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Sammamish Lake Report
King County, WA

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05/27/2020
Cutthroat Trout
All Day
05/28/2020
5
1573

Crazy crazy day on Lk Sammamish on Wednesday. Got on the water about 9, beautiful day, one quick fish in the net and then absolutely nothing for about 4 hours.

We threw the box at them, covered a ton of water and couldn't buy a bite. Weather buoy data said fish should be in the 30-35 foot range. No marks, nothing on the fish finder. Yeah that should be a dead giveaway the fish are shallow which puts them outside the radar cone but it took a while for us to catch on. Duh.

The boat was starting to smell real stinky. Brought the lines up to 15-20 feet, out of desperation, and it was party time. Took about an hour and a half to put 9 more really nice fish in the net. Size ranged from 15-18 inches. Kept a few, lost a half dozen more, C&R the rest.

Pic of the setup is what finally worked. 100-150 drop back, speed 1.75-2.00mph. Marked a hot spot on the map but thats old news. They could be anywhere and thats the fun of Sammamish.

Tight lines
Randy


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salmonbarry
5/28/2020 8:17:09 PM
Thanks for the report Randy! Yeah same thing I found out on Saturday. Nothing in the beginning in the south end- found some players in the middle of the lake and then as I trolling in along the house on the way back to the launch, the screen lights up with marks! Go figure! Was thinking of the big WA or here tomorrow morning but haven't decided yet!
rmrauscher
5/28/2020 9:07:06 PM
Hey Barry, We have had to work at it pretty hard the last couple outings but gotter dun. The problem is, after a couple successful hunts on Sammamish I start to think I know what I'm doing, then head down to the big lake and find out real quick how much I suck!!!
salmonbarry
5/30/2020 1:08:14 PM
I'm with you brother! Think I have had my turns to figure a few things out up there and will be doing the same this week! I want to try out the Yakima bait spin-fish to see what they think of that!
gcban
6/4/2020 8:31:19 PM
Nice report. Was thinking of going to Sammamish This week but Instead I’m going concentrate on Lake WA tomorrow. Will report back and let you know.
rmrauscher
6/5/2020 1:35:07 PM
Cool. Looking forward to hearing how you do. Was going to hit the big lake this coming week but the saltwater is calling. Its like the siren song. Just cant stay away for long.
TMBob
6/16/2020 8:03:48 AM
These are on my Radar being a huge Mag Lip guy....just wish they made these smaller and they probably will as they did with the ML’s in time. I will for try them in the fall.
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