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18 - Lake Roosevelt South End to Spokane Confluence Report
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11/17/2018
36° - 40°
Trolling
Rainbow Trout
Chartreuse
Sunny
All Day
51° - 55°
11/18/2018
4
2133

2 of us launched at Ft. Spokane about 0730 Saturday morning. Started fishing about 5 miles north of the confluence on the main Columbia. Caught 2 bows right away (one with and one without a fin) then things went quiet. Caught just a couple more in the next 2 hours so we pulled up lines and motored downriver to Hawk Creek area. Action was better there. Water temp 51 degrees. Most productive offering was a chartreuse fly, (120 feet behind the planer board with 5/8 oz weight on mono) and the downrigger 22-32 feet deep. Also caught a few on an orange Uncle Bucks spoon (most at 24' on downrigger). Ended the day about 3PM, with 7 keepers, 4 released with unclipped fins and lost 4-5 more. And the fish got revenge with one hook embedded deep in a thumb while trying to remove the fly (and yes, the technique using monofilament line to remove an embedded hook does work). All in all, a beautiful, sunny day on the lake with decent action. Attached pics show our 2 most productive lures. We couldn't get anything on orange flies or rapalas today. Chartreuse was the key for us.


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MotoBoat
11/19/2018 10:37:20 AM
That Orange Uncle Buck spoon, is spoon or blade made of plastic? I found a lure just like whats pictured, same color, made of plastic. I always wondered what model name or maker was of that lure. Never tried it!
Waderjs
11/19/2018 10:47:19 AM
It's a thin metal spoon. Bought it at Spokane White Elephant on Division.
Billm
11/19/2018 10:04:14 PM
Ouch!! Made me cringe.
CaptainDavesGS
11/20/2018 8:53:30 PM
Waderjs, nice bunch of fish. It always make me cringe seeing a buried hook. Removing them effectively is a skill all fishermen should learn. Glad it worked out for you. I’ve pulled 7 using that method. I’m always afraid it will dreadfully wrong, but so far, so good.
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