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Name: FishingFool Date: May 21, 2015 Rating:
 
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Just got back from vacation. Decided to fish Sammamish today. Got on the water at about noon.

Didn't take long to get first SMB. A dink on a swimbait. Caught several on DS. Nothing on tube. Forgot my box of crankbaits, so started throwing a jerkbait when I noticed the fish were chasing and striking my DS when I was reeling it in. Had 3 strikes on the jerkbait. 2 fish on. Didn't land a single one. Bummer. One of the strikes was almost at the boat. It was a quick flash. If I had to guess, it looked like a LMB to me.

Fish were mainly shallow. Had a few chasers in deeper water, but no hookups on those.

Best fish. 16" @ 1.94lbs. Rest were mainly 1-1.5#ers. And that first dink that was about 10".

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Name: The Quadfather Date: May 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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Met up with fellow member "Soulfishhawk" at the Samammish launch, 0645.
Beautiful weather flat waters. It was all lined up for a great day of fishing.

Then the fishing began.... We pulled red Wedding rings behind Sepps flashers. Spoons, mini-hootchies, flys, kwikfish, etc. etc. but mostly followed the usual Wedding Ring routine.
The Kokes were jumping everywhere, as usual. We started couple 100 yards from launch and followed East side up past the bend, 2/3'ds up the lake. Fished the center and some of West side.

James picked up 1 small Cutt. After 6 hours we had released maybe 5/6 kokes, and another 5-6 self released, or drive-by hits.

It was for me the toughest day of fishing ever on this lake.
The company was great, as well as the views and Eagles.

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Name: rmrauscher Date: May 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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Fished Sammamish for about 4 hours this morning. Little breezy and cool.

Caught 4 nice cuts and about 20 Kokanee, all c&r as usual. East Lake Sammamish dr side up to the corner. Used the micro poles and reels for a change of pace. Wedding rings, hoochies, any color seemed to work, small flasher and about 12-14 inch leader, 1-1.5mph. Fish were in the 0-45 foot range, lines about 50-75 feet back.

There are some decent cuthroats in this lake if you can get past those pesky bait stealing little kokanee devils!

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Name: flyfisherguy Date: May 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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First visit to Meridian, and this is how all first time visits should go. Arrived at the WDFW launch at approximately 7:00 a.m. and immediately met a fellow WashingtonLakes.com member machewbacca who was setting up to hit the water. He was very helpful in providing me some tips on where and how to focus my efforts, thanks my friend! I started trolling the area straight out from the launch and within about 45 minutes I landed my first Meridian kokanee. Machewbacca was also fishing the area and had landed one as well. Then he pointed to another fisherman who had joined us, DJButler, another fellow WashingtonLakes.com member. DJ is an expert on this lake and I talked with him for awhile to see what suggestions he had.

I trolled the area for awhile longer and decided to make a trip around the lake to see what other areas were like. DJ and machewbacca had already left the area and I met DJ at the other end of the lake. He was getting many strikes but not hooking up much. I told him I had landed two by that time and hadn't lost any by including a rubber snubber behind my dodger. A couple more lost fish convinced him to do likewise! lol

I'm giving this trip a 4 star because: a) I didn't lose any tackle; b) I met some great fellow fisherman; and c) I was pleased with ending the morning with 4 keeper kokes. All were caught on a watermelon Dick Nite Dodger with a green wedding ring trailed behind it at approximately 20-25 feet below the surface.

Hopefully later this summer the kokes will put on a little weight and size but I had enough to filet and brine some for smoking tomorrow, can't wait!

Tight lines all.

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Name: Bassmaster76 Date: May 11, 2015 Rating:
 
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Got off work early and decided to avoid rush hour traffic by hitting up lake Samamish. Made it to the lake around 4:40 strapped on my waders and hiked over to Issaquah creek. Sun was shining with a slight breeze and only one other angler fishing the north side of the creek. Posted up on the south side and cast a night crawler on a drop shot towards the weed line and had my first smallmouth by my forth cast, a dink with the fight of a trophy fish. Started working the current right beyond the drop off and kept getting robbed by the little perch. Casted out a little farther and noticed the bait fish freaking out so I figured that was a good place to be. A couple quick twitches and fish on, a nice 17" 2 plus lb smallmouth that looked like she was ready to pop. After her photo op revived her and cut her loose. By 6:15 I was back on the road headed home. Far better use of my time then sitting in my car.

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Name: flyfisherguy Date: May 08, 2015 Rating:
 
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I thought this report was lost from my computer when Internet Explorer crashed but I found it here when I was about to start a new report!

