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By: rwl
Posted: 11/18/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
It is always a rush to catch these impressive rainbows in Sprague Lake. The fish were biting, but definitely not red hot. I was hoping they would be aggressive with all the cloud cover today, but it...
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By: rwl
Posted: 11/8/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Caught some nice sized rainbows and browns today. Largest was a 21" rainbow and a couple of good sized browns that I released. Kept changing up baits and trolling or casting, so it was kind of grindi...
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By: rwl
Posted: 9/22/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Went for a few hours out of Nisqually John landing to see if there are any SMB biting. Fall can be really hit or miss in my experience. Still haven't figured things out. First spot was completely de...
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By: rwl
Posted: 5/24/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/23/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Caught and released a hatchery chinook while bass fishing out of Wawawai. Big surprise especially since spring chinook is closed due to low numbers. Was careful not to lift the fish out of the water...
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By: rwl
Posted: 5/10/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Got to Wawawai at around 6:30 and gave the day a 4 because of a nice 4lb 5oz 18 inch fish caught at the end of the trip. At the start, noticed that the water temp was 52-53 and much lower than it was...
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By: rwl
Posted: 4/26/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Scouting trip to Lower Granite Reservoir near Clarkston. River was muddy with 6 inch visibility and the current was ripping. But the amount of debris wasn't bad, a couple of floating logs but it wasn'...
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By: rwl
Posted: 4/19/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for Monday 4/15 and Thursday 4/18. After getting inspired by fishindoc’s report, decided to head to Sprague. Launched Monday at around 3 on the east end where there used to be a pay can...
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By: rwl
Posted: 3/19/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Heard the ice was off of sprague so decided to scout it. water is at least a foot higher than normal. Vis is less than one foot. Not a lot of debris in the water. Water temp was 46 on the east end o...
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By: rwl
Posted: 2/17/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/17/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Had to take advantage of the nice weather for the first fishing since November. Starter battery was dead so used the trolling motor and trolled up about 1/3 then back to the launch, in at about noo...
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By: rwl
Posted: 9/10/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/10/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Tried Rock lake to see what was biting. The planted steelhead are definitely still around and running about 16 inches and fight hard for their size with some aerial displays. Also caught a couple of p...
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By: rwl
Posted: 1/26/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Probably a lot of people already know about this judging by the number of shore fishermen and boats. There are many planted steelhead that are very cooperative right now. Trolled south end of the lak...
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By: rwl
Posted: 10/24/2015
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/24/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Was planning on fishing for smallmouth bass, so was twitching jerkbaits against the riprap along O'sullivan dam. But half of the fish were walleye (first time catching) and it was on fire for about th...
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By: rwl
Posted: 9/20/2015
Species: Albacore Tuna
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/19/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Did a second albacore trip of the summer on a 2 day charter out of Westport. Weather was good. As soon as the troll rods went out 5 of them hooked up and we ended up doing 2 bait stops that landed ab...
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By: rwl
Posted: 4/12/2015
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/12/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Rated a 4 because it was just an exploratory trip and I wasn't hoping for much. Water is down about 3 feet and the gaps between the messed up concrete blocks of the wawawai launch were a little challe...
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By: rwl
Posted: 10/12/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I'm giving this a 4 since the fish seemed to be a little bigger on average than normal. Haven't been to rock lake since the spring, went to see what the prospects are. several bank fisherpeople, abo...
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By: rwl
Posted: 6/19/2014
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/19/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished out of wawawai from 4-7. Breezy at first, then died down around 6. Water temps ranged from 58 to 63. Nothing in particular seemed to be preferred. Caught several smaller bass (10-11 inch) at a ...
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By: rwl
Posted: 3/11/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/11/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from about 2-6. Launched small boat and it was really shallow until halfway to the narrows, too shallow to use the trolling motor. fished around the narrows and a bit farther down. Was not mar...
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By: rwl
Posted: 3/4/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/4/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Decided since it wasn't raining to head out to rock lake. Fished from 12-4, water temp 35, air temp 45. No joy trolling with mono or leadcore, or throwing spinners and cranks. Fished the south end. ...
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By: rwl
Posted: 1/15/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/15/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Decided with the warm weather to give Rock Lake a try. Did some trolling in the south end. Water temp was about 39. Cloudless sky and bright, hardly any wind, water was glassy, probably not the best ...
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By: rwl
Posted: 11/11/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/11/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Sprague has been pretty good these last few weeks. Largest today was 3 pounds 13 oz and 21 inches. Trolling small crankbaits at 1.6 to 2.0 mph on mono about 150 feet out. Fish have seemed to be concen...
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By: rwl
Posted: 5/16/2012
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/16/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Been trying on and off for the last few weeks. Water temp has been stubbornly not getting above 55. It has been hard to find fish. Tried for a couple of hours this afternoon. there was a nice breez...
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By: rwl
Posted: 4/22/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/22/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Rock lake is really muddy. Surface temp was around 55 with hardly any wind today. There was some surface splashes not sure if they were carp. Fair amount of floating algae. Got bit a few times on c...
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By: rwl
Posted: 12/1/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 12/1/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Got to 4th of July Lake at about noon and fished for 3 hours. There was some thin ice along some of the shoreline and across the first narrow part, with a channel broken through it that boaters were u...
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By: rwl
Posted: 7/15/2011
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/15/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Fished out of Wawawai from 5-8 pm. Fish have been consistently cooperative, but mostly small in the 8-10 inch range. C&R'd 4 in the 1-2 lb range on senkos, plus about 20 dinks. Definitely nice out on ...
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By: rwl
Posted: 7/6/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/6/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rock Lake from around 12 to 3:30. Overall fishing was slow, but there were a couple of interesting things. Water is getting pretty clear, surface temp was around 72, water level has come down a...
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