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Name: Westside Angler Date: July 22, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Fished at one of my fav hidden lakes in Sno County. Arrived @ 6pm, caught only Pumpkinseed for the first 2 hours (approx 25 - 30), then as soon as it got dark the slabs started showing up - it was a frenzy. Nearly every cast was fish on!
Called it a night at 9 while they were still biting, took home 18 (10 - 13").
Just some good old bobber & jig trick/ this time tested out some rare 1/64 oz gold jig with pumpkin tube and it worked out great!

If I can sneak out from work tomorrow, I will be at Cassidy - the overcast and rain will get them active.


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Name: jonb Date: July 06, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Jay lake, Snohomish county , Wa
15 mile round trip full frame pack+raft
Started trolling a size 14 orange wooley bugger that i tied, with my 3 weight, at the end of my first pass down the lake as I'm making the turn a trout breaks the surface and my rod tip starts to bury, I set the hook , fish on, 10" Brook to the boat, start trolling again tap tap, set the hook, 6" cutty (released) the action was slow after that a hit per pass, I ended up catching 3 brook trout and 4 cutthroat, released 2 that were tiny 5" all on the little orange bugger I tied. I was hoping for bigger trout than these. They went 8 1/2"- 10"

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Name: BentRod Date: July 02, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I don't typically write secret lake reports, but this is more about how this fish was caught than where. My family and my wife's brother's family met at a local lake to hang out for the afternoon and cool off in the water. Their family brought a couple paddle boards. I often wondered what it would be like to fish from a paddle board, so took my spinning rod along and some Senkos. After we all exhausted the fun of swimming and just enjoying the sun and water I asked my BIL if he'd mind if I tried fishing from one of the paddle boards. He said go for it. My nephew and daughter (both 8yo) took one board and I took the other and we went searching for bass. I had rigged a single 5" Senko wacky style on a #1 finesse hook. Tried a couple of areas around docks and weeds to begin with, but the breeze was pushing me pretty well, so it was hard to stay in one spot long enough to let my Senko sink. Finally moved to a deeper more sheltered location along a lilly pad flotilla. First cast right along the lilly pads and no sooner did it hit bottom then I saw the slack line start to get picked up. I set the hook and it was fish on. I quickly realized it was a substantial fish and after it started peeling line I thought to myself, "What did I get myself into?!" The fish shot under the board, so I had to whip around to keep the line from fouling on the board itself and then the fish drug me into the lilly pads and right into my daughter and nephew on their board. Luckily the lilly pads slowed it down and the fact that I was using 30# braid with a 12# topshot allowed me to drag it and a dozen lilly pads back to the board. It was a healthy SM that easily topped 5# (~18" by my arm measurement) . A PB for me. I don't know who was more impressed me or my daughter and nephew! After it was safely returned to the depths (and explanations of why it was released given) I wondered how I ever managed to stay standing on the board during the episode, let alone land the thing. Very exhilarating. That was all we had time for and my Senko had been torn off the line anyway, so back to shore we went with our fish tale. Sorry, no pics as I didn't have my camera out there, but I did have witnesses!
If you want a rush, try bass fishing from a paddle board, but don't plan to take a lot of gear along. :)

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Name: zack9999 Date: June 29, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Lost Lake, Camano Island, Washington

Lost lake is a private lake located on top of Monticello which is on Camano island. On June 20th me and my brother in law took a row boat out into the lake and threw some worms on our hooks. We both caught our Rainbow Trout limits within 30 minutes of fishing. The fish were nothing to brag about when it comes to size but the quality of the meat was excellent. The reason I rated Lost Lake four stars was because we were originally going for Largemouth Bass but only caught Rainbow Trout.

Thanks,
Zack9999

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Name: Westside Angler Date: June 27, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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This is one of the many isolated lakes in Sno County that I will not exposed, some of the WA Lakes anglers knows this place, it will get swarmed and abused by the wrong people, thanks for understanding.

Fished from 6:30 - 9pm with bobber and jig, I knew where the honey hole was and headed straight there. The first hour and 1/2 was bobber down every 3 to 4 casts, the last hour was bobber down nearly every cast. The slabs showed up today (from the overcast mixed with ripples & drizzles).

Took home 16 ranging from 9 - 13", can't remember the exact numbers that were released and got away.

