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by Speedbird 48
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: How to find salmon in the sound
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: How to find salmon in the sound

A very open-ended request. We would all love to help but need more info. What kind of fishfinder, boat and gear do you have? I assume you are fishing MA 10 for coho. You can get the resident coho mooching but they are primarily downrigger show. Are you looking for help setting up your fishfinder or...
by Speedbird 48
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: How to find salmon in the sound
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

How to find salmon in the sound

I've been struggling to mark a single fish on the sound. I'm out trolling at what I think is jefferson head (I'm not sure what jefferson head is to be honest. I think it's the drop off between presidents and jeffersons point) and haven't marked a single fish. I've tried following terrain contours wi...
by Speedbird 48
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: New to fishing in WA state! Question about lures.
Replies: 9
Views: 4069

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

Large Kastmaster's are great but I'd recommend Les Davis Herring Dodgers for the Sound. The barbs on any lure or hooks must be pinched off. What area will you be fishing? im in the marysville area. the issue is i havent fished in WA state yet. i grew up in hawaii fishing the shore there but i have ...
by Speedbird 48
Mon May 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Versitile Lingcod Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 8206

Re: Versitile Lingcod Rod

You don't have to go big on Lingcod. That setup sounds way too heavy/stout. There are many budget friendly setups that would work for both Lings and the other species you mention. You could get an Okuma Celilo or SST and pair to an inexpensive spinning or baitcaster for around $100 total. I like so...
by Speedbird 48
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Favorite Spin-N-Glows or Plugs for Plunking Winter Steelhead?
Replies: 4
Views: 5225

Re: Favorite Spin-N-Glows or Plugs for Plunking Winter Steelhead?

What sort of rods should you use for plunking?
by Speedbird 48
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Hatchery Steelhead Escapements: Am I missing something?
Replies: 5
Views: 4099

Hatchery Steelhead Escapements: Am I missing something?

Tokul Creek, Reiter Ponds, and Wallace River Hatchery are the three main producers of Steelhead in the Puget Sound. And from what I am seeing: All three have seen double digit returns of fish. Am I grossly misinterpreting the escapement reports? It actually looks like we may have even fewer Puget So...
by Speedbird 48
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Safe Salmon/Steelhead River bank Fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 5323

Re: Safe Salmon/Steelhead River bank Fishing

racfish wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:55 pm
I fish spots where my truck is in my view. It limits my choice spots but I dont want my widow bashed in or my converter or gas stolen
Parts of the Snoqualmie seem pretty safe to me
by Speedbird 48
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Collectible fishing tackle
Topic: Spinning Reel Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 7090

Re: Spinning Reel Advice

I am not sure what more I could ask from a reel in my 80 dollar Shimano Sahara 2500. Buttery smooth
by Speedbird 48
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Why are Chum so Green in Saltwater?
Replies: 2
Views: 3932

Re: Why are Chum so Green in Saltwater?

It's the hormones that dictate the physical change, not the water. Salmon that wait too long to go up into the fresh water will still change in the salt. That's why you start to see hook nosed Coho or humped up Pinks in the salt later during that run. Seems like MOST salmon make it into fresh water...
by Speedbird 48
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Why are Chum so Green in Saltwater?
Replies: 2
Views: 3932

Why are Chum so Green in Saltwater?

I was fishing my favorite Sea Run Cutty beach only to be surprised by not one, but two male Chum Salmon holding right where the creek meets the beach. After a few minutes of fishing, I looked over the beach to see another fish slowly making its way to the creek. The thing that surprised me was that ...
by Speedbird 48
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Minter Creek During the Week
Replies: 1
Views: 3943

Minter Creek During the Week

If hiring a charter is like hiring an escort, I feel like Minter creek is like a cheap prostitute. But much like with women, my bad luck and inexperience has led to me not picking up any adult salmon this year. I've been thinking about heading there, but so I am prepared for the zoo it is, how is it...
by Speedbird 48
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Minter Creek During the Week
Replies: 0
Views: 3321

Minter Creek During the Week

If hiring a charter is like hiring an escort, I feel like Minter creek is like a cheap prostitute. But much like with women, my bad luck and inexperience has led to me not picking up any adult salmon this year. I've been thinking about heading there, but so I am prepared for the zoo it is, how is it...
by Speedbird 48
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Versitile Lingcod Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 8206

Re: Versitile Lingcod Rod

You don't have to go big on Lingcod. That setup sounds way too heavy/stout. There are many budget friendly setups that would work for both Lings and the other species you mention. You could get an Okuma Celilo or SST and pair to an inexpensive spinning or baitcaster for around $100 total. I like so...
by Speedbird 48
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Versitile Lingcod Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 8206

Versitile Lingcod Rod

Last Lingcod season I tried jigging with my Shimano Talora, and with my XXH 5'6 Halibut rod. Both experiences felt awkward. I would like to get a rod for Lings, but considering how short the season is I am not sure it is worth buying a dedicated Lingcod rod. I'd like something I could use for either...
by Speedbird 48
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fall Salmon Fishing Puget Sound Area
Replies: 2
Views: 4120

Re: Fall Salmon Fishing Puget Sound Area

I catch coho in the rivers until January almost February every year, lots are dime bright ones too (not that I can keep them that time of year since I'm steelhead fishing and they're not open). The water has been hit and miss since I am busy working M-F.. either blown out or too low it seems. But t...
by Speedbird 48
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Pacific NW Fish ID Corner
Topic: what species of fish are they?
Replies: 3
Views: 4070

Re: what species of fish are they?

eat-sleep-fish wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:58 am
first one is a chinook
TIL my first fish as a six year old was retained illegally
by Speedbird 48
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Fall Salmon Fishing Puget Sound Area
Replies: 2
Views: 4120

Fall Salmon Fishing Puget Sound Area

I just opened up the regs and saw that Area 10 is open for Coho. Are there any Coho left in the sound this time of the year? I have been busy with school, so I couldn't hit the lower rivers at their peak in September-early October. Is it too late for me to pick some fish up without a roadtrip East?
by Speedbird 48
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Puget Sound Area Spinning Reel Service
Replies: 1
Views: 6236

Puget Sound Area Spinning Reel Service

I got sand and mud in my Sedona. I tried cleaning it out myself, and instead damaged the main gear, and lost the clicker. Is there a place I can get the reel serviced? I tried Johns but they don't do spinning reels
by Speedbird 48
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 8738

Re: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150

All the reels you mentioned are fine...but on the low end of quality. They will do the job though. I like 3000 series spinning reels for Coho fishing (really a 2500 with a slightly larger spool capacity). Considering right now the Sedona was the best reel I ever used and all I have to compare my Se...
by Speedbird 48
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: How to track the salmon through the river
Replies: 2
Views: 3857

How to track the salmon through the river

Talking with a fellow angler at the Duwamish I was told that the Coho run was starting to slow down as they moved upriver. Are there any resources to figure out how upstream the fish are?