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Name: scraig1962 Date: August 22, 2014 Rating:
 
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I thought my last trip to Baker was a few weeks ago, but couldnt stay away. My dad, 5yr old daughter and I launched out of Swift Creek Campground around 6:30 am and headed to the Noisy Creek side. Got first rod set down 40 ft on the downrigger in 160ft of water and started trolling east towards the Shanon Creek side. Started snapping the dodger onto the second rod and i notice the rod tip is bouncing on the first rod. I pull it free from the release and hand the rod to my dad to fight and we get our 1st and only fish of the day at 7am in the boat. It was a small hen about 4lbs, and missing half of its tail. We trolled till 12pm with 2 rods on the downriggers from 25ft all the way to 75ft and a rod straight out the back with a 4oz lead 20 pulls out. We used the usual pink hoochie and dodger rigs and even tried 2 bare red 2/0 hooks. Only about 25 or so boats out and weather was mostly cloudy with some sun breaks and water was smooth the whole time. Didnt see a single other fish landed and most guys we overheard said they had nothing. Well, see you next year Baker.
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Name: Fish'n Fever Date: August 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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Limits for the two of us (6 fish ). Use Rastical, piece of coon shrimp, down 40-50 ft., less than 1mph, only 24 boats on the water at 6:30 am. Lots of fish still bright, egg sheins still tight. Boat caught 24 in 3 days last week.
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Name: DonGorsegner Date: August 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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This is my third try at the sockeye fishery. I must admit this is my first year and new to using a down rigger. I have followed the wise words of others who have been posting what has worked and yet I still have not had any luck. But then looking around at the other boats they have been having about as much luck as me. Today I was spotting lots of fish between 20-40 feet in the area of the lake north of Noisy Creek, yet no hookups. I was using two poles stacked on the down digger with 10 foot spacing, rigged with Dodgers, 10-12 inch leaders, pink smile blades and hooches tipped with shrimp than liberally covered with krill oil. 25 pulls behind the boat 1 mile an hour troll speed and around we go. Lines in the water at 5 A.M. until 10 AM. I do enjoy the views however fish on would be great.
So there you have it any suggestions would be great.

Don
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Name: Stsb Date: August 03, 2014 Rating:
 
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We drove up to baker lake on Friday evening and launched the boat at Panorama Point where there was almost no trucks. Then we loaded up the boat and ran up the lake to set up camp right on our own private beach. We fished in the evening for about 1-2 hours with no luck. The next morning we started fishing at around 5:30 and it seemed like we were one of the last boats out there. We fished for about 2 hours and saw one guy loose a fish. At 7:30 we hooked up a quadruple (4) header and landed 3 of those fish. We put on quit a show for everyone around us. It seemed from about 7:30-8:30 is when we saw all of the fish caught not a ton but there was a few being caught. But for us that was the only action until we left at about 11:00. One rod had a a purple doger with 10" of leader to a small pink hoochie at 50ft on the downrigger, one rod had a smile blade with two beads behind a small doger at about 40ft, one rod had just a chrome doger with a pink hoochie at 45ft, the last rod had a 4 ounce banana weight with a doger and a small green hoochie. All of the hooks had 1-2 coonstripe shrimp that we bought pre-cooked and de-shelled at the grocery store.
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Name: fishing magician Date: August 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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started at 4:15 about. before 6 had a bite and grabbed the rod and felt to see if he was there and nope no fish just a hit. about an hour later same thing happened again bite but no fish. fished til 830 about and that was it all morning. 40 to 50 feet and double d dodgers and smile blades. very slow today
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Name: Stansjoy Date: July 30, 2014 Rating:
 
