Just built up my new boat and now have a fish finder and downrigger to better target the fish. I spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday up at Baker looking for the Sockeye. Everyone was talking about it being the worst year they've seen up there. I hoped for better things and hit the water at sunrise each morning and fished various parts of the north end of the lake with the fleet. Using my thermometer I found the water at 50 ft was 52 degrees which is suppose to be ideal for Sockeye so I started there trolling a 5 bladed flashlight, dodger with an extra bend and a pink wiggle hoochie tipped with coon shrimp and covered in bloody garlic tuna. Around 7:30 the first morning I got the first fish on and landed a nice but little Sockeye. Nothing huge but a lot of fun to get the skunk off. It was really cool as I saw the school the on fish finder and then as I move my head over to the rod saying...this is it...it was! But for the rest of the day I didn't have another bite nor did I pick up any fish on the sounder. Monday morning was also slow until about 7:30 when the rod started dancing. I reeled down and popped it from the DR clip and felt it was till there. Not fighting much though and I reel it into the boat...damn, a Kokanee. It's a nice 12 incher so I keep it. But that was it for Monday. Tuesday I slept in a bit and hit the water at 6 and headed to the middle of the lake away from most of the fleet and at 7:30 I had a NICE fish on. It was running hard and I enjoyed our battle. It wore out eventually and just as I was getting my net from the holder my line slacked....what....I pull up and my leader snapped at the top hook...argh. Of he went with my pink hoochie in the corner of his mouth. About 30 minutes later I got another nice Kok and kept it. But no other fish on. I did see the activity pick up though as a few people got some fish. Hopefully that means that things are turning around up there and the bite will come back on. No matter what, as my first time to Baker Lake I loved the place. I was sunny and warm and the views of the mountains and forest along with the emerald green of the lake were amazing.