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Friday, June 22, 2018
By Dave Graybill
Eric Granstrom and I were invited to join Austin Moser to try the recently-opened sturgeon fishery on Lake Roosevelt. This would be a new experience for both of us, and we loaded our gear and drove to Kettle Falls. Austin had taken an oversized fish the day before, and although the fishing had been slow, we were prepared to explore this area of the far north on the Columbia River. We were joined by two local anglers: Mike Philley and Tony Schumaker. Using the intel that Austin had gathered we started below the bridge above the launch and then tried a couple of spots near the French Rocks. There were a fair number of boats out, given that it was a Tuesday, but nobody was finding any fish. We ran back up above the bridge to try again. The first spot produced nothing but a rotting beach chair that apparently had blown out of a boat some years ago. The next spot was different. We started getting some bites, and managed to land two short fish and lost a couple of others. Austin sent me a message the next day. He landed nine sturgeon, but got no keepers.