Northwest Fishing Reports TV, broadcast on major networks in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, B.C., and Alberta. Northwest Fishing Reports follows the adventures of Aaron Borg, Mike Carey, and Rob Holman as they fish with experts and anglers around the Pacific Northwest for everything that swims! From walleye to steelhead NWFRTV has something for you. From well known saltwater hot spots to hidden alpine lakes, each episode features the latest in tips, tackle and techniques to help you catch more fish!
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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: Mike Carey
Posted: 6/27/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The weekend is here and my wife JoAnn said "let's go fishing ".sounds good to me! Cliff notes: We launched at 715am at the Edmonds sling and trolled the first 2 hours at the oil docks. Fish on ...
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By: Rising Son GS
Posted: 7/1/2020
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/1/2020
Hot Spots: 0
July 1 opener was great! We got our fish quick with some great size this year. We trolled 6 oz at 12-16 ft on the counters using typical sockeye gear and tipping our hooks with coon shrimp. One tip...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 7/1/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/1/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at State park around 4:30am on the hunt for some Kokanee... was not long until the downrigger we’re down and we were catching! Poles going crazy all morning Kokanee weren’t the only thing hit...
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By: Snowdog
Posted: 6/27/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Had a solid morning on the big lake targeting Kokanee. Launched @ 5:30 AM out of Coulon and headed up the west side of Mercer Island. Found a large school of Kokes fairly quickly and put a 5 fish limi...
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By: uplandsandpiper
Posted: 7/1/2020
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/22/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hiked into the backcountry of the Methow for my first alpine trout fishing trek of the year. It was a doozy of a trail without much shade due to fires but the reward was worth it. I was greeted with a...
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By: Mike Carey
Posted: 7/5/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The last day of a week off from work. No trip to Vancouver Island this year D/T covid but I did get to go on a lot of local fishing adventures thanks to my wife being so understanding! Today I went...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Outdoors Round Up!
Outdoors Round Up!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/19/2020
TOO MANY HIKERS – Robin DeMario with the Okanogan -Wenatchee National Forest sounded the alarm recently about crowded conditions on 8-Mile Road south of Leavenworth. This road starts leads to two popular trailheads for 8-Mile Lake and to Stuart and Colchuck Lakes. The latter trailhead is a favored pathway into the Enchantments. Earlier this month video was released showing vehicles parked on ...
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Oh Shad!
Oh Shad!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/12/2020
Not to be confused with an oft-uttered curse phrase, “Oh shad! “is something you may hear an angler say repeatedly as they hook into these fish in quick fashion this month in the Columbia River Gorge. The American shad isn’t native to the Pacific Northwest. It is an Atlantic Ocean fish that spawns in several rivers along the east coast and was an important food fish for Americans in the 18th a...
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Tournament Bass Fishing
Tournament Bass Fishing
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/7/2020
My fishing partner, Rusty Johnston, and I always considered ourselves to be very good bass anglers. At least, we did until we decided to dip our toes into the world of tournament fishing. Every September there is an event at Potholes Reservoir called the “Old Fart’s Bass Tournament” where at least one of the two anglers in the boat has to be over 40 years old. The rules are simple. Fish for ...
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Fishing Herring for Salmon
Fishing Herring for Salmon
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 6/7/2020
When the sonar shows a large blob on the screen with a few arches underneath your about to get bit, as long as you are using the right bait. If it is a herring ball and Chinook are the arches then you better have a proper sized, cured and cut-plug herring rigged up. Herring are a staple for most salmon species as they feed in the ocean, sounds, and bays and anglers know that it’s hard to beat a go...
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