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Name: ridgeratt Date: July 03, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went to a little lake I fish often and it didn't disappoint me once again. Left the house around 8 a.m. and got to the lake by 8:30. Enjoyed the solitude in the fact I was the only one there. Had loons in the background and the sound of the logging over the ridge. Fishing was good and caught 5 fish in the 12 inch range and back to the house by 10:30.
Just a great day to work on my stress levels.

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Name: jonb Date: June 30, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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I arrived at one of my favorite subalpine lakes in snohomish county with a friend around 7:15am after a short hike. Upon arrival we see the shack, log book and canoe all still there as i last saw it. The lake was calm and the bugs were plenty, warm but not too humid, a bright sunny day would soon follow. As we loaded our gear in the canoe, i noticed the plopping sounds of trout breeching the surface. My friend and i started to get excited and hastened our expedition, he sat in the front and rowed with his right hand i sat in the back and rowed with my left. We both had fly rods with us, but he was a novice, so i started him off with a spinning rod and cast master. I set up my 3wt with full floating line 8' of tippet, and a size 4 white/silver knudson spider, and never changed that set up all day. After about 10 minutes of fudding around teaching my friend the ways of trout fishing, i finally recieved the first hook up, with a solid cutthroat of 13" casting near structure, my friend sitting near the front watched the take before his eyes, and from there the trip was a success. I landed the fish after a bit of a struggle, the fish wrapped itself around a submerged log, so i let the line slack and the fish swam out and freed itself, then after a couple minutes i landed it, these cutts in this lake fight extremely hard and double my 3wt over everytime. A few casts later my friend lands his first another beautiful cutt of 12" on his spinning set up. I decided to switch gears, we tried trolling a bit, both with fly rods now. Him with my 6wt and an orange knudson spider, he did get a hit and missed it but nothing else after that. We went back to pounding structure, logs and floating grass bogs. after another hour i caught 3 more 12"-13" cutts, he got 1 more 13" cutt then we called it a day as the weather started to get hot with a total of 4 for me and 2 for him.it was a glorius day and a day my friend wont soon forget. His very first cutthroat, and new found love of trout fishing. the meat on all these fish are excellent deep orange, similar look to coho meat.

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Name: AJ's Dad Date: June 18, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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I had to use the secret lake section to post this report because there is no where to select Canadian Lakes. No big deal, just wanted to make this report. I fished Last Mountian Lake with my younger brother and fellow Northwest Fishing reports member Lucious.
We fished from Saturday the 6th thru friday the 12th of June. We set out to catch as many big pike as we could and have a great trip, and we did just that. I lost many nights of sleep thinking about how many and how big these fish were going to be. When the trip finally happened, it was truly more than I had ever imagined. The walleye bite was amazing. We stumbled on them in shallow water, 2.5 to 3 feet deep, while casting for pike. We could have easily boated 4 or 5 hundred quality walleyes on the trip if we had specifically targeted them like many other anglers were doing. However, we were out for pike on this trip and the walleyes were just an added bonus.
The pike bite was nothing short of amazing. We fished bays that Lucious had fished on a previous trip and several others that he picked out by researching a map of the lake. His selection of fishing spots was spot on, every time. We picked bays off the main lake and fished them with unimaginable success. Between three of us, we boated 376 fish. I personally landed 143 Pike and about 30 quality walleyes. My personal bait of choice was the Rapala Glidin rap for the most part but I had many fish using other baits such as the Big Hammer swimbait, Mepps inline spinner, Rapala subwalk, Rapala X raps, river 2 sea v joint minnow and spinnerbaits. All I can say is this lake lived up to it's reputation and then some!! The fish were many, and they were BIG!! I personally landed 7 pike at or over 40" with some weighing in the mid 20lb range. We didn't weight any as we all left our scales at home and opted to just measure lengths. Lucious had a day where he boated 38 pike and several walleyes. My best day numbers wise was the last day of the trip where I caught 45 pike, 2 of which were over 40", several others over 30" and a hand full of walleyes.
If you are looking for a place to make the dream trip of a life time and do it at an affordable price, this is certainly the lake to choose. You will not be dissapointed. The fish in these photos are just a few of the great fish we caught.

