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Name: rfnbry Date: September 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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Ok, so just let me start off by saying that I moved up here from Fort Hood, TX back in Jan 2013. Since that time I have tried all that Mother North West has to offer in the fishing industry. I mean fishing fresh and salt, clamming, crabbing, squid-din and craw dad-din. I mean everything. Allot of trial, more error and some pretty beneficial rewards. With that being said, the other day was a high for me because until this fine Monday morning I have caught Pinks, Silvers, Ling Cod, Crab and even a Dolly or two. Finally landed my first King. Now he wasn't the sexiest of all kings, but It was my first and boy does he taste good. Hit the Samish by the tracks at about 0630 and landed him by 0700. Put up a good 10 minute fight and came in very unwillingly. Why did I give it 5 star for only one fish. It was my first and a great experience because there wasn't too much fishing pressure were I was and it was a beautiful morning to boot. Tight lines y'all..
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Name: rfnbry Date: September 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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Here is the picture from my other report. Some reason it did not upload.
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Name: litch25 Date: September 22, 2013 Rating:
 
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drove up to the Samish River very early this morning but the wind was so strong that we didnt stay. we fished from 630 to 930 and saw several jumping around us but didnt get anything on our set ups. we were fishing two different cures of eggs to see what was working better but didnt have any real luck. only saw one fish get brought in and there were very few people there. we fished up and down the mouth but could not find where they were at. hopefully we can have better luck next time.
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Name: Seattle Pat Date: September 21, 2013 Rating:
 
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Another tough day on the river. Not many fins coming through but a few caught. I had only 1 bite on roe. Fished a jig and caught the sunken boat. :(

Keith was the king of the river today with a couple nice hens...one probably around 25-30 lbs.
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Name: woady Date: September 21, 2013 Rating:
 
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Well the Samish river is in Whatcom county, not Skagit per the report form mods!

Spent the entire day on the river, wading from I-5 all the way to the big farm building. The fish have left the building.

There were a couple, but not catchable. Very few people as well.

I'm wondering why fishing above I-5 is closed. Can anybody explain that?

On the plus side, now that I've scouted the river, ITS ON FOR NEXT YEAR!!! But don't bother driving to fish the Samish now, unless you're local or something.
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Name: Seattle Pat Date: September 20, 2013 Rating:
 
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Tough day on the river. Only saw 2 fish caught. The locals were saying they hadn't seen it that slow since early August. My feeling is the fish can feel the pressure change and once the rain starts coming they'll be back at it.
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Name: Seattle Pat Date: September 19, 2013 Rating:
 
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Wasn't as hot as yesterday but another good day fishing. I floated roe. Foul hooked a flounder and then hooked a big king, but it spit the hook. My buddy landed a nice 16 lb hen. Biggest of the day was a bright 26 lb buck.
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Name: Seattle Pat Date: September 18, 2013 Rating:
 
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Another great day on the Samish with over 100 fish caught during the tide. I got started pretty late so I ended up being grateful w/a small 5 lb jack king. Bigger than most of my humpies and far nicer to eat!
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Name: Seattle Pat Date: September 17, 2013 Rating:
 
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What a totally amazing day! It was a slow start due to the rain, but man did they start hammering around 10am!
Saw some HUGE ones pulled in. I caught a nice jack and super bright coho - my buddy caught a king and a pink.

I fished the mouth - totally nasty but floated roe successfully along with everybody else there. They jig upstream.
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Name: mizm05 Date: September 14, 2013 Rating:
 
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Hit the Samish for the first time today. Worked my way up and down river around the train tracks and the I-5 bridge. First cast at 6am, and fished until 11am...couldn't get a bite to save my life. And there were fish in the water. They were jumping within 10 feet of me all morning long, but they wouldn't take any offerings. I had 2 buddies with me, same deal for them.

There were locals fishing, and they weren't getting anything either and they said these holes are usually real good. In 5 hours of fishing, I didn't see one person land a fish. One guy foul hooked a smaller King by the tail, but that was the only action I saw all day.

The fish were there...they just weren't interested in anything anyone offered today.

Here's what I tried...I threw the kitchen sink at them! LOL

Floating eggs (tried both orange and red)
Trying different depths for the float
Floating eggs with a corky and yarn (actually an aero drifter) above the hook (tried every color I had over the course of the morning)
Drifting eggs (tried different weights from as small as one split shot up to 3/8oz, also tried different leader lengths and different casts)...that river is more like a creek. There is hardly any current at all in a lot of the holes there.
Drifting aero drifters (orange, green, yellow, yellow with red spots, red/black, red, white/black/red)
Drifting eggs and aero drifters together
Moved up and down river to try different holes
And then the locals were jigging and using spinners and that didn't get any action either.

I will say, I did see some Kings pretty clearly when they jumped and they were DARK. Like black dark. But there were a couple that were beefy. They just wouldn't hit anything for anyone.

It was a total bust today...oh well, back to the drawing board.
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