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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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Name: Westside Angler Date: March 02, 2015 Lake Name: Secret  
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Some of anglers in the forum knows this place, the crappies are still out deep and bites are more aggressive early am.
Straight/ tight line trick with 2lb test line+ ultra light rod as they are super sensitive biters when it's cold. Using 1/64oz gold jig with chartreuse tube (and sometimes mixing it up with pumpkin color tube).

Easiest time to catch them is when a strong wind picks up, just set your rod on the boat, watch the tip of the rod for bite, and set the hook!

Ended up going home with a basket from 8" - 13" along with a couple of pumpkinseed.

W/S Angler

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Name: Twin_Forks_Guide Date: December 18, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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I hate to make my first post to this site be secretive but I will tell you it's a lake close to home. (I live in Shelton).

After chasing some steelhead the last few outings with no luck, I thought I would go check out an old haunt I haven't fished in a while and it turned out to be an alright choice. Caught these two and released two more casting rooster tails. Hoping for a steelhead somewhere tomorrow.

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Name: Mike Carey Date: December 16, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Not a LAKE it's a SECRET RIVER...

Today I had the pleasure of fishing with guide Ryan Hung of Reel Priorities. Like many of you I’ve enjoyed his positive, informative, and teaching fishing reports he has posted on WashingtonLakes. He definitely knows his steelhead fishing techniques and locations.

Our destination was a “local” river (if you can call driving a few hours local). At his request, the river shall remain a secret. That said, our adventure will be coming soon in a video to a YouTube near you.

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to fish – overcast, which kept the temps a very comfortable mid to upper 40s, and no rain, until the very end of the day as we headed home. The water itself was in pristine condition with four foot visibility.

Ryan rigged me up with one of his homemade jigs in a color he said “the steelhead having been killing this one”. His first cast, hit and a miss. My third cast, missed a head shake. Let the fish rest a couple minutes and… Float Down! First fish of the day and it isn’t even full light yet. My first fish was a feisty 3-4 pound hatchery buck in beautiful steelhead colors.

Each hole Ryan guided me to he mentioned “it seems like if we don’t hit a fish in the first 3-4 casts we won’t hit one in the hole”. This proved to be very true throughout the morning.

After moving a couple holes downriver I had saw Ryan’s float disappear from sight. Giving him an alert “bobber down”, he quickly turned and hookset a solid buck, this one much bigger, in the 5-6 pound range. Playing the fish through multiple runs Ryan did a tail-catch and brought the fish to shore to be kept for him and his girlfriend’s dinner. Thanking God for the fish and perfect morning, we continued downstream.

The next drift was just begging to hold a steelhead. It was a classic fast headwater leading to a deep slot against brush and treed shoreline, and ending in a log jam 30 yards downriver. We made several drifts with nothing to show for it. I decided to take a chance with my float and let it drift right up to the edge of the log that lay sideways to the current. “You’re a risk taker Mike”, Ryan said – and just then the float went down and I felt a solid fish shaking its head at me. I set the hook and the fish leap high into the air, twisting and flipping around. At this instant my bail decided to pop open - a most inopportune time! I closed the bail quickly but it was enough slack time to give this fish its freedom. Sometimes the best memories aren’t of the fish we catch, but the ones we loss. This fish encounter was the highlight of the mornings fishing trip.

That was it for our morning of fishing. Each of us was one for two and we carried out a couple nice fresh steelhead to be enjoyed for dinner.

If you ever have the opportunity to fish with Ryan Hung do it! He knows his fishing and was a pleasure to fish with. He is very generous with information and good company to share a river with. Hiring a guide for streamside angling is a different concept for a lot of us – “where’s the boat”? I would dare say I learned more in the four hours shore fishing than on most of my guide boat trips.

Ryan can be reached at (425) 420-6049, and his web site is http://reelpriorities.com/

Thanks Ryan!

*Underwater shot with a REEL Camera HD Slayer in underwater mode.

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Name: djw0414 Date: December 07, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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This is actually a secret river report. I know without a location it is a story not a report but here goes.

I went with a buddy on a guided fishing trip on Thursday which started out very slow in the first location which has always been a solid producer. We thought we would really be working for our fish which is fine so we we left the first location and started down the river when the guide said "Hey, let's try a couple casts into this little back eddy before we push on". We moved closer to a little cove with a swirl that was no more than 10 yards long. Maybe good for a fish or two. We figure out the current and start twitching our jigs under the rock wall and bang, double! Wow!! He moves us over to the other side of the river to land them and moved back over to the cove. Two more casts and bang, double. Are you kidding me? Guide moves us over to the other side, lands the fish and back to what we are now calling the Hot Tub. Two more casts, bang, double. All the fish were 10 to 15 pound coho with a mix of native and hatchery and we were starting to fill our limits of hatchery fish. Several more trips to the hot tub produced our limits and we ended up with six double hook-ups and a few singles which somehow seemed disappointing. We normally wouldn't keep our last hatchery fish this early in the day because we wouldn't want to quit fishing but we were totally satisfied with all the line-screaming brutes we had fought and the last hatchery fish was a bright 15 pounder so we bonked it and rowed the last six miles off the river. The most memorable hour of fishing I have ever been a part of. Tight lines!

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Name: Westside Angler Date: December 04, 2014 Lake Name: Secret  
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Haven't post in a while, but the calm-crisp-sunny forecast got me thinking about cold water crappies.

Headed to one my stomping grounds in Sno County lake, got my inflatable out to where I knew the hangouts (15 - 20 ft), drop anchor & cast 1/64 oz crappie jig/ straight line to bottom (I.e. no bobber), twitch twitch twitch - Bam!!! Style.

Lots of actions, fished from noon to 4pm, kept 13 fish ranging from 8" to 13"

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