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Riffe Lake Report
Lewis County, WA

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03/15/2013
51° - 55°
Trolling
Salmon
Corn
Pink
Cloudy
Dodger
Morning
41° - 45°
03/16/2013
4
2595

As typical, for this time of year, the lake fishing has been slow and got the urge to hook into some Silvers at Riffe. So I called the Mossyrock Park and Larry said the water is extremely low however, we have had a few boats launch but it’s pretty tough. I decided to go for it and hooked up my 4x4 tow rig to the boat, threw my Hip Waders in the truck and was on my way.

Upon arrival, I walked the right ramp and noticed that the water was 20 ft beyond the edge of the concrete. No problem I thought as my truck can handle that however; the water was shallow and didn’t know if I could float my boat off the trailer.

I put on my waders and backed, what seemed like a ¼ mile, down the ramp to the waters edge. I had to back my rig in until the front wheels of my truck were almost in the water to get enough water underneath the boat to even have a chance of getting it off the trailer. After some effort, the boat was launched and I was on my way.

I headed for the dam and immediately started marking fish in the 20 to 25 depth range. I rigged up both poles with Bahamamas and Pink UV Minisquids for starters. For bait I used corn and Pink Gulp Maggots on the lead hook and Shrimp on the trail hook. With 30 pulls of line back, I set one rod at 20 ft on the wire and the other at 23. As I trolled through the first cluster, it was fish on. I had my limit within 1 ½ hrs of launching. The fish weren’t the biggest but they put up a good fight and it was a ton of fun.


Comments

ReelyFun
3/16/2013 2:03:00 PM
How big of a boat did you launch? Nice work by the way
kokanee_slayer
3/16/2013 4:39:00 PM
ReelyFun, a 16ft Aluminum.
MotoBoat
3/16/2013 11:27:00 PM
Those fish are goo eats. Way better than trout IMHO.
MotoBoat
3/16/2013 11:28:00 PM
Ummm, supposed to be a "d" at the end of the word "goo"........LOL!
Toni
3/18/2013 10:49:00 AM
Thank you for the report. Good fish to bring home!
Mike@Bills
3/18/2013 2:04:00 PM
Great report, I am hoping to give Riffe a try on the 25th of this month. It has probably been 9 years since I have fished that lake. Its always nice when the fishin and the catchin are good.
fishtremble
3/18/2013 2:14:00 PM
Thanks for the report. I've been itching to get down there also.
pacbassman
4/2/2013 10:34:00 AM
Great report! The fish make the effort worthwhile. Were the fish full of white tapeworms? The ones I got in February sure were. Smoked up nice too!
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