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by JoshH
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: braided line?
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: braided line?

2-3 foot moderately slow lifts on a buzz bomb is really all you should be doing anyway. Then just a crank or 2 to reel in the slack.
by JoshH
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Am I just Jinxed?
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Am I just Jinxed?

You have to play around with the stop and retrieve speed .... don't want to snag every cast. It's more of a brief pause than a stop. Once you find the right pause/retrieve combo, light out! Sand Shrimp oil would be fine. It's mainly just to make sure your scent is gone. I personally use Mike's Shrim...
by JoshH
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Am I just Jinxed?
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Am I just Jinxed?

Dick-Nites I use a start - stop retrieve, trying to get the lure as close to the bottom as possible, then a few turns on the reel. No help here on jigs. Definitely get some shrimp oil. Kills your scent and adds a little extra incentive
by JoshH
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: braided line?
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: braided line?

Braided line has no memory so it won't twist like mono, but it is more apt to get wind knots. A birds nest of braided is much harder to undo that a nest of mono. Tying knots of braided is a little trickier, mainly because it's thinner. Pro's of braided - Heavier capacity in a smaller diameter. Bette...
by JoshH
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Deception Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Deception Pass

I shore fished from North Beach a week ago for 3 straight days. Limits on pinks are definitely possible if you are willing to put in the time. 2 of the 3 days I had plenty of hook ups to get a limit, but never did. 3 was the best total for a day. I saw no Coho caught from the bank nor from anyone ou...
by JoshH
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Orcas Island shore fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Orcas Island shore fishing

Crescent Beach might be the best bet on Orcas
by JoshH
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Samish River
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Samish River

My understanding is that they stopped hatchery steelhead planting in the samish in 2008.
by JoshH
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit River
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Skagit River

Yea it's just above the fork of the south and north fork. It's close enough to the mouth that it's still pretty tidally influenced. It's usually a decent area early. There is a WDFW access site there. Bank access is "ok", and there is a small boat launch.
by JoshH
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Advice: Taking kids to catch some pinks
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Advice: Taking kids to catch some pinks

On Whidbey west beach at deception pass would be a good place. On a saturday it can get pretty busy but the beach is so long that there is lots of room. North beach is better fishing imo, but it can tend to get shoulder to shoulder, specially on a weekend. If you can seems like a about an hour befor...
by JoshH
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit River
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Skagit River

What part of the skagit were you fishing? North fork, south fork or above the spudhouse?
by JoshH
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: leader length for pinks in the river
Replies: 21
Views: 2532

Re: leader length for pinks in the river

I don't fish the Puyallup, but in the Snohomish and Skagit if I am cast and retrieving, usually anywhere from 3-5 feet, drifting typically about the same. If I am plunking from a boat using a 3 way swivel attached to a 4-6 ounce triangle lead, I vary the leader length to the spoon based on current, ...
by JoshH
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Snohomish river pinks
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Snohomish river pinks

Kayak can be decent. Not as many fish usually, but still decent fishing, and my experience says they usually are a week or 2 behind other marine areas. It's a smaller area than many so it can be crowded quick with beachgoers. The fish there are headed for the Stilly.
by JoshH
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Samish River
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Samish River

Hatchery Steelhead in the Skagit may not be seen for some time. Won't have much luck targeting something that is not there. Native Steelies are completely of-limits there, no C&R fishing for them even. Kings I believe are usually August - Sept in the Samish. Steelhead as far as I know are all native...
by JoshH
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Snohomish river pinks
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Snohomish river pinks

Yes most of the access points are pretty snaggy. Definately have to be prepared to donate some gear to old man river. Guy next to me went through everything he brought in about an hour. 5-6 lures I believe. I made a few donations myself.
by JoshH
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Snohomish river pinks
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Snohomish river pinks

Yes I was. I was fishing from Rotary Park. I saw quite a few people from the bank and out in boats. Didnt see any fish landed.
by JoshH
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Snohomish river pinks
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Snohomish river pinks

From what i could tell nothing came in with the first early morning tide.
by JoshH
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Snohomish river pinks
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Snohomish river pinks

I plan on hitting it before the butt crack of dawn. I am guessing since its only open to the hwy 9 bridge its going to closely resemble contact - combat fishing. A lot of boats and bank anglers packed into a very small stretch. I have heard that there are already a few fish pushing through. I wouldn...
by JoshH
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Alpine Lakes - Hikes and Destinations
Topic: Blue Lake (Mt. Baker Area)
Replies: 3
Views: 4400

Re: Blue Lake (Mt. Baker Area)

I've fished this lake once in July of 2011. Small Brooks in it. When I was there they wanted nothing on or near the surface. A friend with me bait fished from the bottom and did ok. I didn't wait to do that as I didn't want to pack any fish out and we weren't camping.