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  1. Baby J

    Cell service in Westport

    I've heard Tmobile is getting better as they integrate all the Sprint networks over the next few years.
  2. Baby J

    Cell service in Westport

    3G? You can't even watch porn with 3G can you? 😁
  3. Baby J

    Cell service in Westport

    I switched from Verizon to T mobile a while back because I spend a lot of time on lake Roosevelt and had zero service except right at the dam. So far coverage has been decent in areas 3-4. Had three bars on swiftsure a few weeks ago. I’ve yet to find anything that works on the tuna grounds.
  4. Baby J

    Who is headed West to A4 this weekend?

    You guys weed out all the small ones this weekend. I’ll come up and take care of the big boys next weekend.
  5. Baby J

    Time to sell your boat

    The salmon seasons are already pretty restrictive so salmon fishing is definitely not the biggest factor I base boat ownership on.
  6. Baby J

    Gas or Electric

    I smoke a shit ton of meat and have had several smokers in the past ten years. The best setup I’ve come up with is a large propane master built that I run on natural gas. Usually you need to drill out the orifice to convert to natural gas but I just hooked it up as is and it can smoke/cook...
  7. Baby J

    Electrical engineering in the Field

    I towed a group of guys in that were dead in the water ten miles off shore last year. They had no battery at all in the boat. They had one of those Harbor Freight jump starters in the boat with the jumper cables clamped to the battery cables. I try not to judge but that is just way outa pocket...
  8. Baby J

    South Korean electric reels

    I told the wife I want a Banax 1000 for father's day. After hearing the feedback here and reading/watching reviews for a week, it really looks like a solid reel. I know it'll be great for bottom fishing but I'm also interested to see how useful it will be for tuna.
  9. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    That argument makes no sense. Yes guns and cash are used for illicit activities but it’s much less than 1% of the instances of use. Around 70% of crypto currency transactions are for illegal activities. For me it’s not just the fact that it’s illegal but it’s the unbelievable brutality that...
  10. Baby J

    South Korean electric reels

    I’m looking at getting a pair of the 7000BM models pretty hard. The 1000’s look pretty damn nice too.
  11. Baby J

    South Korean electric reels

    I’ve read lots of reviews on them and the only real complaint I see is that the instructions are only in Korean.
  12. Baby J

    South Korean electric reels

    After getting my ass kicked all weekend reeling up and down halibut rigs I’m looking at switching to electric reels. I’ve seen very little talk on here about the ones made in Korea but what is reported seems mostly positive. Are the budget friendly Banax or Silstar-Primmus any good for an...
  13. Baby J

    Saltwater No Halibut Reports??

    Took the old boat out for one last trip as it was full of fuel. Fished out of Neah Bay Saturday and Sunday. Picked up a few chicken butts and some nice rockfish.
  14. Baby J

    Salmon Bellies for halibut bait

    I decided to brine up the ones I had that were a little freezer burned with a bunch of herring. They seem to look ok so I’ll give them a shot.
  15. Baby J

    Upholstery repair in Westport

    I bought a sewing awl years ago at the recommendation of an apholstery guy. I’ve made so many repairs over the years to canvas and boat enclosures. They cost twenty bucks and it’s very easy to make professional looking repairs.
  16. Baby J

    Looking for a marine CB radio

    Just made a deal on one. Thanks for the replies.
  17. Baby J

    Looking for a marine CB radio

    Oh yeah that’s correct. I will correct the description.
  18. Baby J

    Looking for a marine CB radio

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  19. Baby J

    Pacific Northwest Looking for a marine CB radio

    Looking for an inexpensive marine VHF (not CB)radio. Don’t need the antenna, just the radio.
  20. Baby J

    Salmon Bellies for halibut bait

    They were vacuum packed but got a little hole in the bag and it got air in. Must have gotten pinched by a block of ice or something. I sure wish I would have checked them a few weeks ago. Would really like to find some in the Tacoma area but if Seattle is the only option I’ll definitely go.
  21. Baby J

    Salmon Bellies for halibut bait

    Does anyone here still talk to this guy? Doesn’t look like he’s been on in a long time. Just dug my salmon bellies out of the chest freezer and discovered they are freezer burned. Does anyone know where I could buy some? This is first time I haven’t been able to use my own.
  22. Baby J

    Binoculars best bang for buck

    Or if you want to spend a little less you could go with Nikon. They are also a good value for the money.
  23. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    At least now we’re seeing a use for Bitcoin that doesn’t involve child pornography or buying drugs. Add paying terrorists ransom to the list.
  24. Baby J

    Octane rating at islander resort lopez/marine octane booster?

    I have heard about Boostane as it’s been around for a while. Octane boosters that use MMT are pretty hard on sensors and spark plugs. I wouldn’t use it in $30k outboards that I depend on being reliable.
  25. Baby J

    Octane rating at islander resort lopez/marine octane booster?

    Small bottles of octane booster will not get any real volume of fuel up to 89 octane. Back when I used to run poker runs we would buy and split drums of Toluene to add when we filled up. Most of the bottles of octane booster are just toluene with some additives to make it look proprietary...
  26. Baby J

    Bennett Bolt trim tabs

    I talked with a rep at Bennett again yesterday and there’s no electric models short enough to use. He did give me the Yamaha part number SA4016S. Have any other Grady owners had to deal with this issue?
  27. Baby J

    Bennett Bolt trim tabs

    The part number is: SA4016SRC. I talked to Bennett and the said to try to find them at a Grady dealership. As hard as it is to get to the hydraulic fittings, I’d much prefer going to electric if anyone makes actuators short enough.
  28. Baby J

    Bennett Bolt trim tabs

    I have been running Bennett Bolt trim tabs on my 23’ walkaround for five years and absolutely love them. I’m trying to find a set of the Bennett “extra short” actuators for the Grady White 265 I recently purchased but they are special order and it looks like it will be a long lead time to get...
  29. Baby J

    King 5 Article

    To me it’s just another fake ass story on the news. Just about every single narrative that is repeated nightly on mainstream media is completely false and is easily proven so but the networks aren’t interested in facts. It’s all about pushing the narrative for the fat cats.
  30. Baby J

    Anyone need downrigger braid?

    Or Orcas....
  31. Baby J

    Puget Sound from Shore

    I apologize for not being more specific. I meant hot chicks. 😁
  32. Baby J

    Puget Sound from Shore

    Other than surf perch at the beaches, opportunities are very limited. You would be so much better off getting a little boat or a kayak. Anything to get you deeper water. Shore fishing is like trying to pick up chicks in a Chevy. It feels like you have a chance but everyone around knows...
  33. Baby J

    Local knowlege for Rod and reel for Halibut

    I’ve been fishing for halibut for a long time and can’t remember ever catching a yelloweye. I fish really deep and occasionally catch cod as a bonus so I guess I’ll just stay west of area six because cod is one of my favorite fish to eat.
  34. Baby J

    Radioactive water coming to Northwest shore......https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/asia/japan-fukushima-water-intl-hnk/index.html

    I think it’s a little bit much for China to be lecturing anyone about pollution.....
  35. Baby J

    Good news Ladies! Remmington Ammo is Back!

    If you want truly accurate rifle ammunition there is no other way to get it without reloading it yourself or having it custom made. Factory store bought ammo is made to fit multiple guns so the total length of the round must be shorter. Ammo custom loaded with the right powder, right bullet and...
  36. Baby J

    Good news Ladies! Remmington Ammo is Back!

    Anything that creates more supply in the system will help. I think Biden might top Obama as the greatest gun and ammo salesperson of all time.
  37. Baby J

    Let's talk batteries.

    Hopefully this doesn’t violate rules. I know it’s not marine batteries but I’d think brand quality would be similar.
  38. Baby J

    Let's talk batteries.

    There’s a guy on YouTube that does an excellent job comparing products like this. His channel is called “Project Farm”. He takes zero money from anyone and is completely unbiased. He compared batteries and to my surprise found that the Walmart batteries were actually one of the better batteries...
  39. Baby J

    Offshore energy

    I don’t think those chains will draw even close to as many fish as the pillars on oil rigs.
  40. Baby J

    Spot Shrimp Season

    That’s the shortest area six season I can remember. Damn this sucks....
  41. Baby J

    Offshore energy

    California has rolling blackouts, Texas just had a green energy disaster with millions losing power. Our nuclear power plants are being regulated out of existence just like we do to everything that becomes politically unpopular. Meanwhile China is still building coal plants all over their...
  42. Baby J

    Spot Shrimp Season

    I checked my magic eight ball and it says we’ll also have a better season in area six except discovery bay. 😁
  43. Baby J

    Offshore energy

    With all the money being wasted on social engineering disguised as infrastructure I think we could afford to build six big nuclear plants that would generate more power than all the green energy in the world. That’s never going to happen though because green energy is highly subsidized and a...
  44. Baby J

    Offshore energy

    I'd rather see oil rigs offshore myself. Great for fishing and actually doing something useful instead of fueling fantasies of offshore boats powered by Chinese solar panels and other pipe dreams. If people had zero political biases and looked at actual facts we'd be powering our country with...
  45. Baby J

    Local knowlege for Rod and reel for Halibut

    I know what it means but I don’t understand how keeping a pacific cod or lingcod hurts yellow eyes? That makes zero sense to me.
  46. Baby J

    Local knowlege for Rod and reel for Halibut

    Speaking of halibut in area six, can someone please explain this quote from the halibut rules so I can understand? "To protect yelloweye rockfish, the retention of lingcod and Pacific cod is not permitted while fishing for halibut deeper than 120 feet in Marine Areas 6 - 10"
  47. Baby J

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    That’s a pretty comfy ride for that choppy water. 👍
  48. Baby J

    What’s the best adhesive sealant?

    Not trying to hijack the thread but I want to put tile down on my outdoor concrete patio I poured last year. Would any of these adhesives work for that?
  49. Baby J

    Classified Ads

    Look at the bright side. If you really need to sell something, just paint it hot pink and the Cali guys will scoop it up quick.
  50. Baby J

    New Boat! No Bait Tank ☹️

    I bet your porposing issue will probably go away with a few crab pots up front.
  51. Baby J

    If You Own A Ford...

    I love my Ford truck and was loyal in buying our Escape which I tolerate even though it’s as boring of a car as you can get. That being said I’ll never buy another Ford again. The announcement today that they are closing yet another factory and moving it to Mexico is the last straw for me. I...
  52. Baby J

    Looking for a good Yamaha mechanic

    Thanks, I’m really looking forward to getting out in the boat. The folks at Kitsap marina are going to check them both for corrosion when they change the water pumps. I just wanted a true mechanic to check everything out before I start doing stuff myself on them as I have no knowledge about...
  53. Baby J

    If You Own A Ford...

    Last spring I pulled the 7.3 motor out of my truck and completely rebuilt it with the best internals, big turbo, Rosewood injectors, adrenaline hpop and a mishimoto intercooler that’s for a 6.0. My towing tunes are all over 400hp and the maximum effort/Cummins killer type tunes are over 600hp...
  54. Baby J

    Looking for a good Yamaha mechanic

    No need for that. I’m way too cheap to have people work on stuff I know how to fix 😁.
  55. Baby J

    If You Own A Ford...

    It wasn’t the only reason 😂
  56. Baby J

    If You Own A Ford...

