ZOG BLOG: A Baker(s) half-dozen: images from the Baker Lake sox fishery
POSTED July 31, 2010 / 1:30 p.m.
CONCRETE, Wash. - My ongoing sockeye vision quest took yours truly, some fishing buddies and Edgar straight from the Brewster slama-rama-ding-dong to Baker Lake last week. And while the action on this historical first-ever Baker fishery is already fading, this is a spot that I - and may of our Wild Country listeners, apparently - have high hopes for in the future.
Haven't had the good fortune of taking in this fishery? No worries! C'mon along for a quick Baker(s) half-dozen (photos, that is). Here's what it's all about:
The scenery ...
This photo doesn't even do the place justice. When you're fishing on this lake, Mount Baker is RIGHT THERE on top of you.
And more of it ...
I know this isn't quite as scenic as downtown Renton, but it'll do.
The fish ...
These are beautiful fish: chunky, healthy, full of P & V. Size matters, kiddies.
The Great Experiment ...
A brand-spanking-new fishery calls for experimentation, does it not? The Lake Washington slooooooow-troll bare-hook standby catches fish here, especially after the sun hits the water around 8 a.m. Until then, though, I'm sticking with The Rasticle (Rig #1, look it up). The depth: 45 feet in the morning, dropping down to 60 to 70 after the initial a.m. bite.
The experience ...
This doesn't look like much fun, does it? Repeat the above as often as possible.
Rasticles To The End,
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