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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Baker Lake sockeye fishery fun time for the kids

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It was a special time for David Kim of Seattle, and his two son’s ages four and seven who spent a couple days fishing at Baker Lake for sockeye.

Kim says fishing seemed spotty last Wednesday and Thursday, and only a few boats were catching fish consistently.

They were four-for-five on sockeye on the first day, but released one that was amazingly foul hooked.

On Thursday Kim and the boys went three-for-four. Each day they only fished the mornings from around 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“All but one fish which I reeled in from a double were caught by my sons,” he said. “It was our second trip to the lake and we had a blast.”

Last week, the updated run size was 42,400 sockeye for the Baker River. Through Aug. 9, 15,606 sockeye have been transferred up to the lake with a total of 25,627 trapped.

(Photo courtesy of David Kim)

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