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by Sideburns
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....
Replies: 26
Views: 6069

Re: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....

Hi...i have taken the step to test it. I had the voltmeter and amp meter hooked up for the run. Amps were right at 60 the whole time. Volts dropped to 12.78V initially when I first turned the motor on, but only fell to 12.77 by the end of the run. No noticeable loss in power at all, but relatively ...
by Sideburns
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....
Replies: 26
Views: 6069

Re: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....

Who are you? .....what are you testing?
by Sideburns
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: 27 min interview with wdfw from 3-16-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 557

27 min interview with wdfw from 3-16-2020

Youtube video of : The Spokesman-Review Outdoors Editor Eli Francovich talks with Kelly Susewind, the director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a Northwest Passages Virtual Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q4GuYlNJP8&feature=youtu.be highlights/concerns (condensed version) ...
by Sideburns
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: WDFW closes sportfishing statewide ***UPDATED***
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: WDFW closes sportfishing statewide

This is a much longer interview with the wdfw director. As annoyed as I am at the wdfw sometimes, I have a hard time condemning the decision that they made.

Northwest Passages Virtual Forum: WDFW Director Kelly Susewind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q4GuYl ... e=youtu.be
by Sideburns
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: WDFW closes sportfishing statewide ***UPDATED***
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: WDFW closes sportfishing statewide

Northwest Outdoors Radio’s John Kruse interview with Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind on the reasons behind the fishing shutdown https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/kellysusewind_wdfw_fishingclosure.mp3 This 12 minute audio clip is posted to the wdfw covid19 ...
by Sideburns
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: Free the Fisherman March
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Free the Fisherman March

More power to ya, I dont like it either..... but.... enough people were not paying enough attention to warnings and advisories that I dont think they had any choice but to take drastic action for some "slower" people to wake up! Now that we all understand how serious this is, I think you're right. I...
by Sideburns
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: WDFW closes sportfishing statewide ***UPDATED***
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: WDFW closes sportfishing statewide

I think that the travel aspect is the biggest issue behind the complete ban. Ive seen a few solo fisherman in local ponds. Although it kinda frustrates me, It would be a shame to punish these harmless, discrete rule breakers.
by Sideburns
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Signs of the season
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Signs of the season

What are your favorite seasonal fish activity indicators? Seems like I've heard a million of them over the years. ie: "when the cherry blossoms bloom, bass are on their beds" I'm sure that these rules of thumb vary by region, waterbody and species, so I'm curious what my fellow NW fisherman use. For...
by Sideburns
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: 7' Livingston boat
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: 7' Livingston boat

Nothing exact here, but I know i've had one (7 or 8 foot livingston) in the back of my full size truck, and it easily fit between my 48 inch wide wheel wells. The bottom of the hull was likely 45" wide.
by Sideburns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Underwater Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 8946

Re: Underwater Camera

Some of the wireless underwater cameras are actually connected by a cable to an above water spool/reel, and wirelessly "real time" viewable by a wifi device, tablet or phone. Didn't really seem that cool until until I realized that wireless function solves the cable twist problem when lifting or low...
by Sideburns
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 7560

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

It's amazing that wdfw still stocks so many kokanee fry in both Meridian and Sawyer. Its been around 5 years since Ive seen a kokanee in Meridian, and more like 10 years for Sawyer. I can't imagine why they continue... Its been suggested by some that the kokanee are stocked to feed the bass! I'm gla...
by Sideburns
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 7560

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Trolling for trout on Meridian can be ok near the surface this time of year. Stocked rainbows and native cutthroat. (Triploid rainbows are not being stocked in our region anymore though) I haven't seen any Kokanee out there in a few years, especially not this early in the year. Kokanee fry are still...
by Sideburns
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 22
Views: 7560

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Well Mr. Amx, me thinks your right, you prob caught some rainbows and or cutts. Small cutthroat are very similar looking to Kokes. Very shiny.... but usually oddly green in these western washington lakes. Ive noticed the young cutts seem to form schools just like kokanee used to.... just a little de...
by Sideburns
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Underwater Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 8946

Re: Underwater Camera

Quote " P.S. Fluorocarbon line IS visible underwater. It might have a refractive index similar to water, however that says nothing about it’s reflective index. Videos clearly show that light does reflect off of it." Dont get me started! Good picture of solid factual observation. Even strength tests ...
by Sideburns
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad
Replies: 8
Views: 3350

Re: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad

tie the two halves of your basket traps (minnow traps) together with cotton rot cord..... all good? That's what I do.
by Sideburns
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad
Replies: 8
Views: 3350

Re: I am trying to learn how to trap crawdad

Ive always wondered if my cheap traps were part of my crawfish catching problem. Let us know how they catch!
by Sideburns
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: Downrigger and Line/Lure Depth

I use to fish Meridian and Sawyer for Kokanee. Then they all disappeared. Haven't seen a koke in Sawyer since 2008 and Meridian 2015. Meridian was hot in 2014 then not in 2015-2016. Dont know where they went, but wdfw still stocks both the same as they used to.
by Sideburns
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Propeller advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4430

Re: Propeller advice

Way to go Pro Shop! Thanks for the update.
by Sideburns
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: That's so thrifty! (Budget-friendly fishing tips compilation)
Replies: 21
Views: 10853

Re: Thats so thrifty Budget friendly fishing tips compilation

Lendied wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Huh? The scheme I was looking at had one going one way and two going the other. But now I see another schematic that has 3 in series each way Or maybe one is the AC booster and the other is the RC booster. I dunno.
exactly what I was gonna say
by Sideburns
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Propeller advice
Replies: 14
Views: 4430

Re: Propeller advice

I dont tend to think of 4 blades just because the majority of my experience is with two stroke outboards. Supposedly they are somewhat less efficient too. But your larger, heavier, inboard/outboard 4 stroke is exactly where a 4 blade prop could excel, giving you a faster launch to planing speed and ...