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Friday, January 12, 2018
By Dave Graybill
I checked with Lou Nevismal at Coulee Playland to see what he was hearing from the anglers that stop by his tackle shop at the north end of Banks Lake. The ramp at Coulee Playland has thawed out and anglers are fishing walleye near the resort. There is a net pen just south of them and anglers are using blade baits to catch walleye in surprisingly shallow water. The net pens are in just 25 feet of water and the walleye are hanging out around them. Walleye are also being caught in 40 feet of water in other areas at the north end at Banks. Trout anglers are getting fish near the upper net pens on Rufus Woods Reservoir, and many are fishing the stretch just below the dam with good success. Bank fisherman aren’t doing all that well from the shore on Lake Roosevelt right now. Geezers Beach is particularly slow. Fishing here should improve when the level of Lake Roosevelt is dropped, which it hasn’t much as yet. Reports of kokanee being caught are still rare this season, but again the lake level hasn’t dropped much so far this winter, which usually sparks the kokanee action.