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  1. GregE

    Saltwater 3100 HP to the rescue!

    I was watching the rod tips against the horizon- hardly any movement until they came off plane. Lucky they were close
  2. GregE

    Saltwater Westport salmon report?

    Hoping for Thursday also. Got new DR braid to reach deep.
  3. GregE

    Anybody fishing Westport salmon tomorrow

    Looking later in the week- I'm old and sore- and have three med appointments to work around.
  4. GregE

    Saltwater Saddle up boys. They’re here!!

    Mack Attacks just arrived
  5. GregE

    Saltwater Saddle up boys. They’re here!!

    NO dog in that challenge- Still looking for big Kings but will take some TUNA trolling gear and kill bags plus some casting jigs and plugs. Who knows?!?! Halco 130 gram swapped out the trebles
  6. GregE

    Saltwater Halibut Open Aug 19

    July 21, 2021 Contact: WDFW Fish Program, 360-902-2700 Media Contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604 North coast and Puget Sound halibut fishing to re-open Aug. 19 OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed today that sport halibut fishing will re-open along the north...
  7. GregE

    Saltwater Saddle up boys. They’re here!!

    Way to go Mike!! Interesting swimbait- Mackeral pattern? Did Mr Fish bring his pink Savage Eel? Troll action and bait stop? Inquiring minds........ :)
  8. GregE

    Saltwater Safety Warning Newer Cannon DRs

    This caution deserves to be shared. My old saying applies- Learn from the mistakes of others- you'll not live long enough to make them all yourself
  9. GregE

    Saltwater Safety Warning Newer Cannon DRs

    A friend posted his hazordous experience getting his shirt caught in the newer rubberized knob on his Cannon downrigger. He was unable to pull it free fromthe knob and had to wiggle out of his shirt after the DR fuse blew. Caution to the newer Cannon owners - keep loose clothing, hair etc...
  10. GregE

    Bilge pump discharge line

    Wow, I'll watch out for this, thanks
  11. GregE

    Happy Birthday Vance

    Vance is a helpful guy- hope he keeps floating many more years!! G
  12. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak first Salmon Trip

    Heading out Thursday, Jul 8...... Hope they are still in close and hungry. :)
  13. GregE

    Saltwater "North Coast" bottomfishing

    Nice, great pics too!! :)
  14. GregE

    Saltwater Neah bay 24th - 26th

    Great fish, pics and writeup!!! Thanks for posting- it's sad how few fish reports are on here lately
  15. GregE

    Say Hi to Rocky Owens for me

    Say Hi to Rocky Owens for me
  16. GregE

    Print WA Fishing Regs Delayed

    Get your App copy . G June 29, 2021 Contact: WDFW Fish Program, 360-902-2700 2021-22 Washington fishing regulations now available online; physical pamphlet delivery delayed OLYMPIA The annual Washington Fishing Rules Pamphlet is now available online for the coming year, detailing fishing...
  17. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak first Salmon Trip

    MIne is pretty easy to remember.... We had three guys named Greg on our softball team. I've been GregE for 40 years so started using that on many web sites Now if I could just remember my passwords...... ;)
  18. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak first Salmon Trip

    Going to have some for supper.
  19. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak first Salmon Trip

    32". The other pic doesn't show the deep belly. Sure happy Native and Hatchery are both open....
  20. GregE

    Saltwater Shark bait!

    Nice pictures!! We lost two lures broken off about 1' up the leader. Maybe sharks too.
  21. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak first Salmon Trip

    For this season, that is. Friends Mike and Hank went with me Friday to launch the boat and get ready for the next day. That's what I selected when checking the tides and currents on the Garmin plotter. Near full moon and max ebb flow for 13' tide differental was a concern but crossing the bar...
  22. GregE

    Open Seats Sekiu/La Push

    Nice offer!! Hope you do well
  23. GregE

    Saltwater No Halibut Reports??

    No poo, NO poo, No poo ;)
  24. GregE

    Boats went down in westport today?

    I carry a foam cone designed to stuff into a hole to stop/ slow leaks. But that would only help if one of the thru hulls failed or a hole in that area- Arima has an inner hull so no access to a puncture forward. OTOH Arimas have lots of flotation foam and won't sink though they will swamp or...
  25. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak WP 6-17

    Rats..... Sunday looks to be too lumpy to take some unexperienced to sea family out.
  26. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak WP 6-17

    Buddy Mike joined me for another scouting trip- trying to find a couple halibut and a location to take the family Sunday. Took the boat over Weds about 5 and launched then set up the truck camper. There were only about 25 boat trailers in the parking area. Up at 4 and at the boat a little...
  27. GregE

    Wa permits

    65 and Over archery antlerless Early Yakima. Its' been a loong time since I hunted E side. Info request on my thread post :)
  28. GregE

    Drew Early Archery E Side Over 65

    Todd, Nile and Bumping are the two units I've been in Hunting buddy that lives in Yakima may have some intel but he's in S Dakota for a month. We will be checking out areas but that will interfere with fishing..... Everything gets piled on the same time ....
  29. GregE

    Drew Early Archery E Side Over 65

    All of the 65 and Over hunts are antlerless. Fine by me- don't need anymore antlers.... :) G
  30. GregE

    Drew Early Archery E Side Over 65

    I should have started applying for the Over 65 tags 11 years ago...... but finally did as a group with my hunting / fishing buddy and see that we are selected. Always wanted to be selected. :) WE had 10 and 11 pref pts and figured we ought to use them while we are able. There are 5 units...
  31. GregE

    i spy

    I like the enthusiastic optimism :) Bring 'em on
  32. GregE

    Some one is paying for my tuna trip this summer.

    Who is silly enough to bet against a dog tearing up a ball?!?!?
  33. GregE

    Saltwater Additional Shrimp Day Jun 2

    G May 28, 2021 Contact: Don Velasquez 425-775-1311, ext. 112; Jason Wettstein (360) 704-0258 WDFW announces additional opportunities for shrimp fishing on June 2 OLYMPIA The quota count is in and more shrimp fishing is on the way for many marine areas in northern and southern Puget Sound in...
  34. GregE

    Saltwater Prawns 2021

    Jun 2 added for shrimp in some areas ( 11 included but not 10 ) May 28, 2021 Contact: Don Velasquez 425-775-1311, ext. 112; Jason Wettstein (360) 704-0258 WDFW announces additional opportunities for shrimp fishing on June 2 OLYMPIA The quota count is in and more shrimp fishing is on the way...
  35. GregE

    Additional Halibut Days???

    Per the WDFW regs Hali in area 2 ended Thursday May 27- good thing I checked. Hoping to get out Sunday but haven't seen anything about additional days- other than the 'maybe days in June. Any fresh intel?
  36. GregE

    Stay tuned...

    I should have seen / figured that out.... Wishing you well with this endeavor !!
  37. GregE

    WA Funds for Covid Affected Fishers

    May 27, 2021 Contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700 Media Contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604 WDFW seeks feedback on plan to distribute $40 million in relief funding to commercial fishing, charter fishing, seafood processing and shellfish aquaculture industry members Industry members invited to...
  38. GregE

    Stay tuned...

    Very interesting progression thread for this know nothing observer!! What purpose/ function are the scallops?
  39. GregE

    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    We have all aboard wear a PFD and appreciate that Mark's boat skippers do also. Just too many ways to end up in the water. We will be stressing solid communication and see it / say it for safety
  40. GregE

    Saltwater Electric reel for wife

    I have a small battery and a power cord with clips- and another cord that uses a Marinco plug in a DR outlet. Haven't tried the battery yet. And yes there is a lanyard G
  41. GregE

    Port Angeles to Westport tomorrow 5.19

    Nice to offer.. HOpe the trip went well
  42. GregE

    Area 13 Salmon reopens

    May 19, 2021 Marine Area 13 open to salmon fishing Action: Re-opens salmon seasons under permanent rules as listed in the 2020/2021 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective date: Immediately. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 13. Reason for action: Federal...
  43. GregE

    Stay tuned...

    Just found this... What an undertaking- Best of luck in all things involved!! Are you aiming this at the small commercial operator of Big sport boat?
  44. GregE

    20-24’ Grady in sekui accident

    It was N of Shelton- heading S on hwy 3
  45. GregE

    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    If there is to be a positive about this- several have mentioned thinking about/ taking preventative measures.
  46. GregE

    Those are as ugly as a Ling

    Those are as ugly as a Ling
  47. GregE

    We need a couple 32-ounce jig heads

    WELKome to the neighborhood. I missed the move notice. I rarely go N of Fife anymore
  48. GregE

    Razor Clam opens Mocrocks

    May 13, 2021 Contacts: Dan Ayres, 360-470-3557; Jason Wettstein (360) 704-0258 WDFW approves Saturday and Monday razor clam digging at Mocrocks Beach only OLYMPIA For the first time in 2021, shellfish managers have approved two days of razor clam digging on Saturday and Monday, after marine...
  49. GregE

    You sure have a full bend on that rod! What brand/ weight rating?

    You sure have a full bend on that rod! What brand/ weight rating?
  50. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Just watched the video tour- WOW!! So many nice features and great layout. Impressive Lawrence!!
  51. GregE

    Auto Pilot install Woes

    Pump and controller will mount on the transom as they need to be within 19" per the install sheet. Pump will L in the pic to separate the controller from the major wiring. It's a reach jus t room to get a shoulder in there. The striped gray hose goes to my bait tank- sitting there capped...
  52. GregE

    Auto Pilot install Woes

    Matt, I got 4 quarts from Olympic Helicopters at Oly airport. $ about 1/2 of SeaStar
  53. GregE

    I can bring you a little for nostalgia :)

    I can bring you a little for nostalgia :)
  54. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Wondering about the Teflon and resale value interchange ?? We're aware of your oft stated bias against salmon..
  55. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    OK... what am I missing?!?!.
  56. GregE

    Auto Pilot install Woes

    I have a bleeder system that pumps up like a spray can and a couple gallons of 5606. The red dye was added so aircraft crew could spot seeps and leaks. Thanks for the info and pics/ diagrams- very helpful. G
  57. GregE

    Auto Pilot install Woes

    Appreciate the comments - I am happy to learn from the mistakes of others and their knowledge too. I was in error about the Helm pump- there is a third fitting available. My certified marine electrician is heavily booked or it would be in his lot. The subject does say Install- but it's long...
  58. GregE

    Auto Pilot install Woes

    I've been shopping for a Auto Helm for the 22' Arima, single Honda 225 with SeaStar Hydraulic steering. Got in line to wait for delivery in 3-4 weeks of a Garmin Reactor 40, 1.2 liter pump and dash control. Then talking to Garmin I find out it Has to have a return to helm hyd line in...
  59. GregE

    Weather May 6th Westport

    Sitting this one out.
  60. GregE

    Fat Ass Girl gets a new shiny Bed

    Very impressive work John!!
  61. GregE

    Short Fckr Checking in

    Glad you're doing well Todd. I see your fish pics on FB G
  62. GregE

    Tackle management recommendations?

    I am SO humbled....... G
  63. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Lingcod and Seabass Report

    Went with Nick on the Express Style last Friday. We didn't get Big Lings but did well on the rock bass. Flat seas much of the day. Got some dabs from Ian on Ultra.
  64. GregE

    Saltwater Its Time 2 Fish, Who's In?

    750 fathoms = 4500' hope you have a Big battery
  65. GregE

    Bottom paint on 16ft. Arima

    Watching for you on :)
  66. GregE

    Saltwater Finally Bloody

    Very nice family pics!! :)
  67. GregE

    Yes, Colorado was good!

