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by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: cutthroat trolling alternative?
Replies: 26
Views: 2283

RE:cutthroat trolling alternative?

Thanks shad. Thats alot of help for me. I have a question though, on all of the piers i know, the milfoil is there, but, it is dead and a matt on the bottom now. I dont know how far the millfoil goes so do you mean to fish in the like 5 feet of water before the weeds start? Also, do you recomend an...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: cutthroat trolling alternative?
Replies: 26
Views: 2283

RE:cutthroat trolling alternative?

Fisherman_max wrote:that chuming thing sounds good, but were i fish unless i am un-informed it is illegal to use chum
Correct. chumming is illegal in WA state unless otherwise allowed. it is allowed in Lake WA.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: cutthroat trolling alternative?
Replies: 26
Views: 2283

RE:cutthroat trolling alternative?

A couple more tips: - when chumming, I using cooked/soft rice mixed with old (or fresh) salmon eggs. I get the salmon eggs from bait leftover from fall steelhead/salmon fishing, but some times you can find "feeder eggs" in jars at the stores. You get more mileage when you mix the rice with the eggs,...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Cod
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

RE:Cod

commercial fisheries wiped them out in the late 1970s-1980s, just when I started fishing for them as a kid. Now, retention of cod, pollack, hake etc. is not allowed in Puget Sound. It's been closed since I remember, and it does not look like the stock are coming back at all. Environmental factors mi...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: cutthroat trolling alternative?
Replies: 26
Views: 2283

RE:cutthroat trolling alternative?

I've spent many years fishing for trout off Lake WA docks. A few tips: -winter is the best time for rainbows. still fish power bait or eggs with marshmellows. Nov-Feb are best -some docks are better than others--Waverly Beach Park in Kirkland is one of the more popular spots, but there are other goo...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Flounder Setup
Replies: 32
Views: 3248

RE:Flounder Setup

I live in Area 11 and the regs say the limit here is 2 bottomfish. It says limit is 2 "for all other fish". If you look above a few lines, it says "BOTTOMFISH - Limit 15" The "all other fish" is intended to cover certain obscure species that do not fall under the specific "bottomfish" definition, l...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: sammamish river reg's
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

RE:sammamish river reg's

In the regs it says all other species statewide rules, so does this mean you can fish for salmon there durring the king/coho season? Actually, it says "other GAME fish" for the Samm River. Salmon are classified as "FOOD FISH" and not "GAME FISH". All freshwater areas are closed to salmon fishing un...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Flounder Setup
Replies: 32
Views: 3248

RE:Flounder Setup

They sure are good tasting though...I only keep em if I'm fishing in open, clean water. I wouldn't advise keeping them when caught in dirty water around a bunch of boat or gast docks and the like... I have to echo what Sam says here. I have caught more than a few flounder with tumors growing off th...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Beaver Lake Trout
Replies: 73
Views: 4325

RE:Beaver Lake Trout

it's been stocked and the word got out fast. lots of people there already
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Who pours their own lead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2542

RE:Who pours their own lead?

My only tip is that you will need to scrounge hard for scrap lead, in WA. Tire shops in the Seattle area have contracts with scrap metal dealers, and so they will not sell you any lead or will sell you at a price that approaches the market price for pure lead, which BTW is very high at the moment an...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Saltwater steelhead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

RE:Saltwater steelhead?

All I can say is, when that cold wind is blowing in your face from the Straight of Juan de Fuca, the wind chill factor gets really low (frozen face, ears, nose). Casting repeatedly into the surf gets old real fast. It's nice to have a challenge when fishing, but some things are not worth doing for 6...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Puyallup and Carbon Escapement reports
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

RE:Puyallup and Carbon Escapement reports

I have been going through the Voights Creek hatchery escapement reports that would deal with the Puyallup and Carbon River. 2000 to 2007. I was interested in seeing the week by week numbers to see when the runs start and end. I thought I would share this information. The King fall run can start as ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Saltwater steelhead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

RE:Saltwater steelhead?

After having fished for saltwater steelies, my conclusion is that it is a waste of time. YOu will roughly average about 1 fish for every 6 hours, if you are lucky. Most of the time you will get skunked for many trips. If you hook one, you will have a challenge bringing it to shore, since you are req...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Year-round lakes
Replies: 23
Views: 2355

RE:Year-round lakes

I use a much simpler method. I look in the regs booklet... if the lake is not listed there, it is by definition open year round. For lakes that are listed in the regs booklet, the special rules will state the specific open season.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Regulation Clarification
Replies: 19
Views: 1902

RE:Regulation Clarification

A lot of people forget (or don't know) that kokanee are classified as "trout" in WA state. So, the koke fishermen often post on the bulletin boards about catching and releasing dozens of them, until they retain their limit. Usually, they are using some sort of lure with a piece of corn or covered in...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Winter Crab Season? Any Idea if and When?
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

RE:Winter Crab Season? Any Idea if and When?

I go crabbing a lot but only in 2 areas usually. I crab the most in area 11 and do not know of any winter season. Then I crab a lot in area 2 (westport mostly) and they are opened all year round. But I crabbed there last February and it was horrible. Between 4 pots and 3 days we only walked away wi...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Crawfish-Bait.
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

RE:Crawfish-Bait.

I don't think a frozen tail will work much good for bass or trout. I'd stick to nightcrawlers for the best luck... You can use whole crawdads for Largemouth, but actually I think that's illegal in wash ington??? It is illegal to use live fish for gamefish. I don't think a warden would classify a cr...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Old Trout Favorite
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

RE:Old Trout Favorite

Very easy to make your own feed eggs, if you do a lot of salmon fishing. Just use loose eggs or old (or new) skeins. Cut them up or mix throroughly. I add cooked soft rice to the mix and it works pretty well. I once caught a fish that was stuffed with my rice/egg mix. Some people add cottage cheese ...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Shellfishing/Squid/Crayfish
Topic: Crawfish-Bait.
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

RE:Crawfish-Bait.

I don't think a frozen tail will work much good for bass or trout. I'd stick to nightcrawlers for the best luck... You can use whole crawdads for Largemouth, but actually I think that's illegal in wash ington??? It is illegal to use live fish for gamefish. I don't think a warden would classify a cr...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Tube baits
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Tube baits

Hello,

Can anyone provide me with recommendations for local places or online places with good prices for tube baits?

thx