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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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Posted: 9/16/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/16/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Well I am off to a pretty good start to the 2016 fall salmon season down here at Virnita bridge. Fishing is a little slower than I would like, but we are catching some really nice fish right now. Our ...
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Posted: 9/1/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/28/2016
Hot Spots: 0
For the record, this month (Aug.) has been a difficult month to consistently locate decent kokanee schools. Definitely my most unproductive month this season. With that being said I felt it was necess...
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Posted: 8/25/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/25/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I fished with a great crew today. Our perseverance finally rewarded us with our limits of big Kokanee. Our best depth was at about 75'. The bite was pretty sporadic until we found a small group of f...
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Posted: 8/22/2016
Species: Other
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/19/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I had the privilege Friday of introducing my guest to Lake Roosevelt, its beautiful scenery, and its wonderful fish. We spent most of the day looking for some prized Kokanee. During this process we ca...
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Posted: 8/12/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/12/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Man, What a beautiful day at Roosevelt. I think the 100 other boats I saw would probably agree with me. Fortunately most of them were beached enjoying a good camp out. Well, I already miss the d...
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Posted: 8/5/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/4/2016
Hot Spots: 0
After my parents dropped several hints I finally realized they wanted to get in on some summer salmon action, and yesterday we found some time to make it happen. It was evident right away that the "Br...
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Posted: 7/30/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 0
Fished: 7/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I finally got a chance to get out with my dad and hook into some Chinook on the upper portion of the Columbia. Thursday evening our first fish was a keeper hatchery super jack followed by a nice nati...
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Posted: 7/25/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/24/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I gathered up a small crew and fished Roosevelt yesterday on a beautiful summers eve. Great to have DownriggerAl aboard once again along with my friend Tom. Our cooler at the end of the night looked l...
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Posted: 7/9/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 0
Fished: 7/9/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I fished the Brewster pool this morning with a couple of guests for great success on sockeye. We started off the day with a chaotic triple. Good thing I brought a second net with me. These fish are go...
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Posted: 7/6/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/6/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Well, I just couldn't stay away. For some reason I hit the lake at 5am. For some reason the fish didn't really wake up till around 7 am. There were four of us this morn looking for more trophy koke...
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Posted: 6/30/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 0
Fished: 6/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to post this report under "secret" in preparation for some of my Columbia River Salmon Reports. All my salmon fishing will take place between White Bluffs and Brewster, but in some cases I h...
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Posted: 6/27/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Before I tell you about the incredible day my crew and I had on Sunday, let me tell you about the tough day I had on the previous day. I would also like to mention that a few of my future (Columbia Ri...
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Posted: 6/19/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/18/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Wet would be the best word to describe fishing yesterday, but not even the threat of constant rain could dampen my guests enthusiasm in the search of trophy kokanee. Shortly after we got set up we wer...
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Posted: 6/13/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/13/2016
Hot Spots: 0
The time has finally come to retire most of my lead core rods for the season. I have greatly enjoyed using several "lead" rods in conjunction with dual planer boards for all of the season up until a ...
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Posted: 5/31/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I fished with guests on both Saturday and today. Saturday things started out with a bang. We made our way around the back of a bay and hooked up on a triple. We managed to land two of these beauti...
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Posted: 5/24/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/24/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Seeing the sun today was nice. My last trip was Wednesday last week in the wind and rain storm. From the plateau above the river I could see the storm was concentrated right above Spring Canyon... ri...
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Posted: 5/10/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/10/2016
Hot Spots: 0
What a morning! There are several things that can go wrong while trying to land 4 pound kokanee. There are even more things that can go wrong when you have a bald eagle trying to snatch your fish all...
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Posted: 5/7/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/7/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Guests and I spent another beautiful day at Roosevelt mining silver. Have I mentioned I really like fishing for these kokanee? Every fish that is landed is greeted with ooohs, and aaahs. This fishery ...
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Posted: 5/5/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2016
Hot Spots: 0
WOW. There is only one reason I make a daily 2 hour drive to fish Roosevelt. These fish are awesome and are getting feistier every day. Thanks to this years bumper crop of jumbo kokanee, my guests ar...
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Posted: 4/29/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/29/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I had the pleasure of fishing with two great crews today. Kokanee limits came rather quickly, but rainbows continue to be harder to come by. I finally found some coho killers at the White Elephant ...
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Posted: 4/27/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/27/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I'm loving this spring weather, and what a better place to enjoy it than at Lake Roosevelt fishing Kokanee. The koke bite was hot and heavy this morning. We managed to pull our limit rather quickl...
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Posted: 4/22/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/21/2016
Hot Spots: 0
For those of you who are superstitious about such things, two buddies and I decided to fish Roosevelt in spite of a full moon, East wind, dropping lake levels, and falling barometer. To make matters w...
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