    I just Saw this. Nice write up and pics !!!
  68. GregE

    SS table/sink

    Don't have one But I like your thinking :)
  69. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Fun read. She does look good!! Watching for some water pics..... need another boat‘s view
  70. GregE

    22’ Defiance transducer

    Measure thrice
  71. GregE

    Classified Ads

    Glad to see I’m not the only one cornfuzed
  72. GregE

    Classified Ads

    Horsefeathers Ive looked all over
  73. GregE

    New Bottom fishing info

    Paul, I read thru several times and don't see 300' /50 fathoms mentioned.... Betting they clarify '5 flatfish' more clearly as sand dabs HD keep on keeping on. We appreciate the efforts.
  74. GregE

    New Bottom fishing info

    I may need help deciphering this.... G March 9, 2021 Contact: Heather Hall, Intergovernmental Fisheries Policy Coordinator, 360-902-2487 Public Affairs Contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604 State announces new bottomfish regulations for 2021 with expanded angling opportunity OLYMPIA-Fishery...
  75. GregE

    Saltwater WA posts New Bottom Fishing Info

    moved to the Other section
  76. GregE

    Saltwater WA posts New Bottom Fishing Info

    I may need help deciphering this.... G March 9, 2021 Contact: Heather Hall, Intergovernmental Fisheries Policy Coordinator, 360-902-2487 Public Affairs Contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604 State announces new bottomfish regulations for 2021 with expanded angling opportunity OLYMPIA-Fishery...
  77. GregE

    Milestone achieved today

    Very nice. Interesting family history too.
  78. GregE

    HappyHours getting new enclosure

    Nice job. We redid the Arima skip top last year and also had a 3 piece rear done. The 30" door makes it quick to get to a dancing rod.
  79. GregE

    Fish Processing in Loreto??

    Have a great trip. Looking foreword to your trip report and pictures. We hope to fish somewhere warm someday
  80. GregE

    Colorado meat trip

    We’ve hunted that area many times and call the Elk “ranch bulls”as they rarely get large racks Loooong tines on those mule deer!!
  81. GregE


    That didn’t take long.... Best wishes on the move
  82. GregE

    Best Boat Wash Moss/Mildew Good folks, helpful info Not going to win races with GW or Parker but you'll like the stability on the drift
  83. GregE

    Looking for ocean classes/knowledge

    I think you misspelled that Kim Word Origin for bustard C15: from Old French bistarde, influenced by Old French oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda slow bird
  84. GregE

    Remember to run your blower...

    Reporter is not a boater
  85. GregE

    Saltwater MA 2.2 COHO

    Bright fish !! Straight spinner? trolled or cast- I need to get Judy out for some fish.
  86. GregE

    Saltwater My last ocean 2020 boat ride

    Thanks for the effort and report. I guess the Fat Lady was singing last week.
  87. GregE

    Razor Clams closed due to Toxins

    October 27, 2020 Contacts: Zachary Forster 360-214-0555; Jason Wettstein (360) 704-0258 Oct. 31-Nov. 3 razor clam digs cancelled due to marine toxins OLYMPIA--Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through at least Nov. 12 after test results on razor clams dug at...
  88. GregE

    TUNA Optimists ??

    Anybody else still watching for a weather window and active TUNA reports?
  89. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    She definitely put on some weight since the last time I was there. I know you're talking about the boat- but you and Swede could be in lock up ;) Fun progression pics.
  90. GregE

    Saltwater My last ocean 2020 boat ride

    Sad looking parking lot Greasy water No fish pics?? How about some sizes....? I was hoping to go but ended up working on a danger tree. At least I knew where to find it ;)
  91. GregE

    Saltwater Elephants eat peanuts

    Fun read!! that trout has back markings like a chinook minus the L shape
  92. GregE

    tuna marks on the fishfinder

    Saving this one- Not getting good marks at speed. This was last year nearly stopped
  93. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Tuesday is looking decent- hoping there's no downturn that seems to be the pattern lately
  94. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Always watching- often hopeful :) Thanks to Mark and crews for feeding them and keeping them close
  95. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Guide Canyon ? What's your SST source? Nanoos show the temp and current flow that help picture which way it's moving.
  96. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Sunday is looking better Where will the warm water holding Tuna be after this big blow??
  97. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna NOAA has Friday winds 25 -30 kts
  98. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    One trip all they want is pink sand eels, the next nada on those and cedar plugs are the deal....
  99. GregE

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Glad the weather held off for you. Next week........? Were there other rigs in the parking lot? A couple BDs were thinking about going yesterday but I haven't seen any reports
  100. GregE


    Oh my!! Some nice pics Mark, thanks to you and your crews. Still hopeful - is blowing strong for a while
  101. GregE

    Saltwater Last run of season for kelli ann

    OK, what's a BV sighting? Maybe I shouldn't ask....... Nice pics- lots of duplication and some triplication ;)
  102. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna 10/5

    There ya go!! Glad you got out there and shared the info and pic!! G
  103. GregE

    Saltwater Last run of season for kelli ann

    Will do. I'm always checking for other boats on these trips- having someone aware of where we are is a big safety issue for me I'm getting the 'project list' waved at me and weather will be a big factor- but hope dawns eternal..... :) G
  104. GregE

    Garmin Time Zone Glitch ??

    No. I thought that might be it but searching a time zone chart AK zone is just west of the NW tip of Vancouver Island- no where close to the 22- 24 miles several other have reported experiencing the same thing. I will be adjusting the time setting.
  105. GregE

    Saltwater Last run of season for kelli ann

    Well rats- I was hoping to get out on a day you were fishing and pass some good #s to ya Hope the weather clears and Tuna are close for one more for us
  106. GregE

    Garmin Time Zone Glitch ??

    Fishing off shore PST zone I notice my Garmin Plotter changes time about 24 miles off shore ( shows one hour earlier ) then changes back on the way in. The GPS location is nowhere near the time zone change line that's W of Vancouver Island's NW tip. It happens a couple miles E of the...
  107. GregE

    Saltwater No Anchovies @ Westport

    I have several of those- do you change out the hook or use as is?
  108. GregE

    Saltwater No Anchovies @ Westport

    Always helpful info from Mark- Thanks again!!
  109. GregE

    Saltwater No Anchovies @ Westport

    .... and we walked barefoot in the snow- both ways. :)
  110. GregE

    Tuna 10/3?

    I wish- HOw close- how hungry :)
  111. GregE

    Saltwater End of season lead melt

    Will there be a 15# DR mold? I have 2 & 3# cod wt molds
  112. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna report from Sunday

    Good for you- ARSC runs a great operation. Good size fish- did you get a weight on that one?
  113. GregE

    Scotty digital display

    Received a new Scotty lid and battery counter this AM after ordering it yesterday from Lil Trouble's Harbor Marine store in Everett. Didn't need it overnight but- good job!! :)
  114. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    Yuck, Mark I can only hope someone is encouraged NOT to let this happen Hope to get another Tuna trip in but need to get Judy out for salmon before it closes but have to make a trip to Portland Wednesday
  115. GregE

    First hunt of the season is always sketchy

    too much truth in that... :)
  116. GregE

    Scotty digital display

    @Derby Got a location? I have a cracked locking lug and could use a full meal deal
  117. GregE

    Tuna dumbass

    Watching for some good reports.... It may be a while before we get back out. Don't remember us getting into Oct Tuna but Mark had some into Nov a couple years ago if memory serves.
  118. GregE

    Saltwater Weather conditions?

    Hmmm, I haven't run an X Rap this year- but have Lots of them. thought about it - guess I should have have tried some
  119. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    No gun powder--- tetanus booster and antibiotics and it's much better :) Dannan is a Marine officer so I had visions of "Now, don't whimper Cupcake" though he didn't say it. ;)
  120. GregE

    Saltwater Weather conditions?

    S winds seem to cause confused seas where the waves are from multiple directions with no space between them. I'll wait
  121. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    When I do stupid stuff it's because I didn't follow my favorite cautionary saying-- Learn from the mistakes of others... You'll not live long enough to make them all yourself!! Hopefully somone will do better
  122. GregE

    Saltwater Weather conditions?

    Gonna take awhile to smooth out- 45kt winds today
  123. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    Yep, the first aid kit should have a pair of clean diagonal cutters sufficient for hooks being used. For Hali that might be a small bolt cutter Buddy pulled a 100# Hali over the gunnel and the hook embedded in his thigh. flopping fish tore him up. We made him a 1st aid kit and one for us...
  124. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    Feed me Seymour!!! Nope ( Little Shop of Horrors )
  125. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    Avoiding going deep was foremost!!! Glad my line slipped. The tip of the hook is visible in the pic. Dannan used his pliers to cut the ring loose then rotated the hook thru to cut off the barb. Proud to say I didn’t whimper but could have used a cedar plug to bite on. :)
  126. GregE

    Monday, Monday.... So good to me??

    Yep, found them at 125: 12 Report posted
  127. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    I'd been watching for a weather window that corresponded with no boat projects. The weekend was good but I wasn't ready so Monday was the target. Long time fishing buddy Hank and Hemi GTX - Dannan were crew. Hank and I loaded up ice and launched Sun afternoon to be serenaded all night by the...
  128. GregE

    Saltwater The partY happened near 126

    That's a trip to remember- glad you got er done. Temp must be off by 10 ??
  129. GregE

    Saltwater No fish in Westport...

    What a variety!! Good size to the rock fish and that salmon!! :)
  130. GregE

    Saltwater SlapShot tuna 20 Sept 20

    I'll post a full report soon- Messaged Norm Sun eve and he sent that grid pic Started for those numbers at 5:05 ( slow Arima remember but very smooth water so we could get 22 in the dark ) but didn't make it that far. Saw a jumper at 125: 10 at 8 AM and started getting troll fish @ 12, 13...
  131. GregE

    Saltwater Washington marine forecast

    Look at Wednesday.....,-123.097,5,i:pressure
  132. GregE

    Monday, Monday.... So good to me??

    Nobody else?!?
  133. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna reports

    Now that's really helpful, thanks!! :)
  134. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna reports

    Troll show or live bait? Water temps, time of day........ Inquiring minds :)
  135. GregE

    Monday, Monday.... So good to me??

    Anybody else heading out?? Crew and Kodak getting prepped for Sun evening launch after icing. Maybe I can get a slip closer to where the good guys hang out- unless that's where the sea lions set up choir practice. Hoping the weekend TUNA experts will herd some up this way a bit!! :)
  136. GregE

    Party @ 126?

    Staying hopeful and getting radio and FF installed. Maybe Sunday or Monday? :)
  137. GregE

    Saltwater Beached Boat In Grayland

    Anchor light is bent or broken
  138. GregE

    Tuna dumbass

    How do they get SST thru the smoke? I need a couple more trips- I'm usually bow chasing ELK in Sep
  139. GregE

    Anyone going out in this crap?

    @KaiChung a little info from my aviation weather class. Three things necessary for fog to form. Temperature/ dew point within 4 degrees C light wind to mix things up Condensation nuclei for the water vapor to collect on. We certainly have lots of the last one ;)
  140. GregE


    Good news here in the Shelton/ Olympia area- it's knocking the smoke particles down and hopefully will help douse the fires. Bad news- if your boat is outside it's covered in gray
  141. GregE

    Saltwater SlapShot tuna 12 Sept

    No pics ?!? I've been wondering if you got out. How's the FLIR picking up crab pot floats?
  142. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Saturday 9/12

    Congrats and wELKome to the addiction :)
  143. GregE

    Yellow spots under Albie skin ??

