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Title: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 04:25:48 AM
This was over the weekend but spent the day with my moms out fishing for landlocked coho at riffe. Water level seems to be up a bit. Managed to have my 5 within 40 mins then moms 5 came not too long after all off chrome and gold kastmasters.
Was a good day specially from the bank. Outfished most the guys on boats  :dunno:

Also gonna throw in a photo of my PBLM from the weekend also 4.2lbs :tup:
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2019, 04:27:08 AM
Nice work! Any pictures?
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Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 04:28:54 AM
Trying to post but keeps sitting at loading screen, gotta resize.
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Post by: Blacklab on June 04, 2019, 04:39:06 AM
👍😉🥃😉
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Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2019, 04:44:34 AM
Awesome! Those have to be good eating fish?

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 04:51:42 AM
Awesome! Those have to be good eating fish?

Thanks for sharing.
Id say so :drool:
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Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2019, 04:54:37 AM
Wow!
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on June 04, 2019, 04:56:25 AM
good job
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 05:01:39 AM
Thanks fellas, went out to chase "kokanee" and come to find out riffe dont even have kokanee. So talked to wdfw out there being as there was actually one at the park, All the "kokanee" are actually landlocked coho.  :dunno: News to me.
Even if so, it was a blast and got lots of good fillets.

Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: HntnFsh on June 04, 2019, 05:28:40 AM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 05:35:16 AM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
I tried a few spots for smallmouth but couldnt get any hookups. The bass are just barely post spawn so some are being picky. Got to sit over some beds and watch the pairs guard it was cool. Couldnt get anythink to bite so me ans my buddy kinda were skimmin the shallows 2-6ft and easily 6lb+ monster females just hangin out. I got one photo from my gopro i shoved under the dock but its poor.
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 05:35:35 AM
Meh.
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Post by: Birdgetter on June 04, 2019, 06:27:14 AM
Beautiful fillets!  :EAT:
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Post by: D-Rock425 on June 04, 2019, 06:52:23 AM
Nice fish
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Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 06:56:26 AM
Nice fish
Thanks buddy, offer stands just lemme know.
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Post by: Old Man Yager on June 04, 2019, 07:20:53 AM
Good to see you killin em Smossy. Been wondering how the fishing is up there at Riffe. Looks like it's been good to you.
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on June 04, 2019, 07:53:08 AM
Nice catch!!  Good to see you out and about again, keep the good going!
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 07:58:53 AM
Nice catch!!  Good to see you out and about again, keep the good going!
🤛 Honestly last few years really did a number on me but Im determined to get back at it all and get my old life back. Trust me this year will hold lots more active photos.
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Post by: Kc_Kracker on June 04, 2019, 09:20:58 AM
Those are gonna be great in the smoker!  :drool:
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: HntnFsh on June 04, 2019, 09:54:00 AM
My birdseye view showed a half dozen boats in front of the dam and another half dozen up in front of the island. Wasn't there long enough to see how the fishing was but the weather and water were fantastic!
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Alchase on June 04, 2019, 10:43:38 AM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
I tried a few spots for smallmouth but couldnt get any hookups. The bass are just barely post spawn so some are being picky. Got to sit over some beds and watch the pairs guard it was cool. Couldnt get anythink to bite so me ans my buddy kinda were skimmin the shallows 2-6ft and easily 6lb+ monster females just hangin out. I got one photo from my gopro i shoved under the dock but its poor.

Love those Riffe coho's, they smoke up really nice. If you are looking for smallies head right out from the Mossy Rock boat launch around the island then into the bay. Lots of smallies in the bay.
There are also chinook in Riffe as well. We saw a kid catch a 26 pounder from the rocks by the dam about 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 11:07:34 AM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
I tried a few spots for smallmouth but couldnt get any hookups. The bass are just barely post spawn so some are being picky. Got to sit over some beds and watch the pairs guard it was cool. Couldnt get anythink to bite so me ans my buddy kinda were skimmin the shallows 2-6ft and easily 6lb+ monster females just hangin out. I got one photo from my gopro i shoved under the dock but its poor.

