Roosevelt reservoir report

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Roosevelt reservoir report

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Had to pay launch fee at alternate ferry launch
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Bout 2 hours with shovel

Set 16 crawdad traps. Let em soak overnight.
Caught 1 native bout 2”
Caught 1 non-native bout 3&1/4”
Same trap. Frabil.
Water temp 50° must be a lil cold yet.

Boated a nice wild bow Saturday.
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Took off like a shot when I threw it back.

Hooked it’s twin a couple hours later, was jumping like crazy, caught the attention of a couple bald eagles, which swooped right in. Put my tip down and got it to the boat, came off just before I got my net in the water.

Meanwhile down the crick a lil bit I noticed a boat getting ready for retrieval. About 30 minutes later I see the guy wrestling around with it on the trailer. About 10 minutes later I see him back off. I’m trolling by at this point. His buddy pulls the trailer up and try’s a few different angles and settles on one. The guy in the boat must not have liked it. He pulls into shore to discuss. Trims both motors up. Next they are trying to walk it on the trailer by hand. Wading around in the water. I guess they didn’t have a rope cause they gave up on that and he fires up his main. Still out of the water. I had just gone by them at this point and could see the blue smoke rising up. Now he tries to power it on. Kinda hard to do when your prop isn’t in the water. But he sure tried. Sounded like a motorcycle race. Was about to pull my poles and go help when I seen a golf cart coming down the ramp. They got em squared away. Sad, yet entertaining.

About 10 minutes later I saw one jump bout 10 feet in front of the boat. So I’m waiting and at about the right time...takedown. So I grab it and it starts jumping, here comes another bald eagle. I put my tip down and lost it.
That eagle followed me for the next hour or so.

Went and pulled the pots this morning and was trolling back and finally boated my first keeper from the main stem.
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Put up a decent fight for a sterile farm raised fish.
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Great report and great pics Nate.... Thanks for sharing. Nice fish!! How did you do on the crawdads?
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Was confused by the launch until I looked at the far shoreline, know exactly where that is.

Great report and pictures with launch entertainment bonus tossed in. :biggrin:

I have the same problem with eagles when fishing where you were, they don't waste time swooping down on one you're about to net, or one that lingers just a bit too long when released. Fine looking triploid on the deck.

Thanks for posting. 8-)
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So, are the normal boat launches at places like Spring Canyon, Keller Ferry, Lincoln, etc.. not open now? I thought I had read something about the docks being pulled at some or all of those launches during the Covid-19 closures. Is that true? Anyway, I'm thinking about making a trip over to Roosevelt sometime in next week or so.

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Paul NPS pulled docks and closed services at all their launch sites but left the launches open. Here's the latest and direct link to keep abreast of updates - https://www.nps.gov/laro/planyourvisit/boating.htm:
COULEE DAM, Wash. – Beginning May 5, 2020, fishing will resume in Washington and within Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in coordination with Governor Inslee’s amendment of the Stay at Home—Stay Healthy proclamation. Boat launches are open as water levels allow. Minimum boat launch elevations and the current lake level may be found on our website (https://www.nps.gov/laro/planyourvisit/boating.htm). Docks at Kettle Falls, Seven Bays, and Spring Canyon boat launches will also be available by May 5, 2020. Other boat launch docks may become available as the lake level rises. The Spring Canyon boat launch and docks will be closed May 11-21 for paving.

Services at Lake Roosevelt are still limited due to COVID-19 health concerns. Fish cleaning stations will remain closed until further notice. Please take fish home to clean and dispose of properly. As a reminder, Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 2.14(a)(7) prohibits disposing of fish remains on land or in waters within 200 feet of boat docks or swimming beaches, or within developed areas. Leaving fish remains on the shoreline attracts wildlife, including bear and cougar, putting other visitors in danger.

The following services and operations will also remain closed until further notice:

All campgrounds and toilets.
Fish cleaning stations.
Water services.
Trash collection. If you pack it in, please pack it out.
The Fort Spokane Visitor Center.
All public and education programs are canceled.


Please remember that starting May 1, 2020, the NPS will require all boaters complete the aquatic invasive species (AIS) quagga/zebra mussel-free self-certification form. Forms are available at each boat launch and on our website at: https://www.nps.gov/laro/learn/nature/u ... ed-508.pdf. Together, we can prevent the spread of AIS. Clean, drain, and dry all your water gear!
The launches themselves were never closed, just services which appear to remain closed, but at least the docks are back in the water again. 8-)
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Thanks Phil...great information...
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PSA: Park service is ramping up enforcement on NPS launch permits and the AIS forms. WDFW mirror tags do not work at NPS launches. Prominently display correct launch permit and AIS form in your tow rig's windshield to prevent a citation. :reeling:
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