    I could say this has taken a turn for the Wurst but the Germans......
  144. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Thursday Friday saturday

    I was hoping somebody would post a report- but with Fish!! ;) What directions did you go?
  145. GregE

    Anyone else running tomorrow

    ..... and some pictures :)
  146. GregE

    Columbia R Salmon update

    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 September 10, 2020 Lower Columbia River salmon fishery update Action: Opens Chinook salmon retention. Species affected: Salmon. Locations, dates, and rules...
  147. GregE

    Anyone else running tomorrow

    Hope you find them closer...... Watching for a report :)
  148. GregE

    Westport bait Saturday 9-5

    Pictures or ...... ;)
  149. GregE

    Saltwater WTC Weekend 2017

    Nice to read thru this report again.
  150. GregE

    new avatar baaaaaaaaaaaa

    Nice baby goat!! :)
  151. GregE

    Saltwater Not a Quick Saturday Tuna Report

    John, your cedar plugs seem to be the only ones working that day. Got something special?
  152. GregE

    Westport info needed

    Hmmmm, how does your breakfast cassarole fit the discussion? sounds good though
  153. GregE

    Shark ID ??

    Top tail was 3' bottom less. Not long enough for thresher. Deep brown with wide head and concave tapered snout. Got a close up look 5 times as it swatted that tail toward me- not just a swimming action. Triangle shaped dorsal aft of mid point. Similar to sharpnose 7gill but that species...
  154. GregE

    Westport bait Saturday 9-5

    2/3 of ours died or were about to. One scoop in 22 gal bait tank- pink ice scoop for culls
  155. GregE

    Westport info needed

    We trailer the boat to WP Seafoods and fill the cooler and kill bags in the boat. They will forklift a tote up to boat level so you can scoop with 5 gal buckets, much easier than packing. Turn around at the end cul de sac loop and they are quick to take you $60 and deliver. Then take the...
  156. GregE

    Saltwater Maybe the best day ever

    Nicely written and well done TUNA trip!! My Tuna waypoint was 0106 also The spinning reel challenge continues :)
  157. GregE

    Saltwater Kelli ann on the kelli ann

    Ah, Mr Fish wasn't in the Pahkah.... but the Pink sand eels are primo swimmers. thanks for the info. Vance appreciate the effort to get my newbie on some biters- I need to check my hearing aid batteries I guess. Went to 59 not 55 :(
  158. GregE

    Saltwater Not a Quick Saturday Tuna Report

    This started out to be short but Kodak tales seldom are...... Spent a lot of time looking at SST and finally Chlorophyll satellite shots to see if and where we should go. Plan was to take Judy and daughter Kim ( first Tuna trip ) on a fairly smooth, short run to tuna water and get back early...
  159. GregE

    Yellow spots under Albie skin ??

    Figured that thanks- the Biology major in me want's more info
  160. GregE

    Shark ID ??

    We hooked a blue dog shark and had a visit earlier from a 7-8' brown shark with a sharply tapered snout. It made 5 passes and each time it went along the side of the boat slapped us with its tail. It's not dark enough or with a super long tail like a Thresher ( and no it wasn't trailing a...
  161. GregE

    Yellow spots under Albie skin ??

    Found something new today while carking tuna. Yellow spots about the diameter of a pencil eraser under the skin mainly near the tail 1/2. Scraping them off there is a little ball surrounded by yellow fluid and some make an indentation into the fillet section but appear to come off cleanly...
  162. GregE

    Saltwater It's Been A Long Time! Epic Saturday!

    We must have been too far N. Got 7 all but one trolling Story soon
  163. GregE

    Saltwater Another quick Saturday Westport report.

    That's great!! Nice to see the young lady doing well G
  164. GregE

    WP Labor Day weekend

    Getting ready to head over..... Why does it always take so much time?
  165. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna virgins christened!

    Nice pics and Fish!! 40- I can't even remember what that is ..... Take good care of your back and knees G
  166. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    What's your radio call/ boat name Allen?
  167. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    Good info and great pics!! Thanks for sharing Kodak on 68 Arima 22 planning to run WNW . SST forecast for noon Sat
  168. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    Launched from Ilwaco or WP? Guessing he reversed the #s, 46: 24; 125: ??? Lat N always before long W keeps us on the same page
  169. GregE

    WP Labor Day weekend

    Yu du gud wurk, kwik ;) Not much detail but 125 09 shows blu
  170. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Tomorrow

    Sat for Kodak. Check out the other thread in the Non saltwater report section- yeah it's confusing
  171. GregE

    WP Labor Day weekend

    Yep, that warm finger has my attention. Blue could be near there I hope. Still learning this stuff....... ;)
  172. GregE

    WP 7 day Salmon

    Finally WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 September 2, 2020 Westport to open for salmon fishing 7 days per week, Chinook limit increasing Action: Opens salmon fishery seven days per week...
  173. GregE

    WP Labor Day weekend

    Kodak is on for Saturday- taking Judy and daughter on a TUNA adventure. :) NVS Tuna Fisher SST is looking good. anybody getting Chloro since Modis is still down? Anybody want to split a tote of ice Fri at 4 or early Sat?
  174. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Trip Kodak 8 27

    Wowser!! That's a chunky hunk!! Yeah it was a tough slog getting out. Glad I'd added the suspension seats
  175. GregE

    HappyHours has left the building

    Well rats, I wasn't done picking your brain ;)
  176. GregE

    Saltwater Albacore report

    Just remembered, my first Tuna trip on our boat was Aug 2012 and we got 9. Not as big as yours but the addiction took hold.
  177. GregE

    The Paragon

    Interesting boat history, thanks
  178. GregE

    Saltwater Albacore report

    Nice production line!! Your helper seems enthused. Looks the same as ours- Vacmaster 215. Works well but can't quite fit two standard bags side by side.
  179. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna 8/29

    Hoping for another opportunity soon. I'll be calling more and running less ;) Found your calendar yet? 29th is today
  180. GregE

    Saltwater Albacore report

    First time......... Welcome to the Addiction :)
  181. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Trip Kodak 8 27

    Straight out like 50 over 30? Nice albies!!
  182. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna 8/29

    We heard a radio report on those numbers about 230. I wish we had time and fuel to run down there but started on past Grays Canyon before we got down the 30 N line. And check your calendar...... ;)
  183. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Trip Kodak 8 27

    Optimism is good and we were definatley optimistic while planning on our first TUNA effort this year. Got every thing loaded, drove to Westport and iced up filling 3 kill bags and 1 165 qt cooler on the boat and 2 coolers in the truck. Launched and set up gear and talked with several...
  184. GregE

    Saltwater Great day with amazing crew In Westport

    Thanks for the wave in Westhaven Weds eve while pulling Kodak. One day I'll get to chat with you folks. You went N for Hali then ended up way SW to spot Jumpers? Slapshot has long legs but that's a tour. Correct on people being helpful on the radios- Wish we had reacted sooner and got into...
  185. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna a tuna, Tuna Everywhere

    Must be the green boat...... ;) Our route and timeing was poor. Saw several boats bringing some in. Heard Slapshot call jumpers but we were already headed NE.
  186. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    More responses on the Tuna Thursday post in WA fishing report section
  187. GregE

    Tuna thursday 8/27

    Now that's just weird...... ;) Baits open at 5 ???
  188. GregE

    Tuna thursday 8/27

    We'll be out there...... :) Kodak 68
  189. GregE

    Heading out for Tuna tomorrow 27 Aug. Hope to find them and will post a report/ pictures- but...

    Heading out for Tuna tomorrow 27 Aug. Hope to find them and will post a report/ pictures- but you knew that :) G
  190. GregE

    MORNING Denis. No intel directly. posts here and on FB indicate they were along the 125 line...

    MORNING Denis. No intel directly. posts here and on FB indicate they were along the 125 line on the weekend. No idea what the winds have done to them I'm heading toward Grays Canyon and ready to gow SW or NW depedning on reports Probably beyond cell coverage but maybe some info tonight 360...
  191. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    Boat name/ radio call would be nice from those who haven't posted it .... Kodak
  192. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    Waffling on direction- WSW initially with 3 on board. Looking for some jumpers to slide in on- haven't heard too much about that happening this year... Kodak on 68
  193. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    Hey, just tell us how you feel..... (Hint: see you on thursday; maybe) ;)
  194. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    Risking the wrath of the 'don't talk about it group' hope the fish temps and bait don't get blown further out,47.212,-123.097,5
  195. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    OCG we may heading out Thurs if things look better. Solo tuna ?? Mark has done that several times and I worry each time. Recommend you look for a boat buddy Will post if we go Kodak on 68. probably on dock 21 Weds night after icing up Hope to see something like this- maybe in the same...
  196. GregE

    Another B-10 collision / sinking

    2nd hand reports - guide boat running thru other boats ran over one and the guide boat ended up sinking stern first. Several things wrong with this picture...
  197. GregE

    Who’s going to Girabaldi this week

    Nice offer Danny!! Helping each other makes this a great place
  198. GregE

    Your Tanacom 750 may need service if...

    OK, I'm slow......... What is all that?
  199. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna report 8-18-20

    Is that W of Quinalt Canyon? Still too far for these old bones
  200. GregE

    Saltwater 8/19 CR/WP tuna. WFO.

    Thanks Mike, figured you had it covered- besides the deck in tuna :)
  201. GregE

    Saltwater 8/19 CR/WP tuna. WFO.

    Glad they are getting closer, thanks!! How do you chill all those?
  202. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna report 8-18-20

    Helpful info always welcome. :) It's easier if it's in the format in the linked discussion
  203. GregE

    Well, T run Wednesday

    I've talked with several who made long trips with no biters or sign. HOpe my crew is ready the first opportunity of closer in and decent forecast. The trail of anchovies should help ;)
  204. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak Hali 8 16

    Tried it Laurence. no joy
  205. GregE

    Saltwater Family Bottomfish MA2

    Fun read ( except the bump part ) and great pics too!!
  206. GregE

    Saltwater SlapShot butt stuff, 13 Aug

    Wow, L2- that is an impressive tale made better by the great pics!!
  207. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak Hali 8 16

    Why do the portrait pics get rotated? fix??
  208. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak Hali 8 16

    Took Judy and daughter Kim fishing Sunday hoping for some Halibut and salmon. We launched the boat Sat eve and due to Kim's hiking, mountain climbing and camping experience were able to sleep 3 on the SL 22 - no camper back either. 4:30 alarm and the launch ramp at Westport was busy as we...
  209. GregE

    Well, T run Wednesday

    I'm really hoping you find them and drag some closer....... :)
  210. GregE

    Westport last night

    Does that meat need butter? Looks nicely marbled
  211. GregE

    Hali Thurs and Sunday, 1 each day. Haven't had good luck with salmon. Long trip for Tuna?

    Hali Thurs and Sunday, 1 each day. Haven't had good luck with salmon. Long trip for Tuna?
  212. GregE

    Saltwater Westport hali 2020

    We'll be heading W in the AM trying to find others for Judy and daughter
  213. GregE

    Saltwater 8/13 Westport tuna attempt/report

    Nice write up!! We remain hopeful but haven't tried for Tuna yet Movie= 3 seconds of wave sounds ??
  214. GregE

    Saltwater Area 2 Hali pics

    We were out there along with Lots of our boating friends ....... This was my first Hali attempt in area 2 also. A friend on another Arima Buddy caught one nice one to heavy for arthritic hands to get a full weight- 44" about 65#. Too big for the salmon net so grabbed the harpoon. It was...
  215. GregE

    The Paragon

    Glad you got her home safely. she looks really nice and has some great personal touches.
  216. GregE

    Saltwater Where are the Area 4 hali reports n pics?

