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My Koke Tips
We have done well at both the Gorge and Strawberry this year on kokes. Pink seems to be our main stayes for the squids..both light colored and deep pink. We have done best with green dodgers at 1.6 to 1.8 mph on both lakes. We have gone to as long at 28” leaders if the fish are shy on any particular day. I also re tie all setups with 17lb leader and #14 swivels to get more action on the squids. Assasin wedding rings in same colors have done well with 4” dodgers at 2 to 2.2 mph. Maggots with shrimp smell on all rigs. Find the schools on the electronics and put your rigs 2 to 3 feet over that elevation. Hope this helps and good fishing!!!
(This post was edited by Elkslayer1 on Jul 8, 2018, 9:00 PM)
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Re: [Elkslayer1] My Koke Tips In reply to
I'm not sure you can get ANY action from a plain squid lure. That's why I always use a 6 to 8" leader on them. And any blade or bill squid I use is always about 22 to 24 inches behind the dodger. I use 15# test line for all my re-stringing of lures with busted or frayed leaders. The 17# test line is a good choice also.


I'm leaning towards mostly pink and orange colors on both dodgers and lures. Dodger brands I favor are Deadly Venom and RMT. I'm also trying some 3"/4" Simon dodgers from Hawkin Outdoors this season. One of my buddies that only fishes FG is having great success with them for 2 years now. Just got 4 of them Saturday and will give them a try very soon.


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Re: [dubob] My Koke Tips In reply to
Hey Bob, is this the Dodger type you ordered:
https://www.amazon.com/...s/dp/B01MQPS7CM?th=1

Looks interesting, please let us know how they work for you.


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Re: [wiperhunter2] My Koke Tips In reply to
Yep, those be the ones. I have SD03, SD06, SD07 4.0, & SD08 colors. The 07 is a 4", and the others are 3.5". I ordered direct from Hawkins. Shipping was $3.85 for all 4.

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 76 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: [Elkslayer1] My Koke Tips In reply to
I don't understand what the Pink, Pink, Pink thing is at Strawberry. At 24 ft or deeper, pink is faded out to gray. You certainly can't argue with success, but I think it is more the action of the dodger and the squid, or the speed, or the leader length that'll get you bit. I do really well on plain Silver and white. Put the bait on the fish, adjusting the above combos until you find what they like and wallah, fish on!!
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Color is largely a non-factor in fishing overall. It gets way too much attention.

Speed, depth, vibration, flash, location, etc are way more important. In my opinion:)
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Disappearing color at greater depths in water is usually talked about in human terms, e.g. how we see light. Fish eyes don't see light the same as we do as there eyes are constructed differently and the construction varies among species to account for their specific environments. You can check out this link for a tutorial - Vision in Fishes.

And has been stated above, there's more to it than just color. Speed, vibration, action, flash, etc. all play a part. And let's not forget the weather. Wink

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 76 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