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Mike Carey's Reports

Posted: 9/18/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
One chance to get out and fish Lake Washington, happened to be on the opener, in the evening. My wife JoAnn and I launched at Magnusen and had gear down by 3:45. We ran a magnum plug in chartreuse on ...
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Posted: 9/15/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
More Whidbey Island shore fishing adventures! JoAnn and I drove up to the Anacortes Farmer's Market and enjoyed some great food and craft items, then after lunch headed down to Lagoon Point to che...
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Posted: 9/2/2019
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
JoAnn, Diesel, and I did a repeat day trip on Whidbey island. Went to Coupeville for the farmers market and lunch. Great lunch looking out over the bay, super low tide. Then we drove down to Bush P...
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Posted: 8/25/2019
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/24/2019
Hot Spots: 1
My wife JoAnn, and our dog Diesel spent a pleasant day touring Whidbey Island. In the morning we went to a farmers market, then to Greenbank Farm for lunch and some shopping. The afternoon high tide w...
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Posted: 8/24/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My wife JoAnn and I with our dog Diesel got to spend a relaxing weekend at Liar's Cove. The weather was perfect and the resort was peaceful and quiet. Both the lower and upper lakes are down this y...
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Posted: 8/11/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Well Day 2 fishing with my son Matt and wife JoAnn. We launched 6am out of Edmonds sling and decided to stay close to home looking for quantity of salmon rather than a home run chinook. Lines in t...
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Posted: 8/10/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My son Matthew is visiting from Montana so we decided to get in some salmon fishing for this weekend. Coming along was my wife, JoAnn. As to the location we fished… I need to give a big shout out t...
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Posted: 8/1/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report covers 3 days of fishing the Pishkun Reservoir in central Montana, at the foothills of the Glacier National park. Amazing scenery and some incredible fish to be had! The first two days...
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Posted: 7/24/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report covers the charter portion of my recent trip to Thorne Bay, Alaska, guests of Gary and Victoria Anderson of Anderson Lodge. My previous report focused on the cool “self-guided” options tha...
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Posted: 7/23/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report spans several days of fishing the Thorn Bay area of Alaska, out of Anderson Lodge. I was joined by Rob Holman, as well as NWFR members Paul and Bruce for an Alaska filming adventure. This ...
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Posted: 7/14/2019
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
By divine good luck I manager to get a Saturday free to hit Baker lake for sockeye. Pretty excited, I was joined by Randy Rausher and we headed up Friday afternoon, leaving early enough to avoid the m...
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Posted: 7/4/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day Three Zeballos report: Our final day of fishing with Adrian of Reel Obsession Sport Fishing we targeted getting the rest of of our halibut limit and kings we didn’t get the past two days. T...
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Posted: 7/1/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day Two Zeballos report: "We can't get to the coho because of all the kings!" Well… if I thought it could get any better…I was wrong. Today was about the most amazing chinook fishing I have ever be...
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Posted: 6/30/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, the west side of Vancouver Island is experiencing some outstanding chinook fishing! Joining me at Zeballos this year for our Vancouver Island fishing adventure are Rob and Hillary Holman, and ...
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Posted: 6/22/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 2
After reading the recent reports on Lake Washington kokanee I found myself with a free weekend, no commitments, ya! On top of that, my wife JoAnn was down with doing some fishing so we looked at our ...
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Posted: 6/17/2019
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/16/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Cle Elum has my attention as a close, “go-to” destination for a shot at big lakers. I’ve caught some nice fish out of this lake and wanted to share my experiences with a couple NWFR members. So Sunday...
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Posted: 6/14/2019
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Rob Holman and I had the great good fortune of fishing with Keith Eshbaugh, owner of Dutch Fork Custom Lures. He also guides on Lake Erie and I have to say, what an amazing place to go fishing! After ...
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Posted: 6/10/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I got an amazing opportunity to go fishing for walleye in Lake Erie with Keith Eshbaugh of Dutch Fork Custom Lures. Along with me was Rob Holman of NWFR. We flew the redeye from Seattle leaving at mid...
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Posted: 5/26/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/26/2019
Hot Spots: 1
After enduring two rainy windy days down at Tillamook that included a bar closure it was a blessed relief to arrive at Ilwaco with a forecast of sunny skies and calm winds. Time to go halibut fishing!...
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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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