Last Sunday, Diane and I took our little boat up to Lake Merwin to try our hand at kokanee fishing. We had never fished for them before, but after reading a couple of blog posts and watching a fishing show on Saturday night, we decided to give it a try. I put the boat on the hitch and we enjoyed the scenery on the 30 minute drive up the Lewis River on the way to our destination. Once there, we got the boat in the water and headed out across the smooth surface.
I got the poles rigged and into the depths. To both of our surprise, it was only about 10 minutes till we had the first one on and into the boat. Great start to a great day! From there however, not another nibble was seen and I spent a lot of time untangling lines.
We are new to this kind of fishing, and after further reading, discovered that we need to purchase some different types of gear to become more effective catching fish and less effective getting tangled. Even though we didn’t catch a lot of fish, it was an awesome day spent with just the two of us on the water, fishing and laughing together!