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By: Conradlam
Posted: 8/7/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/7/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Finding the Kokanee was the hardest part of our two day trip. We spent all day Friday trolling around the islands looking for schools. The Kokanee are scattered and haven’t schooled up much yet. We d...
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By: EwwWorms
Posted: 6/16/2021
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/16/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Caught this guy …. After I hooked a Cut Throat but lost him. Anyone know what it is?
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Posted: 3/2/2020
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/1/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing was good, we started in Mac alley close to 4 mile island, picked up a few there then head across towards the west shore line and picked up a few more there. We caught all of these on Mack’s l...
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By: brent338
Posted: 2/16/2020
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/13/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Took the oldtown topwater PDL kayak out to Priest Lake for it's first time, with great success. Jigging white plastics seemed to be getting bites almost instantly once it hit bottom. Fished from 8-11a...
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Posted: 8/19/2017
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/18/2017
Hot Spots: 1
We were on a family camping trip to Priest Lake and I was able to get out with my brother and my two boys for a few hours of fishing. On other trips we had targeted Smallmouth and done very well but w...
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Posted: 5/10/2017
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Took a friend out jig fishing for Mackinaw from the kayaks. We launched from Indian Creek campground and after a couple miles of paddling marked a nice pile of Mack's in 180' of water. I dropped a Shi...
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By: brent338
Posted: 5/1/2016
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Camped at priest for a couple nights, weather and near full moon conditions didnt help but managed to limit out two days, and a couple more fish on the half day of ariving and leaving.. just before ...
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Posted: 6/13/2014
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/12/2014
Hot Spots: 1
Fished on Priest Lake yesterday with my daughter Jamie Carr from Spokane. Her birthday present came a couple of day's early with pulling in a BIG Mackinaw. He spooled her out 300 feet of line on a whi...
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By: kdcottage
Posted: 6/6/2014
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/5/2014
Hot Spots: 1
I got a 2-day Idaho license and fished from the Indian Creek state campground. Using my 12' kayak, I trolled a green wedding ring tipped with a worm through the vortex formed as the creek (which is r...
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Posted: 5/21/2014
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/20/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Made my first trip of the year to Priest Lake, with my friend Glenn Charbonneau from Nine Mile Falls WA. The lake has been under going a debated netting program, by Idaho game and fish to limit the nu...
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Posted: 7/1/2012
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/28/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Caught one two pound/20" mack at 115' by 8 mile island. My fishing trip was cut short due to a inferior wal-mart deep cycle battery. Anyways, this post is more about the thorofare. My girlfriend and I...
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Posted: 6/15/2012
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/14/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Hi Fished Priest Lake in Idaho yesterday with my daughter Jamie Carr and her friend Alan Barnes from Spokane. It was Jamie's birthday wish to go fishing for Macks in Priest Lake, that was fine by me ...
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Posted: 5/27/2012
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/24/2012
Hot Spots: 0
HI Guys Headed up to Priest Lake this week and did some Mackinaw fishing with Mike Duffey from Spokane. We had rain and wind to greet us at the lake during the morning. Come lunch time the weather st...
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By: SsendaM
Posted: 3/23/2012
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/18/2012
Hot Spots: 0
There aren't many days on Priest lake that you can see the reflection of Mtn. ranges on the lake but this was one of them so we took advantage of the glassy water to do some jigging with glow squid ti...
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Posted: 8/4/2011
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/4/2011
Hot Spots: 0
HI Guys Took my two grandsons up to Priest Lake for some Mackinaw fishing yesterday morning. The kids kept asking me, what kind of fish are we going for? What's a Mackinaw? We launched at Grand View ...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/27/2011
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/26/2011
Hot Spots: 0
I fished the morning for a few hours with my Dad, trolling squid's and kwickfish behind dodgers south of Baritow island and down sw side of lake at depths between 75' and 150'. Picked up one 5 lbs'er ...
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Posted: 6/18/2011
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/17/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Hi Guys Headed up to Priest Lake Friday with my daughter Jamie and her friend Dereck . It was Jamie's birthday and she wanted to spend her day on the water Mack fishing , that was fine by me . We hit...
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By: murph
Posted: 6/14/2011
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/12/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Priest for the weekend and tried drop shotting for the first time. It was a learning experience to say the least. Fished anywhere from 35 to 110 ft of water. Missed a few bites but at least o...
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Posted: 6/11/2011
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/10/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Hi Guys Fished Priest Lake Friday , Idaho's jewel ! Great morning to be out fishing , no wind , broken clouds and snow capped mountians surounding the lake . We trolled Squids behind dodgers from 80 ...
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Posted: 5/28/2011
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/27/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Hi Guys Headed up to Priest Lake Friday to do some Mackinaw fishing . The lake was high , but had calm winds . We trolled squids behind dodgers around the 100 ' mark . We caught 12 Mac's before the d...
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By: JasonB52
Posted: 8/22/2010
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/16/2010
Hot Spots: 0
I recently spent 8 days up at Priest Lake with my family. It is a really beautiful lake with crystal clear waters and great fish! I found myself trolling at between 120 and 130 feet most of the time...
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Posted: 7/16/2010
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/16/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Hi Guys Took my daughter up to Priest Lake Thursday to do some Mackinaw fishing . We got on the lake at 6:30 am and headed towards the North end of the lake . We trolled Squids behind dodgers around...
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By: paden89
Posted: 7/8/2010
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/3/2010
Hot Spots: 0
went fishing for the great macs at priest on july 4th and got a 25lb on but lost it at the boat do to a "no net problem" lol but all in all a great experience. was fishing in about 107-135ft of water ...
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Posted: 6/11/2010
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/11/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Hi Guys Hit Priest Lake around 6 AM this morning , the drive up from Spokane was one to remember . We always see deer , but today it was a mixed bag of animals in the road . We had turkeys , Deer , n...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/28/2010
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/28/2010
Hot Spots: 0
HI We got on Priest Lake this morning around 6:30 am , the weather turned out good for us . Fished plastic squids behind dodgers between 80 to 120 feet deep . My partner Mike Duffy is holding up tod...
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