Okanagan lake is finally starting to pick up.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by Fisher_dude, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    There is some big excitement around the hatchery. The Okanagan Nation Alliance has been negotiating with the US hydro utilities for 7 years to make this a reality. They had a groundbreaking ceremony last month despite the lack of a final commitment to the project but now the project is a go and the contract has been awarded, work will start mid July.
     
  2. Fishhound

    Fishhound Member


    I have some doubts as to the bands support of recreational fishing being allowed as the news reports at the site below spells out the Native allialliance position on it

    I think it may have been too early for any kind of fishing to take place

    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/b...r-over-sockeye/article1681604/?service=mobile
     
  3. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link. I fished the Osoyoos Lake opening twice and spoke to band members on the water commercial fishing and they were friendly, helpful and said they were lots of fish to go around. They even encouraged sporties who were out with FN guides to take more than their limit of two, and they would be dropped off at the band office and used to feed families living on the band.

    I don't think there was an opening on Skaha though.
     
  4. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    I think that story is a bit of a beat up, we know how the media loves conflict. Stewart Philip has been taking an adversarial approach to FN-govt affairs for decades and can always be relied upon for a gruff response. Note that there are no quotes from other FN leaders in the Globe's piece. At the working level, the folks in the ONA fisheries outfit seem quite proud that their efforts produced enough of a surplus of fish that all could share.
     
  5. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    Was out on Sunday, mostly sorting newly installed gear before the boat goes to the coast in August. We did get some kokanee near Summerland, 300-500 metres off the beach in 60-80 ft of water, trolling coyote type spoons 20 ft off bottom. Also hooked a good size rainbow in same area, my ineptness let it escape close to the boat.
     
  6. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    ummmmm what i wouldnt give to be there right now lol
     
  7. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    Was out today, hit two fish, around 5-6 pounds, released, around Eldorado at 10:00 am. 120 feet of water. Apex gold and watermelon at 50 feet with a dummy flasher.
     
  8. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    Nice great info!!
     
  9. Karma-Kazi

    Karma-Kazi Active Member

    Those fish in that lake are so amazing to look at. Id love to see pics of these fish more often. Do you ever take pics or is it more about getting it back in the water as fast as possible with this heat?

    -KK
     
  10. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    do they use alot of apexs in that area do u know
     
  11. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    Yes apex lures are I good bet for Okanagan lake
     
  12. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    i need to fish there more its for my soul theraputic that lake is to me lol
     
  13. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    Nice lake but the fishing is tough at best!
     
  14. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    I usually have pics, but I was alone this time and yes, quick release is usually what I'm after. Also had my go pro on my head with a dead battery. The first generation go pros have a terrible battery life. I'm recharging it more than using it. The rainbows in the big interior lakes are wild and fight hard. But OK lake is slow fishing at the best of times.
     
  15. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    just being out there rod in hand good for soul sunshining swimming wen its hot ooooooooohhhhhhhh baby
     
  16. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    rod in hand sounds funny my bad sorry lol i grew up on that lake im its mermaid lol
     
  17. Karma-Kazi

    Karma-Kazi Active Member

    Thats awsome. I love the act of fishing. Catching is a Bonus. Ive only fished the lake once and I was 7 years old. Im from the island. I would love to come out and give it a try one day though.

    Yes i really want to get a Gopro I had a day fishing Coho's and pinks last week where I could have had some epic footage of them hitting in the propwash. Would have been amazing. To bad there so danm expensive. And Then after that. You have to manage all the footage. That must take forever!

    -KK
     
  18. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    i agree come up to the ok valley best rainbows kokanees dollys salmon here too
     
  19. sassybroad

    sassybroad Member

    and women wink wink sunshine best camp spots water could go on on
     
  20. Fishhound

    Fishhound Member

    Going to be on the lake tommorrow, hopefully we can catch a couple, the Rainbows and Kokanee sure are beautiful to look at, they taste pretty good too
     

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