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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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Name: Amx Date: March 27, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Had to go back to try the lake again. Only got a 2.57 Largie. But it's got a weird mouth.

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Name: tnj8222 Date: March 21, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Went to the pond today in hopes for some pigs, and I succeeded. It was very tough fishing lost one and landed one. Two of us fishing. We where casting senkos to the usual spawning areas in this pond. Very few fish moved shallow. But still had a great time.

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Name: Amx Date: March 19, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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secret #1

Only one small fish, but it was great to feel the bulldogging of a headstrong Largie on the crankbait. 2.51 lbs.

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Name: Amx Date: March 19, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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secret lake #2

Oh, HERE is the secret lake report box. lol

No fish, only an hour and 1/2 on the lake, but was fun. Rushed thru the couple spots, and one area I wanted to try before heading home.

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Name: RichieRich Date: March 16, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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This report is for Friday and Monday,.....Friday caught 16 Rainbows up to 13'' ,casting flies and went out Monday caught 22 Rainbows up to 17'' , casting leaches

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