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Tapps Fishing Reports

By: kevinb
Posted: 4/2/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
On the water around 10AM. Water temps ranged from 47-49.5 degrees. Much to my surprise, found a some healthy weedbeds at various locations. Found many muskies suspended off points ranging in depths f...
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Posted: 9/14/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/14/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Had errands in the area, so I figure I'll bring the boat with me and fish. Turns out, free launching today since nobody was at the booth. Sweet. Tough fishing. Worked shallow. Then a point. ...
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By: JustinL24
Posted: 8/8/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/1/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Fished tapps last week and caught lots of big smallmouth. We went out around 6 AM to 5 PM and the bite was best later. Our biggest smallmouth was around 5 pounds and managed to get a nice 30in tiger m...
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By: cajunlat
Posted: 8/5/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/4/2016
Hot Spots: 2
Went to Tapps for the first time ever. Was real sunny so fished wacky rigged senkos under docks and drop shots next to the shaded areas next to docks. Tried throwing a topwater walking bait; got a...
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Posted: 6/15/2016
Species: Carp
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/5/2016
Hot Spots: 0
My brother in-law bought a house on Lake Tapps last month and when we went to see it the first time I saw some big carp at the end of his dock. I've never fished for carp so I did some research and w...
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Posted: 6/7/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/7/2016
Hot Spots: 3
Heard there were some SMB in the resivoir, so I thought I'd check it out this morning. I don't have a boat and was told there was plenty of shore access for fishing. There is indeed. Threw out 4" Snip...
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Posted: 6/6/2016
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/6/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Trolling a short bill 2" bronze crank bait off the points on the main lake. Caught a few smallmouths, then thought I had the bottom....until the head shake! Made several salmon like runs, great fig...
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Posted: 5/30/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Fished hard with crankbaits, plastics on dropshots, jigs, spinnerbaits and senkos but no luck. Weather was sunny and temps in the 50's. Water temp was 62-63 degrees in areas that were 20 feet or less....
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By: nx7k
Posted: 5/9/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/7/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Took my wife to Lake Tapps and had a pretty good morning. We caught 12 total. I caught a 5 1/2 lb Largemouth and a 3.75 lb Smallmouth. The Largemouth was already spawned out but the big Smallie was...
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Posted: 5/3/2016
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/2/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the water at 7 AM. It was a glorious day out there. Threw buck tails and glide baits. Trolled a jointed shad rap. Crickets. Did not see any or have any follows. Had a 8" rainbow trout fo...
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Posted: 4/17/2016
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/17/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Hard fishing today. Started out trolling. Planer boards and one flat line. No strikes. Nadda thing. Got to play with the lowrance. Water temps were in the low 60's. A little casting had one hot follo...
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By: jrhkuna
Posted: 4/3/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Went back at it today. Used worms again. Caught this nice 16" Smallie. My oldest caught one but it spit the hook right before she landed it.
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By: jrhkuna
Posted: 4/2/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/2/2016
Hot Spots: 0
The wife and daughter caught 3 Smallies at the county park off of the docks. We were just throwing worms which seemed to work better than the plastics I was throwing.
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Posted: 10/3/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/26/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I took my dad up to tapps since he was in town. We jumped main lake points for a few hours. Hooked 3 on d shot in 9 to 13 ft on water. My dad caught his first small mouth, so he was excited. On the...
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By: topdawg47
Posted: 8/16/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/16/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Stopped by Lake Tapps, family was napping. Haven't been to Tapps in awhile since construction, etc. I wasn't expecting to catch much, considering water is still very chalky in clarity. Anyhow, ...
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By: Amx
Posted: 8/13/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/13/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Finally made it back to Tapps, been 4 years. Got 4 Smallies with biggest at 2.73 pounds.The others were between 8" and a pound or a little more. Very slow soft bite. LOTS of time between bites. Jesus...
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By: red
Posted: 8/8/2015
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/8/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I caught my 2nd trophy musky in a month. Both 44-46 inches. Both on bucktails in 12 ft of water: I'm also posting a picture of a nice king I got at sekiu last month out of Olsons . 30 lb hatchery caug...
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By: JesusFish
Posted: 8/4/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/29/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing was still "ok" at best. I got skunked, my guest caught 3. Good job Jordan! Always weird when the guy you are teaching to fish catches 3 times as many as you do with your gear... but, in the...
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Posted: 7/24/2015
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/22/2015
Hot Spots: 2
Report from the 22nd..little late but better than way later. Hit a good 40 on a dawg in open water. Big dawgs mean bigger fish. Open water. Tapps has at least 10 muskies in it as of now. Gotta get out...
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Posted: 7/24/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/23/2015
Hot Spots: 1
Tapps is awaking a bit. Took my son and grandson out for some smallie action. Parked up under the Tapps Bridge. Ended up with 8 good fish. Missed about 5 or 6 others. Used 4"sinkos. Whacky rigged minu...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 7/19/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/18/2015
Hot Spots: 0
was hoping the water would clear up a little more by now. It was slightly better than last week but not much. Got to the Co. launch at 0600. tried some topwater right away after an hour I only had one...
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By: KevinS
Posted: 7/17/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/15/2015
Hot Spots: 0
First time out on Tapps this season. Fished 3-6 PM. Caught 3 SMB - two 6-inchers and one 17-inch (pictured). The water is pretty milky. All fish caught in 10-15 feet. The big SMB was off the shor...
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By: ARMYGUY88
Posted: 7/11/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/11/2015
Hot Spots: 3
Went out to Tapps with a buddy, for the first time since it opened back up had good time. Smallmouth were biting. no real pattern, they struck multiple style baits and presentations, i caught a 2lb on...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 7/11/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/11/2015
Hot Spots: 0
First trip of the year to Tapps. Had low expectation after hearing other reports about water clarity. We did better than expected but had to work at it. Caught about a dozen smallies today. Had to fi...
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By: JesusFish
Posted: 7/10/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/9/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Tapps for the first time since like September??? Was not great. I caught 2, another guy said they got 12 between the 2 guys on the boat. The fish were SKINNY and SUPER PALE. They looked lik...
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