Sweet Spot: The buoy line above Chief Joseph Dam, good for both rainbows and kokanees
What's Hot: PowerBait enhanced with nightcrawlers fished off the bottom for big rainbows
Local Advice: "You can tell when somebody's new here because they'll keep the first 5-pounder they catch," says one local. "We break those little ones off."
Prime Time: January and February for rainbows
Record Fish: 29.6-pound rainbow caught by Norm Butler of Okanogan, Washington, one of two state-record rainbows caught here in 2002
More Info: Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-268-5332; www.grandcouleedam.org