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Lake: Wolford Mountain Reservoir
Fish: Kokanee

Tough Wolford coco-nutz,s ....

Post By: TeamGR3      Posted: 9/2/2020 10:37:52 AM     Points: 1549    
Hit the wolf yesterday, 37 degrees when arrived, 70 at 1600hrs. Calm and cloudy until 1100hrs, then sunny and windy as heck. Side note- 10 dollars include ANS fee, no sticker any more, 5 for the day pass and 5 one time for ans... fished my marked areas, water looked like chocolate milk, tough fishing !!! all fish were caught between 45fow to 65fow, all females had eggs. Fishing green sling blade and white hoochie with green flakes was finally the ticket after 2 hrs.of changing colors, on the down rigger. Lead core was 5 colors out with dark pink sling blade and green-red wedding ring, pink corn color worked best. Speed was 1.38 to 1.5mph, and s-turns did help. Took a few pics, so tired for the 2 1/2 hr trip home I did not take normal pics of fillets etc, just gutted and chopped heads off, in the cooler they went, and went home, solo tough and tiring...
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Sep. 2, 3:33:33 PM     Points: 8170    
How was the general health of the fish?
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: Sep. 2, 3:57:44 PM     Points: 1549    
HP--- the fish were all healthy-no gil lice of any to report-meat was orange as usual, and the dinks that were 10"s were feisty in the rubber net were I let them go, those little guys were non-stop, maybe because the bigguns are ready to do there spawn thing???

side note I did see 1/2 a dozen balls of fish, did not have my jigging rod-remember folks, no snagging in the reservoir !
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Sep. 2, 5:26:37 PM     Points: 8170    
Thank you!
 Reply by: hunter creek      Posted: Sep. 3, 2:38:21 PM     Points: 2736    
GR3 -- I've seen several reports recently and catching seems to be real tough up there this year. Not sure why but glad you connected. What is with the muddy water this time of the year? No fires in that drainage that I know of.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Sep. 3, 3:14:06 PM     Points: 5235    
The lake is formed by Muddy Creek duh. Probably a down pour up stream just like the run off in the spring that muddies the water.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: Sep. 3, 6:10:28 PM     Points: 1549    
I was told by the guy at the ramp- rain, and fishing was tough, deep trolling under the stained h2o is key, 45 fow aa d much deeper....
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Sep. 4, 7:45:43 PM     Points: 413    
A old friend gave me some dodgers, are those effective out there? I was just going to toss them.
 Reply by: Toon      Posted: Sep. 5, 3:39:21 PM     Points: 118    
They are, usually just need a way to get down to them. Lead core or downriggers wil do the trick.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Sep. 8, 12:32:35 PM     Points: 262    
Nice work!🎣👊🍻
 Reply by: Kokanee Bro      Posted: Sep. 8, 1:16:33 PM     Points: 239    
Glad to see you got some fish. Most seem to be getting skunked.