    My Ford 7.3 just pulled a 27’ Grady fully loaded with fuel from Michigan 2500 miles. That’s a lot of hills to pull. Drove there and back in six days totaling about 5800 miles because I had to go out of the way to get the trailer. Ford diesels get it done son 😁
  57. Baby J

    Looking for a good Yamaha mechanic

    I’m dropping it off at Kitsap Marina tomorrow morning. They had a three week lead time but that should leave plenty of time for it to e done in time for Hali season so I’m good with that. Thanks again for your help.
  58. Baby J

    Looking for a good Yamaha mechanic

    Thanks guys I really appreciate the recommendations. I’ll try all of the suggestions and see who can get to it in a reasonable amount of time. As I said before, I originally planned on replacing the motors with new ones but didn’t expect them to be so pristine with 1400 hours. I also assumed...
  59. Baby J

    Looking for a good Yamaha mechanic

    Thanks to you both, much appreciated.
  60. Baby J

    Looking for a good Yamaha mechanic

    I just bought a boat with two Yamahas on it and would like to get them checked out before I try to go out. These are four stroke 2002 225's with 1400 hours so I'm aware of the possible corrosion issues. I want to upgrade to the new exhaust if it hasn't been replaced already. This boat has...
  61. Baby J

    Movin' to Texas

    I’ve been looking at getting a retirement home in Florida close to Islamorada. With all the New Yorkers fleeing the big apple real estate is insane now. I can’t understand how people want to flee liberal cities but still keep voting for liberals.
  62. Baby J

    HappyHours getting new enclosure

    It turned out great. Very nice attention to detail. What’s your storage setup like compared to strataglass? Is it easy to put it on and remove? I think I need this....
  63. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    I ended up spending a little more. Upgraded brakes, aluminum wheels and got a spare tire with mount. They also shipped it to just outside Milwaukee so I can get it close to where the boat is.
  64. Baby J

    HappyHours getting new enclosure

    Looks great. I’m thinking about doing this too. What kind of lead time did they have before they could get you in?
  65. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    Thanks for the heads up on equipment. It’s a private seller but now I’m going to ask him for two separate bill of sales hull/ equipment. Gspot is right about the trailer. That trailer is a really good deal around here but in the eastern US they are much cheaper. I’m placing the order...
  66. Baby J

    Best Boat Wash Moss/Mildew

    I always spray it like windex being careful to stay up wind and not breathe it and rinse it off quickly. Definitely don’t want it dripping on your trailer until it’s diluted with water. I’ve never had any trouble with it getting on stainless hardware though.
  67. Baby J

    Best Boat Wash Moss/Mildew

    Toilet bowl cleaner all the way. Best brand to use is called “The Works”. The sell it at Walmart. Spray it on and rinse it off. Come back and buff/wax.
  68. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    I thought about that but it will be about 11k pounds for the boat and trailer. I have an absolutely bulletproof towing truck so I’d feel more comfortable using my truck. Sure not looking forward to pulling a wide heavy load through snow storms and over mountain passes. Might take a southerly...
  69. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    I’m definitely making this complicated. I’m going to give it a week to see if I get some better shipping bids. I really really don’t want to make the drive, especially this time of year. The problem is I’m a full time investor so I don’t like wasting money. It’ll cost me $4k more to ship the...
  70. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    I appreciate all the advice. My first plan was to buy the trailer near the boat I bought which is in the Chicago area on Lake Michigan. I’m getting quotes to have it shipped now because I’d rather not make the trip if it doesn’t cost that much more. If I do have it transported, how do they...
  71. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    I’ll make sure I have the sale paperwork and everything in order and ask them if I can get a 30 day tag before I leave to pick it up.
  72. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    Ok thanks. I was hoping for some secret end around that would eliminate me taking in the rear end....
  73. Baby J

    I'm sure it runs flawlessly on 87 octane.

    I wonder if they’ll offer a non duo prop option for more fast boat type applications. Unless they have figured something out, I think the speed limit is around 65-70mph with duos. The Southeast tournament guys might not be down with that.
  74. Baby J

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    I’m looking at buying a new triple axle trailer. It’s not a huge deal but the manufacturer gives a discount if you buy it at the factory which is out of state. Just curious if you save anything on tax and registration.
  75. Baby J

    Build It !

    Absolutely beautiful workmanship.
  76. Baby J

    I'm sure it runs flawlessly on 87 octane.

    Mercury racing definitely has some great engineers. Their 1350 stern drive engines paired with the bulletproof M8 outdrive absolutely dominates the poker run scene. 1350 horsepower with great reliability is absolutely amazing performance on pump gas. Those are the best mass produced...
  77. Baby J

    I'm sure it runs flawlessly on 87 octane.

    lots of mercury haters up here. Funny how popular they are down in the southeast where people fish 12 months a year and regularly go out 70+ miles. I talked to a few water patrol guys while they launched a big ass police boat last summer in port orchard. They said their mercury engines had...
  78. Baby J

    Reactor 40 needs some help

    I’ve learned with Garmin it depends more on who you talk to than what their warranty policy is. As I posted on here last fall, my stuff was under warranty but the first person I talked to basically told me to pound sand and buy a new one. After people here advised me to keep contacting them I...
  79. Baby J

    State taking away open carry of any weapon

    I think even becoming a well informed voter is difficult these days. The mainstream media is nothing but a mouthpiece for our new oligarch class of billionaires. People that are busy and have lives have a hard time sifting through the BS. How Washington can keep voting for the same party is...
  80. Baby J

    State taking away open carry of any weapon

    Are they going to enforce this law like all the other laws we have? If so, I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
  81. Baby J

    Fuel cost??

    Look at the swings in the market almost daily. It’s just too wild for me. I absolutely hate just sitting in cash but that’s what has to be done right now. If my wife wasn’t so attached to our house and neighbors I’d be selling my house as well as it’s “worth” double what we paid for it four...
  82. Baby J

    Fuel cost??

    I think regardless of fuel, food or whatever investment you have it’s a scary time. The fed is determined to drive inflation up so the value/buying power of our savings drops every day. I’ve been an active options trader for 20 years but I don’t have the stomach for investing in this market...
  83. Baby J

    Fuel cost??

    I just wonder what will happen when the government lifts the eviction/foreclosure protections. Landlords must be hurting right now with all these people not paying rent.
  84. Baby J

    Fuel cost??

    I’m more worried about real estate right now. The number of mortgages in forbearance and default is getting a little scary.
  85. Baby J

    Large Walk around vessels....

    I know they are not very common up in the PNW but my favorite big walk around/sport fisherman type boats are Gillman yachts. Fast, fish great and awesome in rough water.
  86. Baby J

    Ahhh hell no! Rnd2

    I said after he had the area secure and no other critters could enter. It's the best way I know to get rid of the resident rodents you want to remove.
  87. Baby J

    Ahhh hell no! Rnd2

    Once the crawl space is secured against any non rodents from entering, put a few bowls of antifreeze around by the perimeter walls. Done deal.
  88. Baby J

    Saltwater Caught the elusive PSLS

    That octopus looked tasty 😋
  89. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    My buddies wife works for the FBI and she says they estimate over 90% of actual purchases with bitcoins are used for illegal activities. She works on a child exploitation/pornography task force. Most people they bust have Bitcoin wallets.
  90. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Take a little dive into dark onion web and go to sites like the dark market or the dream market and you’ll know exactly who’s using Bitcoin. In all honesty I’d feel better about selling heroine to junior high kids than helping fund a currency responsible for that stuff. A million Wall Street...
  91. Baby J

    WTB Good quality telescope

    Yep I’ll be hitting them up for eye pieces and other accessories.
  92. Baby J

    WTB Good quality telescope

    Please disregard. I made a deal on one today.
  93. Baby J

    WTB Good quality telescope

    Looking for a nice telescope to buy my wife for Christmas. She wants one of the really big ones so it doesn’t really need to be super portable. She really likes the Orion Skywatcher models but they are all on back order due to Covid. Anyone have one they would like to part with? I’d like to...
  94. Baby J

    Let's talk shrimp pots

    I'm not sure it matters what you use as you can only keep 120 per person. I use three of the octagon style traps and we almost always get at least one limit per trap per set. We usually do one trap per limit left on the second set to avoid having to dump them.
  95. Baby J

    Saltwater while prospecting for squid

    We caught some huge rockfish in area 11 while jigging for salmon this summer. They’ve definitely made a comeback.
  96. Baby J

    Machine shop recommendations (kicker motor)

    X4 on the left hand drill bits. Works every time for me.
  97. Baby J

    WTB 209 Primer

    “CCIs” That’s what I run in my muzzleloader and they perform perfect every time for white hots or BH 209. If you need a dozen or so you can have them for free as long as you agree not to hand them over to Beto when he comes to take our guns and ammo 😀
  98. Baby J

    WTB 209 Primer

    I can spare a few 209s if you need some. Mine are CCI’s I believe. Never failed me.
  99. Baby J

    Preview of opening day for modern firearm season

    Wait, those pumpkins aren’t driving trucks with their head out the window and a rifle on their lap. 😂
  100. Baby J

    Any muzzleloader folks heading out for elk?

    I’m headed out. They definitely haven’t made it to my hotspots yet. It’s quite a bit warmer than the early muzzy season the past few years it feels like.
  101. Baby J

    Season started off with a bang !!

    I’ve been up checking my elk spots and haven’t seen any shrooms at all this year yet. Maybe the commercial pickers got them all but doesn’t look like they have popped up yet.
  102. Baby J

    Photo Radar?

    As Buzz said, just mark it wasn't you and send it back. I plead the fifth on how many times I've done that... 80% of the money goes to a company in Arizona anyways.
  103. Baby J

    Photo Radar?

    If it’s in Seattle just pay it. The mayor needs additional money to pay more pimps and sex traffickers for advice on how to destroy the city faster.
  104. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I just got back from checking the replacement unit. I snapped it in and it fired right up. Now I just need some decent weather so I can get back out there. I definitely agree with you on redundancy with navigation. I usually have a destination or spot in mind when I leave the launch and take...
  105. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    The new one is supposed to be delivered today. I had to pay a $400 deposit for them to ship it out rather than wait for them to fix mine. I just looked at the paperwork and it looks like only $200 is going to be refunded when they get mine back. Overall the experience has been pretty...
  106. Baby J

    Just in time before tuna season winds down

    Saw these at Walmart yesterday. Luxury beanbag chairs. They have foot rest beanbags too....
  107. Baby J

    Freshwater Lake Roosevelt

    Lake Roosevelt Washington guys.
  108. Baby J

    Cast and blast Lake Roosevelt

    If you really want to learn how to fish for a new species the right way, save yourself a ton of time and go with a guide.
  109. Baby J

    Looking for spotting scope recommendations

    I am happy with my Vortex as well and still feel like they provide great value or bang for the buck. That being said, I wish I’d have just pooled my money for my spotting scope and binoculars together and just bought the best binoculars I could afford. Maybe I’m just getting old but spotting...
  110. Baby J

    It started off good but.....

