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by DavidA
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: 2-stroke motors, huh??
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: 2-stroke motors, huh??

One thing I have not seen mentioned is the weight difference. 2-strokes weigh much less and that makes a huge difference for my little 12' fiberglass.
by DavidA
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Cleaning Fiberglass.
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Cleaning Fiberglass.

Trophy: Thank you for that. I had assumed it shouldn't be a concern if it was being recommended, but brands differ in strength, presumably and better to be safe than sorry. I'll go very easily (small area and not on long) to start.
by DavidA
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Cleaning Fiberglass.
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Cleaning Fiberglass.

I've heard to use basic toilet bowl cleaner and plan to try that.
by DavidA
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Recommendations GPS/fish finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Recommendations GPS/fish finder

I have a Garmin53DV fishfinder that I bought about 2 years ago and I am very pleased with it. It has CHIRP, which I recommend for the added detail. I chose the lakes version of mapping and with GPS, it is exactly what I need. You show up to a lake and the contours of it are instantly there. Since oc...
by DavidA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Decent beginner's baitcaster?
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: Decent beginner's baitcaster?

I wanted to try a baitcaster myself so last year bought an Abu Garcia Black Max, after doing a little research. I've been very happy with it , for what that's worth.
by DavidA
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Tackle Store
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: Tackle Store

Well I haven't been there often, but have been really impressed with my limited experience: John's Sporting Goods in Everett Prices have been good for what I bought and everyone there seems very knowledgeable. Well worth a look. They have been around quite a while and it is just one of those great, ...
by DavidA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems, Moderator Support
Topic: 404 Page
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: 404 Page

The way I originally did it was through Research, at the top.

Just now I did it through Research (Quick Links), the S, and I got a 404 as well!
by DavidA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems, Moderator Support
Topic: 404 Page
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: 404 Page

I just tried Research, Freshwater Lakes, S and got Sammamish, Silver and Samish, etc just fine. Maybe reload NWFR or your browser? I'm using Chrome for what that's worth.
by DavidA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Tackle Store
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: Tackle Store

It would help to know if you will be fishing from a boat or shore. Also, if a boat, will it be yours or will you frequently be on someone else's?
by DavidA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Request for Prayers
Replies: 16
Views: 3795

Re: Request for Prayers

So hard to read .. so much we take for granted. All we can do is be here for each other .. us for you, you for them. Words, while never enough, always come from a place where we all wish we could do more, if only we knew what, and how. Condolences for your daughter and her family, and for you and yo...
by DavidA
Tue May 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Bassin @ potholes
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Bassin @ potholes

My friends and I all motored South from there looking for walleye. We found and caught some, trolling bottom bouncers. The wind was bad and we were relatively new to walleye, so we didn't try any other presentations or species. We are headed east the 8th - 11th and were planning Banks and local lake...
by DavidA
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Bassin @ potholes
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Bassin @ potholes

I have launched from that location once before, with 3 other boats. It is compacted sand beach. We were happy to be able to launch that far into the dunes, but a 4 wheel drive is absolutely necessary to get your boat back out unless it is a light aluminum one. Mine is a 12' fiberglass and I would no...
by DavidA
Tue May 29, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Bassin @ potholes
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Bassin @ potholes

For smallmouth, try the south end rock face, all along the road. Just be extremely careful for submerged rock in specific locations, very much depending on water level.
by DavidA
Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Camping Life - the BEST places to go (and avoid!)
Topic: Places to stay near Moses Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Places to stay near Moses Lake

Quick clarification: The continental breakfast is free. Happy to help out!
by DavidA
Mon May 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Camping Life - the BEST places to go (and avoid!)
Topic: Places to stay near Moses Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Places to stay near Moses Lake

For what it is worth, a group of us regularly stay at the Shilo Inn, in Moses Lake when we go there for 4 day fishing trips. It's not top of the line, but is is well above bottom of the line. And I wouldn't hesitate to return there in the future. Our one hot summer trip, we found that the upper leve...
by DavidA
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: The agony of losing "the big one."
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: The agony of losing "the big one."

Right or wrong, my take might be a little different others here. When I lose a fish, particularly a large one, yes my first thought is one of dismay. "Crap!", or "Damn!" might immediately follow, but very close behind that is, "Well good for you!", said with an honest smile. By default, a 7.50 lb ba...
by DavidA
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: New to the area and looking to fish
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: New to the area and looking to fish

Hey Sean, Welcome to the area. I live up in the north end of Kitsap and have just a 12' basic boat, but I fish locally with friends, often, mostly for rainbows these days. If you're up for 'nothing fancy', but just getting out and experiencing the area, I will keep you in mind next time I am headed ...
by DavidA
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: American Lake(Pierce Co.)
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: American Lake(Pierce Co.)

I've been looking for posts on American as well, and have noticed the same. But to be fair, I think posting for almost everywhere has dropped off. My take is, fishing for the past couple of years has been significantly below what it was leading up to then, for most species. No idea why, though.
by DavidA
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Website Requests
Topic: NWFR app anyone
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: NWFR app anyone

What sort of function or functions do you see this app providing? I usually view NWFR on my computer but sometimes use my phone and it seem s to work fine. How would an app be different? I'm not disagreeing, just curious as to what you are thinking.