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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Fish On Jeremy Jahn