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Tapps Fishing Reports

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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By: Slacktime
Posted: 8/2/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/2/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps today with my daughter and my buddy Capt. They call it the smallmouth factory and I can see why. We hooked quite a few very small ones. Although I got my personal best today 2.8lbs ...
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Posted: 8/2/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/2/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Tapps from about 6:30 till 3:30. Still great fishing, though the fish have moved off into 20 to 22 feet of water and aren't feeding as aggressively as a couple days before. But I'm certainly no...
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By: topdawg47
Posted: 8/2/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/1/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Went out to Tapps for about 1 hour or so. Caught 3 smallies. 2 small ones and 1 dink. Caught on a Yamato, Purple flake, curly tail grub. Satisfied my fishing high for the day! Need to find some b...
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Posted: 8/1/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/30/2013
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for the past Tuesday the 30th. Put a 44 in the frabill. Had a window in the evening and it paid it for me. Hit a fish about 40 inches and missed it. Had another come out of the weeds di...
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Posted: 8/1/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/31/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went fishing yesterday with a friend in his bassboat. Was on the lake at 6:00. I've had some great days on Lake Tapps. But it out did itself this time. My partner caught somewhere over 30 smallmouth. ...
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By: KevinS
Posted: 7/29/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/28/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Spent Sunday on Tapps. Caught nearly 20 fish, 5 of which were 14"-16". Decided just to use a drop shot all day and was pleased with the results. Thought I had only caught SMB, but the that's a LMB ...
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Posted: 7/27/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/27/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Took the boy out to tapps this morning. Arrived at gate open and had it in mind I would NOT fish the shallows which I'm soooo comfortable with. Started out at a rocky point that drops from 3ft down to...
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By: DJSureal
Posted: 7/24/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/30/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Castmasters had a club contest on Lake Tapps. Now, I will tell you, I have never had much luck on this lake. Something was different today. We launched at the PSE launch and Uncle and I blasted off an...
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Posted: 7/23/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/23/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Hooked up with a fishing buddy and his bass boat, which is 8 ft longer than mine, and has a outboard of 214 HP more. Mine will do about 20 MPH, and his does somewhere around 72 MPH. Other than that, t...
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By: nwmondou
Posted: 7/23/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/23/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went fishing with a couple buddies this morning/afternoon. Trolling for muskie on my little 10 foot fiberglass boat. Morning started off slow with no fish for about the first hour. Trolled past Tapps ...
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By: _Sergiy_
Posted: 7/21/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/20/2013
Hot Spots: 3
Went to Lake Tapps in the morning until the evening. But i didn't pull any fish out until the evening when i first got a 3/4 pound, 10 1/4 inch sm bass and then my smallest which i didn't measure and ...
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By: al3x
Posted: 7/20/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/20/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the water at 5 stayed until 11. Had a good run around stumps and docks. Used some canks and some plastics. Silver with some black seemd to work the best. Majority between 14 to 18 inches caught 14...
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Posted: 7/15/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/15/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Tapps this morning. Started out slow. Never put a fish in the boat in the first two hours. But that first fish was 3-2, which was my second bigest for the day. After that it was a couple fish ...
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By: _Sergiy_
Posted: 7/13/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/13/2013
Hot Spots: 2
Went to Lake Tapps this afternoon for some bass. I got my blow up boat and went into the center of the swimming area away from the swimming people. I use my bill lewis rattle trap and after a couple c...
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By: al3x
Posted: 7/12/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/12/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Got out on the water around 1800. Didn't have much luck. Caught a little dink on a crank. Caught a 12" one on a plastic worm at 20' around 1930. Called it a day at 2000. Lake seemed to be in better co...
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Posted: 7/12/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/12/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, what a change. I guess this is why they call what we do fishing, rather than catching. Launched to water far less windy than the past two days. Overcast. How much more can a guy ask for? Well, mo...
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Posted: 7/10/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/10/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went back out to Tapps today. Once again it was breezy in the morning then settling down in the afternoon. Caught 8 on a crankbait in around 12 feet of water, and 8 more on a Carolina rig in around 18...
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By: nx7k
Posted: 7/10/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/9/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Tapps July 9th. Arrived at about 6:15 am First boat on the lake. Caught 19 SMB before leaving at 11:45am. Caught some dinks on a crankbait but best fish came on a Senko and a Hula Gru...
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Posted: 7/9/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/8/2013
Hot Spots: 0
After two weeks of activities that have kept me from fishing, I finally got out. Went to Tapps. The day began windy, making handling the boat tough on the main lake ridge I wanted to fish. Came up wit...
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Posted: 7/7/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/7/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the morning with my "muskyhuntress" trying to put a good fish in the net. Tapps is great for small fish right now. Lots of 30" and under fish now. The bigger fish are far and few in between and ...
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By: bigalila
Posted: 7/6/2013
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/6/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Had a decent day out at Tapps. Got on the water around 0730. About an hour in my wife pulled in 4 small bass, one right after another. It was quiet then for about 2 hours. We hit another spot in 1...
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By: kevinb
Posted: 6/30/2013
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/29/2013
Hot Spots: 0
This report coincides with muskyhunter's 6-29 Lake Tapps report. Found active fish along weedbeds and rock points. I tossed a variety of gear including spinnerbaits,chatterbaits and crankbaits. The...
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