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Name: Sthao92 Date: July 02, 2012 Rating:
 
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Went over to the brownlee reservoir 1 last time from june 29 to july 2 and also to pick up my dads boat and the fishing was terrible. Tried many places on the oregon and idaho sides for crappie and only were getting hits from bass and they were also small. Also the weather, some would say great but me growing up in western washington the weather was very hot. It was in the 90's every day and when we first arrived at the fishing grounds I fished off the bank and 10 minutes of fly casting in the hot sun I was drenched in sweat.

As soon as the sun came over the mountains it was very difficult to fish becuase of the heat, so we ended up doing a lot of catfishing on shore in the shade. Cats were slow as well only got 4 the whole trip. Tried all day and night for them and got bit in the morning, late evening, and at night.

However we did see a lot of carp jumping and tried for them using corn, bread, and anything that we thought carp might eat. On the way home we drove on snake river rd towards huntington instead of richland and saw many carp in back coves close to the top of the water. Even saw balls of carp meaning many others just surrounding one so thougght maybe there spawning. Thinking about bow fishing them next year.

For anyone going that way definately bring the sun block, I brought some but wanted to fish so bad i didn't put any on and got burnt. Overall still had a lot of fun with my family and some other families we met out there. One last thing I thought that was hilarious. I was sitting watching the catfish poles waiting for a bite and i hear a familiar tune coming down the road. It got closer, I could definately make out what it was, It was an ice cream truck on snake river rd. its just a place way out there in the middle of no where and you think you were never see something like that. Anyways had a nice cold treat for the very warm day. Also sorry for the long read but thank you if you read all of it.

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Name: Sthao92 Date: May 23, 2012 Rating:
 
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Went down to the brownlee reservoir again from the 23-28 and believe we might have been a little too early because fishing for crappies was tough. Had to go very deep to find them. The small mouth bass were cooperative though. Just throw along the shoreline with a swimmin minnow and it was more than likely you would hook up with a smallie. Also did some fishing for catfish and did fair. Highlight of the trip though was going to huntington on snake river rd from richland and finding a spot filled with carp, not sure how well they taste but they are a lot of fun to catch on light tackle. Will be heading down for another trip, but not sure when. Oh and also got a picture of this snake that came through our camp, any idea what kind of snake it is?

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Name: Sthao92 Date: May 13, 2011 Rating:
 
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Went to the Brownlee for some crappie fishing and it was very low. The lake at hewit park had no water except the river running through it so had to camp on the main river. Fishing was fair but would wait till it warms up and the water comes up for better fishing. Also caught some small mouth bass and catfish. Didn't have anything for bait for the catfish so we ended up using peperoni sticks and catching them. One of the worst nights was saturday due to the horrific thunder and litghtening storm that came through. Blew are camp around and destroyed one of our pop up tents we couldn't get down in time, but still had lots of fun. After the storm passed it was calm and hardly any wind so we went out for some night fishing. Will be going back soon to get them crappie!

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Name: keepcastin' Date: July 22, 2010 Rating:
 
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My first post, so bear with me...
This had to be one of the BEST fishing trips I have ever been on in my life! My pop and I went down to the Brownlee Reservoir in Richland, OR last week, and had the greatest time ever. Thanks to BGMW for the advice, and my guide Gary at Brownlee Charters in Richland. Now I don't know about the rest of you all, but after sitting for hours with little to no bite at many of the lakes around here, it was nice to get the amount of action we did while at Brownlee.

Once we decided we wanted to target catfish first, Gary had us into a prime spot, and 10 minutes later--Fish On, and I mean FISH ON!! The first was about 3 lbs, the largest cat I have ever reeled in myself. I've gotten into cats before, but all pretty small in the 10-13 inch range, but nothing like what we were reeling in down there. We changed spots after only 6 big ones, (4 losing us in the weeds), we found an even better spot to nab nearly triple that. Many boats were in the water, with not as much success as we were having. One guy caught about an 8lb carp & was cussin mad (serves him right for taking the exact spot the Gary was in the day before and was going to take us to--heh, heh).

After 21 cats, all ranging in the 1.5 to 6 lb range (they've caught 18+ pounders from this reservoir), it was on to crappie. The bite was so frequent, we barely had our poles out of the water, a far cry from most of the fishing trips I've been on this year. I can't really complain, because I've gotten fish on almost every trip this year, but it was just so much fun! Our personal goal for crappie was 100, but after 69, we were tired and pretty much out of time for the tour (travel time between spots on the Snake river took a lot of the time). We'll be going back in August to jump on some of the 10 -12 inch fat bluegill they catch there, and some small mouths as well. Oh, forgot to mention the 16" largie a guy gave us the first night we got there, I guess one just wasn't enough for him.

The only place to stay in Richland is The Hitching Post, unless you're camping, and it's a great little motel to stay in. I could go on, but its just more of the same. Richland was a great place to go fishing, and I recommend it to everyone who loves catching lots of fish!

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