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by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Low profile baitcasting reel
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: Low profile baitcasting reel

Shad, when you say cranking to non cranking help me understand the difference. I understood the gear ratio and thought it would be better for fighting large Kings as I read a lot about the lower ratio giving you more fighting power, but maybe that is not true in all cases. I am looking at this bein...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Low profile baitcasting reel
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: Low profile baitcasting reel

I am waiting for it to be delivered. I got off ebay and it is a Shimano Curado Cu201 B5 which looks to be in excellent condition. I have read quite a bit about upgrading the drags with Carbontex carbon fiber washers. Any thoughts on that. I am looking forward to its arrival just after Christmas. Th...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Chum in Chico Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Chum in Chico Creek

it's Marine Area 10 at Chico Creek. Single-point barbless hooks required (no trebles) in MA 10. Bait and scent OK. Limit of 2 chums for retention. Also per the regs: River Mouth Closures in Areas 10 and 12 – At the mouth of Dewatto, Dosewallips, Duckabush, Hamma Hamma and Skokomish rivers (see page ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Green river chum
Replies: 23
Views: 4268

Re: Green river chum

try a strip of squid 1-1.5 inches long or shorter, cured in Fire Cure. Tip your jig with it. The squid will be a bright cerise when cured. You get the mix of squid scent, krill scent, and sulfite, plus the durability of squid, all in one. The humpies loved it. Might be good for chum, if your prawns ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Squidding starting?
Replies: 56
Views: 11865

Re: Squidding starting?

I picked up my limit in about 1.5 hours in Seattle a few nights ago. No one else at the dock. Action was fast and furious at times. No lights (other than the dim lamp-posts on the dock). So, don't give up and go home if there is nobody around with a light set-up--the squid will come around, and they...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skokomish River Coho
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Skokomish River Coho

I was in the area last Sunday (not fishing, but going to a pumpkin patch).

Not a soul fishing in the river. Saw a few nets near the mouth.

Whether or not there were coho in the river, I don't know.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Coho worms?
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Coho worms?

All salmon have worms (even the ones sold in stores). Should have PM'ed me. I would have picked up the fish at your house. I've been craving for some grilled coho.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Worms in Salmon
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Worms in Salmon

nothing that a hot grill couldn't cure
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Baitcaster reel under $80.00 recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Baitcaster reel under $80.00 recommendation

I have a Pflueger Trion that I bought maybe 10 years ago for $80 new on Ebay. Its treated me well. Price has gone down over the years. You can probably find some for about $35 new on Ebay. Be warned though that you may have a hard time finding service if you run into problems with the reel. But at $...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: the limit for salmon on the puyallup???????
Replies: 27
Views: 2206

Re: the limit for salmon on the puyallup???????

For those of you who are interested, the wdfw has posted a correction to the rules for the upper Puyallup. The printed regs incorrectly omits the "plus two additional pinks". The updated correction for the upper Puyallup clarifies that you can now retain 2 additional pinks, in addition to the 2 adul...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Kayak point
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: Kayak point

how much is the parking fee these days at the park?
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fox Island Pier
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Fox Island Pier

what about bottomfish off that pier? Maybe some flounder or perch?
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Local stores for lure parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Local stores for lure parts?

I get my parts from ebay. various sellers for clevises, bodies, beads, wire, blades, etc. Just watch out for shipping charges and make sure you are ordering the right sizes.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Neah Bay.
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Neah Bay.

Thanks for the report. Any guess on about how long does it usually take a humpy to travel from neah bay to Puget Sound?
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Cutt or rainbow or cuttbow?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Cutt or rainbow or cuttbow?

Thanks for the reply.

Here's a data point: I got the fish from Lake WA
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Cutt or rainbow or cuttbow?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Cutt or rainbow or cuttbow?

Caught this trout yesterday at a local lake. No slash marks under the throat Even spotting throughout the body No teeth on the back of the tongue (but there were teeth at the front tip of the tongue) See the jaw bone -- does it signal cutt or rainbow to you? (BTW the fish was caught from shore while...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: RULES PROPOSED FOR THE 2015 - 2016 fishery
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: RULES PROPOSED FOR THE 2015 - 2016 fishery

HOOKEDONFISHING wrote:Where do you find this info ?

Its a direct quote from the WDFW news announcement, on the WDFW site.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/apr1515a/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Bugs & Problems, Moderator Support
Topic: banner ad
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

banner ad

There is always a banner ad that is obscuring the menu bar at the top of the WA lakes webpages. So, I can't click on the links community, reports, etc.

how to move that banner ad out of the way?
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Mis-Clipped or Partially Clipped Fish: Would you bonk?
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: Mis-Clipped or Partially Clipped Fish: Would you bonk?

A relatively simple solution is to send an email to WDFW enforcement with the question (email to fishregs@dfw.wa.gov ). Then print out their reply and keep it in your wallet, so that you can show it to the enforcement officer (if in the unlikely event that he raises a question about a fish that is c...