Odell Lake mackinaw fishing. Got one in the pontoon!

GraphiteZen
GraphiteZen
What's up GZ here. Hit Odell in the pontoon managed to get one!! Absolutely beautiful day, was like glass from dawn until about 2. Found them around some plateaus on the south bank in about 35 feet of water. Started with a large jointed rapala kokanee colors downrigger set to about 25'. Got nothing. Scaled down to a silver and purpleish stickbait at same depth, nothing. Scaled that down to a larger Cleo spoon in blue purple. Hooked up!!! Perfect eater but I let it go. Nothing the rest of the day or the next day. But the next day was roughhhh I got off the water at abour 9 once the swells hit 2 or 3 feet haha. That's a bit much for the SS Minnow. So yeah! Never caught a mac, but now I'm addicted!!! Tight lines everyone!!!!
 
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troutdude
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brandon4455
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Great fish! Good to see you’re still alive and well. Lake trout are the only trout/char in Oregon I’ve yet to catch, I’ll change that soon. I will add to this excellent throwback post from another long time member with my own.

We were up at odell for the very first time a few weeks ago, new to the Kokanee game (with conventional gear and not fly rods. Launched at sunset and fished infront of princess creek 6:30-2:30 trolled the whole time. Caught fish 65-75 on the clip.

Best rig was a size 10 pink spin glo behind a Paulina peak performer lite moon jelly dodger and tuna corn.also caught fish on orange hoochie spinners. My cousin lost a setup when a Mack attacked his dodger and broke everything off. I also had one grab ahold of one of my kokes while I was bringing it up from the deep. So so many Mack’s in that lake constantly pressuring the Kokanee.

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GraphiteZen
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What's up guys!? Yeah been a long time! Good to see you're both out there hitting it still. Gonna try all that, Brandon. Pretty sure I'm a mac addict now haha. I'll be going back asap
 
brandon4455
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GraphiteZen said:
What's up guys!? Yeah been a long time! Good to see you're both out there hitting it still. Gonna try all that, Brandon. Pretty sure I'm a mac addict now haha. I'll be going back asap
Now it’s time to get one on a fly rod 😎
 
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