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by rseas
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: Premium Membership Offer Ends October 31!
Replies: 25
Views: 3370

RE:Premium Membership Offer Ends October 31!

OK...I submitted my renewal (about 10 minutes ago) and since the mail truck just drove away I figured that I would wander out to the box and pick up my goody bag and sticker. No sticker, but I did get an insurance renewal bill!!! I guess that I'll have to wait until tomorrow...
by rseas
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Missing Chinook Salmon
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Missing Chinook Salmon

All right…who took all our local Chinook? I find it funny, strange or something anyway. The coastal streams and Columbia system had a surplus of Chinook this year but the Puget Sound stocks fell well below the forecasted returns. What is up with that? Are they managed under a different policy? They ...
by rseas
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Quick trip on LK. WA. for cutts. back seat open.
Replies: 4
Views: 869

RE:Quick trip on LK. WA. for cutts. back seat open.

Wish that I had seen this earlier, I couldn't get down there in time today. I would love to spend some time on Lake Washington with the expert...I grew up in Bothell and used to fish the Lake Washington cutts at every oppertunity. Good luck and I look forward to reading about your trip.
by rseas
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Flossing or Not
Replies: 65
Views: 8143

RE:Flossing or Not

the fish flopped and wiggled out of my hand. He swam around my feet for a moment or two and then made a beeline for my corky that was dangling/floating on the surface 10 feet downstream from where I was standing. That crazy humpy exploded out of the water to attack my rig, the same one that I had j...
by rseas
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Flossing or Not
Replies: 65
Views: 8143

RE:Flossing or Not

I know that the flossing debate is a heated one and I almost feel bad for bringing it up again but recently the subject of flossing has hit home a number of times and I thought that I would try to find out what’s up. Within the last couple weeks the subject has come up three times. The first, while ...
by rseas
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Metalhead Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

RE:Metalhead Time

Hmmm...we're going to be in the Levenworth area on Saturday. Had planned to fish Icicle Creek for trout but with the WDFW press release I do believe that our plans just changed. Does anybody have any thoughts on fishing Icicle Creek or the Wenatchee River for steelhead that they would like to share?
by rseas
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Let's go snagging!
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Let's go snagging!

I usually don’t whine but for this I will take an exception. I regularly fish the Stillaguamish River, trying to get out 2 or 3 days a week. For whatever reason I love fishing the Stilly. Within the last few days I was fishing the bar just upstream from the I-5 Bridge. I was on the way home from wor...
by rseas
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: how to rig my pole for river humpie fishing? (Plunking)
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

RE:how to rig my pole for river humpie fishing? (Plunking)

For plunking (cast out, put the rod in a rod holder and wait) the Spin-n-glow/pink hoochy set-ups should be rigged with about 30" of leader, some form of three way swivel or spreader and on a 12-20" dropper (distance from the weight to the spreader or 3-way swivel). As far as where to fish goes, the...
by rseas
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: License Requirements for river salmon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

RE:License Requirements for river salmon?

Maybe I’m wrong but as I understand the regulations currently in place for the Snohomish River it is under the “Anti-Snagging Rule”. Basically this means bank fisherman must use a single hook, ¾” or smaller from tip to shank, attached to or below the lure or bait. Weights may not be attached below o...
by rseas
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit…No, Snohomish River Humpies…
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

What’s the deal? Are the Snohomish River humpies are larger that the Skagit fish? Although antidotal at best, my non-scientific observation suggests that the Snohomish fish are much larger. Has anybody else fished both rivers? And if so, what is your opinion?
by rseas
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: tide changes
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

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: 1537

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: 1298

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: 1298

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: 5001

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: 3430

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: 5788

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: 5788

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: 2071

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: 2071

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...