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Posted: 7/25/2020
Species: Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
A weekend of chasing solvers on Riffe ended up being a trout-fest. Whatever we threw and whatever depth it seemed there was a trout to intercept it. Since we were using bait we ended up keeping 15 tro...
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Posted: 7/19/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This is a tale of two reports... Day One - fished with my wife JoAnn and dogs for kokanee. Using techniques that had prior got us 5 beautiful kokanee, this time we came up empty. One bite and the ...
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Posted: 7/12/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/12/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for Saturday and Sunday fishing Area 10 for resident coho. It was my wife JoAnn and I each day, and Saturday my son James joined us. There are reports…there are pictures… and in my h...
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Posted: 7/5/2020
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 7/1/2020
Hot Spots: 0
An Epic Trip with no fish... My son James and I decided to do an overnight trip to fish Area 7 chinook opener. We drove to Cornet Bay and moored on one of the state park floating docks. That in its...
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Posted: 7/5/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The last day of a week off from work. No trip to Vancouver Island this year D/T covid but I did get to go on a lot of local fishing adventures thanks to my wife being so understanding! Today I went...
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Posted: 7/4/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/3/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Shout out to NWFR member Salmonbarry for sharing some on the water tips and motivation to give Lake Washington a try for kokanee. After a 60+ mile day fishing the San Juans I needed something a little...
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Posted: 6/30/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/28/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Hoping for a repeat tide change bite, my friend Robbie and I fished from 7am to 1250pm. We worked the area from Apple Cove Point to President Point. Saw a lot of boats off Jeff Head. Hardly any aroun...
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Posted: 6/27/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/27/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The weekend is here and my wife JoAnn said "let's go fishing ".sounds good to me! Cliff notes: We launched at 715am at the Edmonds sling and trolled the first 2 hours at the oil docks. Fish on ...
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Posted: 6/22/2020
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/21/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Father’s Day weekend… work has been pretty hard and I guess it showed. JoAnn suggested I spend the weekend going fishing and I agreed that would be just the ticket! Saturday I fished with friends R...
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Posted: 5/31/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/23/2020
Hot Spots: 2
Deep Lake has been on my Bucket List as a lake I wanted to check out. JoAnn and I hit the lake on a Saturday, one other boater putting in, gave NWFR a shout out, thank you sir! Weather conditions were...
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Posted: 5/25/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/17/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Montana is known as “Big Sky” country but I think it should also be called “Big Fish” country. I got the opportunity to go fishing with my son Matthew on Nilan Reservoir in central Montana, near t...
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Posted: 12/15/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/24/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This is a late report... I got invited as a guest to fish with NWFR member rseas and his friend Ron. Ron is a "local expert" on fly fishing Lone Lake on Whidbey Island. I was excited to learn some...
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Posted: 10/23/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
NOTE - Not a fishing report! Every year I take a three day hunting trip to visit my son Matt and DIL Veronica. Matt and I go hunting pheasants with his dog, Murphy. This year was another three days...
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Posted: 10/11/2019
Species: Other
Rating: 2
Fished: 10/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This is not a fishing report! I got to go hunting with my son Matt, a bonus hunt around Great Falls before pheasant opens in a week. We loaded up Murphy, his Brittany, and went in search of quail a...
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Posted: 9/26/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing the Snake River with Snake Dancer Excursions is always a treat. Owner Gabe knows the river like the back of his hand and can practically call out the fish ahead of the cast. We met up with Gab...
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Posted: 9/18/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
One chance to get out and fish Lake Washington, happened to be on the opener, in the evening. My wife JoAnn and I launched at Magnusen and had gear down by 3:45. We ran a magnum plug in chartreuse on ...
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Posted: 9/15/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
More Whidbey Island shore fishing adventures! JoAnn and I drove up to the Anacortes Farmer's Market and enjoyed some great food and craft items, then after lunch headed down to Lagoon Point to che...
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Posted: 9/2/2019
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
JoAnn, Diesel, and I did a repeat day trip on Whidbey island. Went to Coupeville for the farmers market and lunch. Great lunch looking out over the bay, super low tide. Then we drove down to Bush P...
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Posted: 8/25/2019
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/24/2019
Hot Spots: 1
My wife JoAnn, and our dog Diesel spent a pleasant day touring Whidbey Island. In the morning we went to a farmers market, then to Greenbank Farm for lunch and some shopping. The afternoon high tide w...
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Posted: 8/24/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/18/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My wife JoAnn and I with our dog Diesel got to spend a relaxing weekend at Liar's Cove. The weather was perfect and the resort was peaceful and quiet. Both the lower and upper lakes are down this y...
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Posted: 8/11/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/11/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Well Day 2 fishing with my son Matt and wife JoAnn. We launched 6am out of Edmonds sling and decided to stay close to home looking for quantity of salmon rather than a home run chinook. Lines in t...
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Posted: 8/10/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My son Matthew is visiting from Montana so we decided to get in some salmon fishing for this weekend. Coming along was my wife, JoAnn. As to the location we fished… I need to give a big shout out t...
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Posted: 8/1/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report covers 3 days of fishing the Pishkun Reservoir in central Montana, at the foothills of the Glacier National park. Amazing scenery and some incredible fish to be had! The first two days...
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Posted: 7/24/2019
Species: Halibut
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/20/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report covers the charter portion of my recent trip to Thorne Bay, Alaska, guests of Gary and Victoria Anderson of Anderson Lodge. My previous report focused on the cool “self-guided” options tha...
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Posted: 7/23/2019
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report spans several days of fishing the Thorn Bay area of Alaska, out of Anderson Lodge. I was joined by Rob Holman, as well as NWFR members Paul and Bruce for an Alaska filming adventure. This ...
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