Hit the launch at Lake Cambell with fishing partner,"MotoBoat", about 0830. It was calm, and not yet raining, overcast. There was one guy bait fishing at the launch. No fish for him that day. This is a nice launch, with no issues, just for the record. although no dock to tie your boat to while you park the car.
We trolled going towards Hwy 20, using a very small silver spoon behind a 0000 flasher. Motoboat went with a long line of leaded line with a good size Rapala. and with a second rod with some kind of spinner like a Wedding Ring? Wow.. it's been 3 days and I can't remember what we fished with, sorry.
We covered most of the lake in a circle. No action to speak of. Then at one point we were between the opposite side of the island from the launch, and the shoreline. Motoboat had a good take down on the leaded line/Rapala. Played the fish slowly into the boat. It seemed to be a larger trout than you usual stocker. Made some good head shakes, and drag off reel. Fish never came to the surface, and came off about 10' from the boat.
Both of our's first time fishing Cambell. I'll be back again. This lake from my experience and from other reports, seems to have a potential for having BIG wind come up on you. Of course it is so close to the Marine area. Also, it is a little strange in that it is nearly 15' everywhere in the lake. some places on the West side are all around 10', with the area on the back side of the Island hitting 24-25'. I did not see any structure on the bottom at all.
That was it. No other sign of anything. The wind came up big time, white caps, etc. Back to the launch and headed for Lake Cavanaugh.
I did want to say for the record, that the "Potty" at the launch was perhaps the finest Pit Potty I've ever seen at a boat launch. The Skagit county should be commended for their efforts on this.