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by jd39
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Quiet trolling motor
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Quiet trolling motor

If you have the budget and room for it onboard Quadfather’s setup sounds pretty sweet. Would love those features. If your main is on a separate battery it’s not an issue as I was thinking about it. I’m in a 16’ pro tracer and have everything running off one battery. Also park it in a garage with no ...
by jd39
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Quiet trolling motor
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Quiet trolling motor

Depends on the trade-offs you value more for your setup, electric is the quietest and lighter but drains battery, a 2 cylinder 8-9.8 hp will be louder and heavier than electric but can charge battery while trolling to run electronics/downriggers and start the main motor. Both are better than 1 cylin...
by jd39
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Trout Following Downrigger Ball? Fishfinder Display
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Lake Trout Following Downrigger Ball? Fishfinder Display

If I see that on the graph with no bites I start switching out gear and scents. Doesn’t always work but can turn those investigations into bites. A lot of the time they’re checking out your offering and aren’t biting for some reason.
by jd39
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Chelan Cutthroat from Shore
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Lake Chelan Cutthroat from Shore

Never fished up there but at about mid-lake fished from shore using a chartreuse berkley trout worm on a drop shot rig. Was just testing and messing around and ended up catching a few cutts fairly fast. Was surprised, give it a shot, no reason it shouldn’t work up there.
by jd39
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.

If you’re fishing for salmon in the any saltwater in WA hooks have to be single point and barbless. Otherwise trebles are ok if not fishing salmon but all hooks have to be barbless in salt. Personally, with the risk of catching rockfish that have to be released in PS, I stick with single point barbl...
by jd39
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: River Fishing Line
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: River Fishing Line

Hi Grayson, 2nd kodacachers reco and feedback. Generally speaking my river setups are braid to mono bumper to either a mono or fluoro leader depending on water clarity. On braid I use two main knots, double uni to attach bumper and palomar for swivels. Neither is overly difficult with a little pract...
by jd39
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Collectible fishing tackle
Topic: Spinning Reel Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3746

Re: Spinning Reel Advice

Plueger Presidents are the only spinning reels I buy anymore. Have never had one fail me, never. Ones I bought close to 10 years ago work as well as the day I bought them and have never needed any type of refurb or service. At ~$60 a reel I just don’t believe there’s a better value out there. If the...
by jd39
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: rseas 60th Birthday Celebration March 3rd!
Replies: 2
Views: 3709

Re: rseas 60th Birthday Celebration March 3rd!

Happy birthday rseas! Thanks for all the reports, always a good read.
by jd39
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 4136

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

There’s no way to engage in this debate without agenda or bias, that’s why there’s a debate over it. You have a bias toward the dams, their right to exist because we built and benefit from them and your agenda is to defend them. That’s pretty clear. I have a bias toward the fish, their right to exis...
by jd39
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 4136

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

Also curious what impact shad are having. Oddly they’re the one migratory fish thriving and it could be because of the dams not in spite of them though. There’s not a lot of research I could find. Never fished for them before may have to go get some this year and help out the cause. Can’t imagine th...
by jd39
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 4136

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

Runs have fluctuated pretty widely since the 90s with some years being even worse than this year, they have not constantly improved. The “record” years in 2014 & 2015 are still pitiful compared against the historic abundance of the Columbia and Snake systems. The dams have done so much sustained dam...
by jd39
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Disappearing Salmon Scam
Replies: 8
Views: 4136

Re: Disappearing Salmon Scam

If we’re serious about sustained salmon/steelhead recovery breaching dams has to be an option discussed. I’m no expert or even a biologist but I can’t help but believe completely changing the hydrology of the Snake and Big C has had a disastrous impact on salmon and steelhead. Still calling them riv...
by jd39
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Website Requests
Topic: all these silly adds
Replies: 2
Views: 6614

Re: all these silly adds

They are annoying but Mike and co. have to make money for themselves and keep the site running somehow. They don’t charge us and it’s a good site for information overall. Fair trade off in my opinion.
by jd39
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 22616

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Made it out yesterday no problems. Had 4-5 bites, 3 solid hookups but no fish in the boat, lost one right at the side, oh well. Looked like a ~3lb resident. Released 3 shakers. Saw a few harbor seals and some porpoises, had a great time out! Really liked fishing out there especially with the conditi...
by jd39
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 22616

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Thanks BARCHASER, I’ll probably go to Shileshole a little later then when they’ll be light my first time. Probably risking parking but rather be able to see well in an unfamiliar place, work/day got away from me yesterday and couldn’t go check it out. Good suggestion Trophy! Will throw some weight i...
by jd39
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound salmon season
Replies: 112
Views: 22616

Re: Puget Sound salmon season

Looking for a little feedback/advice on puget sound ramps as I'd like to start fishing the sound this season. My top concern is that I have stock 2 wheel, rear wheel drive truck. I'll be using the Shilshole and West Seattle launches mainly. I had heard that the launches can have traction issues due ...
by jd39
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Request for Prayers
Replies: 16
Views: 12941

Re: Request for Prayers

Sincere condolences rseas. That was tough to read, can’t imagine what you all are going through.
by jd39
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?

Hear you trophy and agree. Gotta start somewhere though and hopefully this cracks the door open to start actively managing seal and sea lion populations as part of salmon recovery efforts state wide. The MMPA has done it's job for their populations, they're recovered, we need to transition to active...
by jd39
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake washington sockeye
Replies: 10
Views: 3858

Re: Lake washington sockeye

I really don't understand the 350k threshold on a completely man made run. The run/Lake WA system seams to be telling us pretty consistently that it can not maintain that level. Why is it not managed to sustain a run of ~50k-150k fish? This seams to be what the run/system is telling us it can do. To...
by jd39
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Natives given the “ok” to kill seals?

Have not heard that but would be happy if it were true, don't think it is though. It'd take an update to the Marine Mammals protection act I believe. In a bit of good news on this front: http://komonews.com/news/local/us-house-to-vote-on-bill-allowing-lethal-removal-of-sea-lions Hope it passes the s...