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by DavidA
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Looking to buy my first boat! Help a newbie out!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2523

Re: Looking to buy my first boat! Help a newbie out!!

Hey Juniah. Your fishing requirements sound similar to mine maybe 3 years ago. I live in north Kitsap and after fishing from a modified 12' inflatable for years, ended up buying a 12' Hi-Laker with a trailer and older 2 stroke 8 hp Evinrude through Craigslist. I've since upgraded to an older 15 hp J...
by DavidA
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Potholes / Moses Lake area hotels
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: Potholes / Moses Lake area hotels

I have used the Shilo many times with fishing buddies and echo Larry's comments about it and Bob's Cafe, which is right there, seems almost always open, has a good variety and decent prices. Shilo does have a free basic continental breakfast starting at 6:00 am. Though air conditioned, on really hot...
by DavidA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: washington fishing group in real life for outings and info
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: washington fishing group in real life for outings and in

Sounds like a good idea, so good luck, but I too just say 'no' to Facebook.
by DavidA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Like somebody flipped a switch
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Like somebody flipped a switch

Can't be soon enough! Such withdrawal! Bring it on!
by DavidA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Shore Hotspots Lake Roosevelt
Replies: 14
Views: 2070

Re: Shore Hotspots Lake Roosevelt

I've only recently gotten to fish Lake Roosevelt in the last 2-3 years and by small boat at that, but something that has jumped out at me in peoples' comments on shore fishing that area: be on the lookout for rattle snakes! I have little idea about their habits, but you should probably know more tha...
by DavidA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Drive-up lake with a view of Mt. Rainier
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Drive-up lake with a view of Mt. Rainier

I too was thinking of American Lake. I don't fish down that way often so there might be better options, but for reference, here's a photo of the mountain from on the lake. It looked bigger than it appears in the photo and I'm not sure if you could see the mountain from the north shore access point. ...
by DavidA
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: What/where can I fish right now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: What/where can I fish right now?

You could also go trout fishing in a number of nearby lakes, BUT, a license is required, separate ones are needed for fresh and saltwater, and they expire the end of March. If you don't have one, you might wish to hold off until April 1 or pick fresh or salt to limit your costs.
by DavidA
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Sonar interpretation?
Replies: 263
Views: 21101

Re: Sonar interpretation?

1. Massive amount of information! Thank you!
2. It is making my head hurt! But that is because ...
3. I am actually getting it! But ...
4. Whow! I THOUGHT I had an idea what was going on down there when I looked at my fish finder!
by DavidA
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Sonar interpretation?
Replies: 263
Views: 21101

Re: Sonar interpretation?

So far I am following everything with 2 exceptions: Why won't a tilted transducer inaccurately show the 1. distance to bottom or 2. distance to down rigger ball, for the same reason it inaccurately shows the distance to fish?
by DavidA
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Sonar interpretation?
Replies: 263
Views: 21101

Re: Sonar interpretation?

I too think it is a great idea, particularly if you are willing to accept constructive criticism. Let's use this as a test of that willingness: To improve on your idea, how about I win 51% of all arguments!!?? Deal!? [thumbsup] [-X [glare] In all seriousness, I look forward to it, especially since I...
by DavidA
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Quick Search for a Fishing Buddy
Topic: Noob seeking Non noob
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: Noob seeking Non noob

A few quick tips you might find useful: - the shrimp season is maybe 4 days (4 hr) per year (May?) so try to get yourself on a boat ASAP - summer crab is ~July & Aug, so getting to go out at least once isn't as hard - you can trout fish year round, if the lake is open, and not frozen, but when cold,...
by DavidA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Quick Search for a Fishing Buddy
Topic: Noob seeking Non noob
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: Noob seeking Non noob

Hey Cincy, Welcome. Well I can pretty much guarantee you'll soon be catching all the trout you can handle, and living in that area, you'll have to give Spencer Lake a shot. Trout lakes are all around you. Be aware that some lakes are closed in the winter, but I think they all open up the 4th weekend...
by DavidA
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Eagle Claw Featherlight Kokanee/Casting rods are here!
Replies: 43
Views: 8790

Re: Eagle Claw Featherlight Kokanee/Casting rods are here!

Any thoughts on how these would do for Kokanee, when used with the smallest Deep Six (0)? I don't have a downrigger and would rather pass on getting one.
by DavidA
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Walleye and Panfish Sponsored By Mar Don Resort
Topic: Winter walleye
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Winter walleye

That's exactly the sort of info I was hoping to learn about! Thanks Larry and thanks again Mike! Your efforts are definitely appreciated.
by DavidA
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Walleye and Panfish Sponsored By Mar Don Resort
Topic: Winter walleye
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Winter walleye

Great, Larry. Thanks. I think the reports aren't typically ready until March or April, but I'm sure the data is being analyzed. Given the odd state of affairs with walleye that everyone seems to be aware of, I'm sure Mike would be happy to shed any light if he is able.
by DavidA
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Walleye and Panfish Sponsored By Mar Don Resort
Topic: Winter walleye
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Winter walleye

You're not alone. I have been watching 3 main bodies of water since my fall trip there: Potholes, Moses Lake and Banks. My experience and the limited number of reports that have shown up, are very discouraging. I am starting to plan a spring trip but my expectations aren't high.
by DavidA
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Re: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:

Larry: Thanks for going over that. I guess I knew it but didn't fully acknowledge it to myself. Very important distinction.
by DavidA
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Re: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:

BJ: As mentioned, I just recently got the 53 DV (lakes version) and it does not have Puget Sound (the shoreline is there of course, but there are no depth markings). But realize that with Quickdraw, that is included, you can map out the bottom yourself. So, in my case, I got the lakes version since ...
by DavidA
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Re: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:

Minor Correction: The web address for The GPS Store is NOT GPSStore.com as I stated earlier. It is TheGPSStore.com
I am not affiliated with this business in any way other than having purchased from there once recently.
by DavidA
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Re: Fishfinder/Chartplotter Recommendations:

The 12' boat I now have came with a very basic Garmin, and I liked it. But when I came up with a few bucks extra, I decided I'd like to see what I could get in that price range. I quickly narrowed in on the Garmin Echomap series, with CHIRP and ended up buying the Echomap 53DV with CHIRP. I have had...