|Facebook photo of Captn. and 1st Mate w/ the Kokanee.|
KCRA 3 is reporting this Kokanee as the largest ever caught in Lake Tahoe. The prior record was four decades ago when Dave Bournique caught one in 1973 that weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces.
The average Kokanee is less than a pound and a large one is 2 pounds. Kokanee salmon spawn on Taylor Creek in the fall. Many people visit Taylor Creek to watch the fall spawn.
A Kokanee's natural food is plankton, but will take a variety of small baits and lures with light tackle.
In January of this year a near record Brown trout was caught in Lake Tahoe, weighing 15 pounds, 9 ounces.