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Friday, March 2, 2018
By Dave Graybill
If you are planning a trip to Lake Roosevelt to fish for kokanee there is some good news. The level of the big reservoir has dropped significantly, which usually means better action for these prized fish. I was out last Monday with Austin Moser, and there were a few other boats trolling in the vicinity of Hansen Harbor. One boat actually got a limit of kokanee and another got two fish. We got an 18-inch kokanee to the net, along with some rainbow and some very nice red band rainbow that we released. This is the best action for kokanee that I have experienced on the lake so far this season, and it may mean that catches could be better this spring. I still don’t think we will see anything like we did two years ago, when giant kokanee were very abundant on Roosevelt, but it is still possible to put some in the boat. We got our fish on a Kokabow blade and orange spinner and the boat that got four was also using Kokabow gear. The weather is forecast to be fairly warm, at 40 degrees, with a slight breeze on Saturday. I would launch at Keller to put you closer to where the best catches are being made on Roosevelt.