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by jd39
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: rseas 60th Birthday Celebration March 3rd!
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

Re: rseas 60th Birthday Celebration March 3rd!

Happy birthday rseas! Thanks for all the reports, always a good read.
by jd39
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

There’s no way to engage in this debate without agenda or bias, that’s why there’s a debate over it. You have a bias toward the dams, their right to exist because we built and benefit from them and your agenda is to defend them. That’s pretty clear. I have a bias toward the fish, their right to exis...
by jd39
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

Also curious what impact shad are having. Oddly they’re the one migratory fish thriving and it could be because of the dams not in spite of them though. There’s not a lot of research I could find. Never fished for them before may have to go get some this year and help out the cause. Can’t imagine th...
by jd39
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

Runs have fluctuated pretty widely since the 90s with some years being even worse than this year, they have not constantly improved. The “record” years in 2014 & 2015 are still pitiful compared against the historic abundance of the Columbia and Snake systems. The dams have done so much sustained dam...
by jd39
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

If we’re serious about sustained salmon/steelhead recovery breaching dams has to be an option discussed. I’m no expert or even a biologist but I can’t help but believe completely changing the hydrology of the Snake and Big C has had a disastrous impact on salmon and steelhead. Still calling them riv...
by jd39
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Website Requests
Topic: all these silly adds
Replies: 2
Views: 3844

Re: all these silly adds

They are annoying but Mike and co. have to make money for themselves and keep the site running somehow. They don’t charge us and it’s a good site for information overall. Fair trade off in my opinion.
by jd39
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 13233

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Made it out yesterday no problems. Had 4-5 bites, 3 solid hookups but no fish in the boat, lost one right at the side, oh well. Looked like a ~3lb resident. Released 3 shakers. Saw a few harbor seals and some porpoises, had a great time out! Really liked fishing out there especially with the conditi...
by jd39
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 13233

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Thanks BARCHASER, I’ll probably go to Shileshole a little later then when they’ll be light my first time. Probably risking parking but rather be able to see well in an unfamiliar place, work/day got away from me yesterday and couldn’t go check it out. Good suggestion Trophy! Will throw some weight i...
by jd39
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 13233

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Looking for a little feedback/advice on puget sound ramps as I'd like to start fishing the sound this season. My top concern is that I have stock 2 wheel, rear wheel drive truck. I'll be using the Shilshole and West Seattle launches mainly. I had heard that the launches can have traction issues due ...
by jd39
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Request for Prayers
Replies: 16
Views: 8124

Re: Request for Prayers

Sincere condolences rseas. That was tough to read, can’t imagine what you all are going through.
by jd39
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?

Hear you trophy and agree. Gotta start somewhere though and hopefully this cracks the door open to start actively managing seal and sea lion populations as part of salmon recovery efforts state wide. The MMPA has done it's job for their populations, they're recovered, we need to transition to active...
by jd39
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake washington sockeye
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: Lake washington sockeye

I really don't understand the 350k threshold on a completely man made run. The run/Lake WA system seams to be telling us pretty consistently that it can not maintain that level. Why is it not managed to sustain a run of ~50k-150k fish? This seams to be what the run/system is telling us it can do. To...
by jd39
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?

Have not heard that but would be happy if it were true, don't think it is though. It'd take an update to the Marine Mammals protection act I believe. In a bit of good news on this front: http://komonews.com/news/local/us-house-to-vote-on-bill-allowing-lethal-removal-of-sea-lions Hope it passes the s...
by jd39
Thu May 31, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Kokanee?
Replies: 23
Views: 3531

Re: Clear Lake Kokanee?

I’m not on the bash the wdfw bandwagon, don’t want my post above taken that way. Re-reading it, it could. Do believe the rank and file do the best they can to provide fishing opportunity to us with the tools available to them. Not sure why I feel the need to clarify but I do and don’t want to take t...
by jd39
Thu May 31, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Kokanee?
Replies: 23
Views: 3531

Re: Clear Lake Kokanee?

Not all lakes are created equal, makes sense to me they wont all respond equally to changing climate conditions. Stevens seems to have fared well through this downturn in local kokanee lakes. Unfortunately part of the reply from the wdfw was a statement to the effect they have no budget to research/...
by jd39
Wed May 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Kokanee?
Replies: 23
Views: 3531

Re: Clear Lake Kokanee?

I also emailed the wdfw, their Mill Creek and Montesano offices. Sounds like they gave me basically the same response they gave Toni. Pointed at the hot weather in the past changing the food web in local lakes, kokanee are specialists and apparently can't cope when their primary food source is not a...
by jd39
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Northern Pike fishing in some western Wa lakes
Replies: 31
Views: 9321

Re: Northern Pike fishing in some western Wa lakes

I'd love a pike fishery in western washington and a walley fishery if a suitable habitat for them is available over here. I also agree 100% it is too risky because of the idiot brigade known as bucket biologists. Those idiots would wreak havoc if these fish were readily available in western Washingt...
by jd39
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Looking to buy my first boat! Help a newbie out!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3379

Re: Looking to buy my first boat! Help a newbie out!!

I have a 12' Livingston with a 9.8hp. It's my first boat and the best money I ever spent. It's tight but can fish up to three, two comfortably and super easy to manage alone. Between licensing/registration, yearly motor service and gas probably costs $300-400 a year to operate which is pretty cheap ...
by jd39
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Perch fishing in American or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Perch fishing in American or ???

I've had the best luck fishing outside the entrance to Little American in 15-30'. Last Sat the depth was 20', wasn't lights out but we got 11 decent keepers. Probably should have moved when rock bass took over but got lazy then called it a day. Good luck!
by jd39
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: kokanee in Pierce, Thurston, King Counties
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: kokanee in Pierce, Thurston, King Counties

Does seem a bit tougher this year on the lakes I fish most, no idea why. Know there are cycles but can't seem to figure out what drives them. After a pretty wet and normal winter I thought kokanee fishing would pick up this year over last year on most lakes. The year before that, the winter was warm...