How to Ice Fish for Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee are landlocked freshwater salmon associated with red salmon. In kokanee are smaller than other types, typically from 1 to 3 £ largest is about £ 6. Kokanee prefer water below 50 degrees, keeping the fish in restricted areas during the summer months. During ice fishing season, kokanee have access to larger areas in the body of water. Depending on the concentration of kokanee in the body of water, finding this type can prove difficult. Once you find a school, the fish will come quickly if you use the right gear.

How to Ice Fish for Kokanee Salmon 1

Things you need: 
Some ice fishing gear
Worms
Salmon eggs
Oats
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How to Ice Fish for Kokanee Salmon 2

Use the right bait at Andrewfishing.com when fishing for kokanee. The fish feed on plankton, not other fish species. However, kokanee will bite worms and salmon eggs when they are presented.

Use ice fishing gear with bright colors to represent the bait. Each lake will have specific colors that work best. Experiment with different colors or ask local fishermen what colors they use to catch kokanee.

How to Ice Fish for Kokanee Salmon 3

Start fishing one foot beneath the ice and work the lure lower until the fish start to bite. Kokanee is generally between 4 and 15 meters deep in winter.

Chum the water with oats and eggs of salmon was once located on the school of fish. This will keep the fish around the hole which makes it easier to keep more fish.

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