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Posted: 8/11/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Lake Roosevelt is such a beautiful place with so much to see. I feel pretty spoiled to have fished with guests the last 5 days. Overall the bite has been pretty decent. Not super fast fishing, but re...
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Posted: 7/31/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I have been able to make several trips since my last report. The kokanee are still pretty prevalent but some days we got to work pretty hard to scratch out our limits. They really are scattered all ov...
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Posted: 7/22/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a privilege it was to chase these trophy kokanee for five days last week with guests. Some days were definitely faster paced than others, but at the end of our trips we were quite pleased by the ...
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Posted: 7/10/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I had a few days off, so I brought my family down to Roosevelt to harvest a few Kokanee for canning. We had a great time together. I figured I’d share a few things we encountered. First of all, there ...
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Posted: 7/7/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Warmer water temps have unveiled the locations of Roosevelt’s Kokanee as it typically does each year. The warmer water drives them to the depths to where they can no longer hide from modern technology...
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Posted: 6/29/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I’ve resumed running trips south of the confluence for rainbows. My last two trips this week provided non stop action for us. These fish flat out put us to work. The best part about this time of year ...
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Posted: 6/22/2019
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Quick report. Most of our catch has been undersized, but we did manage to get two 58 inch keepers yesterday. All of our fish have been caught on herring fished deep in the bottoms of the river cha...
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Posted: 6/6/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The walleye fishing continues to be pretty productive. I have noticed the bite to be a little more productive with a good cloud cover vs. clear skies. Today we mixed it up a bit. We pulled plugs, bott...
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Posted: 6/1/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Apperenty the water temperature is perfect right now for these post spawn walleye, because these fish are actually starting to put up a bit of a fight. The biggest “tip” I can share with folks to impr...
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Posted: 5/28/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/27/2019
Hot Spots: 0
You know it’s going to be a 5 star day when your first pass gives up 10 Walleye in the first 15 minutes. The bite was pretty incredible right off the bat, but then slowed once the sun hit the water. D...
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Posted: 5/20/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, what a fun trip. The bigger males seem to have shown up in force and were quite willing to bite. We trolled em, jigged em and threw plugs at em all with good results. The walleye were very cooper...
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Posted: 5/15/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After we missed several bites due to poor hook setting practices my crew finally fell into the swing of things. Scale pattern smile blades were producing well for us today on worm harnesses and 2&3 oz...
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Posted: 4/30/2019
Species: Pike
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I have taken a short break from walleye and started chasing something that actually puts up a little bit of a fight. The breeze today made it difficult to sight fish, but we managed 16 hook-ups and su...
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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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