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 #239146  by dustinhu
 Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:21 am
Fishing on Lake Sammamish yesterday and my son pulled this up on some powerbait he threw out there. I'm just starting to fish on Lake Samm and didn't recognize it as a trout or bass, curious to what it is.



Thanks,
Dustin
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 #239160  by Amx
 Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:14 am
It has a larger mouth is a squawfish = bad fish. KILL IT!

Kinda the same looking fish with a smaller pea sized mouth is a Peamouth = good fish. DON'T KILL IT!
 #239162  by TrackerPro16
 Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:49 am
Also say Pikeminnow. Ok if you pickle or pressure cook them for a while but if you pan fry them it will look like a porcupine with the number of bones coming out of it. They taste pretty good though.
 #239190  by Jake Dogfish
 Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:21 pm
A Native fish.
If you want to kill something try Bass. They are non native and everywhere.
 #239199  by 253Caster
 Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Jake Dogfish wrote:A Native fish.
If you want to kill something try Bass. They are non native and everywhere.


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 #239204  by riverhunter
 Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:46 am
I'm also all about getting rid of bass where they don't belong. Lake Washington and sammamish to name a few
 #239211  by Fordtuff
 Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm
You'll never get bass out of lake Washington or Sammamish. They do just fine there. [biggrin]
 #239216  by riverhunter
 Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:26 am
They do fine but don't belong there. They don't belong anywhere in this state. I'm not against bass where they don't impact native species. Either way this topic is about what he caught and this discussion is for another topic completely
 #239217  by G-Man
 Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:58 pm
FYI - Northern Pike Minnows make excellent bait. I use them as bait in my crab traps and I salt cure fillets for use with lures when targeting cutthroat trout and lakers.