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Posted: 8/16/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/16/2020
Hot Spots: 0
With everyone's freezers now full of Sockeye and Kings interest in Kokanee usually subsides this time of year. Only one other boat on the lake on a Sunday morning. My first fish of the day was a toad ...
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Posted: 7/31/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/28/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The Kokanee at Alta Lake are making a comeback. There were a bumpy couple years where the fishing was lackluster but it appears with a diversity of age classes in the population things are looking muc...
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Posted: 7/30/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/30/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The Kokanee fishing just keeps getting better. Do me a favor come on over and grab these fatties before they spawn so next year's fish have plenty of food and get bigger! Fish were hitting anything pi...
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Posted: 6/10/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/2/2020
Hot Spots: 0
For several years Alta was consistently producing Kokanee but the past few years it has been tough going. For reasons unknown the Kokanee planted by WDFW didn't take. I went back this year hoping for ...
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Posted: 7/17/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I love trolling but I tried some green glitter PowerBait off of about a two foot leader and has some pretty good luck. This beautiful Rainbow weighed in just under 3 1/2 lbs.
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Posted: 6/4/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent a beautiful morning fishing at Alta Lake with my wife. The lake was very busy with over 8 powerboats and half dozen kayak anglers but we still found ample space to fish. Only two boats were fish...
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Posted: 8/10/2018
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/9/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Alta Lake probably ranks among Washington state's most beautiful Largemouth Bass fisheries. On what was expected to be the hottest day of the year I squeezed in a few hours of bass fishing in the ear...
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By: cobrar543
Posted: 5/29/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/25/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Shows you just how different a day can make. My birthday weekend camping trip was at Alta this year. Got to the State Camp ground Thursday night in the middle of a wind storm, Lauched and got the RV...
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Posted: 10/23/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Wanted to get one last trip in on my "home" kokanee lake before it closes. As expected numerous spawners could be seen cruising the shoreline and near the surface. Hoping to avoid the "Marvin the Mart...
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By: cobrar543
Posted: 9/11/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/1/2017
Hot Spots: 2
After reading Mikes report a month ago, i booked a long weekend at Alta. We got here Thursday about 4 and set up camp. Went out at 6 pm and learned the lake. Trusting the Navtronic's chip as it showe...
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Posted: 8/18/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/18/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After having all my Kokanee catching superpowers stolen from me on Lake Roosevelt I returned to my local lake to restore my fragile fishing ego. With only a short commute I dragged myself from bed muc...
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Posted: 8/9/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Its your lucky day. You just stumbled upon the greatest kokanee report of all time. Only every so often are significant achievements and advancements in kokanee fishing made. Today and this report doc...
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Posted: 7/24/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/23/2017
Hot Spots: 2
What to do when the chinook are not cooperating at Brewster? How about a little kokanee fishing at a seldom reported kokanee lake just a few miles away? Alta Lake is a 200 acre lake that is plante...
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Posted: 7/7/2015
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/5/2015
Hot Spots: 1
After the 99 degree heat of the afternoon diminished, my friend Robbie and I decided to try Alta Lake for some kokanee. The lake was planted in 2013, 14, and again this year. I had hopes that these fi...
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By: hurdcolby
Posted: 8/12/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/10/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Went up to Alta lake to visited some friends, that were camping. Went on the lake around 430 pm. Trolling wedding rings, got two 6 inch trout. We anchored around the rock pile, my friend was using dif...
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Posted: 5/18/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/15/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Fished right off the beach at Alta Lake State Park and caught 6 nice chunky rainbows over two days. Fished early while the water was glass using a green woolly bugger behind a casting float (5 foot 6...
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By: guyara
Posted: 5/5/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2012
Hot Spots: 1
We had our grand daughter today and she needed to go fishing. We had never been to Alta so we tried after going to Roses & Wapato and saw too many whitecaps. There was no wind on Alta until around 5pm...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/21/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/19/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Trolling with leaded-line, 2-5 colors out. Fishing was SLOW, small size 7-10", no limit caught after 2 days, 5 hrs. No luck still fishing with verious colors of pwr baite - 1 hr. I did hear of ...
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By: kcc
Posted: 5/29/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/23/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Always go to Alta Lake for the Memorial day weekend. The fishing was great if you dont mind catching minnows. One thing about this lake, no matter the time of day you can always catch fish. This yea...
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Posted: 8/6/2007
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/2/2007
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Alta Lake July 31st to August 3rd. Trolled in the mornings and evenings when there were no waterskiers using gold flatfish and red wedding ring. The first day caught a nice 12 inch rainbow. Th...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/22/2006
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Rating: 5
Fished: 6/22/2006
Hot Spots: 0
Lake Pateros is the resevior between Wells dam and Chief Joseph dam on the Columbia River, this would be a great lake to add to Washington Lakes.com as this is where the majority of the Summer run Chi...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/2/2006
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Rating: 5
Fished: 4/29/2006
Hot Spots: 0
Caught our limit Saturday and Sunday in 3 hours. Just used Worm and Power Bait. Out there by the rocks where its deeper they are about 12-16". Out on the shore about 8-12", You Decide. Overall it was ...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 10/20/2005
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Rating: 5
Fished: 9/30/2005
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Alta on the last day of the season(9-30-05) what a great day of fishing, along with my dad and my son we cought fish as soon as we hit the water. The fish bit on anything we threw at them, all ...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/4/2005
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Rating: 5
Fished: 5/29/2005
Hot Spots: 0
Me and my cousin went fishing there for the whole weekend. Saturday we went from 2-5pm and caught 4 Trouts. Sunday/Monday we could our limit in 3 hours. All what we used was Worm and Bobble and we wer...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/17/2005
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Rating: 5
Fished: 5/13/2005
Hot Spots: 0
My dad took me to Alta when I was a kid so I thought I would pass the experience on to mine. Got to the lake Friday at 9:30am and set up camp. Didn't get much fishing in on Friday. Too busy teaching t...
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