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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/14/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
My first time ever to fish Silver lake. The lake did not disappoint! Launched from the WDFW launch on the north end of the lake about 7am. Late start for me, but trout aren't quite as picky as kok...
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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: 6/17/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
As has become my custom since my dad passed back in 2013, I fished again on Father's Day. Dad took me fishing when I was very young, and it's a joy that we shared together ever since. Didn't matter if...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 6/10/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/9/2019
Hot Spots: 0
This report isn't as much about the lake I was fishing (you will recognize it if you have been there, so not really a secret) but rather about being willing to try something different than what everyo...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/27/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Decided to try Whatcom for the first time. I launched from the South launch around 6am. Soon as I got the Hobie out past the buoy markers I dropped my line in the water. It was odd kokanee fishing wit...
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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: JoshH
Posted: 4/28/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/28/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I haven't hit my favorite keeper rainbow trout lake for awhile. This is a tough lake to fish. The fish are almost always completely gorged on insect life. There is so much natural feed in the lake it'...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/14/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/14/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Left the Hobie at home and got the opportunity to fish with Isaiah from Reli Lures. We launched around 6:15 and had lines in the water shortly thereafter. We used kokanee rigged Elgin Fishing God's T...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/7/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/7/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Had a fun day on Stevens this morning. Launched 6:15ish, and was probably fishing right at sun-up, around 6:30. Started one line about 5 feet down with and Elgin Fishing God's Tooth Spoon in 50/50 blu...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 3/31/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/30/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Loaded up the Hobie and headed for Ketchum just to enjoy the beautiful day on Saturday. After a little bit of exploring different depths, it became apparent that flatlining with no weight was all that...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 12/2/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/1/2018
Hot Spots: 1
I grew up in Mount Vernon, but somehow never fished Clear Lake. Went swimming there a lot. Decided to give this lake a try for the first time. Read some past reports here, loaded up the Hobie and head...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 11/18/2018
Species: Cutthroat Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/17/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Got on the water a little bit late this morning, around 9am, but it didn't matter. Search around the east side of the lake for a bit, but did not see much on the sonar. I did pick up a few, but headed...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 10/18/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/18/2018
Hot Spots: 1
My first time trying fall kokanee fishing. I thought I had a good plan as to where the fish would be, but after a bit of seeing just about nothing on the sonar, I needed to move. I knew the fish were ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/24/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Have the week off from work to get the last of my coho fishing in before most everything shuts down. It's a shame there has been no asjustment of the season as it really looks like the coho forecast ...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 9/15/2018
Species: Coho Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/15/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Been itching to do some beach fishing for coho. It's one of my favorite methods for coho fishing, and North Beach at Deception Pass is just such a pretty area. I got to the beach about 7am. Maybe 1...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/27/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/25/2018
Hot Spots: 1
This time I did not sleep through the alarm! Got to the launch about 5:30, and had my lines in the water by 6am. Started my morning thinking I would be fishing deep, 50 - 70 feet like I was 2 weeks pr...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 8/13/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I haven't been to Stevens since the Kokanee Derby in May, so decided to go have a look. Unfortunately, I slept right through the 4am alarm. BY the time I got my gear down on the lake, it was already 8...
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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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By: JoshH
Posted: 7/16/2018
Species: Mackinaw
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/15/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Left the Hobie at home and headed east to Fish with Jeff Witkowski of Darrell and Dad's for my 5th time. This time I took my son with me. Just a quick word on fishing with Jeff. I keep going back simp...
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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: JoshH
Posted: 5/28/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/28/2018
Hot Spots: 1
Fished Lake Ki for Memorial Day. Wanted to put a few fish in the freezer, but also get on and off the lake quickly. Ki seemed like the right place. I am surprised at how many boats and kayaks there wo...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 5/5/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2018
Hot Spots: 1
After spending the past 2 months kokanee fishing, and with the earlier and earlier sunrises, I really did not feel like having the alarm go off at 2:30am this morning, I wanted to just do some mindles...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/29/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/29/2018
Hot Spots: 2
Back out to Stevens this morning. The morning though did not start like I had hoped. After the 3am wake up, I got dressed, ate and headed out, and left all of my bait at home. Ugg. Turned around and h...
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By: JoshH
Posted: 4/15/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/15/2018
Hot Spots: 2
After sitting out the last 2 weekends due to wind and rain, I thought I saw an opportunity Sunday morning according to the forecast, so I got early and headed to Lake Stevens. Arrived at 5:30am, and i...
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