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How to Catch Kokanee

Kokanee Fishing Techniques



Fishing for Kokanee Salmon has never been more popular. Every week thousands of fishermen target this highly prized fish in the Western lakes and reservoirs. The techniques for catching kokanee have also been refined as more guides and professionals seek them and as big money kokanee derbies gain in popularity. These chapters present an accumulation of material from three of the top kokanee fishermen in North America:


Phillip Johnson - author, kokanee researcher and founder of Kokanee Power, a non profit kokanee restoration organization.

Vance Staplin - Guide and manufacturer of kokanee lures and attractors.

Wayne Douma - Guide and top winner of kokanee derbies.


We will address kokanee techniques in several sections.

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