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  1. sgwill122

    Not really stainless

    I noticed a bunch of rust stains in my bilge and on my fuel tank which obviously is not expected on a aluminum boat. Quickly found the “stainless’ steel hose clamps were the culprit. All of the screws had some rust and some were heavily rusted, they all stuck hard to a magnet. I searched...
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    Saltwater Westport Hali 1st timer

    I don't know if I am any wiser but I know I am a hell of a lot lazier.
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    Stay tuned...

    Put a gopro on and put this on youtube, I am sure Swede would love to edit the vid's for you. Would love to watch the conversion although the demo would have been one of the better episodes.
  4. sgwill122

    New Trailer

    If you master making a clicking sound with your tongue then you can leave the torque wrench at home.
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    New Trailer

    Hopefully the Vortex are better. I had a Vault fail on me after two years into my supposed 5 year no maintenance.
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    Saltwater Prawns 2021

    Did anyone shrimp in the straits today? Would love to hear how the water was.
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    Saltwater MA7 Lingcod

    Cool fish, nothing wrong with netting, measuring and taking a pic of a big ling before sending her on her way. Salmon is different story. I would however recommend avoid giving out locations of your honey hole.
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    Do I just suck at lingcod fishing or what?

    Agreed, I will use my kicker to keep me moving when the current goes slack. You back troll to keep your line strait, if it is too much of an angle you have a tough time staying near the bottom and snag a lot more. The commercials troll their jigs.
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    Do I just suck at lingcod fishing or what?

    Live bait is your best shot, fishing with hundreds of neighbors is a pretty low odds ling fishery unless you are 40 miles offshore. There are guides that pull fish out of Possession but they have hundreds of tiny spots marked they have found over the years. If your highest priority is close to...
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    Saltwater Kicker on 30+ft

    9.9 on my 28 duck, it does fine salmon trolling and back trolling for hali. The HP is not as much a problem as is the corner mount for getting the boat turned against a strong cross wind. I do wish I had more amps out of the alternator. When I am running all the electronics, heater and bait...
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    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    You sure sound whiny demanding people on this board answer a question that doesn't help anyone other than to somehow let you assign the appropriate amount of blame. If you really cared you would spend 30 seconds on google and get the answer yourself.
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    Saltwater 150# Butt; landed, measured, released

    Pretty awesome. It’s too bad that they will likely end up on a tribal line. I would be ok with an upper slot limit mostly because I never catch monsters on the ocean. Slot limits would need to apply to commercials as well to make any sense.
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    Fuel issues last week and towed in

    I had a similar problem 10 years ago on a tuna run after a new engine was installed and new larger fuel line run to the tank. The difference in my scenario was my pickup tube was a half inch too long so had pressure from hitting the bottom of the tank which caused the pickup tube to deform a...
  14. sgwill122

    Stay tuned...

    That’s gonna be a big girl. Are your trailer days over?
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    Which forecast do you rely on?

    I heard today was not terrible. Anybody see a forecast that made today look decent? Unfortunately driving three hours is too far for me to take a look. The last two weeks of forecasts have been pretty off.
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    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    I agree but I am sure the captain and crew feel terrible right now and last thing they are thinking about doing is posting what went wrong. I had one of my crew sneak out to the back deck to smoke on the run in on Thursday. That won't happen again for this reason and it still stinks up the...
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    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    Yes the CG was on the radio asking for vessels in the area to help in the search. @Salmon King can probably give more details as he volunteered to supervise the cabin for some of the day and picked up a few transmissions.
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    Saltwater Saltwater fishing report

    Not sure if anyone else Is interested in seeing fish pics anymore but thought I would try and revive the practice. We fished out of Westport on Thursday after sitting out last weeks crappy forecasts. The forecast did not look awesome but there was no way we were gonna miss out like we did on...
  19. sgwill122

    Westport boat storage options?

    Any recommendations for secure boat storage in Westport? I have a 28 Duckworth that is a trailer queen. Looking for somewhere I could leave her a couple days to a week at a time in Westport. I have conflicting requirements in that I was hoping for somewhere secure but yet be able to pick up...
  20. sgwill122

    Saltwater Open Seats Week 3 WP

    Sweet offer. How do you fish surf perch from the boat or are you going after piling perch in the marina?
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    Freshwater Golden Delicious

    When I lived in Utah they used to have fish traps for the carp to try and control their numbers. I was at Utah lake one day and passed a dump truck pulling out loaded with dead giant carp. I am pretty sure they were headed to the landfill.
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    Auto Pilot install Woes

    Small airports or online, much cheaper than Seastar branded. I get mine at Harvey field in Snohomish. It comes in cans.
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    Weather May 6th Westport

    Looks like you upgraded your motor.
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    Auto Pilot install Woes

    I am very unhappy with the 1.2l pump design. I would not buy again. It has a steel pin spinning inside an aluminum housing, once it starts to wear the hydraulic fluid can flow back through the pump making for soft steering. Garmin’s solution is to sell you a $300 external check valve. If you...
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    Boat ideas - help me spend money

    An 18ft Tiderunner is a very versatile machine @Kettel O' Fish and @bdrlgion. Nice ride for a small boat. Something aluminum would be lighter but you will feel any chop unless you get an offshore model. Is a cabin a requirement? By the way I hate the Mukilteo launch, you almost always have...
  26. sgwill122

    Anyone need downrigger braid?

    Why do you need 1500yds of downrigger line?
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    Saltwater Couple questions. 1 electrical, the other bait tank.

    I would not thru bolt on the bait tank both for the love of your chovies and I like to keep holes to minimum in tanks. I thought about doing the same on my half tote but decided I did not want to risk a potential mishap which may tear out the thru bolt. I attached 3-way white rod holder to a...
  28. sgwill122

    Saltwater No Halibut Reports??

    I have found fishing Hali in the straits is a great opportunity for a nap. My dad managed to get one on the opener.
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    Open Seat Tomorrow a.m. hali

    Pretty cool that you tried. Not sure I would report on here if I hit a honey hole 500ft deep in A9. Maybe you would not either :)
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    Garmin Rep? Electronics build

    I have the TM275LHW ducer. It is perfect on the drift or salmon trolling speed but while on plane I pickup interference. I can read bottom till 400-500ft on plane. If I were to do it again I would do a thru hull. If you are set on the transom mount I can make you a deal on a used unit.
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    Garmin Rep? Electronics build

    Smart pump is the only way to go with Garmin, it is crazy they make you pay the premium for it but you will pay a lot more replacing their 1.2 and 2.0 liter pumps. I have Garmin VHF and also ICOM VHF which was half the price and as good if not better with AIS. I have no complaint on the MFD...
  32. sgwill122

    Still Boatless

    Tough one...interest rates are probably the lowest we are gonna see them for a long time. Good time to invest in debt as inflation will help pay off the boat. Inboards maintenance sucks but you know what you are in for. Trailering a 33ft boat does not sound fun but Patrick makes it look easy.
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    Spot Shrimp Season

    Aren't all the areas shorter than ever?
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    2022 Blackmouth

    I am not sure it helps much unless this hatchery production is on the Stilly. We already have healthy hatchery runs we are getting shut out of because of the limited encounters from the 'endangered' runs like the stilly.
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    Westport snorkelers?

    How did you find a phone 35 feet deep in 20 minutes? Were you on a dive trip?
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    Topshot - Mono vs. Fluoro

    Most of the benefits have been covered already. Braid lasts forever(or at least much longer than mono), thinner diameter making for less blow back trolling and more line on the reel, and more responsive to hooksets(this can be a disadvantage for the more aggressive hook setters). You need the...
  37. sgwill122

    Offshore energy

    Wind Mills are great if they are economically feasible and might make for fish habitat, killing winged rats that feed on fish would be a side benefit. But I don't think they are cost effective off our coast. I don't have any info on sea based installation costs but since the Washington and...
  38. sgwill122

    Westport snorkelers?

    Sounds like your daughters phone was toast after the saltwater soak?
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    Westport snorkelers?

    Went fishing out of Westport yesterday. One of my buddies lost his iPhone11 when it fell out of his jacket pocket into the water when he was getting out of the boat. It is probably a lost cause at this point but I did find a test done by CNET where they put an iPhone11 down 30 feet in Monterey...
  40. sgwill122

    Topshot - Mono vs. Fluoro

    I don't think there are significant advantages in salmon trolling with Flouro to the flasher. Great for tuna where vis and abrasion resistance is a big deal. There are a couple disadvantages I can think of for your application. You gotta be good on your knots mono is much more forgiving...
  41. sgwill122

    WA Classifieds

    I am amazed you were able to decipher that sentence.
  42. sgwill122


    Pencil out the costs you can think of and then double it and you should be in the ballpark.
  43. sgwill122

    Westport Halibut Redux

    Cool video, the only thing you were missing was a few albacore.
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    Leash Law

    How would enforcement tell if you had it on or not inside a pilot house. Seems like an unenforceable law unless they are gonna start polygraphing you.
  45. sgwill122

    New Boat! No Bait Tank ☹️

    I like your paddle, you can probably bail water with it if you need to. Love that your going all in on the Huckfin thing, just make sure and invest in a decent PFD and maybe some flippers in case the shovel doesn't work out.
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    New Boat! No Bait Tank ☹️

    Looks like you are also gonna need some paddles. Sweet retro look, how heavy is it?
  47. sgwill122

    2021 Ocean Salmon Options

    I would settle for Weekend fishing.
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    Bait Utility Knife

    +2 on the Stainless Moraknives. I rarely fish bait and never cut plug, it has a thick backbone so definitely not a filet knife but is a great all around deck knife that holds an edge. I usually remember to hit it with freshwater after a trip, even though it it stainless it does pick up an...
  49. sgwill122

    T9.9 tilt assembly

    I also buggered my fill cap getting it out but just needed to replace the cap and motor. Is your hydraulic ram also seized? I replaced the motor with after market from DBelectrical for $90. The motor fits just like OEM but is black. I had Yamaha paint on hand so put a few coats on it before...
  50. sgwill122

    Sekiu tomorrow/Saturday?

    2.5 can get the job done, just don’t plan to fish more than a few miles from the launch.
  51. sgwill122

    The New "Big Kahuna"

    I like the idea, will be great to hear your report. I have the 1kw transom mount and wish I had gone with a thru hull. I am having a tough time finding clean water on the small area i have to mount it. I have raw water intakes on both sides of the hull, one with a scoop.
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    The New "Big Kahuna"

    Looking sweet! What is the bracket next to the drain?
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    2021 Ocean Salmon Options

    Thanks for posting. How long has it been since the chinook quota has been hit in Area2? My preference would be 2 chinook limit, with only 1 coho allowed to extend the season.
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    Salmon Lures

    Very impressive collection, how did you ever decide which to fish?
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    albacore trolling gear

    What's going on? Are you ok? First you start selling your irons and now you are bulking up on trolling gear. The captains chair on your new boat must be awful comfortable to get you excited about trolling.
  56. sgwill122

    Transducer interference help

    This is the question you should answer first, does the interference happen with the kicker running but not in gear(throttle the kicker up while out of gear to get voltage up). If it only happens when the kicker is in gear your only solution is to move the Transducer or kicker to the other side...
  57. sgwill122

    Another joining the 30' club

    I like the anchor line spool, I would have gone that route in hind sight. Please post pics of your dinghy crane. My two teenage deckhands will be leaving for college next year so I need figure out a mechanical solution. Here is pic of the side rod holder modification I did on both sides. I...
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    Another joining the 30' club

    She looks good, I have some late advice from my own experience with my duck. The anchor light gets in the way of storing things on the roof. If I was on the ball I would have recommended you had them install it in front of or on the radar mount. If you just remember to put it up before...
  59. sgwill122

    Saltwater Fishing San Juan Island - Mid-March

    Dogfish are a great idea for kids. Having a kid unhook one from a kayak might be challenging. I have even cooked one before when I took my boys scout troop out. The boys claimed it was not bad. I cleaned it immediately and rinsed in saltwater for a few minutes before frying in a lot of butter.
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    Airmar TM275C-LHW

    Took the boat out to the lake and run the engines today and snapped a pic while doing 27mph with split frequency.
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    Hope for salmon & Steelhead

    This should be front page news, 'WA state dramatically reduces salmon hatchery production over the last 20 years starving local Orca populations'. Then run pics of the dead calf getting pushed around by its mom and every person in Seattle would be pushing for increased hatchery production.
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    Best Boat Wash Moss/Mildew

    I use 30 second outdoor cleaner on the patio and gutters which does a pretty good job on moss and mold. To clean the bottom dis-coloration and rust stains on my glass boat I used Behr Wood Cleaner from home depot which is oxalic acid and is cheaper and more readily available than the boat acid...
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    Sharkhide, where to find local ?

    The HF acid is in the sharkhide aluminum cleaner, the actual sharkhide is a laquer. Not sure whats in it but I would be interested if you get a lead on a generic version. HF Acid is nasty stuff as it easily absorbs through your skin and will cause you some serious problems. It's what Walter...
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    The New "Big Kahuna"

    I want to see pics of your coho.
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    The Goat Arsenal

    Just send them to me, I will make sure he gets most of them back.
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    The New "Big Kahuna"

    I like the 9.9 on my 28 duck, the only reason I wish I had the 25 is for the larger alternator but I have never had my batteries get drawn down while trolling so not really a problem. I have been squidding though where the lights, live well, heater and electronics sucked my battery banks down...
  67. sgwill122

    How are these numbers??

    Only thing left to do is plug her with tuna, ice and a few fat friends and see what she can do. Looks like she is gonna be a lot of fun and light on the wallet.
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    How are these numbers??

    Pretty sweet fuel economy, you gotta be happy with those numbers. How heavy do you think your boat is?
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    How to stop boat leak.

    I was worried about the hole being too small. Probably need to keep a hammer handy to make bigger in a pinch.
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    Airmar TM275C-LHW

    Late reply, it comes with bare wires. It is currently wired into a garmin wire block which I am not sure if I will need for the thru hull.
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    Recommendations for roof mounted life rafts

    Been a thread or two on this topic. Roof is the most convenient location but the boat has to sink to get the hydrostatic release activated but getting it out of the cabin likely a challenge when upside down. I assume you mostly fish where there are many other boats around so rescue is likely a...
  72. sgwill122

    Need a Volvo diesel/drive

    Hope the camera was rolling for the lift and log placement, would make for an epic first episode. Get the kids rolling the camera and you can do the editing. Not like the kids are learning much on zoom.
  73. sgwill122

    Need a Volvo diesel/drive

    You ought to video the process and put it up on youtube, would be fun to watch it.
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    Kitchen Aid Double Oven

    Interested in the cooktop if it goes.
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    Folding rear fishfinder screen recommendations?

