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Riffe Fishing Reports

Posted: 7/28/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Hit Riffe Lake today for some bank fishing, started at the dam off Hwy 12 at 8:15am. Used slip bobbers with nightcrawlers, shrimp and some krill oil. Fished various depths and tried bottom fishing t...
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Posted: 7/27/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished till noon and managed to get our limits. Best lure was definitely a 2.8 inch perch colored OLD GOAT 1 LURE fished with 5 colors of leaded line out with 50 feet of mono attached to it and then a...
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By: mymannin
Posted: 7/24/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/20/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Another good day at Riffe... Fish are definitely on average much larger. Best luck down deep on the cable between 75 and 35 feet with the usual mini quid and small flasher. The fish are there. Rum...
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Posted: 7/16/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
1 fish shy of limiting out. Fished on the south west end of the lake where Swafford flows into the lake. had to fight to keep the shakers off.... Gulp pink worm pinches 70 pulls back a wiggle Hochee...
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Posted: 7/14/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/12/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I give this a 4 rating mainly because the fish are so nice this year. Many are 16-17 inches and pretty heavy too. Fished the Mossyrock end of the lake about 30-40 feet down. Slow troll at around 1mph....
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By: mymannin
Posted: 7/5/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
A little late on the report but Riffe didn't disappoint last Saturday.. The fish where much larger than past seasons. We took home 6 in a few hours of fishing. We got on the water around 230pm....
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Posted: 6/27/2017
Species: Other
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/26/2017
Hot Spots: 0
What a great camping/fishing trip with my dad, brother and our sons. 3 generations on the boat. It took us a bit to find some big fish but we figured it out. 50-90 feet deep and the riggers set at 3...
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By: JAYDOG
Posted: 6/18/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/17/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Well talked the better half into going back to Riffe for fathers day weekend. After our trip there for memorial week, I had the itch to chase some more salmon and so did she. We didn't launch unti...
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By: JAYDOG
Posted: 6/3/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
So the wife and I spent the whole week leading up to Memorial Day at Riffe. Monday -Friday at Mossyrock, and Friday-Monday at Taidnapam. Lake levels being what they are (down 30') it is a whole new ...
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Posted: 4/24/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to going fishing with my good friend Lonzo opening day. I had heard Mineral lake was a great lake to fish so we headed that way. Upon arriving to the lake I did not realize what kind of turn...
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By: Billm
Posted: 7/20/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/19/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Spent a week at Riffe Lake, camping at Taidnapam and fishing most days at the lake. For reference, I fished the lake the same time period last year with much better results. Lake level is about ten ...
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Posted: 6/23/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/23/2016
Hot Spots: 0
My brother and I hit the lake at about noon and fished until 1600(4pm} or so. We put our kayaks in at the Kosmos launch and trolled/spot fished our way up the north bank. I caught a short smallie almo...
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By: Thor
Posted: 6/10/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/6/2016
Hot Spots: 0
My college buddies and I fished mon tues wed Thursday. No fish. I got lots of good info from fellow waLakers jaydog and salmonkiller indicating low water levels and no fish.. My report is to confirm...
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By: Bay wolf
Posted: 6/6/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/4/2016
Hot Spots: 2
Fished from the fishing bridge at Taidnapam Park on 4-5 June. It was completely dead! Water is really low and a lot of woody debris is floating around. Locals on the bridge say no fish this year at ...
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Posted: 5/31/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/28/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Riffe Lake Memorial day We got to Taidnampam park on Saturday afternoon. The Taidnampam North launch was full of drift wood, other boats where using it so we decided to try the launch around 4P...
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Posted: 5/31/2016
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Got to Kosmos launch at around 1pm. The water was a little low but still got the boat launched ok. First cove we hit produced the first and biggest Smallie of the day with in a couple casts. The rest ...
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Posted: 5/25/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/23/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Follow Up to Last Post Anyone needing information on current lake levels and Boat Launch status can call Tacoma Power Hot Line 1-888-502-8690. Currently it says the boat launches are useab...
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Posted: 5/24/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/19/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Planned a 5 day trip to Riffe Lake. Towed a 20 ft jet to to Taidnipam Park from Tri-Cities. Found the lake level below the launches and all closed except for the Mossyrock launch at the end of the l...
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Posted: 4/9/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/9/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Good day at the east end of Riffe lake this morning. Tried trolling a squid and spoons on the down rigger..all while my brother was killing the kokes long lining a fire tiger crocodile. After I got th...
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Posted: 1/10/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/9/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Went to the dam water was LOW and murky with waves 1 to 2 feet high. We used slip bobbers 10 to 30 feet deep with worms and shrimp for bait and did not get any bites.
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By: Billm
Posted: 10/4/2015
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 10/3/2015
Hot Spots: 1
Tough day fishing on Riffe Lake. Launched at the ramp just north of Taidenpaum. Got on the water about 8:00am and motored out a ways and started trolling. We could see lots of fish, anywhere from 20...
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Posted: 8/8/2015
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/8/2015
Hot Spots: 2
So...my step dad and I went out fishing for some Kokanee...well it didn't go to well. Motor wasn't running worth crud and the wind blew us to shore a few times...I now have zero faith in 2smoke motor...
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By: laketroll
Posted: 7/31/2015
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/31/2015
Hot Spots: 0
started trolling from mossyrock park to west side of lake and back again using pink hoochies....caught 2 sm bass and 1 silver at 16 inches and we lost one chinook that was close to 5 lbs...wind wasnt ...
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By: laketroll
Posted: 7/19/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/19/2015
Hot Spots: 0
another good day on riffe.....11 to 13 inches...worms and flies seem to be the favorite....fished in front of small stream that flows into riffe below peterman hill
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By: Billm
Posted: 7/19/2015
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/18/2015
Hot Spots: 2
Spent a week fishing Riffe Lake. Most days I was on the water and fishing by 6:30 am and almost always had my limit by 9:00am. Launched at Taidnepaum and fished the east end of the lake and was catc...
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