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Whole lot of "firsts" for me today! First time to Baker, first time out with the new Tohatsu 9.8, first time using a downrigger, first time use of new Garmin 551dv, first time after sockeye salmon! Wife, Boni, and I up at 2:00 AM and out of the house by 3:00, heading for Baker Lake. Had to wait to launch at Swift Creek, fifth in line... on the water by 5:30 and headed north. Took our time, trying to figure things out... started marking fish, so fished our way up to the fleet... fishing at 25' off the "rigger", long line with 4oz weight and lead-core line. Cloudless sky, temp at outset, 58 degrees... water temp at 68 degrees on the Garmin. Made it to the fleet by 6:00, couple hundred boats, equally divided between the Swift Creek side and the Noisy Creek side. Fishing tough!! Nearly everyone fishing in the deep water, between 150' to 170'... from 6:00 to 8:00, saw maybe four fish caught, about that many lost... Wasn't marking fish, so headed north... began marking lots of fish in the shallower water north of the fleet, in water 30' to 20'... stayed on them, but no bites... didn't know what I was marking, so headed back to the fleet and continued to fish in deeper water. About 9:00, noticed strange action on the long line, so had Boni reel it in... surprise, a 10" Kokanee! Continued fishing the rest of the morning, alternating from north (Swift Creek side) to South (Noisy Creek side). By 10:00 the fleet had spread out and many were heading home. We headed in by 11:00, sun high and getting hot!
Learned a lot about my gear... motor performed flawlessly... figuring out the Garmin... some learning curve with the downrigger... but a highly successful day fishing, not so much "catching". Fished with varying depths on both rigs, down to 60' off the downrigger. Fished with two red Gamakatsu hooks with hootchies and Smile Blades tipped with my own cured shrimp, behind Purple Haze and chrome dodgers... Had to learn how to tie the two hook leader... always fun to add new wrinkles to the arsenal. Koke had both hooks and the shrimp in his mouth!
Saw no more than six fish landed all morning... Took an hour and a half to get the boat out, long line up at the ramp. Spoke to a fellow I saw out on the lake, fishing with his grandson and granddaughter... has fished a half dozen times this season... limited twice last week... said this was the worst he's seen. Said he marked fish into the mouth of Noisy Creek, in 10" to 15' of water... lost two in the shallow water. He believes the fish are getting ready to spawn, said he thinks the season is about over!? I don't know... possible, I guess.
Anyway, great day on the lake... scenery awesome. Learned a lot...Big bonus on the way home, big herd of elk grazing in a field just east of Hamilton. PTL!
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Name: outfishn Date: July 30, 2014 Rating:
 
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My two sons and I fished three mornings starting Wed July 30th. The first morning we went 4/4 on two doubles, both before I could even get all our gear in the water. The second morning we went 2/6, one broke our 25# fluoro leader. The last day we went out with our camp site neighbors and we went 6/6, with a triple. My kids reeled in nearly all the fish. Most fish were caught with pink wiggle hoochies tipped with pink fire cured shrimp and a few different scents. Fishing overall was pretty slow with the hottest bite in the early morning. Most we talked to had 0 to 1 fish. Once the sun came out, the fishing died and the heat was unbearable. Because of the heat, we ended the days at around noon, the last day we ended early at around 10am. We fished 5 rods, 4 on stacked downriggers at 35-50 feet, and 1 with a 3oz banana weight. All rods had fish. We had one chrome bright fish that looked fresh from the sound and the rest were getting a bit of color but all cut well with bright red meat.
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Name: sean m Date: July 30, 2014 Rating:
 
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Beautiful lake, tough fishing. Got there at 4am, 4th trip this year. Usually do at LEAST as well as anybody out there, and it still ran true today, when my boat went 0 for 1 in 5 hours of fishing. Less boats out compared to last week, and didn't see more than 2 or 3 landed! The state pretty much gave up dumping in new fish last week they say, only a couple hundred have been trucked up since. Boy they messed up the run forecast. Hookup we had was on my "sean's special secret sockeye rig" which I am not at liberty to divulge, sorry. I guess its Lake Stevens for me the rest of the summer!
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Name: gfakkema Date: July 29, 2014 Rating:
 
