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Lake: Lake Hattie
Fish: Kokanee

Lake Hattie kokes?

Post By: walleyed66      Posted: 1/11/2019 11:55:34 AM     Points: 105    
Hi I am wondering if anyone would share if they target kokes on the ice and if they are successful?
 Reply by: doodbro      Posted: 1/13/2019 11:15:15 PM     Points: 57
i couldn't keep them off my hook when I was there last friday. i'd look shallow by the ramp or the outlet on the dam, any number of lures should work. might even find a big rainbow
 Reply by: walleyed66      Posted: 1/14/2019 10:23:39 AM     Points: 105
Thx ! Great fish!! Especially the rainbow!!! I went Saturday and fished in 30 fow. I had fish come in at different depths all day and had a couple of hits but missed them. I am trying to target the silvers (prespawn age) kokes. I had a great day out but caught the skunk. Maybe next time!
 Reply by: 007      Posted: 1/14/2019 10:59:54 AM     Points: 81
doodbro, what kinda of rod/reel/line you use to land that beast?
 Reply by: doodbro      Posted: 1/14/2019 7:51:53 PM     Points: 57
its a fenwick elite tech rod, with a lew's mach ii reel and 8lb pline fluorocarbon
 Reply by: BDF_Beats_GDW      Posted: 1/15/2019 8:05:35 PM     Points: 3263
Wow, nice bow. Any measurements on that fish? It looks massive.
 Reply by: doodbro      Posted: 1/19/2019 4:20:10 PM     Points: 57
after measuring the rod in the picture that fish is somewhere around 26"
 Reply by: BDF_Beats_GDW      Posted: 1/20/2019 7:23:27 PM     Points: 3263
Man! But look at the girth on that beast
 Reply by: Nevrskunkt      Posted: 1/21/2019 5:31:34 PM     Points: 1213
Looks like it wouldn't fit through your ice hole haha.

Excellent fish.
 Reply by: BDF_Beats_GDW      Posted: 1/25/2019 4:09:36 PM     Points: 3263
I agree looks like the fish wouldn't fit through the hole shown in the picture.
 Reply by: doodbro      Posted: 1/28/2019 5:16:53 PM     Points: 57
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Here's a video of the fish going back through the hole.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 1/29/2019 8:29:32 PM     Points: 84485
Doodbro, nice Info, fish and set up!
 Reply by: igreydon      Posted: 2/3/2019 12:39:36 PM     Points: 101
dam, Doodbro.
You may need a bigger auger.

I showed up late on 2/2 after fishing through Walden because I saw that 8lb tournament winning trout.
The afternoon bite in our area was slow. Didn't mark anything cruising off the gravel beds at all.

I wanted to ask anyone else who targets Kokanee on occasion-
Lake Dillon in Summit County, CO has some awesome Kokanee catching through December if you want to fill a smoker. Would the same tactics/colors/baits work at Hattie?
 Reply by: igreydon      Posted: 2/18/2019 7:05:33 AM     Points: 101
Ventured back out this weekend.
Kokes came through in schools between perch bites.
Kokes seemed active mid water column.
Preference was on tiny jigs (1/32-1/16) tipped with spike worms.
Gotta keep the tiny perch off your lure though.
 Reply by: Shoe2      Posted: 2/20/2019 10:26:04 AM     Points: 110
Nice perch and kokes. I need to get up there. I like that there are small perch - maybe there is future for the glory perch days. Any pointers like depth or general location?

 Reply by: igreydon      Posted: 2/20/2019 5:51:44 PM     Points: 101
We setup between the boat ramp and dam over like 15'.
There were quite a few people out until the wind kicked up.
Might go chase em again on Sat. More wind forecasted of course.
 Reply by: Shoe2      Posted: 2/22/2019 6:59:21 PM     Points: 110
Best of luck. And thank you. Wish I could make it this weekend.


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