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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: Mike Carey
Posted: 6/27/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The weekend is here and my wife JoAnn said "let's go fishing ".sounds good to me! Cliff notes: We launched at 715am at the Edmonds sling and trolled the first 2 hours at the oil docks. Fish on ...
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By: walleyemark
Posted: 6/20/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Decided to try trolling cranks above buoy 5 in the main river channel. Launched out of Porky solo, couldn't find anyone to go with me, and headed up river. This time of year the craw-fish are shedding...
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By: uplandsandpiper
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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By: nerka nailer
Posted: 6/23/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I took my good friend out for his first trip to Riffe lake. We arrived to the lake about 9 in the morning, there were rain clouds coming but the lake was as smooth as glass when we arrived. We found a...
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By: salmonbarry
Posted: 6/21/2020
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/21/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Happy Fathers day all you fathers and grand dads! So I was supposed to go out yesterday with some guys from our church but that 4 letter word got in the way again- but can't complain as I still have ...
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By: Mike Carey
Posted: 6/22/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/21/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Father’s Day weekend… work has been pretty hard and I guess it showed. JoAnn suggested I spend the weekend going fishing and I agreed that would be just the ticket! Saturday I fished with friends R...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Outdoors Round Up!
Outdoors Round Up!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/19/2020
TOO MANY HIKERS – Robin DeMario with the Okanogan -Wenatchee National Forest sounded the alarm recently about crowded conditions on 8-Mile Road south of Leavenworth. This road starts leads to two popular trailheads for 8-Mile Lake and to Stuart and Colchuck Lakes. The latter trailhead is a favored pathway into the Enchantments. Earlier this month video was released showing vehicles parked on ...
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Oh Shad!
Oh Shad!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/12/2020
Not to be confused with an oft-uttered curse phrase, “Oh shad! “is something you may hear an angler say repeatedly as they hook into these fish in quick fashion this month in the Columbia River Gorge. The American shad isn’t native to the Pacific Northwest. It is an Atlantic Ocean fish that spawns in several rivers along the east coast and was an important food fish for Americans in the 18th a...
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Tournament Bass Fishing
Tournament Bass Fishing
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 6/7/2020
My fishing partner, Rusty Johnston, and I always considered ourselves to be very good bass anglers. At least, we did until we decided to dip our toes into the world of tournament fishing. Every September there is an event at Potholes Reservoir called the “Old Fart’s Bass Tournament” where at least one of the two anglers in the boat has to be over 40 years old. The rules are simple. Fish for ...
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Fishing Herring for Salmon
Fishing Herring for Salmon
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 6/7/2020
When the sonar shows a large blob on the screen with a few arches underneath your about to get bit, as long as you are using the right bait. If it is a herring ball and Chinook are the arches then you better have a proper sized, cured and cut-plug herring rigged up. Herring are a staple for most salmon species as they feed in the ocean, sounds, and bays and anglers know that it’s hard to beat a go...
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