    I have been using an iPad for the last 5 years. Put it in a lifeproof case held in a ram mount. Its waterproof and goes with you when you leave plus dinner and a movie is always an option. The iPad Pro is brighter and higher resolution than the normal iPad but also twice the money. All you...
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    Saltwater Area 10 blackmouth

    They are California whales pretending to be locals for the handouts. The southern residents have been seen off the coast of California, Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Historic sightings and more recent data from satellite-tagged individuals show frequent use of...
  77. sgwill122

    Anchor and rode needed

    I got 400ft of 8-strand at and was happy with it. You will probably rethink the windlass if you end up on the hook much. Retrieving with a bouy can work great. Long ago thats all we did for shrimping till the grounds got too crowded, most of the island anchorages are snug...
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    Airmar TM275C-LHW

    I just checked my photos, I do not have anything while running. I only found a shot from tuna fishing. The soonest I will have the boat out again is March. I generally cruise at 24 knts and have no problem holding bottom on HW. I lose bottom at around 600ft while cruising but no problem...
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    Airmar TM275C-LHW

    Thinking about going thru hull so looking to see if anyone is interested in my Airmar TM275C-LHW. It is in great condition and works perfectly. I am looking to make the change to get a cleaner picture when running on plane in rough water. My boat is a trailer queen and is kept in a boat shed...
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    Another joining the 30' club

    Looks great. Is Duckworth only going with one rub rail now or is that custom?
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    WTB XXL Yamaha T9.9

    Your brother is sure picky about gifts especially after being pulled in by an Evinrude :)
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    Saltwater Area 10 blackmouth

    Even if nobody said a thing we would still be screwed by the WDFW test fishery boat. If they just had me as one of their test fishers the seasons would go all year.
  83. sgwill122

    Build It !

    The black looks cool but is probably gonna get hot in the summer. Is there an option to do white on the roof since you won't see it?
  84. sgwill122

    Ever wondered what sunfish meat looks like

    It looks like they are made out of tofu but apparently tastes like flavorless gelatin. Sounds very appetizing.
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    Compass Rose go away

    You need to brush up on your google or manual reading skillz.
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    Rope, chain, props, bbq, timbren suspension kit

    New Year bump on the two props. Thought I had them sold a couple times last year but still have them. Somebody needs cheap backup props.
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    A10 open

    Thanks for the report. You see many boats out?
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    Happy Tanacom Tuesday!

    I agree on the drag washers. I got a few seasons out of mine on the original drags then this year they just sucked, they were constantly slipping. I had to lock down the drag and it still sucked.
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    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    I called Garmin and they do make a different ECU(electronic control unit) that can work with a third party pump. It's $600 plus they then require you to add a rudder feedback unit another $200 and then the extension and adapter cables, so it would be another grand plus the cost of the pump. I...
  90. sgwill122

    Winter boat projects...

    Added a downrigger and fish finder to my dinghy to uplevel my Edmonds coho game for next year, probably end up adding a autopilot, heater and maybe spinning radar array if they keep us off the water much longer :)
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    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    I have been thru a few of these pumps now. I had a couple replaced under warranty, once the warranty ran out I started opening them up and rebuilding them. It is a steel pin spinning inside an aluminum bore, each time I notice the steering going soft I pull apart the pump and can wobble the...
  92. sgwill122

    Saltwater Everett Crab Report

    We went crabbing out of Everett a week ago. It was very nice as there were no commie or tribal pots. It was weird though as there were two tribal boats out cruising back and forth on the bouy lines. I have no idea what they were up to, I assumed they were watching how we were doing but I am...
  93. sgwill122

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Thanks but definitely not the helm, I am sure you missed the part in my original post where I explained I can eliminate the soft stops by removing the pump from the system using the lockout screws on the pump manifold. Right now everything works as it should since I just rebuilt the pump.
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    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Air is not my problem. My cylinder is balanced. Thanks for the secondary check valve suggestion it maybe the answer to my problem. I just rebuilt the pump with a new manifold and piston. If/when the leakage comes back I am gonna put in the secondary check valve. I am guessing that three...
  95. sgwill122

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Who has a garmin 1.2 or 2.0L autopilot pump and been running it for more than a year? If you do, does your helm lock out hard when you reach the end of your steering range? I have been through several pumps in the last two years and am wondering if what I am seeing is normal. When the pump is...
  96. sgwill122

    Speaking of Transducers

    Install another one on the other side and no need for side bunks, they will slide you strait on the trailer every time.
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    Lookin for weight set

    Weights have been tough to come back by last 9 months, great time to sell. Good luck.
  98. sgwill122

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Builders?

    Another endorsement here for Rudnick Mfg, very easy to work with and great quality.
  99. sgwill122

    Saltwater My last ocean 2020 boat ride

    I know Integrity caught more fish than we did. Nick just posted about his last tuna trip from Thursday and it is not encouraging.
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    WTB: Scotty 1050 and mounting clamp

    Very nice offer, I just bought a scotty clamp-on mount and will try and fit the Penn to it. If it fails I will give you a shout.
  101. sgwill122

    WTB: Scotty 1050 and mounting clamp

    Thanks for the offer, I may hit you up later. A friend just offered a free Penn I am gonna try and make work.
  102. sgwill122

    Octo Tuna

    It was epic, I am eating the freshest tuna in Washington tonight. Epic means five fish right LOL
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    Saltwater My last ocean 2020 boat ride

    Decided to tempt fate and try for one more tuna run for 2020 since we had a decent weather window Tuesday and saw the great reports from last week. We ended up being the only sport boat out of Westport but had great company as @MarkColeman was running his Cadillac the Integrity. The run out...
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    Octo Tuna

    We will be out there. Not sure where we are headed yet, no decent satellite shots in the last few days.
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    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Still planning for Tuesday.
  106. sgwill122

    tuna marks on the fishfinder

    Thanks for posting the pics Patrick. I run auto everything but depth. I do have a GSD25 and have the transducer mounted in the center as well. When I see fish marks on the troll they are like first and last pic. I never see noodles like second and third pic while trolling. I will have to...
  107. sgwill122

    tuna marks on the fishfinder

    Wanted to know what guys are seeing when they think they are marking tuna while trolling ~7knts? I have a garmin 8212 and airmar TM275LHW and I set my finder to watch the top 100ft of water and use HW chirp. Sometimes I can definitely tell I mark a fish but most of the time the marks are so...
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    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Tuesday looks like the better day acording to windy. For some reason NOAA thinks they are the same, I bet NOAA’s forecast will worsen for Monday.
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    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Yes, hoping to get one more tuna fix before going cold turkey for 8-9 months.
  110. sgwill122

    Saltwater 10/15/2020 Westport Albacore Report

    Awesome job Mark! Halloween tuna would be pretty cool.
  111. sgwill122

    Brazilian Seafood Stew

    I made this tonight with lingcod and it was very good, definitely going to do it again. Would love to see Patricks recipe but had to find one off the interweb in the meantime.
  112. sgwill122

    Free self inflating camp pads

    I have two self inflating camp pads. They both have a small leak somewhere that I can not find.
  113. sgwill122

    Fresh tuna carcs for crab bait - free

    Can you post pics? Will you deliver to Blaine? If not can you hold them till the end of the month?
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    It was cool and a surprise seeing the Shake N Bake out of Westport. First time we have trolled the same water. Funny thing was we were planning to run out Ilwaco and looked forward to finally seeing her. Then we changed plans on the drive down I-5 when we heard Mark was killing it out of WP...
  115. sgwill122

    WTB: Scotty 1050 and mounting clamp

    Anybody got a Scotty 1050 downrigger and/or portable clamp-on bracket(1021) they want to sell. No rush but thought I would ask before I buy new.
  116. sgwill122

    Garmin Time Zone Glitch ??

    Mine used to do the same thing, I fixed mine by going under settings>preference>unit>time and setting the time zone.
  117. sgwill122

    Saltwater Last run of season for kelli ann

    Well done! We crossed paths several times yesterday but found very little love in our troll spread. How bout a pic of your micro baits?
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    Saltwater Scratchy tuna and bar crossings

    Let me tell you about scratchy fishing, we caught 6 out of Westport, fished around 42/05. Heard plenty of folks got into the teens but we sucked at getting hit on the troll. Started with the standard clone array but changed at 2:00 to swim baits and sand eels after we heard success of others...
  119. sgwill122

    Tuna 10/3?

    I usually get there about 5:00am and am always a few boats back.
  120. sgwill122

    Saltwater No Anchovies @ Westport

    What were you trolling? Clones, cedar and X-raps or was it a swim bait show?
  121. sgwill122

    Tuna 10/3?

  122. sgwill122

    Ryder’s Big Westport salmon

    Nice job getting them out fishing!
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    Saltwater Meadow Point

    Windy does get it wrong sometimes in the sound but it is the best and easiest site I have found. I use the ECMWF forecast and only look at their wind forecast. If it calls for 6-7+ knots I know its going to be lumpy which was the case today.
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    Saltwater Meadow Point

    I hit Edmonds this morning, water was bit lumpy for the dinghy but was fishable. I stayed till 10 and trolled in front of Edmonds to just past the oil docks a couple times and did not have a keeper size fish on. I saw two netted in my time out there so a few were caught but it definitely was...
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    Saltwater Meadow Point

    Anybody fish Edmonds today?
  126. sgwill122

    Saltwater Meadow Point

    Anybody get out today and find a fish?
  127. sgwill122

    Glowing tuna carcass...

    Read the link below and report back.
  128. sgwill122

    Wide open squid bite

    Been fishing Edmonds early and late and noticed the squid guys are doing well. I am not a squid fan but if you are It is time to go get them.
  129. sgwill122

    Saltwater SlapShot tuna 20 Sept 20

    Awesome trip, thanks for posting.
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    Saltwater Tried something different

    I am hard to miss assuming you are looking near the water line :) I will be out again tomorrow.
  131. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport tuna reports

    Thanks for the numbers, you willing to share more details?
  132. sgwill122

    Everett Coho Derby 2020

    You're wiping your ass with herring? Never thought about it but maybe I will give it a try :)
  133. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tried something different

    Got skunked today, even stayed out an extra hour and tried letting out 300ft of line to try and get my diver deeper. I am sure it went wide open after I left.
  134. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tough day of Westport

    Did you get the xrap back? If so must have been pretty messed up. Damn cool pictures. Guess they need renamed tuna sharks.
  135. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tried something different

    I have never been excited to fish puget sound coho but doing so from a small boat solo has made it quite exciting. I do miss having a bilge especially this morning when I accidentally tore a gill when it flopped before I got it on my bleed line. The fog rolled in thick today and a nice guy...
  136. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tried something different

    I used to fish Edmonds a bit in the fall using the sling but when I upgraded to a 28ft boat the sling was no longer an option. Running up from Everett takes some time and driving through the concrete jungle to get to shilshole towing a big boat sucks. I decided to try fishing coho from my...
  137. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tough day of Westport

    You have any luck using jigs on Saturday? First trip we could not get production out of the jigs.
  138. sgwill122

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    Amen, I remember a couple compass trips in thick fog where my dad had me up on the bow watching for rocks as he hugged the shoreline.
  139. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Saturday 9/12

    Love your outboard conversion and the transom mount bait tank. Can you convert the old engine well to a fish hold?
  140. sgwill122

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    I rinse on one side of the sink and stack on the other side to drain off then put on racks and immediately pepper. I then put in the smoker racks and put in front of a fan in the garage for 90 minutes before smoking. Sounds like you just needed more smoke time.
  141. sgwill122

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    The 'liquid' is congealed fat and protein that gets trapped in the scores, if it is thick I remove it before eating. I would have done more thinner scores in your fish and make sure you don't skimp on the dry brine. Assuming you are using the pink salt from costco, it is not as dense as the...
  142. sgwill122

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    Not sure what you are describing. Was this after smoking? Do you have pics? How long did you smoke in the little chief and how packed in was the fish?
  143. sgwill122

    Saltwater SlapShot tuna 12 Sept

    What time did you roll into port? We ran past Slapshot about 5:45 and saw you guys gaffing a fish and thought that is gonna be tough to leave, hope the FLIR worked in the smoke. We had a 20 minute run in pretty much total darkness.
  144. sgwill122

    Saltwater My son’s first tuna (well, sort of...)

    First fish is always the hardest, easy sledding from here. Love the picture, thanks for posting. We were out today as well. We ended up 75 miles west. We could not buy a bite till 3:30 when the fish finally decided to play. We tried everything from clones, xraps and cedar plugs to swapping...
  145. sgwill122

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I love this line. It quickly devolved into a "wife weekend" full of long hikes and bullshit I'd rather not re-live.
  146. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tough day of Westport

    Thanks for the report. We had a big Thresher shark once tail wacking our cedar plug for 30 seconds. Fortunately it did not hook up but if it had I am sure we would have had problems.
  147. sgwill122

    Anyone else running tomorrow

    3 is a great start. How far sw did you run?
  148. sgwill122

    Anyone else running tomorrow

    Let us know if you find em. We are headed out Saturday.
  149. sgwill122

    WTB Suzuki prop

    Man that stinks and is a boring story. Must have sucked sitting in the luxury cabin cruising in at 10knts. Maybe juice it up a bit for the next retelling, something like a salmon shark chasing a 30lb king hit the prop while giving chase.
  150. sgwill122

    Custom glass work?

    G you replied to my post so I assume you read it? Look at my second sentence. What I have found so far is 1/4” glass is not common and tint is even less so.
  151. sgwill122

    Custom glass work?

    I have started calling car glass companies. My glass is not tempered it is laminated. I called Speedy Glass, they said their supplier was running a few weeks behind so I gave Car-tech a call and am now waiting for their tech to give me a call back. I also just emailed AJR to see if they would...
  152. sgwill122

    WTB Suzuki prop

    Is there a story to go with the picture?
  153. sgwill122

    Custom glass work?

    Anybody know of a glass shop that cuts glass in house? My AJR tinted glass slider got cracked this weekend. I contacted AJR to ask about a replacement pane and they told me most glass shops should be able make a replacement. I have been calling around but so far have only found shops that...
  154. sgwill122

    Westport bait Saturday 9-5

    You run out West ~65 miles and there were no biters or it was just slow? Saturday it seemed like the good times were here to stay for a while.
  155. sgwill122

    Westport bait Saturday 9-5

    Were the fish still hungry on Sunday?
  156. sgwill122

    Westport bait Saturday 9-5

    We got 2 scoops of bait out of westport on Saturday around 5:45am. Most the bait looked like they had red noses to start. Half of it had died by the time we hit the tuna grounds. I heard others complaining of crappy bait. Wanted to know if it was everyone or if some folks thought they had...
  157. sgwill122

    Saltwater Another quick Saturday Westport report.

    Nice job Curt! Your daughter kicked butt.
  158. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    thanks for the report Patrick! Were the fish there and just not hungry? Don’t get me wrong, 14 is a success story for most of us but I know it’s on the lower end of your typical trips.
  159. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    You have created a bit of mystery with your numbers. Can you clarify where you ran? Thanks!
  160. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    I too am hoping he went West so I can assume South was better, but if that 24 was 46.24/125 and he ran SW from there then that does not a leave a lot of places to go that is anywhere close. It is weird he used a / to divide the numbers so I am guessing he did mean 46.24/125.
  161. sgwill122

    WP Labor Day weekend

    Chasing Albe's on Saturday.
  162. sgwill122

    Going Full Tote

    I have the smak half tote, is is very well made and I really like it but two of them wont fit nearly as many fish as a full tote. But then again do you really want more than 25 fish for 3 guys? The versatility piece is big so two half totes is probably the way to go plus if you ever decide to...
  163. sgwill122

    Boat window hard water spots

    What the secret sauce, I need to do the same?
  164. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna 8/29

    That was us on the radio. It seems like most of the Westport sporties were north of us. we saw a bunch of tuna boats as we made the run north for Hali.
  165. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna 8/29

    Big thanks to @xtshawytscha for lending us a spare bait net, my 3 bait nets were safely at home where I put them after tuna last year :( Even though we did not see each other all day on the water we ran into each other when they were headed in so we were able to return the net. Also thanks to...
  166. sgwill122

    Electrical Panel Help

    Looks like a pretty good start. I put a cover over mine and it looks great.
  167. sgwill122

    Tuna thursday 8/27

    We will be there ready to share reports on 68.
  168. sgwill122

    Saltwater 8/19 CR/WP tuna. WFO.

