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18 - Lake Roosevelt South End to Spokane Confluence Report
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10/27/2017
51° - 55°
Trolling
Rainbow Trout
Worms
Sunny
Other
All Day
56° - 60°
10/29/2017
4
1613

Launched 7 bays, went across toward the rock and motored for about 45minutes looking for something on the sounder/finder, went
around the point/corner across from Lincoln and went along the flats and rocks, still no marks. Gave up and headed to Hawk creek, went
to the end and got the rods ready - one with a kekeda orange and another with a yellowish/chartreuse #2 blade/beads/wedding ring,
both tipped with 1/2 crawler - hits began almost immediately - working depth 12-14' and using 1 1/2 oz - used trig to figure depth based
on amount of line out and angle of the line - speed 1.2-1.4. Noticed some larger fish suspended in 38-48' - went to 4oz and went down
deeper - first rod went off extremely hard, went to set the hook and it was gone, but when reeling back in for a bait check the other
one went off just as hard - got a good hook set this time and whadda ya know, a real live koke !!!! Trolled deep for a while longer, but
nothing else, so came back up on top as I saw the other boats having a field day - kept three 'bows, the koke and thru back two
redband. The bite went off at about 12:15 or so - continued to troll for three more hours but only an occasional weak hit - trolling
motor battery went weak after about 7 1/2 hours so called it quits. Checked the moon rise time on Saturday morning just out of
curiosity - 12:16PM. Never have believed in coincidence.


Comments

Part-Time
10/29/2017 1:34:48 PM
A KOKANEE! Congratulations and thanks for the report, sounds like a good day.
Billm
10/29/2017 2:49:42 PM
Nice to see the kokanee are still there. Thanks for the report.
clawman
10/29/2017 8:11:47 PM
I was catching walleye @ Kettle today and the water temp was 50.9. Your report says 55-60 @ seven bays, was that an estimate or actual?
outtheresomewhere
10/30/2017 8:00:02 AM
One machine read 55.4 and the other 55.6, which was back in Hawk creek toward the launch and campground - one of the
sounders read 52,2 out in the main lake/river when I was across from the Lincoln launch looking for marks/fish.
Honda
10/30/2017 1:40:03 PM
Where did you pick the koke up at? In Hawk Creek?
outtheresomewhere
10/30/2017 3:11:18 PM
Started the troll from the east end just as it opens up wider, was between the first and second point that juts out from the north bank - depth at that point was in the 60's and was down between ~45' when it hit. Had fished this area 3 times in the last 2 1/2 weeks and had seen larger fish suspended at that depth each time - finally decided to give it try to see what they were and if they were interested in my offering. The take down was awesome on both rods - it had both fresh worms in it's gullet too so I know the same fish hit both rods - at least I think so anyway. Good luck - I think we were both fishing the rock wall by haystack just about a year ago - I'm in a white north river 18' - canopy up and heater on this time of the year.
Kekedatackleco
10/30/2017 5:16:41 PM
Nice! Way to go out there and get a Koke. Sounds like a nice productive day. Thanks for using the flies and sharing your report.
samntrllr
11/4/2017 6:55:37 AM
What size, condition was the koke....?
outtheresomewhere
11/4/2017 7:41:24 AM
20", bright, black algae in stomach, no visible eggs or sperm sack.
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