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by riverhunter
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Official Pink Season
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Re: Official Pink Season

You are absolutely right. We have been finishing our limits for 4 in less then 2 hours even with lost fish and some being released the last couple outing. I take back what I said earlier and even go as far to say that i think wdfw really got this one wrong.
by riverhunter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Official Pink Season
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Re: Official Pink Season

Let's hope it's a good season. Wdfw predicts an extremely low pink run with more coho returning to the sound then pinks. Snohomish river and the skagit aren't even allowing retention of pinks this year
by riverhunter
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Brewster pool?
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: Brewster pool?

Is decent but I try not to chase reports and just for it. Some days are better then others but with the numbers of sockeye over wells dam it is definitely worth a shot
by riverhunter
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 13187

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Yea I replace them with a double hook setup. I downsize the hook by one then the original to keep it working great. I also switch out line for flurocarbon I normally use. It comes with flurocarbon line already but I like a stiffer line when saltwater so the flasher imparts a little action on whatev...
by riverhunter
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 13187

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Yea I replace them with a double hook setup. I downsize the hook by one then the original to keep it working great. I also switch out line for flurocarbon I normally use. It comes with flurocarbon line already but I like a stiffer line when saltwater so the flasher imparts a little action on whateve...
by riverhunter
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 13187

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Can't fish until Saturday. This thing called work is a nuisance and for some reason they want me there Mondays through Fridays . Saturday I'll be fishing in and around possession using red racer flasher with either a kingfisher spoon or the trusty OG2. Saturday the 21st that is
by riverhunter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Brewster pool?
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: Brewster pool?

If you keep trying you will never make it. I say put the things on the house on hold and go fishing when the fishimg is good. The house will be tjere but the fish only come once a year. Just saying
by riverhunter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: San Juan sockeye
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: San Juan sockeye

I thought it was voluntarily only and only extends 1/4 mile from shore? Only exception in kiln point which is 1/2 mile
by riverhunter
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: San Juan sockeye
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

San Juan sockeye

So I'll be heading over to the san juans on the 15 to fish for chinook. The regs state 2 additional sockeye can be retained so my question is has anyone targeted and what were the results. What was used to specifically target them.
by riverhunter
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake washington sockeye
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

Re: Lake washington sockeye

These are all great responses and taking bits of everyones perspective to create my own. I get managing a diverse fishery in the lake but there has to be a bettet way
by riverhunter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake washington sockeye
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

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. T...
by riverhunter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake washington sockeye
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

Re: Lake washington sockeye

Glad to hear your perspective on this subject. I actually knew about the baker lake stock being a lot stronger then the natural run from a century ago just would he nice to see a bigger if possible. The revenue would be great for the region. Also one thing I must point out is that lake Wenatchee sto...
by riverhunter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake washington sockeye
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

Lake washington sockeye

Every year i keep looling at the counts in ballard in the hopes of having a sockeye fishery close to home and every year seems to be a disappointment. This year so far they haven't even broke 3000. The way i see it is why manage these fish and why spend tax dollars and wdfw budget on a fish most us ...
by riverhunter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Herring strips with Hoochies
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: Herring strips with Hoochies

Herring strips. Sure you can use yarn but me myself prefer the herring. My thought in this is that the herring commits the fish into taking a bigger bite instead of just short strikes resulting in more better hookups and more fish in the box
by riverhunter
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Twinkle Shirts with Squids
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

Re: Twinkle Shirts with Squids

My 3 favorite colors are all white, purple, and chartreuse but those are just MY favorite but have seen good luck on orange, black and white and blue
by riverhunter
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Twinkle Shirts with Squids
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

Re: Twinkle Shirts with Squids

Ace hi is the way to go in my opinion
by riverhunter
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Tulalip bubble
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Tulalip bubble

I went last Saturday and it was extremely slow. The fish checker only seen one fish that day
by riverhunter
Wed May 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Lost Tennessean
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Lost Tennessean

No need to troll at all for salmon( although trolling is my preferred method of fishing for salmon in the sound) mooching can and is very effective. Banana weight to a leader about 4 ft tied with 2 hooks. No need to cut plug the herring just use the hooks to make a bend in the herring so it imparts ...
by riverhunter
Thu May 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Favorite crab bait
Replies: 24
Views: 10305

Re: Favorite crab bait

Never use rotten or freezer burnt stuff. Always go as fresh as possible. My preference in salmon or any kind of fish. Free is the keyword
by riverhunter
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Catchable rainbow trout recently stocked in Grant County
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

Re: Catchable rainbow trout recently stocked in Grant County

Deep lake is this the one at the dry falls state park?