On Saturday I headed out solo to Lake Sammamish, which thanks lot of great information here has become one of my favorite fisheries. I hit the water about 8:15 and had my line in the water by 8:30. I tried a new spot on the south end of the lake away from my go to spots, just to try something new. Well after about 30 min, I decided to pick up and head over to my go to way points well west of the weather buoy and make some circles. I had my first bite in about 5 minutes on a green and chartreuse spinner from Reli Lures tipped with a bit of nightcrawler, down 35 feet on the wire in 60ish feet of water, it was a nice 16 inch cutthroat, I safely released. Reset, the gear and back over the spot and picked up and released a 13 incher. After about 30 minutes of no activity, I switched up to a blue and nickel God’s Tooth spoon, and over the next 30 minutes, had several drive-bys and then picked up 2 more cutthroat and a kokanee that was safely released to bring my morning to an end, with the biggest and (final) being a 17 incher (in the pic) on the God’s Tooth, that went home with me.
This is such an amazing fishery, I have consistently had luck from 25 to 35 feet on the downrigger, with 35 being my go-to as the most consistent, speed for me has been in the 1.3-1.5 range, and once I find a spot, it gets marked and I will circle. The same spots for me, have held fish consistently all spring and summer, and now into the fall. More pics next time!