Started the day by hitting the road later than expected only to hitting a wall of traffic as I got to the I-90 turnoff from I-405 (ugh!). Then, I finally got to the exit that my GPS told me was the right one for Lake Sammamish but after a 45 minute wild good chase to find the boat launch I finally found it. Not bad, only a 2 hour 45 min drive from Rochester. :-(

Oh well, finally got to the boat launch around 10:00 a.m. and was surprised that there were so few other boaters. One guy was actually leaving as I got there, we talked and he told me that the lake was full of sea-run cutts, awesome! Now the bad news, you can't keep Kokanee at Sammamish, argh! I didn't realize that and was looking forward to bringing some home.

Anyway, got on the water around 10:30 and began trolling about 200 yards from the launch. I was using Dick Nite Watermelon Dodgers with a orange Wedding Ring behind it with a piece of worm on downriggers in about 60 feet of water and going to a depth of 30 feet on one and 25 on the other. Wasn't long before one of the rods began dancing and the gear popped off the downrigger clip. After a short battle I boated a nice 16 inch cutty (sorry didn't take any fish pics) and put the gear back out. It was a fairly consistent bite for the next 3 hours, a mixture of cutties and kokes. Nothing over 16 inches but still fun to catch.

Only giving the trip a three star due to the disappointment about not being able to keep kokes. Beautiful day, the weather couldn't have been better. Note: the pleasure boaters and jet skiers hit the water BIG TIME in the late afternoon and remained until I left at 8:00 in the evening! And it was a glorious sunset as you can see in the picture.

Lots of fish rising in the morning, probably could have done well without the downriggers but when it warmed up in the afternoon I was picking up most of my fish at 42 feet.

Get out there on a weekday, you won't be disappointed!

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Name: rmrauscher Date: May 03, 2015 Rating:
 
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Why go to Chelan or Stevens when you can fish Sammamish? Fished Saturday afternoon (3 till dusk) and Sunday morning 7 till 11) Bite seemed to really die about 10:30 Sunday morning. About the time the water skiers and play boaters show up. Mostly had the whole lake to ourselves. Caught 8 nice cutthroats and 20 or 30 Kokanee. Took 4 cuts home, C&R all the rest.

This lake is loaded with fish!! Cuts caught about 60 feet down, Kokanee all over the place, 0-65 feet, about 100 feet back, all in 80 +/- feet of water. Small flasher with red, green or gold wedding ring, worm chunk or power bait, 12-14 inch leader. Trolled east side from launch up to the corner. Didnt see much on the fish finder after we went around the corner.

Sorry no pics. To busy catching fish and way to much trouble on my antique stupid phone.

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Name: FishingFool Date: April 19, 2015 Rating:
 
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Today was suppose to be cleaning day, but I heard some WALA peeps were planning on fishing.

So I made it out to the lake a little late today.

Started with the hot swimbait from yesterday. Ouch, nothing for almost 2 hours. Well, I had a few ticks, but felt like perch.

Saw 2 SMB cruising inside weedline in about 4' of water.

I pull up to a new spot. I hear a roaring coming up being me and see it's AMX. He catches a ~2lb on a dock that I just fished with no bites, lol.

I see a bass under a dock, that I spent some time with, but couldn't get it to react. I told AMX where it was too.

I decide to keep changing baits and I toss a tube at the front of a dock. Felt a tick and set the hook but missed. Threw back a worm and DS with nothing. Tossed the tube back there and let it sit for several seconds. Tick and set the hook and fish on, FINALLY! Feels like a decent find and see a flash and not bad SMB.

Into the net it goes. 2.60lbs.

I move out into deeper waters working some pilings with only a few taps from what I assume perch.

Went out even deeper and felt a few light taps, with 1 hookup, but didn't stick longer than 2 seconds.

Moved across lake and started tossing the tube mainly. Tried the regular stuff, but no action at all. Just the tube today.

Landed 3 more with the tube. Lost one halfway to the boat. Had a ~2# come charging out to snatch my lure but missed it and disappeared.

Another beautiful day out on the water.

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Name: Amx Date: April 19, 2015 Rating:
 
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Did ok, 3, but nothing big, 2.16, 2.24, & 2.28. Of course the Smallie was the biggest. lol

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Name: FishingFool Date: April 18, 2015 Rating:
 
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1st outing in the boat this year. Met SY at launch at a little after 9AM.

Didn't take us long to each catch a fish. Those 10-12".

Really had to work at it.

1st fish on swimbait. Other on jig.

Next fish on DS. Then I lost track,

I downsized and change colors. Caught 2 and broke one off in a very short timeframe. SY had enough and wanted to try that combo too.

I think final tally at 7. Biggest at 2.62 lbs. 3 at about the 1.5lb mark. Rest those 10-12".

Beautiful day out on water.

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