Post By: KayakerFishfinder Posted: 9/7/2012 12:43:34 PM Points: 1650
Last few days fishing Gross has been slow with the wind blowing you around. Yesterday I landed a handful of Kokanee with the largest being 15 inches(donated to shore fisherman, no picture). The 2 fish I ended up getting a picture of were 11 inches 8oz and 14.5 inches 13oz. Alot of the 4 years olds have the the hook jaw now or they are well on the way to growing it. It appears they are about a week to 10 days ahead of what they were last year.
When the fishing for the Kokes was slow I went out and trolled deep in the lake. Ended up catching around 10 lakers ranging in size between 17-22 inches. One of the lakers looked like a albino lake trout.
Nice haul, I think we saw you on monday paddling around the main boat launch area. we were sitting on a sand beach next to a rocky point with a black dog. Managed a few bites from stocker trout, but nothing else.
Reply by: jwegienka Posted: 9/8/2012 7:48:11 AM Points: 130
I think Im heading up to Gross tomorrow morning'ish (partying tonight). I'll be looking for you Kayakfishfinder, because I have some lake specific questions for you. I'll be in a bright orange Kayak, hopefully with some fish on my stringer :)
Reply by: RKG Posted: 9/8/2012 9:29:26 AM Points: 32
KayakerFishfinder, I was at Gross last week in my yak and was skunked. I ran Mephs, & lures all over the lake, the fish finder showed everything between 20' and 40'. Cound you please tell me how how your trolling rig is put together ?
In the picture I am using a reel for running the down rigger up and down. Since that picture I remove the reel and have a Scotty down rigger reel in its place. The tubing for running the 80lb Firewire thru I got from NAPA for $8.00 along with some clamps to secure it. The back part I found of EBAY really cheap.
I live in Louisville so if you live close I can show you the setup and how it works. I willing to give you any help to get your boat setup and running.
A few years ago all summer long I got skunk at Gross. After that summer I swore that would never happen to me again in a boat on that lake. Since I built up my red kayak like I did, it hasn't!
Reply by: KayakerFishfinder Posted: 9/9/2012 12:00:49 AM Points: 1650
Oh yeah, don't look for the red kayak anymore I upsized to a white Hobie Pro Angler and it has Rocky Mountain Salmon Tracker on the sides. I still have the red kayak, but my new kayak has all the bells and whistles (huge color fish finder, electric down rigger, navigation lights, etc). It is really hard to miss!