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Name: Amx Date: November 30, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went back to my new favorite lake. Started at my usual spot #2 with a spinnerbait, nothing. Tossed a worm in the same places, and caught 3. Then threw in a crankbait and caught 3. Went to spot #1 and, nothing, but a fish grabbed and pulled my worm in half, it wouldn't come back for seconds. Went back through spot #2 and caught another on a spinnerbait. Nothing over 1 1/4 pounds. Never did get to spot #3. Not bad for 1 1/2 hours fishing.

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Name: strikezone Date: November 29, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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Spent day on a secret lake yesterday. Had 9 on with 6 in the net. I fished out of an Outcast Pro Stealth one man pontoon boat with a 30 lb thrust minnkota on it. All fish were all from 16 to over 19, except for one at 14 inches. Had one right beside the boat pushing 5 pounds. I can't say enough good about the new Old Guy 1---2.8 inch fluorescent lure that Donn makes.. It worked awesome. Also have the orange one, but never needed it. I used 1-1/2 colors of leaded line with 60 feet of 15 lb mono connected to 45 inches of leader and then the lure tied to that. I also used my fly pole with a high-d line on it that has a 8 inch per second sink rate with 12 feet of 15 lb momo connected to 45 inches of leader and then the lure was tied to that. I let all the fly line out. I just trolled the setups at either three or four on my electric motor which was about 1.8 mph or there about. I'm sure those lures will also work for kokanee as well. Especially if you use scented shoepeg corn with them. Altho I just used the lure by itself yesterday for the rainbows.

Anyway, I hope this helps anyone who would like to give them a try. I give them a big thumbs up. Thanks Donn.

Denny

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Name: Crazybee19 Date: November 21, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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Dotson rd first spillway coming from Moses great walleyes there there were to big let them go but was using worm at the bottom did catch my limit on bass it was great

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Name: malachilawrence Date: October 18, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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This is a two day report for some amazing trout fishing. First day I went out around 7:30 and was throwing a fire tiger size 0 blue fox on a 7ft ultralight rod and 2lb test. Started the day off with a 20" 2.5lb cutthroat, then a little later a 14" cutty, then a 21", then a 16", and then if all things I caught a coho! In a lake, was probably lost from the creek that flows into the lake. Now the second day I was using a 1/8th oz rooster tail and caught 3 cutthroat from 16-21" and one rainbow at 18". Also lost 5 more trout due to single barbless hooks. One looked to be around 20"+. Overall good couple days of fishing. Tight lines!

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Name: Blacknight Sniper Date: October 11, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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this pond is near woodhouse pond in Ellensburg i arrived and grabbed a green pumpkin senko wacky and threw it to a deep hole got a bit right away i got about 7 fish that day all under 7 in it was a ok day but i think that there is big ones in there

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Name: Blandfisherman Date: September 07, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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Hit this new lake today while visiting friends. Caught a couple hand size bluegill. Caught 1 nice little 13 inch 1 pound lmb. Caught lots of small bluegills. A guy there also caught 2 small dink bass on an sanko. Then pulled out the top water frog. Never got a blow up before. But got 5 blow ups. All missed. Excited to go there again.

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Name: CaptainDavesGS Date: July 30, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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I finally got a chance to get out with my dad and hook into some Chinook on the upper portion of the Columbia. Thursday evening our first fish was a keeper hatchery super jack followed by a nice native we released. The bite came all at once. The fish must not have been too picky, because all 5 boats in the area hooked up with fish all within 5 minutes of each other. The next morning proved to be quite productive. We managed to land 5 out of seven fish by 9 am, but unfortunately all were wild and had to be released. Dad and I had a great time despite the fact we only came home with one. For this inlander there is nothing quite like the fight of a big Chinook.

Brad's Sea Hawk cut plug was the most effective for us on this trip run at 17' on the rigger. I was trolling faster than normal at 3-3.5 mph which proved to provoke strikes on this outing.

