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Name: ilikefish Date: January 23, 2017 Rating:
 
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Hit the water about 1130, was calm and sunny. Water temp 39-40. Trolled dick nite dodgers and hoochie combos. Got a few hits, but nothing stuck. I was just flat lining with about 100ft or so of line out. After about an hour the Wind picked up and it got too chilly for the Mrs. so we headed for the launch.

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Name: greenrowboat Date: January 23, 2017 Rating:
 
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Captured some wildlife and fishermen/women. No fish. Gary

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Name: salmonkiller Date: November 13, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished American lake 11/13/2016.

Ended up getting 4 Kokanee and 1 Rainbow.

My girlfriend created a nice video of our adventure.


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Name: Toni Date: November 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Armed with information gleaned from Glen and Cami who caught on their vacation Thursday and Friday, I started fishing about 8:30am. It was sunny and the high was supposed to be 68. And it got there. The water was 56-57 degrees and there was an algae bloom.

I was told 20 feet on the wire, 1.7 and above for speed at the very northwest part of the lake.
I started trolling just north of Silcox Island. I was going past the houses east of the north launch when I saw the first school on the finder. Turned the boat and went back to see if they would bite but there wasn’t anything. Consequently, I kept going toward the north end of the lake.

I saw some more bait balls…schools, but no bites. Going through some more schools on the fish finder I decided to drop the line with the camera down and see what they were. Later that is, the camera isn’t real time. They were kokanee.
About 10am I finally got one on. I was going 1.83 according to the gps. I hauled that vampire over the side. Looked at the other rod and there was one on it. I hauled it over the side too. Well I only had two bites after that. I left at 12:30.
They were caught on Dick Nite dodgers Pink Splatter and 50/50 with Wannafish A Llure’s Mini Squiddy Thang Pink with a hammered gold blade and the Gilded Lily.





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Name: hlindsay Date: November 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished from around 9 to 1, mostly just north of Beard Island in 40 FOW. Used drop shot type rig with jig for weight and hooks above. All with perch meat (I had one from the last trip to lake WA). It was not red hot but ended with 14 caught and 13 kept. The smallest was just under 9 and the largest just over 10. This was the only place I saw what looked like a school of fish. Used 1/2 to 1 oz jigs and around half the fish hit the jig. Some of the hooks above were red some were crappie jigs. I am trying to figure out what works best. but there was no clear answer. What got no hits (at least no fish on)were hooks with colored beads.

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Name: Toni Date: October 22, 2016 Rating:
 
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I was at the launch to meet Glen and Cami about 6:45am then I got a text saying that something was wrong with the truck and they were going to have to go back home. I told them I would stop by as I had something to give them.
When I got there Glenn had fixed it. Only a loose wire. So back to American we went.

I think we started about 9. It was foggy and cold. The water temp was 59 degrees. I was using, for the first time, a planer board. I used a jointed Rapala on it. It got the first hook up but I lost it. The Rapala received the most hits. I also used spinners, spoons, on the planner board. I was also using the downrigger which I didn’t see much action on until about 11am when I had a takedown but it got away. Of course the video (attached to the downrigger rod) shows that they made quick attacks that I didn’t see except for one on a 50/50 Dick Nite Dodger and a Gilded Lily.

We tried to find things in the boat that would work for perch fishing and we went to try that after noon but we only had one bite each. Then we went back to trolling which we ended about 3:00pm by picking up one clipped kokanee each. Mine was on a Dick Nite Copper Hot Orange Tractor Tread UV Dodger with a Wannafish A Lure Squiddy Thang Orange at 22 feet on the wire. Glen used a Rocky Mountain Bahama Mamma dodger with a Wannfish A Lure Mini Squiddy Thang Pink with a gold blade. The fish were the same size but mine was a next year fish and Glen’s was getting ready to spawn.

The fog burned away to mostly sunny skies with a slight breeze. The high that day was 64 degrees.




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: Blandfisherman Date: October 09, 2016 Rating:
 
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Took advantage of the Seahawks bye today. Took the new kayaks out on american. We're first going for bass. But drop shot with worm worked the best. Got onto a school of perch. Swisher to an trout magnet tiled with worm and caught lots of perch sunfish and rock bass. Caught 1 rockbass on an purple crank bait. But all the rest on the jigs/drop shot. Kept 3 nice perch. Weather not bad. Rain picked up towards the end. Fish were in 10 to 30 ft of water. Sorry no pics.

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Name: Coffee Date: September 23, 2016 Rating:
 
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My 1st report!

This is my 1st time on this lake. Arrived there at 6:45AM, setup my Colorado XT pontoon, and was on the water around 7:20AM fishing for Kokanee. I left the lake at around 2PM with just one Perch, no Kokanee!

I trolled two poles(I bought the endorsement!), both had flashers, one with a small dodger. I trolled various depths, from 5ft all the way down to 50ft deep and many depths in between. Tried a pink hoochie with corn, Kokanee Killer with corn, Slow Death hook with a worm, and a Kokanee thing I don't know the name of with corn. Colors were pink, red & green. I tried dipping my presentations in either corn or garlic scents. I think I covered most of the lake, but focused on the areas other reports caught Kokanee in.

My Deeper Pro+ fish finder saw maybe 4 or 5 schools of what I think was Perch. It also showed single smaller fish every once in a while at different depths, not sure what they were, next time I'll take screenshots.

Weather was drizzly & cloudy, sometimes it got a little choppy. I thought that was good weather for good bite? I don't think I even got bites to speak of. No Kokanee, just one good sized perch at around 8:00AM, see hot spot.

I really wanted to catch some Kokanee, I have never fished for them before and was hoping this lake would make it happen. I don't know for sure if it was my fishing or the fish.

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Name: fishtolivelivetofish Date: September 22, 2016 Rating:
 
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had a decent day at american at bills boathouse, had one rod with powerbait for trout, no bites water still too warm
the perch and bass were hitting pretty good dropshotting a nightcrawler , that is until the otter decided to come make lunch from my stringer, but oh well next time ill bring a bucket

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Name: Odin210 Date: September 16, 2016 Rating:
 
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Bank fished the WDFW Boat Launch from 0830 to 0930 for perch and panfish (wouldn't have minded getting some trout/kokanee but water is still too warm for that). Did some fly and bubble around underwater structure and the LPD pier, using a Joe's Hopper and then a Wooly Bugger (black), got a good strike on the Wooly but no hookset. Switched to a pink spinner that's been a consistent producer for me in this location and went 3/3 on panfish. Decided to switch out for my beloved #2 Pink Buzz Bomb for distance and went 2/2 on decent sized perch and 2/2 on some more small panfish. CNR'd everything because I'd forgotten my cooler on my porch and they were all clean hooksets (and honestly not really worth wrapping any of them up in plastic and making a fast run to the gas station for ice and a styrofoam cooler). Gotta say, have been killing a fair amount of time at the WDFW Boat Launch lately and it's fast becoming my favorite little haunt for just catching small fish on my ultralight gear, the kind of place that's perfect for taking the little ones with ultra light gear to get them into fish (since kids don't care about size so much as the fun of catching something). The Lakewood PD/FD pier/garage is swarming with little panfish and small perch and rock bass - when there isn't any wind this is the perfect spot for some fly fishing practice. Bombing a Buzz Bomb out will get you into decent sized perch (~8-10") consistently too.

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