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by rseas
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 6382

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: 6382

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: 1118

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: 2333

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: 2553

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: 3011

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: 3689

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: 3689

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: 3689

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: 1704

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...
by rseas
Wed May 27, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Kayak Fish Finder help
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

RE:Kayak Fish Finder help

How did things work out?
by rseas
Fri May 22, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 6382

RE:Skagit Kings

OK, we’ll start taking fish pictures and figure out how to post them. Maybe even a few from our Memorial Day weekend shenanigans in Eastern Washington.
by rseas
Fri May 22, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 6382

RE:Skagit Kings

Very good input and I agree, read the WDFW regulation pamphlet, check the web-site for emergency rules before you go and keep a copy of the regulation pamphlet in your gear. Regarding the June 1st “boots”, there will be quite a few bright fish also, I have caught (and released when required) bright ...
by rseas
Thu May 21, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 6382

RE:Skagit Kings

Yes, but only two can be adults and they have to be clipped. Also remember that this fishery is under different regulations than the July 9th opener for wild kings. As always, check the WDFW website frequently for emergency rules that may supersede the pamphlet publication.
by rseas
Thu May 21, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: time to do some castin
Replies: 7
Views: 954

RE:time to do some castin

Effective a couple weeks ago our household is less one income also. I have to say it's been a blessing in disguise though. Since I work from home, now we get to hang all day together, have lunch together, sneak out and catch a few trout together and then today she even mowed the lawn! The financial ...
by rseas
Thu May 21, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 6382

RE:Skagit Kings

I'm taking Monday the 1st off and will be pounding the river all day. The area that will open on the first is from the Hwy 530 Bridge in Rockport to the Cascade River. It will be busy but as long as we don't get any big rain before the first, there will be a lot of fishable water available. Remember...
by rseas
Thu May 21, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skagit Kings
Replies: 57
Views: 6382

RE:Skagit Kings

Hey, this fishery is in my back yard and I plan to need additional salmon punch cards. There are some excellent gravel bars but I don't know how to access them from terra-firma. I will usually beach the boat to fish them. Overall the lower Skagit is a boat show. There are a ton of kings jumping in t...
by rseas
Tue May 19, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Boat Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

RE:Boat Cover

Thank you I'll give them a call sometime soon and post the general information.
by rseas
Tue May 19, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Boat Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

RE:Boat Cover

Thank you I'll give them a call sometime soon and post the general information.
by rseas
Fri May 15, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Kayak Fish Finder help
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

RE:Kayak Fish Finder help

Try picking up the appropriate portable suction cup mount and then assembling it upside-down. Once assembled, lay it out flat and then stick it to the bottom of the yak. I used to have a kayak based guide service and had quite a number of kayaks. The technique noted above worked great for the client...