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by wolverine
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Buzz Bombs for leaping coho
Replies: 16
Views: 3431

Re: Buzz Bombs for leaping coho

If these coho are staged near a net pen or in their home estuary they are going to be difficult to get to bite with any regularity. Around the tide changes they will often turn on for a few minutes but jumpers that are near home are very difficult. Think small in your offerings with green and pink b...
by wolverine
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Highway Side...
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: Highway Side...

Be careful parking on the highway side. The local smash and grab boys work that spot pretty hard. Just look for the wide spot on the side with all the broken glass and you know you've found the right parking spot. Just follow the trail down the hill and respect the property owners rights.
by wolverine
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: triploids
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: triploids

No fin clips on trout. In Western WA size of fish is an indicator. Most diploid plants are a pound or less. Trip plants are pretty much cookie cutter 1-1/2 pounds. Beat up fins can be on both planters as its just what you get from being raised in crowded conditions in concrete ponds. If the fish are...
by wolverine
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Steelhead Pictures 2011-2012
Replies: 591
Views: 29101

Re: Steelhead Pictures 2011-2012

Cheer up Rac, one of these days the girls will discover FF :-" . That will slow him down a bit and leave some fish for the rest of us. I've done quite well up on the Vedder myself this year. I fish a few miles upstream of where FF has been sore mouthing the fish. The toughest thing to deal with up t...
by wolverine
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing presented by Northwest Fly Anglers Club
Topic: March 1st opening weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

Re: March 1st opening weekend

I'll be over about a week after the opener. I'm a weather wimp and it looks to be fairly crummy weather for the opener. I don't want to wait too long as when it warms up the ticks and rattle snakes come out.
by wolverine
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights - Fish Recipes
Topic: Wild Duck
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Wild Duck

While growing up we ate a lot of wild stuff. Red and gray tree rats, rabbits, even the odd raccoon. Plus about everything that swam or flew. Most was quite edible. Some my mother had to open the kitchen window while whatever it was cooked to let the stench out. An overnight soak in buttermilk usuall...
by wolverine
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Steelhead
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: Steelhead

Quick answer: No
by wolverine
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Ice thickness! NCW
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Ice thickness! NCW

No replies?
looks like you'll have to drive an hour up hwy 97 to Manson and find out for yourself!
by wolverine
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Hunting Topics - Sponsored By Mar Don Resort Duck Taxi
Topic: Coyote Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 3358

Re: Coyote Hunting

I'm a wet side yote hunter. lots of the mangy fur bags around to play with. The fur on the local yotes isn't worth pulling off the carcass as its really nasty. Lots of areas to hunt around on this side. You just have to do a fair amount of door knocking for permission (a decent bottle of wine also h...
by wolverine
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Culinary Delights - Fish Recipes
Topic: Winter Soups
Replies: 20
Views: 2680

Re: Winter Soups

For me; the best part of winter eats is the soups. I've worked through a couple of beef stews, pea (green & yellow), navy bean w/ham, mixed bean w/ham. For lunch today I finished off the leftover "boiled dinner" that I've been eating the past 4 days. Crockpot, inexpensive pork roast, can of chicken ...
by wolverine
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Lund Rebel 1625 XL opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Lund Rebel 1625 XL opinions

A little correction for edge 540. Lunds are NOT built by Sylvan. Lund is a part of the Brunswick family. Along with Aquador, Arvor, Bayliner, Bella, Boston Whaler, Cabo, CGP, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Flipper, Harris Flote Boat, Hatteras, Lowe, Mercury, Meridian, princecraft, Protector, Quicksilver, ...
by wolverine
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: I dont usually ask questions like this, but...
Replies: 52
Views: 2640

Re: I dont usually ask questions like this, but...

The Vedder only has a small run of red kings. It has a HUGE run of hatchery produced white kings that are derived from Harrison river stock. The problem with them is that their run timing is such that they can't get into the Vedder when they're still in good condition. They lay for a long period of ...
by wolverine
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: I dont usually ask questions like this, but...
Replies: 52
Views: 2640

Re: I dont usually ask questions like this, but...

Here's a link to a King 5 video from yesterday that was shot at Tokul Creek. http://www.king5.com/news/environment/Steelhead-Season-Shortened-136981433.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; it looks like a fair amount of that video was shot above the bridge in the closed water as there...
by wolverine
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: I dont usually ask questions like this, but...
Replies: 52
Views: 2640

Re: I dont usually ask questions like this, but...

The only time its worth "fishing" is during high water. Creek is being generous as its really more of a fast running ditch. Bring a salmon wt rod and a reel loaded with 20 or 25 lb test line. Crank the drag to full stop so when you get the hook(s) into a fish, just sling it up the bank. Is it a pris...
by wolverine
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Sunset falls
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Sunset falls

There is a lot of very good fish habitat above the falls and in the tribs up there. Mans heavy hand has not ruined it up there due to its remoteness. The waters are not very fertile but at least it hasn't been diked, dredged, used as livestock watering holes, etc. The area provides a lot of spawning...
by wolverine
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Sunset falls
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Sunset falls

The state has stopped hatchery steelhead plants above the falls. So the adult fish that get lifted over will have the extra "wild" fin. So if you want to bonk steelhead stay around Rieter.
by wolverine
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Where and what fishing can be done right now?
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Where and what fishing can be done right now?

If you can stand the crowds; fish Reiter on the Skykomish. the last high water brought a lot of winter runs up. Fish are typical sized hatchery brats but have been there in good numbers. What fish are still there have been pounded daylight to dark by the hatchery hole hordes but fish are being caugh...
by wolverine
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Smelt
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Smelt

Fishing for Columbia river (eulachon) smelt is closed. Surf smelt (the type we have in Puget Sound) is open. See page 103 of the regs for pics of the 2 types. Surf smelt are around nearly all year in catchable numbers. Most folks only try for them in the winter as there are not as many other opportu...
by wolverine
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Saltwater Chums
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Saltwater Chums

Over the past 37 years I've caught 100's of saltwater chums from Alaska south. Of that number I'd guess less than 100 were saltwater chrome bright. I mean so bright that they looked like ocean caught coho.Nearly all the bright chum were incidental catches while either fishing motor mooched plugged h...
by wolverine
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Culinary Delights - Fish Recipes
Topic: Quince Trees Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Quince Trees Wanted

Nope, Haven't thought about quince in years. My grandmother had a couple of quince shrubs and used to make a jelly out of them. Sort of a yellow/green transparent finished color. We used to throw those heavy fruits at each other as kids. I knocked out one of my older cousins once with a thrown quinc...