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Lake: Cheesman Reservoir
Fish: Kokanee

Snagging at Cheesman

Post By: Jamesbo      Posted: 9/22/2018 10:28:36 AM     Points: 529    
Has anyone tried snagging at Cheesman this month? Is the water level high or low? Are the salmon moving up the inlet yet? I'm hoping to get there before it closes after next Sunday.
 Reply by: JimmyRig      Posted: 9/23/2018 3:06:28 PM     Points: 55    
I haven't even seen salmon there in years.
 Reply by: foolnfish      Posted: 9/24/2018 10:09:58 AM     Points: 5    
Hopefully I'll be up there tomorrow morning. Lots last year, hope for the same this year.
 Reply by: brooksey      Posted: 9/24/2018 12:38:10 PM     Points: 590    
Went up yesterday, water is the lowest I've ever seen there. About 4 bends down from the buoy line. Didn't get to try, had to leave got a text the daughter was going in for a c-section. Talked to several on the way out, nobody was having any luck. I might try again next weekend
 Reply by: Thresher      Posted: 9/25/2018 8:33:46 AM     Points: 255    
I went on the 13th and it was very low. When we got to where the inlet was there were dead silver kokanee floating in the water and on the shore. Counted close to 30. I spoke to the DOW on my way out he said gill lice and warm water were to blame for the dead kokes. He also said they didn't get many in their gill nets. Also fished for a bit no bites... Place may be in trouble.
 Reply by: Jamesbo      Posted: 9/25/2018 6:09:15 PM     Points: 529    
Thank you for the replies. I won't be going this year. I tripped on my lunchtime walk Monday and landed on my face. Broken nose with scrapes and bruises. I won't feel like walking that far even if the water is low.

Good luck to everyone else!