Last time I fished Roesiger was May 29, 2016. I recall larger sized rainbows (13" anyway) and vowed to return for more.
I started with my classic setup for rainbows with pop gear and a woolly bugger + trout attractant on line #1 and a cutthroat setup with clown DD dodger and god's tooth 50/50 with night crawler attractant on line#2.
No takers after a spin, so increased my leader length on the cutthroat setup to about 16". Changed out my rainbow setup for a Kokanee rigging with silver dodger and smile blade + Mack's Kokanee orange-yellow-green, with one hook bated with maggot + kokanee dipping sauce. Downrigger to 20, 30, 40' deep when possible.
Tremendous numbers of fish marked at a few specific locations, typically at 29 or 39' deep in 30-50' floor.
Wind was a problem. I was just putting out my second line when a HUGE GUST hit off the starboard and immediately sent my boat into a 180 degree change! I stopped trolling and drifted in about 35' floor near the bottom and above where marking fish. Tried my maggot setup, then a orange, pink hoochie with night crawler scent. Not a stickn bite! Kind of discouraged today, wondering why I was bothering...?
If anyone reads this and has some encouraging ideas- much appreciated. Thanks.