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by 4n6fisher
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: The Pacific NW Fish ID Corner
Topic: Snake or fish???
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Snake or fish???

This is the one I saw, looks about the same size.
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by 4n6fisher
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: The Pacific NW Fish ID Corner
Topic: Snake or fish???
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Snake or fish???

Here was the official description. the one I saw was about 2-3' as well. "I'm pretty sure it is Nereis brandti or other worm from Nereis. I also think now called Alitta brandti but also questions about morphological differences between numerous species in a complex. But near as I can tell, they are ...
by 4n6fisher
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: 2021 Pink Salmon
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: 2021 Pink Salmon

No but I drove over it on my way back from shrimping today and it was like milk chocolate, not the normal aquamarine (it was just a little silty in the morning). Fish checker said there had been lots of people catching pinks in the salt, south of deception pass, and they were jumping everywhere sout...
by 4n6fisher
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: The Pacific NW Fish ID Corner
Topic: Snake or fish???
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Snake or fish???

It is a type of pile worm (I forget the exact type), I saw one a few years ago in the San Juan's and had to ask some marine biologists what it was. They will come to the surface and swim around around mating time I read. Very strange things to see swimming around.
by 4n6fisher
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Tulalip fishery question-report
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: Tulalip fishery question-report

Ditto Kodachers response. At least you were able to get a nice one! It does suck that they closed that in the middle with little warning, they had to know it was coming and should have made the announcement earlier. I have been wanting to fish the bubble, but looks like I will have to wait until nex...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Crab eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Crab eggs

Pulled this lady up the other day, full of eggs. Interesting we were in a spot that all we got were females, except one large male out of about 40 crabs. While not the most experienced crabber I thought it was interesting that there were so many females in every pot, not even any small males. Thankf...
by 4n6fisher
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Puget Sound Conditions Forecasting
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: Puget Sound Conditions Forecasting

I am still learning myself so someone with more experience will likely chime in and correct me if needed. Also I am mainly in the north sound or Islands. Both the wind and current will greatly affect the waves (especially if they oppose each other) so both weather and tides need to be checked, ideal...
by 4n6fisher
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Skykomish River - Reiter closed to hatchery steelhead retention?
Replies: 1
Views: 3877

Re: Skykomish River - Reiter closed to hatchery steelhead retention?

It does not say closed, so that (99% sure) means you refer to the statewide rules which are 2 hatchery steelhead, unless otherwise noted. Another instance of WDFW being as clear as mud!
by 4n6fisher
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: How to track the salmon through the river
Replies: 2
Views: 3913

Re: How to track the salmon through the river

You can check the WDFW hatchery escapement reports, although that only tells you when they reach the hatchery. If you look at previous years you can get an idea of when the fish reach the hatchery, then you can at least get a general idea of where they might be in the river and when run is mostly ov...
by 4n6fisher
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: ScuttleButt fishing contest - covid safe???
Replies: 9
Views: 7485

Re: ScuttleButt fishing contest - covid safe???

Chirp chirp... I would say not too big of deal to keep distance or wear a mask, especially since you would be out in the air and wind. It all comes down to viral load, exposure amounts and time, so if you are breathing down someones neck you could transmit easily. Being outside greatly reduces any e...
by 4n6fisher
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 8882

Re: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150

I cannot be much help with reels (most of mine are either hand me downs or an Abu Garcia that I would not recommend), but keep an eye on Ebay, Craigslist or Offerup, you might be able to get a nice used one reasonably priced.
by 4n6fisher
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 9124

Re: Questions about catching baitfish in Puget Sound

Did the little Chinook eat bait fish you had already hooked (or were hooks too big for the bait fish)? I was able to catch a few with the Gamakatsu rig once I saw them swimming by while shrimping, just slowly jigging. I used the #4 size.
by 4n6fisher
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 8882

Re: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150

I like my Okuma SST Salmon rod. I use it for most everything, just swap reels for various types of fishing. If I recall it was reasonably priced, then just choose your reel of choice.
by 4n6fisher
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Crabbing 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 7544

Re: Crabbing 2020

If you find them they should be good size is what I have found so far. I had decent success on the West side of Camano, north of the park, one approaching 8", the others all 7+ (mix of in close, 20-30' and out deeper, 70' with small guys/females in between). We did have to sort through quite a few u...
by 4n6fisher
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Winthrop area lake fishing with an 8 YO
Replies: 1
Views: 2774

Re: Winthrop area lake fishing with an 8 YO

You could try Pearrygin lake, lots of shore access along the park side, and you can hike around. There is a little resort there that may rent boats as well. I had success last year with a dick night and my buddies did better drifting along with Wholly Buggers. There is also Big twin lake (selective ...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Rainbow Lake Okanogan County
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

Re: Rainbow Lake Okanogan County

No real info for you, but growing up in Tonasket I had never heard of Rainbow lake, so I would say small and not too deep and possibly marginal fishing (maybe Upland Sandpiper has better info, since he seems to be in that area kayak fishing). Some of the lakes in that area are also very alkaline (Bl...
by 4n6fisher
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Boat-in Beaches Everett/Island County Area
Replies: 2
Views: 3643

Re: Boat-in Beaches Everett/Island County Area

Kayak point would be another location, you could even launch and crab right there. The launch isn't much just a little driveway into the water. I think you can walk around a bit on Hat Island, not sure if there is a public beach there though.
by 4n6fisher
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Camping Life - the BEST places to go (and avoid!)
Topic: Banks Lake In early to mid September
Replies: 2
Views: 7608

Re: Banks Lake In early to mid September

You should have a better chance of good weather in September. Temps have typically dropped into the 70-80 range, so much more reasonable than the 90-100 in August and rain should be scarce. Probably wont be able to have campfires yet, but that also means no rain! I think you made a wise move, especi...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: 7' Livingston boat
Replies: 2
Views: 6743

Re: 7' Livingston boat

Late reply here, but mine is 44" at the back, outside edge.
by 4n6fisher
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Return of theh Blob?
Replies: 1
Views: 4752

Return of theh Blob?

Say it ain't so, hopefully some good storms can come through and disrupt this warm surface water. Seems like the salmon were just starting to recover! https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/new-marine-heat-wave-resembles-killer-blob-that-devastated-sea-life-on-west-coast-noaa-says/ #-o