    It’ll buff right out. Would have been scrap if it was aluminum. 😂😂
  111. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    Damn you guys are giving me a headache. Just an update on the Garmin situation. Things have really slowed down. Last message I got they were going to give me instructions on how to pay the deposit so I could expedite the exchange process. That was Monday. This unit is getting sold with my...
  112. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I did talk to someone today and this is resolved from a customer service standpoint. I didn’t go off like a lunatic on the first conversation or anything. I was very nice and was willing to do whatever it took to get a fair outcome. The dude basically just said we don’t have parts or...
  113. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I just started wondering if taking it on and off the power source does something harmful. I always make sure it’s shut down first. I’m just thankful I had all my cords/numbers backed up this time.
  114. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I dealt with a decent dude at Garmin today who was helpful and understood how a customer should be treated. He verified the unit was under warranty and they are replacing the head unit with a brand new one. I think the first guy I talked to would be better suited working at the DMV or...
  115. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I get it guys. I used to go 50 miles offshore (gulf of Mexico) in an 1973 16 foot Boston Whaler with nothing but a compass a depth finder. We used to know where we were by what oil rigs we were close to. I damn near lost my life and did lose the boat one time and that’s all it took for me. I...
  116. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    My unit is a 2018 model not five years old. I was nice until the guy told me to just go buy a new one and I was out of luck. I spent a week checking everything out hoping it was something on my end. I did register my warranty and I updated my software every six months. The way you talk about...
  117. Baby J

    Seattle Parks and Boat Ramps Closing

    I’m just glad I live in an area where I never have to make decisions about my safety. Our local government just makes it for me just like I’m a three year old.
  118. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    If it would have been decent weather I would not have gone home without at least fishing for some coho. I’m not taking my wife out in gale force winds at night with no electronics. Weather report was calling for heavy fog in the morning. We were all set up to go halibut fishing at swiftsure...
  119. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I think they will eventually make good. It would just be nice if it could have been dealt with in a timely manner. I am willing to bend over backwards to get it resolved quickly so I can get back on the water.
  120. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    My son confirmed that the power is 100% rock solid and we are reading it from the female pin holes on the docking bracket. My other electronics are running off the same power supply with zero issues. I run a separate battery for my electronics and it’s new this year. It’s possible that it’s...
  121. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I just said what we checked and the last software update was done in June. It’s 100% getting power. I bought it from an authorized dealer and they told me yesterday it had a two year warranty after I gave them the serial number and gave them the order number. I don’t think I’m “bitching” when...
  122. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    It's definitely getting power. My son is an industrial electrician that specializes in automation equipment. He retested the voltage and even put a load on it which I had not done yet. It has 12.8 volts with the engine off and a minimum of 13.6 with it running. We are checking voltage at the...
  123. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    You know how it goes... Stuff starts going wrong and the next thing you hear is “why don’t we just go home and we can come back next weekend”. Before you know what hit you, you’re spending your weekend hiking up mountains and hanging out in malls and shit. The struggle is real and Garmin...
  124. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    This was last Friday night. It was down right nautical out in the strait with gale force winds. We needed to get crab pots off the boat before anchoring for the night. There was no way I was going to run to our spot with no gps or sonar at night in those conditions. I would do it if with...
  125. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    That's close to what I was thinking. I was going to buy another new one and use it this year. Next year I would use both so I didn't have to split screen the charts/sonar. I just want to know if they will do the right thing before giving them any more business. Very frustrating this time of...
  126. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    It has a two year warranty and I purchased it 18 months ago. The guy I talked to (Alex) was giving me shit because I bought it on sale on 1/29/ 2019 and it was a 2018 model. Keep in mind you can still buy the model I have brand new online. I even offered to just go buy another one if they would...
  127. Baby J

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I know lots of people here like Garmin products and service like I always have but something has changed. I purchased a new not refurbished Chart plotter/fish finder on 1/20/19. It’s had about 8 months of actual use and has performed perfectly up until last week when it just stopped powering...
  128. Baby J

    Saltwater Thinking of moving to Washington

    If you want awesome fishing, super low taxes and minimal snowflake PC bullshit, move to Florida. Lots of people hate on Florida up here because there are definitely some crazy red necks in the interior of the state. But if you’re not a wussy and can take a little heat it’s a great place to...
  129. Baby J

    Saltwater Thinking of moving to Washington

    Don’t move here because there’s no state tax. They make up for it by taxing the hell out of everything else. There’s also a big push coming for a state income tax. It’ll happen right after the election when all the fine folks here elect the same liberals as they always do.
  130. Baby J

    Saltwater Thinking of moving to Washington

    Western Washington summed up in one picture...
  131. Baby J

    Saltwater Thinking of moving to Washington

    Bro- People in Seattle elected Kshama Sawant along with a whole cast of socialist idiots to run the city. Do your research. These guys are only scratching the surface of how socialist this area has become.
  132. Baby J

    I/O to Outboard conversion input

    I used to think that you could do no better than an outboard but changed my mind after living down south. You get way more bang for the buck with I/O’s period. I/O’s are faster, cheaper, just as reliable when maintained and parts are a fraction of what outboard parts cost. Think your boat is...
  133. Baby J

    Smallest Boat for Tuna

    If you are running 75 miles out in an 18 foot boat I sure hope you are wearing offshore life jackets with large reflectors. Makes finding the bodies way easier. Saves the coastguard some helicopter fuel at least. I run a seaworthy 23’ walk around and have had my share of “oh shit we need to...
  134. Baby J

    Well, T run Wednesday

    That’s some damn good news to hear. Great job going with your gut.
  135. Baby J

    Left over 'chovies

    X2 on grinding up for shrimp bait.
  136. Baby J

    Freshwater Lake Roosevelt

    Yeah she definitely loves to fish. Here she is reeling in a four foot dog fish a few weeks ago she caught while fishing for greenling lol.
  137. Baby J

    Freshwater Lake Roosevelt

    Just got back from a week at Lake Roosevelt. Fishing was outstanding as usual. We caught tons of eating size walleye but no monsters. It appeared that the Kokanee were still not biting so I didn’t try to troll for them because my granddaughter gets bored with lots of trolling unless the action...
  138. Baby J

    How do you guys cram pots onto your boats?

    I built a large aluminum swim platform on the back of my boat. Best thing I ever did because now shrimp and crab pots never even enter the boat. Really cuts down on the mess and can hold three of each type of pots easily. Now if only we could keep both seasons open for a little more time....
  139. Baby J

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Someone needs to open a dry stack marina in Westport. My boat would be there instantly if they did. They are everywhere on the gulf coast but I only know of the one in Tacoma around here.
  140. Baby J

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    If you do use a pressure washer under there make sure to bring a handle with suction cups attached. Otherwise it’s really hard to do. I used to do my own boat back in the day. It was a every month deal with a slip in brackish water. I found that a scraper and scrubby’s worked the best of you...
  141. Baby J

    Saltwater Where are the area 9 and 10 pictures

    The whole country is getting soft.....
  142. Baby J

    2020 Sucks

    There’s no hate in my game just pissed I missed shrimp season. Thought I had more time like every other year. Mud bugs in Lake Roosevelt are pretty damn tasty and plentiful.
  143. Baby J

    2020 Sucks

    Bro I’m with you and slipping into a deep depression thinking about this season as well. If you want to know how bad it’s gotten for Baby J, here’s a sample. I’m removing the weights from two of my shrimp pots and and attaching 25 foot of line so I can throw them in a fucking lake to catch...
  144. Baby J

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Did I read it wrong? I thought he said the motors were not getting up to the 5800 RPMs they ran a few months ago and he was running at a lower rpm not realizing he had them pinned at full throttle?
  145. Baby J

    Miss Manners Raises Her Ugly Head

    Sorry, I blame the lockdown for my excessive niceness. The wife and I have been watching way too much porn for the past four months.
  146. Baby J

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    One other thing to consider, if you are buying octane booster in large quantities to avoid detonation I would just get with a solvent vendor and buy toluene. More than likely that’s all that’s in the booster you are buying and it’s about a thousand percent mark up. I used to run poker runs...
  147. Baby J

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Have you tried to fill it up with premium “street” gas? I’m not sure about Suzuki outboards but new auto engines automatically retard timing and drop horsepower if the engine senses detonation or knocking. That might explain the weird behavior with one revving up while the other doesn’t...
  148. Baby J

    WTB; 23-28' boat

    I also have had zero issues with my I/O. I’ve had this boat for 8 years now and just perform regular maintenance. Funny how most people around here constantly bash fiberglass and I/O’s but the dudes on the East coast and down south run them like crazy and go on way longer runs than our 80 mile...
  149. Baby J

    Saltwater Any Crab reports for MA6 Discovery Bay

    It’s absolutely horrible this year. Completely fished out before opening day. I’ve even been setting pots 300’ deep out of desperation with very limited success. I’ve decided to switch over to just looking for tanner crabs. Now that I have everything ready to go they’ll probably shut tanners...
  150. Baby J

    Spot shrimping closed....

    I was pissed basically for the same reason. Spent the day getting all my shrimp gear on point and all my crab and shrimp lines wound up on one big reel. Instead of leaving at 5am Friday morning I had to spend time unwinding rope and swapping out pots and gear. Crabbing was the worst in area...
  151. Baby J

    Spot shrimping closed....

    I was out in area six all day. Massive clouds of shrimp all over on the edges of the shipping lanes. This is just bullshit so they don’t have monitor it I believe. Saw quite a few people still shrimping...
  152. Baby J

    Spot shrimping closed....

    Yep the part that was open. Discovery Bay was already closed. I’m pretty bummed that area six is shut down already. 2020 is just a house of pain...
  153. Baby J

    Spot shrimping closed....

    They just put out a emergency notification. Six is closed as well as most areas that I’m looking at. Looks like 7 west is all that’s open.
  154. Baby J

    Spot shrimping closed....

    Perfect timing to ruin a lot of people’s plans.
  155. Baby J

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    I put a check valve on a few months back and it really helped a few months ago. Then I just couldn’t get it to pull fuel lone day at all again. The new quicksilver primer bulb/hose came yesterday and man does it pull the fuel. I tested it yesterday and this morning it still had good solid...
  156. Baby J

    Saltwater best shrimp bait for a rookie?

    Cat food and leftover ground up leftover anchovies from tuna trips. I usually average 80-100 spots per pot in an hour.
  157. Baby J

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    Ordered the below deck fuel line and a 6’ quicksilver hose and primer today. Couldn’t find an evinrude that could be shipped out quickly. Thanks for your help.
  158. Baby J

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    I really wish we could just have a little pass through pump hard lined in and just be able to plug the fuel line in at the outside of the transom. I’m tired of messing with these primer bulbs.
  159. Baby J

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    Damn I was hoping I could get one high enough quality to keep the bulb inside. I have the fuel line and wires all neatly heat shrinked outside. Oh well, better to be safe than sorry I guess.
  160. Baby J

    The Paragon

    Those are beautiful boats for sure.
  161. Baby J

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    I need to replace mine and after reading the reviews on every one I find, I’m a little sketched out. This line and primer bulb will be inside my engine compartment. So many reports of the bulbs falling apart. An explosion or fire is pretty much worse case scenario fishing offshore. Can...
  162. Baby J

    Etec’s toast....

    Man everyone up here really seems to hate Mercury outboards. When I lived in Florida we ran the shit out of them with very few problems. I’ve yet to see any of these new 4 strokes run like the old Merc 2.5 offshores. Nothing better than getting those goosebumps when you start it up and hear...
  163. Baby J

    Tired of losing fishing opportunities? Do something

    Wait, I thought when you want something to change you are supposed to break windows, loot businesses and beat people up until you get what you want?
  164. Baby J

    Seattle on fire

    My sister and her family live close to the riots in Minneapolis and they are terrified to leave the house. She said there’s large groups of angry people everywhere at all hours. She’s definitely changed her views on guns now. She called me and asked me what they should get. Her husband just...
  165. Baby J

    Seattle on fire

    Guys, Susan Rice has just announced on CNN that this looting was all caused by Russia. You just cannot make this shit up....
  166. Baby J

    Tribes shrimp, we dont!

