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Samish Lake Report
Whatcom County, WA

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05/08/2018
46° - 50°
Trolling
Kokanee
Corn
Pink
Flasher/Lure
Morning
56° - 60°
05/08/2018
5
1714

Whoo-hoo, 4 trips in one week! Tuesday morning, nice weather, a few hours free and I was going fishing. I arrived at Lake Samish just before 6:00 and was second in line. It was a quick trip through the AIS inspection and so I was able to start fishing by 6:00.

Starting just outside the buoy I rigged a pearl Arrow Flash dodger and a small custom spinner on one side of the boat and a hammered 50/50 Arrow Flash and another small spinner on the other side of the boat. Both the spinners were tied on 8” of 12# fluorocarbon and tipped with plain tuna corn. The action kicked off as I was getting the first rod out. I had just stripped about 50’ of line off the reel and as I was setting the downrigger clip the line is jerked out of my hand. The fish was a feisty one and I lost it as I was getting the net out. No matter I was in the middle of a kokanee-Konvention, and it was nonstop kokanee until my 5 fish limit was on-board. There were a few drive-bys, 3 or 4 short releases, a number of doubles and I was done in about ½ hour.

The water temperature has really come up and was 60.1 degrees. My trolling speed was 1.3-1.4 mph and all fish were hooked on the surface flatlining. The fish were all 10-12”, a nice grade of early season kokanee. It was kind of a bittersweet trip. The fast action and early limit was nice but I love kokanee fishing. I could have used another few hours of kokanee-based therapy. A fun morning and I was home with fish cleaned and boat put away by 8:30.


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ChesterDog206
5/8/2018 1:20:48 PM
Thanks for the awesome report! I've enjoyed all 4. Samish is one of my favorite lakes and kokanee are my favorite target species. I greatly appreciate a responsible angler. Kokanee mortality is high when it comes to C&R. Even when kept in the net, all the glitter (scales) that come off effect the fish's survival rate. Way to go on bailing after your 5. I know from experience it's not easy when the bite is on especially after going through the AIS hassle or paying a launch fee at other lakes!
Mike Carey
5/8/2018 8:28:36 PM
nice new set up!
FastActionGS
5/9/2018 4:41:44 PM
yeehaw what a day! congrats randy!
Kisutch
5/9/2018 4:53:20 PM
If you ever need some company in that boat to slow down your limit catching, just say the word, haha. You are making me real antsy to get out there, but another Shrimp day on Hood Canal calls this weekend. Will see you on Samish soon
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