Should see the same activity with tomorrow's weather forecast!

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Name: Hawgs On Date: June 22, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Stuck a giant Wednesday at BassSlayer1981's secret lake...thanks for the motivation sir. This pig towed me around in my kayak for awhile, I got a couple Bass Selfie pics, then let her go. I'd say 8 pounds or so. Got 3 dinks and a couple more bass in the 2-3 pounds range. The action was slow for 4 hours fishing, but the monster made the day worth the effort! I've been catching a lot of quality largemouth so far this season, with over 20 so far at 5 pounds and up - but I just had to share this one....

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Name: jonb Date: June 18, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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My friend and I hiked into Ida lake (Snohomish county WA) on Saturday, it's off the sultan river diversion rd. 1.5 miles walk on flat gravel rd, then 1/2 mile hike on a tiny footpath, I've seen game trails that are better developed. we arrived there and right away saw a large cutthroat jump clear out of the water across the lake from us. At first we had solitude, and expected it to stay that way, but after an hour there we we're joined by other fisherman. I started off using a bobber/worm, which produced fish here and there my friend used a castmaster, which worked also, after a while more people showed up, and as the day went on we saw 10 other people fish this lake. At the end of the day I caught and released 5 Cuttbow and my friend caught and kept 2, the ones I caught we're 8" 8" 8" 12" and 12", I watched another fisherman land a 16" Cuttbow,I was surprised to see they got that big in this little lake, I'll definitely be back. if you decide to try to hike in keep in mind that the path could be easily lost because at some points it's nearly indistinguishable.

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Name: Schenk Date: June 16, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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This lake really isn't a secret but I will let you have some fun figuring out which lake it is. It drains to the Kettle River from the west, not far from Boyds but you will not find it listed on this website.

Anyway....you must have a 4 x 4 with low range (or ATV, or bike, etc), or else hike in, to get into this lake.
It is small, but deep. It sets in a little bowl with a limestone outcropping on one side. It has been planted with browns and perhaps brookies but all i have ever caught was browns. The lake is reasonably rich and has crawfish for the browns to eat too.

It was a beautiful day with intermittent sun and sprinkles. Little wind to contend with. There were 2 other gentlemen when I was there but they were shore fishing. I had a float tube and was stripping black and olive buggers at various depths. I limited in about 3 hours and took some nice browns home for the smoker...mmmmmmm!

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Name: The Quadfather Date: June 12, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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This is actually a report for what is known as, "Lake Martha" It is not located within the list of lakes via the this website. I am not talking about the Martha lakes which we all know, Warm Beach, Mill Creek, etc.
This, "Lake Martha" is an odd-ball little lake that is SO darn hard to get to, that I have no problem giving its name out there.
Lake is about 1/4 mile N. of Lake Cassidy. It is completely surrounded by dense brush, trees, etc. My entry is via parking on Hwy 9, then bush wacking directly East. There are some particular entry points to the bushes, if you care to know, you can PM me.
Anyhoo... Forged the bush with "MotoBoat" i.e. fishing partner. Got on the water about 3:00.
This day was a very slow day for myself. I only caught I think, 2 dink LMB, and toyed with 2 blue-gill.
MotoBoat probably caught/released a dozen fish, mostly dink LMB, and blue-gill. Although he did catch a perch as well. It was a multi-species day. If I count what appeared to be a small catfish which was sticking tai section 1st out of my dink LMB (mouth)... then I could say I caught a small catfish as well.

In the past year or two, I did catch one of the largest trout I've ever caught, out of this lake. Fish was maybe 20" and 3-4 lb. As I said today was slow for me, and dink fish. We did have one of those darn moments which make you have to keep coming back. A very large fish came out of the water, just 25' from us. We were in float tubes. I saw the fish and believe it was a LMB, prob. 4-5lb.
This lake is very dense with downed wood, bird habitat built by someone. Very peaceful. I had a friend from this website who caught some black crappie in it once when we went out.
Found a Geocache as well, which I had actually signed back in 2011 with my son.

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Name: BassSlayer1981 Date: June 12, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went to my secret location today. Was pretty slow untill I hooked into this lunker 5.4lber on a black senko by the pads. Took pics and genlty released it back. Was the only fish I caught but the size made up for that. Thanks for lookin!

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