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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #15 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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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2019, 07:53:08 AM »
Nice catch!!  Good to see you out and about again, keep the good going!
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2019, 07:58:53 AM »
Nice catch!!  Good to see you out and about again, keep the good going!
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2019, 09:20:58 AM »
Those are gonna be great in the smoker!  :drool:

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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #19 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!

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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #22 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!
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #23 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:
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #24 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
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #25 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
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #26 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?

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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #27 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?

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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #28 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:
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Re: Riffe Lake Coho.
« Reply #29 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.
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