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  1. WaveDancer

    Time for a new pup

    You might contact Kerry Allen Josh, he has Lab litters every now and then and it's been a while so my guess is his girl may be due pretty soon. WD
  2. WaveDancer

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Looking good L! I like your idea on the step as long as it doesn't RATTLE. Bob will treat her well and do his perfect job once again. Middle of March splash time?
  3. WaveDancer

    Crab boat goes down

    Sucks big-time, prayers to Matt to get back on his feet ASAP! Westport had a pretty bad freezing rain, ice storm Friday night, early Saturday morning, I wonder if icing up was a factor, anyone know? WD
  4. WaveDancer

    How are these numbers??

    Low or high frequency, do you recall? Is there a ground wire going to the fairing block up top? I didn't see one and the one I had did have one and they warned me to be wary of ripping it loose if I wasn't paying attention when working around that part of the inside of the hull. WD
  5. WaveDancer

    How are these numbers??

    Seems weird they would mount it directly in line and SO close to your raw water pickup, at least to me. When I had my NavNet system installed some years ago they went way out of their way to put it in what appears to the same style of fairing block as far as they could from anything else on the...
  6. WaveDancer

    How are these numbers??

    Sounds like that's gonna be lots of fun this summer. About your fish finder, where is the transducer mounted? WD
  7. WaveDancer

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Sucks you can't the Yamaha's you were expecting, sure seems like that manufacturer has been shooting itself in the foot an awful lot of late with stories similar to yours. WD
  8. WaveDancer

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Looking really nice L! Curious, what's the carrying capacity of the new trailer? WD
  9. WaveDancer

    Need a E over H brake guru

    Budget Battery in Bremerton always seems to have lots of weird batteries in stock. WD
  10. WaveDancer

    Here we go again NB 2021

    Do you really think any unused sport quota didn't end up getting caught by another user group? I hear what your saying about the tourists and all that but the money they make from that is pretty miniscule compared to commercial seafood sales proceeds. WD
  11. WaveDancer

    Here we go again NB 2021

    I can't speak for early on last year but I know the seafood buyers I run into here in Westport have been buying tribal products since last summer from all the coastal tribes. How they get them in their possession I have no idea I just know the cash cow of seafood sales is still running at full...
  12. WaveDancer

    Here we go again NB 2021

    If you could find an actual publushed tribal quota and how much of it has been harvested I would love to see it. Weather permitting they fish as much as they can because they can sell every last bit of it. Seafood sales haven't shut down for them at all have they? WD
  13. WaveDancer

    Need a E over H brake guru

    Don't forget to make sure the ground circuit coming through the plug is real good as the EHCU requires a very good voltage and ground circuit due to current draw, bad grounds will drive you NUTS, never rely on grounding through the hitch! WD
  14. WaveDancer

    Here we go again NB 2021

    "Rules for Thee but not for Me" Sounds like a Politician now doesn't it? Personally, I don't think the closures have one thing to do with the virus any more, it has way more to do with keeping 100% of a marketable product, SEAFOOD, all to themselves. The day I see a tribe cut ALL access off...
  15. WaveDancer

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Looking AWESOME Big L! Its amazing how well a boat can be laid out when you plan to actually have to do things to it once its done, like filters, pumps, all those silly things and not to mention you will never have to worry about child labor laws when you don't have to hire that 6 year old to...
  16. WaveDancer

    Ryder’s Big Westport salmon

    GREAT job Dad! Memories for a lifetime for your entire family!!!
  17. WaveDancer

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    I'd be even happier if at least HALF the sport boats even HAD a compass on them! WD
  18. WaveDancer

    Photo Radar?

    I had a friend ask me a question the other day that I have read some things about but don't have solid info as to what's correct. Are Photo Radar Tickets that are mailed to you enforceable? I tried finding info on the net but its all over the place and there are tons of Lawyers that will...
  19. WaveDancer

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    You won't be disappointed with FURUNO I am sure, I have so many stories about people calling up with 10 year old units and getting technical support even though they are are WAY out of warranty. Not to mention a HUMAN always answers the phone and I have never been on hold more that just a few...
  20. WaveDancer

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    Best after the sale service bar none, in warranty or not, FURUNO. Spendy, not all the fancy bells and whistles some have but the fine folks in Camas Washington are second to none when it come to after the sale support, warranty or no warranty. I hope you get your Garmin unit figured out, it...
  21. WaveDancer

    2006 Yamaha 250 issue

    What about this? In a cars engine when you coast to a stop the engine vacuum goes to max. When you shut the engine off it goes to zero. The Fuel Pressure Regulator on your 250 is VACUUM controlled if I am correct. I have never put a vacuum gauge on a boat coming off of plane to see what...
  22. WaveDancer

    Primo SST & Chloro Charts 8/15/2020

    Don't get to much better than these two charts for SST and Chloro for 8/15/2020. SST Chloro Straight west from the GH Buoy sure looks good to me and much closer than going SW to good water. Have fun and be safe out there! WD
  23. WaveDancer

    Tuna #s

    . This may help you Josh, it's from 8/13/2020, best one in quite a while Good luck Josh!
  24. WaveDancer

    Sea lion culling

    It's about time but to have to go the expense of trapping and then what sounds like a vet putting them down is a serious waste of resources. Trap them if need be, dispatch them and then process them. Simple. WD
  25. WaveDancer

    Westport outboard help

    Call Paul at Englunds, they have lots of stuff now with the new huge store, worst he will say is no. WD
  26. WaveDancer

    WTC package deal - tentative

    . Did anyone reading this ever hear Mike from Westport Seafoods ever say he was going to pay for anything thing before being corned on stage??? I didn't and I live in Westport. Not saying it didn't happen but it was a surprise to me and other locals I know when we heard it Just curious. WD
  27. WaveDancer

    WTC package deal - tentative

    This seems to be common theme with the "NEW" WTC, say one thing, do another and then lock/block out any that question what is going on. I wonder if Adam Schiff is one of the board members? WD
  28. WaveDancer

    Love it when a plan comes together Turn N Burn has arrived

    Good to see it worked out well Jason. What slip you in, I would like to walk down and take a peek if you don't mind. WD
  29. WaveDancer

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Seems to be a common problem with the new Zuke 350's as I have read about random engine failures on nearly new engines quite a few times in the last year or so. This is the BIGGEST reason I hate taking on brand new makes/models of things, you become the R&D division for said company on YOUR...
  30. WaveDancer

    When did the WDFW slip this shit in, or is it a misprint??

    What MA is that for, your post doesn't say. WD
  31. WaveDancer

    Navionics accuracy

    All electronic charts come from a single source of data as there is normally one set ever mapped, by local governments, NOAA in the US's case. In the USA that was done by NOAA and they for the most part do a pretty good job making things pretty close to actual. Down south where you are at I am...
  32. WaveDancer

    Navionics accuracy

    Some charts offer a "OFFSET" adjustment you can plug in to fix chart inaccuracies assuming you get the same wrong offset everywhere. WD
  33. WaveDancer

    Yamaha temp

    What kind and size engines you got there LT? WD
  34. WaveDancer

    Advice on loading reel with heavy braid

    Don't know if this will help but the last time I ran into your problem I just loaded the reel to the max and the first time out in a boat put the entire spool out and then reeled it back in while trolling. Hooked a flasher to the end and it worked pretty good. If you are going somewhere very...
  35. WaveDancer

    Everett Marina Fire

    It's an under construction apartment complex just onshore from the marina. The clip I saw showed the fire very early on burning bad in multiple locations making me think arson for sure. I guess time will tell. Hope nobody got hurt or worse. WD
  36. WaveDancer

    New SST & Chloro Charts 7/14/2020

    . I have used/subscribed toTerrafin in the past as well and do like it, just not the cost. The one thing I always try to remember is that ALL SATELLITE imagery comes from only one place in the USA, NOAA. No paid for SST imagery websites have their own satellite's, they all pay the government...
  37. WaveDancer

    New SST & Chloro Charts 7/14/2020

    Look at the legend at the bottom of each image Kim, all the info is right there. If you want more info just ask or PM me a phone number and I will walk you through setting up Coastwatch to get what I just posted while we are on computers at the same time. WD
  38. WaveDancer

    New SST & Chloro Charts 7/14/2020

    Some good images from July 14. SST Chloro Have fun and be safe, Charlie is out there waiting for you!!! WD
  39. WaveDancer

    Need Tanecom 750 Power Cord

    How was fishing Greg? WD
  40. WaveDancer

    TEAM ARSC MEET THE BOAT THIS WEEKEND!!!

    How many will it fish?
  41. WaveDancer

    Whack-A-Doodles

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  42. WaveDancer

    2020-2021 Regs

    They are special alright, they are especially non effective way more than should be allowed, that's for sure.
  43. WaveDancer

    Whack-A-Doodles

    . This ain't shit if the Dems get control of the Senate & House in DC much less the WH. Not one bit surprising that all of this batshit crazy stuff is going on in nearly 100% Dem controlled cities and states. SO SAD! WD
  44. WaveDancer

    MA4 out of Sekiu Blackmouth

    Leave harbor, turn west! WD
  45. WaveDancer

    Whack-A-Doodles

    Hate to tell you this but the NBA is never going to be in the new arena unless the NHL gives up it's first position on all the revenue streams as the primary tenant and THAT AIN'T NEVER GONNA HAPPEN! The SODO location, or somewhere else, is where the NBA will play, if ever again not to mention...
  46. WaveDancer

    2020-2021 Regs

    Be sure to check for updates ALL the time, they had to update it nearly 20 times on the last release if memory serves me right, in the first month! WD
  47. WaveDancer

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

    They got the best freaking link sausage there, at least the last time I was there. You gotta new ride coming up pretty soon L or you still boatless? WD
  48. WaveDancer

    North Hood Canal Boat Launch Question

    If you are not familiar with the Salisbery launch be aware that the CURRENTS that run through the dock area big time SUCK if the tide is running hard. The launch can be plugged with tribal commercials at times so be aware of that as well as they stay tied up for long periods when they want to...
  49. WaveDancer

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

    Some good stuff here, it's not going to be very long if the weather and longfin hunters line up! Chloro 6/22/2020 SST 6/22/2020 6/23/2020 Here are a couple of early AM SST Charts, zero sun effect on temps, these are reliable almost 100% of the time Wide Angle SST...
  50. WaveDancer

    Buying A New Chest Freezer Question

    Where are you located Lee? I am ready now so if you are serious, PM me your phone number and we will figure out if it will work for me. Thanks! WD
  51. WaveDancer

    Buying A New Chest Freezer Question

    I have had both several times and I will always take a well organized chest freezer for what I need being in and out of it all the time. Way better on electricity is another plus for me and simple defrost drain in the bottom of the chest. WD
  52. WaveDancer

    New fishing opportunities begin!

    Very Nice! I am curious, how much fish can be shipped home, is there a limit like some places have? WD
  53. WaveDancer

    Buying A New Chest Freezer Question

    I am sure some of you have done this recently so I hope to learn from your experiences about this subject. I need to buy a new Chest Freezer, smaller one 7-10ft, and am looking for info on manufactures to focus on or to avoid. I prefer made in the USA and will pay more if its quality if I can...
  54. WaveDancer

    SST & Chloro Charts 6/16 & 6/17/2020

    Here is a Chloro Chart from 6/18/2020. Chart is showing hard break in Chloro and that is normally a good thing. SO, who's first this year, any guesses??? Chart Have a fun, safe and healthy weekend out there! WD
  55. WaveDancer

    SST & Chloro Charts 6/16 & 6/17/2020

    Things are pretty warm right now out there in places so I thought I would see what's going on on Coastwatch. Not to bad, shouldn't be to long it looks like. Has anyone even tried yet? Chloro 6/16/2020 SST 6/17/2020 Hopefully lots of good charts to come! WD
  56. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . TTT Thought I would freshen up some good memories! Make sure you click on the "QUOTE" to show the near perfect charts we saw for a while last summer. Hopefully we can have a great 2020 thread for PNW Big Fish just like 2019, or even better lets hope! WD
  57. WaveDancer

    A need to watch video

    Candice is good people and isn't afraid to debate anyone if they can find the stones to do so. It may not be politically correct,(what she's saying), right now but that's what make this and a lot of her other similar videos so great. WD
  58. WaveDancer

    Seattle on fire

    If the voters in this state keep electing Dem politicians you should expect nothing but the same old shit. The Federal part of the election in November should be handled 100% by the Military, nationwide and you must have ID matching the ballot you were mailed in order to turn in your ballot at...
  59. WaveDancer

    Seattle on fire

    She knows she's big time FUCKED when It's her turn to be arrested so she is running her mouth to anybody that will give her the time to do so! Have fun in prison skank! WD
  60. WaveDancer

    Seattle on fire

    He's from LA, what else would you expect? WD
  61. WaveDancer

    Seattle on fire

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  62. WaveDancer

    Seattle on fire

    . It should be known as the "PLANdemic" since this lockdown crap is now all but proven to be useless and actually MORE harmful in many cases and was simply used by nut job Dem leaders to show their almighty superiority over the masses to get rid of a president that had exposed massive corruption...
  63. WaveDancer

    Grays Harbor Approaches are open

    Clamming for locals only would be nice if they are to worried about to much pressure on the local stores, pubs, etc. WD
  64. WaveDancer

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    WDFW could simply open MA's 3&4 and let people simply fish those areas from Westport and Sekiu and let the Tribes stay shut down until they feel comfy opening back up. A lot more fuel will be consumed and pressure wouldn't be as much but people could fish. Sound crazy? WD
  65. WaveDancer

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    I doubt that the end of the NB closure will be related to any kind of $$$ loss due to no sport fisherman on the reservation as the financial numbers associated with sport fishing pale in comparison to what they make from commercial fishing and leasing out their gaming rights to other tribes, (a...
  66. WaveDancer

    Is defiance expanding?

    Amazon I believe is the answer to your question as they are building SOMEWHERE near the airport, just never saw a location on a map. WD
  67. WaveDancer

    Pop ups....

    If you haven't already done so give Firefox a try for your desktop/laptop pc's. Very easy to use and keeping ads and the like to a minimum or non-existant is pretty easy. It's available for all devices and you can easily share bookmarks and other stuff automatically via the cloud for free if...
  68. WaveDancer

    2020 Ocean Salmon Season

    Thanks for all the hard work at NOF Dave!
  69. WaveDancer

    Clam Days Mar 20-23

    More than likely the smart move just to be safe as medical facilities here in Grays Harbor County would be overwhelmed easily if a localized outbreak occurred. WD
  70. WaveDancer

    Westport marina notices

    Most have both Jason from what I see walking tge docks. WD
  71. WaveDancer

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

    If you are looking at the new truck to go dually that will work for sure but if you are looking at new single rear tire trucks make sure you check the total towing capacity between what you have and what you are looking at since the only physical difference in the trucks is the extra carrying...
  72. WaveDancer

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

    VERY NICE Jay!!! Can't go wrong with Yamaha power and the Burnewiin Rod Holder System components, pure Honey Hole stuff. About your 2500HD. You don't say what year it is but if it still has the factory hitch on it I would seriously upgrade to one of the 15K hitches available. My 2004 2500 HD...
  73. WaveDancer

    New Premier Charter

    Unless things have changed in Garibaldi they used to have horrible problems keeping anchovies alive down there, at least the folks at Garibaldi Marine or whatever It's called did. (Bud Hosner I think?) WD
  74. WaveDancer

    Furuno 1st Watch Wireless Radar or Garmin GMR18 HD +

    I just looked into this a bit and what they are doing is a hard wired raydome like always going to a "black box" per say for the wireless functionality and yes a hard wired head unit can simply plug into it just like any previous FURUNO NavNet systems have worked. The system does come with a...
  75. WaveDancer

    Furuno 1st Watch Wireless Radar or Garmin GMR18 HD +

    I haven't actually looked into it but I bet the FURUNO system he is talking about may actually come with a wired head unit but has an included wireless functionality built into it. Anyone know for sure one way or another? WD
  76. WaveDancer

    Furuno 1st Watch Wireless Radar or Garmin GMR18 HD +

    FURUNO has THE BEST after the sale support system in the marine electronics world so if they are putting their name on a system I would trust it 100% not to mention you won't be always having to do software upgrades because of bugs as they proof it out BEFORE they release products, unlike most...
  77. WaveDancer

    Wurd

    Don't forget that Mission Outdoors was just in Vegas doing who knows what so I bet all those entry fees are invested somewhere in Nevada by now! WD
  78. WaveDancer

    Wurd

    Don't hold your breath there Sunshine! At this point the operators of Mission Outdoors have proven beyond any doubt, at least in my mind, that they have ZERO intention of paying ANYBODY, having anything you could possibly call integrity, or just plain having a pair and coming clean about what's...
  79. WaveDancer

    Lingcod Charter Recommendation?

