Stock Your freezer with kokanee fish
It is not uncommon to catch 100 of these tasty fish in a day.
Dworshak Reservoir is home to one of the largest populations of Kokanee in the state of Idaho. We offer Kokanee trips from February through July before the Kokanee make their trek into the upper reaches of the reservoir to spawn.
Generally, Dworshak Reservoir Kokanee average around 10″, but that can vary from year to year. The limit is 25 Kokanee per angler, and these fish are awesome table fare, from pan-fried, smoked, or canned – you won’t be disappointed in this catch.
What Is Kokanee?
A Kokanee is a land-locked Sockeye Salmon, which is known for its vibrant red flesh that is highly prized in many cultures in the Northwest United States. We target these fish with a few different techniques. Our main technique is with lake trolls (i.e. Luhr Jensen Cow Bell, Bolo, Ford Fender, etc.) rigged in front of a wedding ring spinner tipped with corn and/or maggots.