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On Beautiful Tanwax lake. 170 foot fishing dock!
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Name: the piranha Date: October 13, 2013 Rating:
 
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I figured I would do better going for large mouth instead of smallmouth so I went to tanwax . I caught about 13 biggest was about 2.5 lbs most were pounders. A couple were caught shallow on jigs, a few, along with the biggest wetter caught on a square billed crank. Most were caught on a white yamamoto hula grub on a1/8 th oz jig head swimming it. Conditions were flat and foggy. water was 53.

Also, I didn't get the memo that North tapps park closed on October 1st I drove up there just to be disappointed. Then I drove around to Allan York side. but I couldn't pay 19 bucks to fish. That was last week. one of my friends tried to launch at Allan York also, but when he went to back down the ramp the pole only went down half way and he smashed one of his tie down buckles on his trailer. the pole never went down so he left. He did notify Bonney lake.
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Name: nickthestick Date: August 11, 2013 Rating:
 
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got out late around 10am, fished till 2pm. caught a few small largemouth on small white spinnerbait and a big crappie. The perch were nailing the green senko but not getting the hook most of the time. i tried to shorten the bait 5" senko down to 3" but still hard to get em hooked. ill have to come up with a smaller hook set up for that or trailer and catch em left and right. hits every cast, just need to improve hook up ratio
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Name: #Bird_Dog Date: August 02, 2013 Rating:
 
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Got to the water at sunrise. Never fished the lake before and didn't check the reports. Was hoping for some trount and some crawdads. Dropped my pots right after launching baited with chicked quarters and Fuel brine. Then headed out to fish. Trolled a wedding ring with scent and also tried some power bait. No luck for me. It was overcast and sprinkling off and on, I called it a day pretty early. Nothing in the pots and nothing in the livewell. I wasn't into it and was pretty tired, I think had I stuck around I could have caught some fish. There were fish in there, plenty hitting the top and a lot of fish on the fish finder. I should have stuck around and got it dialed in. I'll return to this lake again this year and give it a good go. Total time on the water was about 2 hours.
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Name: the piranha Date: July 10, 2013 Rating:
 
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Arrived at the lake at 5:30 and started down shore. Right away I saw some rustling around right near the shore so I casted my senko close by and immediately one back flipped over it missing the worm. I casted right back in and she got the hook that time. Fish was 4.7 but long and skinny. She was just over 20 inches. I caught one dink about ten minutes later. That was it for the day. Air temp was only 57 when I left, water was 72. I fished from 530 until 930.
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Name: the piranha Date: June 29, 2013 Rating:
 
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Hit Tanwax Saturday, arrived at launch at 4:45 I was first at launch, I usually hang around the boat launch fishing until people start rolling in just to keep an eye on my truck. I wanted to catch one on top water, so was throwing a skitter pop and hooked one about 2.5 lbs. He hit right at the boat and got wrapped around the trolling motor. By the time I got him untangled, he was just barely hooked. When I reached down to lip him he came unbuttoned. It was some excitement though, that fish fought hard! There was enough people so I ran down the lake and fish a shore line with no houses. Still hoping to get a top water fish, I put the trolling motor on constant run and started casting. Almost at the end of the shore One hammered it. That one put up a good fight also. I went around the point and found 2 other bass boats so I turned around and went back down shore line. I got one more on black/blue jig about the same size. I wasn't paying attention, so he swam about 15 feet with my jig before it was time to set. I fished a little longer, then it was time to go. I fished for a 3.5 hours.
In the pictures Is the sunrise and the fish caught on the skitter pop. the sunrise was nicer than a 2.5 pounder. I had take pics of my phone again because I can't figure out how to transfer the pics off the s3.
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Name: needs2hunt Date: June 28, 2013 Rating:
 
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So the wife and I took a short close in camping trip to Lakeside campground on the east side of Lake... nice and quiet for the most part, great boat launch and dock space... So the wife and I went out Friday evening.. caught a large mouth and she caught a couple of perch...

I buddy came out Saturday morning and launched from the public launch and we fished the area with no docks for a couple of hours ... tried frog fishing and buzzbaits early... caught a nice health 3 lber in the swim area for the campgrounds... lol... and had a few strikes on the frog but no hook ups for me... my buddy on moved up around the docks on the north side of lake headed back toward the public boat launch a caught a beautiful 4.5 lber on a frog ... i caught a one more largemouth around a 1.5 lbs... called it about 9 am... went back for breakfast..

