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by BentRod
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Steelhead river levels
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Steelhead river levels

You can fish any time, but I was always led to believe fishing after a high water event when the river is dropping is best. Read up on water clarity and where fish hold to learn about fishing in various conditions.
by BentRod
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 5 lb Pyramid anchor
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Wanted: 5 lb Pyramid anchor

TrackerPro16 wrote:So I thought, can’t be too expensive... $50 on Amazon!!! Comes with rope, but still, wow! I should start pouring those!
$50 for 5 lbs?!! That’s outrageous. [scared]
by BentRod
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 5 lb Pyramid anchor
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Wanted: 5 lb Pyramid anchor

5 lbs is pretty small. Would be easy to make. Thought about pouring your own?

And are you stuck on a pyramid? You can get small claw anchors pretty cheap on Amazon. I bought a collapsible 3 lber for my kayak.
by BentRod
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wading boots - free
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Wading boots - free

Replied!
by BentRod
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wading boots - free
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Wading boots - free

I’ve got an old pair of Cabelas felt sole wading boots. Size 10. Well used, but a little life left. Need laces. Located in Issaquah.
by BentRod
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Coho salmon. Pierced the gallbladder?
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Coho salmon. Pierced the gallbladder?

Sounds like it. I've done it a few times. Although I try to avoid it, it doesn't seem to taint the flavor as the volume is pretty small. Rinse or dry off any you see.
However, if you cure any roe, don't let it come into contact with that.
by BentRod
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Kayak point pier question.
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Kayak point pier question.

If it's the same Kayak Point I'm familiar with, then you'll not find catfish there. That's a saltwater environment, so Starry Flounder, sand dabs, rat fish, and Dogfish (sand shark) will be your primary catches, as well as salmon during certain times of the year (when open). If you're looking for fr...
by BentRod
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Suitable Shore Fishing Rod?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Suitable Shore Fishing Rod?

Agreed on above points, and with the reel being a limitation. The rod should cast a 3" Buzz Bomb a good enough distance though. I've got an 8'6" MH bait caster (1/2oz-1oz) that will wing the 2.5" and 3" quite a good distance, but it's paired with a Abu Garcia 6601c4 (30# braid). I still prefer a lon...
by BentRod
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers

I believe it is a Shimano Syncopate 2500. Has 6lb test on it so I may need to re-spool the reel with something a bit stronger? If my current gear sounds suitable for the pinks i'll just roll with that and continue to reference this thread for building a larger rod/reel when targeting bigger Salmon ...
by BentRod
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers

Yes, that will work just fine. What size trout reel? That might be sufficient too. A 2500 series will work just fine most of the time. My Shimano Symetre and Saros 3000s are both on 2500 frames. The drag is a little stronger and the spool a little larger, but that's all. Gearing is the same. Landed ...
by BentRod
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers

I've moved over to braid for everything. I like it's small diameter and sensitivity. I use 30# PowerPro, either original or super8slick. The original works fine on my spinning rods. It has many advantages, but also takes some getting used to. Almost all knots can be worked out with patience, so virt...
by BentRod
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Rod/Reel for Salmon Fishing on WA Rivers

First, what type of rod/reel? spinning or casting? For the rod there are lots of options around or under $100. I recommend a rod 8'-10' in length with a medium or light rating. You'll get all sorts of opinions on brands, but look at brands such as Okuma, Shimano, Cabela's, etc. I have a Lamiglas X11...
by BentRod
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Duwamish river daily limit confusion
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Duwamish river daily limit confusion

spokey9 wrote:I didn't see any adjustments to the daily limit for pinks this season.
I found this odd too. Really expected the rules to change for the green this season in accordance with the other river and MA changes.
by BentRod
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Pen-Tac B.C. Steel Spoons: Where are they?
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Pen-Tac B.C. Steel Spoons: Where are they?

You might check with 3 Rivers Marine in Woodinville or Sportsman's Warehouse in Federal Way. The Sportsman's Warehouse in the TriCities still carries them, but I hear you on those getting hard to find. A friend of mine now orders in bulk, so we'all split an order now and again. The 2/5 silver is har...
by BentRod
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Looking for advice on River fishing. New and dad wants to fish.
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Looking for advice on River fishing. New and dad wants to fish.

That'll be a good time for river fishing, guide or not. Knowing your general location will help with pointing you to rivers in your area and recommendations for places to go. A guide of course would cover everything, so hope you find a good one. If not, there are plenty of resources here to help get...
by BentRod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Salmon berries
Replies: 4
Views: 2524

Re: Salmon berries

Jakefish wrote:You're at least a month too late. They were ripe along the Marblemount hatchery back in mid-June to early July.
This is true. You may find a few stragglers, but salmon berries are an early summer fruit.
by BentRod
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Good King County Summer Fisheries
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Good King County Summer Fisheries

Does it have to be trout and kokanee? Lake Washington and Sammanish perch should be easy to catch in late summer, with a decreased chance of skunking the family. Has the added benefit of seeing the houses of the rich and famous and/or close up of Seahawks training facility. Probably a bit early but...
by BentRod
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: running trailer lights not working... grrrr
Replies: 22
Views: 1360

Re: running trailer lights not working... grrrr

Sounds like a short. Hard to guess where without manually troubleshooting. Any chance at all one of the wires was accidentally swapped during your LED change? Or could the new LED lights be wired differently than the old ones?
by BentRod
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: running trailer lights not working... grrrr
Replies: 22
Views: 1360

Re: running trailer lights not working... grrrr

rseas wrote:Let's ask Patrick McManus!
One of my favorite authors....and if you've spent any time hunting or fishing you'll laugh so hard it'll be difficult to breathe.
by BentRod
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Advice on shore fishing Lake Sammamish
Replies: 15
Views: 3698

Re: Advice on shore fishing Lake Sammamish

spokey9 wrote:Cabela's carries them at smokey point. I used one in 2011 for pinks, did pretty good with it got a couple silvers on it too.
Cool to hear!