    Inslee human? Well I guess assholes are part of a human.
  167. Baby J

    Let the games begin

    Damn it looks really nice guys. If I put all the work you guys did, I’d reserve one of those rocket launchers for a cat of nine tails. Just in case some asshole bounces some lead against the side.
  168. Baby J

    Let the games begin

    I was proud of myself for getting the oil and all filters changed. Thanks guys for making me feel like a lazy piece of shit. :-)
  169. Baby J

    Let the games begin

    If you guys have some better wax than Collinite 845 I’d like to know what it is. I feel like I’ve literally tried every type of wax throughout the years. I use Collinite on my boat and all my vehicles. I’ve never found anything that comes close to lasting as long, especially for saltwater use.
  170. Baby J

    Let the games begin

    I basically follow the same process you guys are doing every few years and always have great results. When I I see water not beading anymore I put a coat of Collinite 845 on it and it’s good for a season. Beautiful job well done.
  171. Baby J

    Let the games begin

    Damn I thought for sure these two would show up. They seemed so responsible.
  172. Baby J

    Let the games begin

    Looks really nice but why are you doing so much work? I sent you like 25 good strong crew applicants :D
  173. Baby J

    Washington is the only state

    Inslee won’t be happy until we have 20% unemployment in Washington. It’s got to get bad so he can join Illinois and all the other blue states for the big bailout they want. Nothing like a virus to try to get everyone to forget these states were bankrupt before the virus due to horrific leadership.
  174. Baby J

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

    I’m with on doing what’s best for the greater good but closing boat ramps a and national parks is just dumb in my opinion. They are literally funneling people together with limiting where people can go and do. Walmart Safeway target and Costco are more packed than ever but I cannot go out in...
  175. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    She’s ready to fish but so are her granddaughters...
  176. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    Just picked up an anti siphon. Also going to reroute the line so it has less elevation changes. Hopefully that’ll take care of it.
  177. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    It looks like the Fife location is open daily from 10 to 5
  178. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    Thanks guys.. I really appreciate your help. I just checked and West marine is essential so I’ll head over there tomorrow and pick one up.
  179. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    I’ll go through the whole system this weekend and get a check valve installed. There’s no fuel leaking at all but maybe air is getting in somehow.
  180. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    Ok I’ll try the check valve out. The clamps are air tight but the primer bulb has a hard time pulling the fuel up two feet of elevation in five foot of hose. Probably because without a check valve the fuel is just falling back I guess.
  181. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    It supposedly has a check valve in the ball but maybe I’ll put one at the fuel filter. It primed and pumps but on hot days it might take 50 or more pumps. There’s about a two foot elevation change from the fuel filter where the kicker’s fuel line is connected. I have the ball about 2 feet...
  182. Baby J

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    I’m running a Honda 9.9 kicker and it got a long fuel line coming off the main engine’s fuel filter. I was just getting all the spring maintenance done for this season and remembered last year I got pretty tired of pumping that bulb the first time I started the kicker each trip. It gets air...
  183. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    No need to thank me. It’s a labor of love...
  184. Baby J

    Since you have time

    I usually use the this recipe for beef brisket pastrami. Just substitute boneless fatty pork like a Boston butt. https://keviniscooking.com/how-to-make-pastrami/
  185. Baby J

    Since you have time

    I tried something different last week that I copied from some guys on smoking meat forums. Essentially made pastrami the same way as I always do with a beef brisket start to finish. Instead of using brisket though I used pork (Boston butts cut in half). Holy shit, it is absolutely amazing...
  186. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    More applicants. These come with their own flotation devices.
  187. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    Dibs on the last one pictured. Holy shit...
  188. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    Let’s get back on track you sick bastards
  189. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    If you need someone with a good strong back.....
  190. Baby J

    West Coast Unity - could be forced upon us?

    Let’s skip the crapper and go straight to some colonics :-)
  191. Baby J

    West Coast Unity - could be forced upon us?

    Bro, we’ve all been to California... Say whatever you want about us at least we can still by ammo without a body cavity search. Washington’s problems X 100 = California.
  192. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    Chicks that wear panties aren’t goal oriented and lack motivation. Definitely not crew material.
  193. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    The hips don’t lie. Definitely not a dude lol
  194. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    More options
  195. Baby J

    More new applicants for crew

    This one can fish and catch
  196. Baby J

    West Coast Unity - could be forced upon us?

    Just make sure you wear ALL the PPE needed to stay safe and disease free!!
  197. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    Guys, just make sure you wear all your PPE and we will get through this.
  198. Baby J

    I want to trust the government, really

    Regardless of how China caused it and we all know they did. It’s just another excuse for liberal politicians to push their agendas. Pot shops open but no fishing. Housing construction shut down but their pet projects like construction of light rail is fine to keep building. It’s just bullshit.
  199. Baby J

    Since you have time

    Here are two capicollo’s that aged for five months and then acclimated for another six months. Every time I open them and take a few slices the get better. Both were cold smoked before aging. One with Apple and one with oak. If you haven’t had real capicollo on a wood fired pizza or just with...
  200. Baby J

    Since you have time

    I’ve been dray aging meat for years. It’s a fun hobby if you have lots of patience. For ribeyes I prefer 34-36 days in an Umai bag as they are pretty much foolproof. I’m also completely addicted to making my own capocollo which takes me about six to eight months to make. 4 months dry aging...
  201. Baby J

    Best knife

    You do the tattoos and I’ll do the piercings lol
  202. Baby J

    Best knife

    Is there anything better than eating lucky charms cereal in bed while social distancing?
  203. Baby J

    Best knife

    You got a nice knife there for sure but take a look at this mask.
  204. Baby J

    Gotta love this place

    I’m not letting those tweakers in my house lol
  205. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    He needs to just lay down and relax
  206. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    Damn. Dude needs to get laid.
  207. Baby J

    This is what you should be doing

    This is what I need to be doing. Because if you put a little extra chlorine in the pool you kill those viruses. Might even break the six foot rule under the right circumstances.
  208. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    Damn you are picky when it comes to fishing partners. She looks like she’d do just fine on my boat.
  209. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    Hopefully we get rid of the six foot rule before Hali season. Girls don’t like riding up front on cool days in the straits.
  210. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    Sometimes it’s nice to go for a walk on the beach as long as you stay six feet apart.
  211. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    I think in times like these you have to spend time outdoors. I’ve been walking the dogs every day and just taking in the scenery.
  212. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

  213. Baby J

    Whomp there it is

    Except damn near every business is considered essential... Seem like lip service to look like he’s doing something.
  214. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  215. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  216. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  217. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  218. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  219. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  220. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  221. Baby J

    Holy crap.

    Interesting that San Francisco now cares about law and order.
  222. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  223. Baby J

    Holy crap.

  224. Baby J

    Holy crap.

    I don’t understand the panic. I’m on immunosuppressive medication so I thought this would be really if I got it. My doctor told me not to worry. He says this getting way more attention than it should.
  225. Baby J

    Trailer brakes?

    I put Kodiak’s on last spring. One full season of use and they still look like brand new.
  226. Baby J

    Stereos

    If you are making long runs to hunt for tuna or whatever, it’s really nice to have some rockin tunes. Especially if you want your woman and kids to enjoy the adventure.
  227. Baby J

    Stereos

    Mine is mounted in the underside of the t top on a walkaround. So far no issues but it’s stored out of the weather and under a cover.
  228. Baby J

    Stereos

    I run a big amp on mine but it’s on a separate circuit with its own battery. I definitely would never run it off a starter battery.
  229. Baby J

    Stereos

    I’ve have a full kenwood marine system with amps subs and speakers. Sounds very clean and crisp
  230. Baby J

    Labrador Stud

    Tava looks pretty smart. No BS fake news for Tava :D
  231. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    I have some Blue Demon rods coming today. These are supposed to be very good with saltwater use and have the most corrosion resistance. I’m going to use them to braise the cap strip of aluminum around the ends of the aluminum swim platform and see what happens. I’ll post pictures of the test...
  232. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    We used an oxyacetylene torch with a really wide tip very carefully but lots of folks are even using propane on YouTube. As soon as the metal hits 750 degrees the rod just melts in like solder. Pretty amazing stuff either way.
  233. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    Most people on YouTube say they cannot tell the difference between harbor freight rods and the name brand ones. People really rave about the ALUMALOY brand sold on amazon for about 25% more than the HF ones. I’ll have to take pics next time I mess around with some. I brought the rods in to...
  234. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    Like most folks here, I’m working on some winter boat projects. I’ve been doing some research and experimenting with these rods for aluminum. Using them is super easy and flame away but the welds are strong as hell. You can hammer the material and destroy it and the welds are still intact. My...
  235. Baby J

    Smokers

    I used a master built that I converted to natural gas for years with great success. Like others said, cheap, simple and reliable.
  236. Baby J

    Charter recommendation - Seattle in November

    How could you forget the ratfish? Easy to find year around. Just go deep :D
  237. Baby J

    Saltwater Crabbing open again in 4,5,6,7,8,9

    Nice but have to get an elk down first before crabbing again.
  238. Baby J

    The pinks are running

    You could have just about walked on the backs of them across the Puyallup river last week. Nice high water will hopefully be good for all the runs this year.
  239. Baby J

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    I don’t think the thoughts mentioned are random at all. They are facts. If the resident orcas don’t stop inbreeding and add other fish to their diets they will die regardless of what we do. The few salmon I have caught this year have been healthy and there’s anchovy’s and herring everywhere...
  240. Baby J

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    I don’t understand how they could be hungry and supposedly swim through schools of pinks and silvers and say no thanks. It doesn’t matter anyways because if the population rebounded they would just say the restrictions are working and we need even more restrictions. We are screwed.
  241. Baby J

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    Not talking politics but I’m so sick of people who don’t know shit about something pushing bullshit environmental laws and regulations. They are going so overboard with this stuff. They go on tv and get everyone freaked out and don’t say anything about China, India and all the African...
  242. Baby J

    repairing kill bag

    I repaired mine a few years ago with a sewing awl and some 3m 5200. Between boating, fishing and hunting, that sewing awl has saved my bacon so many times.
  243. Baby J

    Interesting story

    I think their ratfish are even uglier than ours. Pretty soon that’s all we’ll be allowed to fish for 8-)
  244. Baby J

    Interesting story

    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/fisherman-catches-dinosaur-creature This guy would love living here if he’s got a taste for rat fish :D
  245. Baby J

    Damn! Wish I got seasick!

    They don’t call it the pussy patch for nothing...
  246. Baby J

    Kill bags and trailer lights

    If you want to see the biggest sideways shit show on water, just go to the south end of Lake Chelan in August. With all the folks renting boats and jet skis it’s absolutely bananas. Hard to believe everyone renting really has a boaters license.
  247. Baby J

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    Best thing you can do for any diesel is run it as often as you can.
  248. Baby J

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    YouTube all the way. Even if you know how to do something, there will be someone on there that has a trick to do it better or easier. I bet if you do a google search for your engine and put “problem” after it you will find tons of reading and videos to watch.
  249. Baby J

    New state record catfish - Lake Terrel 37#

    What species of catfish I wonder? I didn’t find it in the article. Looks like a blue cat in the pictures.
  250. Baby J

    Saltwater Fish ID needed!

    Pretty sure they are the worst fish to eat in the state as far as toxins go.
  251. Baby J

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    I know for my boat, it’s all about where the weight is. Even pulling my 23’ walkaround with a full size diesel truck it will get squirrelly if I put a 150 pound ice chest on the back platform with the kicker motor. Knowing that, it goes in the back of the truck every time. I think its all...
  252. Baby J

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    I’d be willing to bet he’d get way better gas mileage if he towed that boat on a trailer :-) Looks like the boat did better than the truck in this ordeal.
  253. Baby J

    Steak Knife Blades - smooth or saw-edged ? Why ? Thoughts...

