Travis S: Snake River - 10/28

Fatty's on the Snake

My daughter and I decided to hit the Snake this last Saturday to see if we couldn't put a few more trophies in the net and eater fish in the livewell.  We left Spokane at 8:30 and arrived right about 11:00 AM.  When you travel with a teenage girl there are other considerations like bathroom breaks and Starbucks to consider.  Driving straight-through, be damned......

My daughter was feeling grateful that I made her bring her winter coat.  The water was absolute glass and fog covered the canyon, so it was relatively dark for 11:00 AM.  We rounded out the day with 9 fish.  Their average size was great!   Seven of them were caught trolling towards the dam and the other two were caught in that North side back eddy, so in reality all of them were caught moving against the current.  These fish were chunky!  We caught (2) 19's, (2) 18's, (2) 17's and three others that were between 14 and 16 inches.  We have a mess of fillets and couldn't be happier. 

I loaned the fella (who is probably going to join our club), the bait we were using. He later went on to catch an 11.7 lbs walleye on it along with a couple of other eater fish! He came back to find us and we took his picture, with his big fish, before he released it.  His name is Steve out of Lewiston, ID.  He was down at our club fish day, a couple of weeks ago.  He had a bit of interaction with our club and was very grateful for the knowledge we were willing to share.  He is looking into joining.  Good guy.....  We were off the water, by 4:30 PM and witness to another beautiful autumn sunset, which is particularly spectacular down there. 

I'm hoping to squeeze in one more trip, before my boat gets a nice winter rest, but we'll see....She's tired, it's huntin' season and I'm from Minnesota.......  Boats and November, don't compute.......

Travis and Hannah with 9 Snake River walleyes.

Travis and Hannah with 9 Snake River walleyes.

New member Steve with an 11.7 lb walleye. Congrats!!!

New member Steve with an 11.7 lb walleye. Congrats!!!