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  1. Trent

    70 POUND BLUE CATFISH!!!

    We are in Texas for the holidays, hanging out with the kids and the grand babies. My wife got me a trip with Tawakoni Guide Service for Christmas to fish for trophy blue catfish. I was hoping to catch my personal best. My guide, Daniel Armstrong exceeded my highest hopes. Got me hooked into this...
  2. Trent

    Freshwater 70 POUND BLUE CATFISH!!!

    We are in Texas for the holidays, hanging out with the kids and the grand babies. My wife got me a trip with Tawakoni Guide Service for Christmas to fish for trophy blue catfish. I was hoping to catch my personal best. My guide, Daniel Armstrong exceeded my highest hopes. Got me hooked into this...
  3. Trent

    70 POUND BLUE CATFISH!!!

    My wife got me a trip with Tawakoni Guide Service for Christmas to fish for trophy blue catfish. I was hoping to catch my personal best. My guide, Daniel Armstrong exceeded my highest hopes. Got me hooked into this monster!
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    Saltwater Friday 9/30/16 Tuna Report

    We blew it... got great numbers from Mark, but started out at 45/10 instead. Dumb, Dee Dumb Dumb! Then to make matters worse, we headed south. We did manage to find one school of jumpers around 39/06 or so. Slid in on them twice and had good bait stops going, but too small of hooks for those big...
  5. Trent

    1991 NW Signature Series 20' Jet Boat

    1991 Northwest Signature Jet Boat Fully Loaded *351 Windsor V-8 (559 hours) *Rebuilt Berkley jet pump with Place Diverter Hydraulic Trim Nozzle *Full Sunbrella canvas, front and camper back *Air-ride driver and passenger seats *Bench seats convert to a bed *Lots of storage *Forced air, heater...
  6. Trent

    Freshwater John Day Smallmouth!

    Enjoyed two glorious days fishing with Mah-Hah OUTFITTERS!
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    Saltwater 10-1-15 WP Tuna - Got 48!

    We took the Old Oly out to Westport for one more tuna run yesterday. Arrived in plenty of time to load ice and get bait, but everyone was saying the tuna are 65 miles out. Since Old Oly only has an 80 gallon fuel capacity, we changed our plan, stopped in the Hungry Whale for some gear, and went...
  8. Trent

    TIRES SLASHED AT BOAT RAMP!

    Just a heads up for everyone... keep an eye out for a silver Dodge Ram pickup license plate B91407G, a charcoal grey Honda Civic license plate AKA9348, and a maroon Ford Explorer license plate AHG7650. These guys are slashing truck tires at boat ramps.
  9. Trent

    Another Alternative to the Secret Tuna Society...

    I just read the "Tuna Fishers: Be carefull of your reports!" thread... Wow! I never thought I'd see anything like this discussion on Bloody Decks. Am I understanding this thread? Are we saying we don't want to post pictures or mention large numbers of tuna being caught because we're worried...
  10. Trent

    Our First PSA Meeting - Won A NEW TRUCK & BOAT!!!

    My wife and I went to our first PSA meeting as members tonight. It was the annual Seafood Banquet, and was it ever GOOD! Delicious Salmon, Steelhead, Rockfish, Crab, Oysters and Steamer Clams! We bought some raffle tickets and put 'em in the buckets for a few items, and low and behold... WE WON...
  11. Trent

    Saltwater 513 Black Rockfish Day!!!

    Mike Silvers text me and ask if I'd help tag Black Rockfish at Westport again. I checked the forecast and they were calling for 12' swells at 12 seconds apart - small craft advisory... but I've got good drugs, so I said what the hell. I met fellow PSA member Bob at the park n ride at 5:00 am...
  12. Trent

    Freshwater First Steel on the New Card!

    They were biting good today! Mike and I should have had our limits, but we did more long line releasing than landing... Steelhead on the Cow!
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    Saltwater Can't Do The Time? Don't Do The Crime!

    A DFW officer came to my house back in August and complained about me leaving filleted fish carcasses in about 15' of water, about 30' out from the shore, near the boat ramp at Ward Lake last summer... The officer then forwarded the complaint to the Thurston County Prosecutor's office, and they...
  14. Trent

    Saltwater Paul... Tuna Virgin NO MORE!!!

