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Posted: 4/13/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
With crew in tow we headed up the arm to bottom walk for Walleye. We targeted sandy bottom flats and found our fish primarily in 25-30 feet of water. With the rising lake level also comes floating deb...
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Posted: 4/5/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I fished up the Spokane Arm, and found it to be quite muddy. My bottom walker would disappear just a foot from the surface. I spent the morning scouting for afternoon clients. We finally located our ...
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Posted: 4/1/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Had a blast in the gorgeous weather Friday and Saturday targeting eater walleye. Water temp was up to 45 degrees and I am hoping larger fish start moving in soon. Bottom walkers rigs towing a smile bl...
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Posted: 3/21/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I jerked the boat out of storage, gave it a good cleaning and chased walleyes out of Fort Spokane for several days with great results. We located a bunch of “ eaters” by dragging bottom walkers over t...
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Posted: 1/7/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The good weather presented a nice opportunity to get out with my daughter and a buddy to test out some upgrades to the boat. Despite our late start, we got on fish right away. The first spot we tried ...
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Posted: 9/9/2018
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Since my “base of operations” will be Vernita Bridge, I will post my Chinook posts under area 11, however I bounce around and fish areas 9-12. Saturday was officially my first guided trip in the ne...
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Posted: 9/3/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I managed to sneak away with the family to Loon Lake before I head down to Guide chinook trips on the Columbia. I got a new boat this year I have been spending a lot of time getting it rigged jus...
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Posted: 7/31/2018
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/28/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to write this report while I was devouring a smoked sockeye fillet along with some crackers. I got a chance to fish Friday night and Saturday with some friends. We started out the day Satur...
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Posted: 7/23/2018
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/22/2018
Hot Spots: 0
No disappointments from Brewster. Due to a three fish sockeye limit, I decided to gather up the whole family and head up to Lake Pateros. We have had health scares with both of my folks this year. I r...
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Posted: 7/3/2018
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Summer salmon is one of my favorite seasons. Its tough to beat a hard fighting, great eating fish. I like catching sturgeon, but they just don't strike like a king. I haven't started guiding yet this...
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Posted: 7/25/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/24/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I had out of state guests on the boat for the last two days fishing for Chinook on the Upper Columbia River. We did ok on Sunday but it wasn't until mid day Monday that I realized the fish wanted brad...
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Posted: 7/11/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I had fun this weekend chasing Chinook. This time of year I focus on waters between Priest Rapids and Chief Joseph Dams. I had guests both am and pm and had good success all weekend. We retained 10 ke...
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Posted: 7/1/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Well we started my Columbia River Salmon Season off with a bang. I was joined by my father and an ex-neighbor. Shortly after our 4:30 launch my dad boated our first hatchery Chinook. My neighbor weed...
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Posted: 6/19/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/18/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I fished both Saturday and Sunday with crews searching for the trophy Kokanee that are hiding in Lake Roosevelt. They are a lot harder to find this year due to their lower numbers. Most of our fi...
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Posted: 6/15/2017
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
These days it's getting hard to decide what to fish for. Delicious walleye, trophy sized Kokanee, or Sturgeon. Soon salmon will also be on the menu. Thursday half the day was spent over holes that ...
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Posted: 6/15/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/14/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I was able to treat my my guests from Michigan to a fabulous day at Roosevelt. The weather was better than forecasted and the walleye were on the bite. We launched at Lincoln and had our first fish o...
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Posted: 6/4/2017
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/4/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I had to see what the hype was all about and decided to try my hand at Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon. The fish treated Mike and I very well today. Except for the fact that I am now quite sore and worn out. ...
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Posted: 5/24/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
For short version just look at the pictures . My crew saturday and Sunday consisted of three gentlemen who were all employees of a certain boat company up in Collville Washington. I learned a lot a...
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Posted: 5/10/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/10/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I just enjoyed the two most beautiful days at Roosevelt. Warm sunny and barely a breeze most of the time. With these conditions I would have thought the fish would have been deeper, but they weren't. ...
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Posted: 5/3/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This is my favorite time of year at lake Roosevelt. I love seeing all the green hillsides framed by the black basalt cliffs. The baby geese are hatching and their parents are trying their best to kee...
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Posted: 4/28/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I guess I was a little disappointed when I first arrived at the ramp to find the water visibility hasn't improved much. We launch the boat at 8 AM under sunny skies and a light breeze. All in all it...
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Posted: 2/28/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Friday I had the privilege of fishing with Donn Morse the owner of Old Goat Lures and the creator of the OG1 along with Rob Holman and his cohort Paul who came along to document the trip on video. The...
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Posted: 2/18/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/17/2017
Hot Spots: 0
It has been a while since I've been free to chase after Kokanee at Roosevelt. I have been on maternity leave for the last two months and have enjoyed the time with my growing family and our new baby ...
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Posted: 11/20/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/18/2016
Hot Spots: 0
As you know from other reports, this fall has been excellent rainbow fishing at Roosevelt. The key to success is finding them. Most of our fish have been caught in the top 15 feet of the water column ...
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Posted: 9/29/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/27/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Productive is not the word I would use to describe the overall catching down here at Virnita bridge. During a typical year it is not uncommon to watch a couple dozen fish get landed during the mornin...
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