Start Of The 2018 Season…. Odell Lake

With fishing reports not being very positive this year at Odell Lake, and with June being inconsistent at times the wife and I decided to pre-fish the lake before our first guided trip of the year.  We started our morning on the east end of the lake and headed west.  I wasn’t marking very many fish until we hit Gull Point where we got our first fish of the morning.  By the time we had made it to Breezy point we were really questioning what was going on, as we were only 1 for 5 at 9:00am.  I decided to keep going west even though I hate fishing in the crowds but it didn’t take very long and we were marking a ton of fish.  My Garmin unit was solid fish but nothing was biting and the wind was starting to pick up.  I had heard reports that the jig bite was slow but all the fish were coming right off the bottom of the lake so I decided to “GO DEEP” and fish right off the bottom.  As soon as I dropped my gear to 110 feet we got a double and soon after a triple and with-in an hour we caught another 12.  I felt confident that if we started our day in the west bay I could catch enough fish and with reports coming in that evening of very few fish being caught and that the bite really shut off at 9:00am I was feeling good.

We started our day at 5:00am in the west bay and we had a hard time even getting our gear in the water.  The West bay was alive with fish jumping all over the place.  I will warn you most of the fish we caught on the surface were next year’s fish and the ones jumping looked small.  So we stuck to fishing deep 80 to 110 feet.  We had a great time with Betsy and Joe on our boat and ended our day at 9:30am with 30 kokanee and released about another 10.  Pink and Orange Super Mysis bugs with Gold and Silver Arrow Flash dodgers got it done for us.  Troll speed was 1.2mph with Pro-Cure Garlic Sand Shrimp and Ocean Mess being our top corn scents.  The fish are running smaller than last year but It looks like there is more feed in the lake than last year because of the warm spring we are having.  So they should be nice sized by July.

After cleaning the fish we caught I talked Debbie into going Mackinaw fishing in the East Bay. With the fantastic weather and no wind I was expecting a relaxing boat ride with the wife and our dogs.  I went out to the 120-foot line and started marking Mack’s right off the bottom.  I had picked up some smaller Mag Lips in Gold and Black that I thought they looked like a white fish.  Odell Lake has native Mountain White Fish that is the favorite food source for Mack’s. We just got the rods in the water and we were ON!  We fished for one hour had hooked five Mack’s three smaller ones and two really nice ones before the wind really picked up. We went 4 for 5 using my Lamiglas XCC 762 UL-GH kokanee rods showing everyone they are soft enough to catch kokanee but you still have enough control to land a “Monster”.  We released the four Mack’s we caught because it takes them forever to get to that size and they keep my kokanee population healthy.

 

We had trips planned for Saturday and Sunday but a cold front was supposed to come in Friday night so we rescheduled our trips and got home before the snow and cold rain came in. It’s crazy but remember this lake is at 4700 feet and the snow can fall in July so make sure you keep an eye on the wind and weather.  I always check it out daily so I don’t get caught in a situation I don’t want to be in. Also the cabins and campsites are booking out fast at Odell Lake Resort so if you planning a trip this year book ASAP. “(541) 433-2540” Fishing should be fantastic July thru September and with the amount of fish I was marking there are plenty for everyone to fill a freezer or two.

See you guys on the Lake

Fish On Kokaneekid..

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2018 Tradeshows & Seminars

Fish-Field 12540 SW Main St #120 Tigard, Or 97223 – April 19th @ 6:00pm

We will Be talking about Kokanee Fishing in the 21st century and will be covering how to use these new tricks to catch more fish.

For more information visit http://www.fishfield.com

Hope to see you there!!

Fish On Jeremy Jahn…

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Odell Lake July 2nd – 4th 2016

So I’ll be really honest with you guys I haven’t been Kokanee fishing since last October and I was alittle worried about being rusty before my first guided trip of the season.  I’ve moved my operation over the the east end of the lake and was somewhat worried about working for new owners, new location, but once I showed up on July first to get all setup up for a Saturday fishing adventure that all changed.  I’ve never felt so welcomed and right at home.  It’s also nice having a resort with a restaurant, inside fire place and TV just in case the big game is on..

