I decided to post this report under "secret" in preparation for some of my Columbia River Salmon Reports. All my salmon fishing will take place between White Bluffs and Brewster, but in some cases I have decided to not be too specific.
Wednesday was my last June Kokanee trip. I launched with my morning crew at 8am and started my task of hunting down some monster Kokes. For this trip I decided to try stacking lines on my downriggers. The first line I clipped in was 2 colors leaded line. This line sinks 10' deeper than my ball. Also at my ball I attached a mono line on a second release. By utilizing a Mack's Double D Dodger side planing capabilities I was able to push this line out to the side and up and away from the leaded line. I repeated this method on both sides of the boat, and It worked like a charm. With a single line on the back down rigger we were fishing 5 rods between 15-50'. Fishing was consistent and by 1:00 we were cleaning our 8 kokes.
My second trip of the day started at 2 pm. It was just 2 of us for the afternoon bite. Lots of planter rainbow kept us busy, but we managed to land our 4 kokes in just a couple of hours. Largest Koke of the day weighted in at 3.75 pounds.
I wish every day was a 12 koke day.
I thought I would share just how I've been rigging my Coho Killers. First I cut off all the rings. Next I just slide a pre-tied double hook leader thru the holes at each end, and add a swivel to the other end. This also works great on the Phobe spoons I've also been having great success with.
If you would like to book a trip with me for the best Kokanee you may ever encounter, feel free to contact me and we can discuss details. I run both morning and afternoon trips. Also contact me concerning my July Salmon Trips. Reports to come soon.
Thanks Rob Holman for a sneak peak at our up and coming Kokanee video. I hope you all get a chance to watch it once it comes out.
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