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Washington Lake Report
King County, WA

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06/30/2019
66° - 70°
Trolling W/Downriggers
Kokanee
Corn
Orange
Mostly Sunny
Dodger
Morning
06/30/2019
4
2411

After reading some reports from other members, my husband, Glen and I decided to give lake Washington a try for kokanee. We fished the Moss bay area from 7:30 - 11:30 am. Action was best in the earlier hours and slowed down as the morning went on. Shortly after deploying his line, my husband caught a 12" kokanee. This was followed by another 12". My line starts dancing so I pop it off the downrigger clip and reel it in, only to find a 7-8ish" kokanee. Hmmm, not exactly the fish I hoped for. Glen then follows up with another 7-8ish" kokanee. I say "ish" because we did not remove them from the water to measure. Lake Washington regulations state kokanee must be 8" and we didn't want to handle them any more than we needed to. A short time later my line pops off the clip. After a nice fight, I netted a nice fat 15" kokanee. My husband was a little jealous so what does he do, turns around and catches a sockeye measuring around 22-23ish". Again, not removed from the water to measure. Any kokanee over 18" in Lake Washington is considered a sockeye and must be released. So after taking a quick picture while still in the net, off went the sockeye to live another day. I followed up with 19" cutthroat trout. He lands another 12" kokanee. After that, it just died down. He picked up another small kokanee that was released. After trolling for another 1/2 hour with no bites, we decided to pack it in. I reel in my line to find I have been dragging around a small kokanee who by now is quite dead. So in the boat it comes and it measures about 1/4" over 8". Whew, legally a keeper so in the cooler it goes. I felt really bad though, poor little guy. So I guess, my husband out fished me this time, but I do have to allow him to do that once in awhile so he will keep taking me out fishing. Tight lines!

Gear:
Velocity Samurai rod with Lexa 300 reel. 15# Maxima Ultra Green mono
Paulina Peak - Peak Performance dodgers (Orange, Pink)
Arrow flash dodger - Moon Jelly
Kokabow - Kokabug (Sangria, Osprey)
Reli lures - God's Tooth spoon (Pink)
Downriggers w/10# ball
50' set back, 40-45' deep in 75 - 90 foot of water
Trolling at 1.4 - 1.5 mph

Bait:
Shoepeg corn mixed with tuna oil (from canned tuna)
No additional scent was used




Comments

gcban
6/30/2019 8:47:34 PM
Very nice report, thanks! I'm down in the South part of the lake so I rarely get up to North of the 520 bridge (Big old 5.7 Chevy engine eats a lot of gas). Seems like the koke bite is better up that way. I was out last Monday and couldn't buy a kokanee.
Sideburns
7/1/2019 12:58:06 AM
Great report! Thanks for the well thought out info and specific details.
ElginFishing
7/1/2019 2:40:14 PM
Congrats on a successful outing and thanks again for giving the God's Tooth some work out there! Awesome and detailed report!!!!
futbolboy2100
7/3/2019 10:17:07 AM
Nice report. Where exactly is moss bay?
rmrauscher
7/13/2019 10:17:20 PM
Kirkland
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