Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee report 6/4

 Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon

Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon

Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee fishing is still falling short of last years action at this time, but overall the fishing is still good.  There is definitely more size to this years class of Kokanee and that makes up for the slower bite in my opinion.  Today was typical for Whiskeytown Lake in that it was very windy to start before laying down a bit around 10:00 am.  The wind picked up again around 11:00 just before we ended the day with a triple hook up, finishing a 10 fish limit before noon.  I found most of the fish on the north east end of the lake and caught just about every one of them at 40-45' feet.  The water temperature at 40' is 56 degrees and thats where they are hanging out.  The surface temps are running about 69-72 degrees so the Kokanee are going deeper.  This trend will continue throughout the summer into fall.  By October, we will likely be fishing in the top 25' feet of the lake again.  I'm finding orange baits to be a staple again this year, with pink coming in at a close second option.  Spin N Glos, Dick Nite Spoons, and mini squid skirts are picking up most of our fish.  This Kokanee season is just getting started and there are a lot of great fishing days ahead.  I will be fishing Kokanee through October and have plenty of days available to book your trip!

 Our 24' Willie Boat is a great boat to fish from and our new top is really helping with the heat of the sun while on the water.

Our 24' Willie Boat is a great boat to fish from and our new top is really helping with the heat of the sun while on the water.