Post By: JoeE Posted: 8/9/2012 8:30:48 PM Points: 38
I was thinking of hitting willow creek tomorrow in the morning going to connect with a kokanee? Never fished and there doesn't seem to be a cirrent report. Anyone been up there recently or in the past that can give me done pointers?
Reply by: kokee Posted: 8/10/2012 4:51:43 PM Points: 603
it used to be good from a boat when it was still open , from shore they it would be real hard to get them , if u have a hand launch take it out there , troll lead core or snap weight and get down 10 to 20 feet down , i caught alot of kokes comeing out of the dam into the main lake and back in the narrows , if ur fishing from shore forgot it and go to the canal or spillway at shadow mountain if u want kokanee
Reply by: Frozen Fish Posted: 8/10/2012 5:07:44 PM Points: 365
I fished Willow Creek Reservoir about 6 weeks ago. I had great luck with BOW's on spoons from my belly boat. My kids had a lot of luck with Power Bait. We tried to go back a few weeks ago but there was a wedding going on and the camp ground was full.
I was kind of annoyed because it is supposed to be no registrations first come first serve, but the entire camp ground was full on Friday afternoon? I was bummed as I liked fishing the lake (I fish 95% wake less bodies of water in my belly boat) and thought this lake had a chance for a decent Laker or Cutthroat. The creek also looked good for Brookies, plus the small dam below the reservoir looked great for tossing flies from the belly boat on. Oh well next year I guess...
My guess is that the fishing there is not easy with the mountain lakes being so low. Everything is deep and only come shallow early and late in the day. Good luck!
Thanks for the responses. I went and have it a try. Trolled a wedding ring and a homemade spinner with red beads. Caught 2 right away by the dam. Tried going down a ways and snagged up and lost both lures. Wouldn't have been a big deal but I lost my box with all of my trolling lures in it. Packed up and left. Got the itch to catch a few kokes though.
Reply by: JoeE Posted: 8/11/2012 11:21:44 AM Points: 38
I've never caught one before, but they were silver and about 13". I'm assuming they were kokes. The one never left the water, the other wiggled out of my hand as I was removing the hook.
That box has taken me all summer to accumulate. Spoons, hoochies, weddingrings, flashers, dipsies, homemade squid spinner rigs not very easily replaceable. Oh well, guess I learned my lesson, EVERYTHING gets strapped down in the kayak and will be, waterproof and floating