Its about a two hour drive for me but it sounds like I have to be heading that way anyways so I might as well drag the boat with me and do some fishing! I always like getting out on new water anyways.
Have a great rest of your Easter weekend
Water is starting to stain from the muddy run off. The fish were all about the same size from 10-12 inches. Friday looks like another good day, so may try it again.
Looks like our weather is going to be wet for three or four days. May try it again on Wed or Thurs.
If you run popgear you have to remember to a Kokanee, every other fish in the lake represents one of their predators. Popgear generally represents a school of fish. While you will get the occasional reaction strike with pop gear, you will also move or break up the school of Kokes. It's that fight of flight thing and either way it ends up with flight generally speaking. This is why dodgers have become so popular. What they see is another Kokanee doing something interesting and they seem to be naturally curious according to the videos of Kokes trailing dodgers.
When we are fishing for Kokes, if a boat trolls through our area with popgear, especially at the same depth, we generally move on and look for another target school.
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I don't see the small willow blade pop gear as a problem. It's the bigger thumping kinds that really hit their lateral lines and send them scurrying. We jig all winter so summer time is generally trolling time. Slower action dodgers in the spring and faster speed dodgers like sling blades as we fish deeper.
Always good to learn new things about the fishing sport. I'll probably get out next week so will have to check out the new theory.