For those of you that want to get in on some summer salmon action its not too late. These fish can be found well into August and will retain their great meat quality all summer long. The bite is back on at Brewster and I have several dates available if anybody is interested. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

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Fall Chinook and Sockeye, and Lake Roosevelt Kokanee and Trout.
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Name: downriggeral Date: July 16, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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What a great day, got to fish with Captain Dave somewhere on the mighty Columbia. We met Friday evening hoping to get out and fish the evening bite for sockeye and Chinook. Only got out for a little while right before dark as the wind was howling. No Love.

Had to put down the camper jacks to stabilize the truck the wind was blowing so hard. We turned in and the wind subsided sometime during the night. Up at 5 AM and waited about 25 minutes to launch the boat. Dave put out the sockeye rigs amd we soon had the first takedown. I quickly landed it and the second rod went off and I got that one. The third rod went off and I almost had that one for a limit but a wave hit us and the sockeye played Houdini and escaped.

We switched to King (Chinook) gear and began the hunt for the summers first Chinook salmon to get the salmon stink on Captain Dave's boat: or is that to remove the skunk? Anyway it wasn't long before the salmon rod went off and things got interesting as other boats were around us. Managed not to lose it and it was a beautiful hatchery hen...yahooooo! Dave's boat is now ready for salmon season.

Cooked a sockeye on the pellet grill/smoker tonight for dinner....yum! Thanks Dave. The two filets on the right in the picture are sockeye and the one on the left is the king. Sure beautiful red meat.

Thanks again for a great fun time together Captain Dave. If any of you would like to book a trip he can be reached at (509) 939-6727

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Name: CaptainDavesGS Date: July 09, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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I fished the Brewster pool this morning with a couple of guests for great success on sockeye. We started off the day with a chaotic triple. Good thing I brought a second net with me. These fish are good size this year again and have amazing meat color. I can't wait to sink my teeth into a fillet.

The bite was pretty decent, I saw lots of boats consistently hooking sockeye, but didn't see any Chinook caught today. The bite seemed to die mid morning.

I will be guiding this area for the next few weeks, and have several openings if anybody is interested in booking a trip.

Captain Dave's Guide Service, Booking Now! Columbia River salmon - including Summer &
Fall Chinook and Sockeye, and Lake Roosevelt Kokanee and Trout.
509-939-6727
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Name: CaptainDavesGS Date: June 30, 2016 Lake Name: Secret  
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I decided to post this report under "secret" in preparation for some of my Columbia River Salmon Reports. All my salmon fishing will take place between White Bluffs and Brewster, but in some cases I have decided to not be too specific.

Wednesday was my last June Kokanee trip. I launched with my morning crew at 8am and started my task of hunting down some monster Kokes. For this trip I decided to try stacking lines on my downriggers. The first line I clipped in was 2 colors leaded line. This line sinks 10' deeper than my ball. Also at my ball I attached a mono line on a second release. By utilizing a Mack's Double D Dodger side planing capabilities I was able to push this line out to the side and up and away from the leaded line. I repeated this method on both sides of the boat, and It worked like a charm. With a single line on the back down rigger we were fishing 5 rods between 15-50'. Fishing was consistent and by 1:00 we were cleaning our 8 kokes.

My second trip of the day started at 2 pm. It was just 2 of us for the afternoon bite. Lots of planter rainbow kept us busy, but we managed to land our 4 kokes in just a couple of hours. Largest Koke of the day weighted in at 3.75 pounds.

I wish every day was a 12 koke day.

I thought I would share just how I've been rigging my Coho Killers. First I cut off all the rings. Next I just slide a pre-tied double hook leader thru the holes at each end, and add a swivel to the other end. This also works great on the Phobe spoons I've also been having great success with.

If you would like to book a trip with me for the best Kokanee you may ever encounter, feel free to contact me and we can discuss details. I run both morning and afternoon trips. Also contact me concerning my July Salmon Trips. Reports to come soon.

Thanks Rob Holman for a sneak peak at our up and coming Kokanee video. I hope you all get a chance to watch it once it comes out.

Captain Dave's Guide Service, Booking Now! Columbia River salmon - including Summer &
Fall Chinook and Sockeye, and Lake Roosevelt Kokanee and Trout.
509-939-6727
Captain Dave's Guide Service
Official Digital Anglers Sponsor

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