Thu Dec 14, 2017

Lake Roosevelt is roughly five feet from full pool and that plus the recent full moon perhaps accounted for the slow trout fishing last week. A friend fishing from shore near Hansen Harbor said he had just three bites and one fish in four hours, and the fish checker said his luck had been better than most bank fishermen that day.
Lake Roosevelt trollers report better results with plugs and flies near Keller and up the Spokane Arm. The trout have been in the top 15 feet of water, and are said to average 16 inches. Launches are getting slippery because many anglers pull their boats out quickly rather than let them drip a bit near the water. It would be prudent to carry a bag of sand.
Fishing report from The Spokesman-Review