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Name: jonb Date: April 23, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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work got canceled due to rain. I didn't want to go too far from home, so my little honey hole pond was my destination today. I brought nothing but my fly box and 6weight with me.no bait no hardware. the gusts were hard and the brush was high but I made it happen and landed my first cutt about 10 minutes after I started. A 9" cutty c&r'd. For the next hour I had several uncommitted hits that came unbuttoned. Finally about an hour after my first fish I landed a skinny 8" Cutty c&r'd. 2 casts later in the same spot, SLAM, I get a hard hit and I see a very healthy rainbow flash it's side where my fly was, after a few little runs I land a nice 12" rainbow, c&r'd. the action lulled again, so I moved to the other side of the pond, and caught another 10" cutt c&r'd and called it a day. Very very fun for a near home quicky. The fly of the day was a crystal bugger

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Name: SilverSlayer Date: April 20, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went out for Steelhead on Saturday and thought I would post up a few pictures. Salmon Eggs and Jigs under floats were the ticket on Saturday. Landed a beautiful Native Steelhead and a couple Hatcheries. Also Tried for Springers on Sunday on the Cowlitz with no Luck. Seems like the springer run is late this year.

One observation I see on the river is other fishers coming through and working a hole and moving on if no bites, however I have learned it sometimes pays to spend a lot more time at a small number of choice holes and work them hard top to bottom. This has paid off for me over the last several months. This Saturday I spent four hours working three small holes, even returning to a previously fished hole after the fish settle down and wham-o!, another steelhead ripping the bobber under.


Good luck out there
Slayer.

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Name: jonb Date: April 19, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I decided to try a new lake today, and I am glad I did. I met chwong at 7:15am at the lake by 9:15. He trolled a spoon and I trolled a castmaster, and a wedding ring. I trolled to the far end of the lakes with 2 drive by hits. CHwong caught a 12" brookie and released it, so I switched up to a deep diving f7 Rapala. 3 minutes into trolling I get a huge hit, set the hook, Fish on. I brought in my personal best ever brook trout of 13" then another 5 minutes later of 14" and chunky. We both trolled for another hour before the weather blew us off the lake, I missed a couple hits on the way back too. Left the lake at 12:00. My first Washington state brook trout, my personal best brook trout ever, and a successful scouting of a new lake, along with good company, makes this a 5 star day. If we had more time and better weather I could only imagine how well we would have done.

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Name: mizm05 Date: April 14, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I live in a community that shares a private lake with 2 other communities. We had our annual fishing derby this past Saturday and what a blast! The 3 communities all chip in and stock with rainbows mainly, but there are some browns and cutts as well. We only caught bows, but the action was fast and furious! We found a hole that nobody else was fishing and that's where the hawgs were hiding. We told other boats to come over and even told them the setup we were using, but they would sit for 10-15 mins and not get anything and then go back to trolling. Oh well.

It was fish after fish for almost all day. Once the weather heated up, they dove deeper and we were burnt out at that point so we called it a day. My buddy landed over 30 I believe. He kept a couple of the bigger ones. His biggest was over 3 lbs.

I didn't count mine, but was just a bit behind him in quantity of fish caught, but I landed some pigs! My biggest (in pic) was 5 lbs 14 oz and just shy of 22 inches long. I was in first place with about an hour to go, and then some young lady turned in a 7 pounder! Oh well, I can't complain. After the dismal steelhead season I had, this was a shot of new life to get me going again. It was an epic day to say the least. I'll be back out there as much as I can be until the weather warms up to the point where they all dive deep. Feels good to catch fish again...I don't care if it's stocked fish or not right now. LOL

I'll admit, I pretended the big ones were steel when I was reeling them in. They sure do look like steel! Ha!!!

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Name: 8theB8 Date: April 13, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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No data as this was a Jon Boat trip. Headed out to one of our lakes we fall back on when the bite gets tough and it didn't help. I caught 1 about 2.5lbs and my buddy got skunked. Seemed like a mild algae bloom was starting but we found clear water and it didn't make a difference.

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Name: TheKastMaster Date: April 13, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Great day of fishing this weekend. Headed down south to a lake I've been planning on hitting. Trolled around for a few hours and got several nice 16 inch bows. Decided to plunk for a bit and got a few other nice fish...lost a BIG trout. Finally headed towards the boat launch and saw a truck backing up and opened up a hatch and watched a couple hundred big trout being dumped in the lake about 40 feet away from my boat. Decided to anchor out and plunk close to the boat launch and got 2 nice bows around 5lbs! One was a fresh jumbo and the other looked like a 4 year old hold over or so,etching. The one with more color fraught hard as heck. Tight lines!

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Name: jonb Date: April 08, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I decided to purge my favorite little pond today. I forgot my tackle bag, so I only had 2 plunk set UPS and a fly rod with No fly. So I took one plunk set up apart, and used the size 6 octopus hook on my flyrod, and kept the other plunk set up in tact. It is a green Corky free sliding above a size 6 octopus hook. I casted the plunk set up in with half a crawler, immediately hooked up with a 9" cutty, I decided I wanted to try fly fishing so I p ut half a worm on the hook, I pulled 15' of line off the spool, I have the line tension with my hand to along shot the line into the water, without a proper cast. Low hanging tree branches and talk grass made it difficult to cast. None the less my bait landed 10-15' from shore each time, and it worked. On my second try I hooked up with a 8" cutt that swallowed it real bad. After 40 minutes I caught a total of 2 cutts with the fly rod, and 3 with the plunk set up, the biggest fish being 10 3/4". I typically release my fish and use flies or spinners, at this pond., I felt like taking a limit this time.

