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By: MGTom
Posted: 8/15/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fished out of Charbonneau Park for a couple hours with my son and granddaughter today. Went looking for those smallish ones because they provide the constant action for the little ones, Todays ticket ...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 8/7/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/7/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Set out from Lyons ferry at 8:00, targeting walleye, with no action. A little late but tried a couple hours anyway. Bottom bounced 1/2 of Mack's inventory. Worked from the grain silos to just below te...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 8/3/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Beautiful morning on the lake. Fished from 6:30 - 8:00. Although the water is a bit warm, we found the fish we caught the other day to be quite firm and tasty, so we went back for more. The largest ca...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 8/1/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Haven't been able to get out all summer, had a bad case of shingles then watched the grandkids while our newest one came into the world. Went out to the lake with my wife for a little while, what a be...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 6/19/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Went with my son, daughter in-law and grandson to fish for shad below ice harbor dam today in his new thunder jet. We caught a few, kind of slow, but as none of us had done this before we were pleased...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 6/16/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My wife and I went back to Bennington today. Fished 7:30 to 8:30 with a limit. Again fished 1/2 a crawler 5.5' deep below a slipflot. Fat 10-12" stockers, with the big ones having white meat vs the no...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 6/15/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from 7:;30 until 9:00. Caught 9 nice fat stockers 10-11". Fished 1/2 a night crawler on a size 8 baitholder hook 4' below a slip float, and lowered down to 6' by 9:30. Constant action. We were ...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 5/27/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/27/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Made the 10 minute drive from town up to the lake with my wife this morning. Fished from 9:30-12:00 and caught 5. Early was better, last 45 min slow. Some people were leaving when we got there, and ha...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 5/5/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Saw the hatchery truck head up the road Thursday so the wife and I went to see if we could get some dinner. The lake was still 5-6ft above normal elevation and quite off color due to the spring floods...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 4/1/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My wife and I went to a new to us lake today, the Quarry Pond at the two rivers recreation area. The lake is an impoundment between the railroad and the Columbia river. Access is easy to get to and yo...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 3/17/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/17/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This morning I grabbed a fly rod an headed for Big Four. Be careful on the drive up, I rolled several big rocks out of the road this morning. Donned the waders and headed down the trail (hip boots wil...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 3/16/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the first 1 1/2 up at Rainbow Lake. The lake has been reconstructed, looks amazing. Much improved shoreline access and more fishable water at the south end. Road and Parking is better and nice r...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 3/15/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/15/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Ahhhhhhh Spring!! I'd like to be chasing steelhead but with the numbers I'm leaving them alone. PLUS WDFW put the Triploids in. Spent a few hours up at Blue Lake with light wind and mild temps. The ...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 2/23/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/23/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent 3.5 hours this morning at the Wildlife area just above the mouth, without seeing a fish. Two of us drifted jigs under bobbers and did a little spin n glo plunking with a shrimp. The water is at ...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 2/2/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/2/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Spent the morning drifting bobbers with pink shrimp and yarn in various spots and depths around the mouth of the Tucannon. No action all morning except for about a 30 minute period when the sun came o...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 1/20/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I say average day but we didn't put one in the boat this trip. We brought a nice medium sized wild one to the side of the boat where it got off before we got to net it (but if it was I keeper I would ...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 1/12/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Tried something new today, went down to explore the Swegal Road area of the Walla Walla River (only 15 minutes from town). Lots of long swift gravel runs, faster than walking speed, with a few short d...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 1/5/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My son and I have gone five previous trips this fall without even a bite, Today fished same place, off the mouth of the Tucannon, and got 2 fish in an hour. I got a 8lb hen in the first 30 min, follow...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 10/7/2018
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Had another slow morning fishing on the snake but a great trip with my son. Third trip with no fish. Trolled flashers and brads for Chinook for a few hours by the hatchery, no luck. Many boats but saw...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 9/22/2018
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/21/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Trolled flashers and lures from morning until mid afternoon. Tried various depths and combinations. Caught and released one wild coho jack fishing shallow. No pic, quick safe release. Most angles stil...
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