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Name: Beelzebis Date: July 28, 2016 Rating:
 
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Had the day off and thought we would head to Alder Lake and try our luck. Didn't get on the water until about 9am and fished until 2pm. The water level was low and only a very small section of dock was usable. We couldn't get any Kokanee to bite and we tried everything and then some. We did catch four bows but released them back as they were only about 6". The lake was quite busy but it was a beautiful day on the water!

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Name: headhunter2 Date: July 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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Out with the family for the early weekend camped thursday fished friday. Kokes were real slow all down 30-40 ft only 2 in the early hours of the day. Went tubing and then kids tired the wife said this cove looks fishy in the narrows going towards elbe so we hit it with gold tube baits and started hooking up large mouth on the shore 1 -5 ' depth range. Picked up 4 to the boat in an hour and lost more. Good fun. Water temp was 69. Tight lines all.

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Name: Toni Date: May 27, 2016 Rating:
 
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Alder Lake was at 1,191.6 feet of elevation (maximum of 1,207 feet elevation) on May 27, 2016 when Kim (pinkpole) and I got there at 7am. The dock was still in the water. Wind was just a breeze at first. Then it got worse. It was mostly cloudy with just peaks of sun. Water temp was 60.

We started left (south) of the launch. I was hoping to see crappie and catfish again with the camera on the line. The water was a lot murkier that last time I was here, May 9th. I caught a cutthroat.
Not much was happening (or that was what I thought) so I trolled over toward the dam. This is when the wind got worse except for when I quit. Got past the dam and went to the inlet called Little Nisqually. There didn’t seem to any fish on the marker. We didn’t have any bites so we went back towards the launch. On film this is where all the kokanee were following my lure. Even had a hook up that was caught on film. I think the reason I didn’t see the action was because I was battling the wind, speed, and controlling the boat. I think the reason we didn’t see the fish on the finder was because they were about 9 foot below the surface.

The wind got too much for me around 11 and I called it an end!

Kim had reeled in a small kokanee she thought had got off. I got 2 small kokanee and 2 cutthroat using Dick Nite Copper Hot Orange Tractor Tread and Brass Chanteuse Tractor Tread didgers joined with Wannafish A Lure Orange and Gold and a prototype lures. But the camera had the fish chasing and swiping at DN 50/50 attached to a WAL Gilded Lily, Pink Splatter with a Mini Squiddy Thang Pink, Chrome Clown with small prototype spinner. Scented corn mostly was Pro-cure Kokanee Special.

Video at https://youtu.be/XKjylfMowMI


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Name: Toni Date: May 09, 2016 Rating:
 
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I met Mike Carey at the Alder Lake Park just after 7am because I was late and he wasn’t. He was in high anticipation to catch kokanee! I had doubts that we would catch anything. The morning proved us both wrong.
The sky was cloudy with the sun coming out a little and later we got a peak at the mountain. The water was 62 degrees on the surface. It was calm when we started out but later it got breezy. We hauled the gear up about noon.
We both have two rod endorsement. I stacked mine on the down rigger. Mike wanted to use his planer boards and I can’t remember what weight he put on. These did very well catching the native cutthroat trout. He brought in the first kokanee, also. Even though it might have only been 8 inches. I told him I would cook it up. Panko fried kokanee is good.
I used Dick Nite Pink Splatter dodger with Wannafish A Lure Mini Squiddy Thang Pink with a gold blade. The other rod had first a Nickle Clown and Mini Still-fishing Spinner and then switched to Dick Nite Copper Hot Orange Tractor Tread UV with Orange and Gold from Wannafishalure.com. I caught trout and 1 kokanee which I added to Mike’s and had for dinner.
In all I think it was a 5 star day if we change our goal from kokanee to trout. So I was wrong thinking that we would not catch anything and Mike didn’t get his kokanee he had hoped for.
I fished most of the time between 15-28 feet and twice on my filming I watched Mike’s dodger go past my lure so I think he was deeper than I was.
When I cleaned the trout at home I found several little fish in them…are they bass?
In the underwater filming I did there were a lot of fish that went by my lure. I will post it later.


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Name: bitchescatchfishes73 Date: May 04, 2016 Rating:
 
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Had the day off so I decided to head to Alder for the morning bite. I was hoping to land a bass or two to bring home but more or less it was a catch and release day. Well, I didn't catch any bass but the brown bullhead were hitting full force today. In the 4 hours I was out there 7am to 11am I caught 29 bullhead catfish and a trout. Came home with an empty cooler but had an awesome day!!

