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Baker lake sockeye?
« on: July 05, 2022, 10:11:39 AM »
Who's gearing up for this years run?  I was wondering because I've never fished up there does anyone target them from the back with any success?  I've never heard of anyone trying.

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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 10:15:20 AM »
 Yeah super fun easy fishery. Hopefully numbers increase drastically this week or the opener will suck.
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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 10:56:20 AM »
Ii have never heard of anyone haveing success fishing from the bank. Not that it wouldn't be possible, but the odds are terrible when compared to fishing from a boat. You would be limited on depth to fish and the sockeye could be deeper than where you are on a given day.  The spot you are fishing could be a complete waste of time. Try to find someone with a boat that is willing to take you and split fuel costs. Hope it works out to enjoy a great fishery.

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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 11:36:57 AM »
Some of the very best sockeye - 26-28% fat. Good luck.
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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 12:17:27 PM »
Ii have never heard of anyone haveing success fishing from the bank. Not that it wouldn't be possible, but the odds are terrible when compared to fishing from a boat. You would be limited on depth to fish and the sockeye could be deeper than where you are on a given day.  The spot you are fishing could be a complete waste of time. Try to find someone with a boat that is willing to take you and split fuel costs. Hope it works out to enjoy a great fishery.
I'm not even going to try was just wondering if it was something people tried.

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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2022, 10:41:03 AM »
Sounds like you should have bought a boat


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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2022, 10:46:48 AM »
Sounds like you should have bought a boat


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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2022, 11:21:44 AM »
Who's gearing up for this years run?  I was wondering because I've never fished up there does anyone target them from the back with any success?  I've never heard of anyone trying.
IDK about Baker Lake, but I do know that a lot of people are having great success plunking for them in the Columbia river....not sure about whatever inlet/outlet baker lake has but may be an option
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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2022, 11:25:38 AM »
Skagit for sure from the bank, I agree the lake would be extremely low odds.

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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2022, 01:15:17 PM »
Sounds like you should have bought a boat


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you should've sold the car and kept the boat.
Iím not the one wanting to go fish


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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2022, 01:47:33 PM »
Sounds like you should have bought a boat


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you should've sold the car and kept the boat.
Iím not the one wanting to go fish


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Sounds like you should have bought a boat


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you should've sold the car and kept the boat.
Iím not the one wanting to go fish


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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2022, 03:48:05 PM »
I think they would be tough from the bank on still water.
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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2022, 03:54:57 PM »
I would think if you could find access on a steep bank you could catch them twitching jigs or a float/shrimp setup maybe. It would require a decent hike to get to the area Iím thinking


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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2022, 07:12:44 PM »
Just a general question, would the PSE ramp be a good place to start to boat fish, or would Swift Creek be better? Gonna take an old timer up there for a day trip of fishing at the end of July, and can't decide where to launch. Looks like the PSE ramp has a bit more room to park, and the Swift Creek ramp is for the campground, as well as, day use. Tried once a couple years ago and launched out of Swift Creek, but had zero luck other than a bunch of downrigger pop offs that would not hook up.
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Re: Baker lake sockeye?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2022, 07:47:34 PM »
I think the fish tend to school up at the north end of the lake so I've always launched at Swift.  That said, I have never been in a great bite or seen others around me catching much more.  I've heard stories of easy limits but must have bad timing.  Few fish here and there, maybe had a double one time.

 


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