    Well, Stacy invited Rock Fish & I for one last Westport tuna run for the year. The water is cooling off fast and it's really late in the season, but we were still hearing good reports of tuna only 40 miles out. Stacy told me to fill the forth seat if I could, so I shot a text to Paul Ambrose of...
  15. Trent

    Saltwater Illwaco Tuna... Go Get 'em!!!

    The ocean was flat Tuesday and there was some warm water only 35 miles out of Illwaco, so LeRoy and I decided to chance it and jump on board with Stacy for a tuna run. Satellite shots didn't make the warm water look very blue, but there was a definite temperature break out there. A report...
  16. Trent

    Saltwater 51 Tuna at Westport!

    Steve & I took 8-2 & 8-3 off with the idea of taking Clifford the Big Red Sled to Westport salmon fishing. But then we received an invite from Stacy to fish for tuna from his 23' Parker! So Clifford stayed home... again, of course. We met Stacy Monday after work and headed to the cabin at...
  17. Trent

    Saltwater Return of the Ugly Bayliner... EPIC!!! (Vid & Pics!)

    The forecast looked awesome for 7-11 & 12 at Westport, so Steve threw a new carburetor on the Ugly Bayliner Sunday evening, hooked it up to the truck, and we headed out at 4:30 am. Monday. I kept asking him, "Are ya sure you wanna test your new carb at Westport???" The fleet was long gone by the...
  18. Trent

    Saltwater First 2011 Westport Tuna Run!

    I got the call Saturday evening at 9:00 pm from Mike (Chasin' Tail) saying they were planning a last minute tuna run... five hours and fifteen minutes later I pulled into Mike's driveway and loaded my gear in the boat. We made a quick stop at Walmart for 30 bags of ice, then headed for Westport...
  19. Trent

    Freshwater I Love Fly Fishing with my Dad!

    Dad came over from Wenatchee for the weekend. Toby and I were hoping to take him out to Westport, but we didn't feel much like bouncing around all day on 7' swells at 10 sec. So we stuck around the house here and took dad to Munn Lake to do what he enjoys the most, fly fishing for trout from...
  20. Trent

    Saltwater Ever Eat A Pine Tree?

    ... or try Lingcod cheeks??? Many parts are edible .... reminds me of wild hickory nuts!
  21. Trent

    Saltwater Mike Stole The Show at Westport Today!

    Mike totally dominated the salmon fishing today at Westport! He hooked several fish, released some smaller salmon, and ended the day with his limit including this 24 lb fattie! 6-24 Westport Steve took home a nice Lingcod, and I took home nothing... but it was great to be on the water and...
  22. Trent

    Saltwater 8 Purdy Westport Kings... and 1 Ugly Ling!

    Steve picked me up at 2:40 am this morning... I threw my gear in his truck and we met Mike & Stacy at the PnR at 3:00 am. Loaded gear in the Parker, then off to Westport. We had the Parker in the water just as it was beginning to get light. We made a short run north, found plenty of bait in...
  23. Trent

    Freshwater DINO-SAURUS-REX!!!

    Monday, 6-13-2011 we got to fish with Paul of Great NW Rivers Guide Service... what an awesome day on the river!!! Columbia River OS Sturgeon!
  24. Trent

    Does Anyone Have Shad???

    I've got friends coming into town for a fishing trip and I need some shad for bait. Normally we'd be able to catch fresh shad this time of year, but the little slime rockets haven't shown up yet. If you have some frozen shad you are willing to part with, please send me a pm. Thanks!
  25. Trent

    Freshwater Does Anyone Have Shad???

    I've got friends coming into town for a fishing trip and I need some shad for bait. Normally we'd be able to catch fresh shad this time of year, but the little slime rockets haven't shown up yet. If you have some frozen shad you are willing to part with, please send me a pm. Thanks!
  26. Trent

    Saltwater Does This Fish Make My Butt Look Big?