    What time of the year? Right now or when specifically? WD
  80. WaveDancer

    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    . Jason, What I am thinking about is a new custom one made the exact size you want it to be, replacing the existing one, that was attached to the transom with a piano or regular kind of hinge(s) so you could lift/fold the tank up, empty of course, far enough to access things under the access...
  81. WaveDancer

    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    Jason, Another quick question, what exactly is under that access hatch that is just below the existing bait tank? WD
  82. WaveDancer

    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    Jason, do you know what the capacity of the existing one is? It looks like it is just a overflow type of drain out, how big is the input plumbing for the existing tank and the drain hoses/pipes? WD.
  83. WaveDancer

    Wurd

    Does anyone have a complete list of all the winners including the sidepots along with value of each pot? I just tried to find it on the MO website and didn't see it. WD
  84. WaveDancer

    Wurd

    I would like to take a moment to just make one thing VERY clear, the blame for this fiasco should squarely go to the folks at "Mission Outdoors" as the original WTC group never had one problem paying people on time, in full, just to make this 100% clear to anyone that may not realize this fact...
  85. WaveDancer

    Wurd

    I wondered why you would open registration so far in advance, must be to get some funds to go to Las Vegas maybe? WD
  86. WaveDancer

    Westport Halibut 2020

    If you can find a Six Pack boat that still has room, that would be my first choice. Faster in and out, they can move greater distances faster if they need to make a big location change once out on the big blue. If you are looking at all the different dates they have listed don't forget the...
  87. WaveDancer

    It was a great day, turned bad

    . IF it is done 100% legally the 1099-MISC should be issued for the year the funds are paid out, not the year the paperwork was filled out. WD
  88. WaveDancer

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    Gender Neutral comes to mind looking at this new format, hope it fixes missing images or just tell us they are gone forever and it's just the way it is. WD
  89. WaveDancer

    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    Lets get back to BD WA reality and remember having at least a little bit of a thick skin is required to get along here. May I suggest a kiss under the mistletoe to make everyone happy again? Happy New Year everyone! WD
  90. WaveDancer

    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    The problem if you were ever to get a judge with some backbone in this state is that the Dem leadership would immediately cry foul because of overcrowded jails and then release them after a week or so, if they would even jail them at all. If we ever want this insanity to end, we have to vote...
  91. WaveDancer

    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    . If you must salmon fish, learn how to motor mooch correctly. I know many old timers that did it that way for decades before we had dependable kickers and they covered lots of ground and caught tons of fish. Jason my main question is, what's a salmon??? Can't wait to see your new ride down...
  92. WaveDancer

    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    . I bet if he tried really hard he could get something "Through Bolted" on the back of his new vessel! WD
  93. WaveDancer

    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    Is there a dock or marina they can crab from as they will be boatless? WD
  94. WaveDancer

    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    I have some friends coming to the coast later this month that want to clam and crab while they are here. Clamming I got covered but crabbing in the WP Marina I have no hands on experience so I am looking for some input from some of you here in BD WA that have been there and done that here in...
  95. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Razors in Tunatown

    Great job getting the kiddos down to the beach with a daylight winter dig to boot! WD
  96. WaveDancer

    Yamaha vs Honda

    . That I think is the dumbest question I have heard on the BD WA board in a very long time. WD
  97. WaveDancer

    Garmin G3 worth it?

    Jason, If you are talking about bathymetric info that is actually what sucks about the NOAA charts for most of the coast, very poor bathy info for most areas. Talk to a rep and ask for a 100% money back refund if you don't like what is delivered or do as others have said just wait for the boat...
  98. WaveDancer

    Garmin G3 worth it?

    Just make sure you preview the exact charts you will be using before you buy as they are all based on NOAA charts and they have some local charts that quite frankly suck, especially off the coast. By the way, is your new boat here yet? WD
  99. WaveDancer

    Here's your sign...

    . That pair of old farts could be awnry for sure and the new owners, Eric, Mariah and family are super good people and they have a great staff. Eric's dad was one of those old grumps and he took it over after he passed some years back. If you haven't been in the Hungry Whale for a while it has...
  100. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Clamming Westport style

    Nice post, thanks for chiming in. I live locally and went Sat & Sun so far and you are right, once they show, it's short work to finish up with hopefully some good sized ones. (I swear to God two clams I got last night had to have been no more than two inches long, but you should have seen the...
  101. WaveDancer

    Boot Dryer's, What's Good & What's Not

    Bump to the top for a fresh question. I bought a Peet Boot Dryer, basic model, and want to know how good it will dry gloves without buying the fancy attachments for an extra $25. If you have the glove add-ons, do they work worth a dam? I ask because there is some unhappiness with reviews as...
  102. WaveDancer

    Something wicked this way comes

    . That is a great question as one of the pictures in the first post showed what appeared to be an all FURUNO electronics package in the helm. Jason? WD
  103. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Clama lama ding dong

    Great job Eric getting the family down there to get some good eats and awesome family time on the beach! Nice pics as well, for a rookie!:frehya2: WD
  104. WaveDancer

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    A quick check to that link shows you he is an Adam Schiff fan. Good luck in court. WD
  105. WaveDancer

    Something wicked this way comes

    Jason, I can guarantee you one thing, if you wrap it you may regret spending the money but if you don't wrap it you may regret WAY more than $800 worth of damage you could have prevented with a wrap. The type of crap that is put on roads this time of year that is just plain nasty stuff for...
  106. WaveDancer

    Halibut 2020 Revised

    Tides are tides and we all need to be aware of the ones in front of us when we plan trips into and out of some of our WA ports that require special attention. To not do so is quite frankly risking your crew and your vessel and careless at the least. As Paul has already said WDFW can control...
  107. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Commercials Overcaught their quotas.

    Pipe Dream, thanks for the good, detailed info on this matter. I still want to hear about some MASSIVE penalties to those that violated the daily reporting issue being handed out, or not. What they did was potentially criminal IMO, ( theft of property/resources), and should be treated as such...
  108. WaveDancer

    Halibut 2020 Revised

    . You are correct Greg. North Coast, (LP & NB), is MA's 3&4 and South Coast is MA2, (Westport), and Ilwaco is referred to as "Columbia River" on the chart. You have to pay close attention to it as it can be confusing the way they did it as I have had this discussion with more than a couple of...
  109. WaveDancer

    Saltwater More Squid

    I would agree with you as almost ANYTHING is better than raking leaves this time of year. On a side note there Big L, what happened to your profile photo or are you going by a big question mark now a days? WD
  110. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Razors, friday/saturday........

    Nice haul Paul and I would agree that Saturdays weather was pretty good for a winter dig and some of the clams were crazy close to the surface for the big surf. I have a question, what are you using to mince, chop up the clams for fritters? Old school knife, hand crank grinder, food processor...
  111. WaveDancer

    Boot Dryer's, What's Good & What's Not

    Just like the thread title says, what's they skinny on boot dryers? Amazon has a ton of different choices with a wide price range. Am I correct to assume a forced air version is hands down the best? Any must have or must avoid options on any of them? I saw a couple that had boot/shoe posts...
  112. WaveDancer

    Charter insurance

    Get in touch with "Pau Hau", aka Peter Ricks our BD WA go to guy for insurance related needs and questions. If he doesn't handle it he will for sure point you in the right direction. WD
  113. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Commercials Overcaught their quotas.

    If the commercial buyer did in fact do what they say was done about the non-reporting issue, they should be handed a fine of $10 per pound overage, (BIG $$$), or loose your buyers license for a minimum of five years if not both. This slap on the wrist BULLSHIT has to end. F the sporties is...
  114. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Razor clam friday

    My Grandmother's Fritter recipe that I still swear by is: Ground or chopped razor clams An egg or two beaten depending on how many fritters you are cooking Crumbled up Saltines, not to much so to turn them into powder Corn meal enough to thicken it as needed Salt & pepper and any other...
  115. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Razor clam friday

    Great weather this week for sure walking all the clam free beach's on the Twin Harbors looking at the setting moon and all the stars, I just hope the still to come digs scheduled are allowed to go on and the weather just doesn't pure suck like it does on a lot of winter digs. Nice looking clams...
  116. WaveDancer

    Halibut 2020

    E-mail sent! A big thanks to Dave and Co. for all the hard things you do working your tails off to get us a better share because all of this starts at the Federal level and as anyone that has ever had to deal with governmental BS knows, it's like banging your head into a wall a lot of the time...
  117. WaveDancer

    Vessel insurance update- Fall 2019

    Great information to Share Pete, thanks for bringing it up as most here need to review policies about this time of year. WD
  118. WaveDancer

    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    . Just a quick bump back to the top of the BD WA Forum with killer tides and weather coming up in the next few days. WD
  119. WaveDancer

    Open tuna seat on Friday October 11th

    . Shit Patrick, I think you just came up names for all of your boats. Rinky Dink I, Rinky Dink II, Rinky Dink III, etc. Sorry to hear about the last trip being so brutal as the warm water went South very fast this year, it's just been a crazy summer season here on Lake Pacific in the PNW...
  120. WaveDancer

    Yamaha Outboard Dealers in NW Washington

    One other good thing to know about ANY dealer you buy a motor from is how long do the techs they have have experience on the brand you are buying. If you are looking at a dealer that has good pricing but is new to the product line or has a shop full of techs that have little to no experience on...
  121. WaveDancer

    Yamaha Outboard Dealers in NW Washington

    . Lighthouse Marine in Gig Harbor has been a Yamaha dealer for decades. Great people, solid service department and great after the sale support is what I am told by several I know that have dealt with them for Yamaha re-powers or upgrades though they do tend to stay pretty busy. If you know...
  122. WaveDancer

    Open tuna seat on Friday October 11th

    Are the tides good for a CR bar crossing for tuna fishing later this week or weekend? WD
  123. WaveDancer

    Open tuna seat on Friday October 11th

    . WOW, great deal for what should be a massive meat run to fill the freezer or cannery. Good luck out there Pete, sure wish I could join you. WD
  124. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Final 2019 WP tuna report

    . Great job Stephan getting that last of the year Albacore run out of your system with some great pics to boot. The weather this week looks pretty good so if any get out, I am sure they will be rewarded quite well. Any idea how far from the docks you were when you found fish? WD
  125. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . Here is the newest crazy thing from Lake Pacific this summer, 10/2/2019. A group fishing with Mark Youngblood Sport Fishing out of Ilwaco that was out doing R&D on new fishing gear came across an entire tree with root ball floating in a kelp line. When it was all over, NINE Yellowtail were...
  126. WaveDancer

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    . Here is the most current good charts from Coastwatch. A few days old, but it's at least something to consider. Chloro & SST from 10/1/2019 SST from 10/2/2019 If any more good charts show up I will post them but a Chloro chart from today normally won't post until noon or so...
  127. WaveDancer

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    . Good luck out there John! WD
  128. WaveDancer

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    . The current conditions at the Cape Elizabeth Buoy are WSW wind 3.9mph, waves [email protected] seconds from the WNW. I would think Sunday would be the best day of the weekend seeing the current conditions and upcoming forecast assuming nothing big changes, weather wise. The forecast for the beach is...
  129. WaveDancer

    Awesome 9/30/2019 SST & Chloro Charts

    . Great job guys and a awesome day on Lake Pacific to boot! Was it as nice out there as the wave buoy data made it seem like? WD
  130. WaveDancer

    Awesome 9/30/2019 SST & Chloro Charts

    . I just looked at the Cape Elizabeth Buoy and to any of you out there: YOU SUCK! 1.9mph @ 14 seconds at 9:50am PST Assuming the Albacore co-operate, it should be one of those days you will never forget on a 100% full on Lake Pacific! WD
  131. WaveDancer

    Awesome 9/30/2019 SST & Chloro Charts

    Here ya go: Chloro #1 Chloro #2 Tweaked to show sharp color breaks SST For anyone going out, it should be awesome, weather permitting. WD
  132. WaveDancer

    Tuna Tuesday?

    . Good luck today Vance & Crew, weather looks awesome here in WP this morning. WD
  133. WaveDancer

    Tuna Tuesday?

    . Most of the six packs did just fine SW of WP. I don't think LP would be a good bet based on the charts from Saturday unless you like really long boat rides to the SW. WD
  134. WaveDancer

    Waco Bait-

    Mark Youngblood fished tuna today out of Ilwaco and killed them so I assume they still have live bait but I would carry non live bait gear just in case they don't. WD
  135. WaveDancer

    Covered Boat/RV Storage In WP Available

    . You bet Chris, I figured some here on BD WA would like some mostly dry storage down here year round, sure beats towing shit back and forth to just tow it back and forth. My guess is they will all be spoken for by end of business on Wednesday. WD
  136. WaveDancer

    Covered Boat/RV Storage In WP Available

    . They are making some well needed improvements for sure but the best thing was closing the RV Park that had a lot of problem children in it. Took almost a full year to evict some of them, (HUGE PAIN) 24/7 access will be nice as my unit is behind the locked gate between 7-7 currently. No big...
  137. WaveDancer

    Covered Boat/RV Storage In WP Available

    Just like the title says, there is some new Boat/RV storage now available in Westport right next door to the new Englunds Marine. Holand Center Storage Facility just finished a 17 stall covered, open on one end, Boat/RV storage building. 10 of the 17 stalls are already rented, the remaining 7...
  138. WaveDancer

    Saltwater swim baits

    . I think that picture confirms you are a full fledged Tuna Junkie Greg! Good for you! WD
  139. WaveDancer

    Wp chovies

    . Don't forget, using a Cast Net is now legal in Washington in all coastal MA's. I have a brand new one in my storage unit here in WP, anybody got some game and want to try it? I would love to see what happens. Lots of chovies in the marina still and if you try it near dark I think you may be...
  140. WaveDancer

    Good SST & Chloro Charts 9/28/19

    Finally some good charts to post, looks like weather permitting lots of fish still to the WAY west or a normal run to the SW. SST Chloro I will post more as good ones come up. Looks like it's time to get tuned up for Irons, Swimbaits and Chumming! WD
  141. WaveDancer

    Wp chovies

    Done for the year unless you are one of the Commercial boats. IQF Chovies by the case and ice are still available though, they make good chum and work well with irons. WD
  142. WaveDancer

    Westport Boat Basin?

    . Tons of people fishing the last two days tells me there are lots of fish being caught. If you come down, it is very windy and cold, dress accordingly. WD
  143. WaveDancer

    Tuna Tuesday?

    . Consider the source of Captain Keyboard, he owns a Bayliner. :smash::smash::smash: WD
  144. WaveDancer

    Tuna Tuesday?

    . Tons of people fishing all the docks right now with nets moving all the time so right now seems to be a good time for the Marina Coho as I call them. WD
  145. WaveDancer

    Tuna Tuesday?

    . With the upcoming clear weather we are supposed to get, we should have some primo SST & Chloro Charts early next week. This afternoon driving by the marina there was an awful lot of big fishing boats tied up to avoid the big NW blow happening in the next day or two so live bait may be an...
  146. WaveDancer

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

    . That's different for sure being on the BACK off the transom and not on the BOTTOM of the hull like my old one was. WD
  147. WaveDancer

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

    . I think you may be overestimating what the water pickup shoe does. In my experience with the one I had on my old boat it insured of a constant, CLEAN, supply of water, not an increase in water volume. Most that have problems with water pickup under way is due to air/cavitation just under the...
  148. WaveDancer

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

    . According to the article the Military Exempt Area is 10 miles surrounding the Quinault Reservation, the area shown on the map is way bigger than that if I am understanding it correctly. WD
  149. WaveDancer

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

    I just saw this and if they do what they have done in other areas where they restrict what boaters can do and go, it's gonna be ugly. Depth restrictions cover 20-650 feet depths from the north jedi of the GH Channel to the Hoh River. Link to article...
  150. WaveDancer

    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    . Thanks for all the tips so far everybody. I was asked about one other thing, where do you park when digging the dark tides? (Twin Harbors beaches) I know finding good spots during daylight digs isn't to hard on the beach but what about someone going to a PM/dark dig? Stay in designated...
  151. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Saturday Tuna Report

    . First off, great job Paul getting everyone of the fish! Now on to the current stuff; With Sea Tow having a tow service in Ilwaco or Astoria, (don't know which one), the CG will ALWAYS tell you to call them unless there is some impending emergency, not just a broke down boat. The OP did not...
  152. WaveDancer

    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    . Looks like I found them. Is this what you are talking about Kim? Thanks for all the advise everybody. WD
  153. WaveDancer

    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    . What is a "CAT" style light Kim? I looked on Amazon and didn't see any reference to any kind of "CAT" light. WD
  154. WaveDancer

    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    . This brings up a good question, does mounting the lamp to your chest just like you say work that much better than putting it on your head or does this just allow you to wear a hat as a hat really doesn't work well with a lot of these headlights, at least the ones I have tried in the past? WD
  155. WaveDancer

    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    With a whole lotta Razor Clam dig dates announced for this winter coming up, I have some friends wanting to come down and dig during the PM dark tides but they have no clue as to what kind of lighting works best for seeing and digging Razor's in the dark. A quick look to Amazon unveils a huge...
  156. WaveDancer

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

    . It's getting crazy right now as most of the six packs that ran this morning were done with everything and going home by mid afternoon from what I saw in town. 2019 will be one of the best Albacore years for sports fishers for sure and as Mike C said, it's only getting started! WD
  157. WaveDancer

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    . Sounds good now until you are broke down and NEED someone to see you from a distance to get help. Way cool boat though for sure, WD
  158. WaveDancer

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    . Lots hit the docks today including a small bluefin caught by one of Kerry's boats, I think you will be fine unless the weather just turns to pure shit. WD
  159. WaveDancer

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    . Greg it should be a KODAK day for sure! WD
  160. WaveDancer

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    I think the salmon seized were more than likely rejected by whoever was buying their illicit catch, (they bought the good ones and rejected the crap that is seen in the pictures maybe). Anyone know how much wild salmon roe sells for? They had quite a bit of it and other than selling it I don't...
  161. WaveDancer

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

    . What Laurence is saying here is big time important. If your tank fills to quick your bait doesn't have much time on the clock. I was told years ago by a very smart bait tank guy 5-7 minutes to fill up from dead empty gets you in the correct fill rate unless you have a mega large commercial...
  162. WaveDancer

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    . You might have this one nailed as they would need a one size fits all trailer to seize boats with as the chance of them getting the boat on the owners trailer would be rare, especially since this boat was contacted on the water according to the linked stories. WD
  163. WaveDancer

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    . I didn't think of a haul out trailer from a boat yard but it has reflective tape and tail/brake/turn lights on it so I assumed it was meant for use on public roads, no fenders though. Weird. WD
  164. WaveDancer

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    . Glad they got caught but the one thing that stood out to me was the trailer the boat was sitting on had twin axles with dual wheel & tire assemblies on each axle. Has anyone ever seen a trailer set up like this before here in the US or is it possibly a Canadian made trailer that's allowable...
  165. WaveDancer

    Diversity....Checked: Deckhand in Training 2019

    . Her smile says it all! Great job Dave! WD
  166. WaveDancer

    Saltwater CR tuna 9/7. Awesome.

    . A lot of Albacore fisherman can huge amounts of tuna every year to last until the next season, (it never does though), as the can it yourself product is so massively better than anything you have ever bought in the store. It may seem like a lot of fish but once cleaned, split up and processed...
  167. WaveDancer

    Saltwater CR tuna 9/7. Awesome.

    . Thanks for the update Mike. I don't think many Albacore fisherman will soon forget the summer of 2019! WD
  168. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Westport Albacore 9/5

    . Sounds like a normal day at work for Team Ms. Magoo, they are a top notch tuna boat here in Westport and I agree the missing customer is strange, I can only imagine it was something really bad that kept them from coming. WD
  169. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Heading out WP

    . The last good SST & Chloro charts from Coastwatch for our area has some decent water still up in the center of the QC. Charts: 9-4-19 SST & Chloro 9-5-2019 SST & Chloro The weather hasn't been very bad the last two days so it shouldn't have moved to much. WD
  170. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Selling Tuna

    I smell a ChocLabLibby story coming out of this thread. WD
  171. WaveDancer

    ACR EPIRB and PLB Battery Replacement?

