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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/23/2022
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/20/2022
Hot Spots: 1
Wanted some kokanee because I am out in the freezer and Lake Samish is always good to me. Mack's Lure Sling Blade and Double D dodgers, Elgin Fishing God's Tooth Spoons and Mack's Lure Imperial Spoons...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/16/2022
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/16/2022
Hot Spots: 1
Original plan was Baker Lake for Sockeye, but after this week of work I didn't see myself waking at 1am to head up there. Instead met my brother and Russ Elgin at Lake Ki to play around with Rainbows....
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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/3/2022
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/2/2022
Hot Spots: 1
Met my brother at Lake Samish Saturday morning for some kokanee fishing, Conditions were not what I expected in regards to the wind. While it never got strong enough to blow me off of the lake, it def...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/30/2022
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/25/2022
Hot Spots: 1
Annual trip to Chelan to fish with Jeff Witkowski. A lot of action this morning, I think 26 hook-ups. Landed 14, let 1 small Mack go, and as a bonus got a Chelan King. We fished in a completely dif...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/20/2022
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/20/2022
Hot Spots: 1
Decided I just couldn't do a 3am wake up to chase kokanee, so instead decided to meet my brother at Lake Goodwin and do a little trout fishing. The fish in Goodwin are usually fat, healthy, and fun. T...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/21/2022
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/21/2022
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the 2022 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby. Per usual, I Was the only kayak entered into the event :) This time though the only kayak tied for the top weight and took home 2nd place (not 1st, tie-brea...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/1/2022
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/1/2022
Hot Spots: 1
Lake Samish is very close to turning on for Kokanee. Fish can be had right now, you just have to work a bit for them. Took the Hobie out Sunday morning, water flat, but fairly thick fog hanging over t...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/25/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/25/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Decided my freezer has enough coho and pinks to last all winter, and wanted to see what one of my favorite fisheries was looking like, fall trout fishing. Something about the cool mornings and the rel...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/11/2021
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/11/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Debated between heading out to Whidbey to chase Coho or hitting the river 1 more time for pinks. After stopping at Holiday Sports and getting a report, one last trip to the river it was! I met 3 ot...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/5/2021
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/5/2021
Hot Spots: 0
After fishing the Skagit the day prior with Russ Elgin, I met a fellow kayaker at the Edgewater Park launch and headed up river about 1 mile. Once we found the spot we wanted to fish, minus a few lull...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/21/2021
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/21/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Launched the Hobie at 7am to a ripping ebb tide current, which made getting around the Jetty at Keystone interesting. The current was better once I got into the bay, but still pretty strong which made...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/17/2021
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/17/2021
Hot Spots: 1
Met my brother at the Keystone launch at 7:30 with the Hobies. My plan was to troll around and if I saw surfacing fish, pull that line up, grab the casting rod and cast at the jumpers. Not even a bump...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/8/2021
Species: Pink Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/8/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Decided to check out the Whidbey beaches with my brother. First stop was North Beach at Deception Pass. That area seems to be a week or so behind the other beaches on Whidbey usually. We stayed there ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/20/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/20/2021
Hot Spots: 1
Met my brother at the launch at 7am and set out for a Father's Day outing. Goodwin can be fickle, but was hoping to get off the water before the fleet of water hooligans arrived and turned the lake in...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/29/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/29/2021
Hot Spots: 0
With the start of Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to find a place that I would not have to deal with the water hooligans that spawn on this weekend every year, and with the motor restrictions on Lake S...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/22/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/22/2021
Hot Spots: 1
Decided to try Lake Howard, a small lake local to me that I had never been to before. Met my brother at the launch with the Hobies at 7am and began fishing. A pretty heavy marine layer made it a bi...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/2/2021
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/1/2021
Hot Spots: 1
Great morning on Samish! Bite started off insanely hot, 3 landed and 1 lost before I was ever able to have both lines in the water at the same time. Then quickly a small cold front passed over and the...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/12/2021
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/11/2021
Hot Spots: 1
Goodwin used to get planted with 5k rainbows in December/January, 20-30k each of cutthroat and rainbow fry June - October, and another plant of 18k rainbows in October. For some reason about 3 years a...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 12/5/2020
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/5/2020
Hot Spots: 1
I don't get to Sammamish to fish but once every few years, and every time the lake has made me work to figure them out, but that's half of what makes fishing fun! I started the morning out in front...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 11/11/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/11/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Took advantage of the 1 day weather window and spent Veteran's Day on Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park. I probably spent more time watching the NAS Whidbey jets fly overhead than I did watc...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/16/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/15/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Met my brother at the south end launch of Lake Whatcom to fish kokanee in the Hobie's. I like to get up to Whatcom at least once a year, while the kokanee are small, the action is always good and the ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/22/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/21/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Met up with a fellow kayaker and hit Lake Samish for Fathers Day. Soon as I got on the water, I noticed a lot of fish right around the 50-55 foot mark on the sonar. Dropped my first line down to 45 fe...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/4/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/3/2020
Hot Spots: 0
With the forecast for the weekend showing thunderstorms again, I decided to take Wednesday off and get a little fishing in on the Hobie. I started my morning at Lake Goodwin, took a few laps around th...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/17/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/16/2020
Hot Spots: 1
Met 8-10 other kayak anglers at Lake Samish this morning to chase Kokanee. Samish again did not disappoint! Fishing started off slightly slower than I expected. It turned out that the fish were muc...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/10/2020
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/9/2020
Hot Spots: 1
First trip out since it's re-opened. Great to be able to fish again! I got a little later start than I should have knowing the Stevens bite usually shuts off quickly once the sun hits the water, and t...
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