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Tapps Fishing Reports

By: triton21
Posted: 11/10/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/8/2014
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy and I decided to walk the lake and get some pictures of some structure on the lake and brought along our rods to make a few cast and low and behold look what I caught on a senko!!! Water is e...
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By: triton21
Posted: 9/22/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/21/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the lake with my buddy at 8 am and fished till 1 pm. The water level was very low but the fish were biting in the morning.The big ones came in 10 to 25 feet of water. Lots of smaller fish too, mos...
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Posted: 9/20/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/20/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Got every thing ready to have the kiddos and wife fish the small mouth factory once again, but when we arrived at north tapps park, the sign was up saying the launch is closed. There was ecology bloc...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 9/20/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/19/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Spent a few hours on the lake with no luck several day ago, and went back out yesterday morning, with similar results... Until I went to ask advice from another fisherman anchored up near bankers isla...
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Posted: 9/17/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/16/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from 11 to 5. With dinks included I caught a lot of fish. It was my best day ever for smallmouth. Biggest was 2.7. All on top shot average 20 ft deep. I was jumping points and rotating out ...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 9/17/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/15/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Did not get to the lake till about 10:30. Did not know this was the day they started drawing down the lake, it was about a foot down. Fished shallow around the weed lines and deep 20-25' as well. The ...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 9/15/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/14/2014
Hot Spots: 1
Went back out to tapps last night, fished for about two hours with my dad. Brought home a couple of nice perch, but no bass. Going back out this evening, looks like I'll be fishin alone. Starting t...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 9/13/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/11/2014
Hot Spots: 0
On the lake before sun up, maybe my tenth trip to nearby lakes trying to catch bass. Third or forth trip to tapps. I grew up on tapps and have never caught a bass bigger than my hand. Caught my first...
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Posted: 9/9/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/7/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Dealing with the fuel issue, I swapped out the primer ball which said it was ethonal safe. As usual, I took the wife and kiddos. We didn't get there until about 11. I decided to fish in between the...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 9/4/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/4/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Average day today caught about 15-20 bass. Most we're caught On the drop shot. Few on a C rig and a jig. Fish seemed a little scattered had to search a bit more that usual. I'm thinking they are start...
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Posted: 9/2/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/31/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I have been having fuel issues with the boat, I took the family to tapps hoping I fixed the problem. I still had fuel issues so we fish the hump in front of the boat launch. Right away my daughter ha...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 9/1/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/1/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I took my grandson and went to Lake Tapps this morning. We arrived about 745am, launched and started fishing. We ended the day with 32 SMB in the boat, largest 3.25 lbs, we had two over 2 lbs and ab...
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By: JesusFish
Posted: 8/31/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/23/2014
Hot Spots: 0
And yes AMX...I know this report is a week late. I was busy catching more fish! Ha ha Had the best day of fishing I've ever had in Western Wa. We had a 50 fish day! The biggest was just over 3lb...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 8/23/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/22/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I took my wife fishing to Tapps friday morning. Fishing was great. She beat me but I have an excuse. It is always an adventure when I take her with me fishing. Anyway she caught 14 and I caught ...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 8/19/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/19/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Another good day on the lake. I love having week days off. Week day mornings on the lake are so peaceful. Between the wife and I we caught about 25 fish most between 1-2 lbs with a few dinks mixed in....
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Posted: 8/18/2014
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/16/2014
Hot Spots: 1
I wasn't actually on the lake to fish. We were cruising around the lake and noticed a strong fish smell. That's when we spotted something floating in the middle of the lake. We pulled up and discov...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 8/16/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/16/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps this morning. Launched at Driftwood with a friend. We had a great time. We caught 35 or 36 Smallmouth Bass all in about 18 ft of water. There were dinks up to 3.5 pounder. Phot...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 8/14/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/14/2014
Hot Spots: 0
The wife and I hit the lake about 0800. Was just straight out from the county ramp getting things situated in the boat and the wife throws out a Carolina rig in about 25 ft of water and gets one right...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 7/26/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/26/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the lake about 6:30 am by 7:30 we already landed 6 smallies including one that went 2 lbs. fished until about 2pm. The wife and I caught about a dozen each. Not the day we had last sat. But a goo...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 7/22/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/21/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Wow what a great day on the water. Weather was great not to hot. Got a late start but the lake was quiet not a lot of boats out. Just bought my now 6 year old a new Jimmy Huston camo pole and had to b...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 7/12/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
We'll after catching some fish at clear lake yesterday my boy got the bass bug and insisted on getting up early with mom and dad early and go fishing. The boy was hot. I set him up with a drop shot a...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 7/10/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/10/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Good day today. Caught about 25 fish. Nothing of bragging size though mostly 1 pounders and a couple dinks. Action was hot about 8 this morning when I located some weed beds in about 12 ft of water th...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 7/7/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/6/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Took a friend to Tapps that actually just moved onto Driftwood Point but had never fished on Tapps. Dave and I launched about 6am and before the day was over we had caught 16 SMB with Dave catching t...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 7/7/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/5/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Took my Nephew Adam to Tapps Saturday and we caught 22 SMB ranging in size from1/2 lb to 3 lb 6 oz. All caught on Carolina Rig with a Lizard and a Dropshot. Caught about 50/50 between the Dropshot a...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 6/30/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/30/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps this morning with my good friend Jim and we did okay. We caught 15 SMB, all C & R. about half of them were about 1/2 to 1 lb and the rest were pretty good. Largest was 3 lb 5 oz....
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