    . Puget Sound Inflatables in South Seattle just north of Sea Tac Airport does them as well, at least they used to and they had the best price the last time I had an EPIRB that needed a new battery. A word of caution though if you show up in person. They have a TON of top notch safety gear...
  172. WaveDancer

    You Know It's A Crazy Year In The Pacific When You See Things Like This

    The title says it all. Landed in Sekiu on 9/1/2019 Crazy shit this year. WD
  173. WaveDancer

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    . Simplest and safest thing I started doing years ago is to always carry a good quality pair of kitchen scissors/shears and simply cut the gills on one or both sides of the fish. Doesn't matter what species you are dealing with, the clean sharp cuts the scissors/shears produce cause massive...
  174. WaveDancer

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    . Either that or they grabbed the biggest knife they had in the kitchen and used that because those are MASSIVE cuts. WD
  175. WaveDancer

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    A big thanks to Marinos for posting that video, it will keep a lot of newbies from just winging it like they heard a buddy say they did it or whatever. One thing that does strike me as being strange is that I personally don't know of ANY sport fisherman that ever caught Albacore and then turned...
  176. WaveDancer

    It has happened!

    . VERY NICE! I wonder if they were just salmon fishing and they hooked into the Marlin as they boated a 26 pound Chinook as well on the same trip? Great job by Eddie and crew! WD
  177. WaveDancer

    Saltwater First Time Tuna

    . Well Jim, I just got one question for you now; What's a Salmon?? Blue water fishing for Albacore and who knows WHAT off the coast this year is something you will never forget and will likely never be able to get out of your head while waiting for the end of June to get here every year. The...
  178. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    9/1/2019 update: Garibaldi Oregon fisherman Eddie Tattoed and crew landed this Marlin, (Striped?), while fishing off shore 42 miles WNW of Garibaldi in a 20 foot or so North River. (If you search the web there is a video of them winching the fish out of the boat at Garibaldi, but I can't link...
  179. WaveDancer

    Ice and bait open on labor day?

    . Stephan, If you are asking about Westport Seafood's in Westport I am sure they are, holidays don't matter during the summer to them as it's the money making time of the year. The number you called more than likely is the business office and they are M-F most of the time unless one of the...
  180. WaveDancer

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    . Must be on your end as I see all the Jiggly parts just fine from my end. WD
  181. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Westport Salmon 8-29

    . Great job Keith getting your Pop's back out on the water and like others have said, you will never forget that day for sure and with lights out salmon fishing to boot. It just really doesn't get better than that. WD
  182. WaveDancer

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

    . VERY NICE GUYS! It sure is nice to see Captain Norm back at the helm! WD
  183. WaveDancer

    I Lost August

    . Holy F'n OUCH! I'm sure glad no one was hurt and it's good to see you are back on the water again. Westport is still red hot for tuna so clear your calendar and get down here. You still have the entire month of September and with all the crazy calm ocean weather and WARM water we have had...
  184. WaveDancer

    Bait tank, last minute purchase

    . Did you get in touch with Defiance? They normally have some in stock and it's an easy drive by and stop on the way to WESTPORT, you just have to time it during their open hours. WD
  185. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Garibaldi OTC report

    . Is the cost of a PLB or EPIRB not really worth your life? WD
  186. WaveDancer

    It's free. it's called Coastwatch but there is a steep learning curve. Here is a link to...

    It's free. it's called Coastwatch but there is a steep learning curve. Here is a link to Coastwatch by NOAA: https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/coastwatch/CWBrowser.jsp There are some tutorials on it on Youtube and if you look in the BD WA section I think someone posted a good "How To" there as...
  187. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Bremerton WA 9-25-2019

    . Unless the run is late there will be few of the hatchery Chinook left due to tribal netting and the run will just be done already coming through when the OP is in town. WD
  188. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Bremerton WA 9-25-2019

    You won't find much in the Bremerton area that time of the year, hardly anything will be open in MA10, (Bremerton area). If you really want to go fishing for a small group your choices would be one of the Seattle based salmon charters or drive about 2.5 hours one way and get yourself on a...
  189. WaveDancer

    The Summer of 2019, A Year We Won't Soon Forget

    There have been many Chloro and SST Charts just like this this summer, will it ever be this good again so close to home? Chloro Chart from 8/26/2019 SST Chart from 8/26/2019 Get out and get some while the getting is good because it really doesn't get much better than it is right...
  190. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . Here are a couple more exotics to keep things in proper balance. Red Bull Special anyone? And one for those of you that want to eat your cake as well Are you ready for a Quad today? WD
  191. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . 8/27/2019 Update. Here is Captain Darrell Johnson of Far Corners Charters holding a nearly new state record, (20.2 pounds, 3/10's of a pound from tying the state record), Yellowtail caught on "Oceanna", the Bertram of his two boats. It's crazy warm water right out there right now and I...
  192. WaveDancer

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    . :rofl::rofl::rofl: WD
  193. WaveDancer

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    . Initials would be fine, the public can take care of the shaming process for driving like a Dick in a marina. WD
  194. WaveDancer

    Saltwater LaPush Tuna

    . The La Push fisherman I know are only going about 35nm SW to the Quinault Canyon and slaying them without live bait. Why trailer all the way to WP to go 40nm? Here are Chloro & SST images from yesterday and I see no reason tuna are still not in the QC area. 8/25/2019 Chloro image...
  195. WaveDancer

    Saltwater LaPush Tuna

    . Look through the BD WA Saltwater Reports section. Several LP reports in with great results and numbers as well if you take the time to look for them. WD
  196. WaveDancer

    Saltwater SlapShot’s Saturday tuna run

    . Not to change the subject to much, did they ever get a dry weight on Slap Shot before putting her in the water Laurence? She is a beast for sure and dwarfs most of the other boats on Floar 12 in a nice way! WD
  197. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Westport tuna 8-24

    Is the new boat an Osprey? Great job on the tuna, days like that are hard to forget. WD
  198. WaveDancer

    Bait Stop Etiquette

    . A loud Bull Horn or VHF/Hailer with a well thought out response, (maybe written down in advance), will help most learn the first time. Maybe something like this: The Dicks of the world will just continue to be Dicks and they have a whole other list of deterrents that should not be...
  199. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 8/24 CR tuna report. Wide open.

    . Sounds right for the WP Six Pack fleet as I saw a few already back at the docks well before 5pm. Go get em, they will be gone before you know it! WD
  200. WaveDancer

    150HP Repower Advice

    . Dave, Do you know if you replace your engine with another Suzuki will it be able to use all the existing Suzuki gauges you have or will everything have to be replaced? I ask because if you need all new it may ad a lot to the cost of re-powering. Give the guys at Lighthouse Marine in Gig...
  201. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Tuna Off The Hook

    . That is one big F'n Albacore for our neck of the woods, great job!!! WD
  202. WaveDancer

    I Need Ice Tuesday- Share??

    . Merinos, no. Westport Seafoods yes, both now owned by the same family WD
  203. WaveDancer

    Any real estate attorneys

    . HOA's can suck ass, they normally cause way more harm then good and they don't enforce the shit they should in a lot of cases. WD
  204. WaveDancer

    Any Toyota/transmission experts

    . Sounds like you drew a first year tech, (greenhorn), as a Master Tech with a decade or so of experience wouldn't do that or if they did they would never let it leave F'd up. Good for them fixing it and don't let them brow beat you into accepting anything but a 100% fix. WD
  205. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Good Tuna day

    . Great job!!! WD
  206. WaveDancer

    Any Toyota/transmission experts

    . WAY more common than you think as hardly any have dipsticks anymore. Give me an Allison any day please and I will be happy. WD
  207. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Initial Tuna run

    NICE!! Trips like this one are the ones you never forget, EPIC Fishing!!! WD
  208. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . New additions 8/17/2019 Tailwalker Charters with Captains Patrick Walker and Dave Anderson added a couple of nice fish today. First is Captains Patrick and Dave holding a Yellowtail and Bluefin respectively. Next Is Captain Dave with the customer that caught this beauty of a Yellowtail...
  209. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . I"ll up your Fabio with some more Caffeine Service! WD
  210. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    That picture originally showed up with the story it was caught out of Depoe Bay over the weekend, that I guess is what is confusing me. Fixed. Sorry for any confusion. WD
  211. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . I gotcha Mark. I did mention in my post that it may be a third fish but had no way to confirm it as I pulled both pictures off other forums and there was no info at the time about the guy holding the fish in the boat other than they were the same guy. It will be edited. Thanks. WD
  212. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . I said the guy and his kid was the Depoe Bay fish. The picture of the two guys holding the Tuna in front of the ITC was taken by a good friend of mine and the guy holding the head of the Tuna said he was the lucky fisherman and I saw a different pic of him on Ifish stating the same thing...
  213. WaveDancer

    WTC 2020 REGISTRATION TO OPEN on 8/18/19

    . The statement was meant as a joke Scott, but I will answer your question. When I was involved with the old WTC, 2015 and earlier, we never had more than 63 teams and that included sponsor hold-backs at the end because there was always last minute sponsors coming in that wanted to fish...
  214. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    . Not fish pics, but most here will realize how great these pics really are from the summer of 2019. Both shots from 8/13/2019 from NOAA Coastwatch and it's free!!! Chloro SST Other than the bluewater/chloro line being closer to the beach, does it get much better than this with all the...
  215. WaveDancer

    2019 PNW Lake Pacific Big Fish & Exotic Pics

    Now that we are well into the 2019 summer fishing season here off the coasts of Washington & Oregon, I thought there should be a thread to put pictures of all the really outstanding fish that are being caught. I will start with the recent landings of some really big Bluefin Tuna, (at least for...
  216. WaveDancer

    WTC 2020 REGISTRATION TO OPEN on 8/18/19

    . What do you think Scott, 100 or so teams sound fun? WD
  217. WaveDancer

    Kill or no kill

    . Come on man, SOY rules! Just kidding, I just really wanted to know and yes, I would be weighing it as well. Gotta go and flip my Ribeye. WD
  218. WaveDancer

    Love him or not. Tred Barta is gone

    He rubbed some the wrong way, but he sure new his shit about some kinds of fishing and his fishing show was great, at least for me. His show is where I learned about the curly cue method Slap Shot applied to fighting that Marlin last week for 2.5 hours before it broke off boat side. I don't...
  219. WaveDancer

    Kill or no kill

    . I have been told that's it not the best table fair, for those that have tried Marlin before, what did you think about it and what did it taste like? WD
  220. WaveDancer

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    . Super good job John, Denny will just about fall over when he see's that check. WD
  221. WaveDancer

    Grady Bait tank issues

    . Ilwaco scoops in the past are about half a Westport scoop so I would think 3 easy in a 40 gallon tank. Try taking three in you tank and a scoop or two in a 5 gal bucket and water to use as chum later as it will be dead and use the live ones sparingly so they last the day. Good luck up north. WD
  222. WaveDancer

    Grady Bait tank issues

    . Do you know how fast the tank will fill from empty? I ask because to much or to little makes a difference. I know quite a few Grady owners that have no problems out here at all as long as you don't put to much bait in it or start with crap bait to begin with. If you don't know have fast it...
  223. WaveDancer

    Marlin Hook Up at WTC

    . I blew up the best pic without distorting to much. So cool and I think this summer just getting started. WD
  224. WaveDancer

    95 lb Bluefin Caught "up here"

    . Could you imagine how crazy PNW fisherman are gonna be if we see say a couple dozen or more of those Big Blues before the end of the season??? The comment about the natives is so true and they weren't small ones as the digs found skeletal remains of BFT around 1,000 pounds, lots of them and...
  225. WaveDancer

    Hot set up for this last weekend

    Isn't that called a "Popper" by some tackle vendors? WD
  226. WaveDancer

    First time for tuna, started with WTC

    . That is the biggest understatement I have heard in a long time for sure Scott. WD
  227. WaveDancer

    WTC RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    . Once again Scott, GOOD JOB!!! WD
  228. WaveDancer

    First time for tuna, started with WTC

    . Thanks for all your hard work Scott, I know what you went through and you deserve a shout out for sure. WD
  229. WaveDancer

    First time for tuna, started with WTC

    First off Andre, Welcome to BD!:finger: Great write up, lots of paragraphs makes it easy to read, and even a few pics on your first post:urno1: As Laurence already mentioned when your 45+ miles from the docks and the south wind not on any forecast rears it's ugly head, it doesn't matter how...
  230. WaveDancer

    Where is the video?

    . No wonder you lost the Marlin, the God Dammed reel is defective, the handle is on the wrong side! :frehya2: Sucks you lost it but at least you got it close enough to see it, many have not after a similar battle. Thanks for posting the entire video Big L! WD
  231. WaveDancer

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    . Wasn't the offload area on Float 6 like past years? . Bait dock procedures used to be covered in the Captains Meetings to prevent the shit show from happening in the past. Not covered this year? WD
  232. WaveDancer

    WTC results 2019

    . If that's true the Pelagic pot that started out at $6250 plus this years money that would make it nearly 10K if most joined it this year. If all that caught exotics were not part of the pot, they gotta feel like shit about now. According to the online rules MARLINS are not part of the...
  233. WaveDancer

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    . This has always been the best idea when some asshat shows his true colors out on the big blue or at the marina or fuel dock. Take a good picture of the boat with name and numbers and post it up everywhere. Shit, we could even create a sticky here on BD to keep track of all said asshats. WD
  234. WaveDancer

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    . Great job John and crew!!! PM Sent as well. WD
  235. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 2nd fish on SlapShot was a marlin

    . Looks like some Tred Barta roundy round action I saw on one of his shows some years ago. The theory is if you keep the fish constantly turning to one way or another they can't pull as hard swimming sideways, it worked for Barta as they landed a 120 pound Bluefinn on 30 pound mono after fours...
  236. WaveDancer

    Bananas were on board.

    . I just looked at wave buoy live data from north and south of Westport and it's pretty calm out there right now and there is ZERO wind down here by the marina in WP as I type this. Last time we had a south storm blow in and out in less than 24 hours like it did last night tuna fishing was off...
  237. WaveDancer

    Bananas were on board.

    . Are you up and running is the question now? WD
  238. WaveDancer

    Bananas were on board.

    . Good ideas here. Pull the old one and take it with you to be 100% sure you get the right one and turn in the core if there is one and your back on the water by Thursday afternoon if you can find someone with one on the shelf. Could be much worse. WD
  239. WaveDancer

    Bananas were on board.

    . The first place I would go in the morning is to Englund Marine here in Westport and ask for Paul. They may not carry it but he more than likely knows who does and you may be able to have it overnighted to their shop if it's not to far away. It sounds like you know how to change it yourself...
  240. WaveDancer

    Finally building

    . Looking good Josh! Any idea of an approximate move in date??? WD
  241. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Area 9/10 Opener

    . Try the SW corner on the Halibut opener off the coast, makes that seem like nothing. WD
  242. WaveDancer

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Does anybody have an estimate on the dry weight of that beast yet??? Looking good Norm and Carrie, that boat will be the pride of Float 12 for sure! WD
  243. WaveDancer

    Boat insurance

    . You don't say how big a vessel you are insuring but if it's anything big and expensive anything short of a true "marine yacht policy" with an "agreed value" on your package will leave you feeling empty in case of a major loss. Plenty here on BD have had this happen to them and those that have...
  244. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Somewhere far north WA

    . Nice fish and beautiful family, great job getting everyone out on the water!!! WD
  245. WaveDancer

    Property attorney

    . This statement is way more true than it ever should be as a whole bunch of so-called Estate Planning lawyers don't really know shit about it, they just ad it to their list of services available. I have a good CPA friend that deals with hundreds of estates a year and the amount of fuck ups he...
  246. WaveDancer

    Albacore???

    . Anyone know the last time albacore never showed up within sport and charter boat range in WA or Ilwaco, if ever? I have never seen it this late in Oregon as there is almost ZERO sport reports of albacore being caught anywhere from Oregon ports so far. Normally the middle to southern OR ports...
  247. WaveDancer

    Boat Down Washaway

    . Big south wind has been blowing last night and all day in Westport and I am sure the open water was all beat up and not a very safe place to be. Prayers to family and friends of those that are lost. WD
  248. WaveDancer

    Alaskan Motel Westport

    . What kind of legal BS was he having if you can share? WD
  249. WaveDancer

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

    . Where the hell are they being landed at? WD
  250. WaveDancer

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

    . Commercial boats are all south and 200 miles off shore from what I have read and there have been nearly ZERO caught anywhere in Oregon by sport boats so far this year, not a good sign for early tuna fishing IMO. WD
  251. WaveDancer

    Alaskan Motel Westport

    . Heard the same thing here and it's not the first motel/lodging spot in WP to go this way. The old Seagulls Nest on the main drag did this over a year ago as it now houses foreign workers for one of the processors here in WP. You can't blame the owners when winters kill them out here and...
  252. WaveDancer

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    . Will that monster of a boat be towable on the road? Looking good Norm, I can't wait to see the final product in your slip at the WP Marina. WD
  253. WaveDancer

    Ilwaco Fast and Furious...

    . A good Coho bite this early, especially down by the CR, seems to be early based on prior years catch's if I remember correctly. Good to hear there is some good fishing out there. WD
  254. WaveDancer

    Westport Accomodations.......