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Name: Elijah.Loves.Fishin Date: March 31, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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The day started out "promising". We showed up at the lake around 7:40 am and got on the water before 8. It was overcast with some small breaks of blue skies. The water temp was 50 degrees. We targeted high percentage area which mainly consisted of trees, lay downs, docks with deep water access, etc. We flipped jigs, throw swimjigs, various swimbaits, spinnerbaits, etc and couldn't buy a bite. I even broke out the spinning rod to throw a 7" wacky rigged BPS sticko but absolutely nothing. The worst part was when my alberto knot joining my 65 lb braid to 25 lb mono leader snapped mid cast and I ended up with the nastiest backlash ever! I lost my Dirty Jigs Swimjig and half a spool of brand new 65 lb Power Pro. Then the wind picked up and in a matter of seconds it was gusting 15-20+ mph. Even on full blast with the trolling motor we were being pushed back so we were forced off the lake.

We then packed up and decided to go check out another lake that may be more sheltered from the wind. We arrive and there is wind but nowhere near as bad as the first lake. It looked very manageable so we launched. No more than 2 minutes after we start fishing, the wind picked up and it was ugly. We had some gusts that were as bad as the previous lake but for the most part it was slightly more manageable.

I was getting used to the stiffness of 20 lb fluorocarbon that I was using for the first time and had a small birds nest. As I was picking it out, the wind picked up and the line got caught in the trolling motor. I was extremely angry that I just lost half a spool of brand new 20 lb P-Line 100% Fluorocarbon. This added to my frustration since I now lost a LOT of brand new fluorocarbon and braid!

But things made a turn for the better! I flipped at the corner of a dock, let my jig sink. Started to work it back to the boat when I suddenly felt an increase in line tension. I set the hook hard and fish on! Immediately my rod doubled over and nearly stopped in place during the hook set. I instantly knew that I had an absolute giant on the line! I begin fighting the fish and watch as my drag that is set pretty darn tight is peeling out. This fish is pulling hard and giving me one hell of a savage fight! The fish surfaces and I begin to freak out! Instantly I began praying that the fish would not spit the hook or break me off. I lip the fish and bring it into the boat and I am absolutely ecstatic! It ended up being a 7.76 lb largemouth bass!

About 45 minutes later or so, I'm still working the jig when I feel 3 strong taps. I instantly am almost in disbelief and I set the hook hard! It's another big fish! This one put up a great fight and gave me more trouble at the boat when it made several runs under the boat as I was trying to lip it. I manage to lip it and get it in the boat! It ended up being a 4.54 lber!

We kept fishing and the wind was relentless. It ended up draining my battery to the point where I had to empty out one of my plano boxes and paddle for quite a ways to make it back to the launch.

2 fish for 12.3 lbs!? Are you kidding me!? I am so happy it's not even funny!

I rated this a 5 Star because I caught the two big girls within less than an hour of each other. Plus it was truly a great day with lots of memories and big fish!


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Name: Weekend-warrior17 Date: March 26, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went out this morning before day light with intentions of finding some small mouth to wrestle, boy was i wrong not a soul in that department. Water was pretty cold still marking schools out in deep water. Slow rolled cracks, threw grubs all morning till about Noon when I finally threw in the towel //: Bummer no bass. Well then i picked up one of my trout rods (No downriggers ) Added some weight estimate 1/8th -1/4th ounce with a Clear an pink splatter hoochy with (As pictured with the cuttie) about 20" behind my weight (No flasher , fish in here aren't the biggest fans). Dropped that about 50 yards back trolled at around 1.2 Mph. Started my troll at about Noon thirty and on my first pass in front of the creek i got that 15 inch rainbow. Bonked him (Meat cut RED) , finished my run down pulled a U and headed back up. Couple times back an forth and I seen the pecking start, peck peck -- peck --- peck -- whammy fish on!! ultra light doubled over! Fish went straight for the bottom! Turned her knowing branches litter the bottom beneath us. She came Rocketing toward the boat the reel to line ratio is low on these small reels and almost lost her.Couple more solid runs and i reached down for the grab. MONEY!! 18 inch cuttie ! Bonked her. After that it was slow for about an hour so i moved to a different creek mouth. Hit a couple smaller 11" rainbows and a couple more 8-12" cutthroat witch were released. Finally went back to trolling in front of the previous creek and after about 15 minutes boated that 13 inch cutthroat (All on the hoochy). After that i switched up to floating a night crawler just trying to fill my limit and immediately hooked a chunky 16 inch colored up rainbow (No picture forgot). Putt him in the box and that was the day ended around 5:30pm. That weather was killer though . . Cold as all get at today.
Tight Lines everyone, Hope i didn't bore you to much with this report. Haha

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Name: FishingThePacNW Date: March 22, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Wow, what a great day, got out with my dad to a lake that we have been fishin since i was 8 and launched the boat and right off the bat my dad hooked one trolling a rooster tail but it jumped and spit it. So we trolled around the lake once and got back down to the one end and i had a kastmaster on and i cast out and one hit it and let go and as i was reeling up i could just see a ton of em chasing it! So we stayed there and me and my dad nailed a bunch of fish left and right on kastmasters and rooster tails! so we started keeping track, we kept going and these fish were really surprising me, it was like we were bass fishin! they were up shallow next to the docks, we were catching em in like a foot to 5 feet of water! it was an amazing day with many doubles! Its always nice to spend time with my dad out on our favorite lake catchin trout on my 5'6" ultralight rod with 4lb line! Well all in all i landed 30 trout and my dad got 10... great day! I should have a video up pretty soon, the reason i say its a secret lake is like most people out there that dont wanna give away their favorite lake but some of you guys might be able to tell what lake it is from the video, so if you do know please dont give it away, thanks! Well i cant wait to get back out again! its pretty crazy going from catching steelhead to little trout haha!

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