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by JoshH
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: What species do you target in the fall at lake merwin
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Re: What species do you target in the fall at lake merwin

Most west-side lakes trout should be turning on right now, just not as many fish as you find in the spring. I prefer fall trout fishing as the fish are bigger and taste much better due to feeding on a natural diet since spring. I also find it easier to get into hold-overs as you are not having to fi...
by JoshH
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28

I have never fished the rivers... Can you clue me in on the where, what, and how? I would like to try this Sat. Thanks! Depends on how you are fishing, from the bank or a boat. Almost all my experience on the Skagit has been between Fir Island and where the north and south forks converge. The lower...
by JoshH
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28

You have to love the NO BAIT RULE... I QUOTE BAIT PROHIBITED....... Honestly as well the overwhelming majority of Skagit Coho are natives, In the past 10 years of so I have not seen a hatchery fish, though I know a few trickle into Marblemount. So the effective limit is 2 Thats cause your fishing l...
by JoshH
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28

dj2loud wrote:You have to love the NO BAIT RULE... I QUOTE BAIT PROHIBITED.......
Honestly as well the overwhelming majority of Skagit Coho are natives, In the past 10 years of so I have not seen a hatchery fish, though I know a few trickle into Marblemount. So the effective limit is 2
by JoshH
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28

Snohomish now opens tomorrow as well. Dont know why they dont open up areas 8-2 and 8-1
by JoshH
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: What happened to Chum in the fishin reports
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: What happened to Chum in the fishin reports

That screenshot is only on the reports for the past 30 days. If you search any river, or any salt area, chum is on the drop down to search for. You just need to search by body of water. Don't know why it's not in the drop down for the past 30 days, just search whatever body of water, and it's there.
by JoshH
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Skagit and Cascade open to Coho 9/28

Just read on the WDFW site that the Skagit and Cascade open for Coho 9/28. 4 fish limit on the Skagit but only 2 can be native, and a 4 fish limit on the Cascade.

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by JoshH
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: What happened to Chum in the fishin reports
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: What happened to Chum in the fishin reports

Chum is there. I just started a river report to see, chum is most definitely listed.
by JoshH
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Coho Closure Protest **We Need Your Support**
Replies: 28
Views: 4397

Re: Coho Closure Protest **We Need Your Support**

This whole thing makes me cry. I live on Camano, went down to Cavalero Park just to have a look..... Coho surfacing everywhere, flipping their tail at me like they were flipping me off.. laughing. Rivers and Marine areas need to open up now.
by JoshH
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: What is a Kokanee
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: What is a Kokanee

I would like to get some opinions from others on the subject of, "what is a Kokanee" I apologize if this has been discussed already I have done a search. came up empty. I have just started fishing for Kokanee this year. Done a fair amount of reading on these fish. Everything I have read has told me...
by JoshH
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: I need a bass lake! (Skagit - ish)
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: I need a bass lake! (Skagit - ish)

Lots of Skagit/Whatcom bass fishing reports from 8theB8. Look up his reports, you should get a very good idea of where you want to go based on how you want to fish. His reports are very detailed.
by JoshH
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Waders quality
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Waders quality

Bodofish wrote:\ My advice is to tell your feet to quit sweating.
Now that I have run in to.
by JoshH
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Waders quality
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Waders quality

I have caddis neoprene waders and caddis neoprene wading boots. My feet stay dry.
by JoshH
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Goodwin
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Lake Goodwin

If you do any fishing from shore, there always seems to be a trout fisherman or two fishing about 50 yds N of the swimming area on the "point" there. It's a nice wooded area with open area for casting your pb or worm. I've seen enough guys there when I'm bass fishing that they must be catching a fi...
by JoshH
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Goodwin
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Lake Goodwin

I fish Goodwin regularly. Trout will still bite in August, just don't try trolling. After the first week in July I have not been able to get them to take any offering trolling. I've tried everything. They will however still bite if you still fish. Use a slip sinker and about 4 feet of leader, anchor...
by JoshH
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: west side guides for small kids
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: west side guides for small kids

I've fished with Jeff 3 times. Twice I have taken my nephew who was 14 the first time, 15 this time, and he is the typical face in whatever gadget he has, hasn't even gotten his knees dirty from playing outside ever typical kid of today. Both times he grinned from ear to ear after fishing with Jeff....
by JoshH
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: west side guides for small kids
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: west side guides for small kids

Being 7, constant action might be good? If anyone this side is still doing Kokanee, that would be good. I think most have moved on though to the salt or rivers further south that can still be fished. I know Chelan Mackinaw can be about 2 fish an hour, more if your lucky. Darrell and Dad's I know tak...
by JoshH
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Curring Kokanee egg sacks for bait
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Curring Kokanee egg sacks for bait

I don't see why not. I've heard of people using trout eggs with success.
by JoshH
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Fall Salmon 2016 Dates... Not all is lost!
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Fall Salmon 2016 Dates... Not all is lost!

I've had this sick feeling we are going to be watching a fantastic run of Coho enter the sound and run up the rivers while we all sit, watch, and cry.
by JoshH
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Chelan advice
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Lake Chelan advice

If you are going to troll, be aware that you will be constantly adjusting the downrigger. Hand cranking will be a lot of work, doable, but you will definitely know you worked. I've seen people jig successfully for Mack's there. Pretty much find a mark, drop your line to the bottom, and start jigging...