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Lake: Clear Creek Reservoir
Fish: Kokanee

silver kokes

Post By: kokee      Posted: 12/17/2011 7:44:58 PM     Points: 3    

hit clear creek res today , got there around 8:30 setup in 40 fow , had afew come threw and me and brother each got 1 koke , then we moved and found the motherload , we each got our limit of smaller silver kokes , also caught some trout mixed in with the salmon , had the jigging machine running and it kept the schools around us , bite died off around 12:30 and we packed up and left
 Reply by: Lefty2053      Posted: 12/17/2011 7:47:08 PM     Points: 1190    
Good job. Looks like dinner.
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 12/18/2011 9:09:26 PM     Points: 5687    
Wow, looks like a epic day for kokes up there. Congrats! How's the ice there?
 Reply by: Strayer      Posted: 12/18/2011 10:37:51 PM     Points: 12    
 Reply by: kokee      Posted: 12/19/2011 3:23:24 AM     Points: 3    
ice is 13 inches , thanks for the comments
 Reply by: ducati      Posted: 12/19/2011 6:18:06 AM     Points: 2295    
You certainly live up to your name very nice!! I love that area, very peaceful and beautiful. I can't remember the exact name of the things, ( it's early) but do you use a jigging machine to call them into the area and hold them? The reason I ask is because I am not a big koke fisherman and when I get into a few of them it is usually by luck. I went out to a known koke spot on 11 Mile and had moderate luck when a group of fisherman arrived and invited me to fish with them and there jigging machine, holy c@%p that thing made all the difference in the world, I couldn't take advantage of my second rod
 Reply by: kokee      Posted: 12/19/2011 6:54:26 AM     Points: 3    
yeah it makes a big difference in holding kokanee schools , it brings them and they hang in the area , my vex was like a christmas tree for over two hours , we had huge schools of kokanee under us
 Reply by: SpringsNative      Posted: 1/10/2012 2:19:26 PM     Points: 4    
Hey Kokee - I've been ice fishing a long time and have never had any luck with the salmon. Was wondering if you could give a few pointers as I am planning on hitting Clear Creek in late January for a couple days. I use the usual trout stuff - Trout Traps/Stingers, Paddle Bugs, Micro Tubes, Rat Finkees, etc - were you using some hardware (Swedish Pimples, KastMasters) when you target the salmon or the plastics? I'd really appreciate any tips you would be willing to share - I do have a windshield wiper jigging machine along with some electronics (Showdown) - I'm just not clear on the actual presentation itself for the kokes. Anything would be appreciated. thanks!
 Reply by: PikeD      Posted: 1/10/2012 3:03:31 PM     Points: 1515    
Nate has an ice fishing school for kokes every year. I think this year it is on Feb 10/11 or so. If you want to learn the details of the fish and the fishing methods, this is where to go. I'm signed up already.
 Reply by: kokee      Posted: 1/10/2012 5:23:46 PM     Points: 3    
springs , fish 34 to 38 fow , the kokes are down about 15 to 25 feet , ive been useing a pink pimple with a waxie , the kokes are small 10 to 14 inchers , smll pink jigs work also , but most of the fish want the bait moveing and hit the spoon after being stoped , good luck to you
 Reply by: bluecreek      Posted: 1/10/2012 7:13:26 PM     Points: 292    
Nate is ok, but I'd go with kokee!
 Reply by: SpringsNative      Posted: 1/11/2012 2:29:56 PM     Points: 4    
Thanks Kokee - the advice is most appreciated!!! It would be a fun change of pace to get some salmon - sounds like they run the same size as most of the trout in Clear Creek. I'll find that depth and set up shop - and then work it from there. Thanks, again for the guidance.
 Reply by: Howie      Posted: 1/26/2012 10:05:44 PM     Points: 416    
Kokee Next time you have a class you need to sign me up! I caught one koke in my life and it was pure luck.Fished platoro fished all day and only caught the one.
 Reply by: nateprice4      Posted: 2/11/2012 8:37:37 PM     Points: 32    
well done sir! what color jigs they most interested in, and does addin some meat to the jug hurt? ive still nver caught a koke, been up in leadville for 4 years
 Reply by: kokee      Posted: 2/11/2012 9:35:47 PM     Points: 3    
kokes like pink and orange the most , use swedish pimples , their is plenty of kokes in clear creek , its best to fish in the deeper water and use a vexilar to find schools , it also helps to have a jigging machine , but you can get them without one , i like to fish around 40 fow at clear creek and the kokes usually are 15 to 25 feet down , i dont do classes lol , but i will give pointers to help people get into some kokes
 Reply by: KingFisher13      Posted: 2/11/2012 11:55:38 PM     Points: 107    

Nice haul Anthony. Heard you did pretty good on the ice today too

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