    The forecast looked doable for Westport Halibut and Lingcod yesterday, May 17th, and a couple seats were open on Stacy's 23' Parker! I originally invited my friend Ron Bardwell, from Spokane... we've known each other since 5th grade. He tried his best to swing it, but couldn't get out of working...
  27. Trent

    Freshwater Black Lake with the Grandbabies!

    Our wives went to a women's conference at Ocean Shores this weekend... so Jon & I took the babies to Black Lake to try our luck. We trolled the north end, had 3 bites and landed one 15" trout. Not fast action, but a beautiful day and fun in the sun with the grandbabies! Tup: Black Lake Video
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    Saltwater Vicious Westport Rumors....

    I can't verify any of this.... but I have heard it from a fairly reliable source that Olybirds, Steve Ericsson and the rest of the crew killed several fish at Westport today!!! In fact, the rumor is they limited on halibut and lingcod, the biggest being a 45 lb halibut and a 27 lb lingcod! Of...
  29. Trent

    Saltwater Halibut & Ling Limits!

    I got the invite to fish the big pond in style yesterday aboard Lawrence's 28' Grady White..... what a ride! The weather was unbelievable for a halibut opener. Our five man crew managed to get our limit of halibut and some very nice lingcod. I caught my personal best lingcod which weighed 26 lb...
  30. Trent

    Freshwater Opening Day with the Grandson!

    My grandson Waylin is 3 1/2 now and I got to take him fishing on opening day. He definitely has a love for being out on the boat and catching fish. I shot video of Waylin's first trout for 2011, and Steve captured this video of Waylin's biggest trout so far! Opening Day with Waylin Video
  31. Trent

    Freshwater And The Slaughter Continues!

    .... okay, it wasn't really a "slaughter". But a few more Springers went through yesterday, and once again I'm stuck at work while Paul & Tim send me these pictures. My turn is coming...... SOON!
  32. Trent

    Freshwater Go For Springers!

    Learn from my mistakes.... if Paul of GreatNWRivers Guide Service calls you at the last minute and says he has an open seat the next morning, TAKE IT!!! Call in sick... tell 'em your dog died.... whatever it takes!!! He sent me this picture first thing this morning while I'm sitting at my desk.....
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    Freshwater Wanna See a Beautiful Upper River Steely?

    A friend of mine just got a new boat and took it out today to christen it..... he put a whole 2 1/2 hours in on the water and went 2 for 3. He just sent me this picture........ Next time I see him..... I'm gonna kick him in the junk! :finger:
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    Freshwater Ron? In The 20 lb Steelhead Club???

    Our trip to the Clearwater was my buddy Ron's first trip ever Steelhead fishing. He caught the first fish of the day, his first steelhead ever... caught the most fish... and to finish off the day, he hooked himself into this beast!!! Did he make it into the 20 pound Steelhead Club??? Mike...
  35. Trent

    Freshwater Clearwater Steel!

    What a PHENOMINAL DAY!!! Ron & his son Tyler's very first steelhead ever... and they are monster hogs!!! Mack's personal best steelhead ever!!! But.... as usual... I caught the most impressive fish of the day! Thank you so much Mike & Linda! Clearwater Steel
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    Freshwater Bonneville Pool Sturgeon Action! Video Added!

    My nephew and I joined Paul and his crew for another day on the big river looking for something Jurassic. The weather was awesome with no wind most of the day! But finding pre-historics proved to be more challenging than Paul is used to... (he's been pretty spoiled with how well the Bonnie Pool...
  37. Trent

    Freshwater First Sturgeon For Toby!!!

    I took my brother Toby sturgeon fishing with Paul of GreatNWRivers Guide Service to see if we could catch some in the Big Red Sled.... Toby has landed several fish and I talked him into throwing back a small keeper. He's sure glad he did now!!! First Sturgeon!
  38. Trent

    Freshwater Sturgeon Fishing with GreatNWRiversGS!!! VIDEO & PICS!

