View Full Version : Sept. 12-15: Fishing Oregon’s Record Holding Kokanee Lake – For Trout!

09-20-2011, 05:53 PM
Inspired by last year’s world record 9.7 Lb. kokanee, I drove to Oregon, picked up my old high school buddy, Al, in Prineville (and I do mean old; he was class of ’58!). We continued on to the northeastern, and much unheralded, Oregon’s Wallowa State Park. For me it was nearly a 2000 mile round trip aboard my faithful coach with my beloved C-Dory in tow.

We spent four days at the park, and while the kokanee were easily found in the Wallowa River (more accurately a creek) which hosts the annual kokanee spawn just a short walk from the lake – or from the coach in the RV park, for that matter. All those brilliant red kokanee were quite a site!

We caught our share of fat trout to four pounds during three days of fishing, and took one day off to visit the nearby, artsy town of Joseph, Oregon. We also rode the Wallowa Lake Tramway up to the top at 8150 feet, overlooking the lake and valley below. It was a grand day to be tourists.

Lots of photos of the trout we caught, the park, the lake, the kokanee and the trip on my homepage, if you’re interested. Check ‘em out at Sept ’11: Oregon’s World-Record Kokanee Lake: Wallowa Lake! | FishWisher's Home Page (http://fishwisher.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/sept-11-oregons-world-record-kokanee-lake-wallowa-lake/)


09-20-2011, 07:31 PM
awesome fish and great post, thanks for sharing :)

09-21-2011, 07:32 AM
Thanks for sharing FishWisher. That sounds like an amazing trip, and you did really well. I will have to try Wallowa Lake one day. Great job again!