Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been on my favorite fishing report website. Feels good to be back.
Today’s fishing trip was actually planned to just get out and get some fresh air. Wet a line, and kick back. Well, I did all of that with the bonus of a very action packed day. One of my clients has been letting me use his smoker craft this year. It’s been nice to hit the water right after work with no effort.
For the fishing, I started my troll north of Mercer island in the middle between both bridges. Very deep water and no other boats to be seen. Started marking fish down at 96ft so I sent the DR right to it. Had 3 take downs within 25 minutes of trolling. Lost all of them. Realized I hadn’t changed my leaders in quite some time, so I made the quick adjustment with a fresh set up. Sent the line back down, and hammered a nice one right away. 16 inches..... in November!!! Few more unbuttoned and then the last two came about 20-30 mins apart. The bite slowed way down, I was getting a little cold(unprepared,) so I called it. Only fished for about an hour and a half to 2 hours.
Hope some of you long time members are still on here. If so, leave a comment. Would love to hear from you all!
Here’s what I used:
Okuma 7ft kokanee rod
Sling blade and wiggle hoochie (pink)
Bait: scented corn
Hot bite: 2-3pm