This report actually covers 12/31/18 thru 1/2/19.
We tried Banks Lake on the last day of the year with out much success. We were going to try for whitefish but stories at the launch site said their bite was pretty spotty and there were rumors of people catching Steelhead that had been planted several years ago so a trolling we did go. Had 2 hits all day and only got one of them in the boat. Then my long time "friend" Jim managed to "accidentally" throw him back in the water. Of course it was my fault because I had asked him weigh him and I should have known his hands were cold. Sounded like my dog ate my homework to me. Still counts as a none skunk on the last day of the year. I never do good on Banks.
We were staying at Grand Coulee Lodge and Flo's was closed on New Years day so we went up to Wilbur and had breakfast at Doxie's Diner, very good, then headed down to Keller. Had a slow bite the first couple hours until we zeroed in on Perch Kekedas on the surface, even shortened up my leaded line rig to just over 2 colors. Also had good results on a black and red Kekeda until I snapped it off, then Capt. Dave's orange shrimp came of the bench and started producing as well. I think it produced the biggest fish of the trip at 20" and 3 LBS. Jim landed that one on the second day and when it came off the hook in the boat it didn't "accidentally" fall back in the water. Day one we finished around 1:30 and day two, also at Keller we quit around noon with only 8 fish in the box because Jim needed to get started back to Vancouver. I think the 8 of day two may have out weighed the 10 from day one. All nice fish with nothing really big, even the wild ones. Released 3 wild fish each day. Speed was 2.8 to 3.2 and long lining or a couple of colors of leaded seemed to be the best bet. In 3 days of fishing we didn't have a strike on anything but a fly.
A good start to the year.
Best wishes to all for the new year.