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Name: Ohana1013 Date: January 21, 2017 Rating:
 
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Fished at the bridge at fort spokane. Arrived around 10 left around 2. Caught 2 rainbows between noon & 1.... just raimbow power bait and light colored marshmallows. .

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Name: Lambojac Date: January 13, 2017 Rating:
 
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Decided to brave the frigid temperatures and go fishing Friday afternoon. Headed out to my spot around noon between Daisy and Gifford but my trip got sidetracked when I got to Rice. Had an unfortunate old man flag me down who seemed to have run out of gas. Weather is much too cold to leave someone stranded so I decided to give him a lift back to town to grab a gas can. About 2 hours later, he and his grandson were back on the road headed home while I continued back to fishing. (They were very nice and grateful people)

Got to my spot around 3PM and threw one line out with a ball of garlic powerbait and used my other pole to cast and retrieve a spoon. About a half hour later I had a trout come just inches off the bank following my spoon. He never swiped at it but I quickly threw it back out about 10 feet. Sure enough he bit it and I landed the 1 fish for the day.

I fished till about sunset when I decided to call it quits. Overall it was a decent afternoon and I was happy to have not got skunked. Felt good helping out someone in need as well and the fish gods made sure to compensate me for that.

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Name: buc Date: January 08, 2017 Rating:
 
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40 ft caught 37 biggest 4lbs blade baits and mr twister
Grubs . Two people six hours . Confluence area.
First winter trip roads and launch where scetchy
At best...

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Name: Lambojac Date: January 06, 2017 Rating:
 
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Decided to try and go for some Burbot fishing Friday night for the first time this year. Last year was my first time ever trying to target these fish. Was slow for most of the winter trips and I had more success during the early spring months. Friday night seemed to produce similar results as last year with only 1 Burbot in about 5 hours. A little disappointing but it was kind of expected. The girlfriend and I had a decent fire to keep us warm and plenty of beer to keep us somewhat entertained so it was a successful trip in that regard.

We called it quits around 8PM when we started getting low on firewood. We started fishing around 2 that afternoon and landed the one fish at about 5:30 so we gave it a solid shot. The neatest part of the night was when I gutted the fish before heading out. This dang fish had 3 crawdad, a little 6" baby burbot, and decided to eat my bait as well! Was a hungry fish for sure!

I've been wanting to make a trip up to Sullivan Lake to try ice fishing for the Burbot up there. I've been asking around at work about locations to fish and tips to use for fishing up there but I haven't made the decision to drive up there yet. Anyone have any input?

Even though the fishing was slow I'm still dedicated to catching these delicious tasting fish. I plan on heading out again this Friday to try at it again. Wish me luck!

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Name: Oregon Date: December 26, 2016 Rating:
 
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Finally made it back to Lake Roosevelt. In the water @ Hunters around 8:00 am. Couple other empty trailers in the lot and a few bank fisher's. Weather was 25* and water was calm/slight chop. Thought it was going to be a Killer day. Long time fishing buddy Backsplash said it was a#1 on the calendar, not thinking to much bout that comment, we got the cold motors functioning and started trolling. It wasn't long before the # 1 came up again. After 45 min. our first hit and miss. another hour, hit and in the boat, first Bow. It went that way all day till 3:45 when we head for the launch.
It can only get better on L. Rose.... Silvers will be hitting soon too!!!!!

Ended up with 6 bows in the box and lost 6 with 4-5 pole shakers that didn't hook.. We drug plug, Kekeda flies, muddlers and homemade wedding rings. The homemade wedding had the most hits and in the boat success. The ole Go-To out preformed the latest craze in fly patterns. Not to say that today would be in favor of the infamous Kekeda fly. I will be back soon to try both with abandon. Also, hopefully another one of my long time FB. Capt. Steelie will be able to attend to work his magic. We will work the North end of this water to no end. It has done us well in the past years with R-bows and Very nice Silvers. To my brothers in OR & ID. time to get your butts up here!!!