    . Westport Inn for sure and they do have cabins if that's what you want close to the marina. The business that is all cabins on the waterfront is owned by the old owner of the Westport Inn, a world class DICK IMO, so I tend to steer people away from there if at all possible. Islander is only a...
  255. WaveDancer

    Rich Passage

    . The crash of the Agate Pass True Cod run came from one thing and one thing only, BOTTOM DRAGGERS, and they had WDFW's blessing at the time. I grew up , on the water just a couple of miles from Agate Pass, and I can so clearly remember the Eel Grass washing up on our beach by the ton for...
  256. WaveDancer

    Del Stephens interview

    . I have that article/writeup saved several places as well and it makes me think that they will be back, someday, when water temps are right to get them near shore. Who knows, they may already be here but we just don't know how, when or where to look for them cause I guarantee the Natives...
  257. WaveDancer

    Del Stephens interview

    . Del's a good guy and has been fishing albacore in PNW waters for a couple of decades, most of the time without live bait, so he knows a ton about finding and catching them. WD
  258. WaveDancer

    Huge shout out to Sharkster Bob

    . Bob is a good one for sure. WD
  259. WaveDancer

    2019-2020 WDFW Regs Are Out

    The 2019-2020 WDFW regulations pamphlet has been released, subject to many corrections of course, can be found here: Link:: https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02077/wdfw02077.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2I1BfCIfCO1Roq9pgBzEoRgu8W7JPVVCE5E1P8I6iBT6aUwIQOeWz1QMs Have fun. WD.
  260. WaveDancer

    Rich Passage

    . The Bremerton/Port Orchard end of Rich Passage does hold some good lings but like under the Narrows Bridge it has some wicked currents that make it un-fishable all but a couple of good tides a month unless you just want to donate your gear to the bottom as it's very rocky. If you want good to...
  261. WaveDancer

    Westport boat launch parking

    . The funding for the wash down part of the improvements came from a fund for removing noxious weeds and such from your boat and trailer before you leave the ramp area if I remember correctly. As far as how much time, if people are waiting, knock the seaweed off everything and get the heck out...
  262. WaveDancer

    Saltwater LaPush opener/report

    . Nice fish, LP pays off nicely again!!! WD
  263. WaveDancer

    PSA Sno-King changed to Wednesdays at new facility-Win a Disco Bay Pot Puller

    . So much for walking on the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry and coming across for meetings. Are the meetings coming back to the waterfront location near the ferry in the future or are they some where else for good? Thanks for all your hard work Ron and PSA! WD
  264. WaveDancer

    Oregon boys bring home the win

    Not an easy thing to do, way to go Team OTC!!! Looks like they led two different days in total catch for the day and never looked back after day one, impressive. WD
  265. WaveDancer

    +1 for Shockwave seats... -1 for Verado... Literally!

    . Someone that used to go by the BD name of Through Bolted comes to mind here, but that is a different story for a different day. It is truly scary how some really poor techs/mechanics are put in charge of putting these 30K engines on the backs of some boats now a days, really makes someone...
  266. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Ocean report

    . VERY NICE!!! More nice weather again this weekend, hopefully everyone can get out and get some more fish for the freezer! WD
  267. WaveDancer

    ARE ORCAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A SHRINKING PACIFIC KING SALMON POPULATION?

    . Seal and Sea Lion populations have exploded at the same exact time salmon numbers have started getting historically low no matter what restrictions have been placed on fisherman. I think it's time to reduce the biomass of the furbags to say 20-25% of what they are currently and then see what...
  268. WaveDancer

    This isn't good...

    . John picked up a brand new North River just the other day and will be back on the water soon. WD
  269. WaveDancer

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    . Congrats Norm and Carrie, should be a great addition and upgrade. Once you Cat you never go back they say and you are proving that true it sounds like. Can't wait to see her! Any idea on a start build date yet? WD.
  270. WaveDancer

    Would you turn them in?

    . I can all but guarantee that if anyone is publicly charged with this crime, a Go Fund Me or some other kind of fund raiser account will happen in a blink of an eye for a defense team if they want to fight it. California Sea Lions need to be 100% removed from Puget Sound and the Harbor Seals...
  271. WaveDancer

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    . WOW. I am saving this, (your post), in my quote so it can't be deleted/edited by you later. I will start with this Benny, where the FUCK do you see that "I" asked for and cashed an insurance check?????? Like I said in my original post they sent me a check without me ever asking for it and...
  272. WaveDancer

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    . Lots of good advise, thank you for your input. WD.
  273. WaveDancer

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    . Here's a perfect example of what I mean about the Chinese parts. It need a rear bumper for sure, and the shipping weight difference between Genuine GM and the China junk is 22lbs. It is simply a lighter built POS that they made fit. WD
  274. WaveDancer

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    . I would consider going that way but I carry a pretty big deductible to keep my rates down and I don't need any reason to give the insurance company to raise my rates even though I have a spotless driving record. Thanks for your input. WD
  275. WaveDancer

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    Thanks in advance to any who respond. Last summer I had a local beverage company truck sideswipe my truck and it did several thousand dollars in damage to it. Police got involved, pics taken, Information exchanged, etc. The problem I have run into and I am sure some of you out there have run...
  276. WaveDancer

    Sad day in Newport OR.

    . Lots of new faces with some money in their pocket buy or lease a Dungy permit and get a boat and give it a try every year. Some succeed, some don't based on the number of permits for sale or lease every year. I have never seen as many big crab boats tied up to float 6 at the WP Marina as...
  277. WaveDancer

    Sad day in Newport OR.

    Yaquina bar sucks big-time when the weather is crappy. So sad. Prayers to friends and families. WD
  278. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Westport crab

    . Andy, do you mind me asking if you have to go to the ocean to get a nice haul like that or can you find them inside the jetties somewhere. Good job by the way, winter Dungeness crab is a sweet as it gets IMO, YUM!!! WD.
  279. WaveDancer

    Westport charter questions

    . The WP Charterboat Association doesn't allow six-pack charters to join their group for some reason other than Coleman's outfit as I heard he was "Grandfathered in" somehow. I don't know for sure but I would bet the big boats want zero competition especially with a better more efficient...
  280. WaveDancer

    Adventure Marine Prop Guard

    . Did you look at the diagram showing you how to measure it? Depending on your exact measurement, the chart should show you exactly which one you need, it's located on the bottom of the webpage under the "Description" tab. If your measurement is actually 12.5 inches they suggest a 14 inch...
  281. WaveDancer

    Adventure Marine Prop Guard

    . I bought one from Adventure Marine some years ago for my Yamaha T-8 and was very happy with it as it is made with much higher quality stainless steel than the Mac's guards that like to rust after a while. If you measure your props diameter it should be easy to pick which guard you need as...
  282. WaveDancer

    No longer a boat ho...............

    . Congrats and good luck with your new ride Bill! Here's to many years of fun and trouble free boat ownership!!! WD
  283. WaveDancer

    A whale of a story...

    . Any plan that doesn't include suing or petitioning NOAA to let us start culling the seal and sea lion populations that are currently at 300-400% of all time historic high levels, (NOAA's own #'s), is simply equivalent to medical malpractice of the grossest extreme. If they really want to help...
  284. WaveDancer

    Finally building

    . Looking good Josh, keep up the good work! WD
  285. WaveDancer

    Any fresh Tuna in Westport

    . I saw frozen whole tuna being sold this weekend but nothing fresh and as mentioned already frozen is all you will find with the albacore being so far away currently. WD
  286. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Anyone hear from the the OP lately??? WD
  287. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Rockfish party

    . Great job, good for you getting everyone out on the Pacific to make some good memories for them to pass on to future generations. WD
  288. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Starry Clams

    . I am sure Paul would be more than happy to take your CC info over the phone and ship you one, it only takes a phone call from you to make it happen. WD
  289. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Battlefish review

    . Unfortunate but true. Loved the show Aaron, I sure hope another one is in the can already or ramping up to go for next season. Good luck with the Day Boat Albacore business, I think it will be a huge hit if you can spread your wings wide enough to get the market volume you need. WD
  290. WaveDancer

    RIP Paul Allen

    . I save this word for the truly disgusting human beings that happen to own a vagina; CUNT The woman is as false and disgusting as any politician there is, always has been, I would hate to be anywhere close to her in the future. WD
  291. WaveDancer

    RIP Paul Allen

    Paul Allen passes away today. RIP https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/microsoft-co-founder-paul-allen-dies-of-cancer-at-age-65.html He will be sorely missed by many. WD
  292. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Dead lings today

    . Thanks for the report and pics! What port did you fish out of? WD
  293. WaveDancer

    Just dodged a bullet.

    . First off, glad nothing worse than the picture happened, it really could have been much worse. Second, this is an excellent example of why you always plug equipment like this into a low amperage power strip with a built in circuit breaker or a low current GFI outlet. I can't imagine the...
  294. WaveDancer

    Finally building

    . And at least a 16 foot or higher eave as well so you can add a full height loft inside along with keeping all the light fixtures and everything else in you 14 foot door bays clear of obstructions. Many have made this mistake and have really regretted it after the fact as going up in building...
  295. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Starry Clams

    . Thanks for the report and pictures. I remember the first time I really got a good look at the Milky Way Galaxy at La Push about 3am with no moon and crystal clear sky's, makes a human being feel awfully small if you can truly grasp what you are looking at, and it's just the Milky Way Galaxy...
  296. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Bottomfishing Help

    . Wow, 3 posts in BD and he's asking for hot spots? Good luck with that. I'll give you a simple and truthful tip. Point your boat north and head well north of Ocean Shores until the coast looks rocky, not sandy and don't go past Destruction Island, half way is more like it, I think. If you...
  297. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Does anyone know how the salvaging party actually figured out WHO owned the boat and how to contact them? I don't recall seeing that here in this thread anywhere. WD.
  298. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Where did the warm water go?

    . I think the 2018 Tuna Season for the PNW shall be known as "The Year Of The Peanut". I have never seen or heard about so many dam small albacore being caught much less almost being the norm of the entire school that people found themselves on. Hopefully it's just a once in a century thing. WD.
  299. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Ya, I would sure like to have a good look at the recovery boats plotter track lines before they were erased, I have a feeling there may be a lot more to the story if we new the entire truth from the salvage boat as far as where they were and when they actually came across the capsized boat...
  300. WaveDancer

    Anybody running for Tuna this week?

    , Two All Rivers boats left this morning for tuna and Marks commercial boat left a day or two ago so if there is tuna within reach of WP those who know, will know, ya know what I mean? Time to call in those favors it sounds like. WD.
  301. WaveDancer

    Need Some Help In Westport

    . The job is done! A huge THANK YOU and shout out goes to Sharkster "BOB" and Oldschool1 "Andy", you guys are real champs. Thank you also to everyone else that offered up to help, the BD nation is truly a unique and tight brotherhood. Thanks again. Ken.
  302. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Interesting day on the water, kind of wish I had a scale...

    . Thanks for the write up and pictures Garrett! The Pacific is a very beautiful place in the late summer, early fall it's really a shame they shut it down to sport fishing in the winter for no other reason than they don't want to have to police it Good for you getting your friend Jerry out for...
  303. WaveDancer

    Need Some Help In Westport

    . Thanks for the offer Chris. Will you have a second person with you as this is a two person job? If you don't mind, PM me your phone number so I can text or call you if I may need to call on you for help. Thanks again Chris. Ken.
  304. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . My guess is a some scupper, self bailing deck plumbing that came loose or broke or a live well drain that broke or malfunctioned in some way that resulted in the bilge filling with water and we know the result. A few people that have seen the boat in person said nothing was obvious to them so...
  305. WaveDancer

    Need Some Help In Westport

    . Sooner is better if anyone else may be able to help before then. Thanks. Ken.
  306. WaveDancer

    Need Some Help In Westport

    . Thanks for the response Jeff, I'll get in touch. Ken.
  307. WaveDancer

    Need Some Help In Westport

    I hate to have to ask this, but I need a couple of people to help me move some recliners up and down some stairs. Any takers? I need two people at the same time just to be clear. Nothing very heavy, just awkward and with some medical issues I have going on currently it's just somethi9ng I...
  308. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/28 JUMPERS!

    . Thanks for the report Tony! Any PICS???, PLEASE! WD.
  309. WaveDancer

    New bottom blue kao

    . Looking good there Ken!!! I know Bob can be a pain to get to for some location wise, but as we can all see, BOB IS THE MAN! If there is a better bottom paint guy in WA state, I challenge anyone to produce the detailed pictures and oodles of 5 star reviews like Bob gets. Blue Kai is looking...
  310. WaveDancer

    Live Bait ilwaco?

    . Gotta remember, Ilwaco live bait scoops are much smaller than the ones you get at Westport. Pretty sure there is a big difference in price as well. Westport scoop is about ten pounds and will cost you $50, Ilwaco scoop is about half the size and $30 I am told. WD.
  311. WaveDancer

    Battlefish on Netflix

    . Doesn't Netflix have a cuss filter built into their parentel controls if you watch it through the "KIDS" login? WD.
  312. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Thanks for responding John. First thing, I knew you were a BD Member, I was just welcoming you to the BD WA part of BD for this thread that is going quite crazy at some points.. Second thing, glad you got out of your near death experience alive, we all learn that we are really just one...
  313. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Hi John, Welcome to BD WA. You appear to have a fair amount of seat time as a captain of a boat so I would like to ask you the same question that most others are asking. If you were out in your boat and came across a capsized boat WOULD you call the US Coast Guard at some point in the next...
  314. WaveDancer

    Southern Orca task force draft recommendation doc

    . Thanks for posting that Stephan. I'll give it a cover to cover read when I have some downtime later this week. After a quick glance through it though, it wreaks of research projects that are designed with pre-determined outcomes and the only reason they are doing what they are doing is to...
  315. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . This may bring me back to one of the questions that I asked about the boat that capsized when this thread first started. Was the boat an inboard from the factory and at some point in it's life of 15 plus years, been converted to outboards? There are a TON of similar era Bayliner's that came...
  316. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . To Laurence or anyone else that may know the answer to this question for sure, is the scuppers pictured a FACTORY INSTALLED setup or has someone modified it at some point during this boats life? Having the drains and related plumbing for the scupper and self bailing deck system mounted that...
  317. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Thanks for chiming in Todd. The one question that I have not seen a clear answer to was why wasn't the US Coast Guard contacted the minute the boat was found? I can guarantee you one thing if I came across a capsized boat while off shore or even near the beach that didn't have some kind of...
  318. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Battlefish review

    . The Cali boats are in Westport more for the live bait being consistently available more than any other reason I have been told more than once by people involved with those kinds of boats. Most would use Ilwaco I think, (closer tho their fishing grounds), but they for the most part have never...
  319. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Where is my Popcorn thingamajiger when I need it? I guess this one will work for now. :imdumb: WD.
  320. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/18 Westport tuna

    . That makes a lot of sense Charlie. As a favorite food source that is out of the sport fishermens reach and has not been around in a long time, it would make trying to match the hatch as they say, the squid idea at least, just wouldn't be part of the thought process. WD.
  321. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Thanks for giving us more clarity on what happened Luke. I will ask you as you may know, WHAT CAUSED THE MASSIVE INTRUSION OF WATER INTO THE BILGE OF THE BOAT? ANYTHING OBVIOUS? Thanks again for clarifying what happened out there. On a side note, try not to take any what sounds like harsh...
  322. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . To John and to anybody else who may not know this, Point Grenville is where the boat was reportedly landed on the beach, is smack dab in the middle of the Native Americans Tribe, (named the Quinaults), reservation that owns a fair amount of Pacific Ocean waterfront. Once I saw, heard where...
  323. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Thanks for chiming in Luke. I am curious, based on what you just posted above, were and how did the boat end up on the beach at Point Grenville as that is not mentioned once in what you posted? No mention of the boat being on the beach as part of your recovery effort just leaves kind of a...
  324. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Let your insurance deal with it and if Pete sent you any good suggestions, pay very close attention to them, he knows his shit, BIGTIME. Back to a main thing a lot of us want to know; WHAT THE HELL CAUSED THE MASSIVE WATER INTRUSION? Also, where you under way or fishing when you first...
  325. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Rick, Who has the boat now, the guy that recovered it or someone else? Another question. do you have any idea how the boat was located so far from where it went down? I am under the impression you were SW of Westport 35 miles or so when you had problems, is that correct? If not, what was...
  326. WaveDancer

    Battlefish on Netflix

    . Thanks for posting the link. I remember when they were looking for captains and boats to shoot this a few years ago, it got real quiet about the project not soon after the talent search and this is the first time I have seen any of the end product. Does anyone know was this broadcast on a...
  327. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Did the boat actually get to the beach by itself or did someone locate it and tow it to shore? WD.
  328. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . I would suspect something called "depth of field" caused by the telephoto lens on the camera, it makes things a long ways away seem closer if this is indeed the case. Don't forget, if that is indeed a catamaran, they do not draft much unless loaded very heavy. The water could be deep, but...
  329. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . I get that but isn't Point Grenville 40 or so mikes north of Westport? Must have been a pretty stiff south wind or they towed it to the beaches of the Quinault Reservation for some salvage reason that may seem strange unless you are a salvage company. I am assuming the very large boat in the...
  330. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . They normally float because of air trapped in the cuddy that can't escape along with flotation the way it's been explained to me, but who knows in this case. It will sure be interesting to hear the follow up on all of this. WD.
  331. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . I stand corrected. Tthe top is upside down and the boat in the background appears to be some kind of heavy duty CAT that I assume does salvage and recovery work. WD.
  332. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . I just compared the two pictures and I don't think that's the same boat. The boat that there are pictures of sinking clearly has a radar arch on it, this boat here appears to have the radar mounted directly to the hardtop. Anyone know for sure? WD.
  333. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . That's amazing it made it all the way to shore by itself assuming they were really 35 miles offshore when the shit hit the fan. Hopefully someone could get down there and maybe get some more pictures of it, especially the transom area that we are thinking failed. If the owner can get there...
  334. WaveDancer

    How Do I Contact A BD Administrator

    . Eric, I am sure Tommy can do it but he is in full hunting mode this time of year and is also now married so his BD time allotment this time of year is pretty darn small I would guess. WD.
  335. WaveDancer

    How Do I Contact A BD Administrator

    . Steve, I guess it's worth trying though every other time I tried getting in touch with one of them it took a while to hear anything from anybody and the responses did finally come from some other Mod stating that the number of PM's and e-mails they get daily is pretty big and secretarial...
  336. WaveDancer

    How Do I Contact A BD Administrator

    . I asked Sir Chuckles if he was a Mod some time ago and he replied he was not, maybe that has changed. I'll give him a try. Thanks Vance. WD.
  337. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/18 Westport tuna

    . Isn't that about 65nm give or take from the Westport docks Kevin? WD.
  338. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/18 Westport tuna

    . It's been a crazy year for sure. What concerns me the most is the possibility of severe over-fishing on the West side of the Pacific Ocean in places we have zero effect on or those fishing it that will pay zero attention to any kinds of rules and regulations that may be in place at an...
  339. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/18 Westport tuna

    . No they are still around, Coleman posted some pics of yesterdays fish and some were pretty big. Big charter boats posted some as well for some of the overnight boats. Some days the fish just stop eating and I sure would like to know the fuck why and how to predict it because there is...
  340. WaveDancer

    How Do I Contact A BD Administrator

    HELP PLEASE! The support link doesn't work and I have tried every way I know including FB, (YUCK), to track down a BD ADMIN. I am trying to help a friend get signed up for BD and every username we try is either in use already, even though it's not in the member lookup, or we get a message...
  341. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/18 Westport tuna

    . Sorry to hear about the poor fishing, shit happens though and we just can't do a dam thing about it when it does. It is a dead flat calm day today, Thursday, and I sure hope all the boats, (lots of cars and trucks in the parking lots overnight), that are out today are doing better than you...
  342. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Rick, someone posted a link to a similar Bayliner for sale, did you see it and if so was it just like your boat? If the answer is yes I will respond with some more questions, comments I have about the boat. WD.
  343. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . Thanks for chiming in Rick. I am curious, what size engines were on the boat before the re-power? How about total weight of the old engines vs. the new ones? I am just trying to learn anything I/we can from this near disaster and I am sure glad you all made it off that boat safe and sound...
  344. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . The more times I read through this thread and watch the video and look at the pictures, I realize that this was so close to being a missing body, recovery story it's just a plain miracle his buddy boat was so close. I have fished with a buddy boat more than a few times and staying within a...
  345. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Zufish Tuna run 9/15

    . Be prepared to fish like they do from ports that don't have live bait. Troll gear for a full spread, swim bait casters with plenty of backup lead-heads and plastics ready to use, drop down jigs and fast retrieval reels, Archer bars and other similar setups, etc, etc, etc. The last time I did...
  346. WaveDancer

    2019 WYC Dares?

    . What is the WYC? If you mean the WTC it is normally on the first or second full weekend of August based on the best tides. With new management I wouldn't count on anything though until it is done. WD.
  347. WaveDancer

    Go ahead and flip me crap, I deserve it. Help needed!

