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Monday, July 26, 2021
By Dave Graybill
Billy Clapp Reservoir has been a favorite of mine for many years. My wife and I tried our luck here for kokanee several years ago, and in spite of a late start and issues with my bow mount, we landed seven kokanee that ranged in size from 15 to 19 inches. I went back a few times that season and always got some more of these big kokanee. Since then, the kokanee fishing has been less productive, except for a couple of years. The trout fishing has been excellent most years and my fishing buddy James Lebow introduced me to walleye fishing on Billy Clapp. We were there in July of 2019 and started our day kokanee fishing, and we landed five or six really big kokanee. When the kokanee bite died he drove us up to the tope end of the reservoir, were Summer Falls spills into the lake. We trolled bottom walkers and spinners in a deep hole here, and although we lost a lot of gear on one of the most snaggy bottoms I have ever fished, managed to get a limit of small walleye. Billy Clapp can be great, but not last Sunday. We got no kokanee and struggled to get just three walleye. Oh well.
Fishing was slow on Billy Clapp, but we got enough for a good dinner for my wife and I.