Get out there, Oregon

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Name: Part-Time Date: December 22, 2016 Rating:
 
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My grandson and I broke loose and headed down to Roosevelt yesterday. Based on DownriggerAl's report and a phone call I opted for Ft. Spokane rather than Lincoln. Worked out pretty well for us fishing in the confluence. We started fishing around 10 and had the first one in the boat at 10:20. While it was never really a hot bite we doubled up once and managed our limits in around 3 hours. Pretty good for trying a new area thinks I. We never caught anything truly big but some of those 16 inchers seemed about 3 times as big as a 14 incher. Deep slab sided beauties that really made some nice fillets. The launch was mostly clear and had gravel on it but I did witness my rig sliding backwards a bit while we were unloading gear from the boat. Didn't go far, didn't go fast but it sure got my heart rate up for a minute. Caught one on a pink hoochie on the down rigger at 12 ft that I was hoping might produce a Kokanee. All other fish were caught on Kekeda flies, either orange or perch. Speed was around 2-2.3 mph, 175 ft back on leaded lines.
Keep after them, it's the right thing to do.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Name: outtheresomewhere Date: November 28, 2016 Rating:
 
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Wasn't sure what the weather would bring today and didn't feel much like a tussle with the boat on a day that could bring some wind - sooooo I elected to go early and sit on the bank across from the two rivers casino and sit there with the rest of the old farts throwing balls/wads of power bait, marshmallows and even marshmallows and a worm doused with some kind of exotic scent to entice a hungry rainbow, etc. Not the first time I've ever done this, in fact I've had the pleasure of bank fishing for 70 years this year - had a martini in June to celebrate the anniversary of catching my first trout - now where I be go'in with this story/report, one never knows what the day will bring, that of course is why we call it fishing. Got there a little before 8:00, B.S.'d a little with two guys that were already there and had a fresh one on the stringer. Shortly after I got there another guy showed
up that I've fished with there before - now here is where one begins to suspect that the fishing/river gods are upset with me about something - I sat there for the next five hours and watched all three of them get their limits, pack up, wish me good luck and go home - five hours without even a hit ??? Go figure that out. Being butt tired, bored and in a very poor disposition I decided one more try - I always try to remember persistence is omnipotent - tried mixing garlic and spring green powerbait topped with three marshmallows on one rod and a juicy1/2 worm also topped with marshmallows, tossed out in about 20-24'FOW and 24-30" leaders - thought about a hail Mary or two, but instead just stood patiently waiting for about 15 minutes - to make a long story shorter, I had my limit in the next hour, with one 20 incher - thanked the river gods, the volunteer net pen guys, packedup and headed home - persistence does payoff, sometime.
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Name: Lambojac Date: November 25, 2016 Rating:
 
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After an awesome Thanksgiving dinner, the girlfriend and I decided that we'd spend the day after Thanksgiving fishing on Lake Roosevelt.

Got out to our pull-off spot between Daisy and Gifford at about 9am. By 12:30 we had caught 9 Rainbows. We could see a wall of rain headed our way so we decided that the one fish to fill our limits wasn't worth getting soaking wet over. The average size was about 16" but the 2 bigger ones were around 18". A worm with a small orange corky bobber seemed to deliver the best and bigger results. Garlic powerbait was also getting some hits but I missed 3 bites with the powerbait. The trout seemed to bite harder on the worm.

Couldn't have asked for a better day! Love this time of year for fishing Roosevelt.

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Name: terryruse Date: November 18, 2016 Rating:
 
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Long time reader 1st time posting, wife and I went up to hunters, got on the water about 7:30 went down river to a little cove about a mile down. Trolled in and out of the cove at 1.5 to 2 mph, (haven't tried any faster than that yet) But I've read about hewesfisher and others trolling faster (hard to break old habits) Anyway caught our limits and had a blast. The kekada flies in orange with corn did a better job than a kekada perch with a worm but both are great. thanks for all of the info. on roosevelt r.b.

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Name: CaptainDavesGS Date: November 18, 2016 Rating:
 
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As you know from other reports, this fall has been excellent rainbow fishing at Roosevelt. The key to success is finding them. Most of our fish have been caught in the top 15 feet of the water column using mostly flies and rapalas. I also have been chasing marks with my downrigger at depths of 30 to 50 feet with great success. At first I wasn't sure if these fish were rainbows, but it turns out they are and they too are hungry.

I have been fortunate enough to find a couple of small pockets of carryovers. The action isn't as fast, but the size of these fish makes the wait worth it. My crew had a blast battling these brutes on my lightweight Kokanee gear. All of our fish were hatcheries with the largest measuring 22 inches. My guest told me this was the best rainbow fishing they have seen in the lower 48. I can't take credit for the fish but was happy to provide them with a great day on the water and share an amazing resource with them.

I thought I would share a picture of my latest planer board release modification and the lures I've been using. I added a bit of webbing to increase visibility on the releases. They work great, and the added length even helps to telegraph the bite to the rod.

If you would like to see results from all of my trips, stop by my facebook and give it a like or visit my web site captaindavesguideservice.com for more info. Tight lines and stay safe.



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