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Monday, October 26, 2015
By Dave Graybill
I had a great day of steelhead fishing at Bridgeport recently, and now I am planning a trip to Potholes for some fall walleye fishing. It is a tough decision in the fall here. There are so many good options. Steelhead fishing has slowed down a bit on the Methow after a terrific opening weekend. It makes sense. There is quite a bit of pressure on the fish so they are more scattered, and a recent rain has cooled the water temperature. The steelhead fishing on the main stem Columbia near Pateros isn’t impacted as much by the cooler water in the Methow. Walleye anglers continue to have very good fishing on Potholes. The tried and true method of using a Slow Death Hook rig with a Smile Blade and couple of beads is still the way to go. Many anglers will switch to fishing with blade baits this time of year, but the Slow Death bite is still preferred. I am also eager to get up the Lake Roosevelt and the upper end of Rufus Woods. Trout fishing on Lake Roosevelt is spectacular at times and triploids of 2 to 3 pounds should be abundant on Rufus.