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Posted: 2/19/2020
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/18/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Arrived mid-morning and drilled my first hole. It didn't take long to locate several nice schools of perch in 30' of water. Using an olive gil-getter jig tipped with nightcrawler I quickly got a consi...
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Posted: 2/16/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/14/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The freeze thaw cycle has firmed up the ice on a number of small lakes in Okanogan county making walking on the ice much easier. Went out to Rat in search of Rainbow Trout sans a fishfinder. It took 1...
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Posted: 2/13/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/7/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Took my wife out for some late winter Walleye. Air and water temps were in the mid-30's. The bite was consistent but far from red hot. Flows and water levels in Rufus Woods have been particularly erra...
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Posted: 2/9/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/6/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The warm up and refreeze helped to solidify the slush on the area lakes making travel much easier. I decided to break out my Korean gyeonji sticks and target some Rainbows on this selective gear rules...
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Posted: 1/14/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/12/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Winter finally arrived in north-central Washington! I decided to fish my home lake and found 4" of good quality ice. Since the state did away with the split season on this lake it hardly sees any fish...
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Posted: 12/30/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/27/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Among my favorite ice fisheries in the state. We wandered up to Curlew Lake for some ice perch fishing at the state's premier Yellow Perch ice fishery and it did not disappoint. It didn't take long to...
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Posted: 11/25/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Day started off well with a couple hits and one fish in the kayak on a blade bait in the first half hour but then slowed considerably over the next few hours. I scratched out a couple fish primarily o...
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Posted: 11/15/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
It is rare that we get the opportunity to target Coho Salmon on the eastside of the Cascades so we wanted to take advantage and try our luck at targeting these up-river Coho. You can't even buy twitch...
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Posted: 11/3/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I always look forward to fishing Omak Lake in the fall. Once we get the first cold snap of the season the fish move into the shallows and can be caught in the upper 20' of the water column. I typicall...
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Posted: 10/18/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/17/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The forecast turned out to be wrong and despite warnings of wind and rain sunshine and a mirror like lake prevailed. I took advantage of this beautiful fall day to target some Rainbow Trout in this ul...
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Posted: 9/24/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Took my new pedal drive kayak out for a spin on my local lake. Fall is rolling in hard on the Okanogan and I suspect the trout would be eager to feed. My suspicions were confirmed and I caught numerou...
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Posted: 9/4/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Whitestone Lake is one of the few lakes in my region exclusively managed for warmwater species, primarily Largemouth Bass. Many of my customers and myself had noted that the lake wasn't producing the ...
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Posted: 8/18/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I hadn't heard any recent Kokanee reports as most regional anglers have been keyed in on Upper Columbia Kings. I decided to hit Conconully Reservoir. The lake is down considerably but its still very p...
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Posted: 8/6/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Opening day of the Brewster pool salmon fishery was without a doubt some of the best King Salmon fishing I've ever experienced. Less than two minutes into dropping my gear down I had hookup with my fi...
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Posted: 7/2/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Never fished this lake but always wanted. Had a little brisk morning breeze to kick off the day but that soon settled down. This lake it turns out is absolutely loaded with 10-12" Kokanee. They may no...
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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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Posted: 6/4/2019
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent a beautiful morning fishing at Alta Lake with my wife. The lake was very busy with over 8 powerboats and half dozen kayak anglers but we still found ample space to fish. Only two boats were fish...
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Posted: 5/8/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I've always focused on the upper lake so I decided to give the lower reservoir a shot. This was a great decision as instead of scratching out a few big Kokanee I managed a full limit with a couple sol...
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Posted: 3/21/2019
Species: Burbot
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First time ice fishing this lake for Burbot. My general impression of burbot fishing is that it is very hit or miss. I drilled a line of holes from 30' to 15' and started in deep water working shallow...
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Posted: 3/12/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Since returning from a month of fishing in Tasmania its been hard to get motivated to get out on the ice. When I left in January I was certain I would be open water fishing upon my return but Mother N...
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Posted: 1/30/2019
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We have been having some beautiful bluebird winter days over here so I took the opportunity to spend a couple hours tossing spoons for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. As usual I wasn't disappointed and once...
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Posted: 1/22/2019
Species: Crappie
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the morning ice fishing Leader Lake. Ice was 7" thick. Right away I found three Crappie but after that Perch and Bluegill dominated the catch. I probably caught 30+ Bluegill but turned all t...
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Posted: 1/4/2019
Species: Brown Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I am blown away by the lack of snow in the Chelan area this past year. With that I dragged my sled loaded with ice fishing tackle up to Antilon Lake and found 4-5" of good ice. The morning bite was do...
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Posted: 12/26/2018
Species: Crappie
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Ventured up to Patterson Lake from some Christmas eve ice fishing. The goal was to find some crappie thru the ice and the lake didn't disappoint. The crappie bite was consistent for the first few hour...
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Posted: 12/3/2018
Species: Brook Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I've been having a grand time early ice fishing small mountain lakes for Brook Trout this past few weeks. Normally many of these lakes are challenging to reach but a paucity of snowfall has made them ...
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