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By: rseas
Posted: 5/20/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The 2018 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby has come and gone. As always, the event was well run and focused on family fun. There were 52 Kids fishing the derby and every one of them went home with a prize, b...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/8/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
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 th...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/5/2018
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Holy smokes we’re on a roll, 3 trips in less than a week! As a last-minute thought; Friday afternoon, we decided that Saturday morning we were going to splash the boat at the Squalicum Harbor ramp in ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/3/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had a few hours unaccounted for so the boat and I decided to go fish kokanee at lake Samish. We (the boat and I) arrived at the launch around 6:30 and the Whatcom County AIS team was set up and insp...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/2/2018
Species: Lingcod
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The ling opener has come and gone, for us a great day on the water but finding a legal ling was not in the cards. Launching at Cornet Bay we were underway by 6:30-7:00. After cruising under the bridge...
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By: rseas
Posted: 4/20/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Jeepers, twice in one week! Maybe this retirement stuff isn’t so bad after all. The weather and my schedule finally synced and I got out again. With the boat all ready and gear stowed I was pretty exc...
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By: rseas
Posted: 4/19/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/17/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Whoo-Hoo, I got to go fishing! Ok, I only had an hour so I a quick trip to Clear Lake was just what the Dr. would have ordered. I know, self-medication is dangerous… When I arrived at the lake at abou...
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By: rseas
Posted: 2/9/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/9/2018
Hot Spots: 0
As a last-minute thought, I hitched up the boat and headed for Lake Samish this morning. Bolstered by a weather report promising sunshine I figured that my kokanee mojo and I would catch our Friday ni...
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By: rseas
Posted: 11/21/2017
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/20/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Wow! It’s been a while, so much for fishing all the time after I retire. I don’t think that I have made a post since the Lake Washington coho fishery in September. Before I get on with the report plea...
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By: rseas
Posted: 9/22/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Ok, after flaking out or maybe just being way too busy (or maybe enjoying Alaska, thank you Holland America!) and not submitting a couple reports I figured that I better get back on the bandwagon. If ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 9/2/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
September 1 and my first San Juan Island chinook trip of the year has come and gone. Mike of NWFR and our good friend Robbie wanted me to make another run on the Atlantic salmon that had recently esca...
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By: rseas
Posted: 8/3/2017
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/30/2017
Hot Spots: 0
OK, it took longer than expected to get this out. You would think that being newly retired I would have some spare time available. I think that when I was working I was forced to organize or schedule ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 7/16/2017
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
MCB (Mid Channel Bank) Opener, need I say more. I’m skipping over a 3 or 4 rated Baker Lake report to get this one posted. I have been fishing MCB since I was a teenager; back then there were 2 or 3 f...
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By: rseas
Posted: 7/11/2017
Species: Sockeye Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
The Baker Lake sockeye opener was, interesting… We didn’t think that we were going to fish it but a broken leg has its advantages. We had been scheduled to do a tuna trip but with Karen’s leg still he...
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By: rseas
Posted: 6/30/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/30/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Just backed the boat into the driveway and nobody is home. In other words nothing to do for a bit so thought I would get this posted. I fished lake Samish this morning. It started out as a testing mor...
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By: rseas
Posted: 6/25/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Oh man I almost blew it. I had promised Karen that we would do a new moon mountain weekend so she could practice her night photography. As it turned out this weekend was the new moon and as an added b...
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By: rseas
Posted: 6/11/2017
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/10/2017
Hot Spots: 0
June 10th or the Lake Washington Trout Derby day has come and gone bringing an end to an interesting week. 4:00 Tuesday morning my trouper wife was heading downstairs to get something out of the drier...
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By: rseas
Posted: 6/5/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 6/3/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Our maiden fishing voyage on “Red” is in the books. While we weren’t exactly under the spell of my usual kokanee mojo it was a good trip. Alarm went off at 4:00 and I was up, dressed, brushed and outs...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/24/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/20/2017
Hot Spots: 0
OK first report of 2017, and it’s late… I have a good excuse though, my new computer and I are struggling in getting to know each other. That said I should probably also mention that aside from the pr...
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By: rseas
Posted: 11/26/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Whoo-hoo! The Lund got wet today. In thinking back, the boat and I haven’t been out since we fished salmon on Lake Washington back in September. Anyway my daughter’s boyfriend is getting ready to ship...
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By: rseas
Posted: 10/3/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/2/2016
Hot Spots: 1
Is this a perch or a salmon report? I’m not sure so you’ll have to decide. Up at 2:30 and after I filled the lunch thermos with hot stew I headed outside to hook the boat up. Apparently one of the 8 l...
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By: rseas
Posted: 9/6/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Labor day weekend 2016! Been a few to many weeks since we got out on the water. Regarding the fishing; this report is definitely a 1 but to be fair after sleeping in 3 mornings in a row (we had an ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 8/2/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/29/2016
Hot Spots: 1
A three day report! A rare occasion at my end and this report covers the Baker Lake CCA Sockeye Derby held 7/29-7/31/2016. First, have I ever mentioned how absolutely beautiful Baker Lake is? I have f...
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By: rseas
Posted: 7/10/2016
Species: Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/9/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Ok, here goes but two things first: # 1 Since I was a child I have been to Baker Lake 100s of times. As a small child I always felt a sense of wonder, maybe not really noticing the natural beau...
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By: rseas
Posted: 7/4/2016
Species: Crab
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Still enjoying the euphoria of my Lake Samish adventure, Sunday morning we got up and the wind was blowing. Didn’t think that we were going to take the boat out but my daughter didn’t work and had ask...
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