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December 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill hooks a limit of Lake Roosevelt rainbow trout

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Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

I mentioned earlier that there was good trout fishing at Lake Roosevelt, so I just had to go and try it myself.

I took my time getting up there and when I was set up on the beach at Spring Canyon, it was already past 12:30.

I rigged two rods and began to cast off the shore.

The action had its lulls but by 2:15 I had my five fish limit.  I had lost two fish and missed three bites in this time, too.

The rainbow averaged 15 inches and were very heavy bodied, and the meat is a deep pink.  I was using medium size marshmallows and a jar of shrimp left over from sockeye fishing.

The bait was on a size 1 Octopus Circle Hook, and these big trout had no trouble inhaling it all. The hook was tied onto an 8-pound fluorocarbon leader. You will need to cast quite a ways out from the beach, but a half-ounce slip sinker is enough weight to get it to where the trout are cruising.

The bait was doused with Graybill’s Guide Formula salmon scent, too.  I had to beach to myself, but there is plenty of room here for a bunch of anglers.

For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.

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