ROOSEVELT LAKE: - Lake elevation is 2,099 feet, 46-percent full. a Nov. 29 report from James Goughnour of Rim Country Custom Rods: Bass fishing was called good this past week.
We're into the late fall pattern and the bass are feeding heavily on shad. Anglers reported success last week fishing near the new water coming into the lake from the storms last week.
The increased inflow of water coupled with the sun heating some shallow coves in the late afternoon resulted in some fast and furious action. The two techniques that we've been talking about for the past few weeks -- spoons and jigs -- are still working well, so don't give up on those. But new water into a lake will change feeding patterns of bass so more experimentation is required. The flows into the lake are down considerably but there is still a good flow into the lake.
The next few months are the best time for crappie fishing on Roosevelt Lake. As the crappie school in bigger numbers, anglers will be trolling a small weighted jig-head and a 2-inch curly tail grub or live minnows. Watch for other boats trolling and you'll know where to fish.
I talked to a couple of anglers who caught limits of rainbow trout on rim lakes on Thanksgiving Day. Small spinner baits produced good numbers and sizes of rainbow trout. Its cold on the rim, so if you plan to go, dress appropriately.