    Doesn’t matter much with a good quality cut of steak with the proper fat content. But if some savage forces you to cook some garbage lean cuts, a smooth blade will help it stay tender whereas a serrated blade will dry out each bite.
  254. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Damn bro you are breaking my heart as I know exactly how you feel. All I can say is hang in there. I wish there was something I could do but obviously I cannot. I hope the right person steps up for you. No friends or family have tried? This has gone on too long.
  255. Baby J

    Mille Lacs Trip

    We lived in Minnesota for four years and did it every year. I thought it was funny that as soon as we got moved our insurance agent called and notified us that they only pay for one car per persons lifetime that falls through the ice.
  256. Baby J

    Mille Lacs Trip

    Nice report. On a side note, renting an ice fishing shack for a weekend on Mille Lacs should be on everyone’s bucket list.
  257. Baby J

    Constant request for “My Location”

    iPhone here too. This is madness...
  258. Baby J

    Constant request for “My Location”

    It’s starting to do it again.... Madness 8-)
  259. Baby J

    Insane Clown Posse

    That’s some funny shit right there :D
  260. Baby J

    7mm hunting riffle no scope

    I hand load everything I shoot with exception of .223 For 300 RUM my favorite load is 200 grain Accubonds pushed by 96 grains of Rutumbo. This is a max load if I recall. Unbelievable accuracy and absolutely destroys what it hits. The guys on snipers hide have quite a few loads they use but...
  261. Baby J

    7mm hunting riffle no scope

    X2 on the Sendero. I have the 300 Ultra mag version and it has been pure magic from day one. Very heavy gun for hunting but you will have supreme confidence when the time comes to take the shot.
  262. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I skipped the chinchilla boom and beanie babies boom and I skipped the alpaca breeding boom so I guess I’ll skip the Bitcoin boom as well. I think the alpacas would have been the best investment of the four by a mile. At least in ten years when you tell people you had some alpacas they will...
  263. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    There are so many ways to invest your hard earned money. Why on earth would you choose bitcoin with its track record of volatility? I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I had a large position in it.
  264. Baby J

    Next Tow Rig?

    I’m a die hard power stroke guy but last year I had a of dirt loads hauled and dumped on my property. Each time that big ol Kenworth came close I got a chub in my pants. Nothing better than that beautiful diesel sound.
  265. Baby J

    Redistribution of Tuna, order bigger hooks, bigger everything.

    I remember when I was a kid scientist swore there was another ice age coming because of human activity. They must really have it right this time since global warming science has turned into climate change religion.
  266. Baby J

    How do we win?

    The same people also believe the burden to save the planet is solely ours. Never mind China, India and Africa raping Mother Nature 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.
  267. Baby J

    Couple of shrimp pots

    Quick wire brushing and spray them with Flexseal and they are good to go. If didn’t already have a bunch I’d buy them.
  268. Baby J

    Misguided commitment

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:o:o:o:o:o:o8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-):p:p:p:p:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops::(:(:(:(:(:(:(:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::-):rolleyes::rockin:
  269. Baby J

    Misguided commitment

    My wife loves whales. Maybe I can convince her to go on a hunger strike for them. If she starts now she could fit in that bikini a few months early this year :D
  270. Baby J

    Rookie shrimper with gear

    Put one down in the strait on an outgoing tide and see if it moves. I only shrimp in the strait so I run heavy pots and multiple big bouys. Hasn’t failed me yet.
  271. Baby J

    Rookie shrimper with gear

    Times two on adding weight to your pots. Number one reason for not catching shrimp and losing pots is not enough weight. If you think you have enough, add five more pounds. I run 25 pounds per pot minimum.
  272. Baby J

    Save yourself a halibut day...

    I run on a garden hose to flush my motor every time I run in salt water. I’ve never had a lick of trouble with impellers. Change it every third year and they come out looking like new.
  273. Baby J

    Fuel and road-use taxes?

    I want to go on record that I’m just ashamed of you guys collecting this refund. Don’t you understand we need more funds for homeless camps and for our dipshit governor to campaign to be an even bigger dipshit president? Come on guys, we all need to sacrifice for the common good. :zelfmoord
  274. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I fill it up with non ethanol to store for the winter but I usually run regular gas most of the time. I run around 300 gallons a month from May through September so I turn it over quick. I definitely like non ethanol better but it gets pricey.
  275. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Definitely. I still want fuel injection on my next boat as I think it pays for itself in fuel savings. Very glad mine is running tip top now though. Especially the kicker motor. It was taking around twenty pulls to start at the end of the season last year. Starts on the second pull now.
  276. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I decided to pull the carb and give it a thorough cleaning Saturday. Wow what a difference it made with starting. No need to even pump the throttle now. Just starts right up at idle and purrs. Decided to do the same with my Honda 9.9 kicker and it’s purring like a kitten as well. I guess it...
  277. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I decided to pull the carb and give it a thorough cleaning Saturday. Wow what a difference it made with starting. No need to even pump the throttle now. Just starts right up at idle and purrs. Decided to do the same with my Honda 9.9 kicker and it’s purring like a kitten as well. I guess it...
  278. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    It doesn’t idle high. Just revs for a few seconds when it starts. It will start without pumping the throttle but the starter will have to crank for 15 seconds. I just want it to run like a newer car but you guys are right that it’s not worth it if I’m selling it next year. It runs beautifully...
  279. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    The biggest issue I hate about running carbs is cold starting. You launch the boat that hasn’t been run in two weeks on a cold morning and you have to pump the throttle a few times before you crank it to prime it. Then it starts right up but the rpm’s instantly go to 3000. I just don’t like...
  280. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Maybe I shouldn’t mess with what isn’t broke. I was thinking at least a few people would say they are just fantastic and life isn’t the same without one.
  281. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Yeah I was thinking the same but these kits at now about $1100. I’m probably moving up to a larger boat next year but thought it would be a good selling point and be a nice upgrade for the money.
  282. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I have a 5.0 mercruiser.
  283. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Not expecting any big performance gain but would like to get better fuel economy and nice clean cold starts.
  284. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I’m thinking about converting my engine to EFI and was looking at these Holley systems that are self tuning as long as you mount the special marine O2 sensor. I know Holley has a questionable reputation with their marine carbs but this is a different product line so I’m not as skeptical. I have...
  285. Baby J

    Any word on shrimp dates?

    I’m just glad nobody has said the killer whales eat shrimp.... Watching the news tonight has me slipping into a deep depression.
  286. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    I check my actual mileage every few months and usually do about 18 mpg but have gone as high as 20. Before I got a tuner it was around 17. I think the biggest thing is controlling the RPMs and the type of driving you do. I mostly drive on the highway. I probably get around 12 pulling the...
  287. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    No more emissions tests for Washington State starting in 2020. Plenty of ways to get that up to 18-20mpg.
  288. Baby J

    The boat show, the boat show, the Great Miami Intl Boat Show

    Speaking of chicks , where’s the pics of all the bikini babes that are there?
  289. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    Good choice on buying the Hydra. You won’t be disappointed. Really makes a difference pulling a boat up hills. I do get better fuel economy with the 40 and 60hp tunes
  290. Baby J

    Another moving to Washington thread

    You know what they say... It’s a lazy man indeed that can’t find his wife a second job. Cheaper to keep them busy earning money :rolleyes:
  291. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    It all depends on which coolant you are using. If you use SCA you should check it every time you change your oil. If you use Rotella ELC it’s pretty much good for a million miles but both have advantages. I think most commercial tractor trailers use SCA.
  292. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    I’m not familiar with Edge products but most 7.3 guys are using the PHP Hydra tuners or DP tuners with great success. Price is pretty close to the $400 you stated. You have to drill and tap into the exhaust to place the temp probe. If you have technical questions I’d call RiffRaff diesel. Pretty...
  293. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    They are not super strong stock obviously but will still pull just about anything as long as you keep it at 1800 to 2100 rpm. If you add a tuner and a pyro meter to watch exhaust temperatures you can really pull anything you want. I think the manual transmission makes them feel a little more...
  294. Baby J

    Another moving to Washington thread

    I’m still holding out waiting for the zombie apocalypse. I want a front row seat to watch all the anti gun liberals get eaten. :D
  295. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    I run a 7.3 F250 with a six speed shaker stick. Ported ball bearing turbo and a tuner. It definitely puts in the work and gets excellent fuel mileage. We run lots of 6.7s at work and they have lots of power but every one has had the radiator replaced and other small misc problems. I really...
  296. Baby J

    Would you turn them in?

    If I see someone poach an elk or a halibut I’d be pretty tempted to call someone because I always follow the rules. If I see someone shoot a sea lion or a wolf they are going to get the benefit of the doubt that they had a legit reason.
  297. Baby J

    Tuna Forecast

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions... I personally don’t think their intentions are good. It’s all about money, power and control.
  298. Baby J

    Tuna Forecast

    I just cannot wait until the “Green New Deal” takes effect and we can finally control the weather. Just need to find an electric truck and boat....
  299. Baby J

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    These guys are pussies. If it was me I’d go on a stand up paddleboard. On second thought I might get seasick on the 20 hour ride out.
  300. Baby J

    Do you tow with Canvas on?

    I kept mine up while towing for a year without issue and then one day we driving home and went through a thunderstorm with pretty high winds. Ruined 3 of the 5 panels. After replacing all the isinglass I don’t do it anymore. I bet you could with thick strataglass if your sure the snaps will hold.
  301. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    That’s what I’m thinking. From the research I’ve done it looks like the total scan is a total scam. But, the active imaging ducers are working much better.
  302. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    For the type of fishing I do the B75 in either a high or mid chirp.
  303. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    I’m just going to stick with what he told me the first time. I’m just over thinking at this point.
  304. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    I’m probably making this too complicated but I’m looking for something like this with 2D or 3D down scan but also be able to run a 600 to 1K transducer thru Hull. Can this be done with either Garmin or the Simrad GO9? It looks like you can with Simrad active imaging but I cannot tell for sure...
  305. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    I just talked with Gil Travis. Super knowledgeable guy as advertised. He gave me some great information to make an informed decision on which way to move forward. Basically for the type of fishing I do, going with a Garmin would be easier to get what I need but would cost a little more...
  306. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    I’m running a four year old Lowrance right now and it works just ok like I said above but my chart plotter died so I’d really like to get everything in one unit. I’m going to call the numbers advised above on Monday. I’ll let you guys know what they say.
  307. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    Thanks for the advice. I will give them a call. It’s been a while since I’ve bought any of this stuff so definitely good to get some knowledge from a trusted source.
  308. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    That’s what I’m worried about. I run with so many different angles of attack at the transom. Whether it’s trimmed out and running 50mph in calm water or with outdrive down and tabs down plowing through shit at 15mph. hull is the way to go. Currently mine works pretty good finding bottom even...
  309. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    So it doesn’t sound like you guys are saying these skimming dildo’s are any harder to get tuned than the small skimmers?
  310. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    Can anyone give some feedback on these? I did a search and didn’t find much. Thinking about getting a GO9 or GO7 unit to pair with the big long Totalscan transducer. I’ve always had a tough time getting skimming transducers to work well at all times. I run trim and trim tabs depending on...
  311. Baby J

    What the ?

