Left Moscow around 6:30am and arrived at the Keller launch a little after 9:30. Prepped the boat and we were on the water shortly before 10am. Decided to head south to the cliffs that appear at the first bend in the reservoir. Fired up the kicker, tied a fluoro-green/chartreuse OG1 onto the inside rod and then experimented with different colors on the outside and middle rods. (The two outside rods were clipped to our downriggers and running at depths from 20 to 30 feet. The middle rod was running shallow with a 1-ounce trolling weight.)
The rod with the 2.13" OG1 picked up a decent hatchery bow within 20 minutes. We were hugging the cliffs in 70-feet (or less of water). And, the same lure managed another bow sometime later.
Because Roosevelt is a relatively unknown fishery to us, we decided to pull the gear in a head several miles south and search for fish. This effort came up dry. We continued to fish the east shore but only marked one or two fish.
After this, we pulled the gear up again and headed north to the mouth of the Sanpoil River. We trolled from the ferry terminal to the river mouth. While trolling north, we picked up a nice Kokanee on the 2.8" OG1. After a second pass, we picked up a decent 'bow (again on the fluoro-green/chartreuse 2.13 OG1).
The light started fading. So, we headed back to the launch. All in all, a great day on the river! (Many thanks to Jed W. and Matt W. for their patience and camera work!)
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