    The weatherman was a little off on his forecast for Monday, but what an awesome day fishing with Paul on the Big "C"!!! And believe it or not, this was a "slow day" for Paul!!! Another buddy from work fished all day down there Monday and didn't get a single keeper in the boat... but even when...
  39. Trent

    Saltwater Hoodsport/Chico Bay Recon

    Hey there fellow Chum Thumpin' Dog Pounders... if you're thinking about fishing Hoodsport or Chico Bay this weekend, I hope the fishing is better than it was today. I went for a bike ride/Chum recon mission today, and Hoodsport was dead. I spoke with a guy who fished from first light until low...
  40. Trent

    Saltwater MA-13 Dogs! The Curse Is Broken!!!

    Today was all about convincing my brother Toby that he was not bad luck and he didn't cause all the fish to have lock-jaw every time he came out in the boat! We met up at 8:00 am and headed for Boston Harbor. The tide was at +3.5' when we arrived at the ramp, which made it rather interesting...
  41. Trent

    Freshwater Is That A SKUNK I Smell???

    ... or just my general lack of personal hygiene? Or both.... Not even Steve could ward off the skunk stank on Monday!!! We put Clifford in the Chehalis just above the Satsop first thing in the morning and took a slow drive down river in the fog to take a look. The Satsop was spewing chocolate...
  42. Trent

    Saltwater Grays Harbor Oct. 6th

    We fished John's River today... Steve got one silver, Mike had one take down, and I crackered one... Steve's fish hit a whole green label herring in a chartreuse hood, 4.5' behind a chartreuse fish flasher. Mike's fish hit a chartreuse Brad's Cut Plug behind a chartreuse fish flash. And my fish...
  43. Trent

    Freshwater More Ho's and a King!

    We hit the skinny water again this morning... literally!!! I ran the boat onto a gravel bar... first time for Clifford... sometimes I don't read the river very well... especially on minimal sleep!) But we did find some more Coho! My son-in-love had the hot hand and caught his first Coho ever...
  44. Trent

    Freshwater Got It On With A Couple Ho's Today!!!

    Steve and I took Clifford the Big Red Sled in some fresh skinny water for a change.... huh... imagine that... running a jet sled in a river instead of 20 miles out in the ocean! :shock: ... and we actually found a couple hatchery coho!!!
  45. Trent

    Saltwater One More Westport Tuna Run!

    LeRoy and I got the invite aboard the Parker with Stacy so we jumped at the opportunity for one more shot at some long fins... We couldn't have asked for better weather! We ran out to guide canyon and began our search. The tuna weren't very willing to come up and hit the troll gear, but we...
  46. Trent

    Saltwater Westport & MA-13 Kings!

    My cousin came up from Hermiston Oregon to do some salmon fishing with us. He arrived Sunday evening and we went to Fred Meyers to get him a two day out-of-state salmon license. My plan was to take him out to Westport on Monday, then try MA-13's Fishtrap down from the house on Tuesday morning...
  47. Trent

    Saltwater Westport Is Showing The Love!!!

    We slept in and left Olympia around 9:30 am yesterday, (8-16). Got to Westport around 11:00 am and went 12.6 miles straight out from the jetty to about 200' - 210' of water. We found the biggest flock of birds we've ever seen and caught five salmon... four hatchery coho and one king. A couple of...
  48. Trent

    Saltwater My 42 Tuna Report Isn't Working! @*$#%!!!

    That was INSANE!!! Rock Fish and I got an invite aboard the Parker today. Stacy and Rock Fish picked me up at 3:30 am, had the Parker in the water with bait and ice, and headed out of Westport by 6:00 am. We ran 35 miles out from the jetty to some 59 degree water. Stacy was marking life on the...
  49. Trent

    Freshwater WOW!!! 42 Tuna On One Bait Stop!!!

    That was INSANE!!! Rock Fish and I got an invite aboard the Parker today. Stacy and Rock Fish picked me up at 3:30 am, had the Parker in the water with bait and ice, and headed out of Westport by 6:00 am. We ran 35 miles out from the jetty to some 59 degree water. Stacy was marking life on the...
  50. Trent

    Saltwater WOW!!! 42 Tuna On One Bait Stop!!!