    . How about year, make and model? Someone may have the resources to tell you the exact thread info you MUST have. WD.
  348. WaveDancer

    Go ahead and flip me crap, I deserve it. Help needed!

    . If you can find a very well tooled mechanic or machinist there is a two piece product out there I think is called "thread saver". It is critical that you figure out the exact thread diameter and pitch before doing anything to it or you may need a new steering shaft because you fubared the...
  349. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Zufish Tuna run 9/15

    . A word about everyone's bait issues. ALWAYS look at it before they dump it and if it's crap refuse it or be prepared to sort it before putting it into your livewell. From the sounds of it you were getting fresh bait that was new to the pens and had not cured yet. Back in 2009 I want to say...
  350. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . x 10,000 for sure. This is were the good marine policies and wannabe marine policies will clearly be divided. From my boat insurance experience anything other than an Yacht Policy with an agreed value on the brand new engines, boat and gear is gonna leave the boat owner feeling let down. I...
  351. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    . #1 lesson here IMO, buddy boats should almost be mandatory when running offshore after watching something like this, if not for this buddy boat today I think we would be reading a quite different story. Did I understand what I heard that they think the transom split on the starboard side? If...
  352. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Albacore/Yellowtail Report

    . Never found, seen them when tuna fishing but I have seen them 35+ miles offshore when fishing for Halibut and Dino Ling Cod so finding them on a tuna trip is not one bit surprising to me. I hope you kept some for a meal or three as they are IMO some of the best tasting rockfish we can find...
  353. WaveDancer

    Saltwater No Report Report

    . First time poster BUT long time lurker should know; Pics of wife, GF or lucky girl of the day, week, month or year. Pic of boat if you have one. Some kind of good fishing story. FNG. Oh yeah, wrong forum, there actually is a forum for virgins. Welcome to BD. WD.
  354. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Tuna this Sunday 9/16

    . Chris, I will give you my opinion based on my first hand experience and many will agree with it but some will not, so take it for what it is. The biggest difference that the direction of the wind offshore makes here in WA state is that north winds don't build swell, not wind waves, but swell...
  355. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Tuna this Sunday 9/16

    . You know how it goes Patrick, some people get sand in their Vagina just once and then every little itch and twitch turns into the entire beach. Sundays offshore forecast as of my writing this post is full erect flag from the south so it may not be ideal, but you never know until you try...
  356. WaveDancer

    PSA Ocean Anglers Sept 15

    . Thanks Zack! WD
  357. WaveDancer

    PSA Ocean Anglers Sept 15

    . Zack, What boat was your dad on if you don't mind me asking? WD.
  358. WaveDancer

    Anyone rolling 9-7 for tuna?

    . Now that was a great ROI there, very nice Coho's on the BBQ coming soon! WD.
  359. WaveDancer

    Saltwater albacore - ilwaco, washington - august 15-19, 2018

    . Great write up and images Alan! Thank you very much for taking the time to post everything up! WD.
  360. WaveDancer

    Speaking of Tuna

    . Thanks Patrick! WD.
  361. WaveDancer

    Speaking of Tuna

    . Back to Westport or Ilwaco? WD.
  362. WaveDancer

    Need Help in West Port

    . Monday is a holiday, I doubt Englunds will be open, so unless you can get in touch with Paul or someone local and get what you need directly.I wouldn't count on just walking in at 8am and getting what you need. WD.
  363. WaveDancer

    ilwaco, washington - august 15-19, 2018

    . Thanks for posting this Alan, your write ups and pictures are always top notch and this one didn't disappoint me one bit. WD.
  364. WaveDancer

    ORCAS AREN'T GONNA LIKE THIS....

    . Figured it had to be something like this. Now how do they back themselves out of all of the "It Had Decades of Growth On IT" statements they made and released? (not to mention all the pictures that showed little to no marine growth on it?) The government sure has the media trained well...
  365. WaveDancer

    ORCAS AREN'T GONNA LIKE THIS....

    . Dave, I don't think it was very close to the bridge as the video I saw was from a pretty long, (telephoto), lens and depth of field makes things in the background look way closer to you than they really are when they use lenses like this. I completely agree that thing did not look in any way...
  366. WaveDancer

    ORCAS AREN'T GONNA LIKE THIS....

    . Matt, or anyone else that may know, Was the explosion that we saw in any number of the videos that are out there, from the mines explosive charge itself or from whatever they used to detonate the mine with? Or both? Based on the size of the explosion I saw, I would think it was the mine...
  367. WaveDancer

    ORCAS AREN'T GONNA LIKE THIS....

    . It was detonated in Agate Pass with the Agate Pass Bridge in the background based on the video from both of the TV channels stories that I have seen. Here is KOMO Channel 4's story with videos on it: https://komonews.com/news/local/unexploded-ordinance-spotted-floating-in-port-orchard-bay...
  368. WaveDancer

    ORCAS AREN'T GONNA LIKE THIS....

    .. A followup to my earlier post. It was reported that the mine was indeed DECADES old determined by the marine growth found on it by the divers that attached tow lines to the mine so it could be moved to a safe area for disposal. (KOMO Channel 4 story) I grew up in Kitsap County living on the...
  369. WaveDancer

    ORCAS AREN'T GONNA LIKE THIS....

    . I just watched the KIRO TV Channel 7 News report on this wayward floating mine and it looked like something right out of World War 2 you would have seen floating somewhere in the South Pacific. The video showed them blowing it up somewhere in Agate Pass with the Agate Pass Bridge in the...
  370. WaveDancer

    Where did the tuna go!???

    . It has been as full of a full moon as it gets the last week or so and throw in the SMOKE color it has, even over the Pacific, it's as good of a reason as there is to screw up the tuna fishing. Goofy mackerel near the beach as well tells you something is not in the norm out there as well. WD.
  371. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Sure Sounds Slow for Albacore....

    . What Charter Boat did you fish 20 people from for Tuna? I don't know of any that fish more than 10 customers that fish from Westport, a different port maybe? WD.
  372. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Sure Sounds Slow for Albacore....

    . Unless the weather gets fugly, you should be just fine. Most of the 6 packs and overnight big charter boats fishing out of Westport that I have info on are doing just fine assuming 8-10 tuna per fisherman is okay by your standards. Less than that if they are all toads, aka, big ones. There...
  373. WaveDancer

    Saltwater MA 2x(6+10)-29

    . Thanks for the report and picture and those are sure some fat daddy crabs you got there! WD.
  374. WaveDancer

    Safeway hiring

    . Larry, if your son is good at following directions and has the ability to do physical types of work, lumber stores and feed stores are almost always looking for good kids that will show up on time, have the ability to throw a sack of feed or small bundle of 2x4's over their shoulder and then...
  375. WaveDancer

    Saltwater CR 8/9-11 tuna report. Excellent fishing right now.

    . Westport has NO problems with live bait, they will sell you all you can pay for and haul away. As far as Ilwaco goes if I understand it correctly the bait they catch and sell at the marina must be caught IN the river, not come from the ocean that's why there is no bait for sale yet. As to...
  376. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Mayday during WTC/DCC. Anyone know how it ended up?

    . Mike, From what I read in other reports here on BD some debris was loose in the bilge and when they had an issue with a plugged scupper the debris kept the rear bilge pump from coming on automatically when it jammed the float switch for the rear bilge pump. Long story short they got back to...
  377. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Westport Salmon 5 Days

    . Great pictures and write up! Thanks for posting them. WD.
  378. WaveDancer

    Wesport Ice Help

    WTC ice comes from one of the big seafood processors in town so it won't affect you getting ice at all. If you are looking for ice at 9pm though, choices will be tough and limited to the Shop n Kart or Hungry Whale Chevron. WD.
  379. WaveDancer

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    . Westport, (MA2), as of the end of the last reporting period ending Sunday 7/29/18 was at 19.5% of the Chinook quota and at 10.5% of the Coho quota. Link to 2018 Coastal Salmon Quota Reports from WDFW: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/ocean/ There is ZERO reason WDFW doesn't go to at the...
  380. WaveDancer

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    . Or better yet, how about 7 days a week AND 2 Chinook a day unless the WP Charter Boat Association thinks it's a bad idea of course. :frehya2: WD.
  381. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Second run and same tuna numbers

    Nice job, thanks for posting the pics and report. WD.
  382. WaveDancer

    Yamaha help needed

    . X2 on Lighthouse Marine in Gig Harbor. They have been Yamaha people for 30 or so years and know what they are doing but they will be VERY busy this time of year. I have used them many times in the past and know many who do so currently. You said you found water in your oil, is it a...
  383. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Newbie looking to get some shrimp but don't know where to go.

    . Is that you Choc Lab Libby? If not, sure sounds like it, maybe someone in CLL's nearby family tree. WD.
  384. WaveDancer

    Why Trailer Tiedown Straps Or Cables Can Be Important To Most

    Found this picture on a FB news thread and hadn't seen it here yet so I thought it would be good to talk about why using safety tie down straps or cables between your boat and trailer, even on short runs, can be a pretty good thing to have installed while the boat is under tow. Best words I can...
  385. WaveDancer

    Food DRIVE at the WTC, Goatram Challenge

    . Good job there you old Goat Herder. Helping Denny and the SBFB should really be a priority for those involved with the WTC, especially when the fishing sucks as there is no fish to give them and that then puts tons of pressure on his other sources. WD.
  386. WaveDancer

    Saltwater The good, the bad, the ugly

    . Thanks for the response to my question Patrick. Whenever something bad, tragic happens out on the water I see it as every boat Captains job to find out what happened and what if anything could have prevented it from happening, assuming that they care about the safety of the people that have...
  387. WaveDancer

    Saltwater The good, the bad, the ugly

    . Thanks for the update Patrick. I am asking because I simply don't know about these kinds of things, should said missing meds have been brought with him when going offshore if he/she had a known heart condition as a "just in case" kind of thing happened? Thanks again and thank you USCG, we...
  388. WaveDancer

    Saltwater The good, the bad, the ugly

    . Thanks for the report and write up Patrick, sucks to hear of people having issues bad enough out on the big blue they had to call the USCG into action. Can you by chance point me to some info on what happened if it is posted somewhere or maybe explain in a different thread what happened out...
  389. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Found one I can’t make look small

    Great Job Eric, nice cooler of Chinook you have there. WD.
  390. WaveDancer

    WTC not Filled

    . I can't answer for any one officially as I haven't had a thing to do with the WTC since early 2015 but I just went to their website and took a dummy registration to the point of them wanting credit card payment info. So if you haven't tried to at least e-mail the WTC or whoever is supposedly...
  391. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Took home some $

    Great job, spend the cash well!!! It's nice to see some 20 plus pounder hatchery fish getting caught, it proves the hatchery thing does work and all hatcheries should be set to Warp 9 on producing Chinook to help the Orcas and the sport fisherman. Thanks for posting the picture. WD.
  392. WaveDancer

    Its dry

    . Be sure to send them a thank you card with a 8x10 full color photo of their work. They should know better in this weather, dry period as I assume they do it for a living. Glad it wasn't worse Josh. WD.
  393. WaveDancer

    Used car loans

    Get your financing figured out before you buy or you will get fucked. Been in and around the new/used car business for decades and if you look to your salesman for financing options I can tell you you will pay way more than you should. Good luck. WD.
  394. WaveDancer

    285/75R16 Tires For Sale

    July 8, 2018 Price Drop. $350, I want these gone, let's talk if these will work for you!
  395. WaveDancer

    View Fireworks From Boat

    It's been quite a few years but I have done it at a couple of different places and the only thing I can say is "never again". Between the idiots on the water, insane lines at boat launches and a day a lot longer than it ever should be, you'll get a much better show at home or from land at one...
  396. WaveDancer

    As far as I can see and read, HALIBUT is now closed!

    . Am I to understand this to mean La Push will NOT be open but Neah Bay WILL be open? Or is this just the INSIDE portion of MA4 they are referring to? WD.
  397. WaveDancer

    Breaking News, High Seal Numbers Decrease Salmon Populations!

    . One word, Duh! Two words, NO SHIT WD.
  398. WaveDancer

    Could be a sweet setup

    . Here's what I have been watching lately though it is a glass boat, but very nice: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/Ocean-Master-31-Center-Console-3199575/Oceanside/CA/United-States?refSource=browse%20listing#.WyRFTIonbbj It is the same make and model of one of Darrell Johnson's six pack...
  399. WaveDancer

    Sables out of Westport

    . 6-7 pounds is pretty small for the mature ocean variety of Sable/Black Cod. See the picture posted above with Todd overlooking his deck covered with fish. I would guess most of the Sable/BC in that pic are well north of 15 pounds and are what I am used to catching as by-catch while fishing...
  400. WaveDancer

    285/75R16 Tires For Sale

    . According to Google the factory tire size of the 16 inch tires on your truck is 245/70R16. If this is in fact correct, as much as I would like to sell you the tires they are way bigger than the OE size. 2.7" bigger diameter and 1.6" wider according to the lookup app I posted in my original...
  401. WaveDancer

    Sables out of Westport

    . Ling Cod Todd has targeting them down pretty good when he fishes out of Westport though I have no idea where or how deep. I have heard from multiple sources squid is the bait of choice and that's what the old timer Black Cod fisherman that set up fish camp in La Push used for bait back in the...
  402. WaveDancer

    Looking to borrow Cod weight Molds, 2#, 3# - Bothell/Everett

    . Most boat owners like Cod Weights because they have flat sides and DON'T ROLL AROUND. Anything round just defeats that benefit, unless of course it just doesn't matter to you. When I bought my Cod Weight molds years ago they were custom made and came from a guy on E-bay as I could not find...
  403. WaveDancer

    Fishing is CLOSED from Cape Flattery to Point Reyes Ca.

    . If these Einsteins had half a brain they would be asking to reduce the number of furbags, (seals and sea lions), out there as they are the number one competitor for the Orcas salmon that they want to blame everything on. NOAA's own data says they are at all time highs, even before the white...
  404. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Is that for the rest of the summer Paul? WD.
  405. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Mason's (Olsons) Sekiu Resort---sold to WDFW??

    . I thought I read this was already a done deal, not? WD.
  406. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Deep water Lingcod retention is okay on ANY day deep water Halibut retention is open the way I read it. This applies to MA's 3&4, MA2 has some different deep water Lingcod dates/rules and some special rules for keeping Yellowtail Rockfish as they are caught mid water in deep water. WD.
  407. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Raging Cajun First go at the ocean. Success!

    Nice looking boat and nice haul, congrats!!! WD.
  408. WaveDancer

    WDFW Crabbing dates SCREWED US ALL AGAIN -

    I don't crab in Puget Sound but you would sure think of all days to make an exception for, it would be the 4th of July, unless of course they are avoiding it on purpose due to expected severe high pressure. Either way, it's still lame. WD.
  409. WaveDancer

    Saltwater La Push 6/9

    . Did it look like a Blue Shark? WD.
  410. WaveDancer

    Saltwater La Push 6/9

    . VERY NICE!!! Thanks for the picture and report! WD.
  411. WaveDancer

    285/75R16 Tires For Sale

    PRICE REDUCED, I WANT THESE GONE, NOW $350 I have a set of four nearly new Dunlop A/T Radial Rover tires for sale. Size is LT 285/75R16 , Rating 122/119 R M&S Load Range "D", 8 Ply Tires. Tread left is 11-12/32's on all four tires. If you are looking to replace some LT 265/75R16 tires...
  412. WaveDancer

    MONSTER BUTT

    . Thanks for posting that link Stephan, pretty much sums up what I learned years ago from a guy named Halibut Steve that used to frequent the Salty Dog part of I-fish. He was a retired marine biologist that worked for the IPHC if my memory is correct. He pretty much has forgotten more about...
  413. WaveDancer

    A little morning wood for you guys.

    . Did you catch any Blue Sharks while you were out on the Hali grounds by chance? WD.
  414. WaveDancer

    Refrigeration guy

    I just looked on E-bay and there are lots of 12 ounce cans of R-12 for sale, not cheap, so getting what you need may not be as hard as I thought, you just need someone that has the tools and knowledge to do it right the first time so $300 worth of R-12 doesn't evaporate into thin air as they...
  415. WaveDancer

    Refrigeration guy

    . Jeff, I got a response from one of the Old Timers in my industry group that has seen what you have many times over the years and it most certainly can be an "F". Using standard R-12, Freon, will work fine, you just need to find someone that has some on hand and knows what they are doing. I...
  416. WaveDancer

    Refrigeration guy

    . Jeff, Are you 100% sure the "F" is not really a heavily worn or paint covered "R"? So far I am coming up with nothing old named F-12, just some new stuff from China I would be very leery about putting in anything I own. I know nothing about the value of these things so if keeping the OE...
  417. WaveDancer

    Well this happened...

