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By: pgfrmr
Posted: 8/20/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/20/2021
Hot Spots: 0
After reading the reports regarding this lake, I decided it was time I get up there. Last time I went fishing there was at least 50 years ago. MY HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE! Way different than what...
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By: AMFisher
Posted: 8/7/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/7/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Kokanee fishing has been on my bucket list for a while now. I have put it off due to the lack of a downrigger. I’ve watched the videos on how to catch them without a downrigger, but it came down to me...
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By: rseas
Posted: 8/1/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/1/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Grandkids overnight, what are we going to do to entertain the little hoodlums? I was just getting ready to float the idea of an early get up and taking them fishing when they asked if we could go fish...
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By: rseas
Posted: 7/11/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/11/2021
Hot Spots: 0
With the MA 7 salmon closure, the MA 6 wind forecast and payday being a few weeks off yet we needed a close to home fishery. Having an appointment in Bellingham Sunday afternoon we decided on a short ...
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Posted: 6/3/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/30/2020
Hot Spots: 0
After getting run out of Lake Shannon in the early AM, due to Thunder/Lightning, we ended up at Cavanaugh. The rain was minimal to start, but during the 4 hours spent here, it rained like crazy for 9...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 3/26/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Well, once I heard the fishing was going to be shut down by midnight that day. My wife looked at me and said, you better get your butt going. I was like, kid with a jet pack on my back. Vroom! ...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 3/16/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/15/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Well, Lake Gods were kind to us. We decided to hit at Lake Cavanaugh on a Sunday. Been itching try these shrimp lures out from Soldier Soul lures. So why not try my favorite lake. So I decided to ta...
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By: rseas
Posted: 10/13/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Two 5 start trips in a row! Not getting out on the water often but when the opportunity is there it has been epic. This trip was almost a no trip. We went to a concert at the Mount Baker Theater in Be...
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By: windhorse
Posted: 9/25/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the afternoon up at Cavanaugh. Lake is cooling off, fish are not so easy to find but they are there! Got 3 very nice fat roe filled Kokes. 13-14 inches. 38 feet with purple squid. Last fish in t...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 9/2/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Great adventure in our Tri-Hull boat Kokanee Salmon Fishing with my son. We used Gods Tooth Spoons was ticket!! Gods Tooth Spoons used colors were: Golds/Chrome Blue/Chrome Pink Tiger Perch ...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 8/19/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/17/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I let my kids have a fun Kokanee competition at Lake Cavanaugh, Big Sister Vs Little Brother. We called it.... (((Sibling rival))) Kokanee fishing competition. Big sister VS Little brother. Wh...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 7/21/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fun day with my son, we got close to our limit of Koks and few Cutts too. But man it was a hot day. We used Elgin Fishing God's Tooth Dodger and spoons too. (Pinks Gods tooth spoon, Blue/Chrome Gods...
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By: windhorse
Posted: 6/13/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First trip to the lake this year, just had to get away from the heat... Or at least try. Caught a couple cutthroat and I must say they are starting to look better, not so pencil thin, 12-14 inch. Towa...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Beautiful Lake Cavanaugh was beyond kind to me and my youngest son. Saw lots people, a Shout out to Grampa on NW reports too! We used God's tooth spoons (50/50 blue, 50/50 gold, 50/50 pink) my goto...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 5/4/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a fun day!!! Lake Cavanaugh Trout fishing was excellent. Most were on toplining or 20' deep. Just stuck to God's tooth spoons (50/50 gold & 50/50 blue and Orange, and pink) and Arctic Fox trollin...
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Posted: 4/30/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Goodafternoon team. Have been up to Lake Cavanaugh last couple mornings and have done quite well. Lord oh Mighty it's beautiful up there. Anyway read some of the reports before heading up there and th...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 4/13/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Seriously windy rainy day, but I figure better catch up on some fishing. Not bad for a couple of hours at Lake Cavanaugh....My son wanted to be the Captain designated driver today...lol Used Arrow...
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By: rseas
Posted: 3/28/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a morning! Knowing that it was a still a bit early in the year I decided to head up the hill and chase Lake Cavanaugh kokanee. The drive up there had me second guessing the plan. The closer I got...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 1/26/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
It was a late start, but an excellent day for my boys. The end of the day 7 cuts and 1 Kokanee. A lot of swap out stuff, but Gods tooth blue & Silver did the trick. Youtube video below....good day! ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 11/18/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/17/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Got on the water a little bit late this morning, around 9am, but it didn't matter. Search around the east side of the lake for a bit, but did not see much on the sonar. I did pick up a few, but headed...
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Posted: 10/23/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Met up with fellow NWFR member JoshH to target this year's kokanee. God blessed with 6 kokes between the two of us and they were next year's fish. With the number of kokes caught and their smaller s...
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 10/15/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Great day with my daughter. 12 Kokanee and 3 trouts. :)
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 10/8/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Not bad day for Kokanee. 12 total and my son got 7 on his own...super proud dad. Here is the video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZNO2y9D_s
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By: reynoldsj
Posted: 10/5/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/5/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went fishing at Lake Cavanaugh, on the water at 7 am. Using downriggers, average depth 30ft to 40ft. Pink or Gree hoochies with corn. Killing it today!! youtube link below https://www.youtube...
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Posted: 8/18/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Launched and were underway by 0630 this morning. Made one pass down the western side of the lake before limiting out. We were running a proto type blade for "How Deep Tackle". Water temp was very warm...
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