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Name: fisherman92 Date: October 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished the Samish after the hawks game last weekend 10/2 and ran into some wild coho on spinners.
Went out this weekend and it was pretty dead near the mouth saturday morning 10/8. Went up river and saw tons of people catching fish at the Farm to market rod bridge. Saw them keeping lots snagged fish forsure and most likely native coho. basically anything they got was kept in that concentrated large group who were doing the famous samish fish tactic of snag the heavy jig into the fishes belly... I went upriver a bit and got a nice native coho in the mouth twitching a small steelhead jig. Then the tide was up too high with too much debris and i left.

Sunday 10/9 seemed dead everywhere. seen a few fish pulled out but not much. my friends hooked into some native coho on spinners, 2 being jacks so empty handed again.
I was stoked to fight some coho though with lots of fight and jump in em!

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Name: 8theB8 Date: October 02, 2016 Rating:
 
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Not much to tell, wife lost one about 9lbs at the bank, looked like a chinook with a little color to it. Fished the high tide with spinners as usual. Lots of fish showing so I imagine the snaggers had a field day at low tide.

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Name: dj2loud Date: September 23, 2016 Rating:
 
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Went 1 for 6, had 3 very nice coho but all were native.......

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Name: somethingsfishy Date: September 11, 2016 Rating:
 
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If you have been to the Samish, you already know. If you haven't been, you are in for a rude awakening.

Spent two days checking out the Samish River. First of all it is a very small river / muddy stream bordered by dikes in a flat farming area with tidal influence. Besides having about 1' visibility, it also has high fecal coliform counts from all the farm runoff.

I went to the combat fishing are by the bridge this morning, counted about 130 cars at 6:30. Low tide. All the "fishermen" line up and cast a heavy jig towards the pilings (deep water in the curve) the fish are pretty much stuck so they swim around and eventually run into on of the fishermens line and the fisherman yanks hard and the jig will hopefully set in the Salmons jaw. I saw a line of 100 fishermen shoulder to shoulder all flossing. I walked several holes down, all the same - cast a jig, let it sit and then wait to floss a King Salmon. Saw a few caught. saw one hooked in the belly and kept.

Out of about 150 "fishermen" I saw about 5 trying eggs and spinners, all the rest were flossing.

I left and went to the bridge at BOE road. talked to a few guys, they all had a heavy weight ( for the conditions) and yarn. They eventually said that they are flossing since the fish do not bite. They said it's what you do on the Samish.

I tried drifting eggs - no luck.

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Name: 8theB8 Date: September 04, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished both incoming tides today a barely even saw a fish! Saw one small native jack caught and released and that was it in the morning. Came back in the evening and saw zero. Tribe started netting at 4pm and they will run through 4pm Friday so I won't be back until maybe next Sunday as I work Saturdays. Maybe a few fish will get through? Can't for the life of me figure out why the runs are disappearing? Oh well, back to bass fishing :D.

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Name: Juandude Date: August 30, 2016 Rating:
 
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After three days of going to the samish river I finally caught one. There were a fair amount of anglers there as usually and about 1-2 fish being caught an hour. So it wasn't moving to fast but not to slow either. After this next rain though I bet it will be pretty wild. Either way I spent about three hours from the being of the morning low tide and caught my first king ever so I was very happy to say the least!

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Name: countryboy87 Date: August 27, 2016 Rating:
 
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Was at the mouth this morning. Got there at 4 got to our spot fished til 8 saw probably 2 dozen fish caught thruout the gauntlet of fisherman.. Nothing for me though.. Back at it in the morning

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Name: SonOfOrion Date: August 16, 2016 Rating:
 
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My uncle and I decided to head up to the Samish to test if there were a fair amount of fish in the river or not. We went upstream from Thomas Rd. Using eggs and a bobber we fished all the holes up about 1 mile and hooked into a chrome chinook jack, but it spit the hook and was lost. We also ran into a landowner along the river who said that the fish are definitely in here, but not nearly as thick as they will be in the end of august to mid-September. Once we get some really good rain the fish will get pushed upstream away from the flossers by the mouth and upstream away from most people.

Also the landowner said that we can't be upstream because the owners have owned the land for 80 plus years and the line of navigability ends at Thomas road. However, the WA-DNR has said navigability ends 320' west of the railroad tracks. This should mean landowners can't own the river bed, as long as you stay under the high tide mark right? The river is very controversial and I just want to make sure that i am okay to be upstream as long as I'm in the water. Please comment with any info. Cheers, and tight lines!

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Name: Eddy N. Date: August 14, 2016 Rating:
 
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really bad heard some people caught fish yesterday and last weekend so I decided to go check it out. Used red pink or chartreuse yarn. went around all over the river not one bite. no fish jumping rolling. too early usually starts late august and early September.



also does anyone know if you can fish at bush point right now? thanks

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Name: SonOfOrion Date: August 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Went up to the Samish river today hoping to get some early running Kings. got up to thomas road around 0600 and caught the first light of day. Began drifting eggs under a bobber. We received multiple hits from bulltrout but nothing from the kings. Saw a total of 2 fish jump/roll all day. Still a nice day out! Have fun!

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