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Monday, January 18, 2021
By Dave Graybill
The fishing for triploid rainbow has been so outstanding this year that fewer people are on Lake Roosevelt, looking for those giant kokanee. One of the reasons that Roosevelt hasn’t got the attention it usually gets this time of year, is that the lake level hasn’t been dropping. We are all hoping that this year’s change in level will follow the trends in 2019 and 2020. The lake will start dropping right about now and really go down over the next few months. It will drop sharply through May and about mid to late June will start filling dramatically. This seems to be what happened four years ago when the fishing for giant kokanee was red hot. We really got onto the fish in February and it continued to be excellent, even into June. I remember a day with Austin Moser when we got limits trolling in Swawilla Basin in June. I should note that by then we had switched from fishing right on top to as deep as 25 feet. Also, although the lake level is way, way down, the boat launches at Keller and Spring Canyon can be used. There are temporary floating docks for launching.
This photo of the Keller launch was taken at the end of March. There is a floating dock at Spring Canyon at that time, too.