Samish Lake (Whatcom County) Fishing Report
I started fishing about 6:30 after inspection, launching, and getting everything geared and baited. I was fishing 1 line at 43 feet on the downrigger. It had an Elgin Fishing God's Tooth spoon in 50/50 blue, kokanee rig with 12 inches of leader to a prototype Elgin Fishing Dodger. The other line was at 53 feet on the downrigger. It had a 50/50 brass God's Tooth, also kokanee rig, 12 inches of leader to a Mack's Double D dodger. Speed was tough this morning and it was really windy, but between 1 - 1.2mph seemed best. I ended the morning running 30 foot setbacks as opposed to the 50 foot I started with. That seemed to help a bit with the % of fish I was losing on the way in.
Slight breeze to start the morning that slowly increased it seemed minute by minute, until when I finished where it was an easy 15mph steady wind with higher gusts. Soon as I got off the water though it seemed like it had started to calm down. The Hobie really hung in the for me this morning though.
Video shows the action from this morning, minus the ridiculous number of fish that popped off my line.
7/8/2018 9:39 AM
Great report and video! Really enjoyed watching you land the two doubles, congrats! :)
7/8/2018 12:18 PM
7/8/2018 1:49 PM
I can’t find anything on the wdfw website about the kokanee limit being changad to 10. Maybe you could clue me in on that.
7/8/2018 2:17 PM
link is here: https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01998/wdfw01998.pdf
7/8/2018 2:48 PM
Thank a lot Josh. I will get my pamphlet out and look it up. Probably going to lake cavanaugh next week. Have done really well there in the past except for last year. Hope the kokanee will cooperate.
7/8/2018 2:58 PM
7/8/2018 2:59 PM
Great report JoshH, my daughter and I just got home from fishing Samish this morning. We ended up keeping 6 and a bonus 15" cutthroat.
We had a similar problem with getting bitten but not hooking up, probably had 20 or so drive by's. We were running God's Tooth spoons also with pink and 50/50 blue silver being equally effective.
7/8/2018 5:10 PM
7/8/2018 11:44 PM
Are your Scotty’s mounted to your H-rail, or..? Couldn’t quite tell.’
Can I also ask you if they are Scotty 1080’s and whether you cut down the DR arm? It looks like you did not.
Nice video! Thanks for the report.
7/9/2018 9:21 AM
7/9/2018 9:22 AM