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Re: [duksnfish] New Ririe In reply to
I saw the orange markers and noticed the fish and game picking them up. They were set in 140 fow. Don't know what they were looking for and didn't hear. The county crew were out with two boats and watered the picnic areas. I noticed they reset one of the no wake buoys.

Interesting you caught fish so shallow. I caught one on the surface while putting the down rigger in position. Most of the fish I caught were in the 20-40 fow. I looked at the weather and it looks like wind on Wed and Thurs with 20% chance of rain on Fri and Sat. I plan to fish again this week so may go Friday.
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Re: [duksnfish] New Ririe In reply to
Actually you never want your Kokes floating in ice water. The meat will go soft almost as fast as leaving them out of the cooler. Take a bucket of water and cut the gills and let them bleed out for a couple of minutes. Then place your fish in a plastic bag before adding them to an iced cooler. Keeping them dry and cool is the ticket to great meat!
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Re: [MMDon] New Ririe In reply to
I keep several water bottles frozen and use them to keep my bait and catch cool .
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Re: [MMDon] New Ririe In reply to
Maybe I've been lucky, but I've never had an issue leaving them in the ice water even for hours. Meat is as solid as can be when I get home even 6,7, 8 hours later. I have done this for years, even with other species of fish and haven't had a problem. I've never done the bleed thing even though I have heard about it many times.

I'll just keep my fingers crossed and keep on trucking for now as it has worked for me. Thanks for the info though MMDon.

Also Falls, I sent an e-mail to F&G to see what I can find out on the nets. Has my curiosity up to see what info we can share.
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Re: [MMDon] New Ririe In reply to
I've bled Silver Salmon when I go to Alaska, but never thought about doing it for Kokes. Makes since. In Alaska the boat we were on never cooled the fish just placed them in a floor compartment after bleeding them. I suppose it was cool enough to not have a problem.

Like as mentioned I have not noticed any problem with the ice water in a cooler. The kokes seem to be firm and fine. I'm sure the frozen water jugs would work ok.
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Re: [duksnfish] New Ririe In reply to
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I was up helping fish and game yesterday on the netting. They do this to see how the fish are doing. we took suckers, perch, trout and Kokes. They measure length, weight ,female/male, and age. This gives them info on how to stock and any disease found.
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Re: [duksnfish] New Ririe In reply to
Hit the water for a few hours the other evening... Caught most fish between 20 to 30 feet, between dam and power lines. Everything seemed to be working well, although the larger UV slingblades got more of the action. Seemed to lose quite a few on the way in, but took home 12 nice kokes and 7 perch. Did hook up a few times while lowering our gear as well...

As far as keeping my catch, I invested in one of the Silver Horde fish bags, which is basically a soft sided cooler. Works great for non-spiney fish and takes up very little room in the boat! Keeping it zipped up with a little ice in it keeps em nice and cold!

Paul
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Re: [fallsfish] New Ririe In reply to
I always bleed my fish. You want that blood out of there in my opinion. It makes the meat taste better and less gamey. Also, if you are using roe for steelhead and salmon it is absolutely imperative that you bleed them immediately. If not your roe will have blood in them and will mess with that good natural scent.
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Re: [wagon] New Ririe In reply to
Welcome to the site Wagon and thanks for the info on the netting at Ririe.

duksnfish- I agree with you, I put my kokes on ice, not in the water but I've never had a problem doing it that way, always taste good, even after the many hours it takes me to get home. I always smoke mine so that could make a difference.


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Re: [ironrod] New Ririe In reply to
We are going to up Sun for the week.

I will let you know how we do.

I am surprised the water is that warm. I will bypass the live well and go straight to the cooler. Thanks for the heads up

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Re: [VNCowboy] New Ririe In reply to
Tried the evening bite again on Tuesday. The crappy weather kept the joy riders away as I only saw two jet ski's on the water in addition to the few other boats that were fishing. The rain came and the wind blew, but we stuck it out and ended up taking home 29 kokes and 9 perch. Caught and released a single rainbow. Spinners, hoochies and smile blades worked from 17 to 25 feet down, trolling between 1.4 and 1.8 mph. Was a beautiful evening after the weather pushed through! Planning on hitting it again tonight (Thursday evening) after work.

Paul
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Re: [VNCowboy] New Ririe In reply to
I've fished Ririe three times in the last week. Twice for kokes and once for smallmouth. Kokanee fishing has been very good. I don't have electronics but it seems like I'm finding them at 15-25 ft. Right now color doesn't seem to matter we are catching them on pink, green, silver...We used both dodgers/hootchies and pop gear wedding rings.

Windriver
(This post was edited by windriver on Jun 22, 2018, 9:30 PM)
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Re: [windriver] New Ririe In reply to
 nice! i was able to fish a few early hours yesterday as well for kokes. we did extremely well on the lines straight behind...pop gear was the ticket. limited out by noon with two of us.... had that many more come off Blush too. we caught 4-5 that instead of a blue/green back its slightly pink! ...seems early to be changing
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Re: [ironrod] New Ririe In reply to
So, I just got back from a Canada trip, had a ball. Biggest was a 23.5" walleye. We were hindered by the May fly hatch, but still did pretty well.

So, is anyone still fishing Ririe? How are ya doing and any change in what they are biting on?

I know it's been hotter then hadies, but, hopefully it will cool down a little bit in the next few days.
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