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by spokey9
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: River Fishing Line
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: River Fishing Line

Maxima ultra green or pline cxx xtra strong are both very abrasion resistant and are very good mono for river fishing.
by spokey9
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Collectible fishing tackle
Topic: Spinning Reel Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3745

Re: Spinning Reel Advice

I got a couple of 2500 shimano siennas. They've held up held up great against chum, pinks and trout up there. I use them for gar and bowfin mostly down here since the move. I've had them for about 5 years and out side a little lube now and then and a bail spring replacement they still run smooth. I ...
by spokey9
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Versitile Lingcod Rod
Replies: 3
Views: 4132

Re: Versitile Lingcod Rod

Maybe a 7'6" okuma celilo rod. It's fast enough action to jig with and it's rated to about 3 ounces. I've used jigs on my old one up to about 5 with no problems. And they pretty cheap, especially if you can find a sale.
by spokey9
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: The joys of AR
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

Re: The joys of AR

There's a couple bait shops that have tanks full of minnows and goldfish. The guys running trot lines really like goldfish for some reason here. I don't buy much bait here since I'm allowed to use a castnet. A few throws and I usually got enough bluegill or shad to fish for a day or 2. Some days I e...
by spokey9
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound

Baitfish gear has it's own set of regs.i believe 9 hooks on a sabiki was the rule lat I was up there. You can actually use a 3 treble hooks to snag bait as well but be careful because there's a gap size rule for treble. Plus you might run across a warden that thinks your just snagging fish in general.
by spokey9
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Beyond the Northwest
Topic: The joys of AR
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

The joys of AR

Since I moved to Arkansas last year I haven't been able to fish near as much as I did back on WA but I can say my time on the water is about good as it gets. Over the last 18 months I've found a fish called a bowfin that gets to about 10lbs that are eager biters and they fight light a chum with an a...
by spokey9
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Puget Sound Area Spinning Reel Service
Replies: 1
Views: 3388

Re: Puget Sound Area Spinning Reel Service

There used to be a guy out by lake Steven's that did good work on reels. I moved out state about 2 years ago so I don't know if he still does repairs
by spokey9
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Those castable crab snares....
Replies: 4
Views: 3754

Re: Those castable crab snares....

Snares are great if get the right ones. I used to buy mine off ebay. My preference was ones that had the loops tied out of 50lb mono. The loops would cinch right up in the leg clusters on crab pretty easily and hold them there. The danielson ones that most stores carry have too stiff of loops to rea...
by spokey9
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Leaders w/a Kastmaster lure
Replies: 1
Views: 3250

Re: Leaders w/a Kastmaster lure

I add a small barrel swivel to the front splitring on all my kastmasters to help prevent line twist...then I figured out a surgeon loop on my main line made it easy to swap them out. I pretty much do the same thing with with all my trout size spoons and spinners. But to your point. I don't use leade...
by spokey9
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: What to do ... with Chum Salmon
Replies: 7
Views: 5577

Re: What to do ... with Chum Salmon

If they're bright fish (no signs of color on the sides) then chum is pretty good pan seared. Once they get a little bit of color showing then I smoked them with a sweeter brine and brushed with real maple syrup. Comes out great imo. Once they get past a little bit of color, I'd let them go so they c...
by spokey9
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: What to do ... with Chum Salmon
Replies: 7
Views: 5577

Re: What to do ... with Chum Salmon

If they're bright fish (no signs of color on the sides) then chum is pretty good pan seared. Once they get a little bit of color showing then I smoked them with a sweeter brine and brushed with real maple syrup. Comes out great imo. Once they get past a little bit of color, I'd let them go so they c...
by spokey9
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Tacoma - Advice/Tips for a Tennessean
Replies: 3
Views: 2991

Re: Tacoma - Advice/Tips for a Tennessean

I sent ya a message bud. I'm in Arkansas now but I spent my whole life in western Washington. I ain't using my spots anymore so I'm willing to give them up...just not in an open forum :-$ shoot me a message back and I'll see what I can do to help :-"
by spokey9
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad
Replies: 8
Views: 4424

Re: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad

Try looking for fallen trees, lots of limbs, or rocks. Crawdad love hiding under that stuff. I usually use a couple handfuls of cheap dog food and a couple cheap hot dogs in my traps but I'll tie in a chicken thigh with the dog food if its gonna soak overnight. Bait is more of a personal preference ...
by spokey9
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Looking for bait and bobber sure thing for 7 YO
Replies: 7
Views: 3816

Re: Looking for bait and bobber sure thing for 7 YO

Logboom park on lake WA is almost a sure thing for perch or sunfish this time of year but it's not all that atmospheric. Almost any pier in the sound will have shiner perch that are easy to catch either with a herring jig or a small egg hook with a piece of worm on it. And if your willing to come a ...
by spokey9
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Baitcaster vs. Spinning Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 3438

Re: Baitcaster vs. Spinning Gear

I'm pretty comfortable with either reel, my decision on which to use usually comes down to line control. If for example I'm planning on drift fishing or swinging hardware in the river the baitcaster wins hands down. An educated thumb is better then anything for quickly applying more or less drag on ...
by spokey9
Mon May 20, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Stocked Trout Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 4629

Re: Stocked Trout Fishing

You're bait should be floating close to leader length above the bottom when fishing powerboat or a marshmallow combo (or any floating type bait). Ditch the flouro leader and use a good light mono and you're bait will be running about right. Flouro is a heavy line that sinks which keeps your bait a l...
by spokey9
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: How to target the holdovers?
Replies: 12
Views: 6277

Re: How to target the holdovers?

They look pretty good from what I'm seeing. I'm about 15 minutes from one of the best crappie lakes here and I'm within about the same drive to 5 different rivers that have good catfish, bass, and bluegill populations. I just need to get time to toss a line out ](*,) unfortunately I'm probly a month...
by spokey9
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: How to target the holdovers?
Replies: 12
Views: 6277

Re: How to target the holdovers?

I made it to Arkansas about a week ago but I've been too busy getting everything switched to AR from WA that I haven't had time to fish yet [blush] A lipless crank would work running along those deeper trees but you'd probly need like 4lb mainline to keep from retrieving too far off the structure. P...
by spokey9
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: How to target the holdovers?
Replies: 12
Views: 6277

Re: How to target the holdovers?

If I was targeting holdovers, I think trolling 3in crankbaits that'll get down to 12 to 15ft range for the deeper parts of the lake or jointed rapalas in water less then 10ft would be my 1st choice. Sandshrimp smelly or krill smelly jelly will get those plugs smacked a lot more. Also if you see larg...
by spokey9
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2694

Re: Moving sale

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