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by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish will re-open to fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish will re-open to fishi

fishing has been good on Lake WA since it reopened back on June 24. Lots of smallies each day that I've gone out. Rock bass seem to be swarming too. Good to see that the WDFW has now announced that the lake will remain open thru Sept and October, instead of the scheduled closing that was in the rule...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Salmon seasons rivers
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Salmon seasons rivers

just for clarification, the catch and release season on the Skoke is only for "gamefish". Salmon are not classified as "gamefish" but are instead classified as "foodfish". As such and per the regs (e.g., "salmon fishing is closed unless listed specifically as being open"), there is NO salmon season ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Oyster bay Bremerton
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Oyster bay Bremerton

If you can find some boulder patches or old docks along the shoreline with barnacle growth, you should be able to get some sea perch (if you can get your bait past the shiner perch). Mud/sand covered bottoms should provide you with plenty of flounder and sand dabs (and sculpins). That's really about...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Cassidy (Snoho County) no longer in Special Regs?
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Lake Cassidy (Snoho County) no longer in Special Regs?

Amongst the new rules adopted for 2016-2017 was the removal of the min size requirement for crappie for some lakes. Cassidy and other lakes were amongst these. You can look at the wdfw site for some of the explanations/comments when the rule change was being put into place.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Secret Lake
Topic: Looking for some good spots, new to WA
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: Looking for some good spots, new to WA

if you have a kayak (and even fishing from shore), Lake Washington is really all you need. Lots of great bass, yellow perch, other panfish, trout, crawdad, etc. opportunities. Use the same tactics you would use elsewhere around the country: look for perch outside the weedlines, look for structure/co...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Carp on the west side?
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Carp on the west side?

I have incidentally caught very large carp in lake samm. Caught it on a Texas rig plastic worm of all things, while bass fishing. The bigger one was probably close to 30lbs. Both released.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu May 26, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Maggots
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Maggots

Do pet stores sell it as pet food?
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed May 25, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Lake Sawyer Bank Angling
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: Lake Sawyer Bank Angling

nice work there
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed May 25, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Clueless fishing rookie needs gear help...
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Clueless fishing rookie needs gear help...

I used trout gear for years in the salt, when fishing for perch, flounder, and other bottom fish. You really don't need long rods or high end gear for them--you don't need to cast out too far. Just look for the environment. The perch will hang out around rocky shorelines and pilings near shore. The ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed May 04, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4920

Re: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake clos

Still no update in the emergency rule section that Lk WA or Lk Sammamish are closed, says refer to the packet which says they are open. I dont fish these lakes this time of year, if I did I would take a dated screen shot and go fishing. A release is not official to my knowledge, the emergency rule ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon May 02, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Lake Washington?
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Lake Washington?

it is a catastrophe of epic proportions for those of us who live near lake Washington and like to fish there for trout, perch, catfish, bass, etc.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon May 02, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Got this warning from the Warden yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 3199

Re: Got this warning from the Warden yesterday

...Please give me the report locations and dates so I can remove them. We screen every report and admittedly sometimes one gets through, but our policy is to take any reports down that mention illegal fishing methods. I think in reality you'll find it's the exception and not the norm around here. I...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon May 02, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fishing etiquette question? Passing trollers/drifters
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: Fishing etiquette question? Passing trollers/drifters

I'm not sure what boat etiquette/rules are in effect. But I do know that in lakes, it is "standard" practice to have someone row/motor their boat right where you are fishing from shore (when there are acres of empty lake available), or have someone play fetch with their dog in the water where you ar...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Looking for a lever drag level wind reel
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Looking for a lever drag level wind reel

I have around 2 dozen of the charter specials and love them! I know it's not the intended use, but.... are those charter specials usable for casting a buzz bomb off a saltwater beach? Looking for a level wind reel (for buzz bombing) whose internal parts won't fall apart from rust and corrosion afte...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Campbell Lake - Skagit County
Replies: 26
Views: 2737

Re: Campbell Lake - Skagit County

I was talking to a guy at Dick's in Burlington last Sunday. He advised me not to eat fish from Cavanaugh because it was very poluted from all of the septic systems along the shoreline. Don't know if that's true but I did see a boat trolling along there Sunday afternoon. hmm... I wonder if corn will...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: winter lake washington perch
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: winter lake washington perch

Thanks G-man. That's exactly the info I needed. I would have liked to find some perch in the shallower east channel area, but it looks from your post that the numbers will not be there. Good thing that I found the other (deeper) location where they seem to be hanging out right now--it's just a littl...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: winter lake washington perch
Replies: 6
Views: 709

winter lake washington perch

Any winter lake wa perch fisherman out there? So, I went with a friend this past weekend, and found some in deep water over 80+ feet deep along the Seattle shoreline. Are they always that deep this time of year? Looking at the nautical topographic map, there are sections under and south of the East ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Bullhead Catfish Baits
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Bullhead Catfish Baits

Regular garden worms always worked best for me. when the heavy rains come in the spring, you can fill a coffee can of them just by picking them up off the sidewalk in the morning. Be sure to hurry up or the birds will get them first. I like to impale 2-3 worms onto a single hook. You basically get a...