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Name: drysuperfly52 Date: June 08, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Woke up early and went fishing with "The Quadfather" we went to a little alpine like he has been telling me about for a couple years now. all i have to say is WOW, what a gem. which is why I am keeping it a secret. the visibility was unlike any lake i have ever fished, you could see the bottom throughout the entire lake. we started dragging wolley buggers and leaches with minimal luck through the deep parts of the lake. after a skunked hour or so we ended up in the shallows and started seeing fish cruising looking for food. changing my tactics a few time i got a few on foam and with dropper. after that slowed down a crazy mayfly hatch erupted on the lake, the fish were everywhere, and would hit anything I threw their way, I went with a strike indicator and a bead head chromoind and caught my biggest wild fish to date. I am guessing about 19" and all muscle, this fish had more power then any of the 5 lb fish that rocky ford creek has, felt like i was fighting a pink on my 4 weight fly rod. I think I landed about 7 fish in all all were very healthy and feisty.

I cant wait to be back at this lake. Thanks again Quadfather!

Hey Quad, i got some info on a unnamed pond that is supposed to have some monster bass. I think another trip will be in order.

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Name: drysuperfly52 Date: June 01, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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spent the afternoon until dark getting some fly fishing in from the shore line in a mountain lake. the fishing was great 2 browns, 4 bows and countless strikes. i was throwing different wolley buggers on a full sinking line.

i am sure a handful of people recognize this lake, access was amazingly easy and i don't want the spots getting trashed.

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Name: Ian Horning Date: May 25, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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This report covers two days of fishing on a lake that will not be named. County- Skamania? Pierce? King? I don't know.
I guess it's kinda cruel to post a report without revealing location, but the fishery is good enough that I want it to stay rather sheltered.

I decided to check this lake out because it looked fishy to me. I didn't know it's name, or see any reports, but it looked fishy. Very fishy.

Day one, had no idea what to expect. Packed up some gear- an ultralight trout outfit and a medium light setup that I would use for bass. I enjoy feeling the fight, and although 65lb braid is often practical in some scenarios, I've found that bass can be landed on any tackle if played correctly. I also don't feel like using a broom stick that could haul up Moby Dick if it needed to. 10lb test and a light, responsive rod makes for great enjoyment of the sport.

I immediately started seeing fish. Not five minutes in, and a recently spawned 4lb female bass guarding thousands of young lurked under my boat. I decided to move on, having spooked the fish.

My fist catch was a 10 inch largemouth on a #0 bronze mepps on my ultralight setup. Actually a very fun fight. He, as all the fish are in this lake, are chunky and very healthy. He coughed up a 3-4 inch baitfish when I brought him in. Back into the water he went, and onwards I went.

I still poked around with the ultralight and the mepps. Several other small bass came and went, and then, something bigger said hello.

Lily pads bubbled as my rod tip dipped into a hard arc towards the water, drag whizzing away as the fish took off. Thrashing about, the green beauty gave it her all to snap my thread of a line on the stems of every lily pad in the vicinity, but to no avail. After one more breakaway, I lipped her, and hoisted her in, an all 3-4lbs of glory. Great fish, on a most miniscule of lure. Back she went, and onwards I fished.

Switching to a 4 inch fluke, I worked around some stumps and other debris. Not much happened, but right underneath the boat, a subtle tap indicated a pickup. Again the hook was set, and the rod bent towards the water. it seemed as if the other fish's twin struck, another 3-4lb beauty! back into the lake she went, and I called it a day.

