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Name: 8theB8 Date: October 23, 2016 Rating:
 
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Ran up to McMurray tonight there is still some algae left over from the bloom a couple weeks ago water was fairly stained and 58 degrees. Fishing was slow. I did manage a few small ones on a Rapala and reeling the Rapala past the end of a dock I had one about 3 pounds come out short strike it and let go...short strike short fight. Only fished about 3 hours and headed home to watch the football game. Nothing photo-worthy but the trout were going crazy and it's a great lake to fish if you like the fall scenery.

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Name: 8theB8 Date: August 15, 2016 Rating:
 
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Got back from my first service in Tacoma at about 4pm today...after sitting through one major accident and 3 minor ones, ugh.

A little windy on McMurray tonight, blowing out of the north. I fished to the right of the launch in the pads without a bite so I headed to the NE corner and picked up a few dinks and pounders on the Senko. Threw jigs to 3/4oz and worms also but the old Senko was it tonight. Biggest fish probably went 1lb and 3/4? Lots of pounders and 1.5's and loads of dinks, most of which fell off cause they never grabbed the hook, just the end of the bait and held on as long as they could, lol.

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Name: 8theB8 Date: July 25, 2016 Rating:
 
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My sister and niece were up visiting from Florida and wanted to go out on the boat and cruise around. I knew they didn't have much time and didn't want to sit in the sun all day so I kept it close to home and hit this lake. A few trout jumped and they saw lots of wildlife and enjoyed the cruise.

On the fishing front, bite was slow, caught fish on Senko and that was it. Managed to snap a Shimano Crucial in half, that's never fun :(

The biggest fish of the day was following a fry ball in about 5' of water and wouldn't touch the Senko or a drop shot, I would say 4.5lbs? I caught several little guys up to 1.25lbs just dinking around. Cool to visit with the fam, now where to fish tonight??? It's 2:12 right now, going to head somewhere by 4-5pm, just can't decide where?

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Name: Bat_Fish Date: July 23, 2016 Rating:
 
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Headed up to Lake McMurray in search of Rainbow Trout. First time fishing this lake, but did my research on northwestfishingreports.com. Launched at the WDFW site at the Southern end of the lake, just after 9:00 AM. Gravel launch with a fairly shallow entry so had to back into the water a considerable amount to float the boat (17' Aluminum v-hull). Probably wouldn't try this launch without 4-wheel drive. Parking was plentiful, with only 3 other trailers at the launch.

Water was calm, with light wind and little chop. Worked our way South to North on the Eastern side of the lake, trolling Mack's Double D and Dick Nite Dodgers. Terminal gear was Mack's wedding ring spinners in pink, and homemade spinners in various combinations of red, purple, pink, gold, silver, tipped with PowerBait. Within 15 minutes, had our first strike with the fish stripping off a considerable amount of line. Nice fighter. Buddy was a bit eager to put the fish in the boat, and over tightened his drag and snapped the leader. Lesson learned.

Over the next few hours, we caught and released a 8 Rainbow and 1 Coastal Cutthroat. All hit the lures aggressively, and were active fighters. Several with multiple jumps, making for some exciting action. Fish were in the 10-14 inch range with good girth. Brought in 2 that had parasites. One was pretty sorry looking. Wind picked up a bit as the day progressed, but not bad. Lake traffic was minimal, and was very nice to not be battling for space with water skiers and jet skis!

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Name: DocFish Date: July 09, 2016 Rating:
 
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Arrived at lake and had to deal with someone with a bass boat who decided to put in and then park his rig and trailer right in the prep area. Luckily, I know how to back a trailer down.

The stickups out on the 20-25 foot curve directly out from the ramp produced some nice crappie and a couple 14 inch LMB. Used a white color plastic grub tipped with a small bit of crawler. Used same setup near the stickups closer to the northwest corner of the lake and got some more crappie and a couple decent trout - complete with the parasites we are all becoming accustomed to.

Pretty windy day for still fishing. Considering I was swinging all over the place, it was a pretty good day. Wrapped up at noon and was off the lake.

The thermocline is sitting at about 25-27 feet of water, folks. And the top of the water is about 66 degrees right now. A couple degrees cooler than this time last year.

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Name: ilvcassidylake Date: June 22, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished McMurray in the evening 6-9pm. Slow day, just 5 crappies 10-11" and a trout.

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Name: 8theB8 Date: June 20, 2016 Rating:
 
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Got off work early Monday and ran here as it's about 10-15 minutes away and I just wanted to catch a few fish. Started near the launch and the small fish were everywhere! Missed a couple hits but they were small. As it was only a couple hours before dark I decided to motor down to the far corner and work my way up the north shore. I opted for reaction baits and was just going to fish fairly fast as I only had about 2.5hrs til dark.

90 minutes and no fish. Switched to a Senko and lost a small one. Fish are still busting fry balls so I broke down and went floating Rapala on em...

Caught maybe over a dozen with the largest a pound and 3/4. By mid-July these fish should start to settle into a more normal 'summer' pattern and the deeper baits should be more predictable. Right now the larger fish just need to follow fry and swim with their mouths open to get fed.

On the trout side, these things were catching some serious air all night! Not sure what the deal is but they may have been having a jumping contest? Looked like the trout version of Nitro Circus out there.

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Name: ilvcassidylake Date: June 17, 2016 Rating:
 
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This is my 3rd time fishing crappie on this lake and all times has been great! I don't really target them in the past because I only fish it for trout . The trout fishing here is excellent if don't mind dealing with parasites on the fish. .The bites was good kept only 4 over 10" and release a dozen 9". Definitely come back tomorrow in the a.m to explore more on the this beautiful lake.

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Name: 8theB8 Date: June 13, 2016 Rating:
 
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After drying out from the morning I decided to run up to McMurray at about 5pm. The rain had stopped, at least at my house, but that changed within five minutes of launching lol. Downpour conditions the next 3 hours. Started around the pads and docks to the right of the launch and missed one on a spinnerbait. Worked that shoreline and caught one on a jig and missed two more on a spinnerbait, all small. I decided to motor down to the spawning area and fish my way back out, I also changed my spinnerbait out to a modified Beatle Spin as I figured the bass would be keying on fry in this area. Missed a 2+ on the way into the area and once there it picked up but fish were only to 1.5lbs. The bite stayed fairly consistent all the way up to the park then slowed as the water gets deeper in this area. It was raining very hard at this point, enough that the auto-bilge kicked on, so I motored back to the launch side and fished my way back to the launch leaving at 8pm. All totaled I think I caught 15-18 bass but again, the average size was around 1lb.

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Name: Papahj Date: April 28, 2016 Rating:
 
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I launched the boat around 8 am and the conditions were great! A few other boats on the lake but not at all crowded. With in 5 min or so of trolling pop gear ( jack of diamonds) the bite was on! I limited by 930 and switched up to bass. All in all I got my trout limit and caught a handful of bass! Great day!!!

Fish on!
Papa

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