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Goodwin Fishing Reports

By: JoshH
Posted: 4/28/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I haven't hit my favorite keeper rainbow trout lake for awhile. This is a tough lake to fish. The fish are almost always completely gorged on insect life. There is so much natural feed in the lake it'...
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Posted: 3/15/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My second smallie of the year is much better than the first one. Exactly the same gear as I used yesterday in fact I had the same craw on as yesterday. Carolina rigged craw fished slow over the gra...
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Posted: 3/14/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I’ve been trying for smallmouth all winter and finally caught one dink and completely ignored another take because I haven’t felt a tap tap of a bass since November.... Carolina rig with a Berkeley...
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Posted: 12/15/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 12/15/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Called Snoho Park office and found out that the Goodwin ramp opened a week ago so my son and I headed over there this AM. On the water by 11:00AM and off about 3:00PM. We did a bunch of cruising and l...
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Posted: 6/18/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Goodwin in the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday. I put my boat in for a few weeks to give my old lake a shot. Fished for smallmouth Saturday mid day and afternoon. Tried alot if areas, depths,...
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Posted: 3/26/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Hit Goodwin before the county shuts down the public launch for the summer. If I remember right they’re closing it May-September. When they’re done it should be a lot nicer launch though. Worked th...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 3/18/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/18/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Debated between Steven, Shoecraft, and Goodwin for this morning. Goodwin won, so that's where I headed. Started about 8am, spent a little over an hour trying to locate fish. Finally located them no...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 1/16/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/14/2018
Hot Spots: 1
The weather was some of the best I can remember on an early January weekend, so it was time to dust off the boat, get the old outboard running and enjoy the water for the first time since September. ...
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By: cubmaster
Posted: 1/15/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
We trolled lake Goodwin for 5 hours and did not have any luck. We were hoping to hook some of the 5,000 rainbows that were reported to have been stocked at this lake earlier in the week. But we had ...
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Posted: 12/3/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 11/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Decent weather though the wind picked up and it got pretty chilly. We spent some time looking for any sign of bait but nothing to be found. We worked points, deep water, flats, etc. with jigs, tubes, ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 10/29/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/29/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I decided late notice before the Seahawks game to try and sneak a few hours in of fishing before the eternal gloom hits. Arrived at the launch late, almost 9am. By the time I had lines down it was alm...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 10/10/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/10/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Report covers 2 morning of fishing on Lake Goodwin, 10/9 and 10/10. Report is both good and bad. Good is that there is a massive chironomid hatch going on right now, and the fish are completely stuffe...
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By: Inselwind
Posted: 8/21/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Originally put in early morning on a friends boat and did some trolling for trout with nothing happening. no bites or anything. We were trying multiple lures and presentations but no downriggers. W...
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Posted: 7/3/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
On the water around 7:15. Cloudy and windy to start out. Worked a square bill drifting down the northern end of the lake. Missed a good bite, then got towards the weed line and pulled out the drop ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/2/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/2/2017
Hot Spots: 3
I've had some great days fishing on Lake Goodwin, but this might have been my best morning there as far as action and fish quality. I was at the gate right as the ranger opened it up to the launch. By...
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Posted: 7/1/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Average day for small fish. Added my 11 yr old grandson to the mix today, so three of us flayling away with our rods! We all caught fish up to about 15"--mostly smaller. Somehow managed to get home wi...
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Posted: 6/19/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Pulled into Goodwin right at 7:00AM just after they opened the gates. Gear down in the fog by 7:30. Not much going today. We managed 4 dinks on tubes and hula grubs, but couldn't find any decent fish....
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/18/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/18/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Always have to fish Father's Day, regardless of the weather. Today was much uglier weather wise than what had even been predicted yesterday. Pretty steady drizzle in the morning with a little bit of w...
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Posted: 5/31/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After a couple pretty poor trips for LMB at local lakes, I decided to head back to Goodwin to see what was up with the Smallies. My son and I hit the water at about 8 AM and went to the usual spots. I...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/28/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/28/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Really a maybe 3 star day, but I will get to that in a moment. I got on the water just after 7am and began my troll. I wanted to get an early start to beat the Memorial Day Weekend crowd, and more par...
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Posted: 5/19/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Beautiful day on the lake! Sunny and basically calm for several hours, then just a slight breeze that rotated 360 degrees around the compass until we left. Didn't catch many fish, but managed a couple...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/14/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/14/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I was going to get up and head out to Lake Stevens, but the recent poor fishing reports there (guides are struggling) coupled with the weather uncertainty, I made an executive decision at 3am when the...
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Posted: 5/10/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/9/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Dropped the son's vehicle at the shop for what was supposed to be a few hour check-up and we headed over to Goodwin to kill some time. On the water by about 9:00AM. Figuring that the SMB were getting ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/7/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After spending the past 3 weekends Kokanee fishing, I just couldn't see myself getting up at 3am again, so instead I decided to hit up my home lake this morning I ran 2 lines today. One rod with 1/...
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Posted: 4/11/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/11/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Got out to Goodwin for the first time this year. Wx was sunny, but a little windy. We put in about 5 hours trying different areas and techniques and ended up with two small Smallies--one on a hula gru...
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