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Our first day of fishing was great weather great company and what I’d like to call average fishing.  I had a hard time locating fish and wanted to stay away from all the boats on the weat end of the lake  So we fished the south side of the lake right around Serenity Bay.  Fish were running between 35 and 70 feet in the water column with the best depth being 45 to 65 feet down.  They also wanted Orange and Gold Super Mysis Bugs with Gold Arrow Flash Dodgers and a faster troll 1.5mph to 1.7mph   We ended the day with 40 Kokanee and a fantasic day of fishing with great company.

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The next two days it was just me, Debbie, and our four dogs, who always love going in the boat.  We started the day at 5:00am and I wanted to see if there were more fish in the west bay like Jon had told me.  As soon as I turned my motor off and looked at my Garmin fish finder I knew we where in the right spot.  We had our limits by 9:00am and we’re headed back to the docks.. We had a hard time keeping up with the four rods as they were going off almost as soon as they went down.  Orange and Gold again with a fast troll.

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We were off the lake so fast Debbie had time to go on a horseback riding adventure while I took a long nap with the dogs.

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The next day of fishing was almost the same except we ran Pink and Silver Mysis bugs on one side off the boat and Orange on gold on the other side and we’re done fishing at 8:00am with our limits.  With our two days of limits for the wife and myself we headed for home.

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If your looking for a place to stay please check out Odell Lake Resort they have a ton of activities that the whole family can enjoy and they are a Family owned and operated resort that welcomed me with open arms and made me feel not only excited about fishing, but made me feel like it is Home.

 Odell Lake Resort has it all!! For more information call (541)433-2540 or visit

http://odelllakeresort.com/

Fish On Jeremy Jahn

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Big Fish at Wickiup Reservoir

If your looking to pick up some oversized Kokanee this year in Oregon, get that boat geared up and head over to Wickiup Reservoir.  The fishing isn’t, “Red Hot” but with the opportunity to pick up fish over 20 inches it will make the lower numbers worth it. Orange and Gold are hot color’s for that lake, but don’t overlook Chartuse and Gold. I’ve got word that Chartuse has been working very well this year.  This is a shallow lake so having a GPS with a lake map is a must. Fish are on the surface but with all this warm weather don’t be surprised if you start seeing them stacking up in the channels.

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Check out the Orange & Gold Mysis Bugs/Super Mysis Bugs, and the Chartruse & Gold Mysis Bugs/Super Mysis Bugs

Good Luck and we’ll see you all on the Lake
Fish On Jeremy Jahn

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Odell Lake May 30 & 31, 2015

We were super excited about coming to the lake this weekend.  We knew with all the warm weather throughout the week that the water temperature was going to start to rise and the kokanee would start to school up.  Water temperature went up 7 degrees by this weekend, which caused two things to happen, there is lots of feed and the kokanee have dropped in the water column.

 Saturday we took Tim and Victor out for a day of fishing and filming.  Tim is putting together a show about Odell Lake and Shelter Cove Resort.  He had a film crew out in a pontoon boat following us around and filming us.  Even though film crews have a tendency to slow the fishing and catching down, we ended up boating 40 really nice kokanee.  We fished almost the entire lake, but the majority of the fish were by Princess Creek.  We were using Pink Mysis Bugs with Silver blades and a proto type lure that will be released next year.  We caught fish 20 – 85 feet in the water column, but the best production was at 40 – 60 feet with a slow troll of 1.1 – 1.2 mph.

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Sunday, we took Mark and Dana out on the lake.  This was a birthday present from Dana to Mark.  Mark shared an item on his bucket list, which was to catch a Mackinaw, we helped him fulfill his bucket list and I think he had a memorable birthday!   We started fishing at 6:00 AM by Princess Creek.

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Fishing was off the hook.  Mark got a Mackinaw on, after fighting and landing his Mack, we decided to take a break at 9:30, with 42 kokanee already in the cooler.   The Mysis Bugs were the hot ticket and we were catching them on Pink and Orange with Gold and silver.  After a 45-minute break, we ended the day at noon with 65 kokanee and some great memories for our crew and us.

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Fish are gaining weight every week because of the abundant food source in the lake.  I am expecting some really nice size fish by July.  If you are looking for a lake to fish in Oregon, Odell Lake is your ticket.

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For reservation at Shelter Cove Resort & Marina on Odell Lake, call (541)433-2548

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