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 #238870  by Toni
 Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:53 am
I was wondering if anyone fished for kokanee in these Washington lakes this year: Meridian in King County;
Clear Lake, Pierce county; Summit and Ward lakes in Thurston County?
How was your catching of kokanee?
If caught, how big were they?

Thank you for the information.
 #238889  by Sideburns
 Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:28 pm
6-8 trips to meridian this year for me, targeting kokes. I lost one at the boat, and released a 6 inch kokanee.... thats it.
 #238897  by Larry3215
 Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:42 pm
I have done zero koke fishing this year, but I have read a bunch of good reports from Merwin and a few from Yale.
 #238899  by Toni
 Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:16 pm
Larry3215 wrote:I have done zero koke fishing this year, but I have read a bunch of good reports from Merwin and a few from Yale.

And Lake Stevens as well as eastern Washington. That is why I was asking about Meridian in King County; Clear Lake, Pierce county; Summit and Ward lakes in Thurston County.
These had larger than the "norm" and now nothing. Even Alder is not producing as well
 #238909  by Hunter757
 Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 am
I have not done much koke fishing at all this year. Did do Summit a few times no kokes at all. I did hear that American had a few this year but nothing like years past. A very dry year for kokes lets hope that next years fish are still in the lakes? Time will tell.
 #238927  by Racer
 Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:35 am
Only got out a few times to Clear Lake and American this year. I did not do very good with kokes but did catch alot of rainbow. I threw everything in the box at them. Seemed pretty slow for them.

The best I did for kokes was when I was fishing Baker Lake for sockeye. We caught atleast 10 up there.
 #238940  by Sideburns
 Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 pm
Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?
 #238943  by Toni
 Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:31 am
Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?

That was an interesting thought. I went and looked for 2014 and 2015 and of the lakes that I asked about all were from Lakewood hatchery. Except 2015 where Eells springs hatchery was used for Summit Lake June 27 plant.

Has anyone ever fished for kokanee in King county on Langlois or Beaver Lake?
 #238944  by Mike Carey
 Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:26 am
Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?


second that. We went out this year to do a kokanee video and it ended up being a trout video, LOL.
 #238949  by Sideburns
 Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Toni wrote:
Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?

That was an interesting thought. I went and looked for 2014 and 2015 and of the lakes that I asked about all were from Lakewood hatchery. Except 2015 where Eells springs hatchery was used for Summit Lake June 27 plant.

Has anyone ever fished for kokanee in King county on Langlois or Beaver Lake?


Where did you find this info?
 #238950  by Toni
 Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 pm
In an excel spread sheet that is on my computer. I bugged a biologist so much with questions he sent 10 years of information in a spread sheet.
 #238951  by Sideburns
 Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:40 pm
I remember reading about other northwest lake's kokanee hatcheries having problems after the heat wave a couple years ago. i think the hatchery product and local ecosystems are still recovering from that event. I invested a LOT of money in two boats worth of kokanee setups after the 2014 & 2015 seasons, I'm still recovering from the last two year's disappointment!
 #239058  by Bodofish
 Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Toni wrote:
Sideburns wrote:Second consecutive bad kokanee year for meridian. The year before that was great though. The cutthroat seem to have moved in in their absence... By chance, do any of these slow kokanee fisheries share a common hatchery source?

That was an interesting thought. I went and looked for 2014 and 2015 and of the lakes that I asked about all were from Lakewood hatchery. Except 2015 where Eells springs hatchery was used for Summit Lake June 27 plant.

Has anyone ever fished for kokanee in King county on Langlois or Beaver Lake?


I've never seen a Koke in Langlois and I've fished it a lot. No one will be getting a motor boat in there. Big logs across the launch. Little boats when the water is high and electric motors only.