Sammish Slough

#16
Yes, those races were really fun. People gathered at the bends, boats in bushes, real crowd pleaser. Don't know why it went away. I suppose it's not safe enough for today but they should bring it back.
 
#17
the flow has a lot to do with being able to fish it at all. Never had issues pulling up a fish every time there when the flows are lower.

Btw, Marymoore (sp?) park has no fishing signs in the dog park along with a no water access sign in the entrance. would be great to get into there and fish but there are a lot of dogs on nice days.
 

Lex Story

Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek
#18
the flow has a lot to do with being able to fish it at all. Never had issues pulling up a fish every time there when the flows are lower.

Btw, Marymoore (sp?) park has no fishing signs in the dog park along with a no water access sign in the entrance. would be great to get into there and fish but there are a lot of dogs on nice days.
I used to be able to access the river across/opposite from Marymoor from the rowing school launch across from the dog park via float tube and kick my way east enough to be away from the dogs and their splashing. Caught several Lake trout there and many Cutthroat and far too many Pike Minnows (only if you are pulling streamers).
Behind Redmond city hall they added downed tree shelters and put bends back in the river to be more conducive for fish habitat. Give it a shot, you'll never know if you don't go.
 
#19
Behind Redmond city hall they added downed tree shelters and put bends back in the river to be more conducive for fish habitat. Give it a shot, you'll never know if you don't go.
That's by where I live. Strange enough, I never catch fish in those "fishy looking" spots. Not under logs, not in the bends, none of it. It's a weird ass fishery.
 
#20
i will say that i've caught many 18+" pike minnows, and on a light enough rod, they're pretty fun. sadly a 29" squahfish doesn't mean much besides saying i've caught huge junk fish haha. They're mostly closer to lake sammamish....
 
#21
I live about 10 min from the boat launch by the Juanita bridge so I fish it a dozen or so times a year. Big squaws on occasion, perch, small bass but yet to find a trout. Anything brown or with peacock works well. Talked to a guy sitting on his dock one day who told me the best time for bass are when the ducklings hatch. He said he watches big bass take a few every year. Their out now. Maybe I should get out there too.
 
#23
I had forgotten about the boat races. Thanks for reminding me Jim.

Logboom Park had some really nice bass in it at one time, but then they removed all of the stumps and put in the fishing pier, or goose toilet, and fishing went somewhere else. I never have seen anyone swimming in the new park. Hahahaha. Another joke on the taxpayers.
 

skyrise

Active Member
#24
used to be my zipperlip river in March for --------------Steel head!!
did pretty well there. even got my girl friend at the time to hook a few.
oh well that's gone now too.
 
#25
too bad there aren't really any good slow sections that are fishable, at least in redmond... well i guess there are good spots, they just dont hold fish.. :/
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#26
Yes, those races were really fun. People gathered at the bends, boats in bushes, real crowd pleaser. Don't know why it went away. I suppose it's not safe enough for today but they should bring it back.

An observer at the golf course had a boat go airborne and land on them. I think that was the last year of the races.

I launched our rowboat twice on the day of the races. Sure wasn't the day(s) to want to get out.
 

dfg

Active Member
#27
Btw, Marymoore (sp?) park has no fishing signs in the dog park along with a no water access sign in the entrance. would be great to get into there and fish but there are a lot of dogs on nice days.
If you walk through the dog park along the river you will eventually come to a gate that leaves the park proper. The path loops around back towards the radio-control airfield, but not before passing several river access points and the observation pier that extends into the river near where river leaves the lake. (if not for the dense carpet of lily pads it would be an interesting spot to try.) Since these are not in the park, I believe that they are legal.

I believe that one can walk along the west side of the river from the main entrance to Marymoor nearly to the dam (and I use that term loosely).

Does anyone know launch spot (for a pontoon boat) that is close the park and close to parking? I've launched at Idylwood Park, further south on W. Lake Sammamish Blvd., and its far less than ideal.
 
#28
not sure if this will get you where you want to go but there is Luke McRedmond Park that is downstream from the park. I'm guessing it'd be quite a haul to get into the mouth of the slough though.
 
#29
I have launched at Marymoore right at the bridge. I have also launched at the bridge by redhook and further down into bothell. Its a long float from marymoore to bothell landing. Took me 6 hours to do that float.
 
#30
As for races, my dad use to race boats up the river. It was a lot of fun. As for fishing, I fish it a couple times a years. I have caught a few trout to 11in and a 15in pike minnow. Did fish it in the late 70's for steelheed. I didn't caught any be did see other fisherman get them.