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Mike Carey's Reports

Posted: 8/11/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Well Day 2 fishing with my son Matt and wife JoAnn. We launched 6am out of Edmonds sling and decided to stay close to home looking for quantity of salmon rather than a home run chinook. Lines in t...
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Posted: 8/10/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My son Matthew is visiting from Montana so we decided to get in some salmon fishing for this weekend. Coming along was my wife, JoAnn. As to the location we fished… I need to give a big shout out t...
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Posted: 8/1/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report covers 3 days of fishing the Pishkun Reservoir in central Montana, at the foothills of the Glacier National park. Amazing scenery and some incredible fish to be had! The first two days...
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Posted: 7/24/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report covers the charter portion of my recent trip to Thorne Bay, Alaska, guests of Gary and Victoria Anderson of Anderson Lodge. My previous report focused on the cool “self-guided” options tha...
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Posted: 7/23/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report spans several days of fishing the Thorn Bay area of Alaska, out of Anderson Lodge. I was joined by Rob Holman, as well as NWFR members Paul and Bruce for an Alaska filming adventure. This ...
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Posted: 7/14/2019
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
By divine good luck I manager to get a Saturday free to hit Baker lake for sockeye. Pretty excited, I was joined by Randy Rausher and we headed up Friday afternoon, leaving early enough to avoid the m...
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Posted: 7/4/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day Three Zeballos report: Our final day of fishing with Adrian of Reel Obsession Sport Fishing we targeted getting the rest of of our halibut limit and kings we didn’t get the past two days. T...
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Posted: 7/1/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day Two Zeballos report: "We can't get to the coho because of all the kings!" Well… if I thought it could get any better…I was wrong. Today was about the most amazing chinook fishing I have ever be...
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Posted: 6/30/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, the west side of Vancouver Island is experiencing some outstanding chinook fishing! Joining me at Zeballos this year for our Vancouver Island fishing adventure are Rob and Hillary Holman, and ...
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Posted: 6/22/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 2
After reading the recent reports on Lake Washington kokanee I found myself with a free weekend, no commitments, ya! On top of that, my wife JoAnn was down with doing some fishing so we looked at our ...
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Posted: 6/17/2019
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/16/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Cle Elum has my attention as a close, “go-to” destination for a shot at big lakers. I’ve caught some nice fish out of this lake and wanted to share my experiences with a couple NWFR members. So Sunday...
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Posted: 6/14/2019
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Rob Holman and I had the great good fortune of fishing with Keith Eshbaugh, owner of Dutch Fork Custom Lures. He also guides on Lake Erie and I have to say, what an amazing place to go fishing! After ...
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Posted: 6/10/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I got an amazing opportunity to go fishing for walleye in Lake Erie with Keith Eshbaugh of Dutch Fork Custom Lures. Along with me was Rob Holman of NWFR. We flew the redeye from Seattle leaving at mid...
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Posted: 5/26/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/26/2019
Hot Spots: 1
After enduring two rainy windy days down at Tillamook that included a bar closure it was a blessed relief to arrive at Ilwaco with a forecast of sunny skies and calm winds. Time to go halibut fishing!...
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Posted: 5/21/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
What a fun day fishing the Potholes! I joined NWFR Rob Holman and his friend Rob, and set off with Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures. We spent the day fishing for walleye and it was a blast! ...
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Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Flounder
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I’m always up for a new fishing adventure so when NWFR writer Hanna Pennebaker suggested showing me the Puget Sound flounder fishery around Vashon Island I was all in. We met at 7:15 AM at the Redo...
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Posted: 5/6/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/4/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I got the good fortune of fishing with Lance and Kristy Effrig of Washington Guide Services this weekend - and even beter was the destination - Stehekin! If you've never been to the very end of Lake C...
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Posted: 4/21/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/21/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Special treat today, I got to fish with a local legend, Bruce Pearson founder of the original GameFishin web site. It's been many years since I had seen him and my friend Robbie invited him to join us...
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Posted: 4/9/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/7/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I had the unique pleasure and opportunity to fish with my business partners, Rob Holman and Aaron Borg, and also Russ Elgin, owner and creator of the God’s Tooth lure which so many anglers are discove...
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Posted: 1/28/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/27/2019
Hot Spots: 1
The weather forecast said "foggy/cloudy AM with light and variable winds clearing to partly cloudy in the afternoon"... ya, right! I met up with fishing buddies Robbie and Randy R from NWFR at Newp...
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Posted: 1/14/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/13/2019
Hot Spots: 2
Seeing the recent perch reports coming out of Lake Washington, and the amazing winter weather, I had to go check out the winter perch fishery on Lake Washington. My fishing buddy Robbie joined me and ...
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Posted: 12/17/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/16/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Sometimes the best made plans still fall apart... I set up a Saturday trip with Paul Lewis of Fast Action Guide Service, Randy R, and Robbie from the site. The plan was to spend the day fishing Lak...
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Posted: 12/1/2018
Species: surf perch
Rating: 2
Fished: 11/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
This is a late report for a weekend getaway of fishing at Long Beach for red tail surf perch. JoAnn, the dogs, and I loaded up the car and hit the road - and Friday evening traffic - for a weekend ...
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Posted: 11/10/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I got to spent a rare two weekdays fishing with rseas and Scott Crawford of Chrome Inc Guide Service to film a future episode for the TV show. To say I was looking forward to it is an under-statement!...
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Posted: 10/28/2018
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/21/2018
Hot Spots: 0
*This is NOT a fishing report! I got to spend the weekend visiting my son and DIL in Great Falls, Montana for our annual three day weekend of pheasant hunting. I look forward to this trip immensely...
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