Great Day of Kokanee Fishing at Stampede

by James Netzel

Took my Dad out to Stampede for trout and Kokanee. Decided to start fishing for trout so we went into the shallows with long setbacks. 2 Jay Fair trolling flies about 4-6” behind a medium action disc 200’ back. Then 2 on the downrigger with Paulina Peak Tackle micro hoochie and watermelon UV hoochies behind P Lite dodgers. All tipped with a piece of red worm on the hooks. Trolled in 10-20’ of water at 1.5-1.7 SOG. Results? 1 nice natural rainbow which we released and 15 big Kokanee. Threw anything under 14” back keeping only the big ones up to 16”. All in less than 1 hour!!!!! What I’m the world are those Kokanee doing in such shallow water? Hitting my trout lures is what!! Lol. Maybe we need to drag the bottom in 20-30’ of water next time as I was seeing big marks down there. And I was not gonna drag my Shark Cannonballs!!! Lol
Have a late morning trip available Saturday as morning is chartered. Probably start second trip around 9am if you’re interested.
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