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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: 3379

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: 2234

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: 3302

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: 3803

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: 2050

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: 2050

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: 2342

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: 1783

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: 4224

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: 4224

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: 2259

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: 2741

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: 2259

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: 3447

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: 4778

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: 2193

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: 4778

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: 2766

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: 4687

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: 4
Views: 3302

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...