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Lake: Green Mountain Reservoir
Fish: Kokanee

Green Mountain Question

Post By: not too old to fish      Posted: 12/10/2022 12:17:32 PM     Points: 9171    
When the reservoir freezes this year are the kokanee big enough to go after thru the ice? I had a good time catching koks there thru the ice several years ago and am looking forward to repeating that with the renewed stocking going on. Just need to know if the size of the fish are worth the trip up there.
 Reply by: pike&cats      Posted: 12/10/2022 7:50:20 PM     Points: 66
I couldn’t find any info past 2019 stocking. Where can reports be found showing kokes have been stocked. I am hoping there plan works they are doing the same thing at williams fork.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/10/2022 8:02:45 PM     Points: 11476
Ask Jon . . . ."" he is the head biologist in charge of the koke egg collection at Wolford and will know everything about koke size and amounts in the Grandby and Green mtn stockings.
 Reply by: randog      Posted: 12/12/2022 12:13:33 PM     Points: 1805
Here is some info. Looks like they started stocking them again in 2020
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: 12/13/2022 7:17:22 AM     Points: 19819
randog --- How can I get to that fish stocking document? I like to see if waters I fish get stocked.
 Reply by: ESB1975      Posted: 12/15/2022 12:17:32 AM     Points: 487
I spoke to Jon Ewert in June of this year regarding kokanee at Green Mountain. He said he stocked Green Mountain with 200,000 kokanee in 2020 and again in 2022. 2021 was skipped. Jon told me that his goal for Green Mountain is to have 16" spawning fish a quality fishery with lower density of kokanee and bigger fish overall compared to Dillon and Wolford. He plans to keep stocking Green Mountain with 200,000 kokanee every other year going forward. I was told that CPW netted the kokanee in Green Mountain this past summer and the kokes were 12". Probably some decent sized kokanee in the lake by now. I tried trolling for them this past summer with no success. I plan to go out on the ice this season and see if I can find them!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 12/15/2022 8:51:07 AM     Points: 9171
I don't understand the every other year stocking, but I'm sure there is a plan in place that just needs an explanation for us fisherman. It sounds like the kokes will be worth catching this winter thru the ice. I had my ice fishing luck down close to the dam in over 150 foot deep area. The fish were suspended at around 35 feet down and would pass by in schools.
 Reply by: ESB1975      Posted: 12/15/2022 9:43:02 PM     Points: 487
Back in the summer I spent a whole day down near the dam in the deep water area and I did mark a lot of fish between 35' - 50' but I kept pulling up lakers. I do well trolling for kokes at Blue Mesa, Wolford and other lakes but got skunked at Green Mountain. The owner of the marina at Green Mountain told me that a few kokes were caught near cow creek south by people who were focused on trout and caught the kokes by accident. I am looking forward to finding them on the ice once the conditions allow. Ewert has been a great resource for learning about the kokanee lakes in his region really nice guy and very helpful.
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