Greg: Kettle Falls - 6/11-15

I fished the northern reaches of Lake Roosevelt from Wednesday evening through Sunday morning and had a great time. When I arrived on Wednesday afternoon, the lake level was 1280 feet making all of the ramps from Kettle Falls to China Bend available for boat launching. By Sunday morning the elevation rose to 1285 feet which is pretty close to summer pool.

Afternoon temperatures Wednesday and Thursday were in the low 80s and winds were light. Thunderstorms chased me off the water Thursday evening, and there were hit and miss showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday which interrupted my efforts.

My coworkers Ty and Ryan joined me Friday. New members Brian and Larry fished with me Friday evening. Dave Law from KHQ filmed our trip for his "Fishing Report" on Saturday, and Stan and Tucker fished with me on Sunday morning. The total number of fish caught on my boat was probably around 60 fish. The fishing was certainly better Wednesday (13 in 5hrs) and Thursday (26 fish) and became a bit tougher each day. I'm not sure if it was the weather, rising lake levels, or the arrival of more weekend anglers that caused the bite to slow.