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By: Sideburns
Posted: 4/25/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent a few hours on Lake Meridian, from 10am - 2pm. I was continuing my quest to target holdover trout and avoid the freshly stocked 1/2 pound trout in preparation for the opening day derby at lake ...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 4/8/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/7/2019
Hot Spots: 0
In a recent forum topic, here on NW Fishing, I was talking with "The Quadfather" about his nearly identical boat setup that he's still putting together. We talked a lot about about how I did my 16 fo...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 4/5/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I had made plans to take my younger daughter fishing after school today, but then canceled due to high wind warnings and forecasted showers. But, when she got home from school she made it clear that ...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 3/21/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I started off today wanting to check out Fish lake near enumclaw (never been there), but due to the concrete barriers across the launch my 15ft boat was not going in. I'll get out there soon enough i...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 3/16/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My dad and I fished Meridian today from about noon till 4pm. We trolled spoons, spinners, hoochies and rapalas with and without dodgers with nothing but one "possible" bite. As usual I chased fish...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 3/2/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/2/2019
Hot Spots: 1
First time out to the big lake for my dad and me this year. Launched out of Bellevue. Lines in at 1100 am fished several different spoons to start, tried a few hard lures and wedding ring dodger com...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 11/13/2018
Species: Squid
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/13/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Sorry for the extremely brief report. 2-5 am redondo pier. Was hot at times. 7 pounds. Not too crowded. What the heck is this in the pics?
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 11/7/2018
Species: Squid
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I spent 4 hours at redondo pier last night (this morning) jigging for squid. Many small to medium sized schools of mostly large squid came through from 1:30 am to 5am. As mentioned by another member...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 10/5/2018
Species: Squid
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went out to redondo pier 2 nights ago, after high tide (1am) Due to the new "no parking between 10pm and 5am" signs everywhere there was only one other couple on the dock. They had only one squid, an...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 1/10/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/7/2018
Hot Spots: 3
For many of my off seasons (winter), I've been drooling over the Darrel and Dad's reports from lake chelan. Finally, this year I convinced my family to take a trip over there in the winter. My dad a...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 10/18/2017
Species: Squid
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This report is a little late... I went squiddin twice last week, a few days apart. Once was midnight, the other time was 2am. Both trips were targeting the high tide to outgoing interchange. The f...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 7/12/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/12/2017
Hot Spots: 1
2nd hand fishing report from my folks. I dont have much info, just a text from my mom and a picture message. Looks like mom got this one and they released a 25 pound wild fish earlier. Fairly crowd...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 6/16/2017
Species: Other
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/16/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Threw 2 crawfish pots in the green, 2 days ago. Picked them up this morning and got one per trap. I used trout for bait, and the bait was completely untouched. I was excited to try this area out,...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 6/9/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/9/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Plans fell through for me this morning, and I decided to fish solo anyways... I was planning to head to Sammamish with my Dad, but he couldn't make it. Decided to hit nearby Lake Sawyer instead. I ...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 6/3/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/3/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished solo this afternoon/evening from 130 pm till about 7pm. Lake was pretty quite, but fishing wasnt all that hot for me. Most of my bites were 20-30ft down on the downrigger, small hoochies beh...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 5/30/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/29/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Memorial day weekend probably wasn't the best time to go fish sammamish for cutts, but my wife and kids wanted to go out in the boat on Saturday the 27th. I decided to wait till afternoon to go, wh...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 5/26/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/25/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Fished sawyer again for a few hours, 9-noon. My dad and I targeted groups of fish with our dodgers, attractors and various lures/ wedding rings on top and up to 20 ft down on the downrigger. The sma...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 5/19/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went back tonight, checked my crawfish pots, (no luck) and moved the 2 pots to an area that a lake front home owner suggested. Deeper this time, 25 and 18 feet. Did a little more trolling around, ...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 5/17/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/18/2017
Hot Spots: 3
I'm absolutely determined to find another Kokanee fix near home, and this lake is heavily stocked with Kokanee fry every year. For some reason though, it's trout stocking was majorly reduced this ye...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 5/17/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/17/2017
Hot Spots: 2
Fished 6 to 8 pm with my 9 and 13 year old daughters. Similar results as last night, but oddly the plentiful little cutthroats were no where to be found tonight. We headed straight towards the waypo...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 5/15/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/14/2017
Hot Spots: 0
The target was Kokanee, but the catch was red hot for rainbows. Started about 6pm. I saw many schools on the finder, all over the lake. Near the red airplane, there were a few distinctly different...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 3/29/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/25/2017
Hot Spots: 1
My daughter and I took an impromptu trip lake morton, after reading about the recent trout stocking. It's a smallish lake, with approx 30 ft of depth. Launch and retrieval of larger craft is always ...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 3/20/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/18/2017
Hot Spots: 0
8000 small rainbows were recently released in the lake. But, the surface temp was still 42 - 45. Although I'm sure the constant rain had something to do with that, I was pretty sure were not going t...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 1/11/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/11/2017
Hot Spots: 2
I've been wanting to get back to the lake since last week (mon. the 2nd), when I got skunked by myself on my first trip ever to Lake Samamish. (didn't bother to post my skunk report after reading the...
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By: Sideburns
Posted: 12/5/2016
Species: Squid
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/4/2016
Hot Spots: 1
I put in a lot of hours to get my 8 pounds of squid last night/morning at Redondo, 3-7 am. Every time I started to pack up, everyone started reeling in Jumbo's. The biggest school with the biggest s...
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