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Any report on Roosevelt?
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:37:48 PM »
Anyone been out to Roosevelt lately? How has the fishing been? How are the launches? I'm headed out that way tomorrow to give it a go, but I'm hoping to see some hot reports to keep my spirits up while I'm white knuckling the drive out there.
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 04:18:55 PM »

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 05:30:09 PM »
Ramps at lincoln keller and hanson  are good,trout  fishing good also..that being  said it's snowing now ..im going sunday

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 05:33:01 PM »
Anyone know anything about whitefish on the LR?

I've never fished from a boat for them, only bank fishing the rivers during winter months.

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 05:38:25 PM »
Ramps up north (Fort Spokane, Hunters) are good but I’m seeing few fishermen out. I haven’t gone down myself lately but one of the neighbors says trout fishing is great, walleyes not so great.

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 07:12:11 PM »
Anyone know anything about whitefish on the LR?

I've never fished from a boat for them, only bank fishing the rivers during winter months.

I went out with a walleye tournament fisherman a few years ago--in Lake Roosevelt-- and found big schools of fish suspended in about 60 ft. of water. He put  an underwater camera down to check to see if they were walleye. They were whitefish....big Lake Superior whitefish not the Rocky Mountain like you catch in the rivers. Never tried for them but I bet they would hit a Swedish pimple with a fish eye on the hook. We would catch them in Soda Lake over by O'Sullivan through the ice on 'pimples. They get up to 6 pounds.
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 07:28:51 PM »
I normally use a hot pink glo hook and a white maggot, small hook for "whitefish gear rules" on the smaller rivers with those rules.
Having trouble sourcing maggots locally, so I bought some Berkeley Gulp fake ones.  Not sure if they'll work  :dunno:



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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 09:57:41 PM »
Anyone know anything about whitefish on the LR?

I've never fished from a boat for them, only bank fishing the rivers during winter months.

I went out with a walleye tournament fisherman a few years ago--in Lake Roosevelt-- and found big schools of fish suspended in about 60 ft. of water. He put  an underwater camera down to check to see if they were walleye. They were whitefish....big Lake Superior whitefish not the Rocky Mountain like you catch in the rivers. Never tried for them but I bet they would hit a Swedish pimple with a fish eye on the hook. We would catch them in Soda Lake over by O'Sullivan through the ice on 'pimples. They get up to 6 pounds.

I bet they eat good too huh?
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 10:16:51 AM »
Just to report back:

*Fished Sunday 7:30-4
*A little wind and snow but fairly nice and calm
*Walleye/Burbot fishing was slow
*Couldn't find the Kokanee
*Caught a lot nice Rainbows on Kokanee gear.
*No problem launching out of Fort Spokane
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 10:28:06 AM »
Years ago we fried Soda Lake whitefish up "fish & chips" style...I remember them being pretty good...
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 10:36:31 AM »
Anyone know anything about whitefish on the LR?

I've never fished from a boat for them, only bank fishing the rivers during winter months.

I went out with a walleye tournament fisherman a few years ago--in Lake Roosevelt-- and found big schools of fish suspended in about 60 ft. of water. He put  an underwater camera down to check to see if they were walleye. They were whitefish....big Lake Superior whitefish not the Rocky Mountain like you catch in the rivers. Never tried for them but I bet they would hit a Swedish pimple with a fish eye on the hook. We would catch them in Soda Lake over by O'Sullivan through the ice on 'pimples. They get up to 6 pounds.

I bet they eat good too huh?

They are quite bony and are best smoked

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 12:04:10 PM »
Been having some pretty good success lately the last couple times out. The bite has been really active. Think the colder temps have helped kick things in gear. Just been bottom fishing from shore. On average they're 15-20" with the bigger ones strong healthy fish. I have caught a couple redbands as well that went back.
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 07:17:15 AM »
Powerbait , powerbait , powerbait , speckle orange from shore , we have been doing very well from shore , by the lincoln fish pens , and the ducks seem to be getting all the pens food the stupid things no when the pens feeder goes off , they come in when they here it , then can't fly out , to full to fly , entertaining to say the least, again with the POWERBAIT !
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 05:46:31 PM »
Powerbait , powerbait , powerbait , speckle orange from shore , we have been doing very well from shore , by the lincoln fish pens , and the ducks seem to be getting all the pens food the stupid things no when the pens feeder goes off , they come in when they here it , then can't fly out , to full to fly , entertaining to say the least, again with the POWERBAIT !
ive been there a couple of times,be there again this week its been slow

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2018, 10:37:16 AM »
Is Lake Roosevelt shut down?  Trump sent out requests that park managers use carry forward funding to keep parks and whatnot open, but it seems to be at the discretion of local managers. 


