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Beaver Lake Report
Skagit County, WA

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10/07/2017
56° - 60°
Top Fishing From Boat
Largemouth Bass
Raining
Surface Lure
Evening
56° - 60°
10/07/2017
3
1121

I was on the fence between this lake and Armstrong for my evening outing and even though I read yesterday's report on Beaver Lake I actually opted for Armstrong... fortunately the launch was clogged at Armstrong so I spun around and just ran for Beaver instead.

Two guys bank fishing and no one on the lake when I arrived. I launched and it started sprinkling so I dawned the rain gear and of course it stopped. I was hoping for rain as it tends to bring the fish up and seems to get them active. I started with a swimming frog due to the algae remnants, then a Senko in the pads as fish were moving around as I passed through. Neither of these got bit so I eased in deeper in the pads pitching here and there. This got the first little nibble but I missed. I cleared the pads and headed into the first cove to the east. The grass clumps are thick in here which keeps you back from the reed line a ways. On the north side of this cove I was able to pitch the floating mat edge for a bit and this produced fish number one, a pounder.

Clearing that cove I pitched the pads out a ways and this got fish number two, a 3.3. I fished all the way north and back down the west side back to the road with only two small fish short strikes to show for it.

As I headed back towards the launch along the road it started to rain so I picked the frog back up and fan cast it from the bank out to deeper water, then I would move about twenty feet and repeat the process. I made a cast in towards shore about half way back to the launch and ten feet from my frog I see a wake, it closes on my bait and explodes! I bowed up on her and had to winch her through the pads to the boat, she went 5.4! I continued with the frog the rest of the night and ended up with one more 4.4 and about seven misses from smaller fish short striking. One miss was a toad but I was looking away and didn't time anything right on that one.

Water temps were high 50's and the water is stained a little more green than it's usual coffee brown.


Comments

bob johansen
10/8/2017 7:34:17 AM
A 3.3 and 5.4 would be a good day for most bass anglers!
Anonymous
10/9/2017 2:28:25 PM
nice bass!
knishino
10/9/2017 5:26:38 PM
great report! Thanks a lot. Sounds like a nice day on the water.
Inexperiencedfisher
10/10/2017 9:49:14 AM
Have you ever caught a decent one out of Armstrong? Every time I go there I catch like 30 small ones.
8theB8
10/10/2017 9:56:25 AM
My best landed is about 3 but I saw an 8 next to a dock this past Spring! I hooked something in there decades ago on a cheapo black spinnerbait that straightened it out and came off...never even saw so much as a boil, still convinced it was a beaver lol
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