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18 - Lake Roosevelt South End to Spokane Confluence Report
Washington

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01/05/2013
31° - 35°
Trolling
Rainbow Trout
None
Rainbow
Cloudy
Surface Lure
Morning
01/08/2013
5
1989

Hit Lake Roosevelt at dark thirty Saturday morning, got the boat in the water just as the sun started to rise. Trolled pretty fast 3.0 to 3.4 mph using mono line and j-9 rapalas as well as the XRD rapala. I made up some clip weights using a 3oz lead ball, 2inch aligator clip from radioshack, and vaccum hose from auto zone. Let the line out 100 feet and then clipped the weight on letting out another 25ft of line. When a fish would hit I could reel in till the ball came up then just grab the ball pull it from the line and finish getting the fish in. I have down riggers but saw this on youtube and decided to give it a try pretty cool.Fished between Fort Spokane and 7 bays took about an hour to find the fish we stayed in that area for the next 2 hours and had limits of some good size rainbows the biggest we have caught all winter there. My buddy was not using the clip weights and I was just using it on one rod, all rods saw action. Off to Rock Lake this coming Saturday to try and load up on some Brown Trout.


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downriggeral
1/8/2013 8:04:00 AM
Thanks for the report. We are going to fish Roosevelt this Saturday.

We fished Rock last Saturday. The put 23,000 RB trout plants in the lake in early October. They were about three to a pound at the time. They are now around 9 or ten inches. They are VERY pesky; hard to get anything else. Plugs really damage them and make them hard to release unharmed. We always release the Browns above 4# to protect the brood stock and the fishery.
N E 1 FISSION
1/8/2013 12:42:00 PM
Good catch Red beard!! Good thing to try,...
buc
1/8/2013 12:42:00 PM
Nice looking bunch of smokers! Thanks for the report!
RiverChromeGS
1/8/2013 1:24:00 PM
Nice job tom!!
charlie h.
1/8/2013 6:37:00 PM
Nice work, thanks for the report !
hewesfisher
1/9/2013 8:36:00 AM
Those are some nice chunky 'bows Tom, fine for the smoker and table. DRAL - For Saturday, NWS is forecasting 14° @ 4am and not coming out of the teens until 4pm and then only to 20°. Had contemplated making a run later this week, but temps are dropping to mid-teens tomorrow. Those temps are really tough on the eisenglas, so I won't trailer, instead I'll be here watching for your reports. :-)
fishinChristian
1/9/2013 9:46:00 PM
I like the MacGuyver rig. Very adaptive. Love it when Roosevelt does its thing!
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