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18 - Lake Roosevelt South End to Spokane Confluence Report
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06/19/2020
71° - 75°
Trolling
Walleye
Green
Sunny
Crankbait
Morning
61° - 65°
06/20/2020
4
2186

Decided to try trolling cranks above buoy 5 in the main river channel. Launched out of Porky solo, couldn't find anyone to go with me, and headed up river. This time of year the craw-fish are shedding their skins and appear to be green and orange; so matching the hatch I pulled Rapalas, and flicker shads containing those colors. Caught two in the first five minutes and for the next two and a half hours I boated another 18 eyes. By 0830 the walleye bite died but the stupid trout bite started; I caught at least 10 trout up to 20 inches and the pests wouldn't leave my crank baits alone. Only caught one dink eye, everything else was 16-21 inches. I didn't need to keep a limit so I only put six nice eaters in my livewell. I was off the water by noon and finished cleaning my catch by about 1230. I talked to a couple of people from Cheney at the launch who didn't have much luck; I gave them eight of my fillets and kept four. I was going to give them away to someone at work anyway so I was able to help someone else take home a meal.


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hewesfisher
6/21/2020 6:09:56 AM
Good fish Karma!
Froggie
6/21/2020 9:15:38 AM
Nice!
WaterSwatter
6/21/2020 9:19:29 AM
buoy 5.. its up past porky I know..how far if you don't mind Me asking.. I usually fish porky and down river in the spring with decent luck.. this year because of shoulder surgery I havnt been able to get out.. but am cleared to now... YEAHHHHHH let the fishing begin finally..
Part-Time
6/21/2020 9:39:19 AM
Those stupid pesky trout. Takes a tough man to deal with that sort of adversity.
bonanzamel
6/21/2020 10:49:46 PM
Couldnt get anyone to go with you??? I could fix that problem for you. I could use some lessons on Walleye. Havent figured that fishery out yet. Do a lot better on the trout.
walleyemark
6/23/2020 10:50:02 AM
Water - I go up almost all of the way to Littlefalls Dam. The first mile or so above buoy 5 can be an excellent area to troll spinners/bottom bouncers when the lake is at full pool. With no current the Arm is really just a big lake so finding the channel edges or weed beds is going to be key as the summer progresses.
chopper234
7/2/2020 8:14:02 AM
Where is Porky Solo boat launch? I'm curious to know where Buoy five is located. I have been fishing Hunters and Seven Bay and the fishing is not great or I just am using the wrong tackle. I need help? Anyone?
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