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by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Re: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150

Speedbird 48 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:55 pm
...My main complaint was that the rod tip seemed to fall off a lot with just a Jakes Lures spinner. but I suspect I got some sand inside the rod tip that made it a poor fit. ...
Rubbing some candle wax on the male end of the rod will solve that loose fit
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Boatless Salmon fishing, Sunday 9/20 (Seattle)
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Boatless Salmon fishing, Sunday 9/20 (Seattle)

Speedbird 48 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:05 pm
How safe are the Duwamish access points? I am not familiar with South Seattle but I know it gets sketchy in some places
I need to walk through a homeless encampment to get to my honey hole. Scares the crap out of me.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Trying to identify little white worm found in trout stomach
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Re: Trying to identify little white worm found in trout stomach

I've seen plenty of big wiggling tapeworms in the stomach of yellow perch out of lake WA. Looks like yellow fettuccine noodles and creepy wiggly
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Boatless Salmon fishing, Sunday 9/20 (Seattle)
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Boatless Salmon fishing, Sunday 9/20 (Seattle)

Whidbey has been pretty slow this summer. My friend went further north to Fort Casey this weekend and a few were caught. Mostly wild fish though, which need to be released in that Marine Area. Head for the rivers or stick around and keep waiting for the ocean fish at the beaches? I would probably hi...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Those castable crab snares....
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: Those castable crab snares....

Here's my tips for using those crab snares (rubix cube things) with the plastic snares: The plastic snares are too few and too stiff to effectively snare crab legs. They seem to be basically weed eater line. I found the trap will be much more effective if I tie on another 10-15 loops/snares. I used ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed May 27, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound

Yes, the Gamakatsu sabiki rigs are the best I've used. The cheap gaudy Walmart ones don't do too well. I think the feathers and their beads are too big.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu May 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound

Use sabiki rigs to target the herring. If you fish near docks, you may also catch surf smelt. Shiner perch will also bite on the sabikis. The best sabiki rigs are the ones with the small hooks and feathers. Avoid the cheap ones that come with beads. The Gamakatsu brand of sabiki rigs is what I use (...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Pete Heley
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: Pete Heley

he passed away in December, per this obituary:

https://www.dunesmemorial.com/notices/Peter-Heley
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: What to do ... with Chum Salmon
Replies: 7
Views: 3944

Re: What to do ... with Chum Salmon

please also make sure that your chum is cooked to an adequate heat temperature, if you plan on feeding it to your dog. See the literature on the internet about salmon poisoning for dogs and the dangers of feeding raw salmon to your dog. Whether or not smoking is sufficient to avoid salmon poisoning,...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Collectible fishing tackle
Topic: What is this hook?
Replies: 2
Views: 8365

Re: What is this hook?

lots of them on eBay from Asia-based sellers. I have hundreds that I got from a garage sale years ago. Still working through my supply. I use them just like I would any other hook, for trout, bottomfish, salmon, steelhead, freshwater fish, etc.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Regulation clarification
Replies: 1
Views: 2465

Re: Regulation clarification

Wild coho are legal for retention in both the Green and Puy. If the regs don't say anything about releasing wild coho in a specific body of water, then they are legal to retain (assuming that you meet other requirements, like minimum size limit, possession/daily limits and that the body of water is ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Surf Fishing Washington Shoreline
Replies: 16
Views: 4970

Re: Surf Fishing Washington Shoreline

let me throw in a few tips: For a container to hold fish and gear/bait: I use an old duffle bag with a shoulder strap. If i use a clam net, I find that the fish get banged around by the waves and also brush up against my waders with their sharp fins (could poke a hole in the waders), and so I stoppe...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Castable Crab Traps
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: Castable Crab Traps

PM sent
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Creek Company ODC 420 Float Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: Creek Company ODC 420 Float Tube

PM sent
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for float tube fins
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Looking for float tube fins

The Quadfather wrote:Shad eating Grin, you’ve been away for a long time.
I have some fins.
I can PM you this evening, etc.
Hey Quad, thanks a bunch! Looking forward to receiving your PM.

Have been doing more lurking than posting last couple years on this site. Life and work have been busy!!
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for float tube fins
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Looking for float tube fins

Anyone out there have a set (single fin, or both fins) that you want to get rid off?

Doesn't need to be in great condition. Just need to find something preferably low priced...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: rules proposal: no limit on pan fish
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: rules proposal: no limit on pan fish

Used to be there was no limit on spiny rays. I cannot think of one instance where any particular species of panfish was fished out - of any particular body of water. It is unlikely that there is enough pressure anywhere to decimate these resilient fish. I'm with the no limit group. onmygame For yea...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Unweighted spoons
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: Unweighted spoons

Many years ago, I tried casting an unweighted spoon off a pier. Didn't get any salmon, but couldn't keep the bullheads (staghorn sculpin) off. Must have caught dozens that day (all released).
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: LL Bean men's breathable stocking foot waders
Replies: 0
Views: 857

LL Bean men's breathable stocking foot waders

Brand new and unused. Selling here for $57 LL Bean Flyweight Stocking Foot Waders I bought the wrong size and so trying to sell here instead of returning to LL Bean Size L -- olive colored For those of you familiar with LL Bean, they sell nice products and have a no-questions-asked lifetime guarante...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wading boots - free
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: Wading boots - free

Just what the doctor ordered. PM sent! Thanks