Armstrong Lake (Snohomish County) Fishing Report
When I got near the far shallow end I decided to toss a floating Rapala and see if I couldn't go all Jamesb on em?! ;)
Sure enough, had a swirl instantly! These fish were in two feet or less water and near wood. If they missed it they were done as they would not come back or hit anything else I followed up with.
I caught two and missed three in that area so I stayed with it all the way back to the launch. Caught five more on the way back and probably missed the same. They weren't all shallow but they were all on wood cover.
They wouldn't hit it moving and still wouldn't touch a Senko. Probably my last after work trip this week but I know enough now to know exactly where I will be this Saturday!
11/1/2018 3:25 AM
Strange they would take it sitting still and not moving. I haven't had a bite from a dead sticking worm or dropshot in awhile, only moving stuff. Crankbaits usually. I did plan on trying a popper, but didn't get to it. That just goes to show how different lakes will fish different on the same day.
11/1/2018 4:48 AM
11/1/2018 4:50 AM
Senkos....not Senkis lol
11/1/2018 9:02 AM
11/1/2018 9:59 AM
The floating Rapala has always been my favorite lure for bass. The surface strike is always exciting. I see you must be using the size 9. I almost always used an 11. Fish of all sizes hit it - My smallest measured bass was only 4 1/4 inches - shorter than the size 11. I fished Armstrong a couple times back in the 1990s. My best fish was 2 pounds, 8 ounces. That fish hit a black jig on July 27, 1992.
B8, was wondering what your count is now on successfully fished bass lakes. I am interested if any other bass angler keeps track of the number of lakes he has caught bass from.
11/1/2018 2:07 PM
11/1/2018 7:35 PM
11/1/2018 6:25 PM
Thanks B8 - 110 is a great start. I will be following your progress with great interest come spring. If you would like a copy of my list send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
11/1/2018 6:33 PM
11/1/2018 7:15 PM
Glad my posts paid off!...I fished there in early July got all my fish under pine trees in shade and behind logs very close to shore...
11/1/2018 7:21 PM