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Riffe Lake Report
Lewis County, WA

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05/26/2012
61° - 65°
Other
Kokanee
Worms
Windy
Bobber
All Day
05/30/2012
5
1487

My brother and I fished Riffe over the holiday weekend. We had lots of fun and caught lots of fish on the west end. The fish were between 13" and 17". Brought back 20 nice Kokanee.


Comments

fishslayer60
5/31/2012 12:16:00 AM
f.y.i. the landlocked coho in riffe lake,a.k.a slivers, are not kokanee. i have fished riffe lake since 1970,shortly after the dam was constructed and they have not stocked sockeye fry in this lake since the early 90s.if you doubt this info google riffe lake fishing.
Bob R
5/31/2012 5:07:00 AM
Either they are trolling for negative reponses or they are too stubborn (or lazy!) to put the right fish in the report. Very frustrating to those of us that bother to place accurate reports. I put it down to bad school habits. bob r
joecoyle
5/31/2012 9:29:00 AM
I enjoy each report from Riffe Lake, if only to follow the (unnecessary) reactions to a "Kokanee" posting - While I appreciate the purity of those comments, I have to laugh - this is FISHING boys - practice a little catch and release - as far as this kokanee/silver issue is concerned. Your negative karma is rockin the boat.
Keep up the good work hogstwo1!
Aaron
5/31/2012 12:14:00 PM
Hogstwo1: You need to login to reply to the comments here. Please don't submit a new fishing report as a reply.
hogstwo1
5/31/2012 12:25:00 PM
hey Bob, i read that silvers and kokanee were the same fish, Also read the kokanee have a couple other names. And if you look on the fish target species, no spot for silvers or landlock salmon. Did'nt like your comment BOB. I notice everyone that calls them kokanee you have to give yer two cents in. Give it a rest. thier is going to be many more people call them kokanee. What ever we are catchen its fun. Red meat in these fish,so im calling them kokanee. Good old sockeye BOB. Also thier is roe in the females. Read they spawn two to four years just like adult sockeye. Maybe im wrong .Waiting for more comments. This is what im reading, and i dont believe everything i read. Just sayen
Lip_Ripper87
5/31/2012 4:40:00 PM
Great fishing trip Hog! They are amazing pan fried or smoked. Thank you for the report.
Bob R
5/31/2012 5:03:00 PM
I'm just really tore up that you don't like my comments, try posting ACCURATE reports. Oh, that's right. That's too much trouble. You must have been a hoot in school when corrected. COHO AREN"T SOCKEYE, it's not rocket science, anyone who catches and eats kokanee KNOWS the difference, guess you never caught any kokanee since you can't tell the difference. I'm through trying to educate you, as they say, "you can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make 'em think". Bob R
hogstwo1
5/31/2012 5:35:00 PM
BoB,Oh my goodness. i think your just a little warped.
Bob R
5/31/2012 6:37:00 PM
you think? bob r
hogstwo1
5/31/2012 7:08:00 PM
no, not really. just a little picky. happy fishen Bob
fishslayer60
5/31/2012 8:55:00 PM
hogstwo1,did not intend to stir up controversy just thought you may be uninformed.i recall hooking and losing almost as many kokanee has i caught due to there soft mouths when they were present in riffe lake.my success rate has improved greatly when fishing this lake sense the introduction of coho into riffe.i also recall with glazed over eyes when they used to plant german browns in this reservoir! my grandfather homesteaded in morton and before his passing told me of epic salmon runs in the rivers that T.P.U. cut off with the construction of mayfield and mossyrock dams.im talking fall chinook swimming in ditches during flood years and steelhead in the tilton almost year round! man to have fished there and then!
MotoBoat
5/31/2012 9:57:00 PM
That awesome fishery had to be sacrificed in the name of irrigation and E-Lec-tricty!! Progress was the name of the game. Fish hatcheries were introduced as a sorry replacement to diminishing, wild fish runs.
Jake Dogfish
6/1/2012 12:37:00 PM
Who is trolling Bob? There are hundreds of reports on Riffe lake "Kokanee". Always has and always will be. With education we can only hope to get the percentage to maybe less than half. Many people have learned from reading this site!
So continue to have fun with it, and try not to sound like a grumpy old man... Peace.
yakawop1
6/2/2012 6:53:00 AM
I must get in on this helpful correction. Riffe lake has silvers in it they are coho salmon. Riffe lake does not have kokanee in it which are landlocked sockeye salmon. We do have lakes in WA that have lots of kokanee in them and they are fun to catch, but Riffe is not one of them. Needless to say the catagory landlocked salmon applies to both of them no matter what lake they are in. Good luck to you all.
hogstwo1
6/3/2012 4:15:00 PM
hey yakawop1, we all know that now. but thanks
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