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Goodwin Lake Report
Snohomish County, WA

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06/18/2017
61° - 65°
Trolling W/Downriggers
Rainbow Trout
Olive
Raining
Flasher/Lure
Morning
66° - 70°
06/18/2017
5
1596

Always have to fish Father's Day, regardless of the weather. Today was much uglier weather wise than what had even been predicted yesterday. Pretty steady drizzle in the morning with a little bit of wind. Dad taught me all about fishing, not catching, fishing. I fondly remember my brother and I on the boat with dad, losing interest because we hadn't caught a fish in 5 minutes, and our dad could "tap tap" our line with his rod, and every time we swore up and down a fish just hit our line. He knew how to keep us interested. Would love to spend the day on the water with him one last time, just so he could know that I have come to understand what he always tried to tell me about fishing when I was a kid, and that it keeps my interest up regardless of how many, if any fish have hit my line.

Started my morning, turning north out of the launch, heading towards where I found the fish last time out there. 1 line a green Doc Spratley fly, 16 inches of leader, and pink mack's double d dodger. Line down 10 feet. Other line a size 4 olive Woolly Bugger, 16 inches of leader, chrome double d. line down 15 feet. With the water warming some, fish have pretty much moved from the bottom, and last few times out seem to be between 10-20 feet. Immediately landed one of the green Doc Spratley. I then proceeded to get on and lose 4 consecutive fish on the Woolly Bugger until number 5 finally made it to the net. I am now 2-6... feels like I am kokanee fishing. I made the dumb mistake of leaving those fish to go find other fish, which were not there. So I headed back to where I started and got back to work. The fish made me pay for leaving by having to scratch around my flies to find something they would bite. Once I had landed one on a fly, the fish refused to bite it again. I ended my day with 5 in the box, all coming on a different fly. First fish a green Doc Spratley, next an olive Woolly Bugger, next a red Carey Special, next a olive Carey Special, and finally last a black Woolly Bugger.

All fish caught from 10-15 down. Speed they wanted from me was 1.25 - 1.50. Nothing bit any slower or faster. In all I had 11 on to get my 5. Most of the get-offs happened with net in hand too. That was fine, kept me out of the lake longer. Call them catch and long-line release :) Somehow I think I found the last remaining 12 inch fish in the entire lake, as the rest were 14-16 inches, and again very healthy. The 16 inch fish came in at 1.83lbs. Healthy for a 16 inch fish.

A little drizzle first thing in the morning, so I apologize for the rain sound the first 2 clips.



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Geno the Viking
6/18/2017 10:49:08 PM
Pretty fun. Always enjoy your reports.
JoshH
6/18/2017 11:23:05 PM
Thanks Geno, I appreciate the compliment!
Jimbo
6/19/2017 8:08:13 AM
Very Nice.
JoshH
6/19/2017 8:30:26 AM
Thanks!
FrostyAusty
6/19/2017 8:16:42 AM
Nice work! I was there over memorial day, caught 4 (kept 2) over a few days. Biggest was 16" and fat too like yours sounds like. All others were probably in the 14" range, I was definitely surprised by the size of the fish in the lake.
JoshH
6/19/2017 8:33:17 AM
I fish the lake a lot, mainly because the fish in it are always better quality. I have noticed that this years fish are running slightly larger than they have in the previous years. Makes me excited for what they will be like come fall.
ElginFishing
6/19/2017 12:13:28 PM
Excellent report and video! Thanks for sharing fond memories of you fishing with your dad. Looked like you were having fun and you are tough wearing shorts and sandals on a day like that, are you a secret member of the polar bear club :)
JoshH
6/19/2017 1:34:07 PM
Thanks! Yes I was rocking the northwest fisherman look...... wading shoes, shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, with a rain jacket over top:)
Fishheads290
6/20/2017 9:04:40 AM
Nice catch bud! I need to find the time to fish that lake. Great report! ??
Fishheads290
6/20/2017 9:06:07 AM
Nice catch bud! I need to find the time to fish that lake. Great Report!
JoshH
6/20/2017 9:51:23 AM
If you ever want hit me up and I'll go out with you guys or you can follow me around :) I've fished it enough to have a decent idea of where the fish are at different times of year. Mid September - early October is my favorite time there. Unfortunately last few years I've had more time to trout fish as the salt has been closed, and will be for pinks/coho for me and my Hobie.
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