Search

MGTom's Reports

Change View:
By: MGTom
Posted: 6/26/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/26/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The air temp was 82 degrees and the river 62 so I headed for some cool relief and fished the shady pocket water. With all the brush, hawthorn, salmonberry, willow, alder and devils club the only way t...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 6/24/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/24/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Been doing some fly fishing in the Touchet around Waitsburg. Haven't found any big fish but there seems to be a good population of 8-12" fish, if you can keep the little ones off your hook.
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 6/15/2020
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/15/2020
Hot Spots: 0
With the shad counts up we fished out of Umatilla today and caught some shad and a walleye. The fishing wasn't fast but consistent and we kept a few. Dick Nites and Triple Teasers worked today, with a...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 6/9/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/8/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We did some fly fishing on the Touchet in Columbia County yesterday. Fished hare's ear nymphs and humpy dry flies. The fish are scattered so it takes some searching but they are there. Really a pleasa...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 6/5/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/5/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The fly fishing from shore is really slowing down, with the folks dunking powerbait still doing well. The fly fish is much better is the middle part of the lake right now. Fished from shore and caught...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 5/26/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/26/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Word has pretty much gotten around that WDFW planted last week when the lake opened and it got really crowded this afternoon. Nice thing about a fly rod is people give you plenty of room, whether you ...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 5/25/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
The COE filled Bennington Lake early this month and WDFW put fish in shortly thereafter, but the area was closed and access road blocked until a few days ago. I've been fishing the last two mornings a...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 5/21/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/21/2020
Hot Spots: 1
After two days of being couped up inside I couldn't wait to get out, since the postman had been to the house and I had a new Orvis clearwater reel, Bankshot float and sink tip lines, as well as a new ...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 5/16/2020
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/16/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Got the boat woken up from hibernation and launched out of Charboneau this morning hoping to find some early bass. We found some perch and small bass around the weedlines but couldn't score in deep or...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 5/13/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/13/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Been following the salmon fly hatch in the Tucannon Lakes this week and have had great dry fly fishing. It's at an end though, no more emergence is going on.
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 5/10/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/10/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We had the grandkids for a sleepover Friday night and Saturday so my wife told me to go fishing this morning so she could sleep in. I ended up at Blue Lake in the middle of the salmon fly hatch and fo...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 3/16/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/16/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Started the morning fishing at Deer Lake again with no luck, so I headed back down to Blue Lake. Hope you don't mind another report, but the fishing has been so good and consistent I'm having a ball t...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 3/13/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/13/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Almost unlucky Friday the 13th on my way to Blue Lake. From Dayton I usually go up the Patit and down Harstock, as it saves 20 miles and minutes. There were lots of deer on top this morning and one ra...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 3/7/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/6/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Fished at Spring Lake today to get some fish. Started off this morning fly fishing at Deer Lake, the only lake with few people as it's a 1/2 mile walk in, with another gentleman, and neither of us did...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 3/5/2020
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/4/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the Tucannon around Starbuck for 4 hours today. Didn't see any steelhead yet, even though there are some fish in the river. Flow as about 150 cfs and water was a clear/green. I tried beads, jig...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 2/29/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/29/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Glad to have an extra fishing day this year. I had a really good morning at Blue lake. Fished from 6:45-8:30 and caught 5 trout for dinner. Nice size range of fish for fish sticks for the grownups and...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 2/26/2020
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/26/2020
Hot Spots: 0
This is my first trip to the river since the flooding on the sixth and wow, has the river changed. I fished the Byrnes road stretch today. The whole system, Touchet and Walla Walla are still way to di...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 2/22/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/22/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We fished Blue Lake this morning and had great fishing for stocker rainbows. We thought it would be good as we have been catching holdovers this winter and the hatchery truck visited on Wednesday with...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 2/7/2020
Species: Other
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/7/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Trico or midge? Ha Ha. Mill creek's closed anyway but here's one of our bucolic little streams in full rage. They are diverting water to Bennington Lake and evacuating upstream, so far everyone is OK....
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 2/2/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/2/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Super day fishing at Blue lake once we figured out what the fish wanted. We started out with spoons and spinners, and tried them at different points in the day with no luck. My son also tried worms un...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 1/25/2020
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Went to WDFW area on the lower river for about 3 hr and fished the spot just above the old RR at Zangar before we had other commitments. Flow was up at about 1200 cfs and water was 44 degrees. Past PI...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 1/20/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/20/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Wow. I'd give today 5 stars except I went looking for steelhead but didn't find any. I did have a surprisingly good day of trout fishing today. I fished at the Mead Ranch area on the opposite side of ...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 1/2/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/2/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Tucannon Trifecta Today! Had enough football TV yesterday so went fishing today. Did some catch and release trout fishing in the Wooten Rec. Area from the hatchey bridge down to the Tucannon Road near...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 12/31/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Dayton in Columbia County and fished the main stem of the Touchet River this morning between the highway 12 bridge and the confluence near 4th st.. The water is really low, about 75cfs. The te...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 12/22/2019
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/22/2019
Hot Spots: 1
We spent a beautiful morning fishing the lower Walla Walla today. Having scouted it out last time we gave it a more serious effort today. The weather was great, mostly sunny, 45-50 degrees, no wind. T...
Full Report »