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Monday, June 20, 2022
 
By Dave Graybill
 
I had a plan in place to travel to Kettle Falls and fish for walleye with my friend Kevin Witte, owner of Up River Outfitter guide service. The fish were in post spawn mode, and he was filling his live well to overflowing with fish. I knew we were up against a full moon, but what we didn’t anticipate was the huge influx of water into Lake Roosevelt from Canada. Typical flow for this time of year is a bit more than 150,000 cfs (cubic feet per second) and last Thursday it jumped to 290,000. The current was fierce, and both the Kettle and Colville rivers were dumping a lot of very dirty water into the reservoir. We tried fishing above these streams near Evans, but the fish had moved off the flats that had produced so well for Kevin earlier in the week. We covered a whole lot of water that day but were able to put just three fish in the boat. Kevin worked hard, but the timing couldn’t have been worse. I want to get back up there when the reservoir is at full pool. The walleye fishing in this area is tremendous when conditions are right.