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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: ebpip
Posted: 7/8/2019
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/7/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Earliest I've ever fished Baker, day 2 of the opening. Fish count was about 1,400 and it seemed like it. Didn't mark a ton of fish and they seemed to be scattered about. On the water at 6:00 and tr...
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By: futbolboy2100
Posted: 7/10/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/8/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Went out monday to check out the bite in area 11 and dust off the chinook gear for the first time. my buddy and i launched out of west seattle and headed over to dolphin point. After one broken reel a...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 7/9/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
It was good to get out on the water with my usual buddies as CF has been a no show for a while, being a bit under the weather. Launched at Northrop Canyon and had lines in the water by 6:45. We fish...
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By: hewesbob
Posted: 7/13/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We fished out of Keller Ferry 7/11 and 7/12. We launched and headed toward Jones Bay both days, Kokanee seemed to be abundant, the first day we found the kokanee in 180'-220' fow and the strike zone s...
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By: Blackstarfishing
Posted: 7/8/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We have been fishing the Cowlitz River targeting summer steelhead the first week of July and experiencing some moderate success. We have been mainly covering the area between the town of Toledo all th...
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By: Part-Time
Posted: 7/14/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I caught one! I caught one! First Kokanee in way too long. We actually fished Wednesday thru Friday out of Keller Ferry and beach camped, it was great. Would like to give the trip a 4 because we had ...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Fishing for Suspended Walleye
Fishing for Suspended Walleye
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 7/7/2019
Here in the Pacific Northwest walleye are a popular species to target. Appreciated for their fine table fare, in recent years walleye populations have held steady despite increasing angler enthusiasm. With that in mind, NWFR’s Rob Holman and I were excited to be contacted by Keith Eshbaugh of Dutch Fork Custom Lures to come visit him in Erie, Pennsylvania and learn another technique to catch walle...
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Kokanee Restoration in Lake Sammamish
Kokanee Restoration in Lake Sammamish
Author: David Kyle
Posted: 7/7/2019
What is a kokanee? Before I cover this question, I should introduce myself. My name is David Kyle and I am a Project Manager for Trout Unlimited focused on Lake Sammamish Kokanee restoration. In my job I work on stream habitat reconnection/restoration, education and outreach, and supplementation and research. I have a background in fisheries working at a chinook/steelhead hatchery after high...
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Tackle Tips for Summer Trips
Tackle Tips for Summer Trips
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 7/7/2019
With the plethora of rods and reels out there, it's easy for even a seasoned fisherman to get overwhelmed. The avid saltwater fisherman expects a lot from his or her reel. It has to hold up to the occasional splash of corrosive saltwater, the pull of large fish, and dings and dents from rocks. Fortunately, the vast variety of options means you can pick up a reel that is just right for you. Wha...
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The Salmon Highway
The Salmon Highway
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 7/7/2019
Most northern Pacific Salmon leave their natal waters once they get to the smolt stage of their lives and head out to the open Pacific Ocean. As they grow the fish head north to the nutrient rich waters of Alaska and British Columbia. Along the way the protected “inside passage” becomes home to the feeding Chinook and Coho, Sockeye and Pink as well as the Chum salmon. Feasting on herring, anchovie...
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