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by JoshH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Have had no luck. HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Have had no luck. HELP

Herring about 4-5 feet under a float if you are fishing a beach with a good current. Also good are 2.5 chartreuse rotators with a pink squid skirt. Cast out and reel back fairly fast, don't jig it. Coho like to chase, a lot of hook ups will happen almost right at your feet. I reel back quickly enoug...
by JoshH
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: Lake Goodwin closure
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: Lake Goodwin closure

I haven't checked the launch status for a bit. Best bet is to call the Snohomish County parks. I typically stay off Goodwin mid July through September. October can be great fishing though.
by JoshH
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: Need help finding fish in Big Lake, Skagit County.
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: Need help finding fish in Big Lake, Skagit County.

Big lake is shallow, 20 feet around the NE end. Most of the lake is around 15 feet. This time of year warm water species, but once the water cools, there is a decent resident cutthroat population as well as a few landlocked coho (not that abundant) It actually fishes decent for the cuts late fall th...
by JoshH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Fishing near Camano Island
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: Fishing near Camano Island

Off some of the beaches can catch and release sea run cutthroat, or just toss some bait out as far as you can and catch flounder/sand dabs. The stilly is bad fishing, nothing really there. No real good bank fishing lakes nearby. A small boat, raft etc is great for lake ki which is close. Too shallow...
by JoshH
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems, Moderator Support
Topic: Bug with PM Notification??
Replies: 7
Views: 2107

Re: Bug with PM Notification??

This s correct. I never did get a notification that there was a private message waiting for me this time.
by JoshH
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Hobie Pro Angler Mirage 180 Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: WTB: Hobie Pro Angler Mirage 180 Kayak

I sent you a PM, I can check around for you for sure. Be careful, Hobie fishing is addicting. There is something about knowing that every part of catching a fish, you physically had a part in the entire process. It's definitely what I call active fishing!
by JoshH
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes

The new Regs are out for July 1st 2018 through June 30th 2019. Kokanee limits for the most part have changed to 10 statewide and you Kokanee limit is separate almost everywhere from your trout limit. I think this is both good and bad. Good in that it should spread out the fishing pressure some lakes...
by JoshH
Sun May 27, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Cranberry Lake???
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Cranberry Lake???

Also, Campbell doesnt have any real bank fishing access, can maybe fit 1 or 2 at the launch at best. If you have a boat, Campbell can be good, if not, Cranberry.
by JoshH
Fri May 25, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Cranberry Lake???
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Cranberry Lake???

Weed are more of a problem of you are in a boat trolling. Use 4-5 foot leader and floating bait off the shore. Dont fish the dock, there are a bunch of spots along the road to fish, better fishing and deeper water with fewer weeds than if you fish the dock.
by JoshH
Wed May 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Cranberry Lake???
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Cranberry Lake???

Cranberry has lots of spots along the north shore to fish, and a large dock on the east end. The dock can get busy with swimmers. As stated, the lake is weedy, so use 4-5 foot leader. I always used 3 chartreuse power eggs on a size 6 hook. 3 to keep it floating, and size 6 because they dont get comp...
by JoshH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Trout Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Trout Fishing

For cranberry lake, the dock isnt bad right near the park entrance. All along the north shore where the road runs right along the lake is a lot a good spots to fish. Also at the boat launch, a little trail goes off to the left and dumps out at quite a few spots to fish from the rocks. A few access s...
by JoshH
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: 9th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby, May 19
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Re: 9th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby, May 19

Yay! Hopefully a good turn out this year, and a little better fishing :)
by JoshH
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Goodwin Boat Launch closing for the summer of 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Lake Goodwin Boat Launch closing for the summer of 2018

Actually closes May 1st, not June 1st. My bad.
by JoshH
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: River salmon season
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: River salmon season

I've only seen marine area seasons so far.
by JoshH
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: No triploids? & very few "jumbo's"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: No triploids? & very few "jumbo's"?

2 things I can think of, if the stocking plan for 2018 is accurate. 1st, triploids are usually purchased from private hatcheries, so that could be a funding issue. 2nd thing I can think of is since more lakes are going to be year round, maybe they are relying more on hold over fish? I know it shows ...
by JoshH
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes

You can look at the individual lake to see if chumming will no longer be allowed. I just checked those lakes I fish and am familiar with, Goodwin, Steven's, and Cavanaugh, where chumming was allowed, but now will no longer be. As I was skipping by other lakes though it sure looked like chumming as a...
by JoshH
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes

thanks for the link. Will be interesting to see how it all plays out. I love the separate limits, bt I am a little concerned with a few Western Wa. lakes that may receive some additional pressure, and frankly don't receive the stocking numbers of kokanee to possibly support increased pressure with ...
by JoshH
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Big changes coming in regards to trout and kokanee fishing on Washington State lakes

The proposed rule changes look like they are going into effect July 1st when the new pamphlet comes out. 2 changes that stood out to me: 1) Trout and Kokanee limits on almost all lakes will now be separate, and almost all lakes will have a 10 kokanee limit. 2) Chumming on lakes that allowed it looks...
by JoshH
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: rules proposal: no limit on pan fish
Replies: 16
Views: 1737

Re: rules proposal: no limit on pan fish

meandermeadows wrote:I haven't been on here much, so I apologize if my questions are redundant...but I have two questions.

1) What qualifies as a panfish?
2) Did this go through?

Thanks guys :)
Typically your spiney rays, such as perch, pumpkin seeds, blue gill, and crappie.
by JoshH
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Goodwin Boat Launch closing for the summer of 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Lake Goodwin Boat Launch closing for the summer of 2018

I wonder if when it reopens they will change the hours from the 7-7 nonsense? I hate fishing that lake since the County took it over! It's almost as if they don't want boater's there at all. I imagine the fee to use the fancy new ramps will skyrocket as well.... We will see I guess. I know the coun...