Clients Rohn and Willow had so much fun at Folsom 3 days ago, they wanted to go fishing again. This time, the search was for Kokanee. The hot bite for Boca Kokanee was kept a secret by many locals, myself included, due to the size of the lake and the fact that we were absolutely knocken em dead at Boca.
We met at the ramp at 5am and 5 mins later, we were fishing. As I was explaining that I would undoubtedly knock off a few fish with the net and miss a few, there would be plenty of fish caught. As I was demonstrating what a bite looks like, a fish pulled the release and the fight was on. As avid trout anglers, I told them that Kokanee had super soft mouths and could not be horsed in and they found that out quickly. After the 3rd lost fish, we got one in the boat. I think 10 mins had gone by since we started fishing.
The bites and fish came fast and furious and within 1.5 hrs, we had 3 limits of Boca Kokanee to 17″ with an average in the high 15″. It took them longer to drive to the lake than it had to catch limits!!!! Then we went back to the ramp, boat on trailer, and started to fillet the fish. Takes me a bit to fillet them because I’m very meticulous. They were back home to Orangevale by noon.
Top bait of the day was Powerful Pink Radical Glow Tubes with ProCure garlic scented shoe peg corn behind a Rocky Mountain Tackle 4.25″ pink n purple dodger.
Speed was 1mph gps speed.
Target depth was 20′-35′ on the wire with 30′ set backs
6/30/16 Folsom Lake Trout
A client called me the other day and said he was new to the area and wanted to learn the how to fish for Rainbow Folsom Lake Trout. I told him that fishing is best May and June when the weather is cooler but I can at least show him the ropes and maybe catch a few.
We started by the dam and almost immediately caught a nice rainbow. Then another, and another. Only losing a few every now and then. It helps to have an experienced angler fighting the fish. And he just wanted to practice catch and release so all fish caught, were released. It took about 5 mins to revive them since the water near the surface is so warm but it can be done and they all swam away back to deep water. It was a great day except for all the smoke from the nearby forest fire. The smoke got so bad at one point that we could not see the shore anymore. But the fishing was great. By 9am we had caught and released 12-13 rainbows and were still catching them and marking them on the fish finder.
Once the breeze died, the bite did too and it really started to get hot out there. We decided to stop at 11am but we had caught and released 16 Folsom Lake Trout.
Top Presentation was yellow and silver speedy shiners and rainbow bread speedy shiners trolled 2.5mph GPS speed at a depth between 35-45′.