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Samish Fishing Reports

By: jchennesc
Posted: 7/13/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/12/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After seeing several good reports from Hobie angler Josh Hoines i decided to drive to lake Samish for my first time to try to improve on my Kokanee fishing skills and hopefully get into some fish. I h...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/7/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/6/2019
Hot Spots: 1
First trip back to Samish in 2 months. 2 months ago fish were on the surface, and I got a 45 minute limit. It was crazy hot. This day I got my fish anywhere from 34-50 feet down, and limited in 75 min...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/5/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Lake Samish was so hot, that I actually wished it was a bit slower...… I dropped my lines in the water just after 6:30am, which was a later start than I intended, and I had my 10th fish on ice by 7:25...
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By: rseas
Posted: 4/4/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/4/2019
Hot Spots: 0
4 times in a little over a week! I feel privileged, well sort of anyway. It’s a good thing I love being on the water because today was not one for catching kokanee. I had tentatively planned to chase ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 4/2/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
The trend is improving, 3 times in a week! I got up this morning and the wind was not blowing so I figured that I was going fishing. After a quick stop at Holiday for ice and coffee, I was floating on...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/23/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/22/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Headed back out to Lake Samish this morning to do some Kokanee Fishing. Action was not as hot as it was 2 weeks ago, but still quite a bit of action today. Arrived, got inspected, launched, and starte...
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Posted: 7/11/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
A very nice day of fishing on Lake Samish. Josh Hoines recommendations from a few days ago were spot on. My only problem was losing my favorite God's Tooth 50/50 gold-silver spoon. It was a bit odd...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/7/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/7/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Wanted to give Samish a 2nd try after last weekend and just missing by a day the new statewide kokanee limits. To put it mildly, I've never had as much action kokanee fishing as I did this morning. I ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/30/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/30/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Fished Lake Samish for the very first time. Was going to be meeting up with a fellow Hobie fisherman, but he had to cancel last minute. Since I had taken the AIS online certification, decided to still...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 5/31/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Decided I would celebrate my birthday with a post work troll on Lake Samish yesterday. Didn't arrive to the parking lot until 4:50 and immediately pulled my *unlatched* tacklebox out of the car, spil...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 5/19/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First serious Kokanee trip of the year in the books. I thought with the Lake Stevens derby going on to the south I would have an opportunity to get the lake to myself, but when I turned into the park...
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By: Lonman64
Posted: 5/8/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Lake Samish again on Sunday morning. We were on the water about 8:30, the weather was beautiful and the lake was like glass. There were a lot of boats out compared to the Sunday before when we ...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/8/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Whoo-hoo, 4 trips in one week! Tuesday morning, nice weather, a few hours free and I was going fishing. I arrived at Lake Samish just before 6:00 and was second in line. It was a quick trip through th...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/3/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had a few hours unaccounted for so the boat and I decided to go fish kokanee at lake Samish. We (the boat and I) arrived at the launch around 6:30 and the Whatcom County AIS team was set up and insp...
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By: Lonman64
Posted: 4/30/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/29/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Headed out to Samish again on Sunday morning to see if the kokanee fishing had improved with the recent warmer weather. We were on the water with lines down near the launch at 8:45am, fishing 3 lines ...
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By: Lonman64
Posted: 4/23/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/22/2018
Hot Spots: 0
My daughter and I took the new boat out for our second break in session on Sunday morning. We got a late start and were on the lake around 10am. Started by running over to the small end of the lake to...
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By: rseas
Posted: 4/20/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Jeepers, twice in one week! Maybe this retirement stuff isn’t so bad after all. The weather and my schedule finally synced and I got out again. With the boat all ready and gear stowed I was pretty exc...
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By: samr
Posted: 4/20/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First night out on Samish this year directly targeting Kokanee (fished 2 weeks ago for bass). One or two strikes, but nothing in the boat unfortunately. We fished 3 rods with a variety of colored do...
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By: kvwilson
Posted: 4/19/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/19/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Got out about 9am, lines down around 9:20. What a fantastic day weather wise, fishing wise, not so much. Water temp was 48 in the morning and a little over 50 in the afternoon. Trolled with down rigge...
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Posted: 4/18/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First post in a long time.... First time fishing for Kokanee since 2015... We made it out on the water early, at first light. Started trolling just passed the no wake zone and within the first two m...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 3/18/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First day back on Samish of 2018. Managed to shake off some rust, but couldn't find a single willing biter! Launched at 10am and fished until 2pm. Tried trolling, baitfishing, and jigging with no s...
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By: rseas
Posted: 2/9/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/9/2018
Hot Spots: 0
As a last-minute thought, I hitched up the boat and headed for Lake Samish this morning. Bolstered by a weather report promising sunshine I figured that my kokanee mojo and I would catch our Friday ni...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 9/25/2017
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/25/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Today was a derail from the word go. Took my birthday off and was on my way to fish Terrell before it closes October 1st and decided on the fly to stop and fish Samish. I was the only one there ...
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Posted: 8/25/2017
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/24/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to fish Lake Samish again on Thursday to see if my lessons from my first trip there on Tuesday would improve my productivity. I started fishing at sunrise where I had some success on Tuesday...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 7/26/2017
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/26/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Was literally on my way back up to Wiser when I decided to stop and fish Samish instead. My goal was to try and eliminate smallmouth and just target largemouth. My approach was to hop from pad field...
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