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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/23/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/23/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Very strange day on Stevens for me today. I was in the water by 5am, pedaling out towards the east shoreline where I wanted to try first. Stevens has always been an early morning bite, with some brief...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/16/2017
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Lake Chelan to fish for my 4th time with Jeff Witkowski of Darrell and Dad's Family Guide Service. While this was my 4 trip with Jeff, it will not be my last. I can't recommend fishing with Je...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/2/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/2/2017
Hot Spots: 3
I've had some great days fishing on Lake Goodwin, but this might have been my best morning there as far as action and fish quality. I was at the gate right as the ranger opened it up to the launch. By...
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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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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/25/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/25/2017
Hot Spots: 2
Haven’t been to Stevens in almost a month and wanted to see if the bite has improved any since my last trip. It has, to a degree. Perfect morning to fish. On the water at 5am, maybe 10 boats on the wa...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/18/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/18/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Always have to fish Father's Day, regardless of the weather. Today was much uglier weather wise than what had even been predicted yesterday. Pretty steady drizzle in the morning with a little bit of w...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/29/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Wanted more fish for the smoker, but didn't want bigger water again and having to fish fighting the constant rocking from pleasure craft, away from the crowds. So decided to hit up Ketchum because it'...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/28/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/28/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Really a maybe 3 star day, but I will get to that in a moment. I got on the water just after 7am and began my troll. I wanted to get an early start to beat the Memorial Day Weekend crowd, and more par...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/20/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/20/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Today was the Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby. Woke up at 2am, and headed out the door about 2:45. At 3:15, I realized I was about to pull a moronic move.... I had left my corn in the fridge. DANGIT! Heade...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/14/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/14/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I was going to get up and head out to Lake Stevens, but the recent poor fishing reports there (guides are struggling) coupled with the weather uncertainty, I made an executive decision at 3am when the...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/7/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After spending the past 3 weekends Kokanee fishing, I just couldn't see myself getting up at 3am again, so instead I decided to hit up my home lake this morning I ran 2 lines today. One rod with 1/...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/30/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/30/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I arrived at O'dark thirty, and was actually the first in the lot at the city launch. Strange day weather wise. Rain, wind, clouds, sun. A bit of everything at different times. In all I landed 8 fish,...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/24/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/23/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I had lines in the water around 5:45am this morning. I was finished before 10am. In all 10 made it to the net, 2 got off on the way in, and had a few more takedowns that didn't stick. Productive, fun ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/15/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Wanted to bag my first kokes of the year so I decided to head out to Lake Stevens. I started my troll around 6pm. It was fairly breezy to start the morning, never fun in a kayak. I used Dick Nite clow...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/10/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/9/2017
Hot Spots: 1
My goal today was to see if I could get any browns interested. The answer was no, but I did get a lot of interest from recently stocked rainbows. I also went to Cranberry specifically because I did no...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/3/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/2/2017
Hot Spots: 1
On Saturday I went out to Roesiger, fished in the absolute poring down rain, and got my butt handed to me. So Sunday I decided I needed to feel a little better about myself and went back out to Goodwi...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 3/26/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/26/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Pretty much a repeat day of last Sunday, except it rained most of the morning today. After playing around with what was in last weeks fish's stomach, I went with an Olive Woolly Bugger instead today. ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 3/19/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/19/2017
Hot Spots: 1
Got my lines in the water about 8am. First 30 minutes landed 2 11-12 inch rainbows. Released both and continued on my way. Both caught at 20 feet on the downrigger. Got a couple more on in the next fe...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 2/11/2017
Species: Brown Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/11/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I have yet to be able to really figure out my local lakes during January and February once the water has hit 40 degrees and lower. Thought today with the decent weather I would hit Cranberry out at De...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 11/11/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/11/2016
Hot Spots: 2
After intending to go to Roesiger last weekend, I finally made it out there today for the first time. I've been wanting to check this one out. I started about 8am, decided to try the bottom lake fi...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 11/6/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/6/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Woke up, hooked up the Hobie to the Jeep and headed down the road. Next stop, Lake Roesiger...... except as I started getting towards the turn I normally take to Goodwin, I noticed the time. I was a l...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 10/23/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/23/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Arrived at the lake about 7:30 this morning. Started unloading the Jeep and noticed that I forgot to load the downrigger. Crap! Decided to head back home, pick up the downrigger, and head back. Ugg, g...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 10/6/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/6/2016
Hot Spots: 1
With the temps dropping, decided to see if the trout would bite on the troll yet. Arrived about 8am, only 1 other boat bass fishing on the lake. Started off with a size 6 green Doc Spratley on the dow...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/9/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/9/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Been on vacation this week, and did a lot of fishing. Tried a few lakes I haven't fished in a while, last 2 days back to Goodwin. Yesterday I trolled all morning with no success. Today went back to an...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/7/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/7/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Went to Sixteen this morning. Havent fished there since my dad used to take me as a kid. Launched about 7:30 this morning and started trolling olive woolley buggers on both lines. Set the downrigger t...
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