Love those Riffe coho's, they smoke up really nice. If you are looking for smallies head right out from the Mossy Rock boat launch around the island then into the bay. Lots of smallies in the bay.
There are also chinook in Riffe as well. We saw a kid catch a 26 pounder from the rocks by the dam about 10 years ago.
Lol This one?
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on June 04, 2019, 11:12:57 AM
I used to live in the first house west of the Swofford Pond outlet.  Thanks for the memories, fun lake!
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 12:13:11 PM
I used to live in the first house west of the Swofford Pond outlet.  Thanks for the memories, fun lake!

The house at the end of the road with an old giant yellow bulldozer and a perfect view of swafford? Ive taken deer out of literally the closest public land to your property   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on June 04, 2019, 04:45:35 PM
I used to live in the first house west of the Swofford Pond outlet.  Thanks for the memories, fun lake!

The house at the end of the road with an old giant yellow bulldozer and a perfect view of swafford? Ive taken deer out of literally the closest public land to your property   :chuckle:
There wasn't a bulldozer in 2001, but the lawn borders Cowlitz Wildlife Area and it does have a great view of Swofford
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 05:25:07 PM
I used to live in the first house west of the Swofford Pond outlet.  Thanks for the memories, fun lake!

The house at the end of the road with an old giant yellow bulldozer and a perfect view of swafford? Ive taken deer out of literally the closest public land to your property   :chuckle:
There wasn't a bulldozer in 2001, but the lawn borders Cowlitz Wildlife Area and it does have a great view of Swofford
Ahhh haha yeah cause Ive knocked on that door looking for hunting permission.
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Alchase on June 04, 2019, 08:23:39 PM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
I tried a few spots for smallmouth but couldnt get any hookups. The bass are just barely post spawn so some are being picky. Got to sit over some beds and watch the pairs guard it was cool. Couldnt get anythink to bite so me ans my buddy kinda were skimmin the shallows 2-6ft and easily 6lb+ monster females just hangin out. I got one photo from my gopro i shoved under the dock but its poor.

Love those Riffe coho's, they smoke up really nice. If you are looking for smallies head right out from the Mossy Rock boat launch around the island then into the bay. Lots of smallies in the bay.
There are also chinook in Riffe as well. We saw a kid catch a 26 pounder from the rocks by the dam about 10 years ago.
Lol This one?

Nice!
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Birdgetter on June 04, 2019, 08:32:39 PM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
I tried a few spots for smallmouth but couldnt get any hookups. The bass are just barely post spawn so some are being picky. Got to sit over some beds and watch the pairs guard it was cool. Couldnt get anythink to bite so me ans my buddy kinda were skimmin the shallows 2-6ft and easily 6lb+ monster females just hangin out. I got one photo from my gopro i shoved under the dock but its poor.

Love those Riffe coho's, they smoke up really nice. If you are looking for smallies head right out from the Mossy Rock boat launch around the island then into the bay. Lots of smallies in the bay.
There are also chinook in Riffe as well. We saw a kid catch a 26 pounder from the rocks by the dam about 10 years ago.
Lol This one?
Pig of a fish! Is that from 10 years ago?
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Smossy on June 04, 2019, 09:38:50 PM
Your right. A lot of people call them Kokanee but they are coho. Those are all fish that come through Cowlitz falls dam after the adults spawn in the upper Cowlitz! You did good up there. The bass fishing can be lights out too!
I tried a few spots for smallmouth but couldnt get any hookups. The bass are just barely post spawn so some are being picky. Got to sit over some beds and watch the pairs guard it was cool. Couldnt get anythink to bite so me ans my buddy kinda were skimmin the shallows 2-6ft and easily 6lb+ monster females just hangin out. I got one photo from my gopro i shoved under the dock but its poor.

