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Tapps Fishing Reports

By: motodmast
Posted: 9/2/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/1/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Another usual day on tapps, got out there about 4pm, chop was super bad from all the pleasure boaters, im talking about some 4ft waves! besides that it was good, managed 14 in 2 hours, all in the same...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 8/31/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/31/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps this morning with my Grandson. We caught 14 SMB with no real dinks. Smallest one was about a pound and largest one went 2 lb 12 oz. All caught in about 18 ft of water on Grubs. ...
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Posted: 8/28/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/27/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Finally had a breakthrough day! (A lot of thanks go out to Rickydbasser) Started fishing about noon and things were slow as I trolled with a curly tail grub about 20-24 ft deep. I switched to a water...
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Posted: 8/26/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/26/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Fished my home lake, Tapps. Tough day. Started out on the pocket in front of the boat launch. Caught two. Then went to Driftwood Point without catching a fish, then went to the point south of Banker's...
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By: kevinb
Posted: 8/25/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/24/2013
Hot Spots: 0
On the water around 8am with muskyhunter. Within minutes mh found a large musky giving interest in a bucktail but no hookup. Started working rock points and I ended up catching this 44x19 tiger on a D...
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Posted: 8/24/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/24/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Took my son fishing with me to Tapps. Had a pretty good day, other than my son has a tendency to not only set the hook on fish, but also stumps he drags over. If there were such a thing, he would have...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 8/22/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/22/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps this morning and took my wife. It was an absolutely perfect day. Temp in the mid seventies and clear skies. Beautiful sunrise. We caught 18 SMB and my wife had her best day ever...
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Posted: 8/22/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/22/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went back to Tapps this morning. Water was flat all day. On any other lake, today's fishing would have been great. But for Tapps it was so-so. What can I say? I'm spoiled. Fished till 11:00. Caught 21...
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Posted: 8/21/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/21/2013
Hot Spots: 2
All I can say is, WOW! It was just one of those days. Decided to start off on the hump just out in front of the speed limit buoys at the boat launch. Caught 5 there, including one 3-0. Started moving ...
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Posted: 8/21/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/21/2013
Hot Spots: 0
I just got a small fishing boat and like near Tapps, so I've been on the hunt to learn how to fish for SMB and also to learn the lake. I've been reading all your posts about the lake, what to use, whe...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 8/20/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/20/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Well not my best day on Tapps. It was windy which made it tough to keep the boat in position. Not sure if it was all the fishing pressure from the weekend tournament or what but I struggled to locate ...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 8/20/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/18/2013
Hot Spots: 0
I met RickyDBasser at the Pierce County North launch and we terrorized the SMB for the morning. Between the two of us we caught 52 SMB and only about 5 were dinks. The largest was 3 lbs and we had s...
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Posted: 8/18/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/18/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Squatch and I hit Tapps this morning... got there around 6:45... glad we started late because we had no idea that there was a tournament going on this weekend... quick launch ... fired up the boat and...
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By: Slacktime
Posted: 8/16/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/16/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Tapps today for some smallies, had a very good day on the water. Caught 20 fish, released another 10 or so including 2 over 4lbs. Funny they hit watermelon colored crappie jigs all day long. W...
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Posted: 8/15/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/15/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Back to Tapps for one last trip this week. Rained far more than what the weather man was calling for, but that was alright. I had rain gear and the lake stayed flat all morning. Caught 17 smallies, wi...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 8/15/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/15/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Well not quite the numbers today as yesterday but boy the big fish were biting. Hit the water at about 0700. Hit a new spot I never fished on a point off Snag Island. Fish were busting the surface aft...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 8/15/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/14/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Tapps in the morning from about 0700 to about 1200. I caught about 12-15 smallies. Used a 5" KVD finesse worm in watermelon color/coffee scented. 15-20 feet of water. The worm was Carolina rigg...
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Posted: 8/13/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/13/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Tapps this morning. Was on the lake by 7:00. Fishing was spotty. Caught 18, but they came in bunches with long periods without a bite. All caught on a Carolina rig with a curly tailed grub or ...
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By: KevinS
Posted: 8/11/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/10/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the day a Tapps. Was VERY foggy in the morning, so spent the early morning just north of the park boat launch near the shore waiting for the visibility to improve. Caught several small SMB and...
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By: KevinS
Posted: 8/11/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/10/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the day at Tapps. VERY foggy in the morning - stayed just north of the boat launch near shore to start. Caught six small SMB while waiting for the visibility to improve. Then headed off to my...
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Posted: 8/6/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/6/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Tapps this morning. Didn't catch the numbers I did on the last couple trips, but how can one complain about a 22 fish day. Caught four that went from 3.0 to 3.12, which is the biggest smallmo...
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By: kevinb
Posted: 8/5/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/4/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Had the pleasure of fishing with some good friends,muskyhunter and Uncle Wes. Not the best fishing but we were able to get a few in the net. First musky hit on my Rapala Super Shad Rap(Perch) and mh's...
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Posted: 8/5/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/5/2013
Hot Spots: 3
So Squatch and I once again headed for Tapps this morning arrived just after 6am... the launch and parking lot were empty!!!! So we got out on the water... mainly fishing points in 20' to 30' of wat...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 8/5/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/3/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps with a local friend and his brother visiting from the Atlanta Area. We caught lots of fish and pretty good quality. We caught about 52 SMB with 12 over two pounds and 2 over three...
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By: bassman72
Posted: 8/4/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/4/2013
Hot Spots: 0
I have never fished Tapps before so decided to give it a try. I have primarily been a shallow water fisherman but wanted to expand my skill set. Was looking on my sonar for fish in deeper water (15-30...
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