    As always thanks for the report!
  169. sgwill122

    Well, T run Wednesday

    Perseverance paid off, speaking of which you have a lot of carking ahead of you.
  170. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport tuna report 8-18-20

    Well done, I think that is more fish than all the sportie reports all season and not to mention a lot closer.
  171. sgwill122

    Saltwater 8-18 Tuna

    Holy smokes thats a long run, thats over 100 miles from Westport. Did you launch out of Ilwaco or even farther south?
  172. sgwill122

    Well, T run Wednesday

    Rod- You are a determined man. Good luck tomorrow.
  173. sgwill122

    Saltwater Kodak Hali 8 16

    Too bad the ladies got the windy day but congrats on the fish.
  174. sgwill122

    Well, T run Wednesday

    run till you see garibaldi due East of you and deploy gear, looks like a great day for running.
  175. sgwill122

    Saltwater WTC weekend Hali

    Thanks, hali seems to be the only consistent fish this year and you got a sweet one.
  176. sgwill122

    Saltwater WTC weekend Hali

    Where did you fish salmon? We blanked up North last Thursday.
  177. sgwill122

    Primo SST & Chloro Charts 8/15/2020

    Tuna town is gonna need a new name soon...
  178. sgwill122

    Saltwater SlapShot butt stuff, 13 Aug

    Looks like a fun day. Next time give a call out on the VHF, I think a lot of guys carry spares including myself although I am sure the cords will never get forgotten again.
  179. sgwill122

    Saltwater Family Bottomfish MA2

    Nicely done, you are the first guy I have heard that found a surplus of lings.
  180. sgwill122

    WTS Complete Scuba Setup

    Prices and sizes might help.
  181. sgwill122

    Saltwater Area 2 Hali pics

    Fished area 2 Hali for the first time yesterday. Weather could not have been better. Amazing how much area 2 looks like the SW corner :) -big ocean with 100’s of boats packed into small area. There was a good Hali bite, we sorted through a few fish to get the 5 we wanted. The crew...
  182. sgwill122

    Last minute salmon open seat

    Let us know if you find any fish, hoping to get a line wet tomorrow.
  183. sgwill122

    Another joining the 30' club

    I have run a 28 duck for the last 4 years with not many complaints, I would buy again. The water channels on the side can fill up with water if you're not moving but it does not come onto the deck. They added forward drain plugs on the 2016 and newer models on both sides of the deck you can...
  184. sgwill122

    Another joining the 30' club

    Of course you want it, you just don't need it. It's a rounding error once you are over $200K anyways.
  185. sgwill122

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    Looking sweet, good luck this week. Where you fishing?
  186. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where are the area 9 and 10 pictures

    We saw them go by as well and wondered why they would get a CG escort? Anybody know?
  187. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport hali 2020

    How many boats made the run? I assume a lot fewer than usual for a opener.
  188. sgwill122

    ‘Butt Stuff Thursday?

    Should be plenty of chummers tomorrow. I will be sitting this one out and hoping we get a long season to pick better days. Its ridiculous that we have a tag limit and we are still restricted on days. It should be one or the other.
  189. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ilwaco tuna 8/1-8/3. Great to decent fishing.

    Well done, keep the reports coming!
  190. sgwill122

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    The iPad Pro is brighter than the base models. I just upgraded to it. I have been running an iPad in the rear for last 3 years. Really like how easy it is to remove from a RAM mount when I leave the boat, just pull the USB charging cable and go. Also really like that I get to use it for...
  191. sgwill122

    Saltwater First Tuna run of the seaon

    Well done, it seems you were the top boat in the fleet this weekend and probably ran the fewest miles.
  192. sgwill122

    Yamaha's randomly turning off

    My problem appears to be fixed, only time will tell but I have made 7 trips without a random shutdown. I originally assumed the controls at the helm had their own power feed separate from the engines but that was wrong, they are powered off of the engines battery connection. I pulled the...
  193. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where are the area 9 and 10 pictures

    Been grinding to get fish until today, we had our 3 fish by 7:00am hope it means more fish are showing up.
  194. sgwill122

    Westport Tuna Thursday 7-30

    I have joined the Saturday fleet.
  195. sgwill122

    Westport Tuna Thursday 7-30

    Been an awful shortage of tuna reports this year. I have been part of the problem as this is my latest first trip ever but hope to fix that this Thursday. Anybody else running?
  196. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna updates for Westport -2020

    Certainly has been a scarcity of reports, fish must have been on lockdown. Shake N Bake just started posting reports and All Rivers has been posting pics on their facebook page so there must be a few fish around. I hope to get out next week which will be my latest first run ever.
  197. sgwill122

    Saltwater MA6 Report(s) + The Straits?

    I think I am missing something, you want to leave fish to find fish?
  198. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where are the area 9 and 10 pictures

    Baby 3lb coho for dinner. People are starting to give up, Everett launch was less than half full at 7:00am this morning and lots of room at Possession. PNP still looked pretty crowded. The checker I talked to today had seen 3 kings when we came out at 3:00.
  199. sgwill122

    Yamaha temp

    I never really paid much attention to the temp sensors till recently so I have no idea if it is a recent development or always been there. My port starboard tilt sensor is starting to lie to me. My speedo tube often had to be cleaned out but last year I connected the gauges to my MFD GPS feed...
  200. sgwill122

    Yamaha temp

    I have twin yamaha 200's. I have had them almost four years and never really paid attention to the temp gauge until a month ago. I noticed one of the motors temp raises to the third bar when running over 4200 RPM's for a while. The other motor stays at 2 bars. I do not know if 3 bars is...
  201. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where are the area 9 and 10 pictures

    Was it windy today? Forecast did not look terrible or were you running to MCB or the straits? How was fishing?
  202. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where are the area 9 and 10 pictures

    Mid channel had a decent bite in the morning for an hour. We had three take downs that did not stick and one hatchery that made it into the boat. We stuck it out till 4, a lot of boat had zero's still late into the day. At 3:30 we hooked into a nice fish, had to be in the 20's that peeled out...
  203. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Coho

    The encounters are a bigger impact than the fish folks are keeping. Guys might as well keep small fish if they shut us down anyway. It makes no sense to have a selective fishery, mandate barbless hooks and then count encounters the same as a retained fish. We get screwed all the way around.
  204. sgwill122

    Saltwater Sekiu fishing sloooow

    Thanks for the report, hope it picks up. Sounds like the kings are finally showing in Westport if your willing to relocate.
  205. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Coho

    Damn that sucks. I agree it made no sense to open coho as early as they did. I bet it gets shutdown by this time next week.
  206. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Coho

    Is that A4 or A5?
  207. sgwill122

    Canadian border closure extended

    Probably not a surprise to most but the border closure has been extended to August 21.
  208. sgwill122

    WTB 8 or 9.9 kicker

    Have a friend looking for a 8 or 9.9 long shaft kicker with manual start. PM me if you have anything.
  209. sgwill122

    It’s a beautiful morning

    Very nice fish, well done.
  210. sgwill122

    Sekiu slump

    Damn fish and their fins. Wish they would stay put for more than a week. Hope you get into them tomorrow.
  211. sgwill122

    Saltwater No complaints

    Well done! Nice to see pics of multiple decent kings out of Westport.
  212. sgwill122

    Crabbing area 9 & 12

    I had a buddy tell me he caught a crab pot in his outboard last weekend and it took him a couple hundred yards before figuring it out. Unfortunately not a uncommon occurrence. I watched a commercial crabber do the same to one of my pots last year, he untangled it out deep but fortunately I...
  213. sgwill122

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    Yes, besides adding black pepper.
  214. sgwill122

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    Bill your setup sounds sweet, I am jealous. Good point on the temp recommendations.
  215. sgwill122

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    I have been asked by a few folks about how I smoke my salmon so thought I would post here to make it easier with pics. I have done it a lot of different ways but found the easiest and most consistent is dry brining it. Step 1: Catch some fish, chinook being the best but coho will do. Give the...
  216. sgwill122

    Yamaha's randomly turning off

    Which ground wire was loose?
  217. sgwill122

    Yamaha's randomly turning off

    I have twin 2016 Yamaha 200's with fly by wire. In the last couple months the motors will randomly shut down. I have had it happen idling out of the marina but mostly while running on plane. It does not happen often, probably once every five trips. Luckily it has never happened in rough water...
  218. sgwill122

    26' Duckworth Offshore

    Sweet setup and price, it should go quick especially with tuna and hali right around the corner.
  219. sgwill122

    Saltwater MA4 Salmon Opener!

    Agree, excellent report and great pics!
  220. sgwill122

    26' Olympic XLC w/ Suzuki 250 & 9.9 Armstrong bracket

    Fishy boat for sure! Montana sounds nice.
  221. sgwill122

    Saltwater Area 4 Report

    Pretty damn cool. Hope to do the same in a couple weeks, except I burn a couple gallons of water a day.
  222. sgwill122

    Saltwater Area 4 Report

    Looks like some hot fishing compared to Area 2. Did you overnight on the hook or stay in Seiku.
  223. sgwill122

    6/22 & 6/23/2020 SST & Chloro Charts

    Whats the new boat? Did you downsize? :)
  224. sgwill122

    Westport 6-20

    They are waiting for salmon to show up.
  225. sgwill122

    Westport 6-20

    Nick thanks for sharing info. Go bottom fishing :(
  226. sgwill122

    Saltwater A10 - Week of 6/15

    How big are these?
  227. sgwill122

    Westport 6-20

    Just got back from fishing today and I can attest there are no salmon in Westport, Paul caught the last one. Fished strait out at 200FOW. There was bait and birds around most the day. Fished 3 riggers at 80, 125 and 180(plus or minus 20ft). We never touched a salmon but the sand dab bite went...
  228. sgwill122

    Weather Thread

    Any fish getting caught?
  229. sgwill122

    Westport 6-20

    Who's gonna fish the salmon opener out of Westport? Weather looks less than ideal but I have nothing else going on.
  230. sgwill122

    Saltwater Deepwater piggies

    Man your haul this trip could have eaten your last trips fish, nicely done.
  231. sgwill122

    Saltwater best shrimp bait for a rookie?

    I use my canned tuna if I have not eaten it all, if I am low or out of it canned mackerel is My backup. Mix it with dried dog or cat food to absorb the juices then freeze in chunks That fit in your bait container. Freezing it makes for less mess plus you don’t lose a lot of scent on the drop...
  232. sgwill122

    2 - Ugly Sticks w/ Okuma CV 30

    I will take your right hand setup but not sure when I will be in Tacoma. Feel free to sell them to somebody that will take both or can pickup sooner. Sent you a PM with my number.
  233. sgwill122

    Seattle on fire

    Protesters were allowed to organize this event with the governments blessing with plenty of warning from other states and our history that this was a riot waiting to happen, mean while every other law abiding citizen of this state has been denied the ability to attend life mile stones such as...
  234. sgwill122

    Free cooler and prop

    free old cooler that is going to the land fill unless somebody wants it. I used it as my swim step fish box/carcass receptacle and occasional ice overflow on tuna trips. The plastic is cracked on the outside but looks good inside. Hinges and handles are good but latches are long gone...
  235. sgwill122

    Rope, chain, props, bbq, timbren suspension kit

    BBQ and Timbrens are sold. Somebody still needs a couple of spare props and a anchor line...
  236. sgwill122

    Rope, chain, props, bbq, timbren suspension kit

    They came off a 2016 GMC sierra 2500HD. I thought all I needed to do was swap the bottom of my factory bump stops with the timbren. I have no idea on what you need for your F350. Let me know if you want them.
  237. sgwill122

    Rope, chain, props, bbq, timbren suspension kit

    $75 for 2 New Solas 17P props with hubs(standard and counter rotation). I had these as my backups and never used them. I upgraded to stainless props so now have my old aluminum props as spares. Fits a variety of Yamaha outboards, see specs at the link below...
  238. sgwill122

    Two Scotty 1106

    Sweet deal!
  239. sgwill122

    2020 Shrimp season

    What's wrong with tin foil hats?
  240. sgwill122

    Sekiu halibut opening

    You make it out to a bank or stay inside? How was the Wind/water?
  241. sgwill122

    29 Almar Walk-Around Rebuild

    Sweet boat especially for tuna and Hali. Looks like you upgraded trailers. How much does she weigh?
  242. sgwill122

    Possible Good Price on Avets

    Pretty descent deal for new reels, I would have bought a few last year...
  243. sgwill122

    Possible Good Price on Avets

    Mxl single speed.
  244. sgwill122

    Can’t make this sh*t up

    Hey Chad thanks for the swimmers! I put them to use today and they worked great. @Master Chief
  245. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    I really don’t understand the point here. Maybe 50 trucks with trailers parked on the side of the road all out fishing. A guy may pass 5 people outdoors at a distance on their way to and from the launch. Pretty much the lowest risk thing a guy can do. Go take a pic of the full parking lots...
  246. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    Inslee is the problem, hopefully folks will remember this fishing season when voting this year. Ocean fishing is shutdown out of concern for people driving to smaller communities, meanwhile the Stilliguamish tribe just opened their casino today and which was packed with people driving across...
  247. sgwill122

    Boat overhang on trailer

    Just reporting back, went by my brothers in Mt. Vernon who has a quite a mechanics shop in the back of his house. He got the trailer jacked up with the boat still on it and pulled the front trailing arms using a variety of impact tools in no time. It likely would have taken me all week banging...
  248. sgwill122

    Twin Tank 4 Gallon Portable Air Compressor

    I will take it, I am heading out the door for a weekend in the islands, I can grab it next week.
  249. sgwill122

    Boat overhang on trailer

    Raising the trailer tongue was the first thing I tried, it is now 8" higher and has not made a major change in weight distribution. I installed a raised hitch, replaced the factory tongue with a strait one to raise it by 3” and installed airbags. The trailer tongue cannot go any higher. I am...
  250. sgwill122

    Boat overhang on trailer

    I think I may have an option. My trailer has torsion arms. Can I loosen the nuts on the arm attachment on the front axels and move them up so they are taking less weight? Torsion arms are new to me but seems like it should work? Anybody have experience and suggestions on how to make the...
  251. sgwill122

    Boat overhang on trailer

    I weighed my boat at a weigh station yesterday and found I had almost 1500 more pounds on my front tires than the back. I am just under my tire/axel rated capacity for the front and obviously well under for the back. It is strange that my lighter rear hubs always feel slightly warmer than the...
  252. sgwill122

    To everyone getting on the water today...

    We put in the hours yesterday. We wasted the first couple hours failing to catch green ling. Was definitely great to be on the water. The wdfw boat stopped by and chatted with us. He thought shrimp should open middle of the month and was unsure on halibut. We saw the commercial shrimpers...
  253. sgwill122

    2020 halibut

    I was just thinking about our missed Ocean hali opportunity tomorrow. I checked the forecast and looks like we are not missing much tomorrow. Patrick would have probably been the only boat out there, assuming he was able to sneak past the CG.
  254. sgwill122

    2020 halibut

    where did you get yours?
  255. sgwill122

    Lake Washington Troll

    I have never trolled for trout there but have taken the kids for perch/crappie. If your kid is anything like mine they much prefer the constant action of casting and retrieving working a worm. Pretty easy to get on fish which are generally small but the kids love it. Right next to the Seahawks...
  256. sgwill122

    Getting the boat set up...

