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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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