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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2018, 10:55:28 AM »
Been having some pretty good success lately the last couple times out. The bite has been really active. Think the colder temps have helped kick things in gear. Just been bottom fishing from shore. On average they're 15-20" with the bigger ones strong healthy fish. I have caught a couple redbands as well that went back.
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2018, 01:22:20 PM »
Is Lake Roosevelt shut down?  Trump sent out requests that park managers use carry forward funding to keep parks and whatnot open, but it seems to be at the discretion of local managers.

This could effect the Dam crossing on the snake as well.

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2018, 01:49:22 PM »
Good morning the other day

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 04:11:20 PM »
Dang Rasbo, how big was that fish?

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 05:45:10 PM »
Good morning the other day

Beautiful fish! Love the colors on that one.

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 05:43:46 AM »
Dang Rasbo, how big was that fish?
19 inches,funny i was talking with a guy about 30 yrds away from me,seen a fish jump.and thought maybe i hooked a fish,,,i did but he took my rod and left,i see the trail  down the sand into the lake and a trail through the silt into the abyss,lol .so i threw my other line out and got lucky and caught my other line..reeled in the line pulled up the rod.i had to clean the reel so it would work, and all that i still had the fish..pretty cool...good  thing that was my wife's rod

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2018, 06:23:07 AM »
Is Lake Roosevelt shut down?  Trump sent out requests that park managers use carry forward funding to keep parks and whatnot open, but it seems to be at the discretion of local managers. 



I am very curious on this one, too. Roosevelt is a 100 mile one way drive for me and to drive along way and being unable to fish...
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2018, 06:24:03 AM »
Dang Rasbo, how big was that fish?
19 inches,funny i was talking with a guy about 30 yrds away from me,seen a fish jump.and thought maybe i hooked a fish,,,i did but he took my rod and left,i see the trail  down the sand into the lake and a trail through the silt into the abyss,lol .so i threw my other line out and got lucky and caught my other line..reeled in the line pulled up the rod.i had to clean the reel so it would work, and all that i still had the fish..pretty cool...good  thing that was my wife's rod

 :tup:  nice catch!

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2018, 07:57:34 PM »
Im gonna hit Lincoln in the morning, hope there  is a good bite

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2018, 09:10:04 PM »
Great looking fish guys ;)

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 11:37:13 AM »
Slow morning at Roosevelt  did get one though

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 04:17:29 PM »
Well done rasbo! A friend and I spent over 6 hours with about 25 other anglers at Ft. Spokane...ZERO FISH & ZERO BITES. WEIRD...A lot of anglers for mid-week and everyone reported similar results. The beautiful Blue Moon may have been a factor.
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 05:45:32 PM »
Well done rasbo! A friend and I spent over 6 hours with about 25 other anglers at Ft. Spokane...ZERO FISH & ZERO BITES. WEIRD...A lot of anglers for mid-week and everyone reported similar results. The beautiful Blue Moon may have been a factor.
i should have night  fished ,the bite shut off at 7am

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 06:03:19 PM »
we did ok today caught burbot and walleyes to out by casino flats where the water is cleaner
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2018, 06:34:01 PM »
we did ok today caught burbot and walleyes to out by casino flats where the water is cleaner
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2018, 04:45:17 AM »
It's all good , we all could use a little elevator repair , good to see guys talking about my fishin hoe , lincoln is very hit m miss , me and two other guys and one 5 year old went down last week , guess who got all the fish , I'll give you a hint ,,,, he didn't have a licence, gull durn child got 4 fish and one monster, the smile on that kid was worth all the powerbait I wasted.
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2018, 04:57:05 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2018, 05:50:13 AM »
Good job with the small one cryder, neighbor had a slow day last week, just a couple bank fishing

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2018, 08:06:41 AM »
Burbot fishing this season has been slowed by the dirty water, but we have located the walleye and have been getting limits of those for our customers
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« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 10:15:49 AM »
Burbot fishing this season has been slowed by the dirty water, but we have located the walleye and have been getting limits of those for our customers
You guys have been killing it as of late, read some of your reports on a other fishing website ( not sure if I can say the name on this site)..Nice job !! :tup:

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2018, 10:32:48 AM »
lol yeah the walleye bite as of late has been great....
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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2018, 01:16:37 PM »
I'll be launching out of Lincoln next weekend, hope things pick up on the troute/kokanee end. If not I better learn how to fish for walleye.

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2018, 07:39:16 PM »
Got my boat ready I'll be putting In at keller,I like that area for kokes

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Re: Any report on Roosevelt?
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2018, 07:04:08 AM »
Got my boat ready I'll be putting In at keller,I like that area for kokes

We were discussing driving down and launching there, beats the hour run from Lincoln