    Replace the bolsters with white pvc trim boards from a hardware store(smooth side). I was happy I replaced mine on my last boat as they always get punctured and the foam fills with water when they get splashed or it rains and get your legs wet whenever you lean into them. If they are like mine...
  257. sgwill122

    Saltwater Little underwater action

    Great pics! Are the dive shops still filling tanks? You ever eat one of the Puget Sound King Crabs while in Canada? Not sure why you can harvest them there and not here. I am not a fan of the rock scallops but do really like the pectin scallops.
  258. sgwill122

    Getting the boat set up...

    I like Whisky ginger, sounds cool. Not sure how important making the wife happy is since you already bought the boat :) One of the names I liked for my boat was 6-pack which is the size of our family but my wife also did not like the booze angle. My boat is still nameless... On the storage...
  259. sgwill122

    No holds barred opinion

    Nobody questions everyone can get the virus, the point is the only ones dying at rates higher than normal flu are those above the age of 65 and/or in high risk groups. These are the people who should be isolating which can be done without shutting down the whole economy. I would suggest if you...
  260. sgwill122

    No holds barred opinion

    You probably want to check your sources or reading skills. I just went to the Arizona department of health and saw they have had 275 deaths so far, 9 of those were 20-44 year olds, which is 3%. 65 and older accounts for 75% of deaths...
  261. sgwill122

    No holds barred opinion

    I was never onboard with the shutdown but think the first three weeks could be justified to ramp hospital capacity. Sweden seems to have gotten it right, they never shutdown and are not blowing up. They may be out of the woods in a month while we are still paralyzed by fear. The dumbest part...
  262. sgwill122

    Winter boat projects...

    Congrats! Your kids look like the perfect age to get out fishing and camping on the boat before they turn into teenagers. I am sure you and they are gonna love it.
  263. sgwill122

    But yet we cant fish....

    I was thinking the same thing today as I sat in line at Home Depot and Costco. I am not complaining that people are out and about but having fishing closed which is an activity that actually meets the social distancing objective is soooo dumb. Inslee may have had the bottom polling numbers for...
  264. sgwill122

    Screw it...I went fishing

    How do you transition to recreational fishing? Must be frustrating not having 20 screens.
  265. sgwill122

    Send emails to the state Reps to open fishing.

    The link is a petition for a business to be included as essential. I said my business was recreational fishing. I will keep filling out any and all forms till we are fishing again.
  266. sgwill122

    Let the games begin

    Nice mirror finish, definitely pro work.
  267. sgwill122

    Send emails to the state Reps to open fishing.

    I just sent the following message to Jay using the link you got. I am sure he will read it and open hali next week :) Please re-open fishing. We are the only state that has completely closed it down. Fishermen naturally social distance and even more so now. You cannot get more isolated than...
  268. sgwill122

    Pop ups....

    I agree, it is variable. Somedays I get several full page popups and then other days just once. Same variability on my iPhone or PC.
  269. sgwill122

    Freezer organizing?

    Where is your bin of pink salmon? :) You got the freezer protocol dialed in.
  270. sgwill122

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    That is funny, I have seen the forgotten snack face before @bdrlgion @Kettel O' Fish
  271. sgwill122

    Washington is the only state

    I created a petition to re-open fishing, I am sure it will go no where but who knows maybe someone will notice.
  272. sgwill122

    Washington is the only state

    Washington is the only state to have entirely closed its fishing season. Jay Inslee stands alone in his unscientific fear based closure. The hardest hit states like New York are encouraging people to get outdoors and fish. I knew Oregon was open but was surprised today talking to a co-worker...
  273. sgwill122

    Pop ups....

    not running in privacy mode here. Some days are worse than others. I just got the pop up twice on my phone getting here.
  274. sgwill122

    Anything on Halibut yet?

    Only open to residents. You can give it a try and hope they have sheriff's like our guy in Snohomish County.
  275. sgwill122

    Cinco de Mayo Fish Tacos?

    I get so sick of politicians saying they will use 'data' but never once mention a single metric. First we were told flatten the curve so we can build hospital capacity which most of us were onboard with. The curve is not only flat but in serious decline, Jay meanwhile decided to tear down the...
  276. sgwill122

    Cinco de Mayo Fish Tacos?

    Is being able to print your salmon catch card a new thing? I thought you always had to have catch cards mailed or picked up.
  277. sgwill122

    Ran outta Fish today...

    Out of fish here, had to call a buddy and reclaim some frozen tuna to can. Seems weird to say but the quality of freshly canned versus fozen to can is noticeable.
  278. sgwill122

    Winter boat projects...

    I was making a joke that your passengers will now be in for an extra rough ride since you can now throttle down and not feel the pain.
  279. sgwill122

    Winter boat projects...

    I bet your passengers will regret the upgrade.
  280. sgwill122

    Cheapest fuel?

    I am driving to Cle Elum to fill up, only problem is the only gas I am burning would be driving to Cle Elum.
  281. sgwill122

    Beef, Pork Blowout sale #3

    Beef just delivered via @Salmon King and looks great. Thanks @kenzmad for the long haul pickup. PM me your venmo and what I owe or I can do the math if you prefer. Very nice to have a bunch of cool guys help fill a freezer and hopefully keep a little business rolling.
  282. sgwill122

    Pop ups....

    I just cleared my cookies and cache and am still getting it every time.
  283. sgwill122

    Pop ups....

    It closes when I X out but comes back everytime I visit BD which is a lot these days. I probably need to delete my cache.
  284. sgwill122

    Pop ups....

    I am getting it every time I hit BD on a PC.
  285. sgwill122

    Anything on Halibut yet?

    Probably true but extra dumb.
  286. sgwill122

    Anything on Halibut yet?

    I see no problem here unless you need to hug every guy on your way to or from the dock. I pass tons of people on the sidewalk every day I am out for a walk. I still bump into people in the produce section in Costco after waiting in a long line to get in using a cart someone else just used...
  287. sgwill122

    Simrad TM275LHW

    I agree, I never run mine in low. I can read bottom in all hali depths in High. I have played with low a bit but really have not found any value in my fishing. Would love to hear how guys fishing here are using low. It would probably be pretty useful if your fishing swords or other suspended...
  288. sgwill122

    Beef, Pork Blowout sale #3

    I will take a case of Choice T-bone if not available the Sirloin steaks and a brisket. I can send Venmo or Paypal when you have a number I owe. @Salmon King- I can meet you in Mulkiteo on your way back, just let me know when and where.
  289. sgwill122

    Westport to anacortes 4/13

    Sounds like a fun trip with an adventure in the middle. Having the border shutdown probably did not help anything.
  290. sgwill122

    2020 Ocean Salmon Season

    Encounters are the problem. I agree mandating the use of 6" plugs would be the solution. WDFW does not care how many encounters we report, they come up with their own number and apply it to every fisher based on their test fishers. There is no way big charters would be on board and I...
  291. sgwill122

    Boat Leather Care

    Bleach is the cheapest and best.
  292. sgwill122

    Where’s the beef?

    If you are looking for a full to partial cow, my dad raises beef in the summer on his place in Mt. Vernon and butchers them in the fall. It wont help you now but if your looking to fill a freezer in the future let me know and I will send you his info.
  293. sgwill122

    Newport Meat PNW Inventory blowout Part II

    +1 on looking for a north ender making the drive.
  294. sgwill122

    2020 Ocean Salmon Season

    Dave appreciate your involvement. I have a question as I see salmon opens June 20th with no Coho retention till the 29th. With only 10K Coho quota in Westport and 12K Chinook why wasn't the coho exclusion extended till the middle to end of July to hopefully keep the season open into August...
  295. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    Since I have time, the general death rate for 65+ is around 4.5%, see chart below from the CDC. Not a single death in Washington under the age of 40 from Covid19. Right now we are all locked down and destroying the economy. We could issue a lockdown order to those 60 and older and eliminate...
  296. sgwill122

    2020 Ocean Salmon Season

    Thanks for sharing. The Westport charters will eat up the coho quota fairly quickly. Will salmon get shutdown once the coho quota is gone?
  297. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    Must be nice, wish WDFW was capable of independent thought, I am pretty sure Jay put the pressure on them to shutdown. I just talked to my father-in-law who was in the Navy and is in his 70's. He made the comment that our country let him sign up to risk his life when he was 18 to protect our...
  298. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    A great read.
  299. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    Maybe somebody should start a name calling thread and leave this one for sharing opinions on fishing. I did see an interesting story today. Washington state is sending 400 ventilators back to the Fed for use in other states as we believe we have ample capacity. This is the first time I have...
  300. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    The green line in the graph above represents the 'curve', which is not only flattened but decreased in the last two days. The blue lines are a cumaltive number of Covid 19 cases which will continue to increase until the green line goes to zero. Do you agree? if not then debating a flattening...
  301. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    I would definitely go. I am even willing to take it out for you and let you know how it goes. Just let me know where the keys are.
  302. sgwill122

    I want to trust the government, really

    That is crazy. My buddy in Seattle just told me the same story. He is getting asked for advice on buying a gun by his Uber liberal gun control friends. Hoarding toilet paper is pointless if you don’t have a gun to protect it.
  303. sgwill122

    Premium Beef Sale

    You have a gift for words.
  304. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    I started to give Jay Inslee some credit when he initially resisted issuing a stay at home order. He loves to talk about using science and data when discussing global warming but is using hyperbole and fearmongering for his initial closure and its extension. Washington's case count and death...
  305. sgwill122

    New wiring on TJ - diagram

    I have a hydraulic crimper if you want to borrow it. Patrick is right it is a must have for heavy gauge crimps. It is a tool you don't use very often after you finished wiring, mine has not moved in a couple years.
  306. sgwill122


    That is awesome, how long did it take for you to figure it out?
  307. sgwill122

    Garmin 1040xs and Garmin 840xs

    I will take them if they are still available.
  308. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    I would agree the current measures and more are worth it if I thought we had any chance of eliminating this new coronavirus strain. But I think some basic facts would probably help folks shape their opinions. What we call the common cold is caused by a variety of viruses, the two major families...
  309. sgwill122

    Westport crab pot setup

    I have always done well crabbing in Westport the few times I tried. I always set South of the South Jetty in 40-60ft using weighted Danielson pots and 100ft leaded line. I rarely lose a pot but if I do its cheap to replace. As you know commercial pots are everywhere so assume crab are too...
  310. sgwill122

    Paint stripping recommendation

    I am not planning to repaint. I just want to strip it off and let it oxidize. I will have to check out the paint remover.
  311. sgwill122

    Paint stripping recommendation

    My paint keeps peeling off my sliding door. I want to strip it all off. Looking for a recommendation on stripping the paint without gouging the aluminum door.
  312. sgwill122

    Essential Travel...

    Looks pretty essential to me, sweet work!
  313. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    The objective of flatten the curve is not to stop the disease. It is to slow the transmission rate so hospitals can keep up with the critically sick. There is no putting the genie back in the bottle. Every epidemiologists I have seen quoted claims 70% of the population is gonna catch this...
  314. sgwill122

    Covid19 TUNA

    Why do you cut it up into small pieces before canning? I cut the loins into big hunks that fill most the jar but always interested in new tricks.
  315. sgwill122

    Pursuit Refit

    That is a pretty weak stream, I can relate. Have you already pulled the hose and looked for obstructions. I have had several outboards that get buildup in the pee hose.
  316. sgwill122

    TV Antenna ?

    I cut the cord four years ago but missed NFL games so added an antennae. I originally had it installed in my attic and got 20 channels, probably 5 of which had content I sometimes watched but most importantly I was picking up the NFL games. My problem though was some of the channels were SD...
  317. sgwill122

    Fish stories

    Four kids in diapers was not fun but got a lot easier since potty training. This year it is about to get scary as they turn 16 in the summer.
  318. sgwill122

    Fish stories

    My wifes best fishing story is when I convinced her to take our 4 kids(3 3 year olds and 1 5 year old) fishing on Big Lake. As one might imagine it was a bit stressful keeping worms on and kids untangled. As I turned I saw one of my 3 year old sons casting a line with out a baited hook under...
  319. sgwill122

    Saltwater Blackmouth really?

    We already have a couple pretty busy complaint threads on the general page if you would like to join in. Not much gonna be happening in the reports section for a while.
  320. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    Voting will be suspended to support stay home and stay healthy.
  321. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    What do you think will happen in two weeks?
  322. sgwill122

    Fishing closure statewide

    Beyond dumb... Pot shops are all open... Our keepers obviously have thought this thru and know what is best for us.
  323. sgwill122

    Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

    I called them today and was told you can fish anywhere that is open.
  324. sgwill122

    Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

    The buses that are still running are probably the easiest transmission between total strangers then grocery stores, then take out restaurants. I am sure everyone on here is still getting gas in their cars when they goto Costco to get another pack of toilet paper.
  325. sgwill122

    Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

    A lot of people are not thinking just reacting. Public bus service is still operational, Costco is a zoo, I can go for a walk or bike ride and pass within 6 feet of my neighbors. We decided last night to start buying takeout regularly to try and help the local businesses stay afloat so will be...
  326. sgwill122

    Whomp there it is

    Best article/opinion piece on dealing with Covid19.
  327. sgwill122

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Quarantine is official starting March 26th. Good luck if you still go. "People under quarantine may only leave their homes for medical emergencies or to seek medical care, the governor's office said. They cannot visit public spaces such as pools, fitness centers or restaurants. Failure to...
  328. sgwill122

    New set of rod holders

    They look fantastic. Definitely great guys to work with.
  329. sgwill122

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    We just cancelled our spring break trip to Hawaii. Their Governor just asked tourists to stay away and they are talking about enforcing a 14 day quarantine on all new arrivals. I also would rather practice social distancing somewhere tropical but not willing to risk being quarantined away from...
  330. sgwill122

    Holy crap.

    The death rate numbers are all inflated as many people never show symptoms and are never tested. South Korea has done the most testing and has recorded a 1% mortality which is high but also inflated as they are only testing people with symptoms or those who have come in contact with someone...
  331. sgwill122

    Holy crap.

    San Francisco just announced a residential lockdown punishable by a misdemeanor. Not sure how they would enforce it but we are probably are not far behind.
  332. sgwill122

    Neah Bay CLOSED

    If your worried about killing animals based on intelligence you better stop eating pork or octopus. Seals and sea lions are also near the top of animal intelligence but I would guess you like the rest of us wish the state would reduce their numbers. French and Canadians eat horse and we think...
  333. sgwill122

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Just a random statement by Trump.
  334. sgwill122

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Check, looks like the cheap flights are through the first week of June so far.
  335. sgwill122

    Bottom paint ish

    Agreed, it totally depends on folks situation. I believe Kim and Rod are both going to be retired and living in Westport. We all know we get plenty of crappy weather days which would be perfect times to pull the boat and clean her off.
  336. sgwill122

    Bottom paint ish

    If you are only mooring it a couple months a year why not pull it out every couple weeks and hit it with a powerwasher and put her back in.
  337. sgwill122

    Saltwater SJI tour

    Nice job! That has to be a record number of miles chasing blackmouth in one day.
  338. sgwill122

    WTB 23-27 foot pilothouse or express boat

    That shamrock is kinda cool if you are ok with a diesel. The doghouse moved forward is nice leaving the fishing deck open. The gunnels look a bit low especially for 6+ footers. If you get anything in the prop you are screwed since it is a fixed drive.
  339. sgwill122

    Aluminum tower/rod holder repair recommendations

    Lots of guys including myself have used Nick Rudnick and have been very happy with quality and price. @Nick Rudnick
  340. sgwill122

    Lift Raft or Survival Suits

    I also keep my raft in the cabin and always assumed I could get it out the door with me if the boat was upside down. It sounds like you could not. Was it just the chaos of being upside down or was there some physical reason you could not get it out of the cabin?
  341. sgwill122

    Saltwater Chillin in PV!

