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/.