Rainbow Trout & Kokanee
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! We can help you catch these tasty fish YEAR ROUND!