    Looks like a great time with some monster fish. Is it illegal to fish Mexican waters? I assume you don't ask questions when a gun boat tells you to leave.
  342. sgwill122

    Downrigger Upgrade

    Don’t overthink this one, scotty’s are the way to go. Lifetime warranty, parts are easy to come by and the majority of guys around here fish em. If you want fast go 2106 if you want cheap then go used 1106’s both are great riggers.
  343. sgwill122

    Saltwater Over a Week Without a Fishing Report???

    Just checked the creel report for 9 & 10. Since Feb 1st there has been 112 fishermen checked for 5 fish in Area 10. A bit more action in area 9 with 70 fish for 247 fishermen also since Feb 1. I have made it out to 9 twice and found a couple fish but spent a lot of time looking. Definitely...
  344. sgwill122

    Fish death

    Gonna try this method on my salmon this year.
  345. sgwill122

    Do you top shot?

    you did not mention the fishing you are doing but I run braid on all my reels and use top shot for most everything. Downrigger clip works much better on mono. 30-40lb mono topshot resists getting twisted up by the flasher. Mono much easier to untangle if something gets jacked up and I would not...
  346. sgwill122


    I hate riddles, makes my head hurt.
  347. sgwill122

    Forecast accuracy

    I think I fixed it.
  348. sgwill122

    Forecast accuracy

    Wanted to hit area 9 for the opener. The forecast looked like crap through the week but Friday Windy and SailFlow showed the wind shutting down by noon on Possession. I checked again Saturday morning and the wind forecast looked even better so we agreed to meet in Everett and launch at...
  349. sgwill122

    Last Winter Project completed

    Seriously sweet workmanship! Unfortunately for me the limit of my skills are cutting PVC to raise my Costco folding table.
  350. sgwill122

    Grady White Gulfstream 232, twin screw F150 Yammies

    This is a sweet ride. Having a family I especially love the bunk bed.
  351. sgwill122

    Plastic Anyone...

    The US used to do the same thing in most of our lifetimes, the only saving grace for us back then is we did not have as much plastic as we do now. We need a marketing campaign to get people excited about 'sea plastic', we have spent hours as family collecting sea glass over the years. For the...
  352. sgwill122

    Only turn 40 once…

    Tropical for sure.
  353. sgwill122

    Shimano trevala’s now breakable

    Thought I would share a Discovery I made at the boat show. I bought a couple Trevala’s and noticed one had the guides off center from the reel seat. I was not happy but quickly saw I could rotate them back in line. I checked both rods and saw they were both the same and that the blank could...
  354. sgwill122

    Looking for a new port for rockfish/lings/butts etc..

    If you are trying to fish Hali on the ocean we generally get 3 weekends in May if the weather is good before they shut down the season due to high participation. If the first or second weekend gets blown out because of weather the season goes much longer as most don’t plan past those first 3...
  355. sgwill122

    Munson Sportfish, walk around 55', lower and upper helm QUAD Yamaha 425s

    I am making a lot of assumptions as I don’t know any details but guess it is a lot lighter compared to an equivalent glass boat Which would help fuel economy. The four outboards would make it a lot faster boat than any of its diesel peers. This would appeal to guys with deep pockets that wants...
  356. sgwill122


    Hey Greg do you notice any wear on your Zinc's? You might want to replace them with aluminum anodes as your outboard anodes will probably burn up a lot faster. From what I understand all outboards come with Aluminum anodes and being more reactive than zinc will go first. I did not know...
  357. sgwill122

    Ice-fish capacity

    The answer depends on who you ask. You should not have a shortage to choose from.
  358. sgwill122

    It was a great day, turned bad

    Boys you gotta keep up with the thread, I admit this is a tough one to stay on top of. To recap: Team Icemelter won the pelagic pot Merino's stepped up and volunteered to process donated fish 6 months later..... Team Icemelter is growing impatient on payout payout is clarified, no one gets...
  359. sgwill122

    Saltwater Blackmouth fishing MA10

    Last year area 10 was shut down already because the fishing was so hot. The irony is when fishing sucks you get lots of opportunity, seems backwards.
  360. sgwill122

    dock cart recommendation

    Mission accomplished,, I picked up a 3-1 had truck at Costco today for $75. It will fit on the side of the truck bed plus I have needed a dolly several times and now have one.
  361. sgwill122

    dock cart recommendation

    Thanks John, I thought you would post a pic of your sweet custom dock cart. I gotta go with something low profile or I lose cooler space in the bed. I am leaning towards a convertible hand truck.
  362. sgwill122

    dock cart recommendation

    Thanks guys this has given me more options to consider.
  363. sgwill122

    It was a great day, turned bad

    I don't know anything but seems the most likely reason they have not been paid is the money is not there or they can't get access to it. Sad situation for sure, hope this has a happy ending!
  364. sgwill122

    dock cart recommendation

    My days of carrying loaded coolers of fish up the dock are numbered. Looking for recommendation on a cart. I am a trailer queen so looking for something compact to keep in the back of the truck bed. The foldable carts look nice and compact and I was hoping someone here had one they recommended.
  365. sgwill122

    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    Boat show is end of the month, perfect time to go compare them all. Any dealer worth working with will let you sea trial with a refundable deposit, some even arrange trials during the show. I have never ridden in a kingfisher but the narrow bottom seems like a poor design. Take your time...
  366. sgwill122

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    The adds are way more annoying in this format and I still don’t like country music.
  367. sgwill122

    Downrigger weight styles

    I like running three as well but my biggest problem is putting the middle-ish rigger back down when the same side rigger is already at depth. The flasher sometimes rotates far enough over while descending and the trailing lure hooks the already deployed side downrigger line. My middle rigger...
  368. sgwill122

    Saltwater Blackmouth fishing MA10

    Just checked the creel report for A10 and 22 boats interviewed from the 1st-5th and no fish reported.
  369. sgwill122

    Trailer brakes?

    7 years is impressive. I would stick with what you are doing. I have had Kodiaks SS brakes and had no problems for several years before selling the boat.
  370. sgwill122


    I agree with everyone else on the 275LHW. I have the TM275LHW(paired with Garmin 8212/GSD25) and really like it but I rarely if ever change to the low frequency. Maybe the other guys use the low frequency to pick the hali they want before dropping but I just use it to mark bottom deep...
  371. sgwill122

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Hey G, I will just leave a couple links below and let this thread resume its intended topic. If you would like to debate whether blue-green algae is a scientific misnomer feel free to send me a PM as I am sure no one else cares...
  372. sgwill122

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Just in case other folks like me are confused how algae(an aquatic plant requiring light for photosynthesis) grows in a below deck fuel tank. Apparently 'algae' is used by boaters to refer to fungus, mold and bacteria.
  373. sgwill122

    It is done

    Congrats on the beautiful ride. Just need to upgrade your tow rig.
  374. sgwill122

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Wow, that was a pretty quick education. The good news is it was not on the Ocean. Hope it’s all smooth sailing from here on out.
  375. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Moorage

    My comment was in regards to getting Lapush moorage in May now.
  376. sgwill122

    Neah Bay Moorage

    No moorage either.
  377. sgwill122

    Smoked Salmon Prep

    I leave the skin on and slice the filets to the skin but not cutting through it every 3/4 inch. I dry brine for 48 hours. This has been the easiest and best results of any method I have tried. Lots of flavor and moist. 8-1 brown sugar to granulated Costco salt, heavily coat both sides of the...
  378. sgwill122

    Saltwater Commercials Overcaught their quotas.

    I went crabbing Saturday. I set in a popular summer hotspot which had very few buoys around. We got 0 keepers for the first hour set. I picked up the pots and moved north a few miles and set amongst the wall to wall tribal pots, the second hour yielded 8 keepers. All the keepers were barely...
  379. sgwill122

    black friday shoppers

    Thanks for checking.
  380. sgwill122

    black friday shoppers

    Anyone shopping fishing gear today? Let me know if anyone see's the shimano trevalla 6'6"MH for under $100.
  381. sgwill122

    Paddle Boards (inflatable)

    We bought two inflatable Costco boards for $399 each. We like them but would be nice to have a removeable fin. They are very stable and lightweight.
  382. sgwill122

    Halibut gear thoughts

    Everyone I have seen fish them(including myself) lets the reel do the work. Like everyone else has said catching hali is not sporty unless hooking them shallow with light gear.
  383. sgwill122

    Get your gas roadtax refund

    Yes, they gave me a call telling me the same thing this year.
  384. sgwill122

    Get your gas roadtax refund

    I filled out a request online and then filled out the form they sent and mailed it in with my receipts. They mail a rebate check and a new form for next year so I don't need to create another online request.
  385. sgwill122

    Get your gas roadtax refund

    Just got my roadtax refund. It was 8.6% of my fuel bill. 8.6% seems low since Washington levies a .49 cent per gallon gas tax, which is about 14% at $3.50 a gallon. We have the third highest gas tax rate in the Nation. Would be nice to get all the 14% back but I will take what I can get.
  386. sgwill122

    2019 Lake Sammamish Perch-A-Thon Results

    I am sure the perch won’t live long term in salt but they stay lively in the 10-30 minutes it takes to become ling lunch. I keep them in 20 gallons of fresh water in the boat on the trip out. You need an aerator or agitate the water regularly. people should keep them for fertilizer if...
  387. sgwill122

    2019 Lake Sammamish Perch-A-Thon Results

    Cool event! What do you do with all the perch? I know there is an overabundance of them in the lake and have always been told not to throw them back. They are good eating but a pain to filet especially the smaller they are. I have kept them alive in a 50 gallon barrel and used them for live...
  388. sgwill122


    Agree on the 15ft mono topshot. You can run mono or braid but everyone needs to be running the same thing. Braid will saw off mono in no time. I prefer braid on all reels as I never have to replace it, no memory issues, and it is smaller diameter which equals less drag on swimmers.
  389. sgwill122

    Fishing the San Juan islands

    San Juan’s are awesome for saltwater boating. Fishing can be good when you are allowed to fish which is less and less recently. All rockfish are off limits, but we do have excellent sand dab fishery and a 6 week ling season but is restricted to a max of 120ft. Salmon season is unpredictable...
  390. sgwill122


    X3- yes on gentle thumbing when letting the bait run, no on thumbing a fish while playing. Sounds like you are talking about casting. If you are using new 30-40# mono then you have a birdsnest booby trap until the line has time to conform to the new reel spool. Thicker braid is the easier to...
  391. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    They are sweet!
  392. sgwill122

    Too Soon? :)

    I thought you were gonna post a SST shot.
  393. sgwill122

    Kicker wouldn't start

    I agree sitting is the worst thing. I did some googling today and see there is a neutral sensor/switch in the remote shifter which I think is my culprit. I found several threads with similar descriptions today. I did not hear the motor making any noise when turning the key so I do not think...
  394. sgwill122

    Kicker wouldn't start

    I dropped by the lake on the way home from Seattle yesterday to run the motors. I had not run my kicker for a couple of months as the last few trips had been for tuna. My 9.9 Yamaha kicker is key start with remote throttle/shifter. The kicker would not turn over when I turned the key. I...
  395. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    Trailered the boat to Seattle today and got the side holders welded on. I worked from the laptop while I waited and it was done by noon. I ended up replacing the originals with larger diameter flared holders. The net handle was a tight fit in the original holders but easily comes in and out...
  396. sgwill122


    I would melt them down as well but pretty sweet offer.
  397. sgwill122

    Best information I could ever pass on

    I just called Pete and switched. He got me slightly better coverage and saved me over 10% on my last policy. Thanks Pete!
  398. sgwill122

    Halibut 2020

    Email sent. 6-fish would be great!
  399. sgwill122


    Yes, I spent a few weeks playing with it. It is just too unreliable.
  400. sgwill122


    I bought the small traeger and have had terrible luck on low temp smoking, the flame goes out or smoker gets too hot. Maybe the bigger models are better. I only smoke with my big chief, had it for almost ten years now.
  401. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    Update on my holders, I got both sides cut off and sanded down. I gave Nick a call since so many folks had great things to say about him. Very nice guy to talk to and he even offered to trailer my boat to his shop if I left at his place in Edmonds. He is booked through the first week of...
  402. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    Hey Nick where are you located and whats your number?
  403. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    What is Nick's business name/number? I am going to call 3Rivers first just because they are 10 minutes down the road.
  404. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    I got antsy tonight and took a laser to the welds but it did not do a damn thing(never listen to Nineball). So I took a grinder to it and then sanded down to 220 and hit it with scotch brite. I nicked it twice but not too bad. I want to have the side holders welded with one inch standoffs on...
  405. sgwill122

    Best tool for the job?

    I want to cut off my side rod holders and wanted to know what is the best tool to cut the welds? A grinder with a cutting disc or hack saw or other? Once cut what is the best method to clean up the remaining welds(sanding disc on grinder?) I never use the angle rod holders and find them a...
  406. sgwill122

    Charter recommendation - Seattle in November

    Eric is being far too harsh. We have a world famous sand dab fishery, green ling, pile perch, bullhead, squid and in some areas crab. The great news is most of it can be caught from the dock. Unfortunately our weather and saltwater fishing opportunities suck November-December.
  407. sgwill122

    Runaway Westport Ghost Yacht

    I imagine it went something like this... guy1 ‘Hey what happens when I push this button’ guy2 ‘nooooooooo!’
  408. sgwill122

    Saltwater 9/19 area 10 report

    I often keep my fish alive. Only downside is they recuperate and can be a challenge to dispatch at the end of the day.
  409. sgwill122

    Reels, Reels and more Reels

    Hey Mike I will take two of your blue Avet MXL's. Sent you a PM.
  410. sgwill122

    Saltwater Final 2019 WP tuna report

    It is gonna be tough staying home especially hearing the hurt you continue to put on em. Thanks for all the help this year.
  411. sgwill122

    Saltwater Final 2019 WP tuna report

    We saw the bright half moon driving into Westport and said pretty much the same thing.
  412. sgwill122

    Saltwater Final 2019 WP tuna report

    45 miles from the end of the Jetty. We saw jumpers for several miles on the run in. Fish were all over just not biting aggressively till late in the day, weird that a tuna would pass up a free lunch midday.
  413. sgwill122

    Saltwater Final 2019 WP tuna report

    Made one more tuna trip yesterday as I heard there was bait still available and fish still on the chew. We were the only boat getting ice at 5:30am and there were only a couple boats at the launch. We thought it was a little weird seeing so few boats but we ran into several leaving the bait...
  414. sgwill122

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    See you out there John. Feel free to cozy up if you run across us and we are stopped.
  415. sgwill122

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    You running again Mike? It is crazy that it diverged this morning. Looks like it might be a bit choppy in the morning.
  416. sgwill122

    Tuna Thursday

    Pretty darn cool. Cedar plug right?
  417. sgwill122

    Saltwater Long hunt for the Albies

    I think Bob's suggestion on carrying bait (frozen bait if you can not do live) could have turned things on for you. Late season tuna are known for being a bait show. I have missed Mark from the Sea stories, seems like you are picking up where he left off.
  418. sgwill122

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    Seems like a lot of guys have moved onto hunting. Planning my last tuna run this Saturday. Anybody else running?
  419. sgwill122

    Tuna Tuesday?

