I went kokanee fishing for the first time in a week. When I arrived at the lakeside at 4:50, there were three people ahead of me this time.
I paddled out of the kayak and looked at the fish finder and found fish around 27ft and 40ft as before.
When ready, slow the kayak down and drop the rigs in front of the fish.
This time, however, they are not biting at all. After not catching a single fish in the first hour, I was ready to be got skunked today.
I had a few fish bites, but the 4lb leader line broke in two places. So I replaced the bottom four hooks with 6lb leader line ones.
Even if I drop the rig straight down 2m ahead of the fish, it doesn’t bite. When there is more than one fish, the fish may bite if I move the rod widely.
As I expected, the pattern that got the fish to bite today was to drop the hook where there was a school of about three to five fish and move the rod in a larger direction to entice them to bite.
The schools of fish have been very small this year and the fishing has been difficult. However, I believe that training under severe conditions will help me in the future.
13th time/318 kokanee/average 24