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Name: Mike Carey Date: May 02, 2016 Rating:
 
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I got to fish with Toni of Wannafishalure. We decided to try Alder Lake and see how the springtime kokanee fishing was going.

We met at 7am and had lines running shortly after that. The day was nice, sunny, mild, and calm winds. The fishfinder showed us our target, ranging in depths of 20-40 feet deep.

We were using the standard kokanee gear of downriggers and I was also running a planer board with an ounce of lead. This rig did quite well for us and caught the only kokanee of the day.

We caught a lot of trout today, mostly small. A couple ran 10” or so but all in all it was tough fishing. I do plan on trying to get out there another time and final finding all those kokanee on the end of my line!

Thanks to Toni for taking me out in her boat. Nice boat and a relaxing morning, just what the doctor ordered!

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Name: baiowolph Date: May 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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We took the kayak out on Alder Lake to see if the kokanee are biting yet, or if anything else was, for that matter. We paddled all the way to the end of the no-wake arm - about 5 miles and only got 2 small kokanee. At that point we switched to spinners and spoons with soft baits to try for cutthroat, bass and crappie. One lucky cast with a spinner to some downed logs into the water and it was fish on! After working the fish to the kayak and with geojay's help netting it, we boated a nice fat 16" largemouth bass. We didn't have a scale with us, so I'm guessing 2-3 lbs. She was released to spawn and make more future big bass (besides the regulations). While fishing around the stumps and logs along the shore on the way back we didn't see much more action, just a bite here and there. The sounder marked fish in many places, but most were not biting - not on what we had anyway. Back at the boat ramp, we talked to a few other boat fishers, who said they didn't catch much either. But the weather was beautiful, as was the lake and the mountain.

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Name: baiowolph Date: May 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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I forgot to add the pics for our Alder Lake fishing after I accidentally closed the browser. So here they are. The bass pic shows, in the background, the logs into the water where I found her. It was a very pretty day with the mountain out in all it's splendor.

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Name: Toni Date: April 05, 2016 Rating:
 
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Alder Lake 4-5-16
Today was the shakedown cruise for Kim (pink pole) and me. She brought her grandson Terrence along. I have had troubles replacing the keel guard, fixing the kicker motor, and with the big motor power trim.

All was supposed to be in working order. So we loaded everything up after I got off work. Made it to the lake and on the water by 4:30pm.

Everything worked and I remembered to put in the plug. Which is one of my worst fears.
The lake was a little below full pool. No one on the lake but us. Fish were jumping but not onto our lines. Terrence longlined his rod while Kim and I used the downriggers. He was the only one who got bites on a gold (or brass) spoon with kicker blades at the hooks.
The water temperature was between 52-53 and it was only partly cloudy with a slight breeze on the lake. We left about 6pm.
The only thing that went wrong, except no fish, was the alarm for the low oil senor in the big motor went off continuously and almost made me deaf. It is known to go off even when the oil thing works.

While the boat wasn't bathed in fish blood it was bathed in chocolate milk, chocolate donuts, and Doritos!
The pictures are Terence at the beginning and at the end...guess who bathed the boat.

We are in a battle! Angler against fish! We need an arsenal of weapons and at my site you will find some of those different weapons. For all those who wannafish a lure come in and take a look at WannafishALure.com.
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Name: Hunter757 Date: February 29, 2016 Rating:
 
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Well looked like a nice day to get some fishing in so we headed to Alder to give it a try. Arrived around 11 am to find the lot half full of trucks with boat trailers.....Turns out the Sheriffs were out for the monthly practice on the water. We launched and got set up and started fishing towards the dam as they were in the pool to the left heading out of the launch my normal spot.

Fished everything under the sun and ran from 15 to 80 ft deep chasing mark's on the FF. We were running four rods stacked on the DR's tipped with corn. We ran all over the lower end of the lake with no one take down. Lots of fish around all over in all depths. They just did not want to play today. It was very fun for us and got cold at one point so we called it a day.

The water is high and running at 44 to 45 degrees and we were 1.0 - 1.8 mph gps. All in all a fun day but no fish.

Tight lines.

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