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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: Yakhusker
Posted: 1/16/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/16/2021
Hot Spots: 0
This is a two day report from 1/15-1/16. Yesterday was a decent day of fishing. Launched from Spring Canyon at 9:00am and trolled many types of gear. Mostly dodgers and hoochies. My dad and I ende...
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By: The Quadfather
Posted: 1/17/2021
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/17/2021
Hot Spots: 0
My favorite time of the year to be on Lake WA. middle of winter, Cutthroat fishing. Hardly anybody on the lake typically, other than a few other Cutty guys, and a couple die-hard bassers. Launche...
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By: uplandsandpiper
Posted: 1/13/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/11/2021
Hot Spots: 0
The ice is safe at Curlew although not nearly as thick as it would be in a typical year. Its all about finding a school so if you drill a hole and don't find fish within 10 minutes move on and a dista...
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By: SovietSlayer
Posted: 1/18/2021
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/26/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hope everything chasing those metal heads have been getting into them!! If not no worries winter has just begun!! Conditions are prime all over the state Reflecting back on all the adventures the p...
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By: Salmonids
Posted: 1/16/2021
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/16/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Started off great. Had a 50/50 nickel and brass Lurh Jensen dodger and matching God’s Tooth spoon with tuna corn flat lined with 1/2 oz lead going around 1.8 mph. Just as I was getting the other line ...
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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/16/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/16/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Small skiff of dust snow on the lake this morning 1/17. Ice is between 5"-8" depending on your location. Its cold so dress in layers...a shelter would be recommended for early hours. The entire la...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Fishing Reports and Bird Feeders
Fishing Reports and Bird Feeders
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/15/2021
A WARNING ABOUT BACKYARD BIRD FEEDERS The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a press release last week after receiving reports of sick and dead birds near backyard bird feeders in several Western Washington locations. According to WDFW veterinarian Kristin Mansfield, the die-off, affecting finches, pine siskins and other songbirds, is caused by salmonellosis, a common disease t...
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Engineering Rivers to Restore Salmon and Steelhead Runs
Engineering Rivers to Restore Salmon and Steelhead Runs
Author: Barry Olson
Posted: 1/10/2021
The Need for Engineered Large and Small Woody Debris Stream Structures to Restore Streams and ESA Listed Fish Stocks Through the media, fishermen and fisherwomen are made aware of the reasons for the decline of Pacific Northwest salmon because of over-harvest, habitat loss, climate change, and many others. In this article, I would like to share what I have learned from installing over 2500 ...
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Jerkbaits for Winter Brown Trout
Jerkbaits for Winter Brown Trout
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 1/10/2021
One of the most highly overlooked fishing opportunities in mid-winter is fishing the N.W. rivers for big Brown trout. I have caught almost all my largest Browns this time of year. My earliest recollection of catching Browns on stickbaits was in the mid-80s, in the Pend Oreille River. I tossed an old Rapala minnow in gold with a black back and white belly in hopes of catching some big smallmouth b...
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Whale Watching Rules Updated for 2021
Whale Watching Rules Updated for 2021
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/10/2021
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has enacted new rules, meant to help resident orca whales, that will impact commercial whale watching boat operations in Puget Sound. The endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) numbered as high as 98 in 1995 but declined to 74 orcas by October of 2020. They frequent the North Sound, especially around the San Juan Islands during the summe...
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