Definition of kokanee
: a small landlocked sockeye salmon
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Fishing is still good in the narrows for kokanee salmon.
The trout and kokanee Edens of East and Paulina lakes rest atop Oregon's mini-Yellowstone, a caldera still considered an active volcano despite the comfortable envelope of a bright spring day.
Huge kokanee in excess of 2 pounds are possible, but the numbers are limited at the present time.
The 27-mile Banks Lake is found just southwest of the Grand Coulee Dam, a reservoir that is home to smallmouth bass, walleye, lake whitefish, panfish, rainbow trout and kokanee.
Huge kokanee is excess of 2 pounds are possible, but the numbers are limited.
Pink or orange hoochies or wriggle hoochies are most effective for the kokanee at depths to 25 feet.
Fair to good for lake trout and kokanee in Lake Chelan.
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Origin and Etymology of kokanee
perhaps from Shuswap (Salishan language of British Columbia) kəknǽxʷ
First Known Use: 1933See Words from the same year
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