    Nice family day JohnR :) Good pics too Big lings Danny- were you solo?
  217. GregE

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

    Interesting. Looks like tuna cord. Do you have a release clip for the clone line?
  218. GregE

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

    "orange splashy thing' bird teaser?
  219. GregE

    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    Follow up: Judy had checked the fuse and replaced it. Once we opened the top found a wire loose from the spade connector on the power switch. Replaced the connector and installed- still no power. Checked the power cord continuity- good. Tech support asked several times about the fuse- I...
  220. GregE

    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    Well.............. I would but I'm not sure who Thom is or how to reach him Link me up or ID him please
  221. GregE

    Saltwater Westport hali 2020

    WOW!! I was watching the trees blow today and feeling bad for anybody on the ocean........ But, sun, nice size Halis and pretty smooth water. Goodonya!!
  222. GregE

    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    Finally found the Search--- how long has it been under the FORUMS tab?? The VacMaster 215 is the one we have- very sturdy but won't power up. Finally had the tech rep talk me through opening the top and found a loose wire on the...
  223. GregE

    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    Hmmm, can't edit the title or delete and start over :(
  224. GregE

    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    Judy is looking at vacuum sealers- actually one arrived recently but it's not working so getting ready to ship 80# back to VacMaster......... She saw the ones in Costco - and I told her there were some problems discussed last year on that model. Not having any luck searching. Anybody have a...
  225. GregE

    Garmin Radar Warranty Replacement

    Here ya go
  226. GregE

    Electric Hunting Bike Rental

    Remember if you're going on a road restricted to motor vehicles- E bikes are included. Wish they weren't
  227. GregE

    Garmin Radar Warranty Replacement

    Project K5? Greg, you of all people know the rule about pictures! Matt, I should have written Judy's K5 Blazer Chalet project that hasn't moved in 10 years. They only made them for 1.5 years. You see more of the little Toyota Chalet campers. I'll find some pics
  228. GregE

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

    Getting the Boat put back together-again. Hope to see you on the water soon.
  229. GregE

    Garmin Radar Warranty Replacement

    Flip is only used to get under the 11' bay opening- if the project K5 ever leaves the bay... New Garmin cable ordered and used. My marine electrician installer cautioned that generic cables won't work- Garmin has reversed two wires that make it necessary to buy proprietary cable Good...
  230. GregE

    Garmin Radar Warranty Replacement

    Flip is only used for getting into the shop ( travel and storage it's up) If the 'project K5 ever leaves the bay. Original install was done by Marine electrician Tim in Olympia. System worked great last year. He did tell me Garmin RG45 wiring has two pin locations reversed from 'all others'...
  231. GregE

    Garmin Radar Warranty Replacement

    This year I have been struggling with my Garmin Fantom 18 and on the advice of their support section after going thru a bunch of checks ordered a new data cord. It came yesterday and I plugged it in just running thru the window to the radome- Nada. Called Garmin this AM and after reviewing...
  232. GregE

    Saltwater Sharks need to eat

    ba Dum, ba Dum :)
  233. GregE

    Saltwater 8/1-8/2 Tuna and salmon report

    There ya go!! That's as close to a great weekend report as I've seen lately :) Did you find them on troll or spot and slide in?
  234. GregE

    Saltwater We can tell you where the tuna

    Those are some fine accommodations :) Did you have lunch on the Lido deck?
  235. GregE

    Saltwater 8/1 Westport Tuna Attempt

    Was hoping for good news..... :(
  236. GregE

    Saltwater First Tuna run of the seaon

    Hope you read the other side of the compass....... Good luck- hoping you find some!!
  237. GregE

    Saltwater First Tuna run of the seaon

    The Daiwa rod in the water looked like you were running a high/ low on the port side. I see the Flatfall jig now.
  238. GregE

    Saltwater First Tuna run of the seaon

    Wow. Glad you found some. Interesting rod spread arrangment ( and knuckle busters too ) Got some close ups of how you spread with that?
  239. GregE

    Tuna Safari

    Wish you well - looking forward to some great reports!!
  240. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 30 July

    Welcome back Andy
  241. GregE

    Hey y’all

    Nice boat!! Hope to see you on the TUNA grounds soon.
  242. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 30 July

    Waaaay too far for me. But I'll enjoy reading about the success of others. Nice Avatar of the new boat Kim!!
  243. GregE

    Saltwater Neah bay 7-25/7-26

    and maybe a BIGGER Boat :) ba Dum, ba Dum No long arm on that one- Nice!!
  244. GregE

    Saltwater Westport 7-29

    Great sat shots. That helps Thanks
  245. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 30 July

    Laurence- 47 Not 46..... ? 252 - total is 300?? Is there a cross feed? all that can't be on one side
  246. GregE

    Westport Tuna Thursday 7-30

    ........ Packing a bunch of a new style swimsuits I designed and poured up ...... Sure hope that's an auto spell glitch. Show us your swimbaits- I'll pass on the other ;) Looks like Playboy too is after salmon
  247. GregE

    Westport Tuna Thursday 7-30

    Hmmmmmmm priority shipment cable may be here Fri.....
  248. GregE

    Saltwater 7/25 Westport Tuna

    Lots of canyon structure there. Hoping for closer yet...... Area 2 would be nice :)
  249. GregE

    Westport Tuna Thursday 7-30

    Wishin...... Waiting for a new kicker steering cable to arrive..... Yep, it's That guy
  250. GregE

    Alright I peeked

    With larger flood/ ebb tide exchanges I avoid the middle 1/3 that's the max flow. LeRoy's Ramblings explains bar crossing considerations well.
  251. GregE

    Saltwater 7/23 CR tuna report. WFO. It is on.

    Drag a few a little farther N wouldja? ;)
  252. GregE

    Saltwater Salmon Trip WP Thursday 23

    TMH, that's a much better picture than my handout I got at PSA. We did catch a couple Quillbacks on Mark's charter a couple weeks ago but Yellow Tail were the primary bottom catch. Got some BIG salmon catching tips??? ;)
  253. GregE

    Saltwater Salmon Trip WP Thursday 23

    They say confession is good for the soul......... I talked to buddy Mooch, who had fished Weds, while driving to WP with buddy Mike- he reported the bar was rough and most of the way out to the 200' area- said he got a nice one We launched Weds night and after setting up gear slept in the...
  254. GregE

    Salmon Days left area 2 ??

    and that's No rumor ;)
  255. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna updates for Westport -2020

    Yep. But that's a good thing. Hoping for that close soon, too
  256. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    So many choices- but you have time.... Enjoy the journey!!
  257. GregE

    Salmon Days left area 2 ??

    I should have checked to make sure my edit went thru. Got it this time........
  258. GregE

    Salmon Days left area 2 ??

    Point taken- I reacted to a post on BDs that caught me by surprise. I should not have done the same. Redacted and rewritten......
  259. GregE

    Salmon Days left area 2 ?? Area 2 Report only goes to Jul 12 with 8% coho and 6% king caught....
  260. GregE

    Salmon Days left area 2 ??

    Hmmmmm I did an edit and deleted the rumor but .... doing it again. I'm trying to schedule some trips for friends and family next month and wondering how long the season may last. Any insight? G
  261. GregE

    Saltwater Westport July 10, 11 and 12

    TMH that call saved the day- I'd already turned around after encountering 'pillow waves' by bouy 8 with no discernable pattern and whitecaps as far as I could see. Thanks again!! Finally got the name added Hope it helps ;)
  262. GregE

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    Thanks for the info, diagrams and taking us along on the great build journey!!
  263. GregE

    Saltwater Westport July 10, 11 and 12

    After months of fiddling, designing and redoing we had Kodak 'close enough' to take family fishing out of Westport. This was the first trip with the truck camper and Arima SL 22 so we anticipated some backing down the ramp challenges. Judy's daughter married a Wyoming cowboy and this would be...
  264. GregE

    Saltwater Sekiu Fishing was good.

    Finally figured out the rainbow pic is upside down Nice family time Eric- cherish those days
  265. GregE

    Westport Accommodations

    Yikes, hope you have compression seats
  266. GregE

    Beautiful morning turned in awesome weekend

    We saw SlapShot Saturday- hard to miss her. You stopped near us while we untangled from a derelict crab pot line - thanks for checking on us. But we didn't get a lot of fish and No donuts either...... :(
  267. GregE

    Saltwater It’s T-T-T-Tuna Time!

    Getting older isn't for sissies............
  268. GregE

    Saltwater It’s T-T-T-Tuna Time!

    Nice report Mike. Were you able to get Sat temp/ choro ?? Just got home from a 3 day WP trip..... and you caught more than we did- unless you count sand dabs ;)
  269. GregE

    Need Tanecom 750 Power Cord

    Boat limits of Ling and Rockfish. The 42' Integrity with suspension seats for all is great. I had a chance to learn some about reading bottom info on the huge 16" Raymarine MFDs. Still a couple projects for Mark to finish up on the boat. Power outlets is one of them so we left the Tanecom in...
  270. GregE

    Sand Dabs Area 2 ??

    Bingo, thanks for the info!! Some of that is repeated in the Area fishing section that I kept looking at for the rest of the info.
  271. GregE

    Sand Dabs Area 2 ??

    I spent some time reading the new Regs and can't find that limitation. Don't doubt it's there but I like to see it first hand. Location??
  272. GregE

    Sand Dabs Area 2 ??

    Jaws: Term I've heard for the jetties- from an aerial view they could be. Thanks Mike. Yes, on no salmon area 2 Fri Sat. Planning to bottom fish Fri then head S of the line Sat
  273. GregE

    Sand Dabs Area 2 ??

    I have a son in law coming from Wyoming for his first Ocean trip on Kodak from Westport Friday. He's a Tough cowboy, but prairies don't have waves..... so I'm trying to make it a shorter trip. Hoping to get him on some lings and salmon on the first trip in our boat this year ( loooong story )...
  274. GregE

    Need Tanecom 750 Power Cord

    Thanks Curt. The brotherhood remains strong!! I spent 2 hours looking yesterday and found the cord in 10 minutes just now. Putting your situation on BDs apparently gives the sought object a reason to quit hiding... ;)
  275. GregE

    ARSC is Bloody!

    Well howdy....... Going out with Mark Saturday for lings....... Maybe we can do a combo Eric, which AIS ap are you using?
  276. GregE

    Need Tanecom 750 Power Cord

    Found the cord....... Will delete this when I find out how Judy's shoulder surgeries didn't help her strength so I got a Tanecom 750 for her which works great. ( she lets me borrow it :) ) We had some work done on the boat and unloaded stuff- and I can't find the power cord. I have a spare...
  277. GregE

    Fishing on Integrity Sat. Camper stay?

    We are going for deep water lings Saturday on the newly refurbished 42. This is our third day scheduled, weather last week and completion timing postponed the other two. My back and Judy's shoulders and hip are looking forward to the suspension seats and larger ride. Fishing on the 4th- not...
  278. GregE

    Don’t try this at home. Safety first

    I'd share the load on that magnet- pulling on one end seems iffy What the load rating??
  279. GregE

    Scaley/Flaky rust on torsion axle load arms?

    If you need help with this - Ernie's does good work. 360 456 6100
  280. GregE

    Saltwater Area 4 Report

    Great report, nice pics!! Comfortable napping spot envy 340 NM-- Where are you berthed?
  281. GregE

    Saltwater Shrimping area 6

    Great Pic of the Shot on plane!!
  282. GregE

    The Paragon

    Slurry/ bleeder = 1/2 round office bin. Easy to fish around
  283. GregE

    Throwable PFD group buy

    I've been looking at these- which usually means $$ Sent him an email Found the link in your post Doh
  284. GregE

    The Paragon

    Pretty lines molded in that one!! Available for deck duty, line holder or ??
  285. GregE

    Area 4 OPEN

    Posted the whole announcement. Sad
  286. GregE

    Area 4 open June 20, but ......