Back out on water with the wife around 1030ish... Wife just wants to catch fish so i throw on a small spinnerbait and let her fish from back of the boat... she must have hooked and landed 12 dozen perch as we where fishing along the bank... i caught 2 more bass on a spinnerbait in this time... fished until 1pm when boat traffic got to heavy.

Evening fishing.. Squatch came out to fish with me in evening... we really like to frog fish... him and i both missed many blow ups on our frogs ...

all in all had a good time on the water... and it's so nice to have a boat that you can go out and enjoy fishing from....
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Name: viking fan Date: June 13, 2013 Rating:
 
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WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had a great day on the lake(caught trout and perch) but after loading boat and starting to leave my low gas reminder went off on my 2002 trailblazer. I left home 15 miles away with 1/1 tank! Stopped at kapowsin for gas and low and behold it ran out almost as fast as in. Some low life cut the filler hose under the car to siphon gas. Gonna cost $450 to get it fixed. We were the only vehicle at the F&G lot. Maybe now i know why.
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Name: Stansjoy Date: May 17, 2013 Rating:
 
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Drove south before o'dark thirty to meet my youngest son, Wesly, for a fishing trip to Tanwax Lake on his birthday. Used to live near the lake and loved fishing it... been at least 10 years since the last time I was on the lake. Wes and I arrived at the lake a little after 7:00 AM and the wonderful folks at Rainbow Resort got us into a boat and on the lake by 7:30. The air temp was a balmy 56 degrees to begin the day, cloudy, the water temp was 64 degrees at 10'.
Had several rods set up to try a couple different methods to woo the fish, but it turned out we only needed one for a very successful day. Last Summer I had seen a young fellow catching trout after trout on Green Lake (Seattle) with a lure I was totally unfamiliar with. Turns out he had moved from another state and had purchased the lure there... a "Phoebe's Fighting Fish". Unable to find the lure locally, I went on-line and found the lure made by Acme Tackle... purchased a half-dozen and it was my lure of choice for the day. Started Wes out with one in brass (cloudy day), while mine was silver and blue. Began trolling from the Resort, down the middle of the lake. Five minutes in, Wes had a huge hit and reeled in a 12" Rainbow.... five minutes more, another... this one came off the hook in the net, so we released it... and so the day went. The brass out-fished the silver for most of the morning, but the action was constant all-day long. We C & R at least a dozen that came off the hook in the net, plus at least two dozen more that spit the hook after spectacular aerial displays. Had a couple in the 20" class that came unbuttoned after clearing the water multiple times, though all the fish we kept were in the 11" to 13" range. Fishing slowed a bit after 10:00, but adding a medium split shot to the leader put us back in the game again. The surprise of the day came about 10:00 when Wes' rod doubled over and he was able to fight to the net, ... a fat, 15" Brown Bullhead (aka catfish) on a trolled spoon!!! Had retained our limits of trout by 2:30, so we tried jigging for Crappie for an hour before heading in. Crappie weren't in a biting mood, so headed back just as the anticipated showers arrived. Off the lake by 4:00, cleaned our catch, iced it down and headed for home.
What an enormously successful day... catching trout with my youngest son... spending time with him during a hugely busy time for him (college, two jobs and about to enter the National Guard). Can't help but reflect upon all the days I spent on the water with Wes and his two older brothers, teaching them the fundamentals of fishing, not to mention the fundamentals of life and spirit. Three sons, the two older ones with graduate degrees and solid professional careers and wonderful families, and my youngest solidly on his way. God indeed has truly blessed me far beyond what I have deserved. Rev. William Cowper Prime wrote, "The contentment which fills the mind of the angler at the close of a day's sport is one of the chiefest charms in his life." PTL!
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Name: tuneweaver Date: May 08, 2013 Rating:
 
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Got on the water about 7AM for my first trip of the year. Weather was overcast and water was dead calm most of the day. Nothing til 10:45 when I put a beautiful 3 1/2 lb in the boat. Fifteen minutes later, a 2 1/2. Weights are approximate as I didn't have a scale with me but they're pretty close. Had a couple of other strikes that should have been fish too(my bad). The fish I caught were strong, beautiful and pre-spawn. Both fish came on a 5" Senko. Fished til about 1PM. I think this lake is about ready to explode. I don't know the lake and it's a hard one to locate fish because every inch of shoreline looks good. I hope to get smarter as I go along. All in all, it was a pretty fair day and I had some fun.
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Name: markwayne Date: April 27, 2013 Rating:
 
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Spent opening weekend on Tanwax, Fished from the boat around Rainbow RV resort. Had a fairly good trip limited every day no problem. Trolling a red wedding ring tipped with worm. The rain sucked but the fishing made up for it and as always Dave and his crew were great.
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