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By: motley
Posted: 8/29/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/26/2020
Hot Spots: 0
My buddies and I made it out to Seiku for a two day trip and had a blast! Some of the fastest salmon fishing I’ve ever experienced. The heavy early morning fog held us back until noon both days. Lines...
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By: motley
Posted: 7/16/2020
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/16/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Took the family over to Orcas and spent two days trolling the west side. Day one my youngest daughter hooked into about a 5-6lb native chinook which was released from the water. My oldest daughter cau...
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By: motley
Posted: 9/4/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Sunday and Monday mornings with my brother and uncle. We fished in front of Shilshole marina both mornings and we’re off the water in a couple of hours both days! Fished 90 ft on the wire in 22...
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By: motley
Posted: 8/20/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Tough day at Shilshole today. On the water at 5:30 and released two chinook by 6:00. Fought off a couple of shakers til 11:00. Not one keeper coho. Hit all the spots and threw everything at em! Just o...
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By: motley
Posted: 7/14/2018
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Launched out of Anacortes and fished north towards Indian village. Fish started hitting around 10:00 and bite lasted til 11:30. Fished at 93ft with green flasher and green/yellow hootchie. Managed to...
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By: motley
Posted: 4/12/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/11/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Wife and I rented a house in Manson for the kids spring break. Fished just north of wapato point and caught a few kokes at 100-150ft in 250ft if water. Did manage to catch a nice 8lb Chinook on Koke g...
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By: motley
Posted: 9/13/2017
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Launched out of Shilshole and fished the bay in front of the marina. Didn't have to go far!! 7 hook ups released 5 natives and kept limit. Used the 4oz banana weight again with green flasher and pink ...
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By: motley
Posted: 9/8/2017
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Thanks to Mike Carey for the great report the other day! Took my dad out and fished between the Edmonds marina and the Oil docks. Caught three and lost three. Caught all fish on pink coyote 4.0 spoon...
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By: motley
Posted: 4/23/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Took the kids to Barker flats on Banks and the fish were hanging in 50 ft. Water temp was still chilly. Used Slow death roll rigs pink worked the best. Caught four biggest was caught by my youngest da...
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By: motley
Posted: 2/8/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went over to visit my brother in Rearden and planned a last minute trip to Spring Canyon to chase some Kokanee. We left his house at 5:00 am and it was 14 degrees with about a 10mph steady wind..........
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By: motley
Posted: 9/30/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Well so much for the current batch of fish in front of Kirkland!! Went out there and met up with four Tribal fishing trollers that had the whole front of Kirkland netted off! Watched them pull in quit...
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By: motley
Posted: 4/3/2016
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/3/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Took the kids over to Banks to get in on the walleye action at Barker flats. On the troll over there from Steam boat park my youngest daughter caught a 29 inch Burbot on a spinner off the bottom. The ...
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By: motley
Posted: 10/12/2015
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/12/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Had to try one last time for Coho! Started fishing at 7:00 in front of Hunts Point like last year and fished for an hour without a strike. Moved over to the Kirkland bay and caught a dark old humpie a...
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By: motley
Posted: 9/18/2015
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/18/2015
Hot Spots: 1
Decided to scout for silvers near Hunts point but didn't have any luck finding any yet. Didn't even graph a fish in there! My dad went with me and he ended up hooking into a nice 3lb 20'' Cutty with...
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By: motley
Posted: 8/25/2015
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/23/2015
Hot Spots: 1
Rented a house at Kingston for a couple of days. My boat was in the shop getting a new motor put on so I used my father in laws little twelve footer. I was just messing around in Apple Tree Cove in fr...
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By: motley
Posted: 3/3/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/1/2015
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for a two day trip starting the 28th of Feb. I gave this a five because I caught a pig of a native that was released unharmed. Of course I have no pictures cause my phone died on the wa...
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By: motley
Posted: 2/14/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/14/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Hadn't fished since November so my dad and I tried our luck at Beaver Lake. Lake was glass and saw only a half dozen fish rise in the couple hours we were there. We threw everything at em'. Jigs, Spoo...
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By: motley
Posted: 10/8/2014
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/6/2014
Hot Spots: 0
This report is from the 6th-8th. Took my brother, Dad and father in-law out the last three days and had a blast!! We caught seven fish and lost five! One a 19" rainbow buck on a red plug. Caught 3 of ...
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By: motley
Posted: 9/29/2014
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/28/2014
Hot Spots: 1
Decided to hit Washington for some possible coho after reading a few reports. I ended up being the guide for the day taking my dad and my uncle out in my boat. My uncle hadn't caught a fish in two yea...
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By: motley
Posted: 9/23/2014
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/20/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the Nooksack behind my wife's grandparents farm in Ferndale Sat and Sun. The two days of rain brought the river up and it was really muddy! Saw a lot of fish jumping but nothing would hit! Thre...
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By: motley
Posted: 3/19/2013
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/12/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Met my brother and my dad for our annual Steelhead trip on the Grand Ronde. The river was in much better shape this year at 2600 cfs. Last year same time it was at 9000!!! (Chocolate Milk). Well day o...
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By: motley
Posted: 6/23/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/17/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Fished south end of Mercer Island. Started at 0700Hrs and landed 3 Rainbows 12-14. Put all back in hopes for the fatty!!!. Fished three hours, 3 fish trolled '30 downriggers pop gear ring and worm. Ti...
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