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Old 05-06-2016, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never fished for Kokanee, but would like to give it a try. Right now I can run up to 10 lb braid on my rod/reel, (I usually run 4-6 lb for trout). I don't have a boat, so I'd likely need to fish from shore.

I live near Strontia Springs reservoir, which looks like it has Salmon according to CPW- but there may be bettet places to fish?

Based on an internet search, it looks like Fall may be the best time to try from shore?

Does anyone have any tips? Thanks!
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I've never fished for Kokanee, but would like to give it a try. Right now I can run up to 10 lb braid on my rod/reel, (I usually run 4-6 lb for trout). I don't have a boat, so I'd likely need to fish from shore.

I live near Strontia Springs reservoir, which looks like it has Salmon according to CPW- but there may be bettet places to fish?

Based on an internet search, it looks like Fall may be the best time to try from shore?

Does anyone have any tips? Thanks!
Fall is best but you can catch them anytime during the year if you got a good boat. If not your best bet is the spillway basins of lakes that have a population of kokanees. Usually they wash up below the dam in the river and hang around. Tasmanian devils in pink or chartreuse will work if you can locate a school..

Ps if you're fishing for trout/salmon/char species, lose the direct braid and use a 6 foot flourocarbon leader tied to your braid spool.
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Thanks for the tips Dave.

I thought I'd edit this post to be clear, I usually run 4-6 lb mono for trout, but my reel can handle up to 8 lb mono or 10 lb braid.

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Lots of folks use 10lb braid to a barrel swivel then you can put leader on of choice. Braid makes bites easier to detect.
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Wohlford...tiny pink and pink and white tubes in the fall under a slip bobber with a piece of shoepeg corn on the hook...
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