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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: fishindoc
Posted: 4/13/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After several failures the last 2 weeks to find Moses Lake walleyes Al and I decided to switch gears. We did not have great success last fall with Sprague rainbows but decided to give them a try anyw...
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By: ScottyTroller
Posted: 4/10/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I launched out of the Newport Boat Launch and headed to just south of Mercer Island in the Coulon Park area. I was about 50' down and using Rainbow Rapalas and a Rapala looking lure called Trophy Sti...
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By: afk
Posted: 4/8/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I participated in the TFO event on Banks this weekend. I had the honor of taking a Veteran out to catch his first Walleye! Fishing was tough. If not for my buddy Mark along to help, I would have blan...
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 4/15/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Launched solo out of Ft Spokane and headed up the Arm. The water is very muddy and visibility was about 6" and temp was 44-45 degrees. Headed to buoy 1 (first green buoy past the first narrows) and di...
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By: Mauk Fishing Stuff
Posted: 4/10/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First trip of 2019, and as usual I headed to Rufus Woods, just above Chief Joesph Dam. I launched at Willow Flats public launch about 9:00 am one other truck and trailer was there. I started out tr...
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By: CaptainDavesGS
Posted: 4/13/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
With crew in tow we headed up the arm to bottom walk for Walleye. We targeted sandy bottom flats and found our fish primarily in 25-30 feet of water. With the rising lake level also comes floating deb...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
NWFR April Grand Report Drawing!
NWFR April Grand Report Drawing!
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 4/6/2019
Announcing An Awesome Give-away! To celebrate the launch of the new updated NWFR website, we are going to hold a DRAWING WORTH OVER $300 IN FISHING GEAR!!!! ***RULES OF THE DRAWING*** Post a fishing report on NorthwestFishingReports.com. Share the link to your report on this thread. Enter as many times as you go fishing, each new report gives you an additional chance to win! Must be a mem...
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The Jika Rig
The Jika Rig
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 4/6/2019
One of the major problems I’ve had over the years fishing tubes is how often they get hung up using a standard tube jig. Whether you’re fishing in the rocks, or wood cover they just seem to catch on everything. To solve this, I’ve gone out of the box so to speak. The Jika Rig (pronounced Zee-ka), offers a new way of presenting snag proof soft plastic baits to bass, and one of my favorite baits ...
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Spring and Summer Pursuit of Kokanee: Two Big Words
Spring and Summer Pursuit of Kokanee: Two Big Words
Author: Gary Gordon
Posted: 4/6/2019
Sometimes you need to know more about stuff than rod, hooks, bait, corn, net and the smaller words we kokanee dudes know about. Let me introduce a couple of words that could make the difference between a fantastic day on the water and just a boat ride. The first word is “Daphnia.” Kokanee love Daphnia. Daphnia make up to 90% of a kokanee’s protein diet. Yes, your favorite kokanee lake has D...
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Tips for a Successful Fishing Trifecta at Westport
Tips for a Successful Fishing Trifecta at Westport
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 4/6/2019
Far on the western side of Washington State lies Westport, a fishing hub directly across Greys Harbor from Ocean Shores. It's difficult to experience all the wonders it has to offer for the avid fishermen in just one day. Luckily, there are several options for overnight stays, and it is worth it even if you do not plan to charter fish. Over the course of three days, my friends and I shared the Wes...
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