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I have come across a few articles and several posts on message boards talking about how to fish kokanee when they are schooled up and jumping. I have spent many days on lakes with kokanee and have never seen a school of kokanee on the surface jumping. The only time I have seen kokanee jumping is in a river crowded with spawning kokanee.

So my question is, how many of you have seen a school of kokanee jumping in a Colorado lake? And if you have seen it, what does it look like? Do they come out of the water or do they just barely break disturb the surface? Is it fast paced or just one every few minutes? I guess I am just curious if our kokanee do not do this, is it rare here that few ever see it, is it subtle and I did not notice it, or am I just blind/unlucky?

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RD
 

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Spawning and pre-spawn kokanee jumping makes sense. It is how they navigate obstacles in rivers, so I assume it is instinct during the spawn. But when I read about jumping kokanee, it is usually early in the year, not near the spawn. It is like kokanee just get some urge to start jumping out of the water. But I have never seen kokanee jump that were not spawning.

Just curious if anyone has seen non-spawning kokanee jumping in the middle of a lake and how common it was.
 

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Thanks gents. I guess it is not that common here. One of my books suggest driving around the lake until you see kokanee jumping, as if it is a normal thing to see. Good to know they come out of the water and I have not been missing something.
 
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