    He’s a grower not a show-er...
  312. Baby J

    Coasties get paid

    Who said this again? “Those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law,“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and...
  313. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I’m just getting all my new stuff and will be careful to back all my numbers up this time. I will try to have the old unit repaired just so I can get the cords but I’m done using old stuff until my new stuff gets old.
  314. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I’m stoked about getting a new one with all the bells and whistles. I’m crushed that I lost years of cords though. I’m probably going to get a brand new one and have my old one repaired just to get the cords and then sell it. I really like the Simrads but I’ve never used any of their stuff so...
  315. Baby J

    Coasties get paid

    Politics aside and just for clarification. If anyone doesn’t believe my story I’d be happy to send you a picture of the police report via private message. I know how pics or it didn’t happen goes. Even though this guy screwed me over I will show him respect and not put his name all over the...
  316. Baby J

    Coasties get paid

    I was just Tboned while driving home from work last week by an illegal alien. Of course he had no car insurance but did have a Washington drivers license. My car is totaled and I’m stuck with a jacked up back and hand. So now I’m paying a $500 deductible for the car and my insurance company is...
  317. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    Well... Since the last post I’ve changed the backlight which didn’t work but I had to beat up the screen pretty bad to remove the old one. So then I replaced the entire screen. I tested it yesterday and it still doesn’t work so I’m giving up. Can you guys tell me what brand works well for you...
  318. Baby J

    More Illegal Fishing Charters

    Seems like our area is turning into a lawless cesspool as I pass people shooting up heroin on my way to work. But then I dare to drive 5 mph over the speed limit and get reminded right away that certain laws that extract cash are definitely still in full effect and enforced without fail. So...
  319. Baby J

    More Illegal Fishing Charters

    I’m sure future offenders of charter laws are terrified that if they get turned in by a bunch of people they will only get two warnings....
  320. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Ok guys let’s get this done. Most of you have no idea how bad it is to be in Jason’s situation. We got to get this brother back to living a good life. Jason is sick but there is a cure and someone could save him. Who here wouldn’t pull someone out of a burning car or something similar? Only...
  321. Baby J

    Power out

    Hopefully everything is ok. I wish that they would put the word out next time they have a problem. Lots of folks would donate fuel or generator troubleshooting expertise to save the fish.
  322. Baby J

    Power out

    I sure hope that the hatcheries are doing ok. I know the Orting area is down hard and not expected to get back power until 10am Monday at the earliest. It would be pretty bad to lose everything on the Puyallup and Carbon rivers.
  323. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    For anyone thinking about helping someone out and donating a kidney: My sister donated a kidney to me and she said it was a wonderful experience. The surgery pain is well controlled with pain killers and only lasts a few days. Because you can take two months off work fully paid in most cases...
  324. Baby J

    Anyone scuba dive?

    Well I told my wife that she doesn’t need to worry about sea lions too much but there’s a way better chance she’ll end up wrestling with an octopus. That didn’t seem to help...
  325. Baby J

    Anyone scuba dive?

    The wife and I have been considering taking up diving. We have a friend that quit diving around here because he got his mask and regulator knocked off by a sea lion. He was diving for crabs at 80’. Said it was the most terrifying thing ever for him as he was nearly knocked unconscious...
  326. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Hang in there bro. I’m sure you are at least feeling a little better on dialysis as I did when I first started. My brain really woke up from being in zombie land for over a year about three weeks after I started. You made the right choice getting your fistula in your bicep area. I’m...
  327. Baby J

    You Had One Job...

    So many ways around this. At my work we have a contract for emergency hookup of a generator that can be hooked up in minutes and a UPS battery systems that power all critical devices until they bring the generator which is in a 48’ semi trailer. None of this costs even close to what it costs...
  328. Baby J

    You Had One Job...

    What a joke. I find it hard to believe the couldn’t call in an emergency rental diesel generator. Go to harbor freight and get some gas water pumps or something for fucks sake. Total incompetence.
  329. Baby J

    Sporty but Fishable

    I’d go if I could take Crying Chuck Schumer with me. :starwarskid5:
  330. Baby J

    Marine Fuel (ETHANOL FREE) locations?

    Cheapest non ethanol gas I’ve found is at the Nisqually Indian reservation on hey 510. Can’t remember the name but it’s across the street from the Shell station.
  331. Baby J

    What’s your porn name

    My porn name is: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.... Nobody can fuck as many people at one time as me...
  332. Baby J

    Who's got the best marital advice?

    26 years this January. Start out as a selfish asshole and slowly become more mature and caring. She’ll stay as long as she thinks she’s making you a better man lol.
  333. Baby J

    Boat Sinks

    If this ever happens to me the coastguard will pull up on me 75 miles West of Westport and be like “WTF is that guy doing waxing the bottom of his boat way out here with his wife drifting further out to sea”. But then they will see I’m buffing and waxing those bunk lines and it will all make...
  334. Baby J

    Boat Sinks

    Sarcasm aside, with it sinking upside down I hope they took the opportunity to wax the bottom of that joker. Nothing bugs me more than not being able to get the spots waxed that the trailer bunks / rollers cover. There’s just nothing worse than that.... Well, maybe sinking a $400k boat with...
  335. Baby J

    Best cleaner and stain remover for bleach bottles?

    X2 on toilet bowl cleaner. The kind you need is called “The Works” they have it at Walmart. Every year I clean mine with the works. Let it dry and wax it with Collinite. Lasts all year. My boat is over ten years old now and still bright white.
  336. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    I found the mother load of chanterelles last weekend but they were frozen solid. They were huge and still bright yellow. Almost kept a few to try just for the heck of it but figured they would be slimy by the time we got home. I logged the spot in the gps for next year so not a total loss.
  337. Baby J

    Bleach Bottle Waxing

    I’ve never found anything else that works as well. Stuff is pretty crazy. I’ve even wondered if it would go two years. Last year we spent a week on the boat in the strait up by Sequim at the end of the season. When I pulled it out it had zero scum or anything on the hull. Hosed it down and...
  338. Baby J

    Bleach Bottle Waxing

    I’ve tried a shit ton of waxes and nothing has come close to lasting as long as Collinite 845 Insulating Wax. It doesn’t cost a ton and lasts for the entire year in the salt. Fairly easy to wipe off too.
  339. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    That’s good shit right there. I wouldn’t need a chart plotter to find my way up in that though....
  340. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    I’d leave it in Islamorada and fish two weeks a year and catch twice the fish just about anyone would catch here.
  341. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    Oh yeah I forgot. Without a homeless “crisis” they have fewer excuses to add more taxes.
  342. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    Yep that’s the plan. Got a new back light on order. We’ll see what happens.
  343. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    Maybe the city of Seattle could hire a few of us. We could haul trailers full of bums and drug addicts to Florida and haul boats back. Win win.
  344. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    Does it have the input for the fuel I might be interested if mine can’t be fixed.
  345. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I have the Explorer 557
  346. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I think you’re right. If nobody is chiming in saying it’s a cake walk I’ll just let a pro do it for piece of mind. I looked on YouTube and saw one video of a guy doing a Garmin unit but mine might be more difficult. If I do need a new one, does anyone have a recommendation for a good one with...
  347. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    I have a friend that shipped a 36’ sport fisherman to Oregon from Florida without a trailer . Most expensive part was removing the fly bridge as it was over the height limit. Luckily they were able to fit it on the same truck somehow. Be careful on the height because the transport company...
  348. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    I have a friend that shipped a 36’ sport fisherman to Oregon from Florida without a trailer . Most expensive part was removing the fly bridge as it was over the height limit. Luckily they were able to fit it on the same truck somehow. Be careful on the height because the transport company...
  349. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I tried turning it up but it is just blown. I also have the optional fuel management system on it that shows how much the main engine is using which is a nice safety feature offshore. Really just want to get it working again. Apparently failed back lights are a common problem for these units.
  350. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    The back light for my Northstar chart plotter appears to have failed. I can hear the usual sounds when I hit buttons but can’t see anything as it just a black screen. I wouldn’t mind upgrading but I have years of fishing, crabbing and shrimping cords stored on it. Have any of you guys replaced...
  351. Baby J

    Forget EOH - try this!

    I lived in Florida for seven years. That’s pretty typical for central Florida. Now coastal Florida is way more affluent, they would have chained the trailer to the bumper.
  352. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Damn!!! Nice work!!
  353. Baby J

    Fuck yeah

    Now that’s an awesome meme!
  354. Baby J

    See Vance.... they do live in Lk WA

    I never understood what it was all about. I lived in LA (lower Alabama) for eight years. If you get skunked fishing for redfish you Are not much of a fisherman. That would be like getting skunked fishing for dogfish here except redfish are delicious.
  355. Baby J

    Lookey what I found

    :2gunsfiring_v1::smash::Death_To_Above: Whackem and stackem.
  356. Baby J

    On my way home early. 14 dead animals

    That’s what I’m talking about. There’s no whacking and stacking in Washington unless you own a thousand acres of private land. I guess growing up in Iowa and living down south I got spoiled.
  357. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    I see a lot of these when I’m out hunting. Are they really good to eat?
  358. Baby J

    CC vs pilothouse PNW

    I’ve owned quite a few boats and I have to say walkarounds are very versatile for many types of fishing and boating. We spend time offshore and on Roosevelt lake and our 23 footer does great in both applications.
  359. Baby J

    Good Luck to all, and to all be safe..

    After being very ill for a three years I was really excited to get back to hunting this year. I hunted hard for the whole muzzy elk season with my son and now rifle deer opening weekend with my daughter. I love being out in the mountains and spending time with my kids but it sure would be nice...
  360. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Got some good rain today so maybe we’ll get one more shot at the gold goodies. Going muzzy elk hunting Saturday through Monday so hopefully I’ll get some meat to go with those shrooms. :2gunsfiring_v1:
  361. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Allen, I’m sure you are right after doing a little research that they are something else. I just thought they looked like some oyster mushrooms that I grew from one of those box kits my daughter gave me when I first posted. I found them in the Packwood area about 3500ft elevation. They were...
  362. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Walked the dogs and picked up a few tonight. Can anyone tell me if the others are oyster mushrooms?
  363. Baby J

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Just watched episode two. “Hey I’m having a boy!” That’s great but you’re fired. Lmao.
  364. Baby J

    Expired Transderm Scop patches

    Laurence recommended the spray a while back so I tried it and will use it for life. Works within 2 minutes. I just paid $44 at custom prescriptions in Bellevue.
  365. Baby J

    Expired Transderm Scop patches

    Tried the Scopolamine nasal spray a month or so ago and it works like magic. Holy smokes does it make you tired though. Had to really fight the urge to take a nap for about an hour. Way better than being sick though for sure.
  366. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Damn you guys are harsh. Must be jelly that you can’t catch flounder on the troll. :rolleyes:
  367. Baby J

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    Yep, I want to pull on and have it stay put. Mine is also very easy to load off center unless you want to have most of the rollers exposed and winch forever.
  368. Baby J

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    I might make this a winter project myself. I can’t stand the rollers on my EZ loader. When I launch It’s a pain because the boat rolls so easy I have to tie it off or I’d have to let out 10 feet of cable. When I had my old poker run boat the bunks were a dream and didn’t mark the hull. Only...
  369. Baby J

    Borrow a Kill Bag or 2?

    My in laws are staying at my house right now. I could use a few kill bags......
  370. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    That’s exactly what it did with me. Popped out of the clip and didn’t make the rod bounce at all just pulled like seaweed. I only knew for sure I had something when it was pulling out to the side of the flasher. Ended up catching two wild coho out in that rough water but nothing made it to the...
  371. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Yeah it was definitely a shock to see for sure but then I thought maybe it just happens sometimes. I’d have to say Gooch came the closest.
  372. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    I was going to eat it but then I saw all the health warnings for bottom fish around Port Angeles. I have enough health issues and don’t need any more.
  373. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    I’m not sure. I haven’t caught a sanddab in a long time. You’re probably right.
  374. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    He’s good sized for a non halibut flat fish. That’s a big ziplock like 2.5 or 3 gallon I believe. He’s going in the freezer for later use....
  375. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Sanddab. Never caught one that deep or that far off the bottom ever. Thought I had seaweed on the line.
  376. Baby J

    Guess what fish

  377. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Come on guys!!!!! Your better than this!!!! :D
  378. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Nobody has guessed it yet. I’ll post a pic later so nobody gets upset when someone else wins this contest with no prize :rolleyes:
  379. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Caught a non salmon last Sunday around 2-3pm while fishing for coho. Curious if anyone else has had this happen. Here’s all the info: Trolling about 3.5mph. (30 degree angle on the down rigger with 15 pound ball). 350’ deep water strait north of Port Angeles in the strait. Windy as hell...
  380. Baby J

    Might just be time to quit this damn state!

