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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/16/2024
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/15/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I went to Alder lake yesterday and got on the water just before 7. I had a very hard time finding fish, probably because of the bright sun and the water is very murky. I lost a nice cutthroat at the b...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/6/2024
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/6/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I tried another "new" lake close to home today before the heat. This lake is long and skinny and has almost no shore access for the public, so I was hoping it didn't have too much pressure. This is th...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/6/2024
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/5/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I went to Steel with my girlfriend for swimming mainly. I saw some minnows, but other than not no sign of fish whatever. I fished from the dock for about and hour with no bites. Some guys in a kayak s...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/30/2024
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/29/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I did a quick road trip to the North Cascades. It's a very, long drive to this trailhead from Tacoma. Most of the fish here are small but the scenery is amazing. Also, you probably wouldn't catch many...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/22/2024
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/22/2024
Hot Spots: 0
My first trip to Tanwax this year and got there around 7. Trout were jumping but looked small and wouldn't bite. I had to work hard to find fish today and the ones I did find were small. I finally cau...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/19/2024
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/18/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I haven't fished Eastern Wa for a while and really wanted to check out this lake so I took an extra day off and drove the 4 hours. I really like this lake, it's pretty, clean, and has little coves and...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/30/2024
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/29/2024
Hot Spots: 0
This is a big, beautiful park. It's great for walking but worthless for fishing. I drug my kayak the 150 or so yards from the car and paddled all over the little lake. I only saw 2 fish jump, but I th...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/12/2024
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/11/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I'm keeping this one secret due to the fact that these fish are wild and many are concentrated in one area that easy to access currently. Anyways, this is east of the Cascade crest. I caught several n...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/2/2024
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/27/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I made a stop at Kachess last weekend on my way to the Potholes. The shoreline was free of snow, though there was some snow on the hillsides and near the road here and there. They stocked some cutthro...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 4/30/2024
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/27/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I went to Potholes this weekend, trying to repeat my success from last year, but it didn't work. Saturday evening I caught two bass, one small and one medium. Sunday I fished all morning and only hook...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 4/14/2024
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/14/2024
Hot Spots: 0
I went down to Silver lake this morning for the first time ever. I was hoping to find bass and I did find them but they wouldn't bite. I thought maybe I could catch some trout as they were supposedly ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 3/17/2024
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/17/2024
Hot Spots: 0
With the sunny spring weather I tried an early fishing trip. I went to Black lake this morning, the north end. I have a new fishing thermometer but it's in celsius for some reason. Anyways google says...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 11/5/2023
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/4/2023
Hot Spots: 0
I got to the lake very late in the day after hiking and driving all over the hood canal area. I got on the water about 4 and it was windy and stormy looking. After so much rain I thought this might be...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 10/21/2023
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/21/2023
Hot Spots: 0
The bite is on at Riffle lake. I went to the fishing area at the dam this time and wasn't sure what to expect. It isn't set up for boats, I had to lug my kayak down about 150 yards of rocky, loose, ba...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 10/1/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/30/2023
Hot Spots: 0
The bite is on right now at Diablo! I didn't get there until 9 because there were tons of slow bastards on the country roads yesterday morning. As soon as I got on the water I was seeing fish feeding ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 9/23/2023
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/23/2023
Hot Spots: 0
This was the worst day of great fishing ever. Everything went wrong that could including finding access areas all locked, falling off the bank with the kayak and with lots of mud, lost all my best lur...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 9/9/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/9/2023
Hot Spots: 0
FYI- the ramp at the far boat launch is closed, but you can still park and launch kayaks. This is my first time seriously fishing this lake. It took my quite a while to find some fish, about a mile fr...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 9/3/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/2/2023
Hot Spots: 0
FYI- Keechelus boat launch road is closed. So then I went to Kachess. I have never caught fish in this lake and never seen a fish in there until yesterday. I saw several fish jumping this morning, mos...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 8/27/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/27/2023
Hot Spots: 0
I went down to Black lake this morning. Trying for trout, at this time last year I saw plenty of trout jumping in the morning including some whoppers. Today I only saw one or two fish take bugs the wh...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/30/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/30/2023
Hot Spots: 0
This lake severely needs some stocking. They should put some cutthroat in here, it's perfect habitat for them. Anyways I fished an hour Saturday night in the wind and then 4 hours or so this morning. ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/23/2023
Species: Perch
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/23/2023
Hot Spots: 0
I went to lake Washington this morning to see what I could find dropshotting. This is the first time I caught fish in this lake since I was a teenager. I didn't find a huge number of fish or anything ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/9/2023
Species: Perch
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/9/2023
Hot Spots: 0
I went out to Tanwax today and found some fish but it was hard work. There are a lot of people there right now, congested boat ramp. I caught one crappie, one perch, and 3 or 4 pumpkinseeds, my first...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/4/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/4/2023
Hot Spots: 0
So I went hiking today to some lakes, but didn't have luck at the lake I fished. Then I fished a pond that was in the area and though it didn't have a lot of fish, they were pretty big and fought hard...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/2/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/24/2023
Hot Spots: 0
So I tried to go fishing at Lawrence, but I couldn't find any public access. I tried driving east to Kapowsin and found this lake instead. It's a pretty little lake with lots of parks on it that seem ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/17/2023
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/17/2023
Hot Spots: 0
First time at this lake today. Usually you have to get away from the launch to find fish, but I barely saw any in this lake until someone told me trout were right in front of the launch. It appears t...
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