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by Sideburns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Underwater Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 4959

Re: Underwater Camera

Some of the wireless underwater cameras are actually connected by a cable to an above water spool/reel, and wirelessly "real time" viewable by a wifi device, tablet or phone. Didn't really seem that cool until until I realized that wireless function solves the cable twist problem when lifting or low...
by Sideburns
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

It's amazing that wdfw still stocks so many kokanee fry in both Meridian and Sawyer. Its been around 5 years since Ive seen a kokanee in Meridian, and more like 10 years for Sawyer. I can't imagine why they continue... Its been suggested by some that the kokanee are stocked to feed the bass! I'm gla...
by Sideburns
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Trolling for trout on Meridian can be ok near the surface this time of year. Stocked rainbows and native cutthroat. (Triploid rainbows are not being stocked in our region anymore though) I haven't seen any Kokanee out there in a few years, especially not this early in the year. Kokanee fry are still...
by Sideburns
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Well Mr. Amx, me thinks your right, you prob caught some rainbows and or cutts. Small cutthroat are very similar looking to Kokes. Very shiny.... but usually oddly green in these western washington lakes. Ive noticed the young cutts seem to form schools just like kokanee used to.... just a little de...
by Sideburns
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Underwater Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 4959

Re: Underwater Camera

Quote " P.S. Fluorocarbon line IS visible underwater. It might have a refractive index similar to water, however that says nothing about it’s reflective index. Videos clearly show that light does reflect off of it." Dont get me started! Good picture of solid factual observation. Even strength tests ...
by Sideburns
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad

tie the two halves of your basket traps (minnow traps) together with cotton rot cord..... all good? That's what I do.
by Sideburns
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad

Ive always wondered if my cheap traps were part of my crawfish catching problem. Let us know how they catch!
by Sideburns
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

I use to fish Meridian and Sawyer for Kokanee. Then they all disappeared. Haven't seen a koke in Sawyer since 2008 and Meridian 2015. Meridian was hot in 2014 then not in 2015-2016. Dont know where they went, but wdfw still stocks both the same as they used to.
by Sideburns
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Propeller advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Propeller advice

Way to go Pro Shop! Thanks for the update.
by Sideburns
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: That's so thrifty! (Budget-friendly fishing tips compilation)
Replies: 21
Views: 8170

Re: Thats so thrifty Budget friendly fishing tips compilation

Lendied wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Huh? The scheme I was looking at had one going one way and two going the other. But now I see another schematic that has 3 in series each way Or maybe one is the AC booster and the other is the RC booster. I dunno.
exactly what I was gonna say
by Sideburns
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Propeller advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Propeller advice

I dont tend to think of 4 blades just because the majority of my experience is with two stroke outboards. Supposedly they are somewhat less efficient too. But your larger, heavier, inboard/outboard 4 stroke is exactly where a 4 blade prop could excel, giving you a faster launch to planing speed and ...
by Sideburns
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Propeller advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Propeller advice

hewesfisher wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:24 am
A good prop shop would be able to ID your prop, repair it, and give you solid recommendations for your specific application. [wink]
Yup, thats a great reason to spend locally instead of trying to save a buck and order everything on amazon. (guilty)
by Sideburns
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

Having never used one, 2 aspects of water temp measurement intrigue me. 1. These things seem like great learning tools. I'm curious how wide the "fishy" band is. I'm looking for 50-60 degrees for most species.... How wide is that area in 50 fow? Late summer, early summer change that? How much variat...
by Sideburns
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

Last time I went to merwin, I shouldn't have ever left the launch! Spending most of the day searching the rest of the lake, we put gear back in just outside of the launch (speelai) and caught most of our fish. I think some should be starting to spawn by now at merwin though. Only been there a couple...
by Sideburns
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Propeller advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Propeller advice

Its difficult to make prop changes when the only one you have to test with is damaged. To calculate prop pitch or make any other prop changes with an online prop pitch calculator, you must have a decent prop, an accurate top speed measurement and a tachometer to measure the rpm of the engine at top ...
by Sideburns
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

Long setbacks are certainly beneficial sometimes. The deeper your fishing, the less this seems to matter. Kinda have to choose a balance point between the efficiency of a short setback and the stealthiness of a long setback. Ive been told that the rule of 100 works pretty well. (50ft down, 50 feet b...
by Sideburns
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

BTW...

I dont think your overthinking this, but the complexity here would make it very difficult to put in an easy reference chart.
by Sideburns
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

I troll with a wide variety of dodgers and terminal tackle in shallow lakes.... A lot. Many of my 4 inch oval dodgers with a similar looking front and back lip actually dive about 10 feet when pulled at those speeds. I have checked this by trolling over a 12ft deep area without bottoming, then later...
by Sideburns
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: How to use the SEARCH FEATURE on the website
Replies: 8
Views: 32822

Re: How to use the SEARCH FEATURE on the website

I know Ive brought this up in person with Aaron, started threads on the same topic etc... Not trying to be rude here! Far from it, just trying to help, but... The search feature is terrible to use! I agree with most everything Larry posted last month. It is not intuitive to use this site to find lak...
by Sideburns
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Broke off piece of lower unit on motor
Replies: 20
Views: 3860

Re: Broke off piece of lower unit on motor

I hear you on the tach. My first prop change without a tach and gps made me go slower. Guess and check gets expensive. Ive got a few options for portable tachs, but really wish I had a permanent one. Chris's boat doesn't have one either, I dont think. If you're not harmonically in tune to the sound ...