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Friday, March 3, 2017
By Dave Graybill
It seems that much of the fishing activity here in Central Washington is taking place either on Lake Chelan or Lake Roosevelt. Kokanee are the targets of anglers fishing these two waters. My brother Rick Graybill was able to fish Lake Roosevelt twice earlier this week. He is particularly interested in getting those giant kokanee, but had a tough time the first day. He and his fishing buddies got only three kokanee but landed 19 nice rainbow. The kokanee were up to 20 ½ inches and the rainbow 14 to 16 inches. The following day they did better. They landed six kokanee, and two of them were 21 ½ inches. The rainbow continued to bite, too, and they got 17 of them. He blamed the cold front that arrived while they were fishing for the slow kokanee bite. There were some fish near the dam, but they had better success fishing up lake in Swawilla Basin. Kokabow blades with a variety of hoochies got the kokanee and the rainbow were all taken on plugs. Lake Roosevelt continues to drop and the water temperature is slowly rising. The kokanee bite will improve and the fish should be bigger, too.