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Name: chwong Date: October 13, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I took my daughter to a lake which is on private property. The owner allowed us to fish here as long as we followed his rules: catch and release, barbless single hooks, and no bait. The trout are extreme hard to catch, but when we caught one, they were quite large. I don't usually like to post reports on areas that are not available to the public because it doesn't really help the rest of us. However, I just had to share a couple of pictures of these beautiful fish. I promise my next report will be on an area we can all fish!

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Name: drysuperfly52 Date: September 24, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I had the best day of fishing I could have ever asked for.

I went to a small creek that I haven't been to in years that normally offers a day of 50+ little bows and cutts. This time on my way up I was noticing the road was a little rougher and the trail had definitely seen a lot less use. When go to the slide where I cut down to the river it was so over grown it was a 100 % blind bush whack down to the river. as we were making our way down I was telling my buddy I bet I was the last guy here 6 years ago. we got the creek and the flow, clarity, sun on the water everything was perfect. I couldn’t wait to fish for some cutts on fresh water. shortly after making our way down steam we got the "hole" I instantly lock my eyes on to a school of 6-8 big fish (I had no clue what they were, I was thinking possibly steelhead). it I couldn’t believe my eyes. I tried everything I had in box to get a strike but I wasn’t able to pull even a look. out of desperation and the "F" it what do I have to lose I threw on a huge weighted silver streamer on my 3lb flouro line I was just lobbing this thing in the pole hoping for the best.

BOOM! the second I starting bring in the fly one of mid-size fish slammed my fly, after a very good fight, me yelling at my buddy is disbelief I actually hooked on the fish I got it to the shore and to my amazement it was a dolly! (a fish that has always eluded me) the fish took the WHOLE fly in its mouth, after some very careful surgery and about 5 minutes of holding the fish in the water is swam off and fell back in line with the others. We left after that I didn't to stress the fish especially that they had to be spawning, and had no fear of people.

I can’t wait to be back to my re-revived favorite creek.


***AS for all the people wondering about regulations, Dollys are not listed at all on any site or reg book for this stream, i was using my normal barbless fly gear. and the fish was released without harm***

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Name: Shadow Caster Date: August 11, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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First off, not a secret, just one of our local sloughs in Snoqualmie. Decided to do some night fishing with the super moon lighting the way. Fish were caught and released consistently on plastics until we decided we had caught enough trees for the evening around 10:30. Here are the 2 largest for the evening.

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Name: jonb Date: August 03, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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this report is for lost lake near the everett pud( sultan river) diversion dam near sultan wa

i explored this for the first time solo, i started my hike in at 9:00 am i made it parallel to the lake on the gravel rd, but just couldn't find the trailhead, i looked for 15 mins gave up, and busted out my gps, and hacked my way through the vietnam like brush until i reached the lake,( dont try this) i arrived at 11:00 almost exactly, set up my 3 weight, and set up a plunking rig. my plunking rig was a free sliding 1/2oz casting sinker, with a red bead pegged with 4 ft of line left as leader, then a free sliding corky, then a hook, then 8"of line then another hook, both hooks baited with 1/2 worm. i first started with the fly rod, hoping not to resort to spinning/bait tactics, i casted and casted, changed flies, changed from floating to sink tip nada, so i casted my plunk rig for the first time, by now it was 12:30 i sat for 5 mins then tap tap, ohh crap! a bite! finally! set the hook, nada.. :/ i cast again same spot, nada for 15 minutes, i start telling my self " ok if no fish on the dock by 1:15 im heading back". so i reel my gear up and cast 40 ft to the right, immediately bite, hook set nada :( im getting irritated at this point, re cast same thing.. and again, then finally at 12:50 i hook up and its fish on! i bring in a beautiful 13 1/2" cutt :) looks like im going to stay a little longer after all, i cast again, as im getting fish #1 on the stringer, my rod tip dances, set the hook, fish on! a respectable 12'" cutt, cast again, just as im tying up my stringer with the fish on it, i see my line slack, i reel up the slack, fish on again, and landed. its now, 12:56, i went from 0 to 3 on the dock in 6 minutes. i cast again, i wait 5 minutes, bite and fish on again. landed another nice 13" cutt, the last fish came a little slower, but i limited out with my final 10" cutt at 1: 18pm and called it a day. i planned on leaving at 1:15 if no fish were caught, funny how that worked out lol. the fish had bright red meat like salmon, and were all hens oddly enough also, upon arriving at the lake, i found the trail and even a dock, provided by the snohomish sportsmens club and the everett pud, and the trail, which is extremely deceiving, the trailhead is about 1 miles past the lake, taking the correct trail literally added 2 miles to my return trip :/ also as a side note, i saw 1 coyote, 1 rabbit, 1 bald eagle, and 1 Gardner snake on the way to the lake, i also saw roughly 200 scat piles, mostly coyote scat, and 1 set of cougar tracks & scat near the lake. the coyote i saw was curious, and stood and watched me for a couple seconds, i snapped a pic on my phone, then i raised my arms shouted and charged it, it ran for its life. a wonderful memorable day in the pacific northwest.

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Name: Pontooner80 Date: August 02, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Its best I not disclose the location of this pond, as it is on private property of a local aerospace company in Everett saved for its employees.

I am unsure if the bass found their way in or were planted, but they are the only species I found in the pond. From their aggressive attitude it seems they have no fear of predation and will attack lures repeatedly as if they just want to kill it out of anger.

I started with top water frogs as I have had great luck with them here. Sight fishing a very large fish over and over he threw my frog in the air or crushed it somehow deflating it and no hook set, user error most likely or one smart fish.

I switched to my ultra light 4lb test rod because it had a small pond magic chartreuse spinner on it and headed back to my ornery friend. He smacked it right off, we played for a few seconds and off he came.. Damn this fish!! At this point he was just messing with me.. pulling it in and spitting it out. Sure enough a friend of his came by and smacked it, HOOK SET!!

Finally the fight was on, but this one was hefty for my super light gear. It jumped a few times and headed directly for the weeds, she's big and smart! Damn, not good once again with such finesse setup I started to worry but fought her out of the muck and back towards open water. She gave a good fight and set my new personal best fish on 4lb test. Few minutes later I landed another one a little longer but not quite as tubby.

Great day on this private pond I caught a good 7 fish in less than 2 hours. I know its cheating, these guys rule this water and are not hard to entice a strike. Either way I had fun and will come back next year to see if my friends grew any bigger!

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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.


W/S Angler

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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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