- Jan 12, 2011
I have never fished Green Peters though I have heard / read a great deal about the lake. As as kokanee fishing, has anybody jigged for them and what lures were hot and which ones were not?
Secret!? I love secrets. But I know, if you told me then it wouldn't be a secret. I know that some people use what they call a Wickiup sandwich. I personally saw one guy a few years ago pull out a giant brown using a green Nordic. To this day it was the biggest fish I seen caught coming out that lake. Kokes can be on or off either jigging or trolling. We bought a boat in March 2010 (until then I always hitched a ride) and now looking for new places to fish and I have always heard about GP.
To get to the spot I know of to catch those you have to be wary of how fast the wind can pick up and make the water really rough.
I discovered Green Peter last year and it quickly became one of my favorite trips. My modest success came on hootchies and wedding rings tipped with shoepeg corn trolled behind dodgers at various levels. Surprisingly, my two largest kokes were brought in while flat lining.
Re the wind: I had one day when it kicked up suddenly around 11 am and did not let up for 3 hours. It was brutal. Be prepared.
Also, the ramp can be a circus....especially on Kokanee Derby Day. If you're going to try the rutted dirt put-in by the dam, you better have 4 wheel drive and high clearance.