Green Peter kokanee...how big?


C_Run

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I had not bothered going up to Green Peter since 2014 after hearing about how small the kokanee were, supposedly due to overstocking. Yesterday three of us in kayaks went up to see for ourselves and fished about 4+ hours mostly trolling but also armed with jigging rods. It was slow but we scratched out a few trolling. It was not until the last hour after we decided to head back to the ramp that we encountered a few bigger schools that seemed to be on the bite and went after our jigs readily. It was a challenge staying on the schools as they were moving and the wind was starting to blow our kayaks but we kept searching around and ended up with 12 total in a short period of time.

So, how big? I measured them all and they ranged from 9' to 11 3/4" and the average was 10.15". photo31269.jpg
 

billfisher

Active member
Good job! They look like they are a little plumper than the last couple years. What color jigs? I've been trolling up a few but 101/2 is the biggest so far. Thanks for the report!
 

C_Run

Well-known member
billfisher;n603564 said:
Good job! They look like they are a little plumper than the last couple years. What color jigs? I've been trolling up a few but 101/2 is the biggest so far. Thanks for the report!
I had a small pink and white Gibbs jig with red Fire Corn and our friend had some kind of bigger red jig like maybe a Nordic or similar plus corn. Yep, the one that was almost 12" was nice and chunky the way they used to be. Hopefully, they will add an inch or so during the season.
 

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