Great article from Mark Wiza:
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Huge schools of kokanee salmon are swarming off south shore and the bite is the best we’ve had in years. The down side is that these landlocked sockeyes are also the smallest we’ve seen in several summers, averaging 9 to 12 inches long. They provide fast action and delicious eating though. Plus, the bite-size morsels are drawing in large numbers of mackinaw to the same area. Kokanee and mackinaw make for a great summertime combo trip and each time out in recent weeks has been a mixed limit of fun!
On July 17 my buddy Jeff Turner and I took his friend Tomatsu on a pre-dawn excursion from the Tahoe Keys where Jeff docks his well equipped Jetcraft fishing boat. We set minnow traps in the dark and just after legal starting time (one hour before sunrise on Tahoe) Tomatsu reeled in a 9 pound mackinaw that struck a black and silver AC Plug trolled at 100 feet on the downrigger. We then moved to the heart of the kokanee schools and caught a dozen little salmon and one more mackinaw around three pounds, ending our trip before 11 a.m. one fish shy of a 15 fish three-person limit.”
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