Fished Carter Lake throughout the weekend on the south end by the boat ramp. The first day I began to to get discouraged by only landing a few stock size rainbows. I started to head out to move to a new area when the kokanee finally showed themselves. I happened to see a small (8''-12'') silvery fish skip across the water as only spawning salmon do, at the very back end of the boat ramp cove. I quikly busted out the snagging pole, casted to him/her, and rolled the fish over on the first cast. This fish was in about one foot of water. After snagging in the entire area for about an hour I left with out any kokes. Bieng a very calm day without any fisherman around and very shallow water I think that the plunking of the snagging hooks on the water spooked the fish away. Also, I don't think that the fish have quite started their run quite yet.