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Riffe Fishing Reports

Posted: 8/23/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Refurbished a small boat and took it out a few times letting each one of my kids ride in it. My wife caught the biggest Coho that week. We trolled the lake at 1.5 mph about 40 ft down. Had success...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 7/26/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Fished July 22-25 and stayed at Mossyrock park. After getting campsite ready I headed out for an evening fishing trip and caught my limit of coho in about 2 hrs. Used a homemade chartreuse tube fly w...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 7/14/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Left at 4AM and started fishing by 7AM. Although we had steady hits all day, the fish wouldn’t hook up. A lot of drive-by’s. We managed to get our limits but we worked for them today. Last hour of...
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By: Yakhusker
Posted: 7/12/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Haven’t ever fished Riffe from a boat. It had always been at the dam with a bobber. After reading the reports I decided to go and try this fishery. Stayed at Mossyrock Park (family loved it) and my ...
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Posted: 7/10/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My buddy and I launched at Taidnapam and were on the water by 6 a.m. intending to chase some coho. We started trolling up the river channel, using several different colors of wedding ring behind d...
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Posted: 7/5/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time fishing Riffe Lake. Read the reports here and of we went. Arrived at 1 pm left at 730 pm. Took us a couple of hrs to figure out that I really did need to use Kokanee gear and not my standa...
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By: sigep194
Posted: 6/26/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Waking up at 4 am may not seem like a good time for most, but for me, I knew I headed out fishing. When I arrived at 7 am I could feel that it was going to be a great day out at Riffe Lake with some s...
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By: DeepCTim
Posted: 6/25/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time poster, first time to Riffe Lake. Launched at Mossyrock Park 8am, very nice facility, (Thank you Tacoma Power), free launch during the week, very long ramp but very nice floating dock with ...
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Posted: 6/23/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The wife convinced me that I needed more reel time and the kids wanted to camp again, so we headed out to Riffe Lake. We were here just a few weeks ago for Memorial Day, and the fishing was good then...
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Posted: 6/16/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This was my first time to Riffe Lake and I was a bit nervous going there on Memorial Day weekend. Long story short, great fishing but you have to be aware of many particulars, especially the launch. ...
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Posted: 1/13/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I took advantage of the weather and fished Riffe Lake targeting Coho and smallmouth. The dry winter has really had an impact on the lake level. I launched at the Mossyrock park and found it very diffi...
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By: 502300
Posted: 1/2/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
(This was the 29th of December) Made the long drive out to rife in search of some landlock coho. We left at 5:30am and got to the dam at 7:30am it was still dark so we took a nap till 8 when it was l...
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Posted: 9/17/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/16/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Scattered showers with sun breaks, variable wind, some chop, water temp 67 degrees. Put in at the dam around 10:30 am. Trolled the Swafford bay area until around 1:30. Fish were at about 80 to 100 ft...
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Posted: 7/31/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
we were trolling with down riggers. set depth around 65 feet between the launch at Mossyrock park and the island. trolled at about 5 on the minkota. The cross wind was a little tricky, kept trying to...
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Posted: 7/27/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/21/2018
Hot Spots: 2
trolling down the right side of the lake straight out of the boat launch by the dam(downwind). using 2-3 ounces of weight with cowbells followed by a wedding ring with a bit of orange power bait. cau...
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Posted: 6/30/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Headed to Riffelake for my annual father-son fishing trip. The fishing wasn’t as hot as it was last year but we did manage quite a few Coho and small Kings. For every 14-17” we caught we weeded throug...
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Posted: 6/17/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/16/2018
Hot Spots: 2
I met up with my friends Robbie and Luke from the NWFR group (he moderates our Facebook group page and is an expert angler when it comes to hunting kokanee and silvers). Our target was the landlocked ...
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By: MartyH
Posted: 6/1/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Put in at Mossyrock park, the new boat launch at the park is awesome. Went right to the dam, and used dodgers and pink hoochies along with dyed corn to catch a limit of 10. (2 fishing) We caught 3 v...
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Posted: 5/31/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First time ever fishing at the dam. Ended up using 3/8 oz Steelie lure and started catching nice silvers. Had to make a lot of casts, most fish caught near the surface and fast retrieve. Bait did noth...
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Posted: 5/31/2018
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the dam area for the first time. Quality of fish caught was impressive! All were coho/silvers I was told by some of the locals. Bait fishing sukked. 3/8oz hammered silver Steelee spoon was th...
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By: wardogzzz
Posted: 4/12/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Ok, as I posted under my Mayfield report, I read that Taidanampa North boat launch was open. So we headed straight there. When we got there the gate was locked and couldn't launch the boat. While this...
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Posted: 11/18/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/18/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I haven't had my boat out in awhile and I decided to call my good buddy Lonzo to see if he wanted to join me for a day of fishing on Riffe lake. Of course he is always up for a day on the water. We h...
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By: Mr Fitten
Posted: 9/22/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Couldn't keep the critters off my line. Very windy day but I tucked into steep banks over the river channel. Used mostly drop shot rigs. Also got a decent largy up the river just before calling it a d...
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By: Billm
Posted: 9/6/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/5/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Thought we would try Riffe Lake for perhaps one final time this year. It had been a few weeks since I was there last. The water has dropped significantly. Last time the new addition to the dock at ...
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Posted: 8/25/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Met up with fishing partner, 'Motorboat'.... made the 2.5 hr. drive to Riffe lake. The lake is VERY low currently, and the launch was a bit interesting. You back down, very steeply, what must be lik...
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