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Hot Reports

Check out these most viewed reports from the last two weeks to discover new fishing destinations!
By: rmrauscher
Posted: 6/13/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/12/2019
Hot Spots: 3
First week or so of fishing for COHO in MA-10 has been fantastic! Caught some, lost some, released some. Fish are not big, generally from 2-4lbs but they put up a pretty good scrap on light tackle. Bi...
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By: DjButler
Posted: 6/20/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I would like to start by saying I was not expecting a mid day fishing trip to be this successful, let alone catching my targeted species for the first time. Majority of the time I am chasing monst...
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By: Mike Carey
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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By: uplandsandpiper
Posted: 6/12/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I had heard a sprinkling of reports of giant Kokanee once again appearing in Wallowa Lake. This lake produced the world record fish over 9 lbs about a decade ago but the fishery declined soon after wi...
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By: dharris
Posted: 6/14/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Had the extreme pleasure of introducing a couple great friends from the westside to our high quality fish in Roosevelt. We were targeting the elusive kokanee but were more than happy to bring quite a ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 6/18/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The 2019 Renton PSA Lake Washington Trout Derby has come and gone. The Renton PSA volunteers did an awesome job in assuring that this family focused event was enjoyed by all. I apologize but I lost th...
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Recent Articles

The latest and greatest articles from our Northwest Fishing Reports staff writers!
Yakima River Smallmouth Bass
Yakima River Smallmouth Bass
Author: Rob Phillips
Posted: 6/2/2019
While the king salmon is the icon of the Pacific Northwest, some anglers are not as enthralled with catching the big fish as others. In fact, some anglers would just as soon catch any variety of other types of fish, rather than spending the amount of time and money that it often times takes to catch a salmon. This spring, with the Columbia River chinook salmon runs being far below predicted ...
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Good Rain Gear Can Help You Catch The Big One
Good Rain Gear Can Help You Catch The Big One
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 6/2/2019
Many of you have seen me in my Columbia PFG red bibs and jacket rain gear. As I have gotten older, I’ve come to realize more than ever that being comfortable is the most critical factor when it comes to fishing success and generally enjoying being on the water. And when it comes down to it, isn’t the primary reason we go fishing for enjoyment? Well, being miserable is not going to help you catch m...
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In Pursuit of Trophy Pike
In Pursuit of Trophy Pike
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 6/2/2019
Pike, especially really big trophy Northern Pike, can make even the most experienced angler's heart skip a beat. And, although not common, many pike anglers are still managing to land 25 to 30 pound wall-hangers each season here in the Pac. N.W.. For the past 3 years I have targeted trophy pike and I have gotten my share of big fish, but I’m looking for those fish that are over 25 pounds, the ...
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Summer Fun at Puget Sound Saltwater Piers
Summer Fun at Puget Sound Saltwater Piers
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 6/2/2019
Too choppy to take the boat out? Want to take the kids out for a relaxing, low key adventure? Try fishing at one of the many saltwater fishing piers around Puget Sound! The summer is a prime time to bring home a tasty fish dinner for the barbeque or smoker. In the south Sound, salmon season is much longer, if not year round, for pier bound anglers. If bottom fish are your goal, there also a year r...
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Upper Columbia Guide Service
Founded and operated by Shane Magnuson, Upper Columbia Guide Service has offered outdoor enthusiast and first time anglers alike the ultimate experience since 2004. Hard work and dedication takes fishing and hunting to another level, and that is something we pride ourselves on. We provide a premier guided fishing and hunting service, and that is what makes memories! Year round opportunities depending on seasons for Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Steelhead, Walleye, Kokanee, and Lake Trout.

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