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Upper Columbia River Lodging at its Best!
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Name: First Light Date: January 28, 2016 Rating:
 
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Launched @ Gifford by ourselves @ 8am. A steady drizzle welcomed us. Fished North on the East side working the points for 3-4 miles. Caught a nice rainbow right out of the gate on a pink squid with a smiley blade baited with a grub. The water was flat and glassy when the drizzle turned to a light rain, and then stopped completely. Fished 3 more hours and hooked another rainbow on a Rapala in 50 feet of water. We ran lines in the top 20 feet of water all day. Surface temp was 37* with no wind. We fished until 3pm without another bite and called it a day. Absolutely beautiful day on the water!

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Name: First Light Date: January 26, 2016 Rating:
 
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Launched @ Kettle Falls @ 9am and fished until 3:30pm. Ran south to the Colville Flats, trolled a triangle pattern in and out of the confluence. Water Temp was 38* inside and 38.4* outside. No other vehicles or boats in sight. The water was calm and flat with variable breezes now and then. Sometimes it was overcast, other times it was misty. Perfect weather for fishing.
Ran every colour of mini-squid in the box. Short, long, deep, and shallow. Also tried a small Abe & Al flasher in deeper water.
Perfect day! No runs, no hits, no errors! The fish had lock jaw, but they were there on sonar between 15' and 20'.
I've figured out the camera so next time there will be photos!
Keep yur tip up!

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Name: moosezema Date: February 13, 2015 Rating:
 
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Another epic day on the upper Columbia River. We caught brook trout, bull trout, rainbow trout, and cutbow trout but to top it off we caught and released what would of been the state record Westslope Cutthroat. We scaled it real fast at just over 10 pounds took some photos and kissed it good bye. State record is 4.71 pounds so this would of shattered that by double. Great day to be a fisherman:)

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Name: moosezema Date: February 08, 2015 Rating:
 
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Epic day on the upper Columbia. Weather was great and sun came out. Fishing was unbelievable with trout ranging 2-5 pounds all day. Water had just the right push to keep fish feeding all day. Great day with great memories. All fish C & R Except one walleye that went home to the grill:)

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Name: moosezema Date: July 11, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished the annual Northport Lion's Club fishing derby last weekend. Managed to catch the winning trout at 4.06 pounds. Two years in a row my group has won it with a brown trout. Fun weekend with great friends.

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Name: TheEveningHatch Date: May 26, 2014 Rating:
 
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Nymphing continues to be the ticket...River came up substantially over the last 48 hours. Currently @ 222K. Regardless, we caught fish. The landing results were not as good as the 'awesome day' two days prior, but nevertheless waterside.

Best Patterns lately include...#12-16 Formerly Known as Prince, Bead Head Hungarians in tan and olive, The Force and Aft, Parachute Ants, #10 Catch All.

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Name: TheEveningHatch Date: May 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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The Upper Columbia river has been fishing good to great with both the nymph and the dry. We should continue to see some good rises this next week with cloud cover and potential Caddis and Mayfly extravaganza. Regardless, the fishing is SOLID with a variety of nymph and dry patterns replicating Caddis Pupa, Baetis, Yellow Mays and Ants.

Best Patterns lately include...#12-16 Formerly Known as Prince, Bead Head Hungarians in tan and olive, The Fore and Aft, Parachute Ants, #10 Catch All.

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Name: TheEveningHatch Date: May 05, 2014 Rating:
 
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Caddis are starting to show in good numbers. The Mother's Day Caddis variety - american Grannoms. The nymph and dry fly game is picking up momentum. The streamer game is still producing but overall slowing down. We are seeing a variety of Mayflies as well. The fishing is good to great!

Best bugs.... #14 PT Spanker, #6 Catch All in Brown and Black, # 14 Copper John, #6 Sculpzilla.

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Name: ReelFunTimes Date: March 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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We launched out of Hunters around 6:30 AM with light fog and decided to head North upstream, I trolled Fly's with no success Frisky Jennys Lk Roosevelt trying a Super Natural and Fire Ant and going on top at 180' 250' 300' and i might add i was not using a planner board, I also tried a chartreuse 1.5 Apex Kokanee Special on top.

My father-in-law tried going down 15 and 20 ft with the down-rigger pulling mostly rapalas but all we had were the bigger rapalas that we typically use on Pend O Reille Lake so that might of had something to do with no hits on them.

Water conditions seemed favorable until the afternoon when the wind picked up, i might add we trolled up to the Gifford Ferry and then turned back, we did encounter some fairly large chunks of ice near Gifford that had broke lose so beware of them also noticed up towards the ferry that there was some smaller debris in the water small sticks etc... water clarity seemed good as well from Hunters to Gifford.

It was a day with no hits at all, but a day on the water is good day anytime. I also want to thank the Gentlemen (sorry did not get names) we talked with at the launch in Hunters for being so good to us and sharing some ideas with us as it was our first outing on the water, sorry my report does not have much advice for the big catch maybe next time but if you see something you can share that might help us out, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Name: the ripper Date: October 11, 2013 Rating:
 
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wow ! Night fishing for walleye is hot right now on the upper columbia. caught 5 18 to 16 inchers in an hour or so from shore throwing perch shad raps.Also hooked some with shad style jigs tipped with part of a crawler. This happens every year right before deer season starts. Fish rocky edges near deep water and weed beds where you find perch fingerlings the walleye gorge on them preparing for winter. Oh and don't bother fishing before the sun sets. It seems they move in as the light dwindles soon you can catch them right at your feet. Its very exciting when you actually see a walleye hit! As it gets dark you won't see them any more but they are still there and usually ambush right at a rock wall even had one hit my shadrap as I lifted it from the water! But beware, the bite only lasts an hour or two then you can't buy a fish. So two hour drive from spokane two hours fising two hour drive back five fat walleye in the freezer.

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