Sammamish Lake (King County) Fishing Report

Fished almost all day - going after any fish limit with bait is an easier task but I wanted coho.

Started about 0900. Caught 4 fish within an hour. Then it slowed down to about a fish per an hour and died completely at about 1300. Took a break, had a lunch. Came back and caught last fish to finish up the five coho limit. There were some cutts caught as well. One was about 17" with no signs of spawning colors and orange fin tips. Their photos are in order they are visited my boat then the group coho photo.

Fished the same area as on NY day – mid lake to about south from the Weber point on east side. All but two fish caught on surface and other two at about 20ft. Used a small smile blade with beads behind Arrow Flash dodger. 1.3-1.5mph. Did not see birds or midgets.

Going to the lake I checked atmospheric pressure and it was about 29.5 inHg. When came back it was almost 29.0 inHg. This year, the weather offers lots of opportunities to hone fishing skills.

Keep fishing.

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1/5/2019 10:18 PM

Awesome report! Think I saw you out there. What vessel is yours?

We had a great day too, as did my lure manufacturers, Elgin and Reli. Almost everyone else at the launch today seemed to have some trouble.

We experienced the same slow down, then stuck it out for 2 limits.

Tight lines!

1/6/2019 10:42 AM

Awesome report and beautiful fish.

1/7/2019 1:03 PM

Salmon punchcard required when retaining Coho in Lake Sammamish?

1/12/2019 6:17 PM
Hopefully you got your awsner already, but for others reading this, no punchcard required.