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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: rseas
Posted: 10/8/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/7/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Not sure where to go with this report and even if I did, a few paragraphs are not enough words to adequately describe our incredible weekend. Yes, this is a weekend report; in that I worked most of th...
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By: walleyemark
Posted: 10/8/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Headed out solo to Potholes on Saturday morning, all my buddies bailed on me or were doing something called hunting. Anyway, launched out of the state park at 0730 and headed over to fish some of the ...
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By: losaturn
Posted: 10/9/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/9/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the river at sunrise this morning. It was very cold and I didn't see any fish rolling or jumping. The fishing was slow until the mist dissipated. Once it did the bite was pretty consistent. Hooked...
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By: FastActionGS
Posted: 10/5/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
WHACK EM AN STACK EM!!!! - First folks, we are fishing a few spots out on the Peninsula, NONE OF WHICH ARE CLALLAM RIVER. however, due to fishing pressure on spots and respect for other guides and ang...
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By: HappyHooker97
Posted: 10/8/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the middle Green on Sat. in Kent and was able to catch a couple decent coho wild adults on eggs. Tried some smaller hooks and that helped improve my ability to get a solid hookset and yard them i...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 10/9/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/9/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After 5 fishless trips to McNary this fall we were beginning to think the boat was jinxed. This trip took all the sink off, or put some on! My son and I pulled out of the launch by the museum about 7:...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Sometimes I Just Gotta Spoon
Sometimes I Just Gotta Spoon
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 10/5/2019
One of my favorite lures to fish for Bass and especially Pike is the old Silver Minnow Johnson spoon. This is a very over looked bait by about 90% of all Bass fisherman and many Pike anglers as well. The key to catching fish on the Johnson spoon is they require a little tweaking to work properly. The other type of spoon I use a lot is the Daredevil. The Daredevil works pretty well out of the...
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Green(ling) With Envy!
Green(ling) With Envy!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/5/2019
It’s no secret fishing opportunities in Puget Sound have taken a big hit in recent years. First, rockfish populations plummeted and the opportunity to catch and keep them ended. Lingcod seasons are short in duration (May 1st through June 15th) and salmon seasons open and close in the various marine areas on a continual basis these days due to low abundances of Chinook salmon in much of the Sali...
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Squidding Like A Pro
Squidding Like A Pro
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 10/5/2019
October is here. For most Puget Sound anglers, this means coho salmon. But for dozens of fishermen lined up along every saltwater pier, fall means squid fishing! Puget Sound market squid live in the depths in warmer weather, but come in shallow during the fall and winter months in massive schools to spawn. These squid are small, less than 12 inches, but incredibly tasty. They make for great seafoo...
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Using Downriggers to Catch More Fish
Using Downriggers to Catch More Fish
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 10/5/2019
The downrigger has accounted for increased catch rates for a good reason and if you fish waters where they can be used then you will have the advantage once you learn how to use them. Using a downrigger allows you to keep your lure in the zone of the fish. They are a tool to be used in open water, bays, estuaries and large rivers and very effective. Salmon anglers have been using them for years an...
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Upper Columbia Guide Service
Founded and operated by Shane Magnuson, Upper Columbia Guide Service has offered outdoor enthusiast and first time anglers alike the ultimate experience since 2004. Hard work and dedication takes fishing and hunting to another level, and that is something we pride ourselves on. We provide a premier guided fishing and hunting service, and that is what makes memories! Year round opportunities depending on seasons for Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Steelhead, Walleye, Kokanee, and Lake Trout.

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