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18 - Lake Roosevelt South End to Spokane Confluence Report
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01/19/2023
31° - 35°
Bottom Fishing From Boat
Walleye
None
Green
Sunny
Jigs
All Day
Under 40°
01/19/2023
3
3164

Glenn took Sean and me out today
We hadn't been to the Arm for a while so we gave it a try. From the middle of Porcupine Bay all the way up to buoy 5 the water is quite murky and visibility is about a foot. That was our first clue to how the day was going to go. We worked our way all the way up to buoy 5 and back down and only had 3 keepers to show for it. So Glenn decided we should go back out to the main Columbia. We hit Casino Flats. Outhouse flats and across from 7 Bays. Jigging raps and blade baits did not produce for us. Slowly working a black jig with a watermelon red flake grub was really the only thing that worked. Our total was 17 eyes caught and 16 cleaned. I also caught about a 5lb rainbow on a jig. That murky water is from the melt we had at the beginning of the year. With almost no current it's taking forever for that murky water to work its way out of the Arm. Not planning on going to Porky for a while.


Comments

Part-Time
1/20/2023 8:27:03 AM
I see you kept that "slimmer", are you developing a taste for Rainbow? You guys sure covered a lot of water. Was the Porcupine launch still froze in?
Part-Time
1/20/2023 8:27:04 AM
JediMbs
1/20/2023 10:33:29 AM
Thanks for the headsup on Porky Mark. From Frozen over to chocloate milk doesn't make for kosher angling conditions. You might have saved me a drive down there. much obliged.
Walleyemark1
1/20/2023 10:37:20 AM
Part-Time, Sean for some unknown reason wanted that slimer. It was a beautiful fish though. I should have taken a decent picture of it.

JEDI - The Arm is ice free but the stained water is going to be around for a while. Hopefully when they start the dradown it will quickly clear up.
Stalmass
1/21/2023 7:27:52 AM
With water supply forecast for Grand Coulee sitting at 79% of normal we may not see much of a drawdown. Not sure if the link will work, but take a look. looks like she may stay pretty full at this point.

https://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/report/colsum/202301.pdf
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