Moses Lake and Reports

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Saturday, October 15th, 2016

  • Report: by ttb31183 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:48 am

    Moses Lake is one of the best in the state for both largemouth and smallmouth. It's full of big ones.

    Largemouth fishing can be done several ways and there are plenty of docks, wood, tules and grass to flip and pitch. ChatterBaits also work excellent.

    Smallmouth fishing is also great there. I like to crank rocks there and there are plenty of places to do that. The lake is almost always very stained but finesse stuff still works. Usually though, pitching dark jigs and fishing craw or red pattern cranks works the best.

    Check out the Navionics WebApp on the Navionics website, it shows many of the great points, rocks and islands where the smallmouth will be.

Monday, September 12th, 2016

  • Report: by ttb31183 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:43 pm

    Moses Lake proved to be a challenge to the 24 anglers who competed in our annual two day event. The wind, algae bloom and seasonal transition all affected the fishing. In total, only six limits were brought in over the two days of fishing.

    Broc Allen was able to get a limit both days and won the event with a two day total of 21.89. He had 12.85 on the first day and 9.04 on the final day. He won a total of $375 for his finish.

    Second place was David Slater. He led the first day with a 13.70lb limit and brought two fish for 3.45lbs on the second day. He had a total of 16.89lbs and won $225.

    Third place was non-boater Cameron Akins. He had a 10.99lb limit the first day and two solid fish for 5.90lbs on Day 2. He won $150 for his finish.

    The biggest fish on the first day is also the biggest smallmouth of the season so far, a 5.22lb fish caught by Josh Kilmer. He won $120 for his big smallie.

    Chase Heaton won big fish on Day 2 with a 3.85lb smallmouth that also earned him $120.


Thursday, June 30th, 2016

  • Report: by ttb31183 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:45 pm

    The second of three qualifiers in the Washington TBF series was held last weekend on Moses Lake. This is a lake known for big bass and springtime conditions bring out the giants. This however, wasn't spring, and the fishing proved to be very tough for many. Even still, it took a two day total of 36lbs to win the event.

    Taking first was Dave Griffis, who also won the first event on Lake Chelan. He had a mixed bag each day but had two kicker largemouth the first day to get him to 19lbs.

    Wes Wezenberg finished second with 31.43lbs. His 17lb bag on Day 2 shot him up the standings and this was thanks to the big bass of the tournament, a 6.29lb largemouth.

    Third place was Tyler Brinks with 25.50lbs of all smallmouth. He caught them cranking and throwing a drop-shot.

    The Top 3 are also now 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the same order for the season points title. The Top 12 make the state team and will compete against Oregon in October at Banks Lake.

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Friday, April 6th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 57

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Yesterday was the best day we ever had on Holy Moses. The rocks are ok but find the grass and fish it with spinnerbaits, single blade with dark colors about 5 feet deep. we caught 43 bass in 7 hours. The largest was 7 lbs 6 oz. eight of our fish were between 4 and 5 pounds, two were between 5 and 6 pounds, Almost all were over 2 pounds and many were over 3 pounds. One secret is to spray those baits with a scent oil. we tried several types and they all worked better than untreated lures.
    City: fircrest

    Tips: Get out at first light, the fishing was hottest early in the day petering off towards afternoon. Fish the weed beds. Use your sonar.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

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    Water Temp: 62-65

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Our club fished Moses last weekend. The winning wieght was around 20lbs for two days. There were some nice largemouth caught but the winner had all smallies I believe. Finding rocks was the key as the fish appeared to be feeding on crayfish. Spinnerbaits worked early and then grubs and lizards did well later. Fish were caught at various depths from 2-20+ ft. That makes this a tough lake.
    City: Snohomish

    Tips: Find rocks and don't give up on an area too soon.