    June 12, 2020 Contact: Region 6, 360-249-4628 Public Affairs contact: Ben Anderson Saltwater recreational fishing to reopen in Marine Area 4; ocean salmon fishing dates and proposed halibut seasons announced OLYMPIA – The waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Strait of Juan de Fuca will...
  287. GregE

    Twanoh State Park? (Shrimping yesterday)

    the Twanoh Park guys always keep things orginized. A buddy said there was going to be a minus tide at launch time yesterday and they have closed the ramp in previous years. I don't have the seats in the 22 yet so didn't verify that. Anybody need some ballast? ;)
  288. GregE


    Wow, who knew when we scheduled for June 20 we might be on the inaugural fishing trip?!?!? Looking forward to riding in those suspension seats and getting some deep ling blood in the fish box. We wouldn't dare drip on the deck.... ;)
  289. GregE

    Back up Camera ??

    Too old and getting tired of hopping out multiple time trying to hook up the boat- especially with the camper on the truck. Looking for an after market set up and figured someone on here has some good recommendations or warnings. Got any info to share? :) G
  290. GregE

    Canada going to be iffy this year

    FishTech1- Link doesn't work.... We had not planned a trip to QC this year but friends are scheduled
  291. GregE

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

    Wowser-- should be ready for Salmon and TUNA :)
  292. GregE

    2020 Shrimp season

    Guessing they are tentative dates for lower than forecast catch numbers
  293. GregE

    Saltwater Chasing sanity - dabs, greenlings, and lingcod

    What a great fishing platform!! Nice pics too! What general area??
  294. GregE

    29 Almar Walk-Around Rebuild

    Impressive!! What's the plan for her Allan?
  295. GregE

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Good thing my boat seats are still out - my project list ran longer than I thought
  296. GregE

    Hospital Bed Camano Island

    impressive responses- but not surprising :)
  297. GregE

    8 YFT's on the hook up all at once!

    Wow!! Where is OBX?
  298. GregE

    Ace line hauler Great Customer Service

    Also got quick, friendly service from them. Good folks!!
  299. GregE

    Saltwater Area 13 May The 5th Be With you!

    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing
  300. GregE

    Columbia R to open

    And I just took the boat to Smart Custom Canvas in Sequim yesterday....... and still working on setting up the seat boxes when it comes back.
  301. GregE

    Columbia R to open

    WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 May 1, 2020 Contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700 Media inquiries: Ben Anderson, 360-902-0045 Columbia River scheduled to open for spring Chinook on select days beginning...
  302. GregE

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    Measuring thrice....... 6” block to size Air Wave suspension. SAS seat has no arms but has side bolsters. Temptress seat leans back more and still has clearance problems with rear seat Last pic with Centric seats back to back solves the clearance issue. Judy like the SAS seat with the build...
  303. GregE

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    Hey TinManiac you may need to change your screen name :) That's kind of where I'm going. Reversed the box and took some measurements, Still to high for the Shock Wave S5 ( 7.9" ) without cutting the box down. May be low enough for the Air Wave base ( 6" )...
  304. GregE

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    The hinge is on the front Matt. Opens the long way. I've got one loose- going to finish taking the seats loose and trying position options.
  305. GregE

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    Mike- yep- T12 is the first vertebrae able to bend so it is suffering. Looking at things on the floor I make a decision whether I really need it :) JOhn, I will be looking at a way to raise that port wheel- thanks for your thoughts. Initially I'll reverse the box to lower the seat 3" and...
  306. GregE

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    We rarely go over 20 with any kind of waves. Arimas are not wave cutters and at times 10-12 is called for and it will still be on plane. The issue is the 'sneaker' that doesn't get spotted to come off the gas in time couple with 75 y/o bones that would like to get a few more years chasing TUNA.
  307. GregE

    Big 50

    Another April baby. Wish I could remember back that far...... Hope your day wasn't confining too much ;)
  308. GregE

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    Working on the Arima 22 soon to be name Kodak (II) in hopes we'll get to use it.... Old helicopter back is not my friend. My lumbar spine has been fused ribs to hips, makes it tough picking a chovie off the deck and really gets tough slapping off a steep wave. So I'm trying to come up with a...
  309. GregE

    Mo Tools, Mo Powa, Mo Betta.

    Hmmm did I miss a tool discussion?
  310. GregE

    Clam Days Mar 20-23

  311. GregE

    Truck electrical work near Oly?

    glad you got it. If anybody else is looking for wiring, hitch, axle, bearing help Ernie's is great!! Lots of personal experience with them 360 456 6100. Check the map- you can't turn directly off 101
  312. GregE


    Kim bail on AK. I'd sign up to fish- those seats are just what my old back needs
  313. GregE

    Clam Days Mar 20-23

    OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can round up their shovels, clam guns and tubes for a four-day dig beginning March 20. Razor clamming at MocrocksCameron Lefler State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after recent...
  314. GregE

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

    Fun Read!! Unlike most posters I don't have any suggestions to help you spend more $$.
  315. GregE

    Approved March Clam Days

    MARCH March 6, Friday, 4:11 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks March 7, Saturday, 4:59 pm, -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis March 8, Sunday, 6:43 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks March 9, Monday, 7:25 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis...
  316. GregE

    Saltwater Chillin in PV!

    Nice pics. Also curious why they cleared the fishing area? Just eh boat you were on or everybody? Inquiring minds.....
  317. GregE

    New Premier Charter

    No Open seat pricing listed- only the $3K whole boat .
  318. GregE

    26 osprey repower

    Wow, you may need some ballast up front. We sat rear low with the Suzi 300- when we got 4 guys in the back fighting tuna the rear scuppers were near the water line. With water in the fish boxes and bilge they were under. Good luck with the deck hatch search. I wished many times the heavy...
  319. GregE

    Only turn 40 once…

    counting down to June 2021 That's a looong wait Anticipation...... :)
  320. GregE

    One Day SMELT Feb 14

    Want to impress your sweetie for Valentines?? One-day smelt opening announced for Cowlitz River OLYMPIA – Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a limited-opening recreational smelt fishery for Friday, Feb. 14. A portion of the Cowlitz River will...
  321. GregE

    Electronics @ boat show

    Wow, I got a headache just reading all this...
  322. GregE

    KiwiGrip Deck Paint Project

    Goat, he did PM me. He is in Africa and redoing an Osprey inboard to offshore bracket as well as replacing a section of deck.
  323. GregE

    Ice-fish capacity

    If I can't ice them down properly after the slurry can- we stop fishing.. Been there with lots of left over ice too. The Arima 22's much smaller deck is a mobility challenge
  324. GregE

    In memory of grandpa

    Good job, great memory!!
  325. GregE

    Neah Bay Moorage

    I booked the third week May 12-19 this morning about 1030. Guessing there may be more openings. Tide exchange Thurs- Sat week two- Yikes
  326. GregE

    ELK Quest

    I did get out a couple days. Rode/ pushed the bike up a logging road open to hunting but no motors. 4.5 mile marker at the ridge top with numerous side trips and some steep slopes. Found One recent ELK track. Trip down required peddling in only two spots.
  327. GregE

    Tackle/ fishing organization in shop

    Yep, that's tough on gelcoat
  328. GregE

    Neah Bay Moorage
  329. GregE

    Tackle/ fishing organization in shop

    Sure wish I'd put 12' doors on mine...
  330. GregE

    Thoughts on re-gifting

    Another method.......
  331. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Mike, Sugar Shack went to another home- Judy wanted a N/S bed. This one's about 500# more too ( wish we'd kept yours ) Thanks folks, I've got a couple days left in late archer W WA but no hunting partner. Got to be able to properly take care of one...... and my lower back is fused so...
  332. GregE

    Halibut 2020 Revised

    Thanks guys, simpler is good. :)
  333. GregE

    Halibut 2020 Revised

    Anybody else color challenged? Neah Bay is N Coast? Area 2 is S Coast?
  334. GregE


    Sign me up Mark. My old bones will appreciate the suspension seats!! G
  335. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Bump Thanks for reading. I sure was Prepared and confident this trip- but never saw an ELK in two weeks. Grandson and Shane saw two herds but on private land. Trying to figure out what/ where for late archery in WA G
  336. GregE

    Happy 49th Oregon!

    HOw do you convince your insurance "A whale hit my car!!" ??
  337. GregE

    ELK Quest

    The desert hides lots of hollows and pockets that shield vegetation and animals. We saw hundreds of pronghorn and deer and 30+ moose- the challenge was finding Wapiti. Judy and I found a likely spot at last light and I had Stew drive me there early the next morning The moose...
  338. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Here ya go...... Judy's grandson Stewart went with us to help and hopefully learn a few hunting skills. Driving 1120 miles each way w 3 drivers helps though real 'rest' isn't obtained. We spent a day in Big Piney/ Marbleton at 6800' before moving to camp at 8600' the afternoon before rifle...
  339. GregE

    Kicker wouldn't start

    My issues have been the neutral sensor. It wouldn't turn over with starter or pull rope until I bumped it around to seat properly.
  340. GregE

    ELK Quest

    EJ, true dat I'm having trouble moving pics. Bear with me......
  341. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Hmmm, do you read the last chapter first?? :)
  342. GregE

    Team Rinky Dink!

    I remember when you brought the first Coldwater to the BD gathering at the Tides in Gig Harbor. Impressive then and now!!
  343. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Home safely yesterday. 20 hour drive fighting gusty head winds even with three drivers still wears you out. Story and pics soon- Lots of unpacking and cleaning to do..... -3 Monday Am in W Wyoming while we were packing- balmy 31 Tuesday morning in Shelton.
  344. GregE

    Saltwater Commercials Overcaught their quotas.

    That is a well written letter!! Thanks for being proactive. Let us know if you get a response G
  345. GregE

    Coast Guard Escort

    350 or 250 Suzis? either way I bet that thing scoots I was looking for the counter rotater and see they're twin props :)
  346. GregE

    Muzzy Bull down !!

    Leaving tomorrow for Wyoming rifle ELK. This will ( hopefully ) be the first big game animal I've taken with a firearm since 1974. All archery since then
  347. GregE

    ELK Quest

    EJ, agree- except when you trip over 'stuff' This will be trip #5 to Wyoming for this rig towing 2 ATVs for 3 of them. 1128 miles usually straight through with some doze rest stops- Good thing she's a night nurse and takes the dark shift. This will ( hopefully ) be the first big game animal...
  348. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Oh yeah. If I ever get out of here. Convincing my fishing/ hunting partner that all that "we might need that" stuff is too much..... But, I'm glad she is into my outdoor interests. :)
  349. GregE

    ELK Quest

    Hunting with Heroes Wyoming is sponsoring my ELK tag again this year. Heard a rumor one might want a ride in my truck....... Got some good practice in yesterday shooting from a variety of positions after tweaking my 200 yard zero Hit 4 of 4 at 285 yards on a 8" steel plate gong. 3 in a 4 "...
  350. GregE

    Saltwater Final 2019 WP tuna report

    Nice report and pics Stephan!! When you ran out of bait you could have tied Thap on and trolled him :) That guy can find fish!!
  351. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna 10-5-19

    I'm glad it worked out for you Mike- That's a good trip and sorry I couldn't be # 4. Sand Eels have been in my tackle box 2 years- I should have tried them. Sure will next season. Mark, nice boat- many of us worried about your solo adventures. Robyn- wELKome aboard! :)
  352. GregE

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    Well, I just got back from PDX and didn't see any tuna...... College reunion rather than Chasin Albi.. Waiting on the reports and pictures...... on the Saltwater side :)
  353. GregE

    Saltwater Long hunt for the Albies

    maybe cause your keyboard has stripper colored lights? Now, how would he know that?!? We've been saving our unused chovies for a while, the good ones go on cookie sheets to IF ( not quick ;) ) Others go into chum chunk bags or the crab/ shrimp bait stash.
  354. GregE

    Tuna Thursday

    Wow, just wow!!!
  355. GregE

    Great to see you guys

    It was fun following your adventures out of Westport. I miss hearing Cyndi on the radio saying "Fishing Luhrs ....... " We have a couple of her pictures It's still difficult to read your 'here' as 'there'. Happy the recovery continues for Mexico Beach and wish you continued success!! G
  356. GregE

    Saltwater Long hunt for the Albies

    I like detailed fishing reports---- that one qualifies :)
  357. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Westport 10/01

    Looking forward to the full report and pictures! :) Sent you a conversation
  358. GregE

    Saltwater 10/2 CR tuna. Damn good. Plugged.