    . Bob has seen his share of completely mind numbing fuck up jobs from what I have seen following him on FB. If you simply get it started and then peel it off yourself than yes he may be able to save a buck or two but if you have no way to get the boat off the trailer in order to do the entire...
  418. WaveDancer

    Well this happened...

    . This an absolute no-brainer, CALL BOB! He is a little farther away than you asked for, and I am sure he is very busy, but you WILL NOT find anyone that does better work and he will give you the 100% straight shit about your boat and it's bottom paint situation, good or bad. WD.
  419. WaveDancer

    Refrigeration guy

    . Jeff, I think you are correct about the F-12 actually being R-12, commonly called Freon at the time, it was DuPont's trademarked name for the refrigerant. The fact it takes 28oz sounds weird to me as most old school GM R-12 systems I worked on took around 3 pounds, (48oz), of R-12 and they...
  420. WaveDancer

    Refrigeration guy

    Any idea what kind of Refrigerant it uses? R-12? WD.
  421. WaveDancer

    Suzuki DF 350-300

    . Running oil over full can cause serious problems in SOME cases, but not all. I had an issue with a Yamaha 4 stroke years ago that was making oil intermittently and the dealer just had me always run it about a 1/2 quart below 100% full to prevent over full issues from occurring until we got...
  422. WaveDancer

    Well this happened...

    If there is even a hint of doubt I would consult Bob, aka Omakase here on BD as he is the bottom paint whisperer and will give you the 100% straight shit about it, good or bad. His yard/shop is on The Rock, Bainbridge island, but it is well worth the drive if needed. WD.
  423. WaveDancer

    Halibut season update

    . O yeah, one last thing. If the truth be told I bet a certain user group had piss poor demand for said severely long cattle boat charter trips and this "NEW" version of what they are going to do with MA2's Halibut quota is a direct result of that since selling normal Halibut trips is pretty...
  424. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    The only thing they could do is come back after the MA's 3&4 fishery on June 16 and say there is not enough quota for a MA's 3&4 Thursday "and" Saturday fishery on June 21 & June 23 and only allow the Thursday June 21st fishery to happen in MA's 3&4. This would more than likely result in some...
  425. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Jeff, MA2 will have 5,083 pounds of quota to work with minus whatever comes from the Creel Reports ending 6/6/18 for the June 21 fishery. Do I think the MA2 fleet will catch more than 5,083 pounds of Halibut on June 21st, a Thursday. Absolutely, assuming the weather doesn't pull a shit show...
  426. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    For those that can't read the small print on the WDFW images posted earlier, like me. https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2147 WD.
  427. WaveDancer

    Starving killer whales

    . Some do, most local ones don't. WD.
  428. WaveDancer

    Starving killer whales

    . Thanks for posting that. WD.
  429. WaveDancer

    Starving killer whales

    . The whole Seal, Sea Lion thing is really more than likely the main cause of the "lack-of-salmon-itis" that the Orcas are suffering from, assuming it really is the cause, IMO. It really is simple math, all time high seal and sea lion populations on the inside waters of Puget Sound and the San...
  430. WaveDancer

    Kodiak brake thoughts/advice

    . Strive to dunk your hubs/brakes as close to the ambient temp as well like we already covered. I have a buddy that has bearing problems way more than he should and he is constantly driving his boat/trailer combo 40 plus miles at freeway speeds, then going down a steep hill to the boat launch...
  431. WaveDancer

    Kodiak brake thoughts/advice

    . You may want to check into some upgraded caliper assembly lube/grease as well. If the parts kits you are getting comes with some lube/grease for the caliper boot and bore seal I would be sure you are using something very specifically designed for saltwater/marine uses. If the lube/grease...
  432. WaveDancer

    Kodiak brake thoughts/advice

    . John, What you are seeing sucks but unless you rinse, or clean every caliper off after every saltwater dunk or maybe stop and dunk it in a freshwater body of water, I think you are always going to be a victim from the trailer just sitting for extended periods of time. The one thing you may...
  433. WaveDancer

    So much for fishing salmon out of Sekiu this summer in .CA

    . I don't know about numbers for salmon predation by the fur bags but a few years ago when we were going through all the rockfish BS being pushed by NOAA, NOAA's own data showed that the fur bags were eating a HUGE percentage of rockfish and that the fur bags populations were at all time highs...
  434. WaveDancer

    So much for fishing salmon out of Sekiu this summer in .CA

    . Here is an article with a map showing the closure areas: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/where-salmon-recreational-fishing-will-be-closed-to-boost-orcas-1.23322813 Sucks if you were planning on fishing BC salmon out of Sekiu. WD.
  435. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . My take on this is the charter boys have a feeling that they own the quota and that they should be able to use any way they want, sports fisherman are this annoying little bug that keeps dive bombing their head that they just can't seem to get rid of. Some if not most would call it arrogance...
  436. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Thanks for the answer Paul. I knew the near shore quota was available most years I just didn't have any idea how much there was and how fast it got used up. Sounds like if the local MA2 fisherman know what they are doing, catching halibut in the given area will be pretty successful. Maybe...
  437. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Paul, Do you know what prior year near shore quotas have been and how long it took to use it up for MA2? I just looked on WDFW's website for any historical data showing what I am asking you and could find nothing other than summaries for each year. I ask because I am wondering how long it...
  438. WaveDancer

    Furniture donations

    . I just went through this with a like new Lazyboy rocker recliner, no takers locally. Took it to the Salvation Army in Aberdeen though they had to look at it to make sure they would take it first, to much junk dropped off in the past they said. Have you tried free stuff in Craigslist if you...
  439. WaveDancer

    Tuff Trailers/Vault Bearing System

    Good looking trailer Dave! I can't tell from the pictures, did you go with an EOH braking system? Here's to years of easy, trouble free operation!!! WD.
  440. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Suthern Strayts

    . You got BUGS!!! Awesome job! WD.
  441. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Ya looking at the image you posted and looking at it with Google Earth it appears some of the QC structure is north of the MA 2/3 line, but not a lot of it. Wish I had my old NavNet system in front of me, I could tell realy quick if any of it looked fishy maybe. If there is anything there...
  442. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Jeff, Do you know where the MA 2/3 line runs in relation to the QC? I am nowhere near a plotter or chart right now so I am simply going off memory and that may be a gamble at my age. WD.
  443. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . I think you may be right Jay. The only time this has ever come up before to the best of my recollection was when fishing for salmon and that never had the option of near shore fisheries being open for a given species. Sounds like a call to WDFW on Monday should give a solid answer to this...
  444. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . 80 miles one way to fish for something in a sport boat? Sounds familiar. It's been many years since I tried but has anyone ever had any success finding butts and lings around the north side of the Quinault Canyon? I ask because it would be WAY less miles of driving a boat than going to the...
  445. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    If they are truly loading up a boat full of fisherman, going all the way up north in a big slow cattle boat or two and then returning to Westport to unload, that is gonna be one long assed day for all involved. WD.
  446. WaveDancer

    So much for fishing salmon out of Sekiu this summer in .CA

    . Only some ORCAS eat Seals and Sea Lions, most do not, to bad we can't train all of them to have an ORCA craving 24/7/365. WD.
  447. WaveDancer

    So much for fishing salmon out of Sekiu this summer in .CA

    . We are not, we are just easy to pick on as sport fisherman have about as much political clout as a gnat on an elephants ass. Big ships and the harassment by the WW boats has a much bigger effect on the Orcas not to mention the Seal and Sea Lion over population problem that no government seems...
  448. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . I agree with Mike here, I thought there was no fishing for Halibut, or any other open species, in an open MA and then traveling to and landing them in a closed MA for that particular species. WD
  449. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . I agree with what you are saying here Jeff 100%. Talk is cheap and they will always fall back to the famous "It's Just Business" while they lie, cheat and steal to better themselves over anyone else. Seen it more times than I can count. WD.
  450. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Meanwhile out in A3...

    . Most if not ALL Lingcod that big are females I was told years ago. They grow fast and breed young so unless you long line or net them to death in the ocean off the coast of WA the sport fleet can't really hurt the populations much unless the Pacific Ocean starts to be calm more than it's not...
  451. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . Thanks Norm! Someone asked and I figured I would find the answer here. WD.
  452. WaveDancer

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    . To Dave or anyone else that may know. Do you know if Neah Bay can take any WP Charter boats in their marina or is it full already? (the WP Charters have motored north in the past I am just curious if they may do it again) I know LP won't take anything else at this point, especially charter...
  453. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Meanwhile out in A3...

    To the OP, VERY NICE Ling-O-Saurus you have there, lots of good eats!!! . To Jason, When you say "PS" I assume you mean Puget Sound. Lingcod like the one in this thread for the most part are far a few between that big anywhere other than the ocean out of MA's 2-3 or 4. The one in this thread...
  454. WaveDancer

    Selling A Boat Trailer

    . As much of a pain in the ass it is I will never be part of a private party sale that does not include a trip to the title transfer place to make sure everything is done and there are no problems with the title as in liens or levies. If you do it this way, you will NEVER be burned weather you...
  455. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Neah Bay 5/27

    . Steve, I just called WDFW for clarification and you are 100% correct, my interpretation of it was incorrect and you can keep up to 9 BC/Sablefish per person per day in MA4. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused anyone. WD.
  456. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Neah Bay 5/27

    . I agree it does count towards the 9 Bottomfish Limit but because it is not specifically listed on page 104 for MA4 it is subject to a 2 fish per non listed species limit as a "Other Food Fish", see page 11 for the list you posted above. I may be wrong but I am pretty sure I am not. WD
  457. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Neah Bay 5/27

    . Never 100% trust a fish checker for corect fish ID, some are pretty bad at it from what I have seen in person, especially the newer ones. As far as the limit goes, since it is not a listed species with a listed limit or restriction, Sablefish/Black Cod is considered "Other Food Fish" and has...
  458. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Neah Bay 5/27

    Repost, Opps!
  459. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Neah Bay 5/27

    Look awfull small for Sablefish/Black Cod and I have never heard of them being a surface feeder. Hake or Pollock maybe? Limit on BC/Sablefish is 2 per person, dumb but it is the limit. Nice job on the Butts and Lings by the way. WD
  460. WaveDancer

    Smoked Sablefish recipe?

    . As many have said it is very good smoked but if you want to try something else try broiling it and be sure to use the broiler drip pan. Black Cod/Sablefish is VERY oily naturally and most that pan cook it and don't like it, it is because they are not cooking the oil out of the filet and the...
  461. WaveDancer

    Fun stuff!

    How about the brand of boat of said evil doer, law breaker?? WD
  462. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Westport 5/25

    Good job Patrick and crew!!! There is going to be a lotta people that don't want to hear a thing about laid down wind offshore, better safe than sorry though. WD
  463. WaveDancer

    Start Of Season Reminder.... Boat Ramp Etiquette

    I used to live on a large freshwater lake right next to the boat launch that would get pretty busy during the summer and the things you would see would make you laugh for days, to bad video recording devices back then were not common at all and very expensive. One single suggestion of advice...
  464. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Nearshore action

    . Great job!!! Lings that size TASTE so good blackened and served on a bed of fresh pasta with spicy peanut sauce and some fresh steamed green beans. YUMMMMM! Nice to see you getting the young ones out there to enjoy it while you still can and La Push when the weather is nice is pretty dam...
  465. WaveDancer

    Well... There goes the neighborhood... New Yamaha..

    . So what is your dream girl Mikey? WD
  466. WaveDancer

    Well... There goes the neighborhood... New Yamaha..

    . I bet those engines go for 35K or so, EACH, without any controls. Insane. That new 40 something odd feet Grady sure looks to be a beast as well. I read the minute Grady went public with the start build date on that new hull they had over a year and a half of orders to fill, and that was...
  467. WaveDancer

    Defiance Delivery Day

    . I will be interested for sure to hear how updated components fixed a steering fluid loss that couldn't be found, sounds quite interesting. Keith I really hope you get a 100% fixed boat back and this issue is over and done with. Good luck. WD
  468. WaveDancer

    Neah Bay, Boat Sunk

    . Does anybody know was the capsized boat recovered or is it part of the bottom structure out there now? I have not heard anything about it one way or another. WD
  469. WaveDancer

    Intersting Math

    . If I understand the e-mail you copied into your post, WDFW is saying that there were 1,349 anglers fishing MA's 3&4 on Friday May 11th. As far as La Push goes that seems quite, if not almost impossible so that means Neah Bay had over 1,000 fisherman fish on Friday The La Push bar was closed...
  470. WaveDancer

    Intersting Math

    I have never been part of the Puget Sound halibut fishery so correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't over 7,000 fisherman fishing for halibut in the PS MA's sound kinda high for just two days of pressure??? WD
  471. WaveDancer

    Intersting Math

    . I saw that as well. If you look at all the other MA Halibut Creel Reports the Anglers are always listed as "#" so I am assuming it's a typo and will be fixed promptly. WD
  472. WaveDancer

    Intersting Math

    . Something is wrong unless the state is trying to say every angler in MA's 3&4 fishing caught 2.64 halibut in two days of fishing therefor exceeding the one fish per day limit. WDFW accounting is something to behold, maybe they hired the laid off ENRON accountants some years ago to help them...
  473. WaveDancer

    La Push last Sunday

    . Thanks for posting the video, pretty cool. Sure looks like a Lake Pacific day out there on the Prairie. WD.
  474. WaveDancer

    Neah Bay, Boat Sunk

    . Thanks for the update and answering many questions some of us have had here on BD. I guess this is another one of those incidents that will be filed right next to the guy that drowns after falling off his boat while taking a piss with his fly open and his life jacket, PFD lying in the bottom...
  475. WaveDancer

    Local option for Digital 529 antenna

    J&G used to stock them, worth an easy call to check it out. WD
  476. WaveDancer

    Defiance Delivery Day

    . Keith, sure sorry to hear about your issue, nothing like paying for something new and taking delivery of what turns out to be a 100%, UNSAFE, pain in the ass. If the brilliant minds at the dealer haven't done so already they need to start putting in RED or some other colored steering fluid...
  477. WaveDancer

    Neah Bay, Boat Sunk

    . According to the story linked it happened late in the day, 4pm, and they were in close by the rocks near Tatoosh and a sneaker wave caught them by surprise and they found themselves almost immediately crashing against the rocks so it doesn't sound like the state sponsored derby was part of the...
  478. WaveDancer

    Crabbing-When Does the Other Shoe Drop?

    . Traditional species, traditional methods and traditional territories. Nothing more, nothing less. WD
  479. WaveDancer

    Councilmember Mike O’Brien booted from gala; wife shouts at fishermen

    Makes you wonder how a MAJOR tool like that ever got elected. WD
  480. WaveDancer

    This isn't good...

    . Like a lot of marine disasters/accidents, they mostly start with a very small un-noticed problem that amplifies into something much bigger resulting in what we see here with John's boat or something much worse like a crab boat going down with some or all loss of life being the end result. I...
  481. WaveDancer

    Who had a bad day on the 405 ?

    New York ID number on the hull, maybe someones new to them boat from back east? Sucks big time regardless. WD
  482. WaveDancer

    Wife's shopping list

    . Westport OSHA is going to order you up a chest freezer I bet, takes gravity out of the loop when it comes falling frozen objects. Glad nothing worse happened. WD.
  483. WaveDancer

    2018 ocean fisheries

    To continue to ignore the single biggest, "easiest to fix current threat" to salmon runs, seal and sea lion predation, is a complete failure by any of the Tribes, WDFW or anyone else that has a stake in this game. To not immediately demand, file suit, whatever is required against NOAA, the...
  484. WaveDancer

    Pro Line 231 with 2009 Yamaha F250B

    . That is a lot of Boat, Motor, Trailer and misc accessories for the price IMO. If someone wanted this much of a package new, you would be easily going over 100K, a lot over 100K. I will pass it on to anyone that is looking for a good ocean worthy boat, it's getting to be a good time of year...
  485. WaveDancer

    Coastguard Cocktail

    . This is words of gospel here. Big Pharma has bought and paid for every last thing they want and the way they want to have it done, everything is done for $$$ as the deciding factor. Look to other countries as suggested to get the FACTS on what is and what is not safe or useful. Big Pharma's...
  486. WaveDancer

    Coastguard Cocktail

    . Any idea what the hell is in it? WD.
  487. WaveDancer

    Saltwater West Port is Wide Open!

    Great job getting the kids out there, memories for a lifetime for all of you!!! WD.
  488. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Nice last day of March in Westport.

    . Things are so funny sometimes. I just read what you said about rain gear but I thought you said you wanted it to match her new BOOBS, not BOOTS and I instantly said out loud this has got to be the luckiest man I think I have ever heard of. My dog looked at me with that "you talking to me...
  489. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Nice last day of March in Westport.

    . Words spoken from pure experience huh Norm? WD.
  490. WaveDancer

    Looking for pipe jigs

    . They catch more fisherman with hotchie's on them that's for sure. A plain, 100% bare, stupid assed cooper pipe jig with a 16/0 big assed treble hook on it with NOTHING on it, color wise, will out fish or fish as good as just about any other artificial you can throw at the fish in 500 feet of...
  491. WaveDancer

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I am c . I am curious, does your seasickness out in the ocean occur when you loose sight of land only or does it not matter at all? The reason I ask is I had a friend of a friend some years ago that could take as much rough water you could throw at him as long as he could see land or a fixed...
  492. WaveDancer

    Saltwater WP bottomfish 3/29/18

    Thanks for the write up Chris and sharing your memories for an entire generation of your family with us here on BD WA. I am sure you will never forget this day as I am sure your Mom will as well! Happy days to you and your family!!! WD.
  493. WaveDancer

    westport tuna charters

    . This nut job named Kerry is a pretty good egg as well and will do you right every time. WD.
  494. WaveDancer

    westport tuna charters

    . Try Darrell @ Far Corners, (WATUNA), as well, he should be running two boats again this year, my pick over ARSC every time if available. WD.
  495. WaveDancer

    Pile Perch?

    . They were picky eaters way back when, I guess as long as you have some kind of scent on them they may work, let us know one way or another. WD.
  496. WaveDancer

    Pile Perch?

