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Tapps Fishing Reports

By: bassman72
Posted: 6/30/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/30/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Decent day on Tapps today. Was not sure how it would be after the rains but the wife and I managed about 6-7 average ones a piece. Most we're caught on the drop shot and Carolina rig in 18-20 feet of ...
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Posted: 6/12/2014
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/10/2014
Hot Spots: 0
The weather was pretty chilly, my boat was running crappy, plus it was my first time targeting musky. After messing around with the boat for a while, I started throwing lures. I had some big crank ...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 6/10/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/10/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Had a few hrs after the kids left for school. Caught a handful of average fish nothing extraordinary but we caught some and had a good time. Fish seemed scattered caught one here one there kinda days ...
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By: kevinb
Posted: 6/9/2014
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/8/2014
Hot Spots: 0
This is a consolidated report from Saturday evening and most of Sunday. Hit the water with some buds, Ryan, Kent and muskyhunter. We all managed to catch muskies on a variety of lures from spinnerb...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 5/22/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/22/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the water about 10:00 this morning. Beautiful sunny sky's and the mountain looked huge today. It was a bit of a challange today because I had knee surgery less than a week ago and I'm still not th...
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Posted: 5/17/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/16/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Wow. What a difference a day makes. Thursday it was as if there was a bass next to every dock and behind every stump. I even caught 4 bass on 4 casts. Yesterday I returned to the lake with my fishing ...
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Posted: 5/15/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/15/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Was on Tapps about 7:30. Had a good day...Well, kind of. Caught 25 smallies, 5 of them close to or over 3 lbs. But I lost one smallmouth next to the boat the was over 4. To make matters worse, fished ...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 5/12/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Not a bad day but not the best. we caught a few (5) and lost a few (3)and had a good time I guess that's what really counts. water was between 62-65 on the surface. all fish were caught in less than 1...
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By: kevinb
Posted: 5/4/2014
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/4/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Weather conditions were brutal with heavy winds and monsoon caliber rains but my buddy Ryan and I powered through for what resulted in a pretty good day of musky fishing. Took some time but found the ...
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Posted: 4/30/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/29/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I didn't get to the lake until 11. I caught 3 right away all on d shot on shallow points. Missed one on a white hula grub. That was it. I fish until 3. I forgot my front sonar and the one at steer...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 4/29/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/29/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Didn't hit the water till about 10:30. Really had to work hard the first few hours to get a couple which came on a lipless crank. I started out working the shallows about 0-7 ft. The rains must have d...
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By: topdawg47
Posted: 4/26/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/26/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Stopped by Tapps, Causeway spill way. Fished a Green fluke , by the rocks. Missed one bite and landed another, 1 lb or so. Was just fun to catch first smallie of year!
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By: kevinb
Posted: 4/21/2014
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/20/2014
Hot Spots: 0
On the water around 12:30 with muskyhunter. Worked a few different areas using a mixed bag of crankbaits,tubes and swimbaits. mh was able to get a tiger musky interested as it followed from a rock poi...
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Posted: 4/20/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/20/2014
Hot Spots: 0
First time out on the water for this year. Used it as a shake down cruise on the boat. Used Senko black with blue flecks. Bit was slow. Got to put the first fish in the boat. Lost a nice one at t...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 4/18/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/15/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Sorry for the late report. Had Tues. off and only had a few hrs in the evening to fish. Figured since the weather was cooperating to this point I would give it a try since the rest of the week looked...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 4/12/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps about 11am. It was my first time out this year. Caught 14 Smallmouth all Catch and Release. Most effective bait was the Strike King DB Rage Craw around rocks in about 8 ft of wat...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 4/7/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/7/2014
Hot Spots: 0
fished Tapps today. had to wait for the kids to get off to school so I was not on the water till after 10:30. fished hard all day trying everything I could think of for spring conditions and the wife ...
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By: JesusFish
Posted: 4/2/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/2/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Hit Tapps about 10am for some smallmouth action. Fished all over the lake. North, Mid, South. Tried Deep, Shallow, Mid depths....nothing. Finally got the Musky mid-lake in like 2 ft of water with ...
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By: JesusFish
Posted: 11/7/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/30/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Well ....Ron an I started off our morning at my favorite late fall Jerkbait spot. Week before I got a SM and a LM. Today...NADA. So we went to my late fall deep water dropoff and started cleaning ...
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Posted: 10/22/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 2
Fished: 10/20/2013
Hot Spots: 0
My brother Dale took me out on Lake Tapps for my birthday. We both wanted to hook a tiger muskie, but I heard there were a lot of bass in there too. I brought my largest trout net for bass, and also ...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 9/16/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/14/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the lake in the afternoon. On the water by about 1:00 and it was still overcast. Water surface temp was about 72. Started out on the point furthest to the right of the county park before it opens ...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 9/15/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/14/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps with my buddy from the Bass Club Joe. We caught about 18 SMB all catch and release. Caught 7 that were real nice fish. Two photos attached of Joe with 3 lbrs he caught. Fishing ...
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Posted: 9/13/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/12/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Tapps yesterday morning. Was on the lake at 7 AM. A thick fog covered the lake. Because I have no guidance system in the boat, I fished the pocket in front of the launch until the fog began li...
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Posted: 9/10/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/9/2013
Hot Spots: 3
Arrived at Tapps at 7 am. Dense fog on the water. For that reason I fished the ridge and pocket directly in front of the boat launch. Caught five there. Nothing big. Once the fog began to lift motored...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 9/8/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/8/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps this morning with my friend Joe. We arrived at boat launch at 6am. The day started off slow but really picked up around 9am. We ended up the day catching 25 Smallmouth Bass with ...
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