Northern CA Freshwater

Kokanee hitting well at Whiskeytown

By BILL RICE/WON Staff WriterPublished: Aug 09, 2017

WHISKEYTOWN –– Fishing this last week has been good for kokanee on Whiskeytown Lake, said guide Keith Kerrigan of KK guide service.

whiseytownkokesWHISKEYTOWN KOKES — WON Staffer Pat Young fished Whiskeytown Reservoir with guide Anthony Cox this past week and they caught these two limits of 14½- to 153⁄4-inch Kokanee in 3 hours on Brad's Kokanee Killer Cut Plugs.

“Most of the fish are being caught around the Hwy 299 bridge at about 50 to 60 feet deep and there are a lot of fish up at the Curtain, mostly males,” Kerrigan said. “Bugs, spinners and hoochies have been working. Orange, green and pink are the go-to colors. There are fish up the Whiskey Creek arm all the way to the buoy line. The kokes are running a fat 17-plus inches. The weather is starting to cool down.”

Officials at Oak Bottom Marina also reported good kokanee action for trollers using spinners and hoochies in the Whiskey Creek Arm of the lake and most other areas of the lake.

Anthony Cox of AC Guide Service fished Whiskeytown Lake also, with clients catching 10 kokanee on Wackos and Hoochie jigs. All of the fish were over 17½ inches in length, he said.

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