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by Speedbird 48
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Why are Chum so Green in Saltwater?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

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: 417

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: 0
Views: 384

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: 196

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: 3
Views: 624

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: 3
Views: 624

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: 724

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: 1318

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: 724

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: 951

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: 1500

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: 678

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?
by Speedbird 48
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150

I have the SST and like it a lot. The Sedona 4000 might be a bit heavy for that rod--depending how much you value balance. I have an OKUMA RTX 35 and it feels nice. Shopping tip: If you are an Amazon shopper be sure to check out "used" from the Amazon Warehouse. They aren't really used, but returne...
by Speedbird 48
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Boatless Salmon fishing, Sunday 9/20 (Seattle)
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Boatless Salmon fishing, Sunday 9/20 (Seattle)

How safe are the Duwamish access points? I am not familiar with South Seattle but I know it gets sketchy in some places
by Speedbird 48
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Stocked Trout Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Stocked Trout Fishing

Real salmon eggs do work well for rainbow trout. They tend to work best around the time salmon are spawning. I would try sticking with real salmon eggs. I've had a lot of success with spinners also. Here's a good resource on Rainbow Trout Fishing Would they work on stocked trout that would never ha...
by Speedbird 48
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Safe Salmon/Steelhead River bank Fishing
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Safe Salmon/Steelhead River bank Fishing

Just about every one of the well known fishing spots I read up on has numerous reports of homeless people and/or druggies, and other sketchy dealings going on. I love fishing, but not enough to get my vehicle broken into or get stabbed with a needle over fishing. Do you guys have any suggestions for...
by Speedbird 48
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

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. I got a 4000 Sedona and quite like it, but I think the guys at johns spoo...
by Speedbird 48
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

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. I picked one up and love it. Lightweight, quality feel, and well balanced for the price. Unfortunately the splurge ...
by Speedbird 48
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Native trout fishing
Replies: 0
Views: 1198

Native trout fishing

I have been looking to get into fresh water shore fishing but have been having issues finding information online and in books. I know we have a few mountain lakes and urban lakes stocked with trout, and we have catch and release cutty on our beaches, but we can’t keep any. Stocked trout tend to be s...
by Speedbird 48
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Salmon Steelhead Rod/reel Under $150

I went out on the water with some family friends and I decided to take my casting rod to add a third pole to the mix to add some entertainment. Unfortunately one of my friends decided to dunk said pole in the water. As a result I am now in the market for a new Salmon/Steelhead pole and reel. My late...