    That was INSANE!!! Rock Fish and I got an invite aboard the Parker today. Stacy and Rock Fish picked me up at 3:30 am, had the Parker in the water with bait and ice, and headed out of Westport by 6:00 am. We ran 35 miles out from the jetty to some 59 degree water. Stacy was marking life on the...
  51. Trent

    Saltwater Illwaco Tuna Report, 8-7

    I fished aboard Chasin' Tail Saturday with Mike and his fine crew. We had our bait and ice and were headed out of the Illwaco marina while it was still very dark out. I couldn't tell ya how the bar crossing was, cuz I plopped myself down in one of those bean bags in the back of the boat and was...
  52. Trent

    Saltwater Westport 7-30

    Team FT5 (Team Fishtrap Five = Trent & Carolyn, Steve & Lori) were up at 3:00 am, hooked up the boat at 4:30 am, and headed for Westport. The goal was to find some whales for our wives and catch some salmon. We had the boat in the water by 6:15 am and followed one of the charters out. The bar...
  53. Trent

    Saltwater Fish Trap Five Does Damage at Westport!!!

    Steve picked up Val around 3:45 am then came to my house to hook up the Fish Trap Five. We were headed out of Grays Harbor to drop pots by 6:00 am. It was foggy and bumpy, so we put a few miles on looking for birds and bait. I finally found some birds searching the 240' contour but they quickly...
  54. Trent

    Saltwater Limits of Halibut, Lings, Rockfish, and Kings!!!

    Well slap yer grandma and pass the fried chicken!!! I think last weekend was about as good as it gets!!! I got the invite to fish La Push aboard the Parker with mr. Tuna Killin' King. It turned out to be a weekend full of firsts, one of them being that neither Stacy or I had ever been to La...
  55. Trent

    Westport Weekend!!!

    For the first time in I don't know how many years, I got to spend the weekend fishing with all three of my brothers at the same time! Todd came down from Bremerton, and Tim came down from Everett, and we all met at Toby's house Friday after work. First thing I had to do was show the guys the...
  56. Trent

    Freshwater Spring Chinook in the Boat!!!

    After talking with Bubba yesterday, my plans totally changed. Derrick and Johnny arrived right on time this morning and I decided to take 'em to Kalama instead of trying Cathlamet again. We were on the water while it was still dark and got the rods rigged for trolling herring... and, once again...
  57. Trent

    Open seats for Columbia Springers Friday!

    Who wants to try for Springers on Friday? I have two open seats left. I'm leaving my house here in Olympia at 4:00 am and trying the Cathlamet area. There will be an incoming tide until noon, so I am plannng on trollng herring with drop weights on the east side of the island, main channel, and...
  58. Trent

    Saltwater Willipa - Ugly Bayliner's Maiden Voyage

    Steve and I took the UB to Willipa Bay for the first time this morning... first time either of us have fished Willipa. Wanna know how we did? See full report, pics and video below...
  59. Trent

    Saltwater There's no point in fishing Westport for tuna...

    ... we caught 'em all. We plugged Stacey's boat with a new boat record of 32 Albies, the biggest 34 pounds! We did let Mike and his crew catch a few... but mostly we hogged 'em all for ourselves. :chestram2
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    Saltwater 8/14 Westport Report

    I began preparing the bait on Wednesday... YouTube - HerringBrine Tim arrived from Everett Thursday around 7:00 pm. The alarm went off Friday morning at 2:45 am. Steve and Drew showed up at the house at 3:30 am - we loaded the gear and bait and headed for Westport. We had the boat in the...
  61. Trent

    Saltwater Ugly Bayliner limits @ Westport - 24# King!!!

    Steve's dad is up visiting from California, and Steve really wanted to take him out salmon fishing... He called me and said it's gonna be pretty calm out there Wednesday, according to the weather man... and we all know the weather man never lies.... Boss let me take my personal holiday, so I...
  62. Trent

    First Tuna!!! July 31st - Westport

    Thursday afternoon, sitting in the office day dreaming of being out on the ocean, when Mike calls and says he has an open seat for a Tuna trip on Friday. PERFECT!!! That just happened to be my Friday off!!! We meet at Mike's house at 2:45 am, load the gear and head for Westport. Loaded up 937...