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by Larry3215
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Downrigger Cable
Replies: 31
Views: 1926

Re: Downrigger Cable

Just to balance things out a bit - aren't there at least three sides to every debate? :) We have two Cannon electric riggers with the built in "Black Box" on our boat. It keeps the wire at roughly .6 volts at all times. Not much voltage and virtually zero current. I considered switching to braid, bu...
by Larry3215
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids
Replies: 21
Views: 1365

Re: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids

Ok, clicking on the "other" tab after you get your wild ID info input lets you purchase a "youth license". However, it doesnt tell you that until your part way through the procedure. Not the most intuitive way to do it, but it worked. Im sure Im not the first one to run into this. Oh well. Date/Time...
by Larry3215
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids
Replies: 21
Views: 1365

Re: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids

I got an answer from the WDFW people. I should NOT have been charged. Looks like I clicked on the "Fishing" tab when I should have clicked on the "other" tab :scratch: I'll try again :) Thank you for contacting the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. You are correct the license for und...
by Larry3215
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Sturgeon
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Sturgeon

I havent been sturgeon fishing in several years. We mostly fished the lower Columbia around Astoria, buoy 10 etc. Biggest ones we caught there were in the 60" range. We did fish just below the Bonneville dam a few times for the bigs ones. Caught on 7 ft and one just a hair over 9ft. All caught on br...
by Larry3215
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids
Replies: 21
Views: 1365

Re: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids

I just e-mailed them. Will let you know what they say.
by Larry3215
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids
Replies: 21
Views: 1365

Re: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids

Dont have a clue. Did you get the combined license or just fresh water? I may call them tomorrow to find out.
by Larry3215
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids
Replies: 21
Views: 1365

Re: 2 pole indorsment and fishing with kids

I just purchased a combined license for my grandson - who just turned 14 yrs old last month. The WDFW on-line purchase cost me $6.05 for license and $2.00 dealer fee. That's for a single pole with no special endorsements or extra cards etc. I did get him a salmon and sturgeon catch record card, but ...
by Larry3215
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Banks Lake Burbot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Banks Lake Burbot?

I must have mistyped my first search try when I found nothing on Burbot. Just tried again and found a bunch of stuff to try out!

Still wouldnt mind any other tips or suggestions for a Banks trip :)
by Larry3215
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Banks Lake Burbot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Banks Lake Burbot?

My brothers and I are planning our first ever trip to Banks lake for later this spring. We are planning to stay in one of the camp grounds in or near Steam Boat park. Possibly in mid May. We are looking forward to the bass and walleye fishing of course, but I am particularly wanting to catch some Bu...
by Larry3215
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Looking for a good Crappie lake?
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Looking for a good Crappie lake?

Thanks!
by Larry3215
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Looking for a good Crappie lake?
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Looking for a good Crappie lake?

My brothers and I live near Tacoma and would like to try some Crappie fishing. We have a boat, so a launch is necessary. Dont mind driving a ways so Shelton, Olympia, Seattle are all easy drives for us. Would be willing to drive further if the fishing was good O:) Any suggestions would be greatly ap...
by Larry3215
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: Downrigger release for spectra lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5885

Re: Downrigger release for spectra lines?

The Chamberlain release works as advertised. I was able to set it for a fairly easy release tug and still able to really tighten up the line between the pole and the release a lot more than I normally can.

So far, I like it a lot!

There is one down side - we didnt catch any fish!
by Larry3215
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: Downrigger release for spectra lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5885

Re: Downrigger release for spectra lines?

I order one of those non-stacking Chamberlain releases last Friday the 28th and it arrived today 1 Apr. Pretty fast turn around! Turns out its cheaper to order direct from Chamberlain. The Ebay and other dealers ended up costing more by the time you included shipping. Cost was $21 shipped. http://ww...
by Larry3215
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: Downrigger release for spectra lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5885

Re: Downrigger release for spectra lines?

Thats a good point about the mono top shot. On the other hand, we are using all braided lines except on our lighter bass/trout fishing rigs. The one thing that really appeals to me about the Chamberlain releases is the ability to really tighten up the line between the pole and the clip and still be ...
by Larry3215
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: Downrigger release for spectra lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5885

Re: Downrigger release for spectra lines?

Thanks guys!

We will give the tooth pick and wrap techniques a try. Those both sound like they would be good easy solutions.

I am very interested in the Chamberlain releases though. If they work like the video says, they should be awesome. Im planning to get one of those to test out.
by Larry3215
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: Downrigger release for spectra lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 5885

Downrigger release for spectra lines?

My brothers and I switched over to braided spectra/spider wire type lines for salmon fishing in the sound a few years back. We mostly use 30#-40#. Since the change, we have had lots of trouble with our downrigger releases not working well with this line because its so slippery. We had been using the...
by Larry3215
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Bonneville pool fishing?
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Bonneville pool fishing?

New member here planning a first time fishing trip above Bonneville dam. Ive fished the lower Columbia for sturgeon several times. My question is, do I need the same anchor float rig we used on the lower river? I sold the boat that we used to use for sturgeon, along with the anchor, float etc, and m...