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This report is actually for 7/27 thru 7/31. We arrived to the lake on Sunday afternoon and got our camp site set up at Shannon Creek. After camp was all together, we got to the lake and had lines in the water around 1630. We began the troll not far from Noisy Creek in the shallower part of the lake. It was a little windy, but we were able to get fishing anyway. Not even 10 minutes into the troll I had my first fish on. After a quick battle, I was able to get the fish to the net and get one in the box. The wind picked up about 20 minutes later and by 1730 we were over it.
We woke up the next morning (7/28) around 0600 and were on the water by 0615. Again, about 10 minutes into our troll we were in almost the exact same spot as the previous day when I caught another fish. This is going to be easy we thought... not so much. We spent the next 4 hours on the water and didn't even get a bite. We didn't see any other fish caught so we figured that at least we weren't alone. At around 1100 we decided to call it a day and go get some food.
Unfortunately, we had too much time on our hands and decided to "stay up late" (read adult soda's) on Monday night. This translated into a LATE start on Tuesday (7/29). We didn't end up getting on the water until after 1000 and by that time the bite was pretty much dead. We had heard of a few fish being caught, but didn't see anything around us (or on our lines for that matter). We called it a day around 1300 and headed back to camp to regroup.
After such a late start on Tuesday, we decided that we NEEDED to get on the water EARLY on Wednesday (7/30). With a short night on Tuesday, we were on the water before 0500 on Wednesday. We knew that things were going to be different today when we had our first fish in the box before 0530. The next few hours brought a steady run of fish to the box. I caught my first fish around 0630 and had my limit by 0830. The last fish of that limit was a FAT 8 pounder that put up an EPIC fight. It took quite a few runs on me and tail walked quite a bit. I think that the icing on the cake was that we were able to put 3 socks in the box in about 15 minutes (and all RIGHT next to a guide boat, made my day). By 1130 it seemed like the bite had died and we had 6 fish in the box. It was getting pretty hot so we called it a day.
We had such a great week, that we got on the water a little later on Thursday (7/31). We were able to get one fish in the box around 1000 and decided that we had had enough. Time to clean camp and get home to relax.
So...to summarize.

Almost all the fish came on pink hootchies. We had other rigs in the water, but the hootchies seemed to be the ticket. We also found that the shallow area north of Noisy seemed to have the most willing biters. The water is shallower up there (35'-40') and there are TONS of snags, so be weary. Most of the biters came around 25' of wire in the Noisy area and 35' in the deeper zones.
The hot bait of the trip was either cooked salad shrimp or raw prawns cured in Pautzke Nectar. If you have read my Koke 101 article, then you already know some of the specifics. Gold and silver blades (yes, the same ones I use for kokanee) took almost all of the fish. Didn't seem to matter what they were on, as long as there was a gold or silver blade on it. All leaders were at most 12 inches (measured from top of loop to bottom of trailer hook) and there was a little flash-a-bou tied onto all leaders.
Just like the Koke 101 article, make sure that you take your time and DON'T HORSE FISH IN!! I simply cannot stress this enough. I can't even begin to tell you how many fish I saw get off because people got a hit and reeled down as fast as possible. It was just ridiculous. I am working on some of the GoPro footage now, but hopefully it will show you that it takes me FOREVER to get fish in. Light drags, light rods and tons of runs. Also, dip the tip (koke 101). We were able to use these techniques and went 9 for 10 to the boat (the lost one was due to a broken off trailer hook).
Also something to note. If you use the Shannon Creek Boat Launch, use the right side (if looking from the parking lot). The left side drops off quite a bit and the pictured van had a little trouble (totalled!) and it took 4 hours to get it towed.
Hope that helps some of you, good luck!

PS. Hey Mike, just wanted to let you know that the TFO was AWESOME on these fish. That 8 pound beast tested that rod to it's limits. It simply pairs beautifully with my Calcutta D. Thanks again Mike!
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Name: fishing magician Date: July 29, 2014 Rating:
 
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also were being filmed today too. today was a little bit more normal. we actually had an early morning bite like usual. picked up 2 in the morning which was definitely good. and then around 8 30 picked up 2 more. fished til 10 or so and 4 was all we got but was better than yesterday. 30 to 50 feet deep. macks double d dodgers and sockeye cha cha.
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