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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: 5/12/2019
Species: Flounder
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I’m always up for a new fishing adventure so when NWFR writer Hanna Pennebaker suggested showing me the Puget Sound flounder fishery around Vashon Island I was all in. We met at 7:15 AM at the Redo...
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By: CaptainDavesGS
Posted: 5/15/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After we missed several bites due to poor hook setting practices my crew finally fell into the swing of things. Scale pattern smile blades were producing well for us today on worm harnesses and 2&3 oz...
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By: Mike Carey
Posted: 5/21/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a fun day fishing the Potholes! I joined NWFR Rob Holman and his friend Rob, and set off with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures. We spent the day fishing for walleye and it was a blast! ...
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By: fisherman92
Posted: 5/13/2019
Species: Crappie
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Went out east in search of fish and was not disappointed. Temps were 80s and 90s. Water temps mid 60s to upper 60s. We ended up finding some good crappie and had a blast. Most on small jerk baits and ...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After a short weeknight trip two nights before when my friend and i caught 16 keepers in just over 2 hours my buddy and i were pretty confident we had Whatcom dialed in. Friday morning i needed to be...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Beautiful Lake Cavanaugh was beyond kind to me and my youngest son. Saw lots people, a Shout out to Grampa on NW reports too! We used God's tooth spoons (50/50 blue, 50/50 gold, 50/50 pink) my goto...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
What Makes A Good Jerkbait a Great Jerkbait?
What Makes A Good Jerkbait a Great Jerkbait?
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 5/5/2019
Whether you’re fishing for Smallies, Largemouth, Trout, Stripers, Muskie or Pike, they can all be caught on suspending jerkbaits, especially in colder water. Jerkbaiting really shines from late fall, all winter long in some areas, and into late spring. The most important part of any jerkbait is one that truly suspends dead flat. That means it doesn’t sink or float up and after you jerk it, and it...
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Banana in the Boat!
Banana in the Boat!
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 5/5/2019
We had motored out to our fishing hole and set up our rods - three anglers, six kokanee rods. I felt the confidence that comes at the start of the day, fishing a favorite water, knowing that we could have a day of epic fishing ahead of us. Joining me were my friends Robbie, and a figure from my distant past, back when I had first started up the Washington Lakes web site. Our guest was Bruce Pearso...
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Guide to Puget Sound Bottom Critters
Guide to Puget Sound Bottom Critters
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 5/5/2019
The bottom of Washington State's Puget Sound is swimming with all sorts of interesting fish, from the tasty striped perch to the venomous buffalo sculpin. You never quite know what you're going to reel in when you drop a line off your boat, or cast from a dock. All it takes to tempt one to strike your line is a simple high-low rig (a leader tied with two hooks on dropper loops), a sinker, and bait...
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Opening Day Trout Lakes the Day After
Opening Day Trout Lakes the Day After
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 5/5/2019
Once the Lowland Lakes Trout Opener has passed in Washington State it seems that most anglers put the rods away and start getting out the barbecue or shift to other summertime activities. With hundreds of thousands of trout recently planted in lakes all over the region I am always baffled at how quickly the lakes turn back to solitude for the few weeks before jet skiers and recreational boaters ta...
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