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by BentRod
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Mid July River Salmon Opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Mid July River Salmon Opportunities

The Sky is probably your best bet at the moment. Haven’t heard any reports recently, but Kings should be in there.

Can’t help on summary of the various river seasons, but you can reference the regs.
by BentRod
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Collectible fishing tackle
Topic: Reel advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Reel advice please

Sounds like you may just need to service the drag washers in your current reels. I've really enjoyed the Abu reels. Like most parts of the reel, the drag system needs periodic service. You can either do it yourself (buy some drag washer grease) or send it away. You can also buy replacement drag wash...
by BentRod
Thu May 30, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster vs. Spinning Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Baitcaster vs. Spinning Gear

You're going to find all types of opinions...and that's exactly what it is, opinion based. To me baitcasters and spinning gear each have their pros/cons and will use them interchangeably based on my desires/comfort. Some will say one is better than the other for every application. Then some of it ju...
by BentRod
Sat May 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: WDFW’s Deep water release tool
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: WDFW’s Deep water release tool

Quad, I'm sure Larry is right. As long as you have any type of functional descending device, you should be good. The ones they were handing out a couple years back were not a WDFW stamped item, just a third party item that looked like the one I'm linking. You just have to have something on board. Fo...
by BentRod
Tue May 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Motor not restarting after motoring
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Motor not restarting after motoring

The carb would definitely be my next subject. But, it's difficult to diagnose without actually being there and I'm certainly no expert on the matter, just have some experience with the Mercruisers and engines in general. Although it shouldn't happen, I've seen the automatic choke be a problem if it ...
by BentRod
Tue May 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Motor not restarting after motoring
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Motor not restarting after motoring

Aren’t Mercruisers fun?! My first question is in regards to temperature. You said it seemed hot, but temp gauge read normal. How hot are the risers getting? They should roughly be between 100-160 degrees F. You’ll need an IR thermometer to test, but if you can’t keep your hand in them then they’re o...
by BentRod
Wed May 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Stocked Trout Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Stocked Trout Fishing

Power bait should float your hook up off the bottom a ways. How long is your leader? Most of the lakes have milfoil or weeds, so a longer leader will help get you out of the weeds. Like a 6’ leader. The rest of your setup sounds pretty good.
by BentRod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Spot Shrimp Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Spot Shrimp Newbie

I shrimp with my friend up off Whidby and Camano. We use 400' of line (leaded preferred), the square traps (SMI makes a nice one), between 20#-30# of lead pot weights, and multiple floats per pot. We learned long ago that you need to add weight to the pot and have a trailer float(s) off the main flo...
by BentRod
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Cleaning Fiberglass.
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Cleaning Fiberglass.

The outdoor cleaners are mostly bleach based. You could also just make a 10% bleach/water solution and scrub with that. A little added TSP works as a degreaser as well. 30 sec cleaner is already mixed though.
by BentRod
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rats taking residence within vehicle engine compartment??
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: Rats taking residence within vehicle engine compartment??

Yeah, I know people will say leave the hood up, but not in Seattle. It would be a total invite for the truck to be messed with. Again, nice neighborhood etc. but we have security cameras everywhere. I don’t leave a soda can in the yard. Last year our entire street (about 1 mile). Had ALL the mailbo...
by BentRod
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rats taking residence within vehicle engine compartment??
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: Rats taking residence within vehicle engine compartment??

That sucks Chris! Question: Is this in a vehicle that sits dormant for a while or is it your daily use vehicle? They might be getting up in there for the warmth during the cold months. When visiting Glacier NP a couple years ago, we noticed along our journey the majority of people at the campsites i...
by BentRod
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: whats the worst lure you have ever bought?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: whats the worst lure you have ever bought?

The Gitzit spinners that are copies of the Rooster Tail. My wife bought me a pack as a stocking stuffer for Xmas one year. The quality of those lures was painfully poor. I couldn't keep the blade spinning unless it was really ripping through the water, which was pointless. I had one real Rooster Tai...
by BentRod
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: boat loader for 12 ft boat
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: boat loader for 12 ft boat

Rod, Sorry, no experience with automatic boat loaders. I do have a 12' aluminum V-hull that I cart around in the back of a standard bed full size truck. It works well, but takes a lot of effort to load/unload between the boat and all the gear (motor -electric and/or gas, oars, seats, battery, fishin...
by BentRod
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Youth wader recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Youth wader recommendations

Thanks....was thinking maybe the OAKI neoprene waders. They seem to get good reviews. Will look around some more.
by BentRod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Youth wader recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Youth wader recommendations

I'm currently on the lookout for youth waders for my 10yo. Thinking of going with neoprene due to Fall/Winter weather...and she's slight of build. Any recommendations on brands/dealers? Or if anyone has any kicking around they don't need anymore.... :cheers:
Thanks!
by BentRod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Can anyone tell me about the Green River
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Can anyone tell me about the Green River

No need for a kayak unless that's your thing. There area lot of public access sites from the mouth all the way to Flaming Geyser. Look on Google Maps for the green "park" areas. Most have trails that access the river. Otherwise Nate's advice is what you'll want to follow.
by BentRod
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: 2 hooks on 1 line legal?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: 2 hooks on 1 line legal?

dj2loud wrote:Depends on the systems you are fishing.. Some regs call for 1 single point hook, you really have to read them regs!
This ^^

If anti-snagging rule in effect, only one single point hook.
by BentRod
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lead core line recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Lead core line recommendations?

Thanks G-Man, that is what I was looking for. It is really a bummer, but yes, I sent this message via the fishing line aisle at OE, and Yes, they really have not kept up their stock on a lot of things for quite some time. I used to love this place, but I feel like they are slipping badly. ](*,) Agr...
by BentRod
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Request for Prayers
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

Re: Request for Prayers

So sorry. I can’t imagine what you all are going through.
by BentRod
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Buy Barbed or Barbless for salmon
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: Buy Barbed or Barbless for salmon

I always crimp. I make it flat and have never had a problem. I’ve heard some wardens can be ultra picky, but I’ve never witnessed that.