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Posted: 7/3/2020
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/3/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Decided to escape the insanity that is the 4th of July weekend by doing an overnight camping trip to Tiffany Lake. The road up to Tiffany Springs campground is absolutely gnarly in places especially t...
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Posted: 7/1/2020
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/22/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hiked into the backcountry of the Methow for my first alpine trout fishing trek of the year. It was a doozy of a trail without much shade due to fires but the reward was worth it. I was greeted with a...
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Posted: 6/26/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/15/2020
Hot Spots: 0
First time hitting Spectacle this year. Found a consistent bite at between 20-30' deep. Several age classes of fish present including a few bigger 15"+ hanging around. Right down the middle of the lak...
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Posted: 6/19/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/9/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Had to go back for some more monster Kokanee action. Water temps were in the mid-50's and air temps not much warmer. Such a strange Juneuary we are having. Fish were still feeding on the surface. Pink...
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Posted: 6/17/2020
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/10/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I always carve out a day to make a trip up to Fish Lake mid-June. Its my last chance at a pre-spawn/spawn bite which I completely missed out on this year in the lowlands due to Covid closures. As usua...
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Posted: 6/13/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I had a few days of slow fishing before I finally stumbled on to the big Kokanee at Lake Roosevelt. The fish are feeding near the surface and I did best with silver moon jelly arrow flash dodgers with...
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Posted: 6/10/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/2/2020
Hot Spots: 0
For several years Alta was consistently producing Kokanee but the past few years it has been tough going. For reasons unknown the Kokanee planted by WDFW didn't take. I went back this year hoping for ...
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Posted: 6/5/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/29/2020
Hot Spots: 0
With water temps climbing into the 60's it was time to start hitting the post-spawn Walleye bite at Banks Lake. The lake was very busy with 20+ boat fishing around Steamboat. I started off trolling in...
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Posted: 5/27/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/26/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived just at sunrise to find no surface activity. Decided to start on the edge of the weedbeds and in the first couple minutes hooked. Action was consistent all morning on a blob flies and dropper ...
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Posted: 5/20/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/18/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I hadn't been out to Chelan since fishing reopened and as expected the fishing was fantastic. I focused in an area off Wapato Point and though it took me longer than normal to find a school once I did...
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Posted: 5/10/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/8/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Always loved this lake. The scenery alone is hard to beat and the Kokanee fishing is always consistent. It didn't take long to locate many schools of Kokanee holding at around 35' deep. I did a little...
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Posted: 3/20/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hiked the 3 miles into this beautiful little canyon country lake. Bank access was limited but we found an abundance of hungry Rainbow Trout. Our later arrival seemed timed well with afternoon bug hatc...
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Posted: 3/18/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/17/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The ice is still nearly 2' thick on Bonaparte Lake. Decided to take advantage of the spring like weather to do some ice fishing for Kokanee. I headed straight out from the resort and drilled several t...
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Posted: 2/19/2020
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/18/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Arrived mid-morning and drilled my first hole. It didn't take long to locate several nice schools of perch in 30' of water. Using an olive gil-getter jig tipped with nightcrawler I quickly got a consi...
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Posted: 2/16/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/14/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The freeze thaw cycle has firmed up the ice on a number of small lakes in Okanogan county making walking on the ice much easier. Went out to Rat in search of Rainbow Trout sans a fishfinder. It took 1...
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Posted: 2/13/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/7/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Took my wife out for some late winter Walleye. Air and water temps were in the mid-30's. The bite was consistent but far from red hot. Flows and water levels in Rufus Woods have been particularly erra...
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Posted: 2/9/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/6/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The warm up and refreeze helped to solidify the slush on the area lakes making travel much easier. I decided to break out my Korean gyeonji sticks and target some Rainbows on this selective gear rules...
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Posted: 1/14/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/12/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Winter finally arrived in north-central Washington! I decided to fish my home lake and found 4" of good quality ice. Since the state did away with the split season on this lake it hardly sees any fish...
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Posted: 12/30/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/27/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Among my favorite ice fisheries in the state. We wandered up to Curlew Lake for some ice perch fishing at the state's premier Yellow Perch ice fishery and it did not disappoint. It didn't take long to...
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Posted: 11/25/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day started off well with a couple hits and one fish in the kayak on a blade bait in the first half hour but then slowed considerably over the next few hours. I scratched out a couple fish primarily o...
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Posted: 11/15/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
It is rare that we get the opportunity to target Coho Salmon on the eastside of the Cascades so we wanted to take advantage and try our luck at targeting these up-river Coho. You can't even buy twitch...
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Posted: 11/3/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I always look forward to fishing Omak Lake in the fall. Once we get the first cold snap of the season the fish move into the shallows and can be caught in the upper 20' of the water column. I typicall...
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Posted: 10/18/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/17/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The forecast turned out to be wrong and despite warnings of wind and rain sunshine and a mirror like lake prevailed. I took advantage of this beautiful fall day to target some Rainbow Trout in this ul...
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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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