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Tapps Fishing Reports

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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By: danyole
Posted: 4/8/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First trip of 2018 and was able to get some smallies in short amount of time! Vlogged it of course!
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By: danyole
Posted: 11/20/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/18/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Had an awesome fall day of fishing! Didnt put on a lot of fish but to catch atleast 1 after not fishing for over a month, it feels amazing! Vlogged it! [youtube]https://youtu.be/6NmCDQE2j10[/yo...
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By: triton21
Posted: 10/16/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
The wife and I fished from noon to 4 on a beautiful fall day. The wife caught 2 fish that weighed 2 1/2 pounds each. I caught 6 fish 2 1/2 pounds also and 3 that weighed 3 lbs. I also caught my person...
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By: triton21
Posted: 10/10/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 10/9/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from 330 to 600 and it was slow fishing. Had some small light bites until the picture fish which weighed 4-14. Hardly felt the bite just a heavy weight on the end of the line. Was fishing in 2...
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By: Andy
Posted: 9/23/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Up to Tapps with Ron. Wa. temp 61*-65*. Vis. 7'-9'. Very light winds until about 2:00. Fishing was tough but did manage to catch about 20 with one pretty nice smallie. Lots of 6" to 10" smallies. Most...
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By: nwmondou
Posted: 9/14/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went out to see if I could coax up some smallmouth that may be feeding up shallow. Wasn't expecting much this time of year, but ended up having a pretty awesome day. Came away with one undersized smal...
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Posted: 9/13/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/12/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Drove down from Marysville to Tapps early to beat the worst of the traffic. Having checked the Lake Tapps website I noted that the park opened at 6:00AM. We arrived at the park at about 6:30--gate was...
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By: red
Posted: 7/21/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Got my personal best tiger this morning. 48+ x 21-1/2 !!! Got it on a perch glide bait in about 10 ft of water. Probably the hardest fighting one I've got to date as well. Came completely out of the w...
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By: Mr Fitten
Posted: 7/19/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/17/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went out to Lake Tapps with my bro Rob to Fish Rainier Bass Clubs open tourney. Didn't get my first spot but did get my second choice to fish. It was a grind to get 5 but did with one goodin. Thew mos...
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Posted: 7/18/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/11/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for the 11th and 12th. My son and I have been wanting to give the Tiger Muskies a shot, so we headed to Tapps for a couple of days. On the water by noon and armed with the "Tapps Mu...
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By: 502300
Posted: 7/16/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Took kayaks out again on Tapps. Started off throwing a wacky rigged KVD dream shot, and that's what I used all day. Fishing started off slow (from about 7:45-9 we got no hits) I thought mabey it was ...
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By: knishino
Posted: 7/10/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/9/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I checked out Lake Tapps for the first time. What a beautiful place! Gorgeous view of Mt. Rainier. I started out throwing a squarebill crankbait, and I caught 2 dink smallmouths. They hit really c...
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By: 502300
Posted: 7/8/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Took the kayaks to Tapps with my brother yesterday. The wind was blowing pretty hard fished the back side of islands so the wind couldn't get us. I stuck with 3 lures all day a wacky rigged KVD drea...
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By: 502300
Posted: 7/5/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/4/2017
Hot Spots: 0
On the water around 7:00 am. Started with a wacky rigged KVD dream shot and that's what I used all day. I caught 5 LMB in the 5-12 inch range I caught them all on wind blown concrete faces. Also caugh...
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By: red
Posted: 6/28/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/27/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Tapps is putting out some toads!! Throwing big baits and picking up some nice muskies and some monster smallmouths. My daughters friend really wanted to come over and fish. She caught about 25 fish i...
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Posted: 6/15/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Two friends and I hit Lake Tapps earlyish on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Gorgeous, summerlike weather, so we only had a couple hours before the speedboaters and jetskiers started tearing up th...
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By: red
Posted: 6/9/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This is a report for a compilation of fishing in tapps for the last couple weeks. The bass fishing I've been off the hook.you have to weed through a ton of dinks but there are some nice ones to be ha...
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Posted: 6/1/2017
Species: Crappie
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
went out on my kayack on Tapps. launched off the dock and tried some crank baits, but no luck. so went to an old dock to drop shot for crappie but still nothing. had two small bites but that was it. ...
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Posted: 5/31/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Caught a nice smallmouth today, 4-5 lbs, along with another half dozen small ones. Initially thought this fish was a tiger due to the feeling of some mass , but then it jumped! Had my rubber salmo...
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By: Ryan44
Posted: 5/23/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from 7 to 10am. Caught a mixed bag of Smallmouth and Largemouth. Fish have moved up to the shallows for the spawn. All fish were caught around structure or near docks in less than 6 feet of wat...
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Posted: 5/10/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/10/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Trolling a small bronze crankbait on a lightweight rod in about 10 feet of water. Inhaled it. Excellent fight, made a couple good runs! Released unharmed. Had a decent smallmouth as well.
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By: 502300
Posted: 5/7/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/6/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Took the kayak out on Tapps. Going after SMB threw wacky rigged night crawlers, and caught lots of small 4-8 inch SMB then a nice little 14 inch 1.5 SMB on a trout magnet. Fun day on the water.
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By: 502300
Posted: 4/11/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/11/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Hit tapps today (around 7:45am) in the kayak trying to catch some large mouth, or small mouth. Threw jerk baits chatterbaits senkos crankbaits but nothing seemed to have any interest. Switched to a ni...
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