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Name: Hobie67 Date: May 24, 2015 Rating:
 
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My cousin and I decided it was time to try the trout fishing on Lake Roosevelt for the first time. Why we had never gone there before I'll never know. What a great day of fishing it was! With the 4hr drive we didn't get the boat in the water and fishing until 7:45 at Spring Canyon. Despite the late start, we came home with 1 fish short of our limit but only by choice. Brought home 9 fish, the smallest was 15 1/2" and the 2 biggest fish measuring exactly 20". My cousin unfortunately lost the biggest fish of the day that I think would have been in the 3-4lb range. Many fish in the 10-14" range were released, and we lost more fish at the boat than I care to remember. Trolling a 2 blade flash lite in front of a Rapala with 1oz. of lead 100-150ft behind the boat along with dodders and hoochies tipped with a worm on the downriggers 45ft. behind the boat 20-35ft down did the trick, with the hoochies getting the most fish. It was by far the best average size of keeper fish either of use have ever brought home. With this supposedly being the end of the best time of year for the trout fishing on the lake it goes without saying that we cant wait to come back in the fall/winter and next spring!

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Name: Packernut Date: May 22, 2015 Rating:
 
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Took the new family boat ( Fourwinns ) out on its maden fishing trip to lake Roosevelt with my 83 year young dad. Spent Thursday night mounting a trolling moter on the bow without drilling into the boat until 10:30 pm. It was an entire family afare and it worked beautifully. On the lake by 7:30 fishing just short of buoy 5. If you go back a few years to a previous post we fished in the same eddy where a rock pile and drop off was on the left side just short of the corner to buoy 5. We picked up 1/2 of our eyes in this spot, however, fish were everywhere from 4 FOW to 20. Largest fish was 20 inches with most 16-18. Sizes were bigger this year than in the past. We managed 9 keeper eyes and a huge smallie simply starting at the eddy and drifting with 3/8 oz green and yellow jigs with 1/2 a crawler. A great day with weather in the low 80's. Many memories and stories told on this trip.

Tight lines,

Packernut.

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Name: CCTMark Date: May 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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I launched with my daughter from the Porcupine launch at 0600 and headed upriver to just below buoy 5. They lowered Roosevelt a couple more feet and it is definitely shallow as you approach the buoy 5 area, I saw as shallow as 3 ft. We trolled up 2 smallies and 2 walleyes using purple perch colored down deep husky jerks, 1 walleye was 17 inches so in the livewell he went. The rest of the morning was spent casting jigs and blade baits in back eddies. The total catch for the day was 30 eyes, 8 were dinks, we kept 8 between 17 and 22 inches and we released 14 over 23 inches. It was one of those days that only comes around once in a while; catching fish that are too big to keep. All of the eyes over 23 inches appeared to be spawned out females who were putting on the feed bag before heading down river. My daughter did an excellent job of hooking and landing some impressive eyes today. We both got to hear the sweet sound of our drag singing while fighting some long and skinny pigs. We had enough fish in the livewell for dinner so we were off the water by 1230.

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Name: CCTMark Date: May 09, 2015 Rating:
 
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I launched solo out of Porky at first light on Saturday and headed upriver. I trolled a husky jerk up the stretch below buoy 5 and landed 1 21 inch and 1 3 lb smallie. I also lost an eye that felt to be about 4-5 lbs before I could reel it all the way to the boat. I rated the day a 4 not because I had a great day catching fish but because I landed a 30 inch spawned out female eye that was around 11 lbs. I took a couple of pictures and let her go to continue to replenish the eyes in Roosevelt. She fell for a blade bait; I also caught a hand full of dinks as I worked my way back to Porky, Not a great fishing day but a great day to be on the water.

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Name: snakeeyes Date: May 03, 2015 Rating:
 
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Got the 10 year old up at 4 am and made the 2 hour drive to Porcupine. Was a little nervous when the water came into view as to whether we would be able to launch. The water is as far down as I've seen, however, the trickiest part was negotiating the boat dock itself. Not sure if there's enough room to extend the dock, but they need to take a look at it. A little rain and someone's going to take a tumble as they walk down the dock. I gave the day a 4+ because we caught 40+ fish and I let my daughter reel in all but 2. Just to be funny, she found a Wiggles song on my phone and played Captain Feather Sword. As we giggled, all 3 poles went off. As you could guess, I heard Captain Feather Sword at least 4 more times (because it was good luck :) until I "accidentally" forgot to put worms on the hooks and the fishing died down. And magically picked up again as we lit up Dire Straits on my phone. Ah Ha! A new lucky band! The weather was beautiful with lots of fish, eagles, deer, turkeys, etc. Size of fish were mediocre at best, keeping 16 fish between 16-18 inches. Lots of dinks. We fished worm harnesses and color didn't seem to matter. Most of the males were all spawned out, no females.

