Definition of kokanee
: a small landlocked sockeye salmon
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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.
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Origin and Etymology of kokanee
perhaps from Shuswap (Salishan language of British Columbia) kəknǽxʷ
First Known Use: 1933
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