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by BentRod
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Use trolling flies for rainbow?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Use trolling flies for rainbow?

Trolling flies work great for all trout and salmon species it appears. I've caught rainbows on trolling flies both in Lake Sammamish and the local smaller lakes.
by BentRod
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 7366

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Interesting topic. It is a good question. I'm relatively new to the winter trout fishing on lakes thing. I am usually targeting Steelhead in our rivers, but the last couple years has been so bad I've needed to look for alternate fishing opportunities. Some friends have got me out on Lake Sammamish f...
by BentRod
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 7366

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Thanks for the help. I was looking at Sawyer too....but expect it's got the same story as Meridian....So, probably not a great time to go try for Kokes....and further hampered by the total lack of Kokanee in general. Think I might look for a different path until the temps come up. I do want to check...
by BentRod
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 7366

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Sideburns, I found this thread while researching where I might go try for Kokanee. I appreciate all the info. I've never specifically targeted them before so am trying to decide where to go (or if this is even a good time to go). What's your feeling on targeting Kokanee in February on Meridian? or j...
by BentRod
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Fly Fishing presented by Northwest Fly Anglers Club
Topic: Good Rivers to fly fish for trout
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

Re: Good Rivers to fly fish for trout

Check out the Cedar River between Renton and Black Diamond. It's a C&R river with lots of easy access. You can also go fish the forks of the Snoqualmie river. There are other options all around you, but those are the ones I'm more familiar with. Like Tom mentioned, go seek out a fly shop and they ca...
by BentRod
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: 2nd day Banks lake chain winter trout bank fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Re: 2nd day Banks lake chain winter trout bank fishing

Looks like a beautiful day!
by BentRod
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: New to Fishing.
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: New to Fishing.

Try posting this same question on the NWFR Facebook page....I wouldn't be surprised if you get some suggestions from local fishermen. I don't know much about those lakes, but imagine they're similar to ours and hold trout. To start, either PowerBait on a sliding hook rig off the bottom (cast and let...
by BentRod
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Newport vessels or minnkota trolling motor
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Re: Newport vessels or minnkota trolling motor

I've never heard of the Newport Vessels brand. Minn Kota has a strong reputation. I have a 40 lbs thrust MK for my 12' aluminum that I bought used. The only thing I've replaced is the shear pin for the prop (broken when I got it) and it's been a strong performer ever since. Seems like Motor Guide an...
by BentRod
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: How long does a open scent bottle last?
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: How long does a open scent bottle last?

Same here....I'd be more worried about the oils going bad, but frankly, it's mostly about covering up the human scent in my opinion. I've had luck with scents that are 5-10 years old....so who knows what the shelf life is. The Anise scent I've had forever still smells like Anise.
by BentRod
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Thoughts on Waders for River Fishing Winter
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: Thoughts on Waders for River Fishing Winter

You'll find a lot of opinions on this and many will recommend Simms due to their quality and durability. The warranty is nice too, so if you do have a leak you can't easily fix you can send them in. I think my next pair of waders will be Simms. However, there are many that will serve you well. Sound...
by BentRod
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: CHUM YET??
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: CHUM YET??

I was a bit surprised that they were already getting sores all over which indicates to me they've been in the river a while. The run doesn't really seem to have made it into the system yet though, so these must be pretty early returns.
by BentRod
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: CHUM YET??
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: CHUM YET??

Have got a couple old and moldy ones on the upper Green, but have yet to get a fresh looking one on that system this season.
by BentRod
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Small Fishing Boat build advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: Small Fishing Boat build advice

Quadfather from this site built a wooden pram a number of years ago. Here is a link to his thread. He's still around, so you can reach out to him as well.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8940&p=95004&hilit=pram#p95004
by BentRod
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Beaver Lake question
Replies: 5
Views: 3145

Re: Beaver Lake question

I’m pretty sure on Beaver you’re not supposed to have the gas outboard on the boat at all, but have seen people out there with them up and bagged.

You can always try it and see if the authorities show up. They’d probably only give you a warning the first time if that’s the case.
by BentRod
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Transom Question... Maybe?
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

Re: Transom Question... Maybe?

I vote structural element along with a thick enough piece of “rail” material that would support mounting whatever accessory one might want.
by BentRod
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Collectible fishing tackle
Topic: What is this hook?
Replies: 2
Views: 6946

Re: What is this hook?

Google “spade end” or “blind eye” hook.

They can be used for fly trailers or some people like fishing with them.
by BentRod
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Visual Distress Signal Reuired On Lake Washington and Sammamish?
Replies: 6
Views: 3926

Re: Visual Distress Signal Reuired On Lake Washington and Sammamish?

If you look at the definition block at the bottom of that page it defines the rivers and bays as having to be two miles wide. Think one could argue that the lakes may not be two miles wide....at least for Sammamish.
by BentRod
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: Salmon setup question
Replies: 4
Views: 7599

Re: Salmon setup question

That’s a lot of drag on just an electric motor. Your best bet is probably that rotator style flasher on the bottom vs the other one. Also, Coho prefer faster speeds, so you’ll be in the Kings/Pinks range, but Kings tend to run deep and are not open there anyway, so maybe change your terminal offerin...
by BentRod
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Looking for tips for buying a used boat
Replies: 13
Views: 3539

Re: Looking for tips for buying a used boat

When I bought my Trophy it had a Merc 125 saltwater 2-stroke, and I couldn't get it off the boat fast enough. Just a turd!!!!! Love my Eninrude Etec. 2-strokes are good if you get like a 2000 or later. The newer motors are more fuel efficient and nearly to no smoke. The Etec's start instantly and h...