Love those Riffe coho's, they smoke up really nice. If you are looking for smallies head right out from the Mossy Rock boat launch around the island then into the bay. Lots of smallies in the bay.
There are also chinook in Riffe as well. We saw a kid catch a 26 pounder from the rocks by the dam about 10 years ago.
Lol This one?
Pig of a fish! Is that from 10 years ago?
Not that long ago, maybe 4 years ago? Almost makes you think people snatch stuff out of the river then pose on the lake for photos   :llam:
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: Alchase on June 05, 2019, 10:17:14 AM
We saw the kid who caught the 26 lb'r. We were trolling by the dam and stopped to watched him play it for about 15 minutes before he landed it. I don't know how long he had it on before we noticed it. I was surprised how bright it was when he held it up.
We saw them later at the cleaning station.
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: gasman on June 05, 2019, 05:49:56 PM
Way to go  :tup:
I have been wanting to go, with how low the water is and knee still healing, I don't know if I could make the walk up and down the launch, it's a long way....... and my new knee is still in healing mode...... BUT, I do think I may be making a trip over to Riffe  with Ribka next week  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: HntnFsh on June 05, 2019, 06:02:15 PM
Way to go  :tup:
I have been wanting to go, with how low the water is and knee still healing, I don't know if I could make the walk up and down the launch, it's a long way....... and my new knee is still in healing mode...... BUT, I do think I may be making a trip over to Riffe  with Ribka next week  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

Ive been hearing about the walk up and down the ramp being an inhibiting factor in use from several people. I pretty much saw that coming when the work was going on. I think I will talk to management and upper management and see if they are aware of the issue and if there is any way to alleviate the problem. I really think the ramps would get more use if they were more user friendly. Just not sure how receptive they would be to look for a solution.
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: gasman on June 05, 2019, 06:29:45 PM
Way to go  :tup:
I have been wanting to go, with how low the water is and knee still healing, I don't know if I could make the walk up and down the launch, it's a long way....... and my new knee is still in healing mode...... BUT, I do think I may be making a trip over to Riffe  with Ribka next week  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

Ive been hearing about the walk up and down the ramp being an inhibiting factor in use from several people. I pretty much saw that coming when the work was going on. I think I will talk to management and upper management and see if they are aware of the issue and if there is any way to alleviate the problem. I really think the ramps would get more use if they were more user friendly. Just not sure how receptive they would be to look for a solution.

Yeah for those of us that are unable to make that hike up the ramp, or have a disability,  it really makes it tough, we can't fish the lake I  our boats without someone with us to assist.

But honestly, that really is no concern for the powers to be.......

Being ADA friendly is not on their mind  :bash:  :bash: :bash:
Title: Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
Post by: HntnFsh on June 05, 2019, 06:39:07 PM
Way to go  :tup:
I have been wanting to go, with how low the water is and knee still healing, I don't know if I could make the walk up and down the launch, it's a long way....... and my new knee is still in healing mode...... BUT, I do think I may be making a trip over to Riffe  with Ribka next week  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

Ive been hearing about the walk up and down the ramp being an inhibiting factor in use from several people. I pretty much saw that coming when the work was going on. I think I will talk to management and upper management and see if they are aware of the issue and if there is any way to alleviate the problem. I really think the ramps would get more use if they were more user friendly. Just not sure how receptive they would be to look for a solution.

Yeah for those of us that are unable to make that hike up the ramp, or have a disability,  it really makes it tough, we can't fish the lake I  our boats without someone with us to assist.

But honestly, that really is no concern for the powers to be.......

Being ADA friendly is not on their mind  :bash:  :bash: :bash:

I honestly think they are somewhat sympathetic to the disabled. That is why the put in the ADA parking, swim beach and  swim beach access ADA accessible. Hopefully something can be done about the launch. I'm sure it would be very expensive though.