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Name: fishindoc Date: November 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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Thanks to all who responded to my post seeking advice about towing my boat with canvas up. I purchased a snap on tool mentioned by two of you and I am now a believer in it. There is no way I could have ever got a couple of the snaps on without it. Put the top on 2 days ago and headed to Keller this AM with CF and Al. The boat top did great as I kept my speed at 55 MPH.

Lines in the water by 8 AM Kekeda flies orange and orange/black on down riggers at 15-18 feet. Long line flicker shads and shad raps(perch/red craw dad/fire tiger) on long lines and off planer board. 25 fish by 10 AM!!! Flies definitely were preferred by the fish. We boated another 20 fish between 10-2PM which made for a very good day. Eventually we stacked flies on the down-riggers between 15-28 fow. As compared to last week we got only a handful of carryover fish and some fish less than 15 inches. Last week we saw no other boats but today we saw 3 other boats. The rain really picked up as we left so we were happy with our timing. Water temp was still 55. Hard to imagine fishing might get better but who knows.
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Name: FishinFarmer Date: November 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished Keller this morning had two limits by noonish got on the water 8:30-9. Had 5 to the boat on the first pass. Leaded line three to four colors with a perch patterned fly produced well but rip n minnow, wedding ring, and a Flickr shad all had strikes. Went through a stretch where we lost a bunch and missed a bunch. Tried to chase down a walleye but had no luck so pulled out at about 2. Depth of water didn't seem to critical and most fish caught on leaded line but the rip n minnow on the surface produced at least a fish or two.
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Name: YJ Guide Service Date: November 19, 2014 Rating:
 
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Remember we guide for Burbot and that fishery will be starting soon and the rainbow fishing is great right now. We also fish Walleye, Channel Cats and Bass in the Spring as well as Sturgeon and Salmon.. Here are a few pics of them from last year.

YJ Guide Service - 509-999-0717

We fish for Pike, Tiger Muskie, Walleye, catfish and Bass Locations include the Snake, Palouse, Pend Oreille Rivers, Newman Lake, Silver Lake, Curlew Lake, and Lake Roosevelt.Turkey hunting trips also avaialbe!
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Name: hewesfisher Date: November 19, 2014 Rating:
 
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Decided to try a new spot yesterday, well not really new, just a change from Lincoln area. Launched at Seven Bays just before 10 and motored down to Sterling Point area with lines in the water and trolling by 10:25.

My fishing partner was trolling a Muddler of unknown manufacture and I started with a Kekeda perch pattern fly and a perch pattern Rip’n Minnow. I think my buddy said he was out 3 colors, and I ran my leaded line out 150’ and the mono out 195’.

Was about 15 minutes before the first strike, but it didn’t stick and when my buddy checked his bait he ended up with a snarl forcing a retie. I continued to troll, and without a hit, for about a half hour while my buddy got his rig restored and back in the water. I jokingly told him I didn’t catch anything so he could have first fish honors, and wouldn’t you know it, he did about 10 minutes later!

I scooped a healthy Roosevelt ‘bow that was about 16 ½” and in the cooler it went. Then he backed that one with another nice ‘bow that went 18 ½”. After his first, I had swapped to a Kekeda orange/black fly, and after his second fish, was beginning to think maybe I needed to swap to a muddler. I pulled one out of the tackle box and had it sitting on my knee when my leaded line went down with a zzziiingg. Set the fly on the dash and back to fight the fish. My buddy scooped a nice 15”+ ‘bow that thought he was a lot bigger than he was. I sent that orange/black Kekeda back to the depths and it produced another about 10 minutes later, though a bit smaller than the first.

Then the bite quit, just stopped dead. Hmm. I decided to troll out over the deep water just in case they might be holding over the main channel. Turns out that was a good decision and we found a pocket that produced some fast action. Once we patterned the pocket, we put 6 more nice ‘bows in the cooler in about 45 minutes, interrupted by some bighorn sheep we just had to watch.

We had trolled out of our zone because we were bighorn sheep watching and not really paying attention to where we were. Hard to ignore the bighorns though, and yesterday we saw more bighorn sheep than we’ve ever seen at Roosevelt. We saw close to 60 on the shore across from Lincoln and then another herd across from Sterling Point that easily had to be 40 sheep and held the BIGGEST ram of my life yesterday, a full curl and a quarter, or more, with horns that looked to be 8” diameter at the base of his skull, they were just MASSIVE. He had to be THE granddaddy of all the bighorns.

After the wildlife viewing we got serious, returned to our pocket, and finished our limits. My buddy got bog fish honors yesterday, landing a beautiful 19.5” native ‘bow that weighed 2lbs, 14 3/8ozs. We finished out limits with a double, the second one of the day. My last was a deep chested 16” ‘bow that weighed 1lb, 11ozs, what a pig!

Trolling speed yesterday was 2.5 – 3.0mph depending whether we were trolling with the wind or against. All but the first 2 ‘bows were caught in water at least 100’ deep and 6 of those were suspended over the main channel 200’ – 225’. My buddy started the day tipping his Muddler with grubs, then switched to worms. I tipped the Kekedas with worms. The Rip’n Minnow was quiet most of the day, but it put my last two fish in the cooler back to back.

