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Padden Fishing Reports

By: JoshH
Posted: 10/12/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I've never fished Padden before, but have wanted to try and see if I could find the kokanee there for quite some time. Decided to finally give it a go, called Russ Elgin to see if he wanted to join me...
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By: Zerolife
Posted: 6/25/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Caught blugill and perch C&R all morning couldnt seem to catch anything else with spinners and spoons from shore. Tried worms got nothing, power bait nothing, jigs nothing.... too be fair im new to fi...
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By: Jakefish
Posted: 6/7/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I have been visiting Padden every week or so in the evening, and the bite from shore is slow but steady. I can't find any catfish yet this year, and there seem to be fewer perch and sunfish around, b...
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Posted: 5/31/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
A friend and I took our kayaks to Padden and trolled flies and wedding rings from 6:30 to dusk. We saw a lot of fish rising toward the end of the evening, but couldn't get any of them to bite. At le...
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Posted: 5/21/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After spending the weekend house sitting for some friends and having my girlfriend help house sit, we decided that before she had to go home we'd head to Padden for some afternoon/evening fishing. She...
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By: Jakefish
Posted: 5/20/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/20/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Still plenty of this year's stockers to be had. No holdovers to be seen. The fish seem to be holding in the middle of the water column, not really feeding on the surface today. Limited in a couple ...
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Posted: 5/6/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/6/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I've been living in Bellingham for two years and I finally got around to fishing Lake Padden. Got to the lake around 6am, and there were already quite a few people. I wanted to fish off the dock, but ...
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Posted: 4/25/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the big dock on the west side from 200-430 today...probably the best single day of fishing I've ever had. Put 2 on the dock before I could even get my second pole set up and ended the day with ...
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By: branweeds
Posted: 4/23/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Not too crazy of an opener at Padden this weekend. I went in total three times on Saturday, as well as hit toad lake, and also once today. Got to the northwest dock a little after five, and started ca...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 4/22/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Opening day on Padden is as close to a guarantee as it gets. Hit the water early (5:30) and fished until 2pm. Caught well over 40 fish on the boat, long distance released another 15, and missed coun...
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Posted: 5/20/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/17/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Had a great opportunity to bring a good friend and his 6 year old son out fishing sundaySunday. My buddy's son had only been fishing once before, and my buddy's experience was limited as well. So iI t...
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By: Jakefish
Posted: 5/15/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/14/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Padden still has lots of trout. Fished from one of the docks with worms under a bobber, as usual. Using about a 4-6 foot drop under the bobber, I was surprised to catch a brown bullhead catfish. Th...
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By: trixy408
Posted: 5/6/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/3/2015
Hot Spots: 3
went trout trolling with the girlfriend. i was running plugs and did pretty well (she cant use a net to save her life lol) set her up with a white and green hoochy and a wonder breed dodger just kille...
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By: Snoop
Posted: 5/9/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/9/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Got to the east park around 6:45. This was my first time at this lake, and found a spot along the trail north of the playground. Caught one within a few minutes. Missed another hit about an hour lat...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 4/27/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/27/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Opening day is finally here! Headed out to the beautiful Bellingham Wa at about 7am arriving around 8am. The weather was not so great with wind blowing 10 mph. We fished anyways despite the angry wind...
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By: bigfish3
Posted: 5/21/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/20/2011
Hot Spots: 0
The wife and I hit the lake about 5 or so in the morning and stayed until around 2:30. There were lots of folks fishing from the bank. Fish were hitting sporadicaly. Color did not play any part in who...
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By: Jordan
Posted: 5/10/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/9/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Got onto the water of Lake Padden around 5pm and fished until I had to break the headlight out to see what I was doing! Great evening out! I ended up having 27 hits and caught 16 Rainbow's that were a...
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By: Jordan
Posted: 5/3/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/3/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Great day on the lake! Didn't take too long for my buddy and I to get our limits of stockers! All very nice fat fish about 11"-13"! Didn't get any of the triploids but still tons of fun!
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Posted: 5/6/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/5/2010
Hot Spots: 0
This was my first time fishing this season and being a student at WWU I didn't have much time so I was only out for about 2hrs of catch and release. I fished the east side of the lake about 2 1/2 feet...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/3/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/2/2010
Hot Spots: 0
After having a great opening day, we decided to head back to Lake Padden in hopes of catching some the leftover triploids. Were at the lake and fishing by 7:30. Between the five of us there, we had ...
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By: MrLucky
Posted: 6/6/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/6/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Hit Padden for three hours from 4pm. Found my fave shoreline spot and floated chartreuse power eggs off the bottom, two feet above an egg sinker. A tactic that landed me a freezer full of fish last mo...
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Posted: 5/13/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/13/2009
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy and I went out last night and caught one and decided to come back this morning before class. We're both WWU students. We hit the lake about 7. We tried a spot on shore off to the left of the ...
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By: shmn
Posted: 5/2/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/2/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived just before 6AM and found a nice spot on the bank. Beautiful sunrise and morning. Caught a small one right away (about 8"). Had a couple of strikes over the next hour but lost them fairly q...
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Posted: 4/26/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Padden on the opener. I took my wife, daughter and buddy out. My wife caught her first trout but wasn't able to boat it. I caught one on a black and yellow dot dressed Panther Martin that I end...
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By: kunsterr
Posted: 4/25/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Opening day! Time to bring out the light tackle trout gear. Got to the lake after 12. My brother and I had a blast. Between the two of us we caught and release over a hundred stocker, not to menti...
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