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Mike Carey's Reports

Posted: 5/21/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a fun day fishing the Potholes! I joined NWFR Rob Holman and his friend Rob, and set off with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures. We spent the day fishing for walleye and it was a blast! ...
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Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Flounder
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I’m always up for a new fishing adventure so when NWFR writer Hanna Pennebaker suggested showing me the Puget Sound flounder fishery around Vashon Island I was all in. We met at 7:15 AM at the Redo...
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Posted: 5/6/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/4/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I got the good fortune of fishing with Lance and Kristy Effrig of Washington Guide Services this weekend - and even beter was the destination - Stehekin! If you've never been to the very end of Lake C...
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Posted: 4/21/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/21/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Special treat today, I got to fish with a local legend, Bruce Pearson founder of the original GameFishin web site. It's been many years since I had seen him and my friend Robbie invited him to join us...
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Posted: 4/9/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/7/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I had the unique pleasure and opportunity to fish with my business partners, Rob Holman and Aaron Borg, and also Russ Elgin, owner and creator of the God’s Tooth lure which so many anglers are discove...
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Posted: 1/28/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/27/2019
Hot Spots: 1
The weather forecast said "foggy/cloudy AM with light and variable winds clearing to partly cloudy in the afternoon"... ya, right! I met up with fishing buddies Robbie and Randy R from NWFR at Newp...
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Posted: 1/14/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/13/2019
Hot Spots: 2
Seeing the recent perch reports coming out of Lake Washington, and the amazing winter weather, I had to go check out the winter perch fishery on Lake Washington. My fishing buddy Robbie joined me and ...
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Posted: 12/17/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/16/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Sometimes the best made plans still fall apart... I set up a Saturday trip with Paul Lewis of Fast Action Guide Service, Randy R, and Robbie from the site. The plan was to spend the day fishing Lak...
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Posted: 12/1/2018
Species: surf perch
Rating: 2
Fished: 11/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
This is a late report for a weekend getaway of fishing at Long Beach for red tail surf perch. JoAnn, the dogs, and I loaded up the car and hit the road - and Friday evening traffic - for a weekend ...
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Posted: 11/10/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I got to spent a rare two weekdays fishing with rseas and Scott Crawford of Chrome Inc Guide Service to film a future episode for the TV show. To say I was looking forward to it is an under-statement!...
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Posted: 10/28/2018
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/21/2018
Hot Spots: 0
*This is NOT a fishing report! I got to spend the weekend visiting my son and DIL in Great Falls, Montana for our annual three day weekend of pheasant hunting. I look forward to this trip immensely...
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Posted: 10/10/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
This was a tough coho season, at least for me. I had some success but also some tough days, not at all like the easy limits of last year. Last trip out with my friend and NWFR camera guy Robbie. We...
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Posted: 10/3/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
JoAnn and I hit Lake Washington for a shot at some coho. We launch at crack o dawn and ran across the lake to fish the Kirkland slot and off Yarrow Point. Not a lot of fish marks in the slot but Yarro...
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Posted: 9/29/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/29/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well we got a big piece of humble pie going 0 for 0 today. JoAnn and I launched from Edmonds and started right off the bat with a 15" resident coho caught on a gold Artic Fox trolling fly at 45 feet. ...
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Posted: 9/24/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/23/2018
Hot Spots: 0
It's hard to give this report a fair rating as we only got to fish for a little over an hour. JoAnn and I launched out of Magnusen Park and ran over to fish the Kirkland location. There were around...
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Posted: 9/19/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/16/2018
Hot Spots: 1
I got to host CJ and Janice Kogler of the Facebook Group Hard Core Salmon Fishing for a weekend of fishing. This is a report on our Sunday trip. We met at 7am at the Edmonds sling. Helping out toda...
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Posted: 9/15/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/15/2018
Hot Spots: 2
Another weekend in September, must be Puget Sound Coho Fishing! Robbie and I joined new Canadian friends CJ and Janice Kogler, Admin of the Facebook fishing group page, Hard Core Salmon Fishing. Wi...
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Posted: 9/10/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/9/2018
Hot Spots: 2
Our last day of a four day "weekend". JoAnn and I hit the waters off of Edmonds in search of more coho. Conditions: partly cloudy, 60s, winds out of the south 10mph, LT at 11am. The first fish...
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Posted: 9/8/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Tougher morning than I expected... Caught our first fish at 7:40, 70 ft on the wire, purple hoochie heading into the tide (south). 8:10 another one at 45 ft on the wire, army truck hoochie, with the ...
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Posted: 9/7/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/6/2018
Hot Spots: 1
A brief report on Area 10. JoAnn and I decided this year since our first weekend of fishing out of Edmonds coincided with the derby that we would moor our boat for the weekend. We arrived and got a sl...
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Posted: 9/7/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/7/2018
Hot Spots: 1
What do you tell your friend if you're fishing and they get sick and throw up? "Suck it up, there's fish to be caught!" What do you tell your dog? "Darn Rudy, let's get you in to shore right away." ...
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Posted: 9/6/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/2/2018
Hot Spots: 3
Billy Clapp has been on my Bucket List for a while now. The potential of 20” kokanee (past performance does not equal present reality) had me salivating. Throw in walleye and bass and I was more than ...
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Posted: 8/14/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The original plan was to fish lake Roesiger however, when JoAnn and I arrived we found the lake down about a foot and after givign it some thought I decided to pass tring to launch my 20 foot Thunderj...
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Posted: 8/6/2018
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/4/2018
Hot Spots: 2
Had an opportunity open up to fish Baker lake for the weekend and was able to have NWFR web guru Aaron Borg join me for a boat-camping-fishing outing. We met Friday evening and put the boat in the ...
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Posted: 7/31/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/28/2018
Hot Spots: 0
My son James and I hit the road Friday as soon as I got home. Our plan was to drive to Rimrock lake, put the boat in the water and anchor up to a nice peaceful sunset, then go out in the morning and s...
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