Working in fishing retail usually gives me access to the latest and great reports. However, I have not heard one positive Kokanee report from Lake Roosevelt in months. This is reflected on NWFR's report page as well. I thought I might try and change the tune. I fished the Spring Canyon area trolling over 60-350' feet but the fishfinder was blank. I assumed with a blank screen that most fish were running shallow.
I was flat lining one rod and using another with a 1.5 oz dropper both at 100' behind the kayak. The Rainbows certainly came out to play and at least kept me interested. After several hours of fishing with no Kokanee I decided to drop one rod deep and through on a 6 oz cannonball despite having marked no fish at depth. After another hour or so the deep rod goes off and I get a 16 oz Kokanee just under the kayak and it spits the hook....ughhhh.
I didn't get touched the rest of the morning and the wind started to roll up by noon. Heard of a few fish caught further up river. Hopefully the big boys will show up again this year but I'm losing faith.