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    Re: Stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Ed View Post
    Finally got to get the boat wet in Stampede.
    Left the house at 7am and boats were at the ramp when we got there with limits.

    Most of the kokanee are in the 12" range with a 15" if you find the right depth or school.
    We had one 15" kok and a 16" Cut in our mixed bag limit today.

    Other post posted depths and colors for this water............. I just want to bring up a point.

    Lots of fishermen were netting kokanee, man handling them and then releasing them to try
    for larger kokanee,
    If you have to "Upgrade"....................
    don't use a net and grab the hook with long nose pliers at the water without touching the kokanee
    to remove the hook with minimum damage to the fish.

    Have a nice season.
    Point well made, Sir! Fish mortality is greatly increased when the fish is netted and pulled from the water before release. Fish hooked while trolling are very rarely "gut hooked" so the boat side release that you recommend is the best way to assure that the small fish we release will grow to be "keeper sized."

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    Stampede

    Finally got to get the boat wet in Stampede.
    Left the house at 7am and boats were at the ramp when we got there with limits.

    Most of the kokanee are in the 12" range with a 15" if you find the right depth or school.
    We had one 15" kok and a 16" Cut in our mixed bag limit today.

    Other post posted depths and colors for this water............. I just want to bring up a point.

    Lots of fishermen were netting kokanee, man handling them and then releasing them to try
    for larger kokanee,
    If you have to "Upgrade"....................
    don't use a net and grab the hook with long nose pliers at the water without touching the kokanee
    to remove the hook with minimum damage to the fish.

    Have a nice season.

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