Big Lake (Skagit County) Fishing Report

Started out to be a decent overcast day for our first trip to Big Lake. First came the wind 13-15, gusting to 20 mph. Then came the rain. We lasted about 3 hours by picking "quiet" water where we could. Trolling motor battery decided to give up the ghost shortly after launching so maneuvering was difficult. Fresh charge last night, so suspect it's T.U.

Tried lots of stuff but only caught one bass, a decent one at 2.75# on a swim jig. Wind made it nearly impossible to "finesse" anything, so we mostly fished reaction baits Once the rain became pretty steady we wrapped it up after about 3 hours.

Air temp 51, water temp 51.7-52 degrees.

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4/20/2017 5:56 AM
Not a bad fish right there. Battling the wind is always a pain.. thanks for the info though. I'm actually heading to big lake Saturday if I don't catch the wife's flu!
4/21/2017 8:04 PM
Looks like the ONE I caught Friday....2.9lbs and the most lackadaisical bite you could ask for.
4/22/2017 7:02 AM
Yup, I didn't even feel the only bite yesterday, but he sure fought well. A Largie at about 1 1/2- 1 3/4 lbs. Almost weighed him, but decided not to. Might catch another some time this summer. Hmm