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by kodacachers
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Good Perch Lakes
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Good Perch Lakes

Hi Bigdaddy, there was just a report on shore fishing, but it didn't say location. You might PM them. Gene Coulon park is a popular spot and ice cream for the kiddos! Barchaser, I've not fished north of 520, but I've seen reports from Juanita point and just offshore from Kenmore. the key for me is f...
by kodacachers
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: closed waters re-open immediatly!
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: closed waters re-open immediatly!

Great news, but the press release reads like they didn't even realize the impact to non-salmon fisheries. I still find this closure and WDFW's statements, and lack thereof, about it truly bizarre.
by kodacachers
Tue May 17, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: WDFW says Crawfishing in Salmon Closure Lakes Illegal
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: WDFW says Crawfishing in Salmon Closure Lakes Illegal

I contacted WDFW on the closures. The NOAA guidance requires a permit for any activity that is "likely" to result in "taking" of an ESA listed species. According to WDFW NOAA has now said that a permit is required when any taking is remotely possible. I think this is an indefensible interpretation (...
by kodacachers
Wed May 04, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4841

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

As I've said before I fully support salmon conservation including a full closure if necessary, but shutting down warmwarter fishing makes no sense. Even if we were to buy into the notion that bass, perch, etc have some negative impact on salmon, that's even more reason to keep these fisheries open. ...
by kodacachers
Tue May 03, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4841

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

Well apparently the WDFW didn't see it coming or they would have a plan to manage non-salmon fishing in waters where salmon may swim to. The sport fishermen are still supportive, but I think we deserve some statement of a plan to reopen these fisheries. Only thing I've seen is that WDFW plans to ask...
by kodacachers
Mon May 02, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4841

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

I agree that WDFW is doing the best they can for salmon/steelhead. I admit I only half-followed the North of Falcon process, but I did try and keep up on updates from WDFW, CCA, PSA, OutdoorLine, and others. Perhaps I just didn't understand the implications that were clearly there, but I never heard...
by kodacachers
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Quick Search for a Fishing Buddy
Topic: WANTED: Someone to Fish Baker & the Skagit With
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: WANTED: Someone to Fish Baker & the Skagit With

Check the emergency regs if you plan to fish any rivers emptying into the sound.
by kodacachers
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4841

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

Does anyone know how/why the tribal impass on salmon affects areas never open to salmon fishing? I just don't get it. I've contacted my federal reps on the issue but this seems to be a state decision.
by kodacachers
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Getting nervous!
Replies: 25
Views: 1797

Re: Getting nervous!

I'm with you Toni, doesn't make sense. Perhaps it's an ESA requirement or perhaps WDFW is playing games of its own here. Th This now 90 % of all the places I fish. What are the ads tourney guys gonna do?
by kodacachers
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: That's gonna leave a mark!.... WDFW announces Lake closures
Replies: 87
Views: 4841

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

I support WDFW, but I can't help smelling a rat in closing the two biggest warm water fisheries! When was the last time a bass angles accidentally hooked a salmon in the east channel of lake Washington? I'll do my research-- perhaps this is required by the ESA but it's suspicious.
by kodacachers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bait Buoy, Boat Stuff--cleanout
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Bait Buoy, Boat Stuff--cleanout

Sorry, keeping all the crabbing stuff. Bait buoy is sold.
by kodacachers
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Stevens tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2507

Re: Lake Stevens tips?

Hi GTeye, If Stevens is your go-to lake you might consider investing in a guided trip. If you can get some friend, its not that much and you'll learn a lot. Steelhead360 is a sponsor here and fishes Stevens. That said, most of the guides fish for kokanee, so if you are particular about rainbows I'm ...
by kodacachers
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bait Buoy, Boat Stuff--cleanout
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Bait Buoy, Boat Stuff--cleanout

Hi All, I'm cleaning out unused items. See the pics, no reasonable offer refused, prefer to sell in bunches. I'm in Bellevue. Prices for the more desirable items: Bait Buoy (like new, paid $50): $25 Some guys LOVE these (squid not included). All stuff in boating pic (Trailer pigtail (fits too loose ...
by kodacachers
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtb: your old, dusty, dirty trout rig OR fly fishing setup
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Wtb: your old, dusty, dirty trout rig OR fly fishing se

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Hi Jemma,
Want any of this? Free if you give it a good home. I'm in Bellevue.
by kodacachers
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Sammamish fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Lake Sammamish fishing

If you're ultimately asking is there a market for a part time guide on Sammamish, absolutely. Its sitting in the middle of a major metropolitan area. You'd need to consider your target market and the particularities of the fishery. I'd bet that with some marketing one could do a fine part time busin...
by kodacachers
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Thoughts on boat covers
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: Thoughts on boat covers

I may be late to the party, but I got a cover for my last boat from SavvyBoater. It was a Carver "semi-custom", which means its made for your model of boat, but not your exact boat. For mine it fit almost perfect. It was a very heavy duty cover with about 8 straps that went under the boat so was rea...
by kodacachers
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Best all around Fish Fillet Knife?
Replies: 24
Views: 1720

Re: Best all around Fish Fillet Knife?

I have a Ken Onion fillet knife. I love it for salmon but do find myself using two knives--the ken onion to get the fillet off and a Kershaw, which is more flexible, to get the rib bones off (I cut the fillet off with the rib bones and remove them later). Check out Mike's salmon filleting video feat...
by kodacachers
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Quick Search for a Fishing Buddy
Topic: Possible open seat: Edmonds Coho Derby
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: Possible open seat: Edmonds Coho Derby

I'll be right behind you!! Good luck!
by kodacachers
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Thoughts on line twist when trolling flashers..?
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Re: Thoughts on line twist when trolling flashers..?

I also use a golf tee bead ahead of the mainline snap swivel to theoretically prevent the swivel from getting fouled up. I fish braid now and haven't noticed any twist (or maybe its just not as obvious as with mono).
by kodacachers
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Herring Strips
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Herring Strips

Anyone know where I can buy herring strips? Outdoor emporium used to sell the small rectangular packs of them but hasn't had them in a while. I know I can filet off whole herring, but 1) I'm lazy and 2) those strips made for 4 nice smaller strips out of each and I can't seem to replicate that with m...