Lake Roosevelt Fishing Guide

Ice Fishing Perch

Let's have some fun and get hooked on Ice Fishing!!

We may not ice fish Lake Roosevelt, but we do ice fish on Curlew Lake, WA!  Located 10 miles NE of Republic, WA, Curlew Lake is full of Perch and other species of fish.  Perch were illegally introduced to this 900 acre lake in 2011. WDFW encourages anglers to catch as many as they want, providing no catch limit for these delicious pan fish!

Being from the Midwest, Captain Todd has 35 years of experience ice fishing for Perch, Northern Pike, Crappie and Bluegill.  With his knowledge, it is not too uncommon to catch 80-100 Perch in a single day with him on Curlew Lake!

We supply all your ice fishing needs; the heated shelters, ice fishing equipment and we can even make you a hot cup of coffee. You can join us as soon as ice conditions are safe and ready from January to March.  Just give us a ring to learn more.

  

Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout & Kokanee Fishing

Lake Roosevelt is known for record size Kokanee and Trout throughout the winter months. Thanks to the cooperative net pen project on Lake Roosevelt, one to four million fry/fingerling Kokanee Salmon and 750,000 catchable Rainbow Trout triploids are released annually. These fish feed on plankton called daphnia on the open waters of the reservoir which result in their beautiful, tasty red meat. The Rainbow Trout is a great strain of fish for smoking due to the extra fats in its meat. We target both Kokanee and Trout with various trolling tactics, baiting them with scented corn, nightcrawlers and even shrimp!

Lake Roosevelt Walleye & Burbot Fishing

Walleye were introduced to Lake Roosevelt around the 1950’s and became well-known by 1969. Walleye have a bounty of food in the reservoir, feeding on small bait fish and crawdads. We catch this family favorite in BIG numbers in Winter and Spring. We target them off the bottom by vertical jigging and trolling at depths from 20’ to 160’ feet deep! Depending on the time of year, we know when the bite is hot and when it’s not! Check out our Photos page under Spring and Winter for pics of happy Walleye anglers!

We fish Lake Roosevelt Burbot, also known as freshwater Ling Cod, in February through April. We catch these tasty fish jigging for them as they fill up on crawdads and bait fish during their spawn. Their size can range from 3 to 6 pounds. Burbot put up a great fight from the deep depths we catch them from. Lake Roosevelt has a great abundance of these fish to catch! You are welcome to view our fishing report page to get the most up to date reports on them during late Winter and early Spring.

Lake Roosevelt White Sturgeon Fishing

"Lake Roosevelt White Sturgeon Fishing"                                                                                            This is a chance of a lifetime to catch an amazing prehistoric fish on Lake Roosevelt measuring legal “Keepers” at 53” to 63” in length. Last year we were catching them in lengths nearly 10 ft. long! We target Sturgeon off the bottom in depths of 40’ to 255’ft deep with dead pickled baits and barb-less hooks.  We use top of the line equipment for all of our clients. Book right away for dates starting June. We do not mix fishing parties!

Walleye Beer Batter Recipe

Many clients ask how we prefer to cook our Walleye and here it is

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Walleye cut into 4" pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces beer
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

  1. We prefer to use a deep fryer with canola oil 
  2. Dry the Walleye well then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the flour with the garlic powder and paprika, then add in the egg mixing well before whisking in the beer slowly.
  4. Dip the fish into the batter. Then carefully put into the oil, frying until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack (do not use paper towels or newspapers, it will steam).

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