    I’m not leaving any time soon but if they keep shortening the seasons and limits I might sell the fishing boat and get another poker run boat.
  381. Baby J

    Might just be time to quit this damn state!

    Let’s face it, Washington is turning into a socialist nanny state.
  382. Baby J

    Where did the tuna go!???

    I was guilty of something similar to this when I lived in Florida. Me and a buddy were all excited when filled the ice chest with tuna that turned out to be false albacore. We didn’t call out on the radio though.
  383. Baby J

    Tired

    Pretty sure when he confessed and then took police right to the body in the middle of nowhere after thousands of people have been looking and didn’t find anything... He’s guilty and he shouldn’t have been here. End of story. People love to make excuses for this stuff.... until it’s their kid.
  384. Baby J

    Costco tire service

    Got a new set of ball joints installed at Les Schwab four years ago and service was ok. Nine months later the cheapo Chinese ball joints they installed failed and they refused to honor the warranty because I have 35” tires. I put Moogs on myself and have had zero problems since.
  385. Baby J

    Costco tire service

    I use S&S tire when I get tires on my truck and get very good service and no BS. Have had good experiences with Discount as well.
  386. Baby J

    Costco tire service

    Times two on this. I’d rather bust my ass on a repair than get ripped off. All these places just assume you know nothing about cars and trucks so they try to get you every time. I even had to stop using the free oil changes I got from the Toyota stealership on my wife’s car. Every time she...
  387. Baby J

    Line twist - cedar plugs

    I don’t think they twist as much if they are daisy chained. Not sure if you guys run them chained or not up here. I lived in Florida for eight years and we daisy chain damn near everything down there. Extremely effective.
  388. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Oh yeah I’ve turned into a pathetic excuse for a tuna fisherman lol. I’m ok as long as I have everything pretty much rigged up and we troll at a good clip. If we stop and waves are big a rolling I’m done. I have high hopes for this stuff. I’ll probably do a test salmon trip first before I...
  389. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I tried that last year and it helped a little but didn’t work. Last year I took 25mg of Cinnerizine to go. I had the boat loaded with ice, two scoops of sardines and full of fuel. Drove straight west 75 miles out from Westport. We stopped to watch some whales and waves were about six feet and...
  390. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Man I hope you are right. I have high hopes. This may be my last chance to get back to tuna fishing. My doctors told me that under no circumstances can I be out there puking and rallying because the anti rejection drugs need to stay at a constant level in my bloodstream. Since my transplant...
  391. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I’ve been lurking on a lot of boards for folks who struggle motion sickness of all kinds. Scopolamine definitely seems to be the standard for just about everyone. I felt the nasal spray would be fast acting and have the fewest side effects as I’m just 1.5 years out from having a kidney...
  392. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Just picked up my Scopolamine nasal spray today. I’m really hoping this stuff works.
  393. Baby J

    Why Trailer Tiedown Straps Or Cables Can Be Important To Most

    He was probably hauling ass to area nine when he heard it was closed....
  394. Baby J

    WE HAVE A CRISIS IN TUNA TOWN

    Can you please avoid subject titles like “trouble in tuna town”? I thought somehow they closed tuna season now :mad:
  395. Baby J

    Tuna trolling lure collection almost complete

    I’ve never found anything that worked as effective as a daisy chained cedar plug.
  396. Baby J

    Tuna trolling lure collection almost complete

    Damn, is Baby J the only one on here running daisy chains? I like trolling. It’s not as exciting as live bait / iron but I take what I can get.
  397. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Area seven is cool with me. I’m over there all the time. Thanks for the tip.
  398. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Jeff, send me a PM with your email and I’ll add you.
  399. Baby J

    How desperate are you for crab ??

    I always launch in the evening for this exact reason. It’s way easier to spend the night on the boat than to sit there getting pissed off that you are missing prime time early morning fishing because someone doesn’t have their shit ready to go.
  400. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Curt, shoot me a pm with your email.
  401. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    I would think they would never allow trawling in the sound. God forbid you’d catch a sixgill with all of those ratfish :rolleyes:
  402. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    You’d think at tanner crab depths they’d end up with a net full of rat fish.
  403. Baby J

    Best lawn tractor

    Do like me. Buy a $400 push mower and convince the wife mowing is just as good as boot camp exercise classes. When she’s done mowing make sure you make a comment about how toned her ass is getting or something. Consider it a voice activated mower. Very similar to my voice activated windless...
  404. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Those are the fingers I’m putting on one of mine. Did you guys target tanners for your testing?
  405. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Anyone who wants to do this, send me a message with your email and we will get a group email started after the holiday. Obviously this will have to work on trust that if we find a decent spot it won’t be publicized to the world including the commercial vessels. From all accounts I have heard...
  406. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Thanks Chris. I’ll check it out.
  407. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Yep that’s pretty much what I copied for my own use as they don’t really sell that pot down here unless you are buying a bunch of them.
  408. Baby J

    View Fireworks From Boat

    I’ve never had any drama at Friday Harbor and it’s a great show.
  409. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Lol :) I put in at Sequim and go across to the Juan’s. The one I caught on accident was in 380ft off the tip of Dungeness spit for what it’s worth.
  410. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Sounds good Brian. I’ll shoot you a pm later.
  411. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Anywhere that’s muddy bottom and 5-600 ft. We have lots of ground to cover...
  412. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Maybe. This is my first year. The guys in Alaska use cone pots that look like shrimp pots but they come in through the top. Whatever you use it better have lots of weight at those depths.
  413. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Dungy. Damn autocorrect
  414. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    I’m trying a couple designs. Two of them are cone traps and one is a bigger sized square pot that has ramps. I’m welding them up this week. Looks like either one will work fine. I don’t think standard dingy traps have big enough tunnels.
  415. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    They are just like the snow crabs.
  416. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Anyone interesting in getting a group together that shares info on tanner crab results? The idea would be to spread out around the San Juan’s and the strait and help each other get dialed in. Due to the depths it’s not as fun to prospect like with dungy’s. I’ll have three pots rigged this...
  417. Baby J

    Saltwater Somewhere in the straits

    Nice work! I’ve completely struck out with halibut in my usual area six spots. Fish checkers are saying they are seeing one to two fish per halibut day coming into John Wayne. Worst season since I’ve lived here for me. :(
  418. Baby J

    Close call today...

    I do believe someone must be feeding it or something. Even on jetty’s they jump in the water when you get close. He not only wasn’t scared of me but wanted to come on in while I was yelling at him.
  419. Baby J

    Close call today...

    Are you serious? Makes me feel a little better that he’s known lol. Guess I’ll stay clear of anchoring there. I could definitely see waking up to him in the back of the boat. Then what do you do?
  420. Baby J

    Close call today...

    I laugh about it now but I was genuinely freaked out at the time. No doubt in my mind that if I didn’t have a grill in one rod holder and a hali rod in the other side he was coming in. I just can’t believe he had no fear of humans. I was yelling at him and he was still trying to get in.
  421. Baby J

    Close call today...

    Wish I could post the video but it keeps saying the file is too large.
  422. Baby J

    Close call today...

    No, I even rinse out my bate cages in the shrimp pots.
  423. Baby J

    Close call today...

    Went halibut and shrimp fishing this weekend up in area 6 and had a weird thing happen this morning. We anchored for the night in Discovery bay. I woke up this morning and thought I felt someone board the boat. I jump up and get out of cuddy cabin and don’t see anything. I was trying to figure...
  424. Baby J

    shrimping secrets (area 6 and 7 east/west)

    Easiest way to find them for me is to find water approximately 300ft deep next to deeper water. Cruise around these areas with your sounder zoomed on the bottom and look for clouds of shrimp. That’s my system and it’s extremely reliable. Almost always shrimp areas with no pots around and get a...
  425. Baby J

    Saltwater Lings from shore

    If you do go to the jetty in Westport make sure the swell isn’t very big. I had a very scary experience there when I first moved to Washington. Rogue wave washed me and a friend off the end of the jetty. Both broke some nice rods and lost our gear along with some of our pride lol. Not a good...
  426. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    The fistula pain won’t last much longer. A good diet carefully avoiding phosphorus and purine is a must. I highly recommend trying Sugar Smacks, Rice Krispies and egg whites for a while. It takes 1-2 weeks to clean out the built up phosphorus and purine. After that the gout went away for me...
  427. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Jason, I went through this exact same thing for three years and got a kidney from my sister last year. I can give some good first hand advice. You will feel much better on dialysis so definitely look forward to starting it. Hopefully your fistula is looking good. Took two surgeries to get mine...
  428. Baby J

    Saltwater Big Balling The Shrimp

    The wife and I threw out three pots in area 6 at our usual spots on Sunday. We had two limits plus a few to throw back with one two hour soak. Beautiful weather and conditions.
  429. Baby J

    Ok, i just a professional detail.

    There is Classic Reflections on Canyon Rd and about 144th in Puyallup that details boats. I’ve never used them but I’ve seen boats going in and out of there.
  430. Baby J

    Puget sound salmon season

    I like to stay ahead of the curve so I’m just going fishing for ratfish from now on. When Inslee says you guys have wiped out the sand dabs I’ll be sitting pretty with mad ratfish fishing skills. I might even retire and start up Sweet Baby J’s Ratfish guide service. Each trip will end with a...
  431. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I wish it worked but had zero effect on my symptoms.
  432. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Dave, my mother in law is a surgical nurse for a doctor that invented a procedure that has a very high success rate of curing meniers. He has taught other doctors and I think there is one in Spokane. I tried to get it done but my mother in law said he wouldn’t do it for me because I don’t get...
  433. Baby J

    Shrimp Days Looks bleak

    I hate it when they do this. It just concentrates everybody into the areas they don’t close. I mainly shrimp in the strait which doesn’t seem to be effected but the good areas will get a ton of pressure now. The commercial guys already hit it pretty hard.
  434. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Please tell me you guys are joking lol
  435. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    It doesn’t seem to matter if I see land or not. I have a hard time even riding in a car with someone else driving. It’s a really frustrating. I keep thinking there has to be a better way to live better with chemistry and a few more prescription drugs
  436. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Yeah Eric, since I got sick I’ve turned into a huge wuss when it comes to motion. I thought it would get way better after the transplant but if anything it’s gotten worse. I’m totally fine on the sound and the strait but there is something about the big water that sets me off. I’m really...
  437. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Well I tried to swing several times at the park. With 25mg it was better than without using it but I would definitely have puked if I went more than five minutes. I was very queasy after two minutes and stopped at three. Overall I’m disappointed but have to wonder if a higher dose would work...
  438. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Getting ready to go to the park and try 25mg of Promethazine all by itself. I took it an hour ago. Since my surgery I can’t swing on a swing set for more than a minute without losing my lunch. I’ll report back later on how it goes. I have a friend who was in the coastguard and he said the...
  439. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Lol. It’s for Coastguard employees. I second the thanks for great write up. The reason I’m so concerned about this is I came down with a rare kidney disease and had a kidney transplant 14 months ago. I’m on anti rejection drugs. If I throw up it can make it complicated to figure out what my...
  440. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    The Coastguard gives folks that are severely seasick a cocktail of Promethazine and ephedrine. Does anyone have any experience with this combination of drugs for sea sickness? I’ve never had any issues that Bonine wouldn’t fix but last year I got really sick on one of our trips way offshore...
  441. Baby J

    Tuna Predictions...

