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by rseas
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: tide changes
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

RE:tide changes

We may give it a shot and fish the lower river tomorrow.
by rseas
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: tide changes
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

RE:tide changes

Over the years I have found that the best time to go is…whenever you can get away! Completely independent of the tide phase we have caught fish all day long. Numerous times, at different times of the day and at different tidal stages times I have seen both steelhead and salmon whack every other rod ...
by rseas
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: samish river kings??
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

RE:samish river kings??

Whoops I just digested the regs and the Samish Bay fishery does not open until October 16th. Not good, and the crabbing closes September 30. Oh well I still have a day to come up with an attack plan for the weekend.
by rseas
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: samish river kings??
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

RE:samish river kings??

Anything new? Friday we're considering launching the boat at Larrabee. From the launch we’ll be heading south and then dropping the crab pots somewhere in Sammish Bay. Once the pots are taken care of, we plan to wiggle our way through the Samish tide water and fish upstream from the line that define...
by rseas
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Help Me Pimp My Boat
Replies: 36
Views: 4842

RE:Help Me Pimp My Boat

Cabellas @ www.cabelas.com carries various sized hatches and accessories from both Tempress and TH Marine. I used the large Tempress cam-latch hatch when I built the bow deck for my boat (see previous post @ http://www.washingtonlakes.com/forum/yaf_postst7608_Our-new-bow-deck.aspx). I am very please...
by rseas
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: pinks are coming soon (not soon enough)
Replies: 27
Views: 3297

RE:pinks are coming soon (not soon enough)

They’re here!!! Although it is still a flurry fishery, they are in the Skagit in catchable numbers. Spent some time on the anchor across from the Gardener Bar and it was fun watching the plunkers. A rod on the downstream end of the bar would go off and then every other rod all the way to the upstrea...
by rseas
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 5451

RE:Skagit Kings

Talked with the WSFG biologist today and she said that there was a nice king and a handful of humpies taken in the lower river. No pattern developing yet, one on pink plastic eggs, one on sand shrimp and some on hardware. Although we didn’t fish, the river looked better than has in weeks. It is gree...
by rseas
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 5451

RE:Skagit Kings

The river looks like…it’s been said a vanilla milkshake. This weekend while out I stuck my hand in the water and couldn’t see my fingertips. I fished various areas and the north fork all weekend with no luck. More importantly I saw very few fish on the meter and only one fish roll. I believe that wi...
by rseas
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Pateros/the mouth of the Methow...Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

RE:Pateros/the mouth of the Methow...Help!

I thought that I would offer a quick thank you for everybody’s time and insight. We’ll be pulling out tomorrow morning for a family vacation. We are camping on the Methow in the Winthrop area but Tuesday my son and I will be taking the drive to the Columbia. I’ll be talking to the Shell station ther...
by rseas
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Pateros/the mouth of the Methow...Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

RE:Pateros/the mouth of the Methow...Help!

I thought that I would offer a quick thank you for everybody’s time and insight. We’ll be pulling out tomorrow morning for a family vacation. We are camping on the Methow in the Winthrop area but Tuesday my son and I will be taking the drive to the Columbia. I’ll be talking to the Shell station ther...
by rseas
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 5451

RE:Skagit Kings

BTW, after I get the yard work done I'll be back out on the river...
by rseas
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 5451

RE:Skagit Kings

Although we had a wonderful day on the water, the fishing on the lower Skagit for wild chinook was less than stellar. There were no fish rolling and we never saw a fish on the meter. As we were pulling out of the water at Blake’s we talked to the WSFG biologist and he said there was one fish caught ...
by rseas
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Our new bow deck.
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Our new bow deck.

We finally finished. The new bow deck came out great and provides tons of more or less dry storage. The difference is amazing, the boat is organized, the dogs have a flat place to lie down and the boat looks completely different. The material list included a 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" marine plywood, 3 yar...
by rseas
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Pateros/the mouth of the Methow...Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

Pateros/the mouth of the Methow...Help!

My son and I will have an opportunity to fish the Columbia system in the vicinity of Pateros/the mouth of the Methow for a couple days next week (7/13-7/16). I assume that our target species will be chinook salmon but I know that the WDFG has recently opened the area to sockeye salmon as well. I am ...
by rseas
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Tulalip Bubble??
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

RE:Tulalip Bubble??

All too funny, 25 + years ago I fished the “Bubble Hole” before it was even a fishery. I had always figured the fish were just Snohomish system, spring and summer run chinook that happened to stage in the area. There were no crowds, in fact you would rarely even see another boat fishing the area. If...
by rseas
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: tactics for river kings
Replies: 23
Views: 2577

RE:tactics for river kings

Even with the high off color water last week there were big kings jumping all over the place in the lower Skagit river. We even considered taking the hooks off of a few plugs and doing some exploratory "tackle testing" and fish for knock-downs. But after a thorough review of the regs I was unsure if...
by rseas
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Season openers....
Replies: 35
Views: 3387

RE:Season openers....

I fished the Cascade Wednesday afternoon/evening. I traded off between float and eggs, a float and jig combo and spinners. I had action on all but focused on the float and eggs until I ran out of eggs. I then switched to a float/orange yarn/scent offering. On the float and jig I hooked and released ...
by rseas
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Season openers....
Replies: 35
Views: 3387

RE:Season openers....

Not that we saw, but we heard talk of some wild fish caught and released.
by rseas
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Season openers....
Replies: 35
Views: 3387

RE:Season openers....

We ended up fishing the Wallace area and went 0 for 1. See the Latest Blog post.
by rseas
Sun May 31, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whaaaaaaaat…happened to the rivers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

OK, I’ve been looking forward to the June 1st opener on the Skagit for weeks. I even took the day off. Now the river is almost out of its banks, fast and muddy all the way up past Marblemount. Making matters worse we had to head south Sunday afternoon and when we drove over the Snohomish it (and I a...