing today (6/9/22); started at Burce's Eddy (no bites); then motored up to Canyon Ceek (few bites; landed 6 small ones); then motored up to Elk Creek and fish back down to Dick's Creek; few bites; landed 7 small ones)
    Strange part was never marked one fish on the fish finder; so don't know where they are?
    anybody else having any luck??
    later

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatadeal View Post
    tried some kokanee fishing today (6/9/22); started at Burce's Eddy (no bites); then motored up to Canyon Ceek (few bites; landed 6 small ones); then motored up to Elk Creek and fish back down to Dick's Creek; few bites; landed 7 small ones)
    Strange part was never marked one fish on the fish finder; so don't know where they are?
    anybody else having any luck??
    later
    Hey thx for posting your Koke fishing experience. A friend caught 27 but didn't say where or how deep. They're dinky this year. Maybe you didn't mark them due to being so small/sonar sensitivity, they're near the surface, or further up the lake due to the Dam spilling big time? What size did they average? Did you measure them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelander View Post
    Hey thx for posting your Koke fishing experience. A friend caught 27 but didn't say where or how deep. They're dinky this year. Maybe you didn't mark them due to being so small/sonar sensitivity, they're near the surface, or further up the lake due to the Dam spilling big time? What size did they average? Did you measure them?
    they were all approx. 6/7 inches

    my sonar showed fish where I was parking the boat so it was showing the small fish.

    I tired every dept from 3 ft to 30 ft; ones I caught were with 2 oz. and 70 ft out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatadeal View Post
    they were all approx. 6/7 inches

    my sonar showed fish where I was parking the boat so it was showing the small fish.

    I tired every dept from 3 ft to 30 ft; ones I caught were with 2 oz. and 70 ft out.
    Thx! When they're that small it can be hard to detect bites and I've drug em' around not knowing they're on.

    Kokes prefer water temps of around 54F, but will move into warmer water to feed on plankton, then back down to cooler water. I use this site to help me know what depth to initially target, then adjust from there knowing temps vary some throughout the pool. https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/ft...y/tempstrings/
    My guess is catching will improve when the dam flows decrease. Hoping F&G will double limits to help thin out over population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelander View Post
    Thx! When they're that small it can be hard to detect bites and I've drug em' around not knowing they're on.

    Kokes prefer water temps of around 54F, but will move into warmer water to feed on plankton, then back down to cooler water. I use this site to help me know what depth to initially target, then adjust from there knowing temps vary some throughout the pool. https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/ft...y/tempstrings/
    My guess is catching will improve when the dam flows decrease. Hoping F&G will double limits to help thin out over population.
    checking to see if anyone has a fishing report for dworshak kokanee fishing?
    Thanks

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