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Posted: 9/24/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Took my new pedal drive kayak out for a spin on my local lake. Fall is rolling in hard on the Okanogan and I suspect the trout would be eager to feed. My suspicions were confirmed and I caught numerou...
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Posted: 9/4/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Whitestone Lake is one of the few lakes in my region exclusively managed for warmwater species, primarily Largemouth Bass. Many of my customers and myself had noted that the lake wasn't producing the ...
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Posted: 8/18/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I hadn't heard any recent Kokanee reports as most regional anglers have been keyed in on Upper Columbia Kings. I decided to hit Conconully Reservoir. The lake is down considerably but its still very p...
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Posted: 8/6/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Opening day of the Brewster pool salmon fishery was without a doubt some of the best King Salmon fishing I've ever experienced. Less than two minutes into dropping my gear down I had hookup with my fi...
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Posted: 7/2/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Never fished this lake but always wanted. Had a little brisk morning breeze to kick off the day but that soon settled down. This lake it turns out is absolutely loaded with 10-12" Kokanee. They may no...
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Posted: 6/12/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I had heard a sprinkling of reports of giant Kokanee once again appearing in Wallowa Lake. This lake produced the world record fish over 9 lbs about a decade ago but the fishery declined soon after wi...
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Posted: 6/4/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent a beautiful morning fishing at Alta Lake with my wife. The lake was very busy with over 8 powerboats and half dozen kayak anglers but we still found ample space to fish. Only two boats were fish...
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Posted: 5/8/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I've always focused on the upper lake so I decided to give the lower reservoir a shot. This was a great decision as instead of scratching out a few big Kokanee I managed a full limit with a couple sol...
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Posted: 3/21/2019
Species: Burbot
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time ice fishing this lake for Burbot. My general impression of burbot fishing is that it is very hit or miss. I drilled a line of holes from 30' to 15' and started in deep water working shallow...
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Posted: 3/12/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Since returning from a month of fishing in Tasmania its been hard to get motivated to get out on the ice. When I left in January I was certain I would be open water fishing upon my return but Mother N...
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Posted: 1/30/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We have been having some beautiful bluebird winter days over here so I took the opportunity to spend a couple hours tossing spoons for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. As usual I wasn't disappointed and once...
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Posted: 1/22/2019
Species: Crappie
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the morning ice fishing Leader Lake. Ice was 7" thick. Right away I found three Crappie but after that Perch and Bluegill dominated the catch. I probably caught 30+ Bluegill but turned all t...
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Posted: 1/4/2019
Species: Brown Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I am blown away by the lack of snow in the Chelan area this past year. With that I dragged my sled loaded with ice fishing tackle up to Antilon Lake and found 4-5" of good ice. The morning bite was do...
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Posted: 12/26/2018
Species: Crappie
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Ventured up to Patterson Lake from some Christmas eve ice fishing. The goal was to find some crappie thru the ice and the lake didn't disappoint. The crappie bite was consistent for the first few hour...
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Posted: 12/3/2018
Species: Brook Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I've been having a grand time early ice fishing small mountain lakes for Brook Trout this past few weeks. Normally many of these lakes are challenging to reach but a paucity of snowfall has made them ...
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Posted: 10/13/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to try fishing the "humps" on the south end of the lake on Friday. I've never fished the area before but had heard it can hold walleye. Long story short 4 hours of trolling produced zero fis...
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Posted: 8/10/2018
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/9/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Alta Lake probably ranks among Washington state's most beautiful Largemouth Bass fisheries. On what was expected to be the hottest day of the year I squeezed in a few hours of bass fishing in the ear...
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Posted: 8/2/2018
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Was getting tired of Sockeye and Kokanee and needed to add some variety to the freezer. Slept in and lazily got to the lake around 8 AM. Quickly found very large schools of perch in 15-30' of water. I...
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Posted: 7/22/2018
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
After returning from ICAST I was eager to fish the Brewster pool although a bit bummed to miss out on any opportunity for King Salmon. However, the willingness of Sockeye Salmon to take gear and they ...
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Posted: 2/2/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Checked out Davis Lake for some ice fishing. It didn't take long to find fish! Had a constant stream of fish on the fishfinder and was able to quickly convert 5 fish in about an hour of fishing. I too...
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Posted: 1/27/2018
Species: Brook Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/25/2018
Hot Spots: 1
I am always amazed at the endless variety of ways different cultures catch fish across the globe. In part I believe I enjoy fishing because it allows me to have some commonality with people across the...
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Posted: 1/18/2018
Species: Brook Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had been waiting all winter to get on some big Brookies thru the ice and this lake did not disappoint. The ice was in fantastic shape with 8" of good ice and mostly frozen slush on top. I struggled ...
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Posted: 1/11/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/10/2018
Hot Spots: 1
There are few fish I love more than Kokanee. While I enjoyed great success targeting these fish on Lake Chelan into November conditions were simply too dangerous to kayak fish them in December. I've b...
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Posted: 1/3/2018
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
In the early 2010's Yellow Perch were first detected in Curlew Lake. Since then their population has exploded. Unlike a number of our other perch fisheries these fish maintain a large average size and...
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Posted: 12/28/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I've been eagerly awaiting this year's ice season. A small warm spell in November set back the season but it is finally underway. Decided to hit my local Rainbow Trout lake for this year's first ice f...
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