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#1833148 - 07/25/22 05:13 PM Kokanee bait?
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Going to try for kokanees and looking for suggestions. Is West Hill or East Twin? better. Also I read to use shoepeg corn. Is canned corn ok of get the frozen. Having a hard time finding either.
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#1833150 - 07/25/22 05:47 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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are you trolling or still fishing at night
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#1833152 - 07/25/22 07:09 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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Want to troll with lead core. Not set up for down riggers.
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#1833156 - 07/26/22 10:40 AM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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I fished West Hill at night years ago with a lantern using corn and salmon eggs.

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#1833164 - 07/26/22 02:45 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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white shoe peg corn green giant in a can
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#1833171 - 07/26/22 07:44 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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Small garden worm. 1/2” piece
IMO- West Hill Kokanee are best tasting, East Twin are muddy.
Dodger with small long shank hook or wedding ring on a lead core.
Both lakes have been slow for Salmon you might have trouble finding the right depth with only lead core.
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#1833174 - 07/26/22 08:55 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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Picked up a few at Westhill 2 weeks ago. 1” green Mini squid rig with a tiny piece of worm 35’ down on the riggers. Started at 7:30. “My Kid wouldn’t wake up till 6:30” Bite stopped at 9:30. Go early and slow. 1 mph or less. Lost several before we got them in.
Good luck.
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#1833241 - 07/28/22 01:52 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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Originally Posted By: bk
Is canned corn ok of get the frozen. Having a hard time finding either.
. Usually can find the canned green giant white shoe peg corn at an IGA grocery store.
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#1833333 - 08/01/22 07:46 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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Tried today at West Hill trolled for 3 hours had a fish on but lost it and had another 2 bites. Ended up with a big fat 0. was a nice day on the water. Came home to a call from a friend that had fresh yellowfin and sword steaks for me. I guess the canons are on fire. they had 5 swords on and landed 2.
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#1833395 - 08/02/22 10:32 PM Re: Kokanee bait? [Re: bk]
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1 CTF member that comes to mind that fishes for Kokanee's who may be of help is, Steely Dan...

http://www.ctfisherman.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1815099/West_Hill_6/1/21#Post1815099

Maybe send him a PM?

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