A nice ending to a great day on the water and as we traveled back to Seven Bays, all the bighorn sheep across from Lincoln were still there, all down at the water’s edge, stretched out in pockets along the shoreline for several hundred yards. We were both certain we saw at least 100 bighorn sheep yesterday and that was quite spectacular. :-)
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Name: fishindoc Date: November 13, 2014 Rating:
 
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I do not know if it was a Polar Blast today, but it definitely was a Blast today! It was 18 degrees when we launched at Spring Canyon. It was the first time I used full canvas on my Lund. My hands quickly got cold as we snapped and zipped the components together. It was only a few minutes with the heater on and our enclosure was warm and we headed to Sawilla. 1st fish on in 5 minutes. We trolled red/green Flicker Shads on long lines with Kekeda flies( orange and black/orange) on down riggers 12-16 feet. 12 fish in 3 hours with most on the plugs. Half were carry overs 17-18 inches.

Catfish and I decided to see if Keller might be better and within 3 minutes had a triple on. We boated over 30 fish in the next 3.5 hours. The flies were the definite bait of choice 18 feet down. We switched the plugs to X-Raps to get deeper and the pig of the day was a 25 inches on a fire tiger. With another 20-30 hits/takedowns/short releases the action was nearly non stop. Most of the fish at Keller were 15 inches.

The sunny day and minimal wind made for a great day. We never saw another boat all day. Another great day with CF on the water!
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Name: downriggeral Date: November 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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First trip this fall to Roosevelt for me after recovering and doing well from the surgery I had. Those fish were just calling to be caught!

One of the nice things about fall/winter fishing at Roosevelt is you don't have to be there at the crack of dawn to catch fish. It was below freezing when I left home so had to scrape frost off the windows of the truck for the first time this fall. The boat was all snug in the barn waiting and anxious to go; the old Starcraft just loves to fish!

Met friend Mark in town and we were greeted at Ft Spokane by four or five people getting ready to launch. There were already 15 empty trailers in the parking lot. Got our boat ready to go and fired up the heater.....gotta love a top and heat when it's 32 with a breeze on the water! Poles in at 9:00.

It took a whole 15 minutes to get the first fish while trolling three colors of leaded line with a Kekeda perch fly ( Thanks Dave, https://www.etsy.com/listing/174537991/5-kekeda-tackle-trolling-flies ). Trolling 2.2 to 2.5 MPH worked the best. The Kekeda was the winner for the day. Caught a fish or two on a Rapala.

We caught fish steadily, lost some and boated our limit by 1:00PM. The biggest was a beautiful 18 incher and the others were the fall 15" that are absolute toads. They have been eating well! The meat is bright red and they are awesome table fare. The second picture is the 18" butterfly filleted ready to go on the pellet smoker grill for dinner. Did I say Yum?

Tight lines everybody - Alan
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Name: Jorgec Date: November 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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Great day for a late start. 3 limits starting at noon out by 4;30. 3 colors of lead and Orange fly was the winner, 3mph. Best bite was by Split Rock.
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Name: nvan Date: November 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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Headed out Friday evening in order to get an early start Saturday AM. We headed to White Rock and were fishing by 7:30. Fishing wasn't on fire but the bite was consistant. The only consistant producer for the day was an orange rapala 3 colors out at 3.0mph. It out fished all our lures. We kept 8 fish between the three of us. Most of the fish were first year fish with only a few at 17".

Sunday we headed for Split Rock and were not getting much action on anything until we fished over the deepest part of the channel. I guess that's where the big ones were hanging out. We kept almost 3 limits and a good majority of the fish were carry-overs 17-19". The orange rapala was not as hot Sunday but caught its fair share. After two days of fishing, the poor lure had seen better days. Green rippin minnow and perch rippin minnow were the hot lures. The few times we tried flies tipped with worms, we came up empty.

Lots of wild life over the two days. Big horn sheep by White Rock, lone coyote wandering the beach, and Bald Eagles everywhere you go on the river. It was a great trip and looking forward to my next. Good luck and tight lines.
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Name: widebear Date: November 05, 2014 Rating:
 
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Started fishing around 10:15 and had our limits by 1:30. Three of us and we headed up in the Narrows above Porcupine Bay. Used nothing but the Kekeda flies, one olive green ,one perch and one orange. They all caught fish but the 4 carryovers we caught were all on the perch. Depth really didn't matter with the 2 riggers, 10 to 30'. One surface line with one color of leaded line spliced into it to keep it down a bit. Speed was from 1.8 to 2.2. The perch was on one of the riggers but really can't remember at what depth the carryovers hit at. We would mark fish and drop down to them so riggers were up and down a lot. Flies were tipped with small chunk of worm and corn on the trebles. When we would get a small hit and the pole went dead for awhile the corn would be gone. I do think the corn was helping. Was running a flasher on one rigger and only fly on the other and the carryovers were on the fly without the dodger. Water temp was 56 to 58 and surface was glass all day.
Tried adding photos but don't know how to down size them so they would load.
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Name: nvan Date: November 02, 2014 Rating:
 
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Started fishing late on Saturday out in front of Two Rivers. Fishing was pretty slow. About 10 AM we headed to Split Rock hoping to find some fish. Not much there either. Finished the day back in front of Two Rivers with some success. We ended up with about 8 fish for the day and kept 3.

Sunday we headed to Sterling Point. What a difference time of day and location make. Fishing was fast and the fish were surprisingly big. of the 11 fish we kept, two were 20", 2 @ 19", 2 @ 17" and the rest 14 - 15, and we only kept those because they couldn't be released safely.

Trolling speed was pretty consistent at 2.8 mph. A number of lures were hot. A perch Frisky Jenny fly accounted for one of the 20" hens, Rippin minnows were very consistent, and orange Rapalas did very well. A muddler minnow tipped with a Pautzkes cured corn did very well also.

We ended the day across from Lincoln watching about 6 big horn sheep. Great end to a great weekend.
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