10% Off Your Order until 12/15/19

Happy Holiday’s from KokaneeKid Fishing… Get 10% off your entire order until 12/15/19. 

Use Code – holiday10 in the coupon section of your order.

Happy Holiday’s from our family to yours

See you all on the Lake

Fish On Jeremy Jahn

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Mid-Willamete Valley Anglers Club 03/12/2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm

We will be at the Salem Senior Center 03/12/2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Mid-Willamette Valley Anglers Club Meeting 2615 Portland Rd NE Salem, Or 97301  I’ll be showing you how to dial in your electronics to find fish, locate structure, all I’ll be sharing about all the new cutting edge technology that Garmin has to offer.

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Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show February 28th – March 3rd

We will be in Redmond Oregon at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show located.  We will have product for sale so stop in check out a seminar bring your kokanee questions and let us help you put more fish in the boat for the 2019 kokanee season. 


Fish Tank – Think Tank

Thursday 3:30pm – Friday 4:30pm – Saturday 2:30pm – Sunday 11:30am

Blue Theater Kokanee – Where, How, What, When

Friday 3:30pm – Saturday 6:00pm

Hope you see you there for more information visit


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Don’t Count Out September – 2018

With everyone concentrating on Hunting and Fall Chinook, it leaves Odell Lake wide open this time of year.  

We have had great weather, with full sized fish and very little boat traffic.  Odell Lake’s Kokanee are the latest spawning kokanee in the entire state.  This is because of colder water temperature and a super high altitude.  

With other lakes showing signs of the spawn as early as the first part of August, Odell Lake’s fish don’t tend to spawn until Mid October this leads to full sized kokanee later in the season.  The fish are running in the upper 12″ – 14″ and they are weighing three times the size as those caught in May or June.

 With the dry hot summer we had the feed really came out and it’s obvious at the cleaning station.  The water temperature is starting to cool with the temp’s in the low 60’s, but the fish are still concentrated between 40 to 70 feet.  The first three weekends in September we boated more fish than one will ever want to clean.  We used mainly Twisted Hoochies and Super Miss Bugs in pink and orange along with Silver and Gold Moon Glow Wing Arrow Flash Dodgers.  

Even though the water temperature is starting to get colder the fish are super aggressive and are still wanting a fast troll speed 1.4mph – 1.6mph.  Using 30 degree turns has been very effective when you know your gear is in the middle of fish.  This lifts and lowers your gear plus speeds up and slows it down at the same time making kokanee more likely to attack.  We have been using a shorter set back of 30′ or less so we can attack fish while making quick turns to go back over them again and again.

 The weekend of the 7th, all four rods went off three different time within 10 minutes because we stayed on them.  Pro-Cure Ocean Mess and Garlic Sand Shrimp have been working fantastic so don’t forget to use the magic stuff on your corn before heading out.  Also fish have been concentrating west of Princess Creek in the middle of the lake, and also in-between Breezy point and Roosevelt.  

They are moving around but if your not marking fish then you haven’t found them yet your screen should be solid fish…

So don’t count out September for some of the best kokanee fishing in the world up at Odell Lake Resort.  The rest of September and most of October should be EPIC just trust me “We can’t wait for next weekend”!!!

Fish On Jeremy Jahn

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Odell Lake July 27th Thru July 29th

When is “Prime” Kokanee Fishing?

Just like every Salmon Species, Kokanee are full sized toward the end of August thru first part of September, depending on the lake temperature and elevation of the lake. I’m not saying you can’t catch kokanee year round, but to be honest with you I’m a fair weather fisherman.  If I can catch a “Full Sized” fish in August while wearing shorts, a tank top and flip-flops, that sounds like a winner to me. 

With all the pictures of kokanee being caught in the winter months, I think people are getting the wrong idea of when is the best time to catch these Land Locked Sockeye Salmon.  There are a few fisheries were earlier season is better because they are shallow fisheries. Wickiup is a great example of this because the fish can’t get into the ideal 53 degree water temperature later in the season and in my opinion they start tasting like mud by Mid-June.  When you have a deep cold lake where kokanee always have the ability to get in that ideal temperature, the later you fish the better.  I love seeing the fish get bigger and bigger every week, the end of July thru the first part of September is my favorite time to target this fishery. First, the surface temperature is in the upper 60’s to low 70’s so all the fish are stacked into that thermocline. Second, the fish are super aggressive and fight like they are trying to break out of Jail.  Third, they are way bigger, super fat with blood red meat, and did I tell you about the fantastic weather.

Ok, let’s talk about Odell Lake, the fish are smaller than last year, but there is a ton of feed in the lake so they are starting to catch up.  The Kokanee are really stacking into the ”45 – 75 feet” depth, with the thermocline right at 55 feet.  Because the fish are so active and aggressive, your going to want to pick up your troll speed to 1.5mph – 1.7mph.

Remember early season slower troll speed, later in the season get that boat moving with the fish.  Also, don’t fish in the normal spots like the west bay, once the algae bloom hits the lake those fish move with it right to the east end of the lake and trust me they are stacked in like cord wood with no one fishing on the East End, until you all read this post.  Fish are running 11 to 13 inches with some next year’s fish running 6 to 9 inches.  Each day is different but Twisted Hoochies, Spin N Glo’s, Super Mysis Bugs and Mysis bugs catching all our fish this last weekend with either Silver or Gold Moon Glow Wing Arrow Flash Dodgers. 

We boated 170 kokanee in three days with Pro-Cure water soluble Garlic/Sand Shrimp and a custom mix I call “Ocean Mess” being our top Corn Scents for the weekend.   I’m taking this next weekend off, but I’m super excited to fish the first part of August because it’s going to be EPIC… 

If you see me on the lake and your not sure what’s going on, troll by me and ask, I’m more than happy to point you in the right direction. You can also stop in at Odell Lake Resort, I’m normally in at the boat docks or I’m up helping out at the Resort and I love to talk fishing.

It’s Prime Time…. Catching is way batter than Fishing so Get out there and catch a limit or two..

Fish On KokaneeKid

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