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10 lb kokanee in Utah
If Triploid Kokanee were stocked in lakes like the Gorge, it could be possible. After reading up on it, Idaho and BC have been experimenting with them for a number of years, with some great results. Little lakes, like Monte Lake in British Columbia and others in BC, that is only 435 acres are producing kokes up to 18 to 20". These kokes live longer too, with some that are 6 or 7 years old, giving anglers a better chance to catching them before they spawn. Not sure it would ever happen here but it something to think about while waiting for this years open water fishing to begin. Wish we could get DWR folks to tell us if is something they have ever considered. Sure would be nice to see the average size kokes go up a pound or twoCool.


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Re: [wiperhunter2] 10 lb kokanee in Utah In reply to
Let's throw some of those in strawberry,, but just leave the gorge alone lol,I'll have to look those fish up
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soon.
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Re: [bigfish6] 10 lb kokanee in Utah In reply to
I guess Washington state is getting in on the big kokes according to this article:
https://www.seattletimes.com/...lers-in-winter-time/
Hear is an article about ice fishing for them in BC:
https://www.bcfishn.com/ice-fish-kokanee/
And a post and video made on BFT Ice fishing board about them in BC as well:
http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...d;page=unread#unread


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(This post was edited by wiperhunter2 on Mar 2, 2019, 6:22 PM)
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Re: [wiperhunter2] 10 lb kokanee in Utah In reply to
that would be freaking awesome .but would smash all the salmon records so they may have to do something about that ,Smile
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That would be awesome!
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Doesn't our state do most of the kokanee planting with eggs coming from kokanee within strawberry and the gorge? They would have to buy that strain of eggs from another state. I would push for that strain to be put in strawberry and the gorge and have mixer of both strains there. Then, they wouldn't have to buy them out of state every year. Do a mixer for like 4 or 5 years by buying them. Then the eggs would trickle over to other lakes in the state eventually. Just a thought. Also if they don't spawn as often, that might change the stocking numbers again. I would put those in the bigger lakes so they can have a greater chance to survive and spawn. Spawning is a good thing. Catch them all early, no eggs for the future. I can see positives and possible negatives if they aren't managed effectively. The stocking numbers would need to be increased I would think.
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Re: [muirco] 10 lb kokanee in Utah In reply to
i don't think the kind of salmon they are talking about can spawn
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Re: [mtncat1] 10 lb kokanee in Utah In reply to
So another sterile fish? I am not for that.
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https://www.gofishbc.com/...ish-Performance.aspx
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I didn't know what Triploid was. Thought it was a different strain. I was wrong. You can read ther article above. I am not down for that.
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Triploid Kokanee, just like Triploid Rainbows are sterile, so they don't spawn, that is why they live longer. From what I read about them, it is only the female that lives longer, the male lives about the same amount of time as non Triploid Kokanee. The biggest advantage to these kokes compared to non Triploid Kokanee, other than them growing larger is that because they do not spawn and die, they live for 2 to 3 more years, this would gives fisherfolks more of a chance to catch them. Most of our smaller lakes, like Porcupine, Causey and State line Res, the kokes rarely get over a max size of 13 to 14" but these Triploid fish, because they live longer could in theory get 5 or 6" longer but even if they would only 3 or 4" longer that would be an improvement.


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Re: [muirco] 10 lb kokanee in Utah In reply to
i don't think it would be bad kokes really don't spawn in the lakes anyway .to it would be controlled .