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Moses Lake Spring Walleye
Our featured lake for this month is Moses Lake, specifically Moses Lake and walleyes. Marble Eyes, AKA one of the best freshwater fish you can eat. While the Potholes gets most of the fishing reports and attention (rightfully so), Moses Lake has a fine walleye fishery and for those in the know can put out some numbers and quality fish.One thing that likely confuses/intimidates anglers new to this lake is the odd shape. Shaped more like a river than a lake, it can be kind of confusing to som...
Category: Lakes  Date: 5/23/2014  Author: Mike Carey
   
Opening Day Run-Down 2014
Our 5 Star Fishing Reports came in at a steady pace this year. Here’s some of the Hot Lakes being reported on: Blue in Grant – callplatinum had a golden day getting limits and doing lots of fun C&R.Steel in King – FishinMarine got limits of 10-12” stockers in a matter of a few hours.Mineral in Lewis – Nwrookie got limits of 15-16” bows, Dancpu did equally well.Cottage in King – Bobberdownchromer reports another great Opening Day on this popular lake. Fishing pier was full.P...
Category: Lakes  Date: 4/28/2014  Author: Mike Carey
   
Coeur D'Alene Spring Salmon
Growing up around the Chinook salmon fishery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho you see just how tough it can be to catch stubborn black mouths year round with consistency. As a youth, when the fish were introduced, I just didn't have the patience. In those years, (the early 80's) the Chinook were planted to control the Kokanee population. The fish thrived with many 30's and a few 40 plus lbs. caught.People complained that you had to put in your 100 hours for the Big One and many anglers began to form...
Category: Lakes  Date: 4/28/2014  Author: Roger Blackstone
   
Lake Stevens Spring Kokanee Fishery
May means one thing to local kokanee anglers – time to hit Lake Stevens for kokanee! And as an added reason, every year the Lake Stevens kokanee May derby takes place. This derby allows local anglers and guides to aim for “bragging rights” on this wonderful kokanee lake. As with all kokanee lakes, some years are better than others, and average fish sizes will vary from year to year. That said, Lake Stevens gets a steady planting from WDFW and is a consistent producer for west side anglers. Let’...
Category: Lakes  Date: 4/28/2014  Author: Mike Carey
   
Buffalo Lake
It was fun with families this past week. First, it was myself and my wife Eileen treating her sister to a fishing trip to Buffalo Lake, and then It was the Rock Island Free Kids Fishing Day at Rock Island. There were some real lunkers caught at Buffalo Lake, and at the Pitt Pond in Rock Island. My wife Eileen’s sister Karen was visiting from Anaconda, Montana last fall and we took her steelhead fishing on the upper Columbia at Bridgeport. She caught her first steelhead and was thrilled....
Category: Lakes  Date: 4/23/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
   
Banks Lake Triple Challenge
This past week was a terrific fishing week here in North Central Washington. I got out on Banks Lake and practiced for the Triple Fish Derby that is coming up toward the end of the month. There was a very successful kid’s derby on Moses Lake, and another very successful derby on Lake Chelan for kokanee. Things are really looking up this spring! It just gets better and better. Last Wednesday Eric Granstrom and I met Keith Jensen, of Big Wally’s Guide Service, at Coulee Playland. We had...
Category: Lakes  Date: 4/23/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
   
Chelan Spring Kokanee Essentials
Our Focus on Fishing this month is "All About Chelan". As in, All About Kokanee. In 2013, the word got out that kokanee fishing had rebounded big time on lake Chelan. Not only did the fishing start off red-hot, the kokanee were HUGE. 15-17" kokanee were the norm, and rumors of fish breaking the 20" size circulated. Although I never saw a picture of one a 20" fish, my personal best was 19". That makes for some big kokanee fillets. Even better, the kokanee that come out of lake Chelan have a rich...
Category: Lakes  Date: 4/2/2014  Author: Mike Carey
   
Spring Walleye Action
April is a big month. There is the “April Fools” opener in the Columbia Basin. There are other spring fisheries, such as walleye and big trout fishing going by April. This is also the month for some special events, like kids fishing days in a couple of locations. As long as the weather treats us right, some of the best fishing of the year can be had in the month of April. I had been hearing of good walleye fishing on Potholes Reservoir, and I also had learned the walleye bite had begun...
Category: Lakes  Date: 3/31/2014  Author: Dave Graybill
   
Four Hours to Boise
The adventure began years ago when a friend in the local bass club asked “I have a good spot for Yellow Perch thru the ice, are you interested?” You must know that ice fishing was and is the passion of my winters. Fishing a spoon on hard water is effective and much the same as open water in the warmer months. Wow, what a spot that was at Yuba Lake, Utah. Two pounders were as common as the mosquito in summer! Although the trophy fish are sadly gone, Yuba still has several of the world record...
Category: Lakes  Date: 3/3/2014  Author: Mike Hall for The Mack Attack
   
Roses Lake March Fishing Warm-Up
Manson, WA-Small waves were splashing over the bow as I rowed into the wind just to the outside of the cattails on the north side of Roses Lake. Each time I made a pass along the shoreline a fish grabbed my f2 flatfish and I was now just one fish shy of my limit. Finally the rod tip bent over and I dropped the oars and grabbed the rod, reeling in the last fish. I grew up fishing this lake and back when it was a winter only fishery, opening on December 1st and closing on March 31st it was ve...
Category: Lakes  Date: 2/15/2014  Author: Jason Brooks
   
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