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Friday, January 26, 2018
By Dave Graybill
People who like to chase giant kokanee on Lake Roosevelt will be happy to learn that the fishing for them is getting better as the days to by. The lake level is dropping now and according to Austin Moser, there are signs that the fishing is ready to really take off. He is seeing the “slicks” on the water that indicate the presence of the daphnia that the kokanee feed on over the winter. Although the water temperature is still hovering around 38 to 40 degrees Austin is having better luck trolling near the surface now. He has removed all the weight from his gear below the side planers. Kokanee are hitting everything from flies, big joined Rapalas and Flicker Shads. Rainbow fishing remains to be very good, and anglers fishing from shore at Hansen Harbor and at Keller are doing very well. Wild red band rainbow are showing up in catches on Lake Roosevelt and Austin reminds anglers that these fish are to be released. There are plenty of fin-clipped rainbow in the reservoir and these usually average about 15 to 16 inches. I have a trip planned to Roosevelt with Austin on February 2nd and I am very eager to go.