New Hogan Stripers August 4th 2022

Long time client Mike wanted to catch some stripers at New Hogan. I started setting rods soon after leaving the dock and it was not only a few minutes when we started getting strikes and Mike soon landed his first striper of the day. Finally getting the remaining rods out things started happening and we would pick up a fish here and there, we also had a few missed opportunities and we ended the day @ 11:30 with five stripers with the biggest being the last fish that weighed five pounds. A great day with a great guy!!!! Thanks Mike!!!

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Tough Day @ Don Pedro 8-3-2022

New clients Mike and Dwight were onboard with me on August the 3rd for some lessons on kokanee fishing. A few days prior the kokanee were hard to catch, however this day would prove to be even tougher. After setting the four rods at various depths we started our troll and soon marked a good fish over a 100 feet down so I lowered one of the rods just above it and waited a few seconds and BAMM! fish on! Mike grabbed the rod and began reeling and after a good fight I was able to slide the Beckman net under it and it turned out to be a four pound King Salmon. We continued on and we were not marking many fish at all and finally we landed a nice kokanee, but by then time was ticking away and I wanted to try for some trout just to give them some action but Mike wanted to stick it out for a while longer and learn more about kokanee fishing, then we did switch over and the first fish we caught was a big Bass then three Rainbows and they called it a day before it became to hot. Still a great day on the water with two great guys. Thanks again!!!

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Don Kokanee trip 7-29-2022

Return clients Bill, Jason and JJ were back onboard with me for some kokanee fishing. The morning was a clear morning with no clouds and warmer temperatures. After setting the four rods we wee on our way, not marking hardly any fish I began to winder and finally we started marking only a few but they were not interested in biting our offerings so I put out a single rod for trout but had not takers either and finally we had our first bite and it made it to the net and into the fish bag, so things started looking up as we boated another. The day was a tough one for sure as we only landed five kokanee, lost a couple and had a few missed opportunities for our efforts. Thanks again guys for coming out.

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Great day @ Don Pedro 7-28-2022

Return clients Gary and Steve were back onboard to hunt down kokanee. The morning started again with some cloud cover and on the first pass through an area we boated three kokanee, then a few boats showed up working same small area making it tougher, but being persistent and dedicated we worked a large area and we picked the kokanee of one by one and they gave it a time line before the heat really set in at noon and we had one more fish to catch and that was not looking good and with in the last three minutes the starboard side rod we off and Gary reeled the last kokanee of the day with seconds to spare. Thanks again guys for the great day.

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Don Pedro kokanee 7-27-2022

New client Dave and he brought along his grandsons for some first time kokanee fishing. The morning started out with cloud cover and that was a welcome sight as it kept it the temperatures much cooler. It was not long and we were getting bites and after a little instructions they were pretty good at landing the fish. The fishing was kind a on the slower side from what its been, we had boated three fish then it went quite for a while and then we came across a large school of fish and as soon as I showed them on the sonar all the rods got bit and they landed three of them. At one point we had a really good fish on unfortunately it came off as it was peeling line off the reel. The day ended with two nice limits of kokanee from the waters of Don Pedro. A great day with great people Thanks again guys!!!

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New Hogan Stripers 7-25-2022

Returning clients John, Gregg and they brought Greggs Grandson and Cindy and Elise for and outing at Hogan to chase stripers. The morning started off with the gate being closed to the lake and not opening till 6:00 after launching the boat I started setting lines and we were under way. The morning bite was non existent but we continued on and kept trying until finally we started getting some bites and the first one made it to the net. The bite on this day was spurradock but we ended the day with six stripers from the waters of Hogan reservoir, and we had six others missed opportunities. Thanks everyone for a great day and making the best of it.

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Kokanee bite @ Don Pedro 7-20-2022

Returning clients Kevin and his dad Bud were back for a day of kokanee fishing and this was for Buds 80th birthday. the morning started off on the kind of slow side. Then we had our first fish with in just a couple minutes that turned out to be a trout that was released. Then we finally started marking a few fish but they were not interested in our offerings , then finally we started to get a few to go and we started to get a collection of kokanee in the fish bag and by 9:45 they had nine kokanee and a single king salmon for the morning. A great morning with great guys!!! Thanks again !!

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Hot Kokanee action @ Don Pedro 7-16-2022

Return clients Rick and Robert and they brought new client buddy Mario for a day of chasing kokanee. After arriving at the fishing grounds it wasn’t long and the games began. They started putting fish in the Reliable fish bag at a pretty good pace. The day or should I say morning was filled with laughter and many good stories. By eight o’clock we had 8 fish with a few lost ones, we were marking good schools of fish on the Garmin sonar units and just at 10:00 O’clock they had their 15 kokanee and one Rainbow trout. That was a good thing as the weekend boat traffic was starting to get really busy. A great day with three great guys, Thanks again guys a great day was had by all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hot Kokanee Fishing @ Don Pedro! 7-15-2022

Return client Frank and New Clients and Long time friends John and Linda were out for a day of fishing at Don Pedro. I set four rods at various depths all with different offerings. It wasn’t long and we were getting bit and landing some fish, the action was not as fast as the previous day but we were doing very well, They did loose several in the process and I accidently knocked one off with the net, but we still finished the trip by 10:15 with three limits of kokanee and one Rainbow trout. A great day with great people on the waters of Don Pedro……. Thanks again everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Trifecta @ Don Pedro 7-14-2022

Returning and long time client Mike and he brought along and returning client Matt for a day of chasing kokanee. We met and headed for the fishing grounds and after setting the four rods we were under way and it wasn’t long and we were marking fish and soon we had our first fish in the Reliable fish bag. The fishing was great as we had many fish by 8:00 O’clock. Matt was the one with the trifecta of fish, Kokanee, King salmon and a Rainbow trout, however Mike caught the biggest kokanee being 18 inches and over two pounds. A great early morning with a couple of great guys. Thanks again!!!!!!

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