Sammish Slough

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  1. jumpin

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    when I was a pup We fished for crawdads under a bridge in Woodinville (next to Goodtime Charlie's) what a gas.

    This one of a kind 1963 horizon was built for the slew races by one of the Bud racing team members, cant remember his name. I've had her since "83"
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  2. Drysuperfly

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    i have fished there a dozen times and never seen another fisherman, sounds like this sleepy little river has a lot more memories and history then it let on.
     
  3. John Wallace

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    We should get an outing on the Slough with all of us and then meet back at the Black Raven to talk about the day. I can do it if it is a Saturday What you all think!
     
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  4. Drysuperfly

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    i have most fridays off as well, wait for a little warmer weater and it sounds like a great day.
     
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    The Sammamish Slough crawdads (the tails) made the best bait for summer-runs back in the early 70's.... a little known secret.

    Also tasted pretty good along with a lot of beer to wash them down with on a hot summer day with friends.

    Don't think I'd eat anything from out of there these days though - in fact it probably wasn't the best idea back then either, but we were young and stupid then!
     
  6. Drysuperfly

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    Can you keep crawdads in a catch and release fishery?
     
  7. John Wallace

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    If you use barbless hooks.
     
  8. SaltintheDesert

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    Seems like a solid explanation.
     
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  10. SaltintheDesert

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    Has anyone had an enjoyable time recently on the Slough? I know there are a variety of fish throughout...what types of water do the trout prefer in June?
     
  11. Lugan

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    It's not the month that matters, but how warm the weather is leading to how warm the surface temperature of the lake is. The slough's water is siphoned off the surface of the lake, so as soon as we get a few warm days (into the 80's) , it's over for trout in the slough until next spring. Since we just had two days of temps in the 80's, it's probably done now. The fish move into the lakes, and even if they didn't, you shouldn't target them as fighting a trout in such warm water will stress them too much.
     
  12. Tyler Sadowski

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    Fished it last weekend. Its low and warm already. The peamouth chubs are running right now though. :)
     
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    Tyler - were you aware that the season doesn't open until the first Saturday in June (next weekend)? I'd much rather fish elsewhere, but since I can have a line in the water within 15 minutes of my driveway there's no way to resist. The biggest freshwater fish I ever caught actually came from the slough. It was a 30" pikeminnow, which put up a real fight for the first 3 nanoseconds (slightly less time than a snagged log) before it rolled over like a friendly dog looking for a belly rub. Still it was pretty cool.
     
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    Who was that guy who said the season didn't open yet... Damn - it was Skippy, my evil twin impersonating me! Pay no attention to the bit about the season not being open! My bad!
     
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    It is open Jan 1 to Sep 1