Who carries spring bobbers and jigs in Washington? - Northwest Fishing Reports
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  • Brrr, it's cold outside - hey, let's go fishing!
Brrr, it's cold outside - hey, let's go fishing!
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 #239878  by wlai
 Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Thinking about going over the pass this long weekend to have my first try at ice fishing. Probably Curlew as there are reports that there's 5-8". Are there any places that I can pick up jigs and spring bobbers? I have an auger already.

And if anyone has ice condition reports, please share! This will be my first ever ice fishing adventure.

Thanks!
 #239881  by Amx
 Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:04 am
Would help to know where you live. I'm sure if you live in Everett you don't want to drive to Tacoma for stuff. But maybe you would.
 #239882  by Amx
 Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:05 am
And ya gotta know that the tackle stores over there would have lots of that stuff. But you sure don't want to depend on them to be open when you get there. So getting the stuff before leaving is a good idea.
 #239888  by Amx
 Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Seattle, what little I know about Seattle is;

There is a place in Woodenvile, ThreeRivers something some such place. There is a Bass Pro Shops in Marysville I think. There is a Cabell's up there someplace also. There used to be a place in Federal Way, name of Sportco or something. There is Sportsman's Warehouse in Puyallup that might have that stuff, they have lots of stuff. Auburn Sports and Marine might have them. And there are Bass Pro Shops and Cabell's in the Lacy area.

Trouble with this side of the state, we don't have ice fishing, so the stores here might not have stuff that'll work, but I think crappie jigs would be about the same thing.
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 #239889  by Amx
 Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:06 pm
And yes Auburn has spring bobbers. I was there yesterday and saw them as I was getting a different type of bobber. I don't remember what sizes they were/length and such. And I have a few bobbers that I don't need, round ones that are red and white, and a couple pin type. I find these at the lake every year and haul them home most of the time.
 #239907  by Sideburns
 Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Amx wrote:And yes Auburn has spring bobbers. I was there yesterday and saw them as I was getting a different type of bobber. I don't remember what sizes they were/length and such. And I have a few bobbers that I don't need, round ones that are red and white, and a couple pin type. I find these at the lake every year and haul them home most of the time.


I finally came to conclusion ...few years ago... that it is ok to throw the red and white plastic bobbers away. I'm still finding them everywhere. I havent used one of those things for anything fishing related since I was a kid.
 #239908  by Amx
 Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:55 pm
A year or 2 ago I gave a bunch to a kid that was fishing. But I've collected more since then.
 #239909  by Amx
 Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:15 pm
I even 'caught' a 'rodless' bluegill one day. There was this bobber floating all alone. It wiggled a little as I was going over there to get it. The line that WAS going to a rod was broken, but the hook was still there, and a little bitty bluegill on the hook. I released the gill and it swam off energetically. I also have a few small hooks that came with the bobbers I collected.