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Merwin Fishing Reports

Posted: 2/23/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/22/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I rolled up to the lake at 7am and wow it was crowded already. Apparently the secret is out because the entire lower and upper lot was jammed full of trucks and trailers. I was glad to be in a kayak a...
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Posted: 2/4/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/3/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I saw a small break in the rain and decided to get the boat out of the garage and head south to Merwin. This was my 2nd trip ever to the lake and first trip for winter kokanee. As we headed south we r...
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Posted: 7/1/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/29/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I do not post much but this one is funny. Snapped a new Kok rod on the second fish (they replaced it no problem) so had to bust out the 1.5 foot little gag Shakespeare rod. Had the little spinning ree...
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Posted: 6/30/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/29/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Great day on the lake got to Speelyai park about 730am was lucky to have parking left..... Caught 2 in morning, 1 after noon.... got into some hogs that were lost at the boat..... 3 or 4 pike minnow a...
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Posted: 6/11/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We did catch and keep some small ones… but who wants to see those??? LOL Arrow flashers and Micro hoochies tipped with corn
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By: OldVet
Posted: 8/26/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/26/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I have been wanting to try Merwin for sometime. So my brother and I hit it this morning. We trolled with riggers and the usual Kokanee tackle. By 3:00 PM we were done; wind, rain, and cold temps mad...
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By: tmusky1
Posted: 8/25/2018
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Was planning on going to Mayfield this weekend but decided to drive past and try out Merwin. I had never been there so I tried not to overthink it and started driving around looking for spots that loo...
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Posted: 6/12/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/10/2018
Hot Spots: 0
We fished Merwin for the 1st time… Arrived at Cresap bay campground Saturday, set up camp, launched the boat and did a little scouting around the lake. Sunday we got soaked and ended up with 9. ...
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Posted: 5/28/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/27/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Day Two of our short Memorial Day trip had us fishing at Merwin. We ate in at the hotel and drove the 17 miles to Merwin. Arriving at 7:30am I was a bit surprised to see only 8-9 rigs in the parking l...
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Posted: 5/15/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went out for a preview of Merwin as I'll be there for a 3-day fishing trip soon. It was the day of the derby, but we didn't participate. Within 5 minutes we got one VERY small Kok and let it go at ...
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Posted: 4/12/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/10/2018
Hot Spots: 1
We fished Lake Merwin, it was a squally day with rain and sun. They are dropping the lake fast. We found a good bite closer to the west end of the lake and the fish were closer to the surface 10ft to ...
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By: Rocketvet
Posted: 3/3/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Had another great day of weather at Merwin today. Netted 10 in the 12.5-15 in range trolling from 9 am -2 pm. Left a little later from Olympia to let the roads warm up a bit. Even then it was still...
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Posted: 2/21/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Had one nice 13" on right out of the gates but it was dead after that. Weather was cold and snowing, light east wind. Speelyai Bay Launch was a sheet of ice. Water levels were up from a couple weeks a...
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Posted: 2/6/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/3/2018
Hot Spots: 1
A break in the weather down south allowed for a winter fishing trip to Merwin for some tasty kokanee. My truck being in the shop, Rseas generously volunteered his boat and made the long drive from Bur...
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By: Rocketvet
Posted: 1/30/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Melissa and our trusty boat dogs headed to Merwin Tuesday morning to see if we could find any early season Kokanee. We were pelted by heavy rain the whole drive from Olympia. We actually made it to ...
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Posted: 11/6/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 11/6/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Hi, maybe rating descriptions need some tweaking. Worked Merwin for 6 hours, threw everything at the kokanee. Marked huge numbers of fish between 15' and 20' that refused to bite. Ran downriggers ...
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Posted: 6/5/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/4/2017
Hot Spots: 2
I got to fish Lake Merwin with my friends Robbie and Mark. Having fished Yale yesterday as part of The Fallen Outdoorsevent, we decided to hit Merwin and try for some bigger fish and a change of scene...
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By: Rocketvet
Posted: 3/17/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Luckily we heard about the landslide blocking access to Speelyai ahead of time and took a detour through Amboy. Sounds like it will be a while before the road will be cleared. Had lines in the water...
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By: Rocketvet
Posted: 3/9/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Let the snow melt before we headed out and had lines in the water by 1pm. Water is a bit murky but much better than last year early. Ramp and dock at Speelyai are very usable. 4 other trailers in t...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 9/4/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/3/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Hit lake merwin for the first time with a freind that has never kokanee fished before, and we were fishing sat morning at 6ish... launched at speelyai park. Started out with glow dodgers and glow wed...
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By: Rocketvet
Posted: 4/28/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/27/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Got a late start on Merwin with the girlfriend. Fishing was tough. Talked to 3 other boats with blank numbers. Hooked and landed 1 12 in Kokanee and at least 12 Pikeminnow. Sometimes hard to tell ...
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Posted: 4/18/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/17/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Myself, Gringo Pescador, and Robbie got to join Luke Hatfield and his friend James on his boat to fish Merwin for some kokanee. Luke is one of our Facebook Fishing Group moderators and was gracious en...
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Posted: 4/8/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/8/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Finally brushed the cobwebs off my kokanee gear and headed out to Merwin Lake to see if I could pick up a few for the grill. Beautiful day on the water, sunny skies with light winds. Trolled for about...
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By: Rocketvet
Posted: 3/31/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Busted out the Kokanee gear and drove down to Merwin to enjoy the beautiful day. Dropped in at Speelyai Bay and the reservoir is a murky torquoise shade with a lot of floating wood debris, some quite...
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Posted: 8/10/2015
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/10/2015
Hot Spots: 0
This is a Tale of Two Lakes… JoAnn and I got to fish one of our favorite lakes, Merwin, and as a bonus spent some time on Yale. This report will be for Merwin. We fished Saturday mid-morning, ...
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