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Posted: 9/4/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/4/2020
Hot Spots: 0
While trolling for Kokanee caught this, is it a catfish? It had whiskers on it. Picture doesn't do it justice, quite large.
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By: thaxor
Posted: 8/3/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/2/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Only one bite for 4 rods and 2.5 hours of troll time. However the one bite was a doozy resulting in our largest ward lake Kokanee at 15". 65 feet of line on the counter, 1oz of weight, silver dodger, ...
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By: thaxor
Posted: 5/28/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
They do exist! Lots of doom and gloom in the reports about Kokanee fishing on Ward. Despite that we went out hoping to get our first Kokanee. Neither my wife or I have caught one before but did lots o...
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Posted: 4/19/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I thought I'd make a trip to Ward for the first time this year with my buddy Warren. We headed to the lake around 8:30 and fished till 2. We put a few lures out to see if there were signs of Kokanee l...
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Posted: 6/4/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/4/2017
Hot Spots: 0
The lake level of Ward is the highest I've seen in 45 years of fishing it. This is the second year of poor kokanee fishing. Saw some fish at 28-30 feet but no luck after fishing a variety of lures, ...
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By: birddog
Posted: 5/30/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/30/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went to try for some Kokanee but I hadn't checked out my downriggers yet this season. The cable on both of them broke sending my downrigger weights to the bottom. $$$. That was spendy. So I changed...
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Posted: 5/28/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I wasn't planning on taking the boat out today, but my friend Todd text me that he was fishing at Ward lake and having no luck. I gave him my thoughts to improve his luck, and I told him I would head ...
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By: Cokanee
Posted: 5/23/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Second trip to Ward this year . Hmmm. Haven't seen one yet. Caught some nice Rainbows, but not what I'm looking for. Tried lots of different gear but nothing. Has anyone seen a Kokanee in Ward this y...
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Posted: 5/22/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Unfortunately I hadn't watched the news and I planned of fishing Summit lake for the first time. I drove down there to find out the lake was closed due to toxic algae. Only thing I could think of doin...
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Posted: 5/17/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/17/2017
Hot Spots: 0
So I fixed my trolling motor issue and decided to give Ward lake another go for Kokanee. I hate to say it but I tried from the surface down to 45 feet and no hungry Kokanee to be found. I gave this re...
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Posted: 5/15/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Today, I decided to head out to Ward lake to see if the Kokanee were active. Unfortunately after I lunched my boat I found out that the locking bar for my bow mount trolling motor and rusted up, and I...
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Posted: 2/17/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/12/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Got out there a little after first light, was aiming to go for some early season rainbows so we rigged up for deeper and slower trolling compared to what we would normally run, due to the temps. Was u...
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By: Toni
Posted: 9/12/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/12/2016
Hot Spots: 0
When I posted my last Ward Lake report it came to the attention of the areas fish biologist James Losee. He has been doing a study on Ward Lake and needed more fish to finish the study and asked me to...
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By: Toni
Posted: 9/3/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/3/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Since finding algae on the north side of my boat gunnels I figured I needed to put it in the water. So I met my brother Richard and Kim (pink pole) at Ward Lake in Olympia 7am. I think it was May o...
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Posted: 8/30/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I hate to say it, but today was my first trip for kokanee of the season. I decided to give Ward lake a try for the first time and brought my friend J.R. along. We arrived to the lake late around 11 i...
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By: Mike10gs
Posted: 8/29/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/28/2016
Hot Spots: 0
So this is for Sunday morning. Woke up to my alarm at 4:50 AM and got ready. Takes my Girlfriend a bit to get up, but I was able to get her up. Got to ward lake around 6:20 and lines in by 6:30. ...
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Posted: 7/11/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/10/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Hit Ward Lake with the boys and upon arriving I was happy to see the lake was not crowded (1 other boat, a couple of paddle boarders, and swimmers). If you have read any of my previous posts I follow...
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Posted: 7/4/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/4/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Got off to a late start this morning with my wife Rebecca, daughter Hannah, and son Joshua and hit Ward Lake at 7:30 a.m. We were absolutely shocked to find only 2 bank fishermen at the ramp and not a...
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Posted: 7/3/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/2/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Got to Ward lake early and was happy to be the 3rd boat on the lake. Started trolling from the boat launch heading northwest and almost immediately had a takedown on an orange wedding ring tipped wit...
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By: tombee77
Posted: 6/28/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Took my daughter out for an afternoon of fishing on a local lake. It was our first time on Ward lake but figured since it was small I could dial up some fish even though it was late in the day and no...
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By: Cokanee
Posted: 5/12/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/10/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Set up the new boat.. Went on a test run. Afternoon, worst part of the day. But still landed 2 lost a bunch some Kokanee, some planters
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Posted: 6/17/2015
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/17/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Fish were biting like crazy, lost a lot of them at the boat and while reeling in..started fishing around 9am and was off by 1pm..fish finder really came in handy. Fish were at 25-40', was using down r...
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By: Lou Smith
Posted: 9/1/2013
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/1/2013
Hot Spots: 3
Had to go back to Ward to fill in a hole in my lake map and bring home 5 more kokanee. Mission accomplished. Didn't get on the water until 0800, but it didn't seem to matter. Fish were scattered and h...
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By: Lou Smith
Posted: 8/28/2013
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/28/2013
Hot Spots: 3
Ward Lake has been on my kokanee lake list for a while and I finally made it there today. Only one other boat all morning. Motored out to 60 feet of water and took temperatures. Low 60s from 20 to 50,...
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By: NWrookie
Posted: 7/20/2013
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/20/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Finally caught my first kokanee ever! Used a silver and red flasher with a mini squid tipped with a worm. 1 oz weight about 75 feet behind the boat. Was running a downrigger, but did not get any actio...
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