Sammamish Lake (King County) Fishing Report
1/30/2019 12:24 AM
Hopefully youve found the steering tension adjustment on your outboard. Usually a screw or bolt threaded into the steering pivot/hinge. Tighten it up to keep the motor from flopping around. The scotty downrigger brakes take a little getting used to. My dad likes to used the handle to force the spool around backwards to lower his gear more controllably. Just have to keep the brake a little loose. BTW... Make sure to check the brake tension, a snagged downrigger ball can damage or capsize a small boat easily. Under the cover, use the emergency handle/wrench to loosen the 9/16 nut until 20-30 lbs tension bareiy pulls cable out, either with a weight or fish scale. Good luck!
1/30/2019 6:28 PM
1/30/2019 8:42 AM
1.8 is really slow for Sammamish.
1/30/2019 10:18 AM
1/30/2019 6:34 PM
1/30/2019 12:31 PM
Ha! I'm pretty sure I saw you out there near the weather buoy. The funny thing was that, even though we've never met, as I was paddling by you (if it was you) in my kayak I thought, "from the pics I've seen that guy reminds me of FishingTenor." Not too many guys wear full face protection. Were you in a 10' or 12' aluminum boat out at the weather station around 12-1pm? I was in a nondescript olive colored kayak (paddle powered). But, there were quite a few kayaks/boats out that day so wouldn't expect you to remember that one. I hooked one fish (lost it) trolling about 15' deep. That was my first time out at the weather station. It's a long paddle out and back from the park!
1/30/2019 6:47 PM
1/31/2019 8:33 AM
Hope to run into you again sometime, I'll know to give a shout out.