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By: cwbraue
Posted: 1/7/2020
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
I have been living in Texas for the past three years because my kids live here now. I have been skunked here for almost two years, so I took a trip with my new inflatable kayak to a lake near Austin T...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/30/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Well summer is in full swing up at Rimrock- I've never seen so many people at my "secret" area. Lots of people camping and lots of water toys out on the lake. I got up there Friday night and fished u...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/30/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/29/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We were visiting my parents in Skagit county, so I took a short fishing trip to the river. Since the rivers just recently reopened I thought that fishing would be good. Unfortunately the fish weren't ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/26/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I took my son fishing today at Dog lake. From the weather patterns I thought it would be fantastic fishing, it and we saw some feeding when we arrived so it looked good. It turned out to be terrible ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/20/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/19/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I hiked up to Eight Mile again in search of Lake trout. I didn't see any lakers, but I did catch a cutthroat about 8 inches. Fishing was slow, probably due to the cold weather last week. I also hooked...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/18/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/18/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I went to Rotary lake today with some students from my work. It was mostly cool and cloudy but luckily it stopped raining by the time we got there. Water temperature was 65 degrees. The only fish biti...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/12/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/11/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I went up to Dog lake today. It was kind of cold and windy and my raft has a slow leak, but I sill managed to catch some fish. Air temp was about 60 and water temp was about 55. It looks like it's goi...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/5/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/5/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I have rarely fished the Naches, but since I was on my way home along Hwy 410 I decided to stop and give it a shot. I fished a stretch of river with several nice looking areas over about 100 or 150 ya...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/5/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/5/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I went fishing several places today. The first stop was the Bumping river. It is very high and fast and I had absolutely no luck at all. It's basically unfishable, so I soon left and had better luck e...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/5/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 0
Fished: 6/5/2016
Hot Spots: 0
This isn't a secret lake, but it's not listed here. I was coming back from fishing this morning and I saw the sign for Milk lake road. I remembered JoeTucker's report about it last year so I decided t...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/30/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/29/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I hiked up to 8 mile lake yesterday near Leavenworth. It's 7 miles roundtrip, and by the time I got to the top it was much colder and windier than at the trailhead. I fished for several hours and caug...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/30/2016
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 0
Fished: 5/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Well, I took myself fishing for the last day of the holiday weekend and got to the lake just as everybody else was leaving. It was sunny with a light breeze, just perfect to be on the water. My favori...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/4/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I went fishing at Rimrock again Sunday and had a pretty good day except for the wind. The water was high but I still managed to catch several trout and a few bulls. Spring is the only time I can ever ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 4/23/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/23/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I should have known it would be a bad day for fishing as the weather forecast for the weekend up there is to get colder and colder plus wind and storminess thrown in. I read that when it's clear and w...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 4/17/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/17/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I took my kids on a picnic to Rimrock today and managed to catch a few fish. Rimrock is notoriously hard to fish, usually it's hard to locate and catch anything except Kokanee. I lucked out today and ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 3/19/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/19/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I've been dying to get out fishing, but weather was crappy for weeks, so with some sun for a few days I decided to head out and went to Rotary lake, since it's nearby and I had no idea if fish would b...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 10/24/2015
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/24/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I went fishing with a coworker today on the Columbia river. He likes fishing here in the spring for Smallmouths but he had never fished here in the fall and I convinced him to go. We went to his fav...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 10/24/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/12/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I was wandering around Cle Elum on my day off looking for some fishing, but there are big signs up on the Cle Elum river that you can't fish due to salmon spawning. I found Cooper lake around 3:30 and...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 9/19/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/13/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I had a great day last weekend hiking up to Stuart lake by Leavenworth. It is a long hike for me at 5 miles, especially when carrying a raft and fishing gear, but it was worth it. I started with cast...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/8/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/8/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I wanted to get in a fishing trip this week in spite of the heat, so I left bright and early and got to Rimrock at 6:00. The boat launch was deserted as I eagerly put the canoe in. I noticed the water...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 7/5/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/3/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I was visiting my parents in Skagit country and did some fishing in several different locations. The first night we took my canoe to Diablo lake. I used to catch plenty of fish here, but in the last...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/21/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/21/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I hiked to Snow lake today. The scenery and workout were great, fishing was not. I trolled around half the lake with a spinner then a spoon at various depths with no signs of fish at all. Some people ...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 6/7/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/7/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, I've never seen such a beautiful river that has almost no fish in it. This was one of my most disappointing fishing trips ever. I got to the river at 7:00 at the pool where I caught a big whitefi...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/31/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/3/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I read about these lakes in a recent post here and decided to check them out since I'm live in Yakima. Well, I wish I wouldn't have gone. It was a long, hellacious drive with really crappy dirt roads...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 5/25/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/27/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Well, after taking a little hike to a pond and striking out, I went a few miles down the road and tried to some fishing at Knuppenburg. It was beautiful and it was fun to raft around and see the numer...
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