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Riffe Lake
« on: June 02, 2019, 10:55:12 AM »
My buddy and I are thinking about hitting Riffe next weekend.  Any advice?  Any recent reports?  Never been and itís a 2 hour drive each way so TIA!

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 12:59:58 PM »
Last I heard fishing was pretty good. Depending on size of boat it may be worth calling the park office and seeing how the wind is. I think they are in about 8 am. It can get ugly up there if your in a small boat but usually before noon its fine.

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 03:28:37 PM »
Dad went last weekend and did really well. Wobbler/small dodger 3ft leader and brad's kokanee cut plug. 12-18in. Agree on the wind. It can get down right nasty

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 06:33:07 PM »
The fishing has been great, you gotta make sure you know which launch is open, and the rest is gear and technique :tup:

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 06:59:57 PM »
Are they all still full of worms? i quit fishing it almost 10 years ago because of it.

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 07:15:51 PM »
Fishing is great right now.
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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 05:10:52 AM »
Fishing is is good. Had 5 coho banked in 40 mins near the bridge, they bottlenose and become easy pickin with kastmasters. Medium retrieve with a flick every 2 full rotations or so. Seemed to be the sun flashing off the kastmasters on the flicks that got them taggin hard. Few times had hookups back to back casts.
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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 05:23:38 AM »
Thanks for the report Smossy!  Sounds like one of those days you don't have time for a snack or sip of coffee - those can be tough!

What size fish were you getting into?  Headed there in a couple of weeks and wondering if moving from the Taidnapam area down to the bridge area to fish would be worth it or not.

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 05:27:18 AM »
Thanks for the report Smossy!  Sounds like one of those days you don't have time for a snack or sip of coffee - those can be tough!

What size fish were you getting into?  Headed there in a couple of weeks and wondering if moving from the Taidnapam area down to the bridge area to fish would be worth it or not.
Hey no worries I actually just posted a thread this morning about it..
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,239781.0.html

Most the fish averaged about 2lbs. I fished the bridge area down on the rocks. They all bottlenose into the river and it makes it easier to get hookups.
They were all inbetween 16-20 inches or so.
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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 05:28:40 AM »
Just saw your other post and came back here to say I found it  :bash:

Thanks again.

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 05:08:37 PM »
How's the fishing lately? Might make it over Tuesday.

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2019, 09:03:18 PM »
Are they all still full of worms? i quit fishing it almost 10 years ago because of it.
No worms in any of the fish we caught this weekend. All looked healthy, not skinny and potbellied like they did when they were full of worms. Seems to have been getting better the last few years

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2019, 06:20:40 PM »
Thats good to hear!

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2019, 12:14:03 PM »
My dad has been out the last 3 weekends trolling and averaging 2.5lbs fish he takes a few buddies out from work and sends the fish home with them. His boat is under repair at the moment so I'll be out in my 14' this weekend to land a few

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Re: Riffe Lake
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2019, 12:27:44 PM »
It's been fantastic fishing!

 


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