    . If they are the same pile perch I used to catch as a kid at Waterman Dock in Kitsapland you have to chill/cool them quick to prevent the mushy meat someone mentioned earlier. If taken care of they are pretty tasty pan fried but they are very boney, not sure if there is a way to filet them...
  497. WaveDancer

    Coastguard Cocktail

    . Eric has some solid advice here, the only thing I would add, focus on is "PREVENTION, PREVENTION, PREVENTION! Waiting until the morning of your day of fishing before prepping is a road to failure, starting 36 hours before your going to see on the water time will always bring best results. If...
  498. WaveDancer

    Boat Storage La Push

    . If you don't mind driving all the way to Forks there is a place called Cedar Ave Storage that has 24 hour electronic gated access, very secure, nice people, very easy to work with when I used them. I used to store my boat and or travel trailer there during some of the summer months to not...
  499. WaveDancer

    Saltwater OK, not a “Washington “ fishing report, but still some porn...

    . That is not a good tell for the upcoming salmon season down here in the PNW! You say there was only 180 fish caught for 1200 anglers, what's a normal catch rate for the derby fleet, any idea? WD.
  500. WaveDancer

    Westport Sport Fisherman I need your help

    . Matt brings up a good point here that I think needs to be looked at very hard and corrected sooner than later. Some have said in the past that charter boat caught fish counts should come out of commercial quotas and I personally think this is a good idea. In Washington State we currently...
  501. WaveDancer

    Westport Sport Fisherman I need your help

    . How many non-charters were in attendance Josh? Did the sport fishing crowd make a good showing as far as the ones who spoke out against the 5 day salmon fishing week? WD.
  502. WaveDancer

    Ragin Cajun on steroids. Coming soon!!!!!!

    . This X 1,000 I have NEVER EVER heard of someone complaining from having to much power out on the big blue, but I have heard DOZENS or more complain about not having ENOUGH power when they are trying to keep up with a swell or power over one before it breaks. Max power ALWAYS for the ocean...
  503. WaveDancer

    Ragin Cajun on steroids. Coming soon!!!!!!

    . Not to hijack this thread to much but unless you want to go into a massive amount of debt and think about nothing else but Albacore of the WA coast, DO NOT TRY LIVE BAIT TUNA FISHING. Heroin and Crack have nothing on the addiction you will feel once you enter the Dark Side known as tuna...
  504. WaveDancer

    Ragin Cajun on steroids. Coming soon!!!!!!

    . Just in time for a blood bath in the ocean chasing albacore, sounds like a great way to take a maiden voyage out into the Big Blue Pacific in your new ride! WD.
  505. WaveDancer

    Ragin Cajun on steroids. Coming soon!!!!!!

    Congrats on your new ride! Do they have a target completion date yet? WD.
  506. WaveDancer

    Suzuki DF 350-300

    . A bad fuel pressure regulators can do the same thing, have you pulled all the plugs to see if any them look different than the others? WD.
  507. WaveDancer

    Did WDFW slip in a 4 Fish Butt Limit?

    . If the weather for the first two days is ideal, don't be surprised to see it done until maybe a one day opener in June. If the weather sucks for the first two days, who knows what's going to happen with the count. WD.
  508. WaveDancer

    Suzuki DF 350-300

    . My mistake, I thought they were the same engine just different HP ratings. I do stand by my opinion of not being part of Suzuki's R&D department on my dime unless they offered up one bad ass bumper to bumper warranty for a minimum of 6 or more years as both new engine designs consist of a lot...
  509. WaveDancer

    Suzuki DF 350-300

    . 300hp versions or the new instant counter-rotate 350's? WD.
  510. WaveDancer

    Center Cut Seating upgrade

    . Seats look very nice Charlie but I have a question. Do the arm wrests fold up and out of the way if desired? WD.
  511. WaveDancer

    Suzuki DF 350-300

    . The new 350 that will counter rotate with a simple flip of a switch they say and then install the correct prop is a whole lotta new technology and unless you want to be part of Suzuki's R&D department on your dime, I would take Patrick's advice and stay away until they have more time on the...
  512. WaveDancer

    Misssing person at Ocean Shores

    It's good to hear that she appears to be alive. The hard part for her family now is just not knowing what's happening to one of their loved one's and having ZERO influance over her future. If you truly wanted to disappear into the background of a street community and wanted to avoid the...
  513. WaveDancer

    Misssing person at Ocean Shores

    It turns out she checked out of her hotel on March 9th and then walked away. Whatever has happened to her is weeks old so this does not look good at all IMO. I sure hope this has a happy ending but with her being missing now ten plus days, I can only hope for some miracle for a positive end to...
  514. WaveDancer

    Misssing person at Ocean Shores

    Man that does not sound/look good. Hopefully she can be found before something tragic closes this story. Prayers for her and her family. WD.
  515. WaveDancer

    Westport...no clams.....

    . That sounds like a voice of experience there Rick! WD.
  516. WaveDancer

    Gardiner / Oly Pen durby

    . Just in case anyone wants to see it, here is the official final leader board: http://olympicpeninsulasalmonderby.onlinefishingcontests.com/all-results.php?derbyId=5 Best weather I can remember overall for three days in a long time by my recollection, it can and has been a tough weekend of...
  517. WaveDancer

    T-mobile coverage

    The ONLY cell phones that work worth a dam in LaPush are on the Verizon network as of the last time I was out there and it's only been that way since they added a cell tower on the hill above the town a few years back. Like someone just posted if you want the best OVERALL coverage the V team...
  518. WaveDancer

    Washington v. United States

    All Seal and Sea Lion populations should be forced back to the ocean, which is historically were they came from and lived, inland populations were very small according to historical records. NOAA continues to ignore this fact but it IS the one of the major problems, if not the #1 problem. Get...
  519. WaveDancer

    Washington v. United States

    . "Traditional Species, Traditional Methods, Traditional Fishing Grounds". No more, no less. The Natives hundred of years ago didn't even know what a Spot Shrimp was unless a dead one washed up on the beach, Halibut maybe once in a blue moon but it certainly wasn't anything they had every...
  520. WaveDancer

    Salmon forecast not great news

    . The really funny thing is the non-native user group was working hard and fast on getting a NOAA permit of their own and then all of the sudden the big "Stilly fish problem, no more fishing in MA's 3-10" showed it's ugly head some time ago and de-railed everything. I think they call it "the...
  521. WaveDancer

    Weekly inside storage???

    . Don't forget he already mentioned his case of 2 foot itis has started to show. My only concern would be how hard or easy is it going to be to flip/sell your old boat when that 2 foot itis is about to explode when there is a pair of E-techs hanging on the back of the soon to be old boat. Then...
  522. WaveDancer

    Weekly inside storage???

    . Good to hear Jason Good luck with the new power-plants just don't get used to the silly prices they have attached to E-tech 2 stroke oil as I understand that shit is CRAZY expensive. WD..
  523. WaveDancer

    Weekly inside storage???

    . I would bet good money it isn't a pair of brand new "wait for them until next year" Yamaha's! My guess is a nice shiny pair of 250 or 300 Zukes, they are all the rage now a days here on BD WA and for very good reasons. As to your storage question Jason I know it's along way away from your...
  524. WaveDancer

    Saltwater What's biting in Seattle in May

    . I can't help with the ride but the shrimp fishery up here always runs from say 6am-2pm, they are never at night and they almost always fish in DEEP water, like 300+ feet. WD.
  525. WaveDancer

    People were out fishing Saturday and yesterday? Seriously?

    Come on now, we all know it's from from non-returned CRC's that they have to assign some kind of number to, I think they called it FUZZY math many years ago! :frehya2: But really, the weather where I was at even chased 50+ foot crab boats back to the beach so I have no idea what ANYONE would...
  526. WaveDancer

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    . Thanks for your answers DL. WD.
  527. WaveDancer

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    . Thank you so much for your feedback, now I have some GREAT questions for My Eye Guy and the Cataract Surgery place I may go with. Can I ask what your vision history as an adult is/was? When did you start wearing glasses and or contacts and how often did the prescription have to be...
  528. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Ocean Shores surf perch.

    . Thanks for your response Paul, good to know more things to do around here. Another question(s), does moon cycle or the time of day the high tide is effect Ocean Perch? WD.
  529. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Ocean Shores surf perch.

    . Thanks for posting your report. I have a question for you. Can you catch Ocean Perch off the beach in the Westport area or is it an Ocean Shores kind of thing only? Thanks again for the report and pictures. WD.
  530. WaveDancer

    Saltwater What's biting in Seattle in May

    . You say you have a few days to play with so if the weather co-operates I would head strait to the ocean, Westport, La Push or Neah Bay. A 2-4 hour drive from the greater Seattle area but well worth it if the weather is okay for open water fishing and that time of year it can be. If you are...
  531. WaveDancer

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    . I am glad you chimed in with what you had done. When I tried the "mono-vision" thing with contacts the thing that just bugged me vs. having both eyes the same was what I call my "vision depth" or maybe "peripheral" vision in one of my eyes. I had good all around vision on one side but not...
  532. WaveDancer

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    . Thank you so much for your response, this is exactly the kind of real world experience feedback I am looking for. I have worn contacts since my early 20's when they finally got lenses good enough for astigmatism that actually worked and I was fine until I was about 47 or so and then the...
  533. WaveDancer

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    Like the Thread Title says, what does any one here on the BD nation know about Cataracts Surgery? Had my annual eye exam yesterday and Doc said it's time to start getting serious about this subject. He highly recommended Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, lots of good referrals in the past...
  534. WaveDancer

    2018 Starts with a bang

    . Not one dam thing IMO, claim away, that's what it's for. If you had a Yacht Policy with an Agreed Value on the engine(s) they would cover it easily subject to your deductible, though the age of your engine doesn't make that possible I believe. The problem wasn't caused by poor maintenance...
  535. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . I tend to agree with this as the current accounting system IMO works to their benefit. If they have different reasons for opposing Senate Bill 6127 I wish they would just make their position public to avoid any guess work by those wondering. The rep from the Charter Boat Associations offered...
  536. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . The Westport and Ilwaco Charter Boat Associations both opposed Senate Bill 6127 in case you didn't want to listen to the video, everyone else that testified was in support of the Bill, they were the lone opponent. WD.
  537. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . Link to video of meeting: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6127&Year=2017 Bill 6127 stuff starts around the 10 minute mark of the video. WD.
  538. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . Here is the link to the web page that all the Bill information is located on the States web site: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6127&Year=2017 Changes are made and updated all the time. WD.
  539. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . It passed the Senate and moves on to the House for a hearing on Feb 20th according to an e-mail I got from Senator Christine Rolfes. If I can find a link to more info I'll post it but there was nothing new just now when I checked. WD.
  540. WaveDancer

    2018 Starts with a bang

    .. The part that is upside down looks like it has a big heat sink on it that's why I thought it would be what I call a rectifier bridge and is the main part of the charging system and by design it gets hot, that's the purpose of the heat sync. Any way you put it that's down right scary, glad...
  541. WaveDancer

    2018 Starts with a bang

    My guess that is what they used to call a Rectifier Bridge, part of the charging system. What year and exact model if you don't mind. WD.
  542. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . Something should be available on-line in the near future, I will post the links as soon as I see them as I am very curious as well. WD.
  543. WaveDancer

    A Good Article About The Value of Recreational Fishing to the USA

    . If you are asking me this question Alice I was talking about British Columbia Canadian commercial licenses not ones from Washington State. As far as your Uncle goes I would bet what happened in his case had everything to do with the Boldt Decision, the State of Washington was just stuck in...
  544. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    . I agree with what your saying Allen because they have done it to me many times but I don't ever remember it being done for a CRC that had a fee attached to it, it was always "let me print you a FREE halibut, salmon and sturgeon CRC, it doesn't cost anything". Problem is when they tally the...
  545. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    The language in the bill is for a $5 fee being collected for the Halibut CRC being used for nothing other than Halibut CRC management. Exact text from the bill: (ii) 36 Funds received from the sale of halibut catch record cards 37 must be used for monitoring and management of recreational...
  546. WaveDancer

    Halibut Catch Record Card Hearing 2/14/2018 in Olympia

    I just saw this posted on the PSA-SNO King Facebook page and if you want a say in this now is your time to show up or comment via on-line comment form to the politicians involved. If you can get there, it's at 8am in the John L. O'Brien Building Wednesday February 14, 2018. Copied from PSA...
  547. WaveDancer

    A Good Article About The Value of Recreational Fishing to the USA

    I just had this e-mailed to me and it is a very good read about the economic value of Recreational Fishing to the US economy. It was put together by the CCA. link: http://www.joincca.org/articles/877 To put this into some perspective Canada did a study back in the early 90's to see what was...
  548. WaveDancer

    Seastar Kicker Tiebar

    Isn't there several inches of threads at each end of the adapter going into the kicker? If so it should be as easy as using the threads to move the cylinder to the left or right as needed. If the threads are very short and it installs only one way, I have no idea. More, close up pictures...
  549. WaveDancer

    Yamaha responds to supply shortage of large outboards

    Law of economics called supply and demand I think. Keep supply low so demand is high and guess what, you also get to command top prices for your products and or services. Yamaha Outboards/Marine is HUGE world wide and I don't know where the other outboard makers fall in the world wide market...
  550. WaveDancer

    WTC Starting Lineup

    . There has been, (some didn't even make it to the lineup they were so NSFBD), and still is some truly creative Team names that's for sure. Some of the Team Mascots are true classics as well. WD.
  551. WaveDancer

    WTC Starting Lineup

    I am really surprised Team Mike Hunt hasn't registered yet with all the creative names the WTC has had register over the years. WD.
  552. WaveDancer

    2 WA Claim Diggers Die

    . To quote Mikey, aka Chasin Tail's tag line: ~~Out in the Ocean you are One Mistake away from becoming part of the Food Chain!~~ This applies to the beaches as well as we all now know. Condolences to their families. WD.
  553. WaveDancer

    MANCAVE REPOWER!

    . Very nice Josh, I'm sure at some point this summer you will say to yourself why did I wait so long to do this. I am interested in your final prop, rpm and max speed info as well. If you are still playing around with props I would look for something that will let you just "tickle" the...
  554. WaveDancer

    2 WA Claim Diggers Die

    . It's dark, they more than likely had their backs to the ocean and one was 70 I read so being able to run away on a split second notice most likely wasn't going to happen. So sad. WD.
  555. WaveDancer

    Go no Go

    . That's the understatement of the day for sure. WD.
  556. WaveDancer

    Extra screws with twins

    . If you spend much time offshore, IMO you should always carry a replacement prop, (cheapy if need be, and a left handed cheap aluminum prop should be a no brainer), and every last pin, nut, washer, thrust bearing, tool, etc. that could ever be needed to replace the prop assuming there is no...
  557. WaveDancer

    Joe Sthor acting director for WDFW

    I am not sure but I am starting to think that it has become so political that someone that looks good on paper may actually not be very good at following through and actually doing a good job for the sport fishing community. It would be nice if maybe the CCA, PSA and others in the know can help...
  558. WaveDancer

    As We Say Goodbye to Pacific Motel & RV Park

    I will miss them for sure, they were a one of a kind couple. Many good memories over the years dealing with those two. I hope the new owners don't mess around with it to much as it has always been a very fisherman friendly kind of place that actually had a dumpster right next to the fish...
  559. WaveDancer

    Go no Go

    . This is ABSOLUTELY the best advice you could get on getting dialed in to chasing tuna off the PNW coast. You may not understand it now but trust me after a day on the water just learning how to fish for tuna and not having to be a newbie boat captain at the same time you will understand it. WD.
  560. WaveDancer

    Go no Go

    One other thing, there is no such thing as to much horsepower when you are in the ocean, you can always pull the throttle back if need be. WD.
  561. WaveDancer

    Kingfisher 2525 Weekender Offshore.

    Looks pretty nice and I really like the walk through transom, it's something most people don't give much credit to until they spend some time on a boat with one and then they realize it's something you should always want/get if a new boat is in their future. WD.
  562. WaveDancer

    Go no Go

    . If you haven't learned it already, learn the rule of 12 when it comes to figuring out when is a good time to cross the bar. Once you fully understand this it will make you much more decisive when it come to making choices about dealing with bar crossings. Nothing beats experience in the...
  563. WaveDancer

    Shout out for J&G Marine

    . If you want to make them really happy and remember you forever stop by with a big plate of local BBQ or some high end pizza on a day when everyone is in the shop at lunch time. Adult beverages, aka Clown Water work good as well I hear. (one of them used to like the big velvet bag of Crown...
  564. WaveDancer

    Shout out for J&G Marine

    . The guys at J&G are rock solid. I spent many thousands on a very nice FURUNO NavNet install years ago and have sent many others there and I have never heard a bad story come back from doing so. I would always give them a chance to get my business again if I needed something they sell or do...
  565. WaveDancer

    King 5 interview on Director Unsworth

    . Good to know. WD.
  566. WaveDancer

    WTC Starting Lineup

    . Why anybody would need clarification that getting bait from another boat over 60 miles from port AND from another source, (Ilwaco bait not WP bait), would not be considered a "near shore bait tender" AND an unfair advantage over every other team entered in last years event is beyond me, I...
  567. WaveDancer

    Razor Clams Jan 28 - Feb 3

    YUMMMM! Razors make the BEST Clam Fritters I have ever tasted! WD.
  568. WaveDancer

    Razor Clams Jan 28 - Feb 3

    . What beach? WD.
  569. WaveDancer

    Unsworth is out.

    . The idea about opening up gaming to non Native Americans was signed away by the totally corrupt former Governor Gary Locke when he agreed to sign the now and forever Gaming Agreement with the tribes of WA state years ago. (does he really have the ability to do that I want to know???) It also...
  570. WaveDancer

    King 5 interview on Director Unsworth

    . I agree with what you are saying to a point but, when that decision was made, multi billion dollar tax free Native American casinos didn't exist as they do now, some things need to be changed or modified from time to time. WD.
  571. WaveDancer

    Halibut WTF

    . If this isn't the understatement of the year I don't know what is! I have never met a more "bitch the loudest but do nothing about it" group of people in my life. Just look at how many sport fisherman show up to NOF, IPHC and other public meetings that control our destiny concerning fishing...
  572. WaveDancer

    Halibut WTF

    Part of the problem they had last year doing their sampling catch rates was the time of year they did it. It was done much later in the year therefore the fish were not where they normally would be if they did the sampling 2-3 months earlier like they have done for the last 10 plus years. The...
  573. WaveDancer

    King 5 interview on Director Unsworth

    . I agree 110% with Mark on this issue. I talked to a retired federal trial lawyer many years that had some knowledge of how things like this can be approached in the federal courts and he said the thing he would try would be a "Traditional Species & Traditional Methods" type of lawsuit and at...
  574. WaveDancer

    King 5 interview on Director Unsworth

    Thank you Ron Garner and PSA for the tireless work you do on all of our behalf's. Is there someone out there that the sport fishing group/lobby or whatever you would call us should get behind in replacing Unsworth? Do we pressure the Governor to make the right choice or does the choice lie...
  575. WaveDancer

    Unsworth is out.