Upon returning the next day, I immediately got to work. But today, the lake wouldn't give p its quarry easy.
I threw jerkbaits and flukes again, imitating the forage that the bass are feeding on. First hookup on the husky jerk, a solid fish. Again, in the 3-4lb range easy... but I never got a good look. She came unbuttoned and swam away victorious. Lake 1, Ian Horning 0.

I kept pressing on, working more cover. Another strike ten feet from my boat, another large fish. The hookset came in, and............ nothing. Lake 2, Ian Horning 0.

Again I pressed on, and received another strike shortly. The hook was set into a heavy fish, who swirled beneath the surface. One flash of yellow side, and once again, slack line. he had spit the hook. Lake 3, Ian Horning 0. That one was real big.

Damn the jerkbait, time to switch. The fluke rod was picked up and flipped around, and finally a bite registered. Hookset in, plus headshakes to boot. Yippee, here we go again. Another solid fish, around 4-5 lbs. He was actually landed, believe it or not. He had a big slash on his side from an eagle or osprey trying to grab him, still pretty fresh.

I covered more water with the Husky Jerk. I slung it across some flats, jerking it over some weeds. it bumped into a clump of weeds, and then something bumped back. Something real big. It took off like a rocket, shaking it's head, peeling drag, and dodging in and out of weeds, under the boat, everywhere. But I prevailed in the end, holding the largest largemouth I've ever caught. It was around 22-23 inches long (used my wader boot as a reference- its about 13 inches long) and probably weighed 6-7 pounds. All I know is it was an extremely healthy fish, very fat and thick. Back she went, and again, I called it a day.

2/5 Isn't that bad in the end, I guess. Still some great fish, great memories, and a great lake. If I'd have caught all of theose fish, my "tournament limit" of five fish would have been pretty hefty. Oh well, maybe next time.

Tight lines, and thank you to all veterans we remember this weekend and beyond!

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Name: Lip_Ripper87 Date: May 11, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Well, I went out on a whim to go find some mid spring crappie and bass. More or less the crappie. But I stopped and grabbed up some green and black, white grub w/tail, blue/blk crappie tubes. And chartreuse and black jig heads to round out a quick crappie setup. Well the ran started and I had a few take downs but I had a to slow of a pole. They got away. Haha I did get one though. A little SM bass. He was around 6.5 inches and a whopping .5lb

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Name: AlexanderS Date: May 04, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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5:00 pm,just got off work-that only means one thing,few hours left for fishing!

Decided to stop by a place in snohomish county,there were two other guys fishing and myself.Used a 6' watermelon senko few casts in got a bite and pulled out maybe a 1 pounder,then another shortly after...Then decided to try casting towards a log and ended up setting my line right over it and in about 5 seconds my line starts going out,set the hook and my drag went off,pole bending and asking for mercy,adrenaline rushing! I knew I had something big on the end of the line...well once I got it to shore I couldn't believe the size of the bass I caught!! She was exactly 22 inches,didn't have a scale on me so don't know the weight. But what I do know is thats the biggest bass I've ever caught! Then castes out again and had another bite,lost that one,but the lake was producing well or I just hit the honey hole,I caught one right after the next cast:) smallest was about 14 inches. Fished from shore since who knows where this lake is it is hard to get a boat "down" there(hint):) had a great day,defiantly will be back hopefully end of this week since I work long hours,tight lines!

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Name: TheKastMaster Date: May 04, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went on a mini 3 day vacation to a remote part of eastern Washington with some buddies. Brought my boat and had planned on plunking all weekend for some fat trout but instead, ended up trolling around all weekend and nailing 14" Kokanee. Ended up coming home with 16 of them and lost a couple fatties that were probably at least a lb or lb in a half. First time catching Kokanee and now I've got it down great and plan to hit some local lakes for them. Also caught a nice 15" rainbow while trolling.

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Name: kevinflint Date: April 27, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Found the honey hole for now!! Best day yet and I've already had GREAT days!

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