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by jd39
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 10095

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: 10095

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: 10095

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: 4087

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: 877

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: 1687

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: 877

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: 2377

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: 2377

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: 2377

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: 8079

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: 2560

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: 430

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: 1134

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...
by jd39
Fri May 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4855

Re: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake clos

Speaking of coho specifically I cant believe the short memories, the years prior to this downturn were great and returns were healthy, wild and hatchery. Then ocean conditions changed and this downturn hit hard. I agree with restricting fishing until actual in-season data is available to better asse...
by jd39
Fri May 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Got this warning from the Warden yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 3142

Re: Got this warning from the Warden yesterday

Actually its irrelevant what your fishing for, if the trout limit is 5 and your fishing for bass and you incidentantally catch 5 trout on bait its time to pack up and go home because you reached your limit of trout, regardless of whether your targeting them or not. Same applies for kokanee. This is...
by jd39
Wed May 04, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Perch die offs
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Perch die offs

It's perch spawning time isn't it? Maybe they spawned themselves out and used up too much energy to recover. Producing the next generation can take a lot out of you.
Hope a fish biologist will weigh in, I'm just speculating.
by jd39
Wed May 04, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4855

Re: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake clos

Thanks SEG! Well they're posted now. My false hope was well....false.
SY- I'm not your guy. I fish for fun and being on the wrong side of the law is not fun for me. I'll be staying off the listed waters now that the emergency rule section has been updated.
by jd39
Wed May 04, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4855

Re: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake clos

Still no update in the emergency rule section that Lk WA or Lk Sammamish are closed, says refer to the packet which says they are open. I dont fish these lakes this time of year, if I did I would take a dated screen shot and go fishing. A release is not official to my knowledge, the emergency rule s...
by jd39
Mon May 02, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Getting nervous!
Replies: 25
Views: 1803

Re: Getting nervous!

I keep checking the emergency rule sections and can't find a body of water mentioned in the release, Lk WA, Lk Sammamish, Sky, Skagit with a closure listed? Just an oversight or delay by wdfw? I thought that made it official.