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Kokanee in PA

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If I remember correctly, the pa fish comm maintained a fishable population of kokanee at upper woods pond, in the poconos, in the late 1960's.

I was wondering if there is any kokanee fishing in pa today?

Posted on: 2013/4/12 8:33


Re: Kokanee in PA

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Probably not, a bunch of bucket biologists started putting all kinds of fish in the pond and PFBC eventually tried to kill the pond and return it to a trout pong, which it was before anyone had the bright idea to put in rubber fish. It failed, there are still WW fish in it along with rubber trout maybe a few wild brookies, and I've heard that some salmon survived, but I've never caught any. Kokone don't grow very big in PA so I wouldn't bother going there to target them, but it would be neat to catch one.

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Re: Kokanee in PA

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I thought they were stocked in Harvey's Lake not too long ago.

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Re: Kokanee in PA

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Fished upper woods pond abt 15 years ago for kokanee. Pafc may have been still stocking them at the time. We caught more than a dozen trolling small spoons. None more than 9 inches. Haven't been back since.

Posted on: 2013/4/12 10:55


Re: Kokanee in PA

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We had those in Idaho and they weren't; much bigger there either. a 12-14 inch was considered big. And unless it was spawning time they just looked a lot like your normal wild rainbow. But trolling wet flies from a canoe with an electric motor was deadly.

Posted on: 2013/4/12 19:53






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