    So, did you find any Blue Fin?
  359. GregE

    Transducer for Westport?

    Screen name change Jake?
  360. GregE

    Good SST & Chloro Charts 9/28/19

    Sittin and wishin Bring on the trip reports and pics
  361. GregE


    Need to put that on a plaque for the wife ;) Love the kid pics!!
  362. GregE


    That's so cool. Nice the way it all came together- helps to work with great folks!! :)
  363. GregE

    WP live bait - the real scoop

    Really?!?! Man I've got so many things going on...
  364. GregE

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    That could show up in my Christmas stocking. Just make sure you keeo the seam up the back straight ;)
  365. GregE

    Tuna Tuesday?

    Looking forward to some TUNA reports and pictures. Glad to see some humor show up - enough drama already
  366. GregE

    Saltwater swim baits

    Naw Ken, 3 trips this year keep me in the novice group. The well organized stuff came with the Arima 22. Most of that is available for someone looking to stock up as I already have 12+ X raps, and a wide selection of troll and jig gear. Maybe Laurence will make an offer ;)
  367. GregE

    Saltwater swim baits

    Mike, I can spot you some- we're done for this year. Big Hammers, several others brands and some sand eels and I have Lots of clones and cedar plugs ELK are calling
  368. GregE

    Westport Boat Basin?

    Lots of folks fishing there last week. Don't know about the coho....
  369. GregE

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

    Mine is a little different Ken. I had to add a pick up the flush input for the wash down on the Osprey or the pump wouldn't draw while on plane. On the Arima I added a pickup on the back of the transom that extends down about 1/4". It will partially fill the tank on plane without the pump...
  370. GregE

    Saltwater Pursuit of Tuna!

    "just “Swoosh” over the waves!! .." How nice that would be!! Mark has a peanut :) Glad somebody got that old reprobate out ;)
  371. GregE

    Saltwater Ran today

    Looks like a fun crew- if I could see them!! I heard some of those names on the VHF but couldn't get an answer to my calls until after 2 PM
  372. GregE

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

    We had three on board and brought home 15- we didn't need more than that so spent the last couple hours trolling NE hoping we didn't catch anymore ;) Got to the dock a little past hi slack so that should have been near 5:30. I've missed seeing you out there this year Chuck. The Arima is a...
  373. GregE

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

    We started going W 33 miles per 2nd person recommendation and ended up chasing jumpers near the edge of Grays Canyon and got right on top of them- the dolphins that is..... After trolling around in the blue 61 degree water with no luck we ran south and finally got a troll hook west of the 125...
  374. GregE

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

    Stephen, nice to talk with you and your dad while we waiting to load the Arima skip top. No name on her yet- but soon. G
  375. GregE

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

    How far is way far N Mike? I think some WP folks were pretty far S, but I never got past the :42
  376. GregE

    Share Ice Friday 4 PM ??

    Still hopeful......
  377. GregE

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    Getting the Dodge 1 T back in the AM. Looking forward to another TUNA trip. :)
  378. GregE

    Share Ice Friday 4 PM ??

    Looks like our schedule has Tuna chasing Sat now. Again looking for someone who can share a tote of ice from WP Seafood about 4 PM Friday. 1/2 tote was almost too much last trip. Kodak Arima 22 skip top PM or text 360 791 4517 Greg
  379. GregE

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    Hmmmm, lots of jobs to do ....... But TUNA are calling!! Looks like Saturday for us. Kodak Arima. SW or ?? :)
  380. GregE

    Saltwater Garibaldi OTC report

    No, he ran a much less stable boat than you and many of us offered to share a spot. He hasn't been on BDs much lately but has fished with Blackelk this season on Mike's Osprey 24.
  381. GregE

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    I haven't seen that source Paul. What's it called? We're hoping Friday looks reasonable. Sure would be nice to find some at 33 miles.... or less :) PSA Ocean meeting Saturday @ 18:30 folks G
  382. GregE

    Saltwater Garibaldi OTC report

    More on a theme... I'm a retired helicopter pilot and early in my training I learned the phrase "There are Bold pilots and Old pilots, But there are No Old, Bold pilots" Lots of caring comments expressed here- as we did for Solo Mark Reed.
  383. GregE

    Saltwater Chasing 2019’s summer!

    Great family pics!!! :) G
  384. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 9-13-19 Piggies

    Nice. Good pictures too Mark always seems to do a nice photo set up with clean fish.
  385. GregE

    Ice in Ilwaco

    3.50 or 4.50$ a bucket... which it waaay to much for tuna IMO Just Tuna?!?!
  386. GregE

    Saltwater Heading out WP

    Hmmm, short report, no pics. These are not the droids you're looking for... ;) Glad you found them
  387. GregE

    Hit the Jackpot in Quepos, Costa Rica

    Super report, Pics and lady!!
  388. GregE

    Saltwater CR tuna 9/7. Awesome.

    I hope it last a LOT longer :) How far N did you go Mike?
  389. GregE

    Saltwater Just another shit show

    Wow!! Envious of the size and Flat water.....
  390. GregE

    It's official this time... ShortRound is heading east!

    I'm glad we had some time to talk at meetings and even a TUNA trip- good times and you have a big heart!! Keep bowhunting - you'll have more opportunities in the SE, just a lot smaller critters. This retired military life has possibilities I'm still figuring out after 33 years. ;) Stay...
  391. GregE

    A little piece of bloodline...

    I'm allergic to those and hornets...... Got stung twice last month- 2 times each. Thankfully only mild reactions so didn't need to use my bee kit. Lots of folks are allergic- few carry an Ana Kit. Sure would be stupid to die when you could have treated it.
  392. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Run Friday

    It was close to 5 but Nobody else was at the take out to see me power slide within 2" of the trailer stop- except the fish check lady... and she didn't seem impressed--- but D was. Of course he likes to chase TUNA with me ;)
  393. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Run Friday

    Yep. Thought parking in a dark canyon between huge commercial boats was a good idea. But one had a bright deck light on all night .... Mr D knows TUNA. It's nice having someone who can bend and lift :)
  394. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Run Friday

    What a week, Had to replace the brake assembly on the boat trailer, My 1 T Dodge has a camper on it that is at the RV shop for repairs, Buddies Dodge has issues, and Tides didn't want to cooperate earlier in the week. So with great forecasts for Friday buddy Mike brought his Tahoe over to...
  395. GregE

    Saltwater Heading out WP

    We ended past the 00 / 00 straight out Landed 13. Temp didn't get over 62 and stayed cool until the X.
  396. GregE

    Saltwater TUNA NUMBERS for Sat 9-20-08

    Nothing has touched one on a fast crank or jigging action. Sure wish I'd know that could have same some tired arms I did catch a blue shark on a swim bait......
  397. GregE

    Saltwater TUNA NUMBERS for Sat 9-20-08

    I took the BIG hook........... :0
  398. GregE

    Saltwater TUNA NUMBERS for Sat 9-20-08

    Thanks for the share!! 50 miles is loong run for the Arima- hope we run across some fat hungry ones on the way Friday ;)
  399. GregE

    Saltwater Fire then fizzle then dead. WP tuna 9/2

    Good luck on the ELK Erik!! Be patient and follow thru
  400. GregE

    Thursday PM Ice Share WP ??

    Still hoping to share- hate to waste 1/2 tote but we have little room 360 791 4517
  401. GregE

    Saltwater Fire then fizzle then dead. WP tuna 9/2

    thanks guys, good reminders. Heading over tomorrow to ice up and launch for Friday. I'll watch for you Tye
  402. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Yep, that's a problem though we are only fishing 3 I was going to move the tank forward and reroute the overflow thru the deck scupper but that restricts moving the kill bags and cooler- not much dance floor on the Arima with the storage box seats.
  403. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Yes and yes though we have put two in there. Overcrowding will/ has increase(ed) bait loss Tank worked well last week- hope to use it again Friday
  404. GregE

    Saltwater WP Tuna

    NO angles............ But it does happen. BIG chomp wow
  405. GregE

    Saltwater Labor Day love

    OOoooohh you guys have me all sweaty!! Friday is a long way off. How big ## are the hogs Vance? Seems the early N report fish were mid teen size - I'm watching both directions and getting all worked up. :)
  406. GregE

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    The catcher sure messed up the loins. Glad Merinos put out a correction
  407. GregE

    Saltwater Ice at west port

    Looking for Ice share Thursday PM Good infor above
  408. GregE

    Thursday PM Ice Share WP ??

    I can't get out until Friday ( who set three appts this week ?!?!? ) We usually go over the afternoon before to pick up ice at WP Seafood but the smaller Arima will barely handle a 1/2 tote. Anybody with similar schedule want to share a tote about 4:30? G
  409. GregE

    Saltwater First Time Tuna

    X2 The worm has turned for you now..... ;) G
  410. GregE

    Saltwater First Time Tuna

    A BIG congratulations and WELKome to the dark side. I've been looking at that warm water bubble N of Grays Canyon but can't get out until Friday. What is another summer Chin kwikfish downer ?
  411. GregE

    Saltwater CR Bar crossing Mon 9/2

    Max ebb ( and flood ) occurs during the middle 1/3 of the tidal exchange period. The greater the difference between hi and lo tide- the faster the exchange will be. Over 3 kts and I'm avoiding it. The first and last third will be slower. Look up LeRoy's Meanderings and read the crossing the...
  412. GregE

    Saltwater 9-1 tuna

    OK, gotta ask-- What is that??
  413. GregE

    I Lost August

    That pic makes my skin crawl...... No way to avoid idiots
  414. GregE

    Saltwater CR 8/30 WFO tuna fishing.

    Argggghhh Boat trailer is in for repair and won't be ready until Tuesday..... And the dentist has me that day SAve me a few ;)
  415. GregE

    Saltwater 8/25 Westport Express Tuna

    Huge dance floor- envious. :) Nice trip report, thanks.
  416. GregE

    Saltwater 8/25 Ilawco Tuna

    Nice sized fish and Great first TUNA run!!
  417. GregE

    Saltwater Garibaldi OTC report

    Glad it worked out for you - Patience and Persistence pay off. Thanks for the report and pictures
  418. GregE

    Saltwater The Baitstop

    You guys are just too calm... :)
  419. GregE

    Tuna Sunday:)

    Man it's been two years since we had a Tuna on deck.. I feel like a rookie after last Saturday's Skunk. I felt bad for my Vet buddy who lost his wife 10 days ago. That trip was my effort to distract him from the sorrow for a while. It did, but could have been better. G
  420. GregE

    Saltwater SlapShot’s Saturday tuna run

    Actually you just left a bait stop- only a couple rods out. ;)
  421. GregE

    Saltwater SlapShot’s Saturday tuna run

    She's BIG on the water too and passed us about 7 am like she wasn't breathing hard. This was taken about 1 and zoomed in. Click for the large view
  422. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna 8-24

    Sure looks like our Osprey we sold- new style floor panel and transom doors Well done. How do you ice all those?
  423. GregE

    Saltwater Mayhem WFO Tuna

    Heard the call about the jackpole, sure wish we'd picked up the 'come on down' info. We only hooked one on a troll and one Big one on bait and both broke lines. Brought the skunk home and Lots of ice. So sorry about the injury. Hope the reconstruction and healing goes well. Tuna Trip plus...
  424. GregE

    Saltwater The Baitstop

    We carry some old flat tip screwdrivers to spike them. Works great and less hazard to those fishing.
  425. GregE

    X Rap Hook Change

    Correct Swede, red 5/0 Gami to try. TUNA hooks coming tomorrow Thanks for the comments
  426. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Off The Hook

    Nice fish!! But how could you tell the jumper was on a pee break?!?!
  427. GregE

    How to fix X-Rap, Rapala plugs, fix hooks, run true

    Thanks for the bump- Fisherman have many opinions- surprised? and thanks for the Trible smile
  428. GregE

    X Rap Hook Change

    Trebles can be a hazard and tough to remove when things are hopping. I modified a couple X Raps to see if less is better. Whatcha think? G
  429. GregE

    Tuna Saturday out of WP

    You're counting on Genie Aye for that Eric ?!?!? Hope he's on the radio- don't need a boat name for that voice :)
  430. GregE

    Tuna Saturday out of WP

    Stephen We are taking the Arima 22 Kodak II out Saturday and the buyer of Osprey Kodak ( don't know new boat name ) is also. 68 or ?? PM your phone # and email please. Radar added- need to update pic
  431. GregE

    Greg Eastman [email protected] 360 791 4517 c Hope to find some albies Saturday. We haven't...