    Nicely done. When did you get most the fish(morning of afternoon)? Planning my last trip this Saturday, hope the bait holds out. My usual trip is a whole lot of nothing in the morning.
  420. sgwill122

    Awesome 9/30/2019 SST & Chloro Charts

    Looks like a great time! You hear anything on how much bait is left when you loaded up?
  421. sgwill122

    Ice Tote

    Check out Smak plastics, they are out of Vancouver, WA. I believe Englunds carries their totes. I just picked up the half tote and really like it.
  422. sgwill122


    Congrats on the repower, they look sweet!
  423. sgwill122

    WP live bait - the real scoop

    Sweet, wish I had known this a few days ago. Hoping the bait holds out till the next weather window.
  424. sgwill122

    Logging in

    I just fixed mine on my Windows PC. I opened the setting on my browser(Edge) and went to the 'Privacy & Security' tab, clicked on the 'Choose what to Clear' and saw someone had checked browsing history, usernames and password boxes. I unchecked the boxes and back to normal now. It has to be a...
  425. sgwill122

    Tuna Tuesday?

    You obviously have not met Patrick. He helps out sporties all the time. The charters are the guys getting sportsmen without experience, ocean boat, or who just want a pro experience on fish. Not sure why you are picking a internet brawl with a nice guy that has nothing to do with handing...
  426. sgwill122

    Free prop, kids poles, sea star piston and stuff

    David- The cleaner and wax are all yours. Gary- You can have both Zebco's and if the other two are not spoken for you can take two for spares. PM me for my address.
  427. sgwill122

    Free prop, kids poles, sea star piston and stuff

    I would like to think there is one more trip in the cards. Just depends on a nice weather window and bait availability. I will ping you if one comes together.
  428. sgwill122

    New 17” aluminum R and L rotation props

    Solas Mitas 17” R and L aluminum props. Never used still in the box. I bought them as backup props and never used them. $125 for both.
  429. sgwill122

    Free prop, kids poles, sea star piston and stuff

    Everything below free 4 kids poles with zebco reels 15p quicksilver prop, it has some paint missing but no damage to the aluminum Sea star piston for inboard. Misc boat cleaner/wax/steering fluid
  430. sgwill122

    Saltwater Saturday Tuna Report

    My insurance policy has a line in it that says I am not covered if towing another vessel. I have never towed out in the open ocean. Would love to hear more from folks that know what they are doing. Definitely weird response from the coasties, I assume they would have towed him in if he did...
  431. sgwill122

    Saltwater Saturday Tuna Report

    Sweet trip! There was definitely a metric crap ton of fish in the area. Very nice of the Finatic, hope the guy made it worth his efforts, probly tough to get a private boater compensated from your insurance tow coverage.
  432. sgwill122

    Saltwater 9/20 tuna report. WFO off CR/WP.

    Most folks I talked to today killed it. It was great weather and we had an awesome crew including my old man recently back in action from shoulder surgery @Salmon King @Kettel O' Fish @ttcustomz. We had 64 by 11:30. Definitely a mixed bag of fish at the end we were releasing the smalls...
  433. sgwill122

    Logging in

    Same here but on just one PC.
  434. sgwill122

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    Hopefully they are just dumb not devious which is marginally better. I am leaning heavily towards dumb after seeing the fish they kept, only one chrome fish.
  435. sgwill122

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    This. Look at for Saturday and look 60NM off the coast through the entire day and you will see the wind picks up way out as the day progresses. I check NOAA pinpoint for the swell height and interval. See you guys out there, as always on 68 and willing to share reports.
  436. sgwill122

    Saltwater Sucia Island Report

    Great write up, I love your optimism. Bellingham bay as you saw can have some pretty gnarly water. Your girlfriend sounds like she is a keeper.
  437. sgwill122

    2014 26’ North River Offshore

    Nice well equipped boat barely broken in, only thing wrong is the time of year, hopefully somebody has been waiting for this and snaps it up.
  438. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 9-13-19 Piggies

    Nice job. How was the water? The forecast was calling for a 7ft swell at 11 seconds but your pictures make it look pretty nice.
  439. sgwill122

    Salmon For Soldiers 2019

    Thanks, I am taking the last four guys Sunday. Now gotta line up my deck hand.
  440. sgwill122

    Salmon For Soldiers 2019

    Do they still need boats for Sunday? Send me contact info.
  441. sgwill122

    Pair of YAMAHA SDS Reliance Props

    I am interested. Sending PM.
  442. sgwill122

    Saltwater SoCal Newbie Seeks Advice

    This is a sweet offer, can't really get better intel if your running out of Ilwaco.
  443. sgwill122

    R.I.P. 007...

    Very how bout the story how it broke? Marlin, Mako or someone decided it was a jackpole?
  444. sgwill122

    2002 Rampage

    Looks like a great fishing machine!
  445. sgwill122

    Weekday Fishing Buddy Needed - Free and you call dibs on the catch

    Wow, great offer and I agree with Leif you are one of very few people that takes feedback to heart, hope you get lots of takers on your generous offer. I am sure most guys will insist on contributing to the costs.
  446. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna Run Friday

    Nice job getting the new boat bloody.
  447. sgwill122

    Ice failure

    To get to max cooling effect of -6F you need 23% salt by volume. Seawater is 3.2% salt and has a freezing point of 28F. You would need approximately 3.5 cups of salt per gallon of water to get it down to -6F. The temperature drop is linear as you add more salt. You need to figure out how...
  448. sgwill122

    Weekday Fishing Buddy Needed - Elliott Bay Marina

    most of your post was fine, splitting costs is very common and letting folks know what to expect even better. Your policy of getting first dibs is what most of us find odd. Splitting 50/50 would be the way to go, it takes maybe two minutes to filet a salmon. As you probably picked up most of...
  449. sgwill122

    Salmon Rules and Regulations question?

    It's legal. Ron has good eyes. In Washington waters where a saltwater license is valid, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear or shellfish gear until the daily limit of fish and shellfish for all anglers aboard has been achieved. Not sure if that was the answer you...
  450. sgwill122

    Weekday Fishing Buddy Needed - Elliott Bay Marina

    Your boat your rules, hopefully you get some takers. Maybe if you were less concerned about which fish you took home you would have more buddies lining up to fish.
  451. sgwill122

    looking for bent butt rod and old 50 or 80 series reel

    I have a extra heavy 5'8" ugly stick missing the top six inches(now 5'2") you are welcome to have, I actually have two to choose from or take both. I am in Redmond.
  452. sgwill122

    This year's tuna lures

    I obviously suck at the conversions so need as many at bats as possible. The sand eels have been the most popular last two trips.
  453. sgwill122

    Ice failure

    Tim was right, salt does not decrease the temperature of ice, it decreases the freezing point of water. Adding salt definitely cools your fish faster assuming you have ice that is significantly below 32 degrees. If your ice is at or very near 32 degrees salt will do almost nothing. If you use...
  454. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ice at west port

    This year I crossed at low tide when there was no swell and marked 4 feet. If there had been a 4 foot swell I would have had a problem in the trough. Next time I am out in flat water I want to do more mapping farther out. The 4 foot deep spot seems to be a bit of a pinnacle(in the pic below...
  455. sgwill122

    Saltwater Labor Day love

    Nicely done and great pics. You had better water South, our water was not bad just not flat. We ran north with a lot of other folks. Early in the morning we had a thresher shark in our troll spread trying to wack our cedar plug with his long tail. It was cool to watch his giant tail slapping...
  456. sgwill122

    Lowrance Network Cable needed in Westport

    John you looking for a NMEA2000 cable or Lowrance specific? If NMEA how long do you need, I have one on hand and will be leaving shortly.
  457. sgwill122

    Ice and bait open on labor day?

    Thanks, hope to see you out there tomorrow John. Boat is finally named, Lady Karen. I will give you a call on 68 if we do not see you.
  458. sgwill122

    Ice and bait open on labor day?

    A bunch of Oregon boats are out at 04/40, about 65miles SW. Hoping we get some decent reports today. I was thinking of heading to 25/45 and making my way SW. Give me a call on 68 if your within range, we should be pulling out of the harbor just after 6:00am.
  459. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ice at west port

    I would not sweat tomorrow, Westport seafood is open at 5:00am which is the only option for flake. Get your ice at at 5:00am, climb the jetty and look at the bar after you get ice and decide if you want to grab some breakfast while you wait. I bet it is going to be flat tororrow.
  460. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ice at west port

    I am confused by your question. You plan to run two hours in the dark instead of braving the bar with very little swell and no wind In the forecast? To answer your question you would probably need to find a gas station with ice or run to Walmart in Aberdeen.
  461. sgwill122

    Ice and bait open on labor day?

    I can guarantee gas will be burned, ice melted and anchovies killed, anything more will be gravy.
  462. sgwill122

    Ice failure

    I pulled my deck and saw there is 1/2" foam stuck on the underside of fish box at least on my 2016 duck. I am sure your original guess was on target that water was washing in from your side drain melting your ice. My ice lasts more than 24 hours in the fish hold. I have to fill it with a...
  463. sgwill122

    Ice and bait open on labor day?

    Does anyone know if ice and bait are open tomorrow(labor day)? I tried calling but got a machine.
  464. sgwill122

    Watch out - Carrie’s Bait Boy is behind the wheel

    Nicely done finding the elusive kings. The pic looks like 3 kings or a really nice coho.
  465. sgwill122

    Tuna Sunday:)

    I heard at least one of the the six packs cancelled today. Surprised they would have got it wrong.
  466. sgwill122

    Ice failure

    I generally ice up the morning of. Plugging your front drains will solve your ice problem. The lid of the fish box is pushed open slightly from air spring and then when you have waves hitting the side drains pushing water onto your deck and into your fishbox. I bet removing the fishbox...
  467. sgwill122

    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    Looks like a good window. I am slightly tempted, it would be cool to fish till dark and first light. Looking forward to the report.
  468. sgwill122

    Ice failure

    I always plug my forward scuppers(drains). I only pull the plugs temporarily if I am washing the deck while not moving. I don't think you are going to be able to seal the fish box lid. I would have the same problem if I did not plug the forward drains. Do your back scuppers not work? I...
  469. sgwill122

    Tuna Sunday:)

    Windy is calling 10-12knt at 2:00 depending how far south you are. In my experience Windy has been pretty accurate but this will probably change by tomorrow.,45.947,-124.942,8,m:eV6acGO
  470. sgwill122

    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    Did the whole overnight thing just fall a part ?
  471. sgwill122

    Tuna Sunday:)

    Till 2:00 and then the wind will pickup. I can’t hook a fish till after 2:00 :(
  472. sgwill122

    Sonar interference from another vessel?

    Good question, I run chirp and see interference with others near me, I need to try adjusting the frequency.
  473. sgwill122

    1106 or 2106 ???

    I swapped to the 2106's this year. I love the retrieve speed but have had a couple issues so far. Both my digital counters have failed but were replaced by Scotty, I have had a belt fail on me and had a intermittent issue with the retrieve button on one of them which I have not figured out...
  474. sgwill122

    Saltwater 8/25 Ilawco Tuna

    I had a trophy 2359 which I bet had a similar layout. I put 30 fish on it several times. I ran out with coolers on the back deck and then put them in the vberth and aisle of the cabin while fishing. You had to climb over them to get to the wheel while trolling but way better than a cluttered...
  475. sgwill122

    Anyone planning a trip to Vancouver/Portland?

    The half tote would likely not fit in the back of a Subaru and the trip needs to happen on a weekday(a detail I left off). I think Ryan will probably be able to hook me up. Thanks for the offer.
  476. sgwill122

    Anyone planning a trip to Vancouver/Portland?

    Sweet, I will text you.
  477. sgwill122

    Anyone planning a trip to Vancouver/Portland?

    Anyone planning a trip in their truck near Vancouver, Wa with space in their bed. I won the sweet smack plastics 165 quart cooler from the WTC food drive John put together. Smack plastics is willing to upgrade me to a half tote for a fee but I obviously have to bring the fishbox down to them...
  478. sgwill122

    What are the big tuna boys doing?

    Those are some beautiful fish marks. I mistyped my ducer, it is a Airmar TM275 Wide Broadband CHIRP. I originally ordered the 265 before I heard about the wider cone option and cancelled for the 275.
  479. sgwill122

    What are the big tuna boys doing?

    Garmin TM265LH. The CH270 looks pretty dang cool.
  480. sgwill122

    What are the big tuna boys doing?

    We ended up with a bunch of boats around 10:00am last Saturday. We saw there were three big charter boats in the mix. We noticed the big boats seemed to run up and stop and put lines out and repeat and were catching some fish as we saw waving nets. We were trolling in the area for a couple...
  481. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Salmon

    We ran in at noon, started at the windmills at 150ft of water and trolled south till we hit Willapa. We caught 4 coho one of which had an extra fin, all but one was near 10lbs. It was a nice troll South but the run back was bumpy. On our way back we cut the jetty and the first couple waves...
  482. sgwill122

    Saltwater SlapShot’s Saturday tuna run

    We missed the morning bite as we were late to the game but made up for it by staying late, we put on 24 after 2pm, we ended at 25/50.
  483. sgwill122

    Saltwater Any salmon reports for Westport this weekend?

    Thanks for the report, wish it were better. I am hoping to stick around to try salmon sunday but am not willing to run 30+ miles for coho.
  484. sgwill122

    Tuna Saturday out of WP

    We will be on 68 planning to run SW unless I hear a better plan between now and then, I will respond to 'Lady Karen', 'Duckworth Steve', or 'Hey Asshole get off my baitstop'.
  485. sgwill122

    Best fish sealer

    I will gladly take them off your hands.
  486. sgwill122

    Saltwater Saturday 8-24 CR

    I am fishing tomorrow but I would not take my wife and daughters tomorrow as they would not enjoy it. There will be a decent swell with some wind waves. I only take the wife and daughters when the water is flat. We had a ton of pond water days over the last month hopefully there are more to...
  487. sgwill122

    Best fish sealer

    I am sure the VP is awesome but I don't see how it can be cheaper than my $50 Foodsaver which is going on six years. If retort is your goal then you gotta spend the $. Foodsaver bags are spendy. I switched to Amazon knockoffs and spend $30 a year for 200 precut 8X12 bags which makes life so...
  488. sgwill122

    New official world record Redbanded rockfish

    Congrats! Looks like it could be a big goldfish.
  489. sgwill122

    Tuna Saturday out of WP

    Planning a trip for this Saturday. Anybody else running and willing to network.
  490. sgwill122

    Tactical Strike is for sale

    Agreed, that is a great price for a sweet ride.
  491. sgwill122

    Yellow surface spots on tuna
  492. sgwill122

    Area 7 salmon is hot today.

