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1st 'Berry Koke of the year

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1st 'Berry Koke of the year
Decided to make an early trip to Strawberry to see if we could entice some kokanee to play in spite of the full moon. Beautiful morning and day. Arrival temp at 7:00 was 39 F. Water temp at SC was 46F and rose to 50F by noon. Strawberry bay side was 2 degrees warmer. Started with pink spinner squids and silver and pink 5 1/2 flasher. Got a hit almost immediately while we were putting in other rods and missed it. Lots of fish on sonar at 15 to 30'. Another hit and lost a really nice koke right at the side of the boat. 0 for 2 in favor of the kokes. Another hit and this time a slot cut ... back it goes. Another hit and a 17" koke in the net. About 10:00a and activity slowed considerably. A couple more slot cuts and we headed to the Strawberry Bay side. Lots and lots of fish out in the middle, but the bite seemed to be over there too. Got a couple of cuts on a 6" Ol' Fred's Fish Flash in chartruese/green and a "perfect pearl" spinner. Didn't get up near the ladders to check out where the koke schools were last year. Good new is that there seemed to be fish everywhere. Bad news is the bite didn't last very long.

Here's some pictures. Can it get much more beautiful than this?

Trueblue aka Ol Fred
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Re: [trueblue2] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
Very nice.
Good to see some silver rockets getting caught. Soon, the itch will get scratched.
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Thanks for the great update and report.
We are headed up next weekend to begin our summer fishing trips at the Berry.Fish On
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Re: [trueblue2] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
It is beautiful. Nice fat Koke!!!
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Re: [hookngrinin] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
You're killing me. I'm still a couple weeks out on getting the new ThunderJet broke in and ready to actually fish.
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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 74 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
(This post was edited by dubob on May 13, 2017, 4:49 PM)
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Re: [trueblue2] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
Fantastic photos. Can't wait to get up there myself!

Next Weekend for me!

Give a man a fish and he's fed for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll spend his life squinting at invisible thread.
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Re: [dubob] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
That's a fantastic new boat. What are you going to outfit it with?
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Re: [trueblue2] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
trueblue2 wrote:
That's a fantastic new boat. What are you going to outfit it with?


Merc 150 & 9.9 Pro Kicker, both 4-stroke
Minn Kota 24v PowerDrive w/iPilot
Lowrance Elite 7 T1 with TotalScan transducer
Scotty 1106 downriggers (4 each)
Full soft enclosure
And about 15 factory upgrades
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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 74 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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Re: [dubob] 1st 'Berry Koke of the year In reply to
Awesome! You put a lot of thought into it and I know you will be pleased with the result. Best wishes and good luck wherever your new boat takes you this year. Trueblue
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I don't think I've seen water that calm down here in So. Utah for five years.

That koke is a beauty!