    I’m hoping for more consistency this year rather than slow fishing for months followed by red hot fishing for three weeks.
  442. Baby J

    MA4 Bottom Fishing Numbers

    I only give my numbers to hot strippers that wear citrus smelling perfume and lots of glitter :D
  443. Baby J

    New Orleans in Sept. Whatcha got?

    If you are looking for a great experience on a budget you can’t beat Captain Mike’s. It’s about 80 or 90 miles from New Orleans but worth it. They really do a good job of making the day non stop action. http://www.captainmikeonline.com/
  444. Baby J

    New Orleans in Sept. Whatcha got?

    We used to pull up close to shrimp boats when they were pulling in their nets and catch yellowfin on top water plugs. Pretty fun fishing down there. You will want to move after fishing the gulf. Can’t remember on the tuna timing but I definitely remember September is prime time Cobia fishing.
  445. Baby J

    New Orleans in Sept. Whatcha got?

    I used to live on the Alabama coast and fished Louisiana quite a bit. If you are looking for fish that are good eating you want to target in order of preference: Cobia, Redfish (cooked blackened) red snapper and trigger fish. If you just want to fight a beast fish for Jack Cravelle. You will...
  446. Baby J

    Seattle Boat house thief....

    Almost spit my drink across the room when I scrolled down to that Tuna.com picture. That’s funny right there :D Glad you found the thief and hope you get your stuff back.
  447. Baby J

    Getting to the Tuna Grounds on the DL

    Pretty sure the buyer of that sub won’t have much room for ice and tuna gear after they stuff that joker full of Columbian marching powder. o_O
  448. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    We tried blow up models before buying our epoxy boards. She’s not going back. Now switching to an inflatable wife.... That might be an option if the fishing was good enough to make it worth the money lol
  449. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    That’s a good point on the wind while trolling. Nothing worse than not being able to troll reasonably straight while running stacked downriggers. I’m going to fab some type of rack myself as I can make anything out of fiberglass or carbon. I just need to figure out a good compromise but that...
  450. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    You guys crack me up :D. We do plenty of tuna fishing but most of the season is up on the strait. Taking the boards gives us a chance to enjoy the afternoons during the slow fishing periods. Right now the boards get in the way of the port side downrigger. It drives me nuts.
  451. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    Our boards are 11’ long so definitely not easy to keep them away from the fishing gear. I am really wanting to mount them vertical side by side up top. The hardtop is definitely sturdy enough. Two adults can walk around on top of it without it flexing or anything.
  452. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    I just got a new phone and don’t have any pictures showing the hardtop but found the exact same top online pictured here.
  453. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    The wife really enjoys riding the SUP while I fish in the middle of the day. I’m looking for a way to mount two on the top instead of the side rails this year so they are more out of the way. Anyone got one mounted to the top on their boat? Ours is a 23 foot walkaround.
  454. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Today looked a little better with the markets. We need the Russell 2000 to outperform the other indexes even if the market is down.
  455. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I wasn’t rubbing anything in. If that’s the way it came off I apologize. Everyone including me gets hit occasionally. I almost exclusively trade options so I’m constantly watching for the slightest sign of trouble as options are leveraged about 10:1 to the underlying asset. In this case the...
  456. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I hope you guys got out. Bitcoin and all other crypto currencies got absolutely smoked.
  457. Baby J

    Go Eagles!

    What a game :rockin:
  458. Baby J

    Go Eagles!

    I just hope it’s not decided by refs regardless of who wins.
  459. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I can’t believe people keep getting their money stolen. 260,000 Japanese accounts hit a short time ago. Crazy
  460. Baby J

    Go no Go

    One other thing that I’m not sure was mentioned. I think one of the biggest factors that really helps me when running a fully loaded down boat offshore is good trim tabs. Being able to stay up on step in rough water is essential for safety and fuel economy.
  461. Baby J

    Go no Go

    I check the weather forecast and bouy reports/ forecast for the area I’m heading and apply the square. If I’m going tuna fishing I don’t go unless I can run at least 25mph. I’d go for perfect conditions your first run out and then do what you are comfortable with after that. Many times we have...
  462. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I couldn’t say as I only follow the options and just out of passing interest. It is on my watch list and was flashing today showing unusual options activity so I looked and passed it along. In my experience option activity is usually a pretty good indicator of future moves. Full disclosure, I...
  463. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I have been watching the block chain ETF’s the past few days and noticed something that might interest you guys. It looks like the large holders of BLCN and BLOK are seeking downside protection by selling covered calls. Volume has been steadily growing but they are not finding buyers. There’s...
  464. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    You will eventually be able to buy puts on bitcoin. Not sure about futures but it takes six months to buy options on an ipo so I’d expect it to have a similar timeline. If you are interested in getting exposure to crypto currencies downside you can either short or buy puts on the crypto...
  465. Baby J

    Autopilot stupidity

    If he would have missed them by five feet it would have been the way people are typically treated if they are drifting or anchored up. Never ceases to amaze me the lack of courtesy people show each other on the water.
  466. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Why does it keep dropping and recovering later in the day only to drop more the next day. From a technical standpoint this is a screaming sell. When it comes to fundamentals it never has made sense. Plenty of investment options out there that have a much better chance of success.
  467. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Timmmmmmbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Regulation is coming.
  468. Baby J

    Shit Hole

    The question was asked in a crude and disrespectful way. Everyone can agree on that. It’s been 24 hours since this hit the news and nobody has bothered to answer the question. I’m open minded but would be interested to know how importing thousands of people from 3rd world countries helps my...
  469. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Here is one of the articles. Man, those 144k bitcoins would be a nice haul now. https://www.ccn.com/feds-net-48-million-from-the-sale-of-silk-roads-bitcoins-but-miss-out-on-600-million-payday/
  470. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    You make a good point. I’m not an expert at money laundering (unfortunately) at all. I remember seeing a story last fall about how the government lost out on millions of dollars because they sold all of the bitcoin they seized during the Silk Road drug bust. They sold a year before the big spike...
  471. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-markets-bitcoin-britain/uk-pushing-to-include-bitcoin-under-money-laundering-rules-idUSKBN1DY0Y2
  472. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Well said BiggestT. Regulation will have the same result as banning. As soon as this money is traceable it’s over. These currencies have a very dark underbelly. Everything from buying and selling drugs to buying people’s identities and even child pornography. Money laundering is probably the...
  473. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Which bank do the pot shops work with? Last I checked it’s a cash only business. If the feds step in and ban its use for financial institutions the EU will follow and the dominos will fall. This was all started as a vehicle for money laundering and a way for people to purchase drugs online. I...
  474. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    The second these cryptos become a threat they will be banned.
  475. Baby J

    Smoke salmon dip

    I use a cold smoke generator for smoking cheese. Works fantastic and adds no heat so you can add as much or as little smoke as you like. Smoke generators are fairly cheap or you can make one easily. I usually use alder and apple wood for cheese. For smoked salmon dip I don’t really measure...
  476. Baby J

    Saltwater free bait

    I’m interested. PM sent
  477. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Since you keep bringing me up I guess I will respond.... If your position is worth 20k on Monday and it crashes on Tuesday and you ride it down for a 10k loss you lost $10,000 dollars. Don’t believe me? Check your portfolio summary page on your account and it will indeed show the loss. If you...
  478. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I’m not trying to argue with anyone, just giving my opinion on trade strategy. I really do wish you success with the bitcoin investing. I find it interesting but I cannot figure out a reliable way to analyze it so I’m sticking with what I know. You guys have a Merry Christmas a happy New Year.
  479. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    When a position rips higher in a short period of time and I’m sitting on a big gain you can bet I got my finger on the trigger watching for the slightest sign of weakness. As soon as it shows any technical weakness I ring the register. Look at it any way you want but I’m not taking a big loss...
  480. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I trade in and out of positions in my 401k all time and realize peak prices. Just have to hold for 30 days to avoid getting a round trip trade warning.
  481. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Actually the way I look at it is the correct way and the same way sophisticated traders like myself look at it. If you held bitcoin for a 30% drop from the peak you are not trading with a good tactical strategy. Pros know it’s always better to cut losses quickly because for every percent drop...
  482. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    If you own an investment position and it goes from 10k to 20k you own the gains. If it does the opposite you have lost those gains. Now while you guys are doing math calculate this: You have one bitcoin worth 20k and it drops 50% to 10k. How much does a $10,000 dollar bitcoin have to go up to...
  483. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I bet the pain really begins when the government steps in with regulations. It will definitely happen in 2018. Tax man isn’t going to let all the money laundering go on much longer.
  484. Baby J

    What's on your Tuna playlist?

    I've never noticed tuna having a music preference although they never shy away when we are rocking Slipknot. For Halibut there is nothing better than Major Lazer "Bubble Butt" :D
  485. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    Ok that makes sense. I thought everyone was talking about failure within the first season. For a weekend warrior like me a thousand hours is 8-10 years. I can definitely see why folks with higher usage would stay away though.
  486. Baby J

    Damn bleach bottles

    I do lots of work with carbon fiber and fiberglass. I've always just mixed microspheres with resin. It takes very little resin to make a good amount and is waterproof.
  487. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    Are you guys talking about slipped boats that sit at the marina year round? I just don't understand all the issues with outdrives. There are many available that are pretty bulletproof. If you talk to the guys on scream & fly lots are running big power with lightly modified Bravo one drives...
  488. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    That's good to know. The Konrads do look sweet.
  489. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    Why would a diesel be harder on an outdrive? I've never had a diesel boat so I'm very interested in this. I was worried that the I/O setup would be harder to work on but space seemed pretty good on the 2014 I looked at. I hear lots of people talk about outdrive problems but knock on wood I've...
  490. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    I've been doing the same thing. I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a Skagit Orca 27 with the 6cyl diesel. I'm hesitant though because my 23 foot walk around is already a handful pulling long distances. I fish all over so trailering all over is guaranteed. Absolutely lover the boats...
  491. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I've been an options trader for 15 years and am far from risk averse. Lots of chatter by traders that younger investors are maxing out their credit cards to buy bitcoin. I could be wrong but I predict this ends badly..... People jumping out of windows badly.
  492. Baby J

    Coyote's and Pets

    Before my pitbull died a few years ago he used to kill coyotes at will. I never understood how he knew the difference between a coyote and a dog because he loved dogs. He was a large pitbull bread as a catch dog for hog hunting which I did a lot while living down south. Very loving dog but very...
  493. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Was there a ton of boats too? I usually Fish well away from the hatchery and the nets.
  494. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Looks like they were averaging about 2 per person from shore last Sunday so should be pretty decent now :D
  495. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Thanks for the tip. Never thought about using that for Hoodsport chums.
  496. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Thinking about taking the boat over to Hood Canal if they're starting to show up. Not seeing much chatter anywhere yet. I need some for the smoker and bellies for butts next spring.
  497. Baby J

    Saltwater Westport tuna 9/11

    How's the bait been looking in Westport? Hoping for a nice and healthy scoop :-)
  498. Baby J

    Saltwater Westport tuna 9/11

    Thanks man, I bet you will remember that awesome tuna trip forever.
  499. Baby J

    Saltwater Westport tuna 9/11

    Nice day for sure. Did you use live bait all day? My wife and I are going Saturday. I'm wondering if there is hope for success trolling and jigging iron. I like to use my live well for bonus ice storage if I can.
  500. Baby J

    Saltwater I know this is the report forum but...

    Isn't anyone gonna talk about the 306,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped a pen up in area 7? No limit catch what you can.
  501. Baby J

    Saltwater There are a few there

    Looks like we might pick up some bonus Atlantic salmon this weekend. No limit and 300k to catch...