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Roosevelt: Better than fishing a hatchery

An angler reels in a rainbow trout at Lake Roosevelt. (Rich Landers)
An angler reels in a rainbow trout at Lake Roosevelt. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- If you haven't heard about how good the fishing has been the past two months at Lake Roosevelt, you're probably not an angler.

Here's today's report from Spokane Valley angler Jim Kujala, who has a boat but decided to cut costs and hassle because a boat just isn't necessary right now.  He was fishing nightcrawlers and marshmallows off the bottom from shore in the Seven Bays vicinity.

Arrived at 0600, started fishing at 0605, first fish at 0615, last fish at 0655, waited til (my partner's) limit was filled at 0725 , left for home at 0800 arriving in time to fillet fish, and made it to the blood bank for 1100 appointment.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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