    I am sure they are just fishing area 11 fish that got lost.
  493. sgwill122

    OH FOR PETE'S SAKE............(keeping it family friendly)

    I agree with Ryan, get the factory manual. You have three options at this point, get rid of your inboard and convert to outboard, get used to writing checks or get used to dropping the outdrive(it is a annual maintenance item). Replacing the bellows is not fun but not terrible if you have the...
  494. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 8/11-12/19

    I agree with Eric, you guys are hard core overnighting in a 20 with 4 guys. Would you have run in if you caught 15 the first day? Great report.
  495. sgwill122

    Saltwater First family tuna run

    Took me a couple minutes to figure that one out.
  496. sgwill122

    Kill or no kill

    Are there any Washington regs on the subject? If legal I would keep the first one.
  497. sgwill122

    Saltwater First family tuna run

    We did have just enough ice but I did head the fish to make sure. As we were unloading fish after pulling the boat a random guy stopped by to talk fishing. He had a truck bed full of fresh flake ice and asked if we wanted any. He said he was driving by Westport seafood and was asked if he...
  498. sgwill122

    WTC results 2019

    Congrats on the Bluefin, that is awesome! We headed in the same time as you guys and we thought we were moving at a pretty quick clip but soon felt like a slow boat as you guys left us in the dust. How fast were you guys moving?
  499. sgwill122

    Saltwater First family tuna run

    Took my family for their first ever tuna run after promising to do so for the last three years. I had been waiting for decent fishing, weather reports and time off to line up which happened last Friday. My criteria for a successful trip was nice water, 1 albecore and a shark sightings...
  500. sgwill122

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    My wife was thrilled to learn she won the cooler. John did the detective work and notified me last night and even dropped off the cooler on his way home this morning. Thanks again for organizing the food drive!!!
  501. sgwill122

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    We had a similar experience yesterday. We got called in to weigh our fish with another boat. We headed into the marina to offload at no-wake speeds and the other boat behind us passed us just as we were entering the marina blasting a huge wake. He went on to awkwardly pass two other...
  502. sgwill122

    Saltwater 2nd fish on SlapShot was a marlin

    I think most of us were looking for something more like this.
  503. sgwill122

    Saltwater CR tuna fishing is pretty good.

    Sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for the report!
  504. sgwill122

    Saltwater 2nd fish on SlapShot was a marlin

    Pretty cool, were you guys chasing the fish which made for the curly track or did someone think they were playing Pac-Man with the joystick? Gotta be some kind of record just playing one in Washington waters. Seems like the commercial guys would hook one once in a while.
  505. sgwill122

    Westport Kings

    Ten king limit would not change much, but gives a man hope. Thanks for posting.
  506. sgwill122

    Ice management on Tuna trips

    Best solution is to get sandbags to put ice in which then goes into the cooler. Then you can pull out bags to make room for fish and then drop the bags on the deck to break up before dumping on the fish. Also much easier to move ice around instead of having to chisel out the amount you need...
  507. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna Tuesday

    Beautiful bloody deck.
  508. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna WP 8/6

    Nice, catching tuna 35 miles out is pretty sweet.
  509. sgwill122

    Saltwater Fish ID needed!

    They are native and very prolific, copy and paste from Northern Pikeminnow eat millions of salmon and steelhead juveniles each year in the Columbia and Snake River systems. The goal of the program is not to eliminate Northern Pikeminnow, but rather to reduce the average size and...
  510. sgwill122

    Saltwater Tuna Saturday

    Thanks for the report. The albacore population still has not recovered from the hurt you put on them last week.
  511. sgwill122

    Area 9 open for Chinook Jul 31 - Aug 3

    Went out tonight, ended up with one fish. Fish checker congratulated us on the fish and said it was pretty slow today.
  512. sgwill122

    Saltwater Quick WP tuna report 7/31

    One of the most unique parts of this trip is we heard two sonic booms mid afternoon. Most of us had never heard one before and thought a engine exploded or North Korea was launching missiles but fortunately we had a pilot on board who identified it.
  513. sgwill122

    Saltwater Quick WP tuna report 7/31

    Adding a few more details although a little late. We decided to run to the corners (46/125) as we heard there was some decent reports the day before. We stopped about 10 miles short and continued to troll that way. Within a few minutes we hooked a fish and crackered it at the boat shaking...
  514. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where was this sumbitch...

    That’s what she said...
  515. sgwill122

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    Paypal is a hell of a lot easier than making a costco run. Sent you a PM John, thanks for organizing this as usual.
  516. sgwill122

    Westport Wednesday Tuna run

    I pulled the floor on mine and saw the fish hold has thin foam stuck to the outside. Wish they would have gone thicker but maybe it would not have stayed on.
  517. sgwill122

    Westport Wednesday Tuna run

    I have a crew and will be running. Happy to network on the water. I am hoping we will need a full tote of ice. I sent you a PM with my number.
  518. sgwill122

    Saltwater Loaded the boat.

    Just awesome! Thanks for posting.
  519. sgwill122

    Osprey 26 w Suzuki 300 for sale

    Very nicely priced, gonna be a great deal for someone.
  520. sgwill122

    Westport reports

    Sounds like it would be closer to launch from Lapush.
  521. sgwill122

    Tuna are here!!

    How about number of tuna encountered? Did somebody find Nemo or the whole school?
  522. sgwill122

    Aluminum Boat - Anode Type - Which One is best?

    Which style of anodes do guys use on trim tabs? The round pucks, tear drops or the bars?
  523. sgwill122

    Saltwater West of the 126...Eh

    Nice haul and great pics.
  524. sgwill122


    I want to hear the rest of the story.
  525. sgwill122

    Rupp Outrigger Set

    Pretty sweet ride! What does that cruise at and whats the burn rate?
  526. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport 7/13-14

    Looks like the kids had a great time. Thanks for the report. Crazy to hear boats are running 40 miles for coho.
  527. sgwill122

    Saltwater A little late neah Bay and sekiu

    Nice report and congrats on your engagement. You were mostly right on the black cod except halibut are not considered a bottomfish so you could have kept a few more Black cod but looks like you had plenty. I copy and pasted from the regs below. Bottomfish Includes Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod...
  528. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport 7/13-14

    Great report Paul. The salmon seem to be playing hide n seek this year.
  529. sgwill122

    Saltwater WP 7/13

    Thanks for the report. Love your dedication to getting it done, many of my trips end in the dark.
  530. sgwill122

    Where and what to fish for?

    Halibut is closed. Not sure what you mean by inexpensive charter but Westport is your best bet for charter and fishing options for salmon/ling/rockfish and maybe albacore if they show up. Lapush and Neah are also options but a whole lot smaller towns with fewer charter options.
  531. sgwill122

    Saltwater A7 love

    Nice fish! You are gonna need a new punch card soon.
  532. sgwill122

    Ocean Chinook

    Crazy. Seems like dynamite could solve things quickly.
  533. sgwill122

    Saltwater Where is the condos and Lighthouse?

    Not sure why you would launch in Illwaco and fish North of Westport. Most reports on here are guys running way north or south from Westport to find fish.
  534. sgwill122

    Saltwater All Quiet on the Albacore Front.......?

    Thanks for the report even though it is not good yet.
  535. sgwill122

    USA/Canada Swiftsure border?

    I was unaware there was a dispute. Found an article explaining it.
  536. sgwill122

    Offshore weather looks nice this weekend

    We need a pilot on the hunt. I look forward to reading your report.
  537. sgwill122

    Saltwater Neah Bay for newbies

    Took the whole family to Neah for the first time hoping to see the whale show, catch a few fish, and check out the beaches and hikes. Neah delivered, the one thing we could not do was find an open firework stand on the 5th, which was always the best day to buy when I was a kid. We got there...
  538. sgwill122

    MA 4 Neah Bay

    I have not seen a fish checker or spotter plane in Neah so not sure how they figure their participation number and whether guys are keeping coho as part of their limit. A lot of guys out last week were chasing hali. No doubt everyone is catching but how do they know how many boats? The...
  539. sgwill122


    Surprised we did not hear stories about people doing a bit of prospecting after they got their Hali's last week.
  540. sgwill122

    26 osprey repower

    Wow, those rudes are efficient, I get 2.1-.2 on my 200 yami's at 10MPH less.
  541. sgwill122

    Saltwater Neah Anhile....

    We had the same experience. I planned a trip with my boys and David @bdrlgion and his soon-to-be wife to Westport for Hali and Salmon for this last weekend but saw Greg's @tacklejacked report on fish showing in Neah and changed plans to Neah. Plus getting to share water with Kurt and Thapp was...
  542. sgwill122

    Saltwater Neah Hali...

    Nicely done!!! Looks like offshore?
  543. sgwill122

    Time for new tabs

    In case anyone else is like me and is always surprised it is end of June already. Time to renew your boat registration before you go fishing next week.
  544. sgwill122

    Looking to buy a boat

    September-Dec are probably the best buying months used or new. I think Yamaha gives you 5 year warranties buying new in October(which I missed buying in September). If we ever cross paths this summer you are welcome to test drive my 28 duck.
  545. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport opening day salmon 6/22/19

    Well done, had the hot hand this weekend. Sounds like most folks struggled.
  546. sgwill122

    Saltwater Westport opening day salmon 6/22/19

    Nice fish and great report!
  547. sgwill122

    Open seats opening weekend salmon @ WP 6/22 & 6/23

    Did he have any friends?
  548. sgwill122

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    It sounds like Raider is trying to do foam right. As long as it is not in contact with any surfaces in the bilge that could obstruct water flow. Not sure how it does over 10 or 20 years. Most boats will get water in the bilge. Sounds like Northriver may have it figure out. Would love to...
  549. sgwill122

    Nanoos Tuna Fishers Web App

    Rod- I agree about NOAA's 10-60 mile forecasts being not super useful but they also offer pinpoint forecasts based on a clickable map location. I would guess most forecasting sites are using NOAA data for their forecast models. They definitely could make a better user interface like Nanoos...
  550. sgwill122

    Open seats opening weekend salmon @ WP 6/22 & 6/23

    Beautiful fish. How was the water? Many boats out?
  551. sgwill122

    Boat Buying Advice 195 Tiderunner w/ 115 Yammie 2-Stroke

    I would ask if he has run e10? Seems like 1987 gas lines were not made with ethonal in mind. If you do pick it up stay e-free.
  552. sgwill122

    Boat Buying Advice 195 Tiderunner w/ 115 Yammie 2-Stroke

    That looks like a well taken care of boat. If it has been stored indoors for 30 years someone has to be excited about getting some garage space back. It does not look like it has been in the water much.
  553. sgwill122

    Albacore dip

    Interesting read, thanks for posting. Hope he is wrong but at least he has a guess which is more than I have. He finishes the article commenting the South Pacific fishery is starting the year off well.
  554. sgwill122

    Ocean Salmon opens June 22

    We were hoping to hit the banks for hali and king but the forecast is looking a bit sporty Saturday afternoon into Sunday so looking like we will try again next weekend. I have moorage arranged I will be cancelling if anyone is heading to Neah and needs a spot.
  555. sgwill122

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    It does not appear to matter, just make sure you mark 13 on your card.
  556. sgwill122

    Saltwater Piggy Lingcod

    No tuna???
  557. sgwill122

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    Braid, double up the last 10ft or use tuna cord and you will lose very few balls. Braid advantages are it is thinner, no hum, you can re-tie on the fly, very long spool life(going on 10 years). I believe newer cable has longer spool life but I had heard it should be replaced every 1-2 years...
  558. sgwill122

    Saltwater 6/6/2019 Westport Hali

    Nice fish! Love the pandemonium after the fish gets gaffed.
  559. sgwill122

    Swinomish crabbing 8-1

    It is crazy that the tribes fish first and do it for money. Sportsmen do it for love of the resource and personal consumption and always gets the shaft. The history books should teach this modern day role role reversal.
  560. sgwill122

    Tuna (live bait) rod recommendation

    +1 on shimano trevalas, I also fish Okuma Cedros but prefer the lighter shimano. They can be had for $110 without any discount.
  561. sgwill122

    F'ing chipmunk

    Can't believe he sits on the trigger and does not activate it. Would it make sense to put the bait behind the trigger so he has to walk over it?
  562. sgwill122

    F'ing chipmunk

    Hope your 5 gallon water traps work on the squirrels as mine did not. I use one in my boat barn to keep the mice population down. Lately my squirrel has been licking the peanut butter clean every day and on top of that has been stealing my rat bait and hiding it in the woodpile. He has...
  563. sgwill122

    F'ing chipmunk

    Time to hook a dryer hose to your cars exhaust pipe and plumb it to your crawl space. Then pitch a tent in the yard for a family campout overnight and problem solved, if that does not work then back to burning the house down. Can't wait to see how this story ends, keep the updates coming.
  564. sgwill122

    Beat This Local Knowledge (Pic Heavy)

    Thanks for posting some cool photo's. I need to get my boat a "Research" placard.
  565. sgwill122

    Who will be on the north coast?

    Was the weather bad both openers memorial day weekend or did fishing just not work out with the family in tow?
  566. sgwill122

    Saltwater 5-25 and 5-26 Neah Bay Halibut, Lings and Rock Fish

    Agreed, I kept one once, must have just gotten unlucky but it had the most worms of any fish I have ever seen. I tried to remove the worms but the fillet started looking like swiss cheese and I still had a lot of worms to go, I gave up and chucked the whole thing. That one fish was enough to...
  567. sgwill122

    26 osprey repower

    Very nice, that has to feel like a whole new boat with the additional power and deckspace. Will be interesting to hear how it handles with the new bracket and motors.
  568. sgwill122

    F'ing chipmunk

    If you are planning a trip to Redmond any time soon I have a dual door that has caught a lot of squirrels that you are welcome to use.
  569. sgwill122

    F'ing chipmunk

    Man you have some bad luck, both your dog and gun appear to be broken.
  570. sgwill122

    F'ing chipmunk

    I have caught a lot of squirrels with peanut butter but sounds like yours has been educated. Worst case just make sure the house is current on homeowners insurance and burn it down.
  571. sgwill122

    Saltwater 5-25 and 5-26 Neah Bay Halibut, Lings and Rock Fish

    You guys are just teasing us with these fish stories and no pics. Problem with a 20lb cabezon is 18lbs of it is head.
  572. sgwill122

    painting anchor locker

    That's the recommendation I got, just wanted Bob's blessing or correction. How long have you had the bed liner on for? My deck paint lasted two years before I started seeing chips show up.
  573. sgwill122

    painting anchor locker

    I am planning to paint my aluminum anchor locker to prevent pitting from wet anchor line. I was told to scotch brite all the surfaces then hit with Zinc Primer(Green Zinc Phosphate) and paint with bed liner. I have not seen zinc primer recommended from any of Bob's threads so was hoping to...
  574. sgwill122

    Squalicum Harbor Boat launch parking?

    Similar drive time from Redmond to both launches but I also prefer Washington State Park. The Parks boat ramp is currently half the size it used to be due to winter storm damage.
  575. sgwill122

    Squalicum Harbor Boat launch parking?

    we got launched tonight at 9:00 and there were only three spots left in the paved lot. Two of which were almost unusable due to guys parking over the line. Definitely a popular launch, we would have been screwed showing up tomorrow. Thanks for the warning.
  576. sgwill122

    Who is fishing in Westport Friday?

    You across the bar yet?
  577. sgwill122

    Halibut fisherman numbers on first two days?

    Depends what you define as chance. I caught my biggest hali on the inside straits but I have had plenty of zero's as well. Odds are better on the open Ocean.
  578. sgwill122

    Anybody have any experience with Garmin brushless a/p “smart” pump.

    Are you running the Garmin smart pump? If not which pump are you using?
  579. sgwill122

    Has anyone seen this pic?

