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by mallard83
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Spring Chinook
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: Spring Chinook

Oooooooooo............you're in troouuble........ [-X

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by mallard83
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Pontoon boat anchor weight and style recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Pontoon boat anchor weight and style recommendations

I have a 4 sided 20 lb lead pyramid that holds my 10' steelheader in pretty decent flows. I got mine from a guy in marysville that pours all kinds of lead fishing related weights. He pops up on craigslist often in the fishing/sporting section. Can't remember his name or number though.
by mallard83
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whitney to Soos creek drift?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Whitney to Soos creek drift?

Definitely did not miss the point of the discussion at all. I think that we obviously see eye to eye on some points but others we clearly don't. Just because someone doesn't see things your way does not mean that they missed the point. It is all based off of opinions and experience. No point in goin...
by mallard83
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whitney to Soos creek drift?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Whitney to Soos creek drift?

Good Riddance! I bet it was mallard83, showing us how it's done. Nuck nuck nuck......you so funny.......If I fished that river at all I probably would have taken it out, but no it wasn't me. Instead of flipping the people that know how to deal with river hazards crap, you should be thanking them. T...
by mallard83
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Lost pole at metzler friday 11/29
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Lost pole at metzler friday 11/29

I had a fly rod in a case come out of my bag while hiking down the river on the coast. Realized it had happened not ten minutes after, went back, and dudes behind us had taken it and run off. Every once in a while you'll find a nice person, but unfortunately, that really sucks. Don't worry, what co...
by mallard83
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Warning! Skykomish Car Prowlers
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

Re: Warning! Skykomish Car Prowlers

The worst part about all of these a-holes breaking into people's cars is that more often than not the damn window costs more to replace than what was taken.
by mallard83
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: New Tradition - Chrome Friday
Replies: 23
Views: 2367

Re: New Tradition - Chrome Friday

Floated the calawah from 101 to lyendecker on the bogi. REALLY slow. The calawah was a challenge all it's own for the simple fact that it was only running at about 360 cfs. Very difficult float at this level. I will have a couple videos uploaded when I get home at some point. The bottom was visible ...
by mallard83
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Lost pole at metzler friday 11/29
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Lost pole at metzler friday 11/29

Ouch.....sorry to here about the rod. I absolutely love my eagle and will be purchasing another shortly. Hope you get yours back.
by mallard83
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: New Tradition - Chrome Friday
Replies: 23
Views: 2367

Re: New Tradition - Chrome Friday

Nice steel gringo. Did it have a messed up beak or is it just the way the pic was taken? I'm sitting here in a cabin at three rivers resort in forks with the family waiting to float some local rivers. Conditions are less than ideal over here. LOW & GIN CLEAR........gonna try and pull something out t...
by mallard83
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: plum access
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: plum access

Yes.............go all the way to the tolt access if you want to fish a ton of dead frog water and not be back before dark. There is another launch between fall city and carnation that would extend your float another hour or two but floating all the way to the mouth of the tolt is definitely not a d...
by mallard83
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: plum access
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: plum access

It's been awhile since I have done that drift but as I remember it usually was a nice half day drift if we were working the water over pretty thoroughly. It can be a nice short afternoon float if you don't spend to long in each spot. There is some pretty nice side drifting water after the river bend...
by mallard83
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whitney to Soos creek drift?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Whitney to Soos creek drift?

thanks for the rcw mike. my information comes from wdfw enforcement, and was on regard to a sled owner cutting trees out of the river to attain access upstream. mallard is likely right if one has the skills and know how. unfortunately i find chainsaws scary, heavy, and dangerous. then again I'm no ...
by mallard83
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whitney to Soos creek drift?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Whitney to Soos creek drift?

Thanks for the info mike. It is always a fine line we as sportsman walk in this state regarding rules and regulations. If it is an impassable obstruction i will usually deal with the problem out of necessity but if there is a way around I just go on my way and just let the next high water blow it ou...
by mallard83
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whitney to Soos creek drift?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Whitney to Soos creek drift?

Not grumpy at all. You guys are just over reacting over a minor sweeper. If you have actually fished the coast enough you come across these kind of sweepers regularly. You either deal with them in a portage kind of way (depending on flow) or you cut the damn thing out of your way. Just grow a pair a...
by mallard83
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Whitney to Soos creek drift?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Whitney to Soos creek drift?

I don't fish the green at all but it is an easy tree to take out. Stop being a bunch of --- and cut the river left side of the log and let the current deal with the rest. Obviously no one here has experience cutting river hazards out. I understand the legal crap, but it is a average sweeper at best....
by mallard83
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Store bought prawns or shrimp
Replies: 19
Views: 2719

Re: Store bought prawns or shrimp

I don't ever cure mine either. I get the 55 count bags (uncooked) and usually cut prawns in half or 3rds. Best to leave the soft shell on the prawn when using them because it has natural U/V. I love prawns, personally use em more than eggs.
by mallard83
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: pulnking for steelhead
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: pulnking for steelhead

There is never a true skunk when you get to spend time with your kids, especially fishing. Always fun to get them out and enjoy the simple things in life. Hopefully better luck next time.
by mallard83
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Hardware for steelhead
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Hardware for steelhead

Color is important but not near as important in how the lure is presented. Like brat bonker said read up on some books and articles and it will improve your success.
by mallard83
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Hardware for steelhead
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Hardware for steelhead

As to when to toss such gear is a very subjective question. Depends on a lot of factors such as river, level, color, time of day and hole. I generally will toss other gear first such as drift gear or float rigs before the hardware as to not possibly spook any fish unless the hole I am fishing is mor...
by mallard83
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: pulnking for steelhead
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: pulnking for steelhead

How did you guys do? Kinda hard between runs right now but hopefully at least something for the kids?