Jim and Dad Roosevelt (Lincoln) 3/11

Took my dad fishing out of Fort Spokane so we could camp there at the end of the day.  Ran into Alan W. at the ramp and exchanged notes from their day on the water the day before.  We exchanged starting spots and both put in at about 10:30AM.  We immediately made the run to the same place I've been catching the fish out of Lincoln.  (See my reports from 2/14 and 3/5.)  A few minutes after arriving, we had a fish on using the same very slow dragging a jig and grub method that was successful on previous trips.  We left the spot at about 3:30 with 10 keepers after throwing back four and missing perhaps another 15-20 bites.  Alan came and joined us after out 2nd drift and started catching fish as well with same technique.  Needed to hold rod motionless, and bites were very subtle.  Water temp was 37 degrees.  Caught fish in 40-47 FOW.  Spent the last two hours of our fishing day exploring new to me spots across from seven bays and outhouse flats.  Only picked up a trout on outhouse.  To compare my visits to my spot a few miles below Lincoln on 2/14, 3/5, and now 3/11the fish have gotten progressively smaller from all running 20", to between 15 and 20" for the 2nd trip, then today we threw back four that were about 10-11", and most averaged between 14" and 16".  Fish today were also almost albino in color.  Interesting that they darkened up by the time we cleaned them at the end of the day.