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by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Cod
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

RE:Cod

Cod are pretty much wiped out in Puget Sound. You gotta go out in to the Straight to get them now days. two years ago we took two trips to neah bay, and caught a whole bunch of black cod(not seabass/rockfish, actual cods) but we only kept a few cause my dad said they were very oily. anyways, are yo...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Anybody Else Ever Bump Into A WDFW Personel?
Replies: 23
Views: 2086

RE:Anybody Else Ever Bump Into A WDFW Personel?

I get checked by wardens about 3-4 times per year.
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Edmonds Area Beaches to Buzz Bomb Resident Coho
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

RE:Edmonds Area Beaches to Buzz Bomb Resident Coho

[quote="Rutt"]Has anyone waded out about 3-5' and casted buzz bombs off local area beaches for coho as of late? There is a strong push of fish right now heading up the Cedar, and I was wondering if there is a fishery off local beaches. I know fly guys and gals that do well for sea-runs, but I was wo...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Rufus Pics
Replies: 69
Views: 6958

RE:Rufus Pics

Sam- Have you ever tried the Rufus triploids for eating? These things are as pink as can be and some of the best tasting fish I have ever had cooked or smoked. I don't really love the taste of triploids....I've had them from quite a few other lakes, not Rufus, but can't imagine they would be that m...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: cutthroat trolling alternative?
Replies: 26
Views: 2573

RE:cutthroat trolling alternative?

Thanks. I live in bellevue so i could proboly get there easily. :) Are you using the floating eggs or the dough? Last question - is the basic wieght the swivel and three to six foot leader used in stocked lakes a good method for these guys?? i use the dough. that rig is what I use, except 4 feet of...
by Shad_Eating_Grin
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: cutthroat trolling alternative?
Replies: 26
Views: 2573

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: 2573

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: 2573

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: 1690

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: 2573

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: 4048

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: 1123

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: 4048

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: 4756

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: 2810

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: 3116

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: 2253

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: 3116

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: 2530

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: 2122

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...