    Greg Eastman [email protected] 360 791 4517 c Hope to find some albies Saturday. We haven't been out for TUNA in nearly two years
  432. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna Off The Hook

    This was Tuesday? What kind of seas did you encounter? My crew was cautious about the afternoon forecast so we backed out- We're waaay slower than Mark's express boats
  433. GregE

    Saltwater 8-18 CR Tuna

    Nice fish, boat and report!! I've not launched at Ilwaco but am thinking about doing it Saturday. Where can you ice up? Bait source?
  434. GregE

    I Need Ice Tuesday- Share??

    Marinos has good salt flake ice- not sure what time they open... 9-6 doesn't help for a 6 am launch thanks for the offer- we have lots of coolers a half tote and not much room. Looks like the NOAA SCA is going to shut us down for Tuesday
  435. GregE

    Saltwater 2 - 4 - 21 went the bait stops

    Yep, need some washdown help. Look to be mid teens, any bigger ones? Great report- even from memory. Heading out Tuesday- hopefully without the sloppy run out
  436. GregE

    I Need Ice Tuesday- Share??

    I don't have room on the Arima 22 for a a half tote- let alone the 800# I took on Kodak. Hoping to find someone to share a tote that morning at Westport Seafood or ?? . I need a large cooler and two kill bags partially filled and hate to not have a plan in place PM works or call 360 506 9312...
  437. GregE

    Saltwater WP 8/18 Tuna

    Thanks for the report. Keep Dad on board :) Didn't see how far out you went....... We are looking at Tuesday
  438. GregE

    Taking a Buddy WP Friday

    We backed off WP until maybe Tuesday and had to move some appliances today. Going to check the bait tank system on Hood Canal Saturday and hopefully find some salmon who'd like a ride in the boat.
  439. GregE

    Tuna run 08/18

    Looking at Tuesday. Just hope they are still around....
  440. GregE

    Saltwater Shark week out of Ilwaco with a side of tuna

    Nurse sharks can be bigger than blues
  441. GregE

    Taking a Buddy WP Friday

    UgH SCAs into Sat. May try MOnday- just hope this blow doesn't move the fish out. I missed the one week close in two years ago 'by thaaaat much' I haven't researched S Sound and Kingston parking is reported bad. Any hints for tomorrow?
  442. GregE

    Taking a Buddy WP Friday

    Thanks guys. I'll let others know what we find- when we go. I'd checked the tides but will look again. I'll need about 15 gallons of shave ice -115 cooler and one kill bag. Not the tote I'm used to getting. Hope to split a load with someone. Lost my phone with all my contact #s for ice...
  443. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 8/11-12/19

    BTW, Kim H and FinFinn helped crew. Nice to have some experience on board.
  444. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 8/11-12/19

    Happy for your success and details. 7 years ago I went out on the Gold Rush with Kevin and learned from that experience enough to try it on our boat the following week. Didn't have a good water pick up for my home made tank so bait didn't last but managed to boat 9 including one triple on...
  445. GregE

    Taking a Buddy WP Friday

    I met Hank in 1985 when I was stationed at Ft Lewis. He invited me to join him in his Grandpa's home built wooden 12' boat for sea run cuts along the Kitsap Peninsula. We flogged a lot of water since then and he and Patty have been dear friends with my late wife and now with Judy. Hank hasn't...
  446. GregE

    Saltwater Taking a Buddy WP Friday

    watch this space - trip report to follow- can't find a delete Posted to WA Fishing before I got called a rookie G
  447. GregE

    Saltwater Westport salmon 8/12

    Amen to both comments. Thanks for the smile.
  448. GregE

    Tuna Tuesday

    43/24 good fishing Hmm, are those reversed?? Northing first... If not - that's close!! Looks like a hammerhead Eric. 1300' rise, wow
  449. GregE

    Saltwater Westport tuna run....8/9-8/10

    Judy says "Pond water" Nice close up pics, thanks!!
  450. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Arima 21 from Oly caught 36 last week ( my deck count ). That's too many for me- space and carking wise
  451. GregE

    Saltwater First family tuna run

    NICE!! And glassy smooth too
  452. GregE

    Saltwater Overnight tuna

    Agree with that... Rafting out is fun in sail boats. Our first tuna trip in 2011 was a charter out of Ilwaco that left at 0200. Ended up near Guide Canyon ( learned later ). OK, back to the OP's question........ :) thought I'd posted this.
  453. GregE

    Saltwater Initial Tuna run

    Good on you and your crew!! Why wouldn't you trailer from Tacoma to Westport?
  454. GregE

    Saltwater Overnight tuna

    Why? They are in close compared to previous years
  455. GregE

    Saltwater Tons of tuna

    Those rods sure bend deeply.. What size Tuna? the ones I could see weren't huge
  456. GregE

    26 osprey repower

    I don't remember if our thru hull is 15 or 20 offset, but the location is the same. Sure like those FG hatches. 1" Starboard is Heavy I added the SS washers to the bracket mount. Osprey used aluminum and when I put the 300 Suzi on they just didn't look strong enough. Probably were but err on...
  457. GregE

    Saltwater Westport salmon report

    read the reporting/ posting grids sticky- linked N ( lat )is always first when both lat / long are given
  458. GregE

    Saltwater Neah Bay Chinook Closure: No Problem

    Thanks guys, I can be slow, but careful ;)
  459. GregE

    Saltwater Neah Bay Chinook Closure: No Problem

    Hard to beat a Palomar- but you'd need a big loop to go around the plug. I'm converting my trebles to siwash- what size? I have several. Don't want to slow the action Richard- 'Just for Butts' doesn't clarify. Need to buy tag in person just for butts or ??
  460. GregE

    Saltwater Neah Bay Chinook Closure: No Problem

    Nice big King and great pic!! Did they drop the requirement that you have to buy your Canadian license for those areas in person? ( adjacent to Swift Sure? ) Other areas you can get on line when I checked last year.
  461. GregE

    Taking some vets for wtc

    Give them a big HOOAH from me. :)
  462. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Steve, I have friends with a 21 that have put over 20 on board. The Sea Legend 22 is quite a bit heavier and could handle more - but I'm finicky about proper icing and care. The most I had on Kodak was 26 and that's with 5 fishing. Figure 3, maybe 4 on the SL. I'll have to use the half round...
  463. GregE

    Good luck to all at WTC this year!

    TX in August?!?! Good grief Mike
  464. GregE

    Taking some vets for wtc

    Good on ya Rod!! Wish I could help
  465. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Got the cedar cut- raises the tank 8". I'll need to mount it securely. The bigger challenge is removing the old screen/ intake. It is glued in ( I hope it's not 5200 ) and then mounting the pump in the sump hold. Any tips for loosening glue without messing up gel coat?
  466. GregE

    2 Chinook at Westport Aug 10

    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 August 7, 2019 Westport anglers may retain two Chinook as part of salmon daily limit beginning Saturday, Aug. 10 Action: Anglers may retain up to two...
  467. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Vance, you want butter on that? I agree the 300 isn't sufficient- but the 800 I have is. It fills the 22 gal / 209 # tank in about 5 minutes and worked well- even when I forget the dip net. The tank pump draws from the group 27 house maintained by the ACR. No swim step on the Arimas...
  468. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    'Tis a long story. We had an Arima Sea Legend and let it go to Dutch Harbor AK. Ended up with the Osprey 26 and an Arima 19 for short trips- until SWMBH found the skip top. Both the 19 and Osprey have new homes and I need some time to get this one set up. Added fresh electronics including...
  469. GregE

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Talk about bad timing- just got back from a 5 day trip for a wedding in Wyoming Sold Kodak last week Haven't figured out the plumbing to connect the bait tank in the Arima 22 (soon to be Kodak II ) The honey do list and WA Tuna Classic are going to keep me off the water for a while. Tuna are...
  470. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna Sat. Sun.

    Please post a pic of the irons- may have to expand my inventory. Did you use live bait also?
  471. GregE

    Saltwater Its on. Tuna died out of the CR today. Great fishing.

    Would love to Tim But I’m reading this in Wyoming. :(
  472. GregE

    Area 9 open for Chinook Jul 31 - Aug 3

    July 30, 2019 Chinook salmon retention to reopen in Marine Area 9 Action: Reopens Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will to hatchery Chinook retention. Effective dates: Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Species affected: Hatchery Chinook salmon. Location: Marine Area 9...
  473. GregE

    Saltwater Good Times on the High Seas

    Very nice all around- except the ice..... Great pics!! Like your fish TV :)
  474. GregE

    Osprey 26 w Suzuki 300 for sale

    Yep. Closed the deal today- she's going to a good home. Watch for KODAK II
  475. GregE

    Saltwater Loaded the boat.

    Vance, Darrel, Mark and many other Captains are great about sharing info!! Applause!!!
  476. GregE

    Saltwater 7/26 tuna report

    Looks like you did go west. Thanks for the intel!!
  477. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna 24/7/19

    Good deal, but I'm having trouble seeing pictures..... ;) G
  478. GregE

    Bait Tank Pump without a Scoop?

