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Tapps Fishing Reports

By: Kswift253
Posted: 5/23/2019
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This fish actually came on our third trip out for the season. The first two trips resulted in multiple fish following to the boat, but nothing was biting. On this trip we had limited time before sunse...
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By: odie11974
Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Awesome day at Lake Tapps. Found most fish in 7-20’ of water. Used Ned Rig, rage swimmer 2.75 and senkos wacky rigged. Probably caught between 30-40 fish all told, largest was just a shade under 5lbs....
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By: KevinS
Posted: 5/1/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Tapps for 3 hours, Tues afternoon. Water temps were 58-59 degrees. Caught three smallies - 2 on a clown X-rap and 1 on a red wiggle wart. The largest smallie was 18 inches and put up a good ...
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By: odie11974
Posted: 11/26/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Caught several smallies using ned rigs between my dad and I. Fished all day, launched around 8 off the water just after 3:30 pm. Most fish we caught were in 30-40ft of water, although we did catch a ...
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By: stevenjf3
Posted: 10/25/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Wife and I went to Lake Tapps for only the second time and caught probably 20 to 25 smallmouth in 6 hours. Weather was cold and it was extremely foggy...at times could only see maybe 50 feet out from ...
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Posted: 9/3/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Hit up Tapps first thing this morning looking for some smallmouth action. We were the second ones on the lake and started out fishing some rip rap to see if anything had come up shallower yet. Coupl...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 8/22/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/5/2018
Hot Spots: 0
So I wasn't on the boat for this fish. I was too tired from being skunked on the puget sound earlier in the morning. Spencer hit this beast in a spot that has produced fish all year long. Trolling a 1...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 8/22/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished early in the morning to try and beat the ski boats it paid off for Spencer that morning. We have a few spots that we know hold large fish. Took a long time to really dial in on this lake, but I...
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By: tmusky1
Posted: 8/11/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/10/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Son and I launched at 6:30am and having only fished this lake once before(half-heartedly) decided to hit the "obvious" spots like weed flats, docks, points,etc. I was surprised to see the water temp a...
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By: odie11974
Posted: 8/6/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/5/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Great day on the water, caught fish from 6:30 - 2:00 pm. Fished mainly off of points in 20-30 ft of water using Ned rigs and neko rigged 3”senkos. Lots of smallies, some very decent fish caught. ...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 8/2/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/29/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from 7-9 in the evening. Targeting tiger musky. Trolling the large water of the lake due to the heat. Didnt see any musky unfortunately. Spencer hit this monster trolling into fairweather cove....
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By: odie11974
Posted: 7/24/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Headed out at 7:30 AM. Caught fish pretty much all day. Used ned rigs and neko rig in shad color and green / orange. Hottest areas were rocks just by the boat ramp in early afternoon, and around s...
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By: odie11974
Posted: 7/15/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at 6:15 AM- fished till 2:00 pm. when the lake turned into mayhem from all the jet skis/ski boats. Dad and I never went more than a few minutes without a fish on. Smallies were scattered...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 6/23/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/22/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Oh boy, the bite was on last night. Started fishing at about 6:45 after battling the boat lift for a little bit. No trolling just casting, medium to large crankbaits, spinners, and bucktails. Targeted...
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By: red
Posted: 6/19/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Man what an awesome Father’s Day I had! My 12 year old decided that she was going to get up early and take me fishing for Father’s Day so she gets up about 7:00, grabs me and the dog and we head ou...
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By: red
Posted: 6/12/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/11/2018
Hot Spots: 0
My daughter got home from her soccer practice last night and wanted to go fish off the dock for a bit. So we grabbed some bread for the carp and a tub of worms for some bass and perch. We caught a bun...
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By: red
Posted: 6/8/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well my day started out pretty amazing. On my second cast with a bucktail I had a quality fish follow but no take. 10 minutes later about a dozen houses further down the shoreline I switched to a gli...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 6/5/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
We started at 6:30 on Sunday. Straight away we went to the north side of lake casting all types of baits. Didn't see anything. Traveled back to the south side. Flipping docks and off of points. we got...
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By: red
Posted: 6/3/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
What a great morning of tiger hunting today. We were fishing with jerk baits, glide baits and bucktails . We hooked three landed two and had a couple other follows!! Only bummer was the two we got wer...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 5/31/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished this last sunday from 7-1 for muskie. Started by trolling trying to stay on the ledge of water from 15-23 ft of water. trolled crankbaits and didn't see anything until this fish. Landed this o...
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By: gentrys
Posted: 5/27/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went fishing with the Wife for smallies. We caught 12 in 2 hours. She caught the biggest at 15". Most fish caught in 15-18' of water with drop shot.
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By: Kenaiwild
Posted: 5/6/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Kid wanted to fish today... waded through a couple dinks and he got thi one.
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 4/23/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/22/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Me and a buddy went out again last night after I got off work. Fishing from a small boat casting at docks. Trying to pull some musky out from under the docks. Fished from about 7:00pm-8:00pm. Using sp...
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By: Kswift253
Posted: 4/22/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/16/2018
Hot Spots: 0
A buddy and I went out trolling for musky in my little boat with an electric trolling motor, as the big boat is not dewinterized yet. Trolled for three hours with large crankbaits along with bucktails...
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By: Andy
Posted: 4/21/2018
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Out to Tapps with Ron got there about 11:00 and fished till 6:00. Wa. Temp 50.0-53.5. Visibility varied from 4' to 8'. Winds gusting to 12mph. Testing new prop and putting some time on the motor, only...
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