How do you catch kokanee in the fall?
How do you catch kokanee in the fall?
Most kokanee lures fall into one of two categories. Those with side-to-side action and those that run straight through the water. Lures with their own action need to be set up at least three to four times the length of the dodger or flashers above it. That will keep the natural movement of the lure working properly.
Can you catch kokanee in October?
The Kokanee season is a short season, but is well worth the wait and the excitement. In October, the Lake Trout get ready to spawn. This is when we get great numbers of fish between 17″ – 24″. Enjoy as much fall fishing as you can and don’t quit until the lakes freeze over, and then ice fishing season begins.
What is the best time to fish for kokanee?
The best time of day to catch kokanee for most of the year is the early morning and late afternoon. Kokanee, like trout, prefer to feed during reduced light time windows. That said, kokanee will feed all day long and will prefer water temperatures in the 44° to 59° degrees, with 54° degrees being ideal.
What is the best bait to catch kokanee?
Scent & Bait Popular Kokanee baits are Pink Maggots (real or synthetic), dyed-cured shrimp, and dyed-cured White Shoepeg Corn. Do not put too much bait on the hook as it will take away from the lure’s action. Once piece of corn or 2 small maggots on each hook is adequate.
How deep do you fish for kokanee?
Kokanee salmon can be found at varying depths depending on the time of year and body of water. The most common range for kokanee trolling is between 10 and 40 feet. I generally troll at 18 feet until I can get a good reading from the fish finder.
Can you catch kokanee from shore?
Kokanee salmon can be caught without a boat by trolling from the shore or by jigging from a dock or hole in the ice. Kokanee salmon are difficult to catch without a boat in the summer due to warm water. Cooler waters allow kokanee to come closer to the surface improving the odds of a boatless catch.
How deep is Odell?
Odell Lake/Max depth
This large lake is 3562 acres, 6 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide, and reaches a depth of 282 ft. The average depth is 132 ft.
What is the Kokanee limit on Odell Lake?
25 kokanee per day
Odell Lake Fishing Regulations 25 kokanee per day in addition to daily trout limit. No size limits. 1 lake trout per day, 24 inch minimum length.
How deep do you fish for Kokanee?
How can you tell a Kokanee?
- In males, back and sides are bright red to dirty red-gray, head is bright to olive green, tail is green to black.
- In females, colors not as bright, but red above lateral line.
- Possible spots on back or tail fin.
- Males have a large dorsal hump.
- Range in length from 10-18 inches.
Is it possible to catch kokanee with terminal tackle?
Even in some of the most abundance of Kokanee waters experienced anglers can have difficulties catching them. Many anglers believe that fishing for Kokanee is similar to fishing for trout, even though some of the traditional methods and terminal tackle are similar; fishing for Kokanee is much different.
What’s the best temperature to fish for Kokanee?
So it’s vital that whatever gear you present while fishing for Kokanee you do not mimic a threat similar to these predator fish. Kokanee are very sensitive to water temperatures. They prefer water temps ranging from 45F to 54F, with 53F being optimum. Any prolonged exposure to temperatures greater than 60F can be fatal to the fish.
What kind of jigs do you use to catch kokanee?
When it comes to picking out jigs that catch kokanee, the Walters brothers are about size, not color. “We fish 3/8-, 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-ounce jigs,” Scott noted. “While fishing early in the morning and late in the day, when fish are on the surface, we’ll use the lighter weight 3/8- and 1/2-ounce jigs.
What kind of lure can I use to repel kokanee?
Once the Kokanee comes in, it’s your lure that encourages the strike. Using larger dodgers in lakes with high predation can repel Kokanee, as mentioned above larger dodgers can mimic a predator fish. It’s a good idea to have a selection of 4 to 6 inch dodgers within your arsenal to provide you with options.