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Jigging kokes
Is jigging for Kokanee possible. I would really like to try my hand at catching some but donít have all the down riggers and fancy trolling gear that I hear people gennerally using. Was just wondering in there was a inexpensive way to get into some of these fish. Thanks
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Re: [Ghansen] Jigging kokes In reply to
Yes, but it is not easy by any means. There are jigging spoons like the Kokanator and smaller buzz bombs, that wien baited with a gulp maggot, will take kokes.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it is too large.

Still, if you can find the schools, get a group of fish below you, it can be done.

Not my favorite way for sure, but ......... yes.
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Re: [Ghansen] Jigging kokes In reply to
It can be done but I've found it better in mid to late spring and have needed to stay vertical above fish.

Buzz bombs worked for us but I'm by no means good at it! I did find most hits where on the drop of the lure.

I will post photos of some tackle that works but I would think bright spoons etc would work.

also there are some other ideas to get down deeper as seen in last photo.


Where you plan on going???

GOOD LUCK...
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Re: [UThunting] Jigging kokes In reply to
I see people jigging for them late August at the gorge as I troll around them. Key is finding the schools. Good luck man!Fish On
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Re: [Ghansen] Jigging kokes In reply to
I'm curious what type of craft you will be fishing off of. When I chase kokes on my kayak I just have an old baitcasting reel zip tied to my handle next to my seat and a metal coat hanger bent into a loop attached to the tie down bracket on the front of the kayak. Run a couple big sinkers off of the reel and add the clip and you've got a downrigger.
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Re: [Ghansen] Jigging kokes In reply to
Cruise till you find fish. Try to stay on top of them. Fish the depth you mark them at. A good ole Cast Master is tough to beat. The fish move, so you have to either be patient and wait for them to come back, or go find another school.

Best of luck!
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Re: [not-a-purist] Jigging kokes In reply to
We catch kokes jigging all the time, I have one clear case that has about 2 dozen buzz bombs in it with all sizes and colors, find what works for you and stick with it. Almost every person looks at me weird when I ask if they ever jig for kokes, it's a nice break to get them to strike after watching the same lures pass by them 50 times a day.
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Re: [fish_hntr] Jigging kokes In reply to
fish hntr

+1

LOL SO TRUE!!!
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Re: [UThunting] Jigging kokes In reply to
UThunting wrote:
fish hntr

+1

LOL SO TRUE!!!

Funny thing is they aren't picky on color, last trip to the gorge we caught them on white, pink, and orange.
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Re: [DjHill16] Jigging kokes In reply to
Looks like you guys have got it figured out. Sounds like I just need to get out there and do it. We where fishing at Jordanelle and stumbled across a school of what I think was Kokanee on the fish finder. So it got me thinking about how to try and fish for them. Thanks for all the info guys I really appreciate it. I my try to run up to Strawberry tomorrow and give it a whirl.
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Re: [Ghansen] Jigging kokes In reply to
If your gonna try the old reel method, ill try to remember to take a picture when I get home of my yak setup and you may be able to replicate it on a boat.
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Re: [Ghansen] Jigging kokes In reply to
Biggest and best advise I can give you is be there way early as after 9 am it goes down hill fast the bite is good earl.