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Name: Kekedatackleco Date: May 02, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished out of Spring Canyon Saturday morning with three of us in the boat. Started fishing the rocks across from the launch a little after 9. I set one rod in the downrigger and started letting the other out, got ready to put it in the clip and felt a tug! Fish on and we reel in a little 12" rainbow. Wow, it's going to be fast fishing but we were after some Kokes if we could get them. Set the rods back up and nothing for the next hour or so. We fished the shoreline all the way down to the dam, the can line and back up the southern shoreline. We didn't even get a sniff. We pulled gear and headed back upstream.

We decided to fish the draw in front of Swawilla Basin. This paid off for us as we caught the rest of our fish and spent the day fishing here. Majority of the fish came in at 18 to 23 feet on the downrigger. We ended up with 11, with a few being small. Did manage one 19" native and one 14" Kokanee. Most fish were caught on Kekeda flies. We trolled wedding rings, spoons, rapalas, all trying to find something else that might be working. The orange Kekeda caught 9 of the 11 with a perch pattern catching the other one and a mepps cyclops getting another. Trolling speed was between 2.0 to 2.3 and around 20 feet +\- a couple feet either way. Beautiful weather and very little wind. Great day on the water and great fish for the smoker.

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Name: CCTMark Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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Launched at 0630 out of Porcupine and headed upriver. The morning started with no wind but that did not last long. Glenn and I jigged and bladed our way to a total of 30 walleyes (kept 20), 4 rainbows and 2 smallies. I had a good day and Glenn had a very good day. He had the hot hand and landed our 2 biggest fish of the day, 23 and 24 inch males. I lost 2 about the same size at the boat, just one of those days for me. I was really glad I had the anchor feature on my Terrova today because that wind was blowing pretty hard by the time we got off the water around 1500. Best colors were browns and greens with a red jig head on the current seams in 12-23 FOW.

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Name: CCTMark Date: April 10, 2015 Rating:
 
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I rated today a 5 for 2 reasons: 1. the catching was a lot of fun, and 2. I was able to take out my new Tracker for the first time on the Arm. Now to the fishing. Jim and I launched early out of Porky and headed up river to just below buoy 5; Jim had the first walleye in my boat on his first cast, a nice 18 inch keeper. The first 3 hours was very productive with us drifting jigs and silver blade baits. The jig head color didn't really seem to matter as-long-as you had a grub or worm body that was brown or green like a crawdad. Most of our fish came from less than 20 FOW and the bite was very light. Back eddies and the river channel edge were the keys to our success. The best fish of the day was 6 lb 1 oz beauty that Jim caught near what we call eagle tree, she was released after a couple of pictures. The rest of the 40 eyes were all very happy males looking for a date with one of the big girls. If the spawn hasn't yet started it is imminent. We kept 18 eye all between 16 and 21 inches, most of the rest were 14-15 inches and just a little below my boats slot limit of 16-22 inches. Jim also caught a couple of slimers that were about 16 inches and i caught a nice 3 lb smallie as well. All in all an excellent day on the water.

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Name: eat-sleep-fish Date: April 04, 2015 Rating:
 
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Hit Roosevelt out of Spring Canyon with a coworker on Saturday. Heard of some kokanee being caught towards the dam out of the boat launch so that is where we headed. Put in the water just a ways past the end of the beaches where the rocks start. One rod with a flicker shad, the other two with double d dodgers, sockeye flies with a couple UV beads and a hammered nickel blade.

First three hits were on the flicker shad, but none of them stuck. Koke rod pops off the downrigger and land a 14" kokanee. Rebait with maggot and homemade firecorn and back down to 20ft. Pops off again and 13" koke in the box. Same drill and another 13" in the box.

Had a long dry spell because I was being dumb and kept trolling towards the dam instead of staying with the fish. Decided to head back to the area we were getting bit and put 5 more in the box, biggest 15", smallest around 12". On one pass, my pole pops off and immediately the fish is screaming drag. Good fighter, made it to the net and had about a 22" rainbow. Bite turned off and we snapped one of the downrigger balls off on a pinnacle so decided to head to Plum Point.

No bites at all around the point so headed over to Swawilla basin. Decided to run flashers and spinners on flatlines, no weight, and a spinner and a nightcrawler with a 1/2oz of lead. Never even got sniffed on the spinner/worm setup but did get two more kokes and two more rainbows near the surface. Trolling speed was 1 - 1.5 mph, could have been more exact but the new Minn Kota was not playing nice. Could only get it to run on 10 on the speed stteing, which was way to fast. Salvaged the remainder of the day using the kicker motor. Anyone had issues with a Terrova I-Pilot bow mount 80lb thrust?

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Name: Lee H Date: March 27, 2015 Rating:
 
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Launched at Ft. Spokane Sat. morning with a stiff wind blowing upriver. Patty and I hit our regular spots and had consistent action. The wind really picked up as the day went on. The trick is to make it work for you and not try to get out of it. We had long drifting patterns, trolling slow death/smile blades. We brought home 12 wallies and released about that many dinks. 25-45 FOW. Nothing big, 14-17 ". Fun day on the water (aren't they all?) Lee

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