    Mine was corrected with one like Genie Aye posted
  479. GregE


    We hoped it would happen soon.. Love the three boat group shot!!!
  480. GregE

    The Brotherhood is stong

    WELKome to the Bois de Arc fellowship. Know your effective range, aim thru the follow thru, don't peek.
  481. GregE

    Osprey 26 w Suzuki 300 for sale

    George/ Odin7 We'll have a ceremony to purge the fish spooks as well as the name removal :)
  482. GregE

    Deck Repair Help

    Left him a message Ryan thanks. Bo, I know the way..... Your guys did a nice job on the tree/ gunnel encounter. Not this boat BTW
  483. GregE

    Osprey 26 w Suzuki 300 for sale

    I've been waffling for a while Tim- should have posted this last spring but have been reluctant to. Finally realized we aren't getting younger .... miaf- wrong! Contigency- always have a plan B
  484. GregE

    Osprey 26 w Suzuki 300 for sale

    Thanks for looking. The buyer seems serious, we are working details. Eric, I mentioned to a guy that I was considering selling and he informed a friend that was looking for a larger, family friendly boat.... Here's one of my TUNA trips that discusses some performance #s...
  485. GregE

    Osprey 26 w Suzuki 300 for sale

    I've been dragging feet but it's time to find a a buyer that will use this set up more than I have. 2004 Osprey 26 Long Cabin with factory off shore bracket Suzuki (2011? ) 300 with 484 hours Suzuki 14 kicker on hydraulic lift Shorelander aluminum rail trailer tandem with power winch Furuno...
  486. GregE

    Deck Repair Help

    Part of the deck over the fuel tank in front of the door is spongy- the fiber glass isn't bonded to the teak plywood from water around the access ports. I'm getting an estimate from Puget Marina in Oly, and was wondering if there is another shop or person in S Sound area I should check with...
  487. GregE

    Saltwater West of the 126...Eh

    That's really kind Erik. :) Critter Cove and all of Nootka Sound is a special place. Hope to get back up there.
  488. GregE

    Saltwater Sekiu Neah Inaugural Trip

    Fun read- and yes those mussels look huge
  489. GregE

    Westport 7/16

    Take good notes Eric- we are hoping to make it out soon May be in the Arima 22
  490. GregE

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

    X 2 That report needs a Heading/ Source
  491. GregE

    Saltwater Neahbay Successful

    Buddy bailed out Sat due to heavy fog. I'm hoping to get back out of NB for some Kings are they getting smaller? Mid teens last weekend. We stopped counting whales there were so many 8 days ago.
  492. GregE

    First time for everything

    That's cold
  493. GregE

    Saltwater Westport salmon 7/5, 7/6

    There ya go, thanks Paul. I was going to call for some intel hoping to take a neighbor out but my kicker isn't starting
  494. GregE

    Radar/gps/sonar combo

    Bought the Garmin 1242 XSV last year and added a Garmin 18 Fatom. Nice interface with radar overlay of the plotter chart so you don't need to split the screen for the radar. Just wish I had another $500 to get the touch screen but that went to 12" vs 10. Talk to Gil. He told me the XD isn't...
  495. GregE

    Saltwater Neah Hali...

    Fresh bait anywhere up there? Oh yeah and whales all over between the trawlers. Some places it was surface to bottom bait ball
  496. GregE

    Saltwater Neah Bay 27-30 June

    Had some last minute delays getting up to Neah Bay and lost a side curtain on the way. Always something. Got the boat launched at last light and we were boat # 5 in a 70 ' slip on A dock. A helpful boater caught the bow so we could make a 90 turn in a tight space with boats on either side...
  497. GregE

    Lost Side Curtain Hwy 3

    Yep noticed flapping just S of Poulsbo on Hwy 3 and the side curtain From our skip top Arima departed earlier. Maybe I 5 from Olympia Hwy 16 across Narrows.... Blue canvas trim Greg ever hopeful Will be on A 8 dock in Neah Bay thru Sunday with the blue tarp on starboard side ;)
  498. GregE

    Lift in Westport?

    Must be that gravelly voice..... You can always tell Paul on the radio- just can't tell him much ;)
  499. GregE

    Marine areas 1-10 to open for halibut fishing Friday, June 28

    Hard to keep up with all the changes..... g WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 June 24, 2019 Marine areas 1-10 to open for halibut fishing Friday, June 28 Action: In addition to days...
  500. GregE

    Nothing to get excited about here...

    Yep, that's how we Older folks roll....... :) Of course sometimes that means we miss the 6 day window of opporTUNAty.
  501. GregE

    pretty cool. Check this out if you use electric reels

    Good idea DB, thanks Others : Pictures please....... or -- you know...... ;)
  502. GregE

    More halibut days in MA3/4

    Well Howdy. I was looking for an opportunity
  503. GregE

    PSA Ocean Meetings?

  504. GregE


    Double Hot Diggity- but I have a Lot to get ready- I was expecting Late July. Mark is so good about sharing info and scouting .... :) G
  505. GregE

    One time at band camp 2011

    Hard to miss Todd in the video.
  506. GregE

    Ocean Salmon opens June 22

    Looking forward to finding some salmon- we didn't do much last year. Recreational salmon fishing opens June 22 in Washington’s ocean waters OLYMPIA – Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday, June 22. That’s when all four marine...
  507. GregE

    PSA Ocean Meetings?

    Wondering too ?? Maybe we got voted out Rick...
  508. GregE

    Saltwater Piggy Lingcod

    GregE said: ↑ Wowser!!! How deep was it? All the way at the bottom... I Shoulda known better......... ;)
  509. GregE

    Saltwater Piggy Lingcod

    Wowser!!! How deep was it?
  510. GregE

    Self guided boat rental in Sitka?

    Eric, how long will you have in Sitka? The cruise we just got back from has limited time in port. Love your opptimism but don't don't your plan will work. 15 years ago I was able to book a 1/2 day charter trip in Ketchican since we had a 8 hour shore time. You may have better luck arranging...
  511. GregE

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    If you change from wire to braid replace the rollers on the end of your boom - wire grooves in the plastic will fray braid. ( Scotty experience )
  512. GregE

    Saltwater Mondo Condo shrimp pot

    I met the CA EZ Pull company at the Portland Sportsman's show Got a Garmin Radar $300 under list. I have their contact info someplace if needed. G
  513. GregE

    WA License $$ Donation for Vets

    I'm not disabled to that level. thanks for the thought- I found the info in last year's regs
  514. GregE

    WA License $$ Donation for Vets

    Good to see that others have this available. Being waaay over 65 and with a VA disability rating- my savings were $65 but yes, every little bit helps :) Gate keys......??? ;)
  515. GregE

    WA License $$ Donation for Vets

    Getting old isn't great but every now and then........ I went to Verle's to get my 2019/ 20 License and was greatly surprised when it showed $0.0 for my fishing and hunting licenses and tags. Endorsements were charged but Wow!! They had not seen this before either but I am disabled and...
  516. GregE

    Saltwater Bottom fishing report...Westport

    Mark is always helpful to others and willing to assist with fish reports. I'm glad to count him among our fishing friends.
  517. GregE

    Drowning explained

    I watched a off duty soldier dive off a fishing pier on a Ft Hood Texas lake. He swam a bit then turned his face toward his buddies - and sank. I threw a life ring and the buddies dove after him. Too late Keep this going- I'm sharing on some other web sites.
  518. GregE

    Saltwater Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica

    Very nice, great family pics too!!? Costa Rica is on my wish list. got some info on your charter?
  519. GregE

    Early June salmon Seward or ??

    Previous returns are not guaranteed this time......... or words to that effect :) Got that.... I'm wondering who has some experience there, charter recommendations etc
  520. GregE

    Early June salmon Seward or ??

    Judy has been after me to cruise to AK and we are finalizing plans for a one way cruise with a day or two for fishing before flying back. Standard Vancouver BC inland passage route stops Ketchican, Juneau Skagway etc My last cruise about 15 years ago I had a 1/2 salmon trip in Ketchican- good...
  521. GregE

    Stopped by ACI today

    We'd call that an Aluminum Shadow if that were an airplane
  522. GregE

    Clam Digging

    Twin Harbors was jammed with people at 4:30. Most were gone by 5:30 when we left with 2 limits G Large shows- this was silver dollar sized ( remember those?? )
  523. GregE

    Saltwater A great afternoon on the beach

    WEnt S of WEstport Mon afternoon. Limits for 2 in about an hour, A few big ones but lots of 4" -
  524. GregE

    Clam Digging

    The Hat must have scared them off Eric
  525. GregE

    Clam Digging

    WE didn't make it over today - In laws facing a medical challenge Maybe Monday to Twin Harbors. Any reports?
  526. GregE

    Clam Digging

    Taking my granddaughter and hubby over Sun afternoon. Hoping we can find some shows. May have to build a pounder tonight
  527. GregE

    Navionics question

    That's quite a canyon Jasper!!
  528. GregE

    Westport clamming Feb 2-3

    Canceled our trip this time. Planning to be there the next low tide- probably Sat or Sun. Bringing the granddaughter's family to help them learn what a show looks like
  529. GregE

    Winter fishing....

    Sorry you'll miss the Manta dive. I did that about 15 years ago and it is a great experience. I had one tap my head at the bottom of the loop it was making in the krill- the reason you can't have snorkel tubes. If you go make sure you have enough ballast - I had to hold a rock to keep on...
  530. GregE

    Sad day in Newport OR.

    Yep ( legal for Licensed vessels it said ) As they were licensed they could cross. More important is ' should' they
  531. GregE

    Sad day in Newport OR.

    Night crossing a closed bar due to rough seas ( legal for Licensed vessels it said ) Local knowledge shortage?? Old ( not bold ) pilot saying I try to apply to every day life " 'tis better to be on the ground wishing you were flying than in the air wishing you were on the ground"
  532. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Yellowtail

    Read up on Albacore tuna. Seem to remember them looking like this....
  533. GregE

    Halibut 2019

    Wow, they sure priced out those who just can come up 3 or 4 days during the month. G
  534. GregE


    Nice BTs. Looks like a solid stand set up Good luck guys. Whats the black line?
  535. GregE

    Heading to Wyoming

    Heading back for antlerless season Nov 1-12. Was planning to leave tomorrow but it's been 64 degrees at 7000'.......... Elk in the high desert sage are tough to spot so hoping for some snow- a little is due next Mon / tue so leaving Fri may work. Photo from last October
  536. GregE

    Night clamming tips

    Sorry BB, I was moving some things today and thought I'd take a pic while it was out... As we pilots often say: High speed, Low drag and last a Long time
  537. GregE

    Heading to Wyoming

    I related to the old, gray and crooked tree..... We packed up while the first rain since July poured with hail.... and witnessed a rainbow below us. We are planning to go back for the Nov 1- 12 antlerless season- no TUNA this year so I better bring back an ELK for the freezer.. :) Have I...
  538. GregE

    Heading to Wyoming

    Strangely this year the early rifle for Mule deer is open on top of my hunt. I saw three bowhunters and several hundred gun hunters ( most driving around ) in 10 days. Shane took me about 25 miles N but the area we wanted to hunt was blocked off by the FS folks for ' potential fire danger'. We...
  539. GregE

    Heading to Wyoming

    OK here's some details and pictures Shane helped set up camp then we took the ATVs out for an orientation tour and to check for critter sign. At 9000' there is no O2 so we took it slow. At 73 being able to ride near a hunting area before using boot leather is a big plus. The next day I took...
  540. GregE

    Heading to Wyoming

    Hmmm, late report starting with the trip back 21 hours driving home. We put a lot of miles on wheels and boots- Saw 25 + deer, 4 moose, dozens of pronghorn, 4 grouse, 30 bluebirds, lots of hawks..... and one ELK for a very short time. Hope to try again Here's the comment my sponsor/ guide...
  541. GregE

    Night clamming tips

    Here's a better pic of the Tomato cage light holder. Works better with a light and upright
  542. GregE

    Deep water life vest

    Fully agree with Lawrence!! We have the D ring models and clip on when going out on the out board bracket to clear lines out of the prop etc,
  543. GregE

    Medical ins question

    I like his response..... just lost everything in my my email in box.....
  544. GregE

    Night clamming tips

    The lantern stand is a wire tomato cage copied from friend Al's. bend the wire ends in a U to fit and fasten with large hose clamp Looking for shows from a low angle helps
  545. GregE

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

    That was a fun read and great pics!! :)
  546. GregE

    Saltwater 10/13 or 10/14 Tuna Trip who’s going?

    Thanks for the interesting report- and way to stay after 'em!!
  547. GregE

    2007 1-ton dodge dually 6.7L diesel

    Can't tell what's on the front bumper.... ? Looks interesting. If the truck buyer doesn't want the canopy- keep me on the list for it please '07 Dodge 3500 Greg
  548. GregE

    Saltwater 10/13 or 10/14 Tuna Trip who’s going?

    I was really hoping someone had a few tied up :(
  549. GregE

    Heading to Wyoming

    Still sorting and packing this AM but will be on the road about noon arriving at Big Piney WY tomorrow for some ELK. May not have access to the web thru the end of the month- so you folks play nice - and save some TUNA for us. 11 years ago I asked if she could skin ELK and she said, "I can...
  550. