I ranked these days a 2 because ANY safe day on the water has to be better than a 1, regardless of the fishing. Ha!
I appreciate all the posts and great information here. Thank you all. Full disclosure, I’m a newbie…on this forum, fishing on Lake Roosevelt, and minimal fishing in general. I enjoy being on the water and it’s a way to get my 16 yr old son away from the computer games! He likes it but I want him to catch fish.
We’ve been out three days in the last week and have been skunked every time. I didn’t mark a lot of fish on my electronics. I’m hoping its the changing water level but I’m sure it also has to do with my lack of experience too.
Feb 3rd – we launched at Ft Spokane and trolled downriver by the big rock, crossed over and came back by Hawk Creek (we were there from 10:00-3:00). Two rods on downriggers at various depths, mostly 5-20’, back from the boat about 175’, 2-3mph. One rod with a Mack DD dodger, ½ oz. weight, and fly. Used orange, perch, and chartreuse Kekeda flies tipped with night crawler. Also tried a pink hoochie tipped with krill soaked corn. What a gorgeous day. No fish though.
Feb 4th – Some guys at the launch did well with jigging walleye in 20-30’ so we decided to come back and get the skunk off the boat. It didn’t occur to me to look for those Walleye in 140’. Fished various jigs with nightcrawlers 8:00-2:00 just above the Spokane Arm by the campground/rocks. Another beautiful day but geez, skunked again.
Feb 11th – Let’s try trolling again. Did mostly the same as above but launched at Seven Bays and went downriver farther past the goat farm and back the other side. Also tried some spinners and anise scent on the hoochie. Fished 8:00-1:00. Nothing.
Thinking about hiring a guide to show us the ropes. I enjoy the trial and error but the kid isn’t so patient and I want to keep him interested. Hope you all are doing better. It looked like everyone was killing it until just before we went out. It sure has been beautiful weather to be out there.