Swofford Pond and/or Riffe Lake in the Winter

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  1. pfournier

    pfournier Do it outside!

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    Anyone have luck at Swofford Pond and/or Riffe Lake in the winter? I'll be in the area this weekend and thought to check it out.
     
  2. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Not Winter much better in Spring !!
     
  3. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Looks like you are the guinea pig who will check the fishing there, and since you asked for one yourself, you will owe us all a report! Thanks, and good luck!:D
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    The state just dumped a 175,000 steelhead smolts from the Cowlitz into Swofford. Try to figure that one out?

    Years ago we used to catch some nice browns out of it in early summer using grasshopper patterns.
     
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Where did you get that stocking info? I can't find it on the WDFW site. I can't figure that one out, either. Excess smolts being used as stocker bows?
    WDFW sometimes stocks Swofford with browns. They threw in 10 adult hatchery summerruns last May. Last time I fished it, I caught Bluegill, LM Bass, and Yellow Perch working the shoreline, but I didn't fish there for trout in the deeper water out in front of the spillway.
     
  6. pfournier

    pfournier Do it outside!

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    Nothing to report. Riffe is really low! Didn't get out to Swofford this time. Next time I'll have my pram with me. Will make this happen!