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Samish Lake Report
Whatcom County, WA

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07/22/2018
76° - 80°
Trolling W/Downriggers
Kokanee
Corn
Pink
Sunny
Dodger
Morning
71° - 75°
07/23/2018
5
2745

Headed back out to Lake Samish this morning to do some Kokanee Fishing. Action was not as hot as it was 2 weeks ago, but still quite a bit of action today. Arrived, got inspected, launched, and started fishing about 5:45. Perfect morning.

Started 1 line with an Elgin Fishing Gods Tooth Spoon in 50/50 kokanee, 12 inches behind a moonjelly Macks Double D Dodger. Ran this line at 50-53 feet. The other lines I started with a Fuschia Reli Lures kokanee fly, again 12 inches of leader trailing a prototype Elgin Fishing dodger. The fly got all of the action right off the bat. Getting 4 on and landing 2. Nothing on my go-to 50/50 Gods Tooth. Thinking maybe pink was the color they wanted, I switched to a pink top Gods Tooth, and started getting action on that, and would for the rest of the day. Bite was slow for some reason until about 9am, when it suddenly turned on. Fish stopped hitting the fly, so I changed it out to a prototype Gods Tooth Spoon that will hopefully be out before year end. The fish just hammered it immediately. I got 4 fish on within about 5 minutes, landing 2.


I ended my day with my 10 fish limit. I had what I assume was a big cutthroat on at one point, as my rod was completely bent and the fish was digging instead of thrashing around like kokanee do. Unfortunately it popped off before I was able to get a look at it. Also landed what I assume was a pikeminnow. I wasn't aware that they were in the lake, and it didn't look like a peamouth. Fish was about 15 inches or so.


Video shows the action from today and I go over my set up for the day as well. Tight lines!



Comments

ElginFishing
7/23/2018 12:41:52 PM
Excellent report and enjoyable video. Nice to see the calm waters! Great job Josh!!
JoshH
7/23/2018 12:52:52 PM
Thanks Russ! Fish are running about an inch smaller than Stevens fish, but they seem to be a bit more scrappy, plus right now, better action :) Perfect morning, plenty of action, but also got to fish long enough to enjoy the morning.
The Quadfather
7/23/2018 3:31:00 PM
Nice! Always enjoy the video.
I found a Scotty 1050 today on CL, heading out to pick it up. Got my Universal H-rail Mount, etc. (-:
JoshH
7/23/2018 3:46:43 PM
Nice! The downriggers were probably my best purchase for the hobie, right along with the sonar.
Salmon King
7/24/2018 8:46:29 AM
Very nice sir....
Salmon King
7/24/2018 8:48:40 AM
Very nice sir....
JoshH
7/24/2018 10:00:17 AM
Thanks!
Maltby
7/24/2018 2:39:38 PM
I always enjoy your videos, fun and informative. Do you ever happen to be videoing when the rod starts bouncing? I could watch takedown videos all day.
JoshH
7/24/2018 8:16:55 PM
Ive tried waiting until the camera starts to grab the rod so I would catch the rod bouncing, but I was loosing too many fish. Also have just filmed straight through the whole trip, but I loose patience teying to edit the video :)
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