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Posted: 4/30/2021
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/3/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Man that boat launch is no joke. It was closed to motorized boats but we were allowed to walk kayaks up/down. It's a steep 1/10 of a mile trek though. We were after landlocked coho salmon and some of ...
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Posted: 2/27/2021
Species: Other
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/27/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Got on the water at 11am, fished the dam for a few but was not marking any fish. Moved East a couple miles and started getting consistent hits at 25-35’. I’d say we lost a dozen or so fish before we g...
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Posted: 2/26/2021
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/26/2021
Hot Spots: 0
My dad and I went fishing for my birthday at the highway 12 side of Mossyrock Dam. We got to the dam around 1:30. The water was well below the ramps so we had to climb way down the rocks to get to the...
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Posted: 2/17/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/8/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Been under the weather the last week so it took me a while to get around to this report. I managed to get out on Monday with my wife and we decided to troll spinners. We started near the dam fiahing t...
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Posted: 9/15/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/1/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Riffe lake, tried a new area for me on the lake east of the Mossy rock launch. We started metering fish right away 50-80 ft. We fished tubes, Elgin lures, KCP's, and crankbaits. All caught fis...
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Posted: 9/8/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Pleased that this is my first report...and it was a good day on the water! While launching we (my 8yo son and I) passed another angler who gave a disappointing report, not very hot out there. Well, we...
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Posted: 8/9/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/9/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Launched from Mossyrock day-use park and trolled toward the dam using UV sling blade and green wedding ring with worm, 35 and 45 feet on the cable. We quickly hooked a small coho that we attempted to...
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Posted: 7/25/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
A weekend of chasing solvers on Riffe ended up being a trout-fest. Whatever we threw and whatever depth it seemed there was a trout to intercept it. Since we were using bait we ended up keeping 15 tro...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 7/2/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/2/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hit Riffe Lake looking for some coho. Managed to catch one for the day. Lots of triploids jumping. Took 5 of them home at 11 inches. 2 rainbows 15-17 inches. 2 small cutthroat 1 small chinook. I...
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Posted: 6/23/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I took my good friend out for his first trip to Riffe lake. We arrived to the lake about 9 in the morning, there were rain clouds coming but the lake was as smooth as glass when we arrived. We found a...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 5/28/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Left early and headed to Mossyrock Park where we launched. Quite a few boats already on the water when we arrived. Started fishing at about 8:00am. Very windy in the morning and calmed down later in ...
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Posted: 5/24/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/24/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hit riffe lake, on the water at 7am lines in at 7:30. Lot of fish on the graph, from surface to 60 ft. Trolled pink hoochies behind silver dodgers with dyed shrimp at about 1.5mph. 3 smaller fish ab...
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Posted: 9/4/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time poster here, be gentle! We launched at Mossyrock Campground at 12pm and caught our limit by 3pm. 6 keepers and we released 4 little babies so they could grow up. Trolled at 1.6 to 1.7mph at...
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Posted: 9/1/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Got out on the lake at 12:30. The fish were deeper then last time I fished. Surface water was 70 degrees. Found fish at 60’ in 80-120’ of water. Caught 20 fish by 5:30 using downriggers trolling flash...
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Posted: 8/23/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Refurbished a small boat and took it out a few times letting each one of my kids ride in it. My wife caught the biggest Coho that week. We trolled the lake at 1.5 mph about 40 ft down. Had success...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 7/26/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Fished July 22-25 and stayed at Mossyrock park. After getting campsite ready I headed out for an evening fishing trip and caught my limit of coho in about 2 hrs. Used a homemade chartreuse tube fly w...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 7/14/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Left at 4AM and started fishing by 7AM. Although we had steady hits all day, the fish wouldn’t hook up. A lot of drive-by’s. We managed to get our limits but we worked for them today. Last hour of...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 7/12/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Haven’t ever fished Riffe from a boat. It had always been at the dam with a bobber. After reading the reports I decided to go and try this fishery. Stayed at Mossyrock Park (family loved it) and my ...
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Posted: 7/10/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy and I launched at Taidnapam and were on the water by 6 a.m. intending to chase some coho. We started trolling up the river channel, using several different colors of wedding ring behind d...
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Posted: 7/5/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time fishing Riffe Lake. Read the reports here and of we went. Arrived at 1 pm left at 730 pm. Took us a couple of hrs to figure out that I really did need to use Kokanee gear and not my standa...
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By: sigep194
Posted: 6/26/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Waking up at 4 am may not seem like a good time for most, but for me, I knew I headed out fishing. When I arrived at 7 am I could feel that it was going to be a great day out at Riffe Lake with some s...
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By: DeepCTim
Posted: 6/25/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time poster, first time to Riffe Lake. Launched at Mossyrock Park 8am, very nice facility, (Thank you Tacoma Power), free launch during the week, very long ramp but very nice floating dock with ...
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Posted: 6/23/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The wife convinced me that I needed more reel time and the kids wanted to camp again, so we headed out to Riffe Lake. We were here just a few weeks ago for Memorial Day, and the fishing was good then...
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Posted: 6/16/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This was my first time to Riffe Lake and I was a bit nervous going there on Memorial Day weekend. Long story short, great fishing but you have to be aware of many particulars, especially the launch. ...
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Posted: 1/13/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I took advantage of the weather and fished Riffe Lake targeting Coho and smallmouth. The dry winter has really had an impact on the lake level. I launched at the Mossyrock park and found it very diffi...
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