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Cavanaugh Fishing Reports

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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By: jdp53
Posted: 8/13/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/11/2018
Hot Spots: 2
No pictures with this report, sorry! Saturday Purchase of our boat was finally completed on Friday so Saturday we hit up Lake Cavanaugh. We arrived around 11:30 and fished until 7:00. Once we we...
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By: dmjjwood
Posted: 8/1/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Hi all, Been a while. Work... Now, new to me boat, work can wait... :) Brought my son out and hit the lake at roughly 730 Tuesday morning. Later than i wanted but oh well. Started trolling...
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By: windhorse
Posted: 7/26/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Why isn't anybody fishing this lake? Spent another wonderful day fishing and swimming, getting away from the heat. Caught fish all day, again mostly skinny cutthroat, but also hooked in to some reall...
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By: windhorse
Posted: 7/17/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Got to the Lake around 2:30 and there was a big tide change at 3. I know lakes don'y have tides, but I find that the bite is often synched especially when targeting Kokanee. Right off the bat I got 4 ...
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Posted: 5/28/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/28/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had the day off and took advantage of it. Nice cloudy day with occasional sun breaks. A little windy though. There are beautiful snow-capped mountain views from the middle of the lake. There is a ni...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 11/18/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/18/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Another lake I haven't fished since I was young. I have a picture of me fishing there, bit no actual recollection of doing so. Time to change that! A somewhat late start, maybe about 9am before I g...
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By: tyee4me
Posted: 6/26/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/26/2017
Hot Spots: 0
We hit the lake 7:10am this morning lake was flat. Started to troll near the big island which is at South end of the lake. By 8:30am we started to get bites but no fish. 9:50 no fish two boats pass by...
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By: Dmitch
Posted: 6/25/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/24/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Later start than we wanted (my fault) but got to the lake at 7am lines in water 15 mins later, headed north to the first point and began trolling in 40ft-50ft of water parallel to the coast heading we...
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Posted: 6/11/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/10/2017
Hot Spots: 0
We were trying to decide on which lake to hit, Stevens or Cavanaugh well we finally made our decision of hitting both in one day! So we wanted to fish Cavanaugh first and arrived at the lake around 5:...
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Posted: 6/10/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/9/2017
Hot Spots: 0
A buddy and I fished early morning until noon. We trolled the usual spots right around the boat ramp, down both sides near the ramp, and even ventured to the island area when we got desperate. We tr...
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By: cobrar543
Posted: 3/28/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/26/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, I have never had a worst day on this lake than today. One Cutthroat that was about 14" and that was IT. Tried EVERY combo that my fishing partner, Paul, and I could gather the courage to put our...
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Posted: 9/7/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/7/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Normally we’d be fishing coho but with the closures this year we are exploring other fishing options. I’ve fished Cavanaugh before but not in a while. The lake is close to our home, but it always seem...
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