My name is Rick, I'm 32 years old and currently live in Bow, WA. with my wife and dog. I was born and raised in Georgia, spent three years stationed at Fort Campbell, KY with the 101st Airborne division (Army) and moved here in 2012. I've been a bass fisherman as long as I can remember, fished in several catfish and carp tournaments back home, but since moving out here and having access to y'all's cold water fish my head has been spinning.
I really enjoy catching salmon in the salt when I get the chance, only done a little bottom fishing in Neah Bay thus far, but would like to land some lingcod and halibut, and honestly anything else in the salt for that matter. Currently, I have a 12' Duraboat, Evinrude 9.9 main and 30# Minn Kota on a transom mounted foot controller that rips lips pretty well in the smaller lakes. I fish Lake Samish and Clear Lake the most, fished Big Lake, Cavenaugh, and McMurray a handful of times, and will probably work a few more local lakes this year as well. Probably going to mount an old fathom master to the rig and try my hand at the kokanee fishery…too many options out here (not complaining a bit!)
When I'm not fishing, I'm doing something. I'm an avid hunter (deer, elk, duck, turkey. etc.), enjoy long range shooting, traveling, backpacking, long walks on the beach…. Y'all get the picture. I've dug around this site since I moved here (along with a few others) trying to wrap my head around the varying amounts of lingo, methods and tackle, and feel I now know enough to get me in trouble. I'm sure I've bumped into a few of y'all at the launch or on the water. It's hard to miss that bright yellow Duraboat!
I do want to say thank you for everyone's willingness to give advice and help out the fellow angler. I can honestly say I've learned a great deal from this site and it's members. Good luck on the water and tight lines.