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Posted: 9/29/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/26/2020
Hot Spots: 1
A bittersweet weekend, my last shot at coho in Puget Sound this year, but also a super fun Saturday and Sunday with two great groups of anglers. Saturday Rob Holman and I hosted the winners of our ...
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Posted: 9/27/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/27/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Day Two of my last weekend of coho fishing for this year and out with another cool group of guys. Rob from NWFR, his brother Ron, Ryan from Skiprock Distillery, and his friend Dan from Bickford Ford. ...
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Posted: 9/22/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/20/2020
Hot Spots: 0
JoAnn and I went out from Edmonds, fished the Oil Docks for a couple hours and then shot over to the west side of Possession Bar. Called it a morning at 1115am, no bites, a couple shakers. Saw no nets...
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Posted: 9/17/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/16/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Got to hit the Lake WA coho opener with my wife JoAnn. I would have preferred the morning but hey ya gotta work, just thankful to get a few hours on the water. We launched out of the tiny boat ramp...
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Posted: 9/14/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/13/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Ah, the weekend! It means just one thing, fishing (well, after spending Saturday getting my chores done, lol). I met up with friends Robbie and Mark and we launched out of Edmonds, gear in the water b...
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Posted: 9/6/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/6/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Sometimes fishing will just make you scratch your head and wonder… Five trips averaging a fish a trip I figure the coho were not quite in. I didn’t have high expectations for this day, fishing with...
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Posted: 9/2/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/2/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for a couple trips over the past week with friends and family. We've been fishing area 9 and 10, hitting the oil docks, off Edmonds, and out to Possession Bar. I've seen some nice fish...
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Posted: 8/13/2020
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/8/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This year we’ve gotten a sockeye season on both Lake Wenatchee and Brewster. Today I got to fish with Shane Moon of Moon’s Guide Service on Lake Wenatchee. We met at 4:30am and I was surprised to ...
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Posted: 7/25/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
A weekend of chasing solvers on Riffe ended up being a trout-fest. Whatever we threw and whatever depth it seemed there was a trout to intercept it. Since we were using bait we ended up keeping 15 tro...
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Posted: 7/19/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This is a tale of two reports... Day One - fished with my wife JoAnn and dogs for kokanee. Using techniques that had prior got us 5 beautiful kokanee, this time we came up empty. One bite and the ...
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Posted: 7/12/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/12/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for Saturday and Sunday fishing Area 10 for resident coho. It was my wife JoAnn and I each day, and Saturday my son James joined us. There are reports…there are pictures… and in my h...
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Posted: 7/5/2020
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/1/2020
Hot Spots: 0
An Epic Trip with no fish... My son James and I decided to do an overnight trip to fish Area 7 chinook opener. We drove to Cornet Bay and moored on one of the state park floating docks. That in its...
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Posted: 7/5/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The last day of a week off from work. No trip to Vancouver Island this year D/T covid but I did get to go on a lot of local fishing adventures thanks to my wife being so understanding! Today I went...
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Posted: 7/4/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/3/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Shout out to NWFR member Salmonbarry for sharing some on the water tips and motivation to give Lake Washington a try for kokanee. After a 60+ mile day fishing the San Juans I needed something a little...
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Posted: 6/30/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/28/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hoping for a repeat tide change bite, my friend Robbie and I fished from 7am to 1250pm. We worked the area from Apple Cove Point to President Point. Saw a lot of boats off Jeff Head. Hardly any aroun...
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Posted: 6/27/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The weekend is here and my wife JoAnn said "let's go fishing ".sounds good to me! Cliff notes: We launched at 715am at the Edmonds sling and trolled the first 2 hours at the oil docks. Fish on ...
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Posted: 6/22/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/21/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Father’s Day weekend… work has been pretty hard and I guess it showed. JoAnn suggested I spend the weekend going fishing and I agreed that would be just the ticket! Saturday I fished with friends R...
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Posted: 5/31/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/23/2020
Hot Spots: 2
Deep Lake has been on my Bucket List as a lake I wanted to check out. JoAnn and I hit the lake on a Saturday, one other boater putting in, gave NWFR a shout out, thank you sir! Weather conditions were...
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Posted: 5/25/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/17/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Montana is known as “Big Sky” country but I think it should also be called “Big Fish” country. I got the opportunity to go fishing with my son Matthew on Nilan Reservoir in central Montana, near t...
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Posted: 12/15/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/24/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This is a late report... I got invited as a guest to fish with NWFR member rseas and his friend Ron. Ron is a "local expert" on fly fishing Lone Lake on Whidbey Island. I was excited to learn some...
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Posted: 10/23/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
NOTE - Not a fishing report! Every year I take a three day hunting trip to visit my son Matt and DIL Veronica. Matt and I go hunting pheasants with his dog, Murphy. This year was another three days...
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Posted: 10/11/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 2
Fished: 10/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This is not a fishing report! I got to go hunting with my son Matt, a bonus hunt around Great Falls before pheasant opens in a week. We loaded up Murphy, his Brittany, and went in search of quail a...
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Posted: 9/26/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing the Snake River with Snake Dancer Excursions is always a treat. Owner Gabe knows the river like the back of his hand and can practically call out the fish ahead of the cast. We met up with Gab...
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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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