    My money says he will pop up somewhere working for a certain sector of the population that owns lots of tax free income generating businesses. Don't let the door hit you in the ass, please! WD.
  576. WaveDancer

    Boat Show - Inquiring Minds want to know

    . If you walk the docks during tuna season and pay attention to the different kinds of Kill Bags you see, I think you will realize most of them are the "Reliable" brand for good reasons. There are some custom kill bag makers out there but most that buy them are having them made to fit in floor...
  577. WaveDancer

    My boat's turn at "Bob's Boat Bottom Spa"

    If there is anyone that does a better job from beginning to end on a bottom paint job, I'd like to see proof of it because I don't think it's possible. Once again BOB, GREAT JOB!!! WD.
  578. WaveDancer

    Clam digs done feb 3?

    Digs are scheduled for Feb 1-2-3 currently but are subject to change of course. Linky: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html WD.
  579. WaveDancer

    Halibut Bill on Catch Card

    . If they charge a fee for all Halibut CRC's that will be refunded or credited to your next year's license once the CRC is returned or filled out on line you will see a huge reduction of them being printed and never being returned because either the license is misplaced or they just don't care...
  580. WaveDancer

    Big surf at Long Beach

    Some big stuff along the Westport breakwater near the observation tower as well. WD.
  581. WaveDancer

    Anybody Know What's Up With The Charterboat "Rampage"

    . Randy and the Rampage was my first live bait Albacore experience on the water back in 2006 if I remember right and he certainly can be described as what I like to call "gruff". He is for sure a killer tuna captain and I learned a ton from him and the crew on my trip and know many others that...
  582. WaveDancer

    Anybody Know What's Up With The Charterboat "Rampage"

    I wonder who's going to end up in his old marina slip, it's in a pretty good location. WD.
  583. WaveDancer

    Anybody Know What's Up With The Charterboat "Rampage"

    Anybody have any idea what's going on with Randy and his charter boat, the Rampage? I ask because the boat is gone and there have been U-Haul trucks and trailers loading up stuff from the office in Westport over the last week or so. The website still functions but I am assuming Randy is...
  584. WaveDancer

    My faith in humanity is restored

    Just once I wish someone would be lucky enough to catch one of these scumbags red handed with nobody else seeing them and then "transport" them to an isolated site to have a "conversion" party with similar victims of said scumbags. It would make a great video as long as it didn't go to far...
  585. WaveDancer

    WTC registration opened today

    . Absolutely. WW has a cool "trademarked" name, but their efficiency in the world of charities is pretty poor. WD.
  586. WaveDancer

    Portland boat show

    No raft vendors present is not surprising to me as the Seattle Boat Show is just after the Portland show and has most likely 20 times the attendance. I saw in an earlier post of yours Randy looking for a different raft than VIKING because you didn't like taking it to Seattle to get it...
  587. WaveDancer

    Bitcoin...

    Pump and Dump Baby, they all look like a gutted salmon in the end and if your lucky you'll walk away with more money in your pocket than you started with. WD.
  588. WaveDancer

    Neah Bay halibut moorage

    The USCG Commander you are referring to is no longer there I believe, he was given a promotion/upgrade in rank and re-assigned elsewhere. WD.
  589. WaveDancer

    Westport winter crab

    Looks like lots of crab out there, was that from the last few days? WD.
  590. WaveDancer

    Merry Christmas to Us

    VERY NICE!!! Make sure you treat Santa Mama to some good times! WD.
  591. WaveDancer

    Help me name this girl

    Nice looking Pup you got there Jason! I like the name "MACY" (or "MACIE" if you like that spelling better) for her. It seems to fit her face and it's easy to speak/say and scream/yell if you need to. VERY unique name also. I just looked it up and it means "weapon" in French. I had no idea...
  592. WaveDancer

    Mukilteo crabber missing; his boat was found at Hat Island

    Nothing reported so far in the press, his family has got to just hating life right now as not knowing has got to be worse than having a definitive answer one way or another IMO. WD.
  593. WaveDancer

    Dupont Derailment

    One other thing, I saw an aerial view of the crash scene on the local news and there is a pretty sharp turn right before the trestle going from north to south and if the train was running at 80mph as some have reported, that was an accident just waiting to happen IMO. WD.
  594. WaveDancer

    Dupont Derailment

    I saw an Amtrak spokesperson on TV answering questions and she stated that they had made many test runs before this new "high speed" route premiered, but I wonder if they made sure the trains were loaded with a weight similar to whatever they would be carrying on a day like today? Heads will...
  595. WaveDancer

    Dupont Derailment

    Horrible situation for sure, prayers to for everyone getting healed up quickly. Some notes about this, it was the first run of a NEW "High Speed" Amtrak to Portland, anybody know about train speeds in these areas before today? A word of caution if you are thinking about going to Belfair via...
  596. WaveDancer

    Puget Sound Chinook Harvest Management Plan-terrible for Washington State

    Thanks again Ron for all your hard work on this. WD.
  597. WaveDancer

    Went crabing.

    Nice job on the Dungy's there Patrick but your .mov file is only audio on my end, no video. WD.
  598. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 12/15 crab run

    Very NICE Gentleman, some really good eats there!!! WD.
  599. WaveDancer

    Mukilteo crabber missing; his boat was found at Hat Island

    How many of these tragedies do we have to read about. WEAR A FUCKING FLOTATION DEVICE/LIFE-JACKET PEOPLE!!! I don't care how calm the wind is, how there are no waves to speak of, unless you can touch bottom and walk to shore if you accidentally fall in, WEAR A FUCKING LIFE JACKET, the cold...
  600. WaveDancer

    Puget Sound Chinook Harvest Management Plan-terrible for Washington State

    Thanks for all your hard work and input on this issue Ron, you are priceless! WD.
  601. WaveDancer

    Puget Sound Chinook Harvest Management Plan-terrible for Washington State

    So is it safe for me to assume if we, sports fisherman, can't fish for salmon in any of the affected areas then the Tribes can't fish as ordered/stated in the Boltd Decision??? :rofl::rofl::rofl: (it's called fishing in kind if you want to look it up) Another question is WHO exactly signed...
  602. WaveDancer

    Here we go again

    Do you have a link to it Andrew?? WD.
  603. WaveDancer

    Here we go again

    Here is the link to the article: http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/local/salmon-fishing-restrictions-may-get-severe/281-498970670 WD.
  604. WaveDancer

    Electric Trailer Winch Recommendation

    Powerwinch for sure and just make sure you run a big enough wire from as near the battery as possible to the rear of your tow vehicle with the proper size circuit breaker of course. Ground wire can go to the frame but again it needs to be the correct size and be attached to a clean, rust free...
  605. WaveDancer

    Some Words About Depression

    I had to attend the funeral yesterday for a VERY good friend of mine that I have known since Jr High. He was in his mid 50's. He was an outstanding man in every way I could ever describe, family, father, friend, etc. but it turns out he was suffering from depression enough that he needed to...
  606. WaveDancer

    Bitcoin...

    Sounds like it's time to cash it in and order up some new power plants at the Boat Show in January. WD.
  607. WaveDancer

    How's the fishing in Seattle in January?

    Far Corners with Darrel Johnson is as good as it gets in the Forks area for winter steelhead, he has been fishing it for decades. Look him up on Facebook under Far Corners Charters or on the net as www.watuna.com , you will have a good time weather permitting. WD.
  608. WaveDancer

    Not news to anyone that fishes

    . Actually pinnipeds, seals and sea lions, are at all time high population levels, even before the white man came to North America. Their population levels have become high because they have found humans to be an easy source of living and their population levels have exploded because of it...
  609. WaveDancer

    Has anyone upgraded to the new Suzuki DF 350As?

    They sure look tempting Ron, but I don't think you would like to be part of Suzuki's R&D department would you? All kidding aside, I have always followed a rule of thumb I learned many many years ago about ANYTHING mechanical. Never buy brand new, never made before makes or models, you end up...
  610. WaveDancer

    Bitcoin...

    Do a search on Google, you will find dozens of pages telling you everything you want to know and then some. WD.
  611. WaveDancer

    PhotoBucket Alternative

    In case you don't know, BD has been as simple as drag and drop for a while now, it is the easiest it has ever been IMO. If you are looking for something to post elsewhere, I look forward to some of the suggestions as I just quit using PB once they got anal about linking photos to other web...
  612. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Northriver vs. Duckworth Offshore

    This single feature or lack of in this case, is the biggest reason to forget that choice and move along. I honestly can't think of any offshore type of boat that was designed for fishing that I would not want it to be self bailing, fiberglass or metal, especially if you ever fish for tuna...
  613. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Northriver vs. Duckworth Offshore

    . I can't speak for ALL aluminum boats but a number of years ago I went to demo one of the Salmon University boats out of Point Defiance with a friend that was close to pulling the trigger on a North River of the same size at that time. Mind you it's not the ocean but it was a pretty...
  614. WaveDancer

    Bitcoin...

    Lots of good info and tips here, thanks for posting everyone. WD.
  615. WaveDancer

    I'm mad as hell and im not going to take it anymore!!!

    Shit, didn't you hear, it snowed in parts of the Seattle area last night, the worlds coming to an end. :frehya2: WD.
  616. WaveDancer

    I'm mad as hell and im not going to take it anymore!!!

    Someone put to dam much material on this poor girls uniform: Such a tragedy! WD.
  617. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Northriver vs. Duckworth Offshore

    The re-fueling at the WP boat launch is done quite frequently during the summer when regulars that know they won't get back in time make other arrangements to get fuel without having to either pull the boat or use jerry cans. And I agree, let's stop the derail and start a new thread about this...
  618. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Northriver vs. Duckworth Offshore

    I am thinking a fuel spill on land is treated much less severe compared to one over the Pacific Ocean as in Westport, not to mention the high speed re-fueling capabilities they have at the Westport fuel dock for diesel on the boats that take 20,000 plus gallons at a time could cause a pretty big...
  619. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Northriver vs. Duckworth Offshore

    Located on an Indian Reservation, (less legal and insurance loopholes to jump through), and a much smaller facility would be my guess. WD.
  620. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Northriver vs. Duckworth Offshore

    . The reason I was told some years ago when more than a few were asking for after hours cardlock systems is that the Westport Fuel Dock is rated a "Commercial" re-fueling facility and is required by insurance and USCG regulations to have staff/personal on duty whenever fuel is being transferred...
  621. WaveDancer

    Safety - Extinguisher Recall

    Thanks for posting this, I was 2 out of 4 for the ones I own. Now it will be interesting to see how long the return, replacement process takes. WD.
  622. WaveDancer

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    True Combat Fishing at it's best out there! There are many a better and quieter places to get you some Chum than the Shit Show I have seen every time I have been by there, YUCK. WD.
  623. WaveDancer

    Best place to buy truck canopy?

    What year, make, model, bed length and color you looking for Sunshine just so we can keep an eye out for you? WD.
  624. WaveDancer

    Best place to buy truck canopy?

    Most high quality modern canopies are built to order to match your factory OEM paint code so finding "deals" may be tough unless a dealer has something that interests you in their inventory on site. Per franchise/dealer agreements they are also tied to MSRP price and discount schedules as well...
  625. WaveDancer

    WTF ??

    Don't return it, spread pictures all over the net and let them offer you a, say $500, gift card at the NFL.com's Team Store of your choice. WD.
  626. WaveDancer

    Razors - Nov 3-5

    Don't forget you Special Sign: "If This Trailers A Rockin, Don't Bother A Knockin" Have fun in your new TT. WD.
  627. WaveDancer

    Razors - Nov 3-5

    To bad it's not this weekend, the weather is as nice as it can get this time of year! WD.
  628. WaveDancer

    The house/ shop

    VERY NICE!!! WD.
  629. WaveDancer

    Blue Friday Double D Special

    He should be, I hear he owns the stand!!! :frehya2: WD.
  630. WaveDancer

    Blue Friday Double D Special

    . Don't forget tomorrow is Blue Friday @ Candy Girls Espresso. If the Double D Special doesn't float your boat, how about this weeks Fishnet Friday Special; She even put a Bullseye on it for you hunting fans out there. For those of you insisting on Cords: 5705 Evergreen Way...
  631. WaveDancer

    Coyote's and Pets

    This works well Years ago some family friends with a ranch in NE Oregon had consistent problems with them critters killing just about everything that walked, day or night, except their dogs, (Dingos-Blue Heelers I think they call them, all ranchers had them). A local old timer told them to go...
  632. WaveDancer

    Salmon charter for Puget Sound?

    This! Weather permitting, one of these guys will put you on the fish as good as anyone. WD.
  633. WaveDancer

    Paulsbo Marina is a Joke

    This is the best reply yet on this thread, I completely forgot about the Brownsville Marina. Not as swanky as Poulsbo, but I bet he would have got whatever he wanted there, shoot, he may have even had time to bag a Bremelow while in town. WD.
  634. WaveDancer

    Another one goes to Bob’s blast and paint

    Looks OUTSTANDING Howard. Bob did a GREAT job as always. WD.
  635. WaveDancer

    Paulsbo Marina is a Joke

    Sluy"s Bakery is AWESOME, Home and inventor of Poulsbo Bread sold and licensed world wide. WD.
  636. WaveDancer

    Paulsbo Marina is a Joke

    "Paulsbo" is actually spelled "Poulsbo" in case it wasn't intentional. I agree that it seems like a bad deal, but I also agree that you were given the "4pm period" cutoff time on the phone and you actually got more. Then again when you told them you needed that much fuel during your phone...
  637. WaveDancer

    RV A/C interior ceiling leak -- who best to work on it?

    This sounds like the winning ticket here! WD.
  638. WaveDancer

    Another one goes to Bob’s blast and paint

    I think going with the Red Bottom Paint was a great idea, it really looks good with his pinstriping. WD.
  639. WaveDancer

    Blue Friday Double D Special

    I just got this little gift from a friend of mine in an e-mail and I thought that the BD Nation might like one of these Blue Friday Double D Specials at the Candy Girls Espresso Stand in Everett. Looks like a great deal for any of you coffee drinkers out there in the North Sound area...
  640. WaveDancer

    Coyote's and Pets

    Ya I think his uncle was in Arizona selling Ocean View real estate. WD.
  641. WaveDancer

    “Biteme” signing in issues

    Sending Jason a PM along with the other hundreds he gets a week is for the most part all but useless is my guess, remember BD has most likely tens of thousands of members world wide and they all want some Jason time at some point. Here is a link to open a BD Support Ticket, fill it out and you...
  642. WaveDancer

    Coyote's and Pets

    If you saw one, chances are there was several more, I have seen them hunt in packs before and they are very good at flushing animals towards a waiting kill shot. WD.
  643. WaveDancer

    A Seawolf is born 33'X 10.6" build thread

    A question Eric; I have only seen one interior fishing dance floor picture that showed the area that I would expect to see "toe rails" but there were none in place when the picture was taken. Are you going to put toe rails under the gunnel areas on this beast you are building? (do you know...
  644. WaveDancer

    Saltwater USCG Boarding at Sekiu

    Thanks for the rightup and pictures. WD.
  645. WaveDancer

    A Seawolf is born 33'X 10.6" build thread

    Well now you've really jinxed yourself, you may as well predict the weather on the first day of the Derby while you're at it. Really nice vessel you are having built there by the way. WD.
  646. WaveDancer

    Another one goes to Bob’s blast and paint

    Very Nice Howard, Bob does outstanding work, I'm sure you won't be disappointed one bit. WD
  647. WaveDancer

    The fat lady?

    Do not ASSUME Ilwaco has live bait this time of year, call ahead to be sure. WD.
  648. WaveDancer

    Seastar Power Purge Jr.

    I would suggest bypassing the 2nd helm station at that "junction block" and see if the problem remains or goes away. It will require obtaining some fittings that are not common and a re-bleed, but you should be able to rule out one thing or another, step by step. Good luck. WD.
  649. WaveDancer

    The fat lady?

    Zero live bait in Garibaldi, don't count on finding IQF anchovies there unless you set it up in advance. If you want IQF's, your best bet may be sending someone to Westport Seafoods to pick up whatever you need, just be sure to call ahead and find out when someone can be there. Ice down there...
  650. WaveDancer

    Your chance to be heard and give input on next halibut season

    That sounds like a good idea until you realize that more than one tribe has been trying to buy up some of these Mega Seafood Companies and the permits that come with them for a while now and they never have had a limit to what they catch, Halibut wise, in the waters off the WA coast and in the...
  651. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 10/4 Wedensday tuna run

    I learned that lesson many years ago cleaning clams and oysters while having a cocktail or two, BOOZE & SHARP KNIVES are a very bad idea together, almost cost me the use of my left thumb for life. Glad it looks like that will heal well. WD.
  652. WaveDancer

    Saltwater 10/4 Wedensday tuna run

    I am curious Patrick, how long each way hour wise? Good luck healing up, wounds like that suck a big one. WD.
  653. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Final Westport boat ride

    That is a whole LOTTA miles in a boat that size in one trip, glad things went well besides the fishing. I assume you had to fuel up somewhere along the line, did you dip into Westport? WD.
  654. WaveDancer

    Gap envy

    Sorry, no cords but I can tell you the last one I saw promoting "Camel Toe Tuesday" was a hot pink stand in the general area of the old Boeing Surplus in Kent. WD.
  655. WaveDancer

    Saltwater Sekiu crossing the line

    Thanks for the report. I wish I could see your pictures, nothing bug "IMG" in several places. If you are using a desktop or laptop it is as easy as "drag & drop" now, simple as it's ever been. If you are trying to do it on your phone, I can't help. WD.