    What do you do if you catch a yellow eye on the port side of the boat and your downrigger/descender is on the starboard side? Do you get up on the gunnel and walk around the perimeter of your boat holding your fish away from the boat as you work it around your outboards to make sure you don't...
  580. sgwill122

    Squalicum Harbor Boat launch parking?

    Thanks guys, I will be there early Saturday or late Friday.
  581. sgwill122

    So Cal going to Everret

    Ling fishing in the Sound this late in the season is a low probability fishery, decreasing every day. Possession would be the easiest for that size of boat but also the lowest probability. Closest spot for Halibut is probably Mutiny bay but your chances get better the farther out on the...
  582. sgwill122

    Who is fishing in Westport Friday?

    Look at a site like to get a visual on the forecast. I really do not like NOAA's forecast as it gives the worse scenario for a large area(10-60NM). I fished the first four openers and Windy was pretty accurate each day. I would have stayed home on two of the openers if I just used...
  583. sgwill122

    Squalicum Harbor Boat launch parking?

    Planning to do some boat camping in the Juans this weekend. Thought I would launch out of Squalicum. Does the parking lot fill up on busy weekends or can you normally find a spot. Trying to figure out if I need to leave early to make sure I can get a spot or if I can take my time? Appreciate...
  584. sgwill122

    oops! fuzzy math, honest mistake or ???

    Looks like they already made up new numbers for the May 9 and 11th.
  585. sgwill122

    Open seat lapuss

    Kurt is great, I have fished with him a lot of times. He fishes hard, does not get sick and is a machine with a filet knife.
  586. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ocean hali/ling report

    This was a weird year. First Thursday and Saturday openers were slow and smaller on the hali's but the lings were easy and larger average sizes, then the next week the hali's were easy and the lings were slow. We had 5-6 guys fishing each day which made for a full day. I do owe someone a...
  587. sgwill122

    Predators eating adult salmon

    I am sure the fish were at least slowed down by the tags making them easier targets.
  588. sgwill122

    No floaters!

    0/12, I love being consistent.
  589. sgwill122

    Ugly stik repair

    I did not realize it was 7 years, I gotta give em a call tomorrow. I broke four inches off the end of another ugly stik while jigging a 2 pound pipe.
  590. sgwill122

    Ugly stik repair

    This last hali trip I had a ugly stik malfunction, the foam grip above the reel gave loose and spins around the rod. It makes holding the pole awkward as the reel can shift side to side as the foam pad spins. I was thinking of squirting super glue inside the foam hoping it would lock it in...
  591. sgwill122

    30’ Duckworth XL Offshore Build Pics & Intro

    Congrats on the cool boat!
  592. sgwill122

    Open seat for Halibut out of Lapush this Thursday

    Paul thanks again for sharing Mark's Ling cerviche. All three of us came home and made our own today. Definitely one of my favorite dishes.
  593. sgwill122

    Halibut fisherman numbers on first two days?

    Opening day on the Corner looked busy as ever but every hali day after looked light as did the launch and retrieve lines in Lapush. Last Saturday a spotter plane did a fly over but I have not been visited by a fish checker this year. I assume folks are counting on a longer season and not...
  594. sgwill122

    Open seat for Halibut out of Lapush this Thursday

    Thanks, will definitely stop by.
  595. sgwill122

    23 ft Duckworth Sinks Near Desception Pass 5/2/19 One Fatality

    We launched from Cornet a few years ago late afternoon having driven over the bridge and could see caps on the water but thought it looked doable from over a 100ft up. Once we cleared the pass the waves got bigger and stacked up very quickly. I have seen a lot of ocean conditions but what we...
  596. sgwill122

    Saltwater LaPush opener/report

    This explains why the launch lines were not terrible out of Lapush.
  597. sgwill122

    Open seat for Halibut out of Lapush this Thursday

    Hey Paul- we have one of the two bedroom cabins along the beach. I wont get in till late Wednesday. I will give you a shout on the VHF on Thursday and we can trade secrets on 68.
  598. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ocean hali/ling report

    With only six arms it would be called a sextapuss which sounds much more interesting.
  599. sgwill122

    Open seat for Halibut out of Lapush this Thursday

    Had a fishing buddy cancel for this Thursday due to work so I have an open spot. PM me if you are interested.
  600. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ocean hali/ling report

    That is so cool, do you have video? That must have been a tough job getting the hooks out.
  601. sgwill122

    Saltwater Ocean hali/ling report

    Fished Thursday through Friday on the Ocean. We slept in Thursday morning and launched at 8:00 to avoid the launch lines which mostly worked except for the boat in front of us lost a trailer tire when he turned into the launch. Took us over 2 hours of running in lumpy water to get out to the...
  602. sgwill122

    looking for La Push runing partner for may1st,2nd&4th

    Gonna be pretty tough to find a last minute buddy boat as you are likely going to be an hour apart in the launch line. Just decide the guy running in front of you and the guy behind you are your buddy boats. If you get passed there will be more following you. If this is your first trip on...
  603. sgwill122

    Rent or borrow a trailer to swap outdrive

    I agree, my wife has learned my two hour projects are short hand for two days. Good luck Rick.
  604. sgwill122

    WDFG Fee/license increase

    It appears it is ok to attack CCA but not question PSA positions(at least according to a verbal few on here). I have never been a member of CCA but I have fished with a few guys that are. It appears one is sacred and the other the devil, kinda feels like a religious thing. I have been a PSA...
  605. sgwill122

    WDFG Fee/license increase

    Thanks for posting. My head hurts how dumb and inconsistent this is. We clip the fins of hatchery fish so sportsmen can release the wild fish. Yet when the wild runs are still low we reduce or eliminate the sports fishery which had neglible impact to 'stray' fish to start with. But when it...
  606. sgwill122

    Trailer brakes help needed

    I have 4 sets of hubs/rotors/calipers that you can have. They are two years old. I tried selling them but no action so looking to give them away. They come on torsion arms which I assume can be removed and then installed on your trailer spindles. They were working well when removed although...
  607. sgwill122

    BC license info.... Campbell river store

    It prohibits you from fishing halibut in swiftsure (Areas 23, 121, or 123).
  608. sgwill122

    Down to last 2 Q Cove. Now what?

    Hey Curt I think I have two Qcove flashers plus a couple spare leashes. I will trade you for any non-breakaway you may have.
  609. sgwill122

    North of Falcon Updates

    My understanding is it is only a few of the rivers that have very low return projections. They are shutting or reducing the Areas in the Sound to protect these runs. I am sure our co-managers will get to net as usual on the rivers with decent runs since they do not impact the other runs. Add...
  610. sgwill122

    How do we win?

    I believe the numbers are closer to 90% of the country blindly votes along party lines. It is about 10% of the country that is willing to swing one way or the other. There is plenty of right and left wing propaganda that is only a google search away. The only way we will ever see this state...
  611. sgwill122

    WP ice

    Seems like you have all the info. I have done the handcart/ bucket brigade down the dock and much prefer loading the boat on the trailer even if it means waiting in line. 1/2 to 3/4 of the tote goes on the boat the rest goes in coolers that stay in the trucks for guys to take home fish.
  612. sgwill122

    Highway 101 closure

    I did 112 once last year and will never do it again. I much preferred the bumps around Crescent to the goat trail(112).
  613. sgwill122

    Cool You Tube Channel

    Just ran across another video that is awe inspiring.
  614. sgwill122

    Cool You Tube Channel

    Try watching these guys.
  615. sgwill122

    Charter next week: Neah vs Westport?

    Slight threadjack, do charters provide unlimited jigs free of charge? Seems like a charter could lose money if the crew lost enough big jigs(assuming deepwater lings).
  616. sgwill122

    Yamaha outboard question

    How new are your plugs?
  617. sgwill122

    Fuel and road-use taxes?

    Separate form, nothing to do with filing your taxes. It is a state road tax refund and you only get part of it back. It is only for fuel not used in a road vehicle(lawnmower, boat, airplane, ect).
  618. sgwill122

    Fuel and road-use taxes?

    I have done it for the last two years and think the effort is worth it. I save all my boat fuel receipts and file in January. The receipt has to show how much you paid per gallon. They ask you to fill out a different form for every rate period(generally 6 months) but they have not had an...
  619. sgwill122

    Where to buy jig molds

    Anyone have a recommendation for a place that sells lead jig head molds? Looking for 6 and 10 ounce heads with barbed necks. I have found some online with round necks but not the barbed.
  620. sgwill122

    La Push Sublease?

    So how does the boat get to La Push? You planning to drive it there and then have someone meet you there to get you home?
  621. sgwill122

    La Push Sublease?

    Sublease in May, you might have better odds playing the lottery. I just left my boat at Riverview RV Park and Storage after a weekend of fishing. It is right on the way 10 minutes out of La Push. It was $50 a month for uncovered storage, the lot is fenced and they have after hours access...
  622. sgwill122

    Fess Up....I'm sure some can relate?

    That guy is awesome, he probably kept it from popping a wheelie.
  623. sgwill122

    Painting a Hull?

    It should have been called 'the boat that sucks to drive in the rain' or 'the boat that cant see crap in front of it'.
  624. sgwill122

    8lbs 9oz Fisher....

    Congrats Rick! If they sell you a license then your golden or worst case as soon as he can hit the power lever on the tanacom.
  625. sgwill122

    ...and it’s over.

    I have not figured out how to like tuna except in a can. Fresh salmon is good a lot of ways, if it is frozen I like to brine in a sweet teryaki sauce and pan fry, it is one of the family favorites. White fish can be cooked in almost anything, just don't overcook it. I did not prefer fish as...
  626. sgwill122

    Portable tank vent

    I use the same but I had to buy my 3 gallon tank.
  627. sgwill122

    New boat logo ideas

    Here's my idea for a hockey themed wrap. Can't get anymore hockey than Wayne Gretzkys daughter.
  628. sgwill122

    surge actuator, brakes, rope n chain and 6" radar mount

    Back to the top. Still have the brakes and achor rope and chain.
  629. sgwill122

    Replacing Trailer Brake Rotors

    You thinking of turning them just to get the rust off or do you think they are warped? If it is just to get the rust off I don't think it helps anything, your pads will clean the face off. Your calipers are the thing I would worry about.
  630. sgwill122


    Can you share a few facts on your 'hatcheries have huge negative affect' opinion. Wild runs are great but hatchery fish face most of the same selective pressures, they have to make their way out to the ocean, find food and avoid predators for 2-7 years and make it back up the river to the...
  631. sgwill122

    new weapon for wtc participants

    Great idea but wrong tool. That one uses cellphone antennas to report position. You are gonna need a few more bucks to track on the tuna grounds.
  632. sgwill122

    Good News- CCA LOSES AGAIN

    I think we (sportsmen/hatcheries/salmon) lose if we agree there is value in separating 'wild' and 'hatchery' fish. I believe there is no meaningful genetic difference between wild and hatchery fish. We ought to just take a few mouth swabs of wild and hatchery fish and send them off to 23 and...
  633. sgwill122

    Who Has Fish Pics From Before Digital? I do..

    Seeing those big fish pics from long ago got me wondering where they went which got me googling. Here is a decent article if anybody is interested. No one knows for sure but the article speculates the growing Northern Orca populations may have had a significant impact. All we hear about here...
  634. sgwill122

    Everett Blackmouth Derby??

    I have the coords to a red hot baby coho bite, you are all on your own for the 22" blackmouth.
  635. sgwill122

    Splashed the North River 29

    Beautiful day for a boat ride. Check your cabin bilge for water, my new boat had two leaks, one from a poorly sealed vberth window and another from a screw through a raw water intake for the head. Took me quite a few months to find both.
  636. sgwill122

    Good News- CCA LOSES AGAIN

    I am a fan of PSA and have no opinion on CCA but I am never a fan of nets tribal or non-tribal. If there is a run of hatchery fish that needs 'mopped' up they should increase the sportfishing opportunity which is proven to be very low impact on the non-targeted species. WDFW has done a study...
  637. sgwill122

    Croonquist Commission application request for support

    It is fun to say but many taste tests have been done and people can't tell the difference. I eat wild because I enjoy fishing. If I did not catch my own fish I would eat farmed as its healthier than beef, chicken or pork which is 100% farmed, funny that people don't have the same passion...
  638. sgwill122

    Westport thieves

    That sucks Ryan. Hope insurance takes care of you.
  639. sgwill122

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Awesome boat, everyone in the fleet is gonna be jealous. Size matters says the guy with a 12' beam and a happy wife.
  640. sgwill122

    Splashed the North River 29

    Beautiful boat! Get shark hide on any aluminum you want to keep shiny or embrace the gray.
  641. sgwill122

    Defiance 220ex repower

    I had a similar size boat with 220hp inboard which was a dog, I replaced with a 300HP and was happy. If you are not willing to step up to a 250 I would live with what you got. A 200 will only make you a little less miserable.
  642. sgwill122

    Smoked Salmon Help

    I second the big chief, I prefer it over the traeger for smoking salmon. I am in Redmond so not much help.
  643. sgwill122

    Duckworth crapper

    That is a great idea Howard, I did not even think about using epoxy on the aluminum angle.
  644. sgwill122

    Duckworth crapper

    My boat came with a marine head in the v-berth. I never thought to ask how big the black water holding tank was until i was on a week camping trip in Desolation Sound with the family. I quickly learned it was too small which added a not fun daily task to a fun week. The boat came with a 6...
  645. sgwill122

    Friday Harbor side bet

    Everyone that fished is way tougher than me. I assume the islands all had snow. That would have been pretty cool to see.
  646. sgwill122

    Would you turn them in?

    Not reporting a known self appointed sea lion population control officer does not equate to lawlessness, it is your choice to report or not. Do you call law enforcement every time you see someone speeding, riding their bike without a helmet, witness a jaywalker, seen someone smoking too close...
  647. sgwill122

    Back in the Day

    I am no fan of commies but unfortunately we can't blame them for the kelp going away. Kelp dies off in the winter months and regrows in the spring and summer months. For some reason kelp has been on the decline and no one has figured out why yet...
  648. sgwill122

    Scotty HP downrigger opinions.

    Hey Jeff- Glad to hear your balls are still intact. Why didn't you put the tubing right above the ball? Are you not using your swivel as your stop? I use my tuna cord to braid knot as my stop, the tubing is just there to keep someone from using the green knob on the last few feet. I...
  649. sgwill122

    WTBorrow radar wedge

    Hey Howard- I have a 3 degree 6 inch high radar mount if you want to give it a try, it also has spacers so you can adjust up or down.
  650. sgwill122

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    Thanks for posting that was fun to watch. He would have had a tough time with the cooler if they were 30lb fish.
  651. sgwill122

    How often do YOU replace your line?

    I wish I had this problem.
  652. sgwill122

    How often do YOU replace your line?

    This is funny, my dad is the same way, he has been running the same 30lb test that we bought in Canada in 2005. I cant remember him breaking off a fish but I did get him to replace it last year.
  653. sgwill122

    How often do YOU replace your line?

    Depends on how beat up it is, mono can last 2 years if not in the sunshine. Pull out twenty feet and see how easily you can break it. Why do guys like running mono on the main line?
  654. sgwill122

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    I ran a Lowrance chartplotter with a internal antenae for 10 years in a glass boat and never had an issue keeping locked on GPS satellites. I would buy the unit and test out the signal strength before committing to external. It saves you a few bucks but makes the installation even easier if...