Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee fishing report 7/5

 Return clients experience another great day of fishing with us!

Return clients experience another great day of fishing with us!

Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee fishing continues to produce limit style fishing for our clients.  Some days we will fall a few fish short of limits due to the Kokanee coming off before we can get them in the net, but the opportunity to get limits daily is still there.  The quality of these fish continues to impress not only me, but my clients as well.  Pictures just don't adequately show the size and girth of these Kokanee we are catching this year.  This is by far the best class of Kokanee I've ever seen on Whiskeytown Lake.

Tactics and techniques are key in this Kokanee fishery this season.  Fishing for them nearly every day gives us a distinct advantage over others on the water.  The baits these fish will bite and the locations they are concentrated in are changing every hour.  Really the only thing that seems to have any real consistency is the depth they are active in.  I've been catching the Kokanee at 55' feet for about two weeks now.  Bait selection has been completely random because the Kokanee are keying in on different colors and presentations daily.  We're basically throwing the tackle box at them every day to see what they want, that includes scents added to the baits or corn.  Its a lot of work, but its what has to be done to be successful this year so far.

Fishing will likely improve when Whiskeytown Lake water managers quit playing with water levels.  Every big holiday weekend, Whiskeytown sees a drop in water levels which really plays with the Kokanee bite.  If or when the lake stabilizes and flows in and out of the lake slow, I think the fishing will be very good.  The impressive size of the Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee will just be getting better as the season wears on, and by fall these Kokanee will surely be averaging 2 lbs each.  My clients are already impressed with the amount of meat they are taking home to share with family and friends!  Book your Kokanee trip, its just a year you don't want to miss out on...

 Mitch from Las Vegas shows off his catch of Kokanee salmon!

Mitch from Las Vegas shows off his catch of Kokanee salmon!