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Shoecraft Fishing Reports

By: lohans4
Posted: 8/21/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Took 2 grandkids to Kayak County Park for a day of crabbing on Monday and to spend a night camping. I give Monday a rating of 5. We got our limit of nice dungeness crab and 6 fairly large rock crab. H...
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Posted: 7/5/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/4/2019
Hot Spots: 1
I had an open window to go fishing before all the festivities of the 4th. It turned to be a very good idea. Shoecraft is a beautiful lake with a very serene and notably shallow launch. Perfect for a k...
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Posted: 6/27/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Had a great time! No big motor boats. Lake was calm. Sun was out. Worms were fat. Me & my guy each caught 4 nice sized trout all 12" to 16". We would have limited out but a couple flipped us the fin a...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 3/31/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This launch has always been a bugger but man is it getting SKINNY! Lots of silt has settled in and it's not far from being impassable. Launched around 10am off at 2:30. Water temps were 53 to 57...
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Posted: 3/18/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Got to the lake at about 7:30am and went out to the middle, by 8 we had 1 each. Caught and released. We caught 7 altogether. But only took pictures of our first ones of the mourning.
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Posted: 11/20/2017
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 11/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This report is a few days late. Last Wednesday we went over to Shoecraft for the first time. To say the launch is a challenge is an understatement! It's situated in a stream about 25 yards from the la...
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By: Chocolab8
Posted: 9/8/2017
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived at 8:00 am and launched my kayak. The lake water level is down a few feet and getting anything other than a kayak or small boat would be very difficult based on the low water level at the WDFW...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/28/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/28/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I made an executive decision and took today off specifically to fish somewhere different. I didn't go too wild. In fact, I pretty much just went across the street from where I do the vast majority of ...
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Posted: 4/1/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/1/2017
Hot Spots: 2
Didn't start till about 0730, two of us trolling two rods each. We changed set up about every half hour with only one bump. Finally connected on a rooster tail, my partner got one about two minutes la...
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By: cobrar543
Posted: 3/28/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/25/2017
Hot Spots: 2
Starting with the launch. Its always been a challange to get in and out of the tiny opening. But this is going to be a bad year. The lake is FULL of water right now and you have less then 18" of water...
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Posted: 7/6/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/4/2016
Hot Spots: 1
In May, I challenged myself to fish at a new lake every week. There are lots of lakes to explore! My go-to trout setup is trolling with Jack Loyd pop gear, 12-18” leader to a yellow-green woolly bugge...
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Posted: 5/24/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/24/2016
Hot Spots: 3
Arrived at the lake about 930 am and headed out on the water. Began catching planter trout almost immediately. Between my buddy and me, we caught and released 25 trout in about 5 hours on the water....
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Posted: 5/20/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/16/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Got to the lake about 10 am. Launched the Kayak and paddled around. It was windy and slightly overcast. Got a couple of nice Crappie right out of the gate in about 10 feet of water right by the ent...
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Posted: 5/20/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/17/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Got to Shoe Craft later than I had hoped. (23 year olds) Launched the Kayaks and headed to the North Cove. Used a Red Gulp egg with a real Salmon egg. Let the Kayaks drift, since the wind was blowin...
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By: Jimbo
Posted: 4/21/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/20/2016
Hot Spots: 0
In about 6:00 dragging a black hairs ear. no luck. Went zig zag to other end of lake till I see fish rise. Switched to a small gold wicked willy with a red dot. FISH ON, about took my small pole out t...
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Posted: 4/18/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/17/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Went out with my 4yr old daughter in the morning to try our luck at shoecraft. Caught fish consistently using Dodgers with wedding rings or wooly buggers. Went 10/12 with a few drive bys from 730-930....
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By: tleeMV
Posted: 4/18/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/16/2016
Hot Spots: 3
Trolled dick nites and flatfish near the surface (only used a couple small split shot) and consistently caught small rainbows (8-11 inches), 6 total. We had more hits trolling right through the middle...
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By: cobrar543
Posted: 5/11/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/2/2015
Hot Spots: 1
Had the whole day planned. But we know how well plans go. Told my wife that we were getting up early to go to Stevens and chase Kokonee's. She said she would rather not get up early so I decided we c...
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By: cobrar543
Posted: 5/2/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/2/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Braved the Launch at Shoecraft today and it was not as bad as I though. Caught a good dozen of the plants but the fun was the left overs from last year that were more than happy to play. We kept 5 of...
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By: LastCast
Posted: 7/15/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/14/2014
Hot Spots: 2
Launched about noon to an almost empty lake for some catch and release relaxation time. Thankfully nobody was water skiing as this lake is a little small to fish when the power boats are out. Started ...
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By: cwentling
Posted: 7/8/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/6/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived with my kayak around 6am to test out a new spoon and the rasticle. I trolled those for 1-2 hours with nothing to show for it. I switched over to trolling powerbait and still nothing. I then...
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By: deuely
Posted: 6/15/2014
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/15/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Made it to the lake about 8 am. Must've missed the morning bite because I got no hits what so ever. Started at the northern end of the lake and slowly worked my way down the eastern side until the str...
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Posted: 4/26/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/26/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Was hoping to go out to lake ki for the opener but had a few delays and didn't get there until 830. By that time the parking lot was full and was to crowded so decided to head for shoecraft instead. W...
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By: LastCast
Posted: 4/7/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/6/2014
Hot Spots: 1
Good time to shake the dust of the light weight tackle and test out your gear. Shoecraft is loaded with planter rainbows right now running in the 12" range or so. Nothing that will wow your socks off ...
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By: mofishes
Posted: 4/1/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/1/2014
Hot Spots: 0
What a day on the lake! Went out with a buddy just after noon to test the waters for largemouth but after an hour nothing was happening so we decided to target planted rainbows. Tried trolling pop ge...
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