Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee fishing report 6/8

 Limits of Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon.

Limits of Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee salmon.

The Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee bite really turned on the past few days.  On Tuesday we put 20 adult Kokanee in the ice chest by noon and on Wednesday, we bagged 20 Kokanee before 10:00. The Kokanee are swimming in the 40'-50' range pretty much everywhere in the lake.  The water temp on the surface is 72 degrees and at 40' is 56 degrees.  I've had equal bites on my Kokanee baits in both pink and orange.  Certain parts of the day the Kokanee will like one color over another and then they will show a preference for the opposite a few hours later.  My average trolling speed has been 1.3-1.5 mph and its obviously what the kokanee want.  We had a cold front roll in today, but it looks like the cold wind and rain will be short lived.  By Saturday we will have warmer temps on the lake again.  Releases from Trinity Lake into Whiskeytown will stop today so that should help stabilize the lake for a while which will likely send Whiskeytown lake into the red hot summer fishing we've all come to love.  I'm booking several days a week now so if you want to get family or friends out to experience this fishery, now is the time to book your trip.  You'll be in good hands fishing with me as I'm really the only guide on the lake fishing it several days a week.  Its going to be a great year on Whiskeytown Lake fishing for Kokanee salmon!