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19 - Spokane Confluence to Lake Roosevelt North End Fishing Report
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Name: E-10 Date: March 12, 2017 Rating:
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We got on the water about 7:30 am. We would have been on sooner but there was a glacier and a lot of sand on the ramp we and the two other trucks and trailers were trying to traverse at Porcupine to get to the water. Wow the water is down! The ramp and dock at Porcupine have been ignored or forgotten this year, unlike years before where the dock has been lowered with the water level.

Once on we headed upriver to see if we could find some Burbot. We made it above buoy 5 and started jigging with worms and shark meat, but alas, no Burbots were to be found. My friend Markopath boated a nice eye and shortly after I boated a really nice wild brown. The brown went back after returning my lure and posing for a quick picture.
Markopath boated another big eye and we decided to drift downriver after a quick beach break.

On our beach break, we found a boat someone left behind/lost above buoy 5 sometime around 2001. (we didn't see that there this time last year)

During our drift Back we had lots of bites and a couple of good takedowns but couldn't seem to set a hook. There were only two other boats above Porcupine that we saw, and things looked slow for them as well.

While we were pulling the boat out and getting things cleaned up, Markopath talked to the guys from YJ Guide Service, and they said the Burbot just didn't seem to be there this year.

I gave this trip a rating of 4 even though the bite wasn't constant because we had a great time, caught some really quality fish, it was great to be back on the Spokane Arm after all that hard water had kept us off, and the weather was great.

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#1 YJ Guide Service says:
March 14, 2017 08:38 AM
actually the fish were there the arm was just frozen is what she meant. You will still catch one or two here or there fishing jigs for walleye. The spawn is over on the arm for them and they are on their way back down the river..
#2 ridgeratt says:
March 14, 2017 06:51 PM
Are those Burbot in the photo with the dollar bill? If they are those are some nice sized ones.
#3 hewesfisher says:
March 15, 2017 08:01 AM
Those are walleye with the dollar bill. :-)

Pretty sure that's the first brown trout I've ever heard of being caught there, even in the arm.
#4 E-10 says:
March 15, 2017 11:18 AM
Lol, Ridgerat! Yes they're eyes ??
I was really surprised to see that brown and wild,
but glad to let it go.
#5 Yatabata says:
March 15, 2017 07:31 PM
The boat looks like a little Hamer work and she good to go.
#6 Kfedka says:
March 15, 2017 10:42 PM
How is the water clarity?
#7 E-10 says:
March 16, 2017 05:37 AM
2-4 ft of visibility but still a fair amount of debris, milfoil, etc. making its way downriver.
#8 YJ Guide Service says:
March 17, 2017 09:12 PM
Visibility is like a inch lol its horrible...
#9 E-10 says:
March 19, 2017 09:19 PM
On 3/1917 visibility was about an inch, even up above buoy 5. Much worse than it was last Sunday, so much silt in the water.
#10 fishinChristian says:
March 20, 2017 09:25 AM
What did you catch the dollar on?
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