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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/25/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Here we go again, I had the luxury of taking the morning off of work today in return of a late night which is just fine for me. I’m happy I did because it was an absolutely beautiful morning on th...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/20/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I would like to start by saying I was not expecting a mid day fishing trip to be this successful, let alone catching my targeted species for the first time. Majority of the time I am chasing monst...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/3/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Well here it is, My annual Lake Chelan spring fishing trip. This time I left the toon at home and joined my buddy Sam on his boat off of Wapato Point. Friday we both got in later in the day. W...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 10/11/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/11/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fall Cutthroat fishing is in full swing on Lake Wa right now. The lake is starting to turn over, becoming a lot colder on the surface. It dropped about 4 degrees in just over a week. Most fish are...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 9/29/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/29/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fall is finally setting in here in the PNW. No better time to Target Lake Washington’s giant Cutthroat Trout. Started the morning targeting coho but couldn’t get any willing biters. Schools were m...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 5/1/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
As most reports have already stated, Lake Stevens is on fire. Fishing from surface down to 25 ft was the magic depths for me. Most coming at about 8ft. Finished off a limit in about 2 hours. Coul...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 3/20/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First thing first, Huge shout out to Dave Browning, owner of Kekeda Fishing Tackle. He was generous enough to reach out and custom tie some flies for me to try on Lake Washington. I was in hop...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 3/15/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/15/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Today, Words can’t even describe the action I experienced. This was one of the best fishing days I’ve had on the lake. Started fishing around 9:45am and bagged a limit by 11. Could it have bee...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 2/20/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Got the opportunity to head out on the big lake again this morning. Got on the water around 10:30 with calm water, no breeze! First fish was on within 5 min. Nice 16 incher. Bonked it and set the ...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 2/13/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/13/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Had the morning off work today so I decided to try lake Washington for some Cutts. Gone out a few times earlier in the winter with a few hit and runs, but nothing more than that. With the recent s...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 10/15/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Well, with the blazing Summer heat finally gone the crisp fall mornings upon us, it's safe to say the lake is finally back to normal. Fish were rising all over the lake which gave me a good indica...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 9/24/2017
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/24/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After getting absolutely embarrassed on Lake Wa 2 times in a row I decided it's time to head back to the salt. It's been very good to me every time I've gone out this year. Took a bit of time to f...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 9/7/2017
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
It just keeps getting better and better out in the sound. The Coho are everywhere! Literally my second time going out in the middle of the day to late afternoon and came home with fast limits. ...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 9/3/2017
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/3/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Past couple days I have been fortunate to fish with my buddy in his boat. We launch out of Edmonds Marina and start trolling near the oil docks. First day we boat 2 nice fish and lost about 6 other...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 8/30/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/30/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Hmmmm, where to begin... Well, target species was Cutthroat but I didn't see any action from them at all. What I did see action from were Lots of Sockeye (5) all safely released and a nice 10-...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 8/27/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/26/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This year has been amazing so far. I've done more Salt water fishing than I have in the previous years and definitely stepped up my Columbia River visits. This was a guided trip. Our guide was ver...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 7/22/2017
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Today was my second trip up to Baker. First trip was last weekend with Paul Lewis which on my end wasn't all that great, hooked 2 lost 2 but Paul got the skunk off the boat and brought home one. I...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 7/5/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/5/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Another outstanding morning on the big lake! Lines in the water at 7am using the wiggle hoochie and Sling Blade combo. Set the gear down to 40 ft anywhere between 50-60ft of water. The Cutts were ...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/27/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/27/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Just when I told myself that fishing couldn't get any better than my last trip, of course I get silenced. Decided to put the toon in after work and wasn't fishing until around 2:30. Didn't take lo...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/25/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/25/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This morning was hands down the best fishing I have experienced on Lake Wa. Got the toon launched around 7:30am. Started my troll right in front of downtown Kirkland. Noticed some really huge mark...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/7/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Unbelievable action on Lake Wa this afternoon. I had 2 hours to fish on my lunch break so I decided to do a quick run in my favorite go to spot near Moss Bay! Started off in 50 ft of water with th...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 5/27/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/27/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Woke up at 5:15am right on Wapato Point. I had my toon set up on the beach and ready to go last night. Started my troll in 100ft of water from the point heading towards Chelan, wire set to 65 and 55. ...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 5/23/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Today was an amazing day on the water. After losing my grandma this weekend, I needed some fresh air and a mental reset. God blessed me with a limit of fish within two hours. Fishing right outside...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 5/9/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/9/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Errrrrr..... was really hoping the nice weather would get my old favorite koke lake active again but no such luck. Trolled around for about 30 min in front of the public dock over the top of what ...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 12/30/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/30/2016
Hot Spots: 1
I don't even know where to begin so let's start by giving Mike Carey, Salmon Barry, Rseas, and Wafisherman20 a HUGE shoutout for giving us their report on the success they had the other day! It encour...
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