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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: buc
Posted: 11/27/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Eyes to be had >;*> 40-60' on flats w/ jigs ....
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By: uplandsandpiper
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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By: walleyemark
Posted: 11/25/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/23/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Took my buddy Ken out for a little walleye fishing on the Arm. Finally, somebody caught more burbot than I did. Ken caught 4 and I caught 2; although I do still have a 50 burbot lead over all of my fi...
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By: jchennesc
Posted: 12/4/2019
Species: Chum Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Making up for some lost fishing time i have been getting out almost every morning before work for a couple hours and have been doing great. I have mainly been fishing up high but have been pleased wit...
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By: kokocrazy83
Posted: 12/4/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at Keller around 8:15 on Monday. It was a chilly and the fog was hanging on the tops of the hills. A perfect day for fishing. We started trolling along the cliffs directly across for the laun...
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By: Toni
Posted: 12/2/2019
Species: Squid
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My son got to the dock almost an hour before I did. I got there about 10:30am. I arrived the same time as John Knudsen did. I had let him know that we were going to be there. Walked out on the dock an...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
The Squiding Agenda
The Squiding Agenda
Author: Fix.com
Posted: 12/9/2019
Catching squid is one of my favorite forms of light-tackle saltwater fishing. It presents a unique challenge involving cool and different gear, plus the results are delicious and fun. Though a boat will often dominate the photographs you see of squid anglers, you can have just as much fun catching them from the shore. The following article will cover some basic techniques for catching squid, the r...
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Carp Fishing
Carp Fishing
Author: Sean for OnTrackFsihing.com
Posted: 12/9/2019
New to carp fishing? Don’t worry! This fish is not one of the most difficult in the world to catch, and with a little bit of practice and time, you’ll be handling these fish like a seasoned professional. This guide to carp fishing for beginners can help you get started. Know Your Fish The carp is one of the most exciting - yet also one of the most frustrating! - fish species to go after...
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Fall and Winter Whitefish
Fall and Winter Whitefish
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 12/9/2019
Call them the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the Pacific Northwest. The whitefish, whether it be the mountain whitefish found in streams or the lake whitefish found in Eastern Washington reservoirs and the Columbia River, are fish that like Rodney, “Don’t get no respect”. It’s a shame, because in the steelhead-salmon-trout centric state of Washington, we are overlooking a fine gamefish that tastes good...
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Guide to Drift Boats
Guide to Drift Boats
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 12/9/2019
It is hard to beat a slow float down a northwest river and the drift boat is one of the best ways to get down the waterways where we like to fish. From low water summertime steelhead, Fall Chinook and Coho to winter run steelies, the drift boat is as about as versatile as the fish we seek. Keep in mind there are several factors when it comes to rowing a drift boat. When you decide to buy one you n...
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