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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
By Dave Graybill
In spite of the very poor conditions on Lake Roosevelt, Mike McKee and I fished with Keven Witte, of Up River Outfitter guide service, again on Friday morning. Although the fishing sucked Kevin was sharing some great information about fishing in the Kettle Falls area and I wanted to get enough footage for a video. Kevin decided to put us in the mouth of the Colville River and pound it. It worked and we got three fish that morning. I then drove down to Coulee Dam and on to the Colville Net Pens site to try for some triploid rainbow. I had a big surprise when I arrived. The boat launch was under water and there was hardly any shoreline exposed. I had to fish well below where I usually do here, and although I landed a fish after about 15 minutes, I just was breaking off too much gear to continue fishing. When I passed Grand Coulee Dam on my way through town I saw that they were spilling water over the dam. This is very unusual. I think I have only seen this once before. They are having a tough time keeping up with the runoff entering the Columbia River from Canada.
The boat launch at the Colville Net Pens site is under water, and there isn’t much shoreline to fish from here.