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Posted: 11/18/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/18/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I haven't had my boat out in awhile and I decided to call my good buddy Lonzo to see if he wanted to join me for a day of fishing on Riffe lake. Of course he is always up for a day on the water. We h...
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By: Mr Fitten
Posted: 9/22/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Couldn't keep the critters off my line. Very windy day but I tucked into steep banks over the river channel. Used mostly drop shot rigs. Also got a decent largy up the river just before calling it a d...
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By: Billm
Posted: 9/6/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/5/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Thought we would try Riffe Lake for perhaps one final time this year. It had been a few weeks since I was there last. The water has dropped significantly. Last time the new addition to the dock at ...
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Posted: 8/25/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Met up with fishing partner, 'Motorboat'.... made the 2.5 hr. drive to Riffe lake. The lake is VERY low currently, and the launch was a bit interesting. You back down, very steeply, what must be lik...
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By: yknjack
Posted: 8/22/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/20/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Followed the posting by OldVet and used a downrigger 80 ft down and 100 feet back and I trolled a pink hoochie behind a Dodger. Limited in 3 hours. In front of the dam and up the side by the highway. ...
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By: OldVet
Posted: 7/29/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/26/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Great morning on the lake. Fished with riggers 80 down and 100 back. Used small pink hoochies with shoepeg corn.
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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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