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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: JediMbs
Posted: 4/9/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/6/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Logged another trip below Keller. Got on the water as the sun was coming up and had a good bite for a few hours then the fish got flighty and it took a lot of finesse to entice any bites. Had a limit...
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By: walleyemark
Posted: 4/11/2021
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/11/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Mike and I went out with Glenn on a very cold morning; we were chipping ice out of our rod guides till 0900. We went up the Arm and fished the same areas as last Saturday. We drifted with the current ...
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By: Noskills72
Posted: 4/10/2021
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/10/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Banks for the first time, this weekend, out of all weekends. Friday was windy, but got b.o.w for a few hours. No luck. Saturday was nuts! 30+ gusts, so searched up and down, for shore fishing...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/12/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/11/2021
Hot Spots: 1
Goodwin used to get planted with 5k rainbows in December/January, 20-30k each of cutthroat and rainbow fry June - October, and another plant of 18k rainbows in October. For some reason about 3 years a...
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By: walleyemark
Posted: 4/17/2021
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/17/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Another day of walleye fishing on the Arm with Glenn. We launched out of Porcupine Bay at 0530 and headed upriver. We hit a couple of our favorite spots and had a 32 fish limit by 1100. All were cau...
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By: uplandsandpiper
Posted: 4/13/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/11/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Spectacles has been fishing solid for Kokanee but you have to cover water to find the schools. Once you find the school don't leave them. There is an abundance of trout feeding in the upper 10' of the...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Ten Kokanee Lakes You Should Fish
Ten Kokanee Lakes You Should Fish
Author: Michael Carey
Posted: 4/12/2021
Kokanee angling has been in a renaissance for several years now. Once a fishery relegated to a cadre of select anglers in the know, kokanee fishing has exploded on the scene the past few years. A growing following of enthusiasts have discovered that kokanee are a worthy adversary. They are delicious and provide the angler with a plethora of techniques to learn and fine tune their skills on. The ge...
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Best Opening Day Lakes East of the Cascades
Best Opening Day Lakes East of the Cascades
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 4/11/2021
Wondering where to go for the Lowland Lakes Trout Opener on April 24th? There wasn’t an opening day last year thanks to the six-week spring fishing closure imposed by Washington State at the start of the Covid pandemic. However, we can get some pretty good ideas of where to go by looking at the top lakes from the 2019 lowland lakes opener. All of the lakes mentioned are east of the Cascade Crest...
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Key Tactics for Early Spring Bass
Key Tactics for Early Spring Bass
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 4/11/2021
Rule # 1 The key for spring bass fishing, (whether it be Largemouth or Smallmouth you’re after), is the water temperature. If the temps are below 40 you might as well stay home, because it’s going to be a very long row to hoe. Once the water hits 45 deg. you can start catching a few fish, at 50 deg. you can start having some pretty good days, and when the water temps hit 55 is on like donkey-kong....
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10 Western Washington Opening Day Lakes
10 Western Washington Opening Day Lakes
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 4/11/2021
Opening day of fishing is nearly upon us at last. Many of us grew up fishing for stocked rainbow trout, so there is always a certain nostalgia associated with that day. Rainbows are one of my favorite fish to catch, since they are delicious on the smoker and put up a surprisingly good fight on ultralight tackle. Opening day is fun for the entire family! There are two main ways to catch recentl...
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