I don't know where I got the idea, but I thought that kokanee were pretty much restricted to waters of the northwest and up into British Columbia. Oh how wrong I am as I found out from Bob Loomis, Director of Sales and Marketing for Mack's Lure Inc. which makes a lure that is very effective for kokanee. Bob talks about a company habitat in North Carolina. "They happen to have a run of Kokanee in a lake system back there called the Nantahala. That lake system was planted some 25 years ago with Kokanee as a forage base for walleye. The program was dumped and the river system in and out of it as well as the food was pretty conducive to the Kokanee and pretty soon they had their own program going. They do not have a lot of fish in there but the fish that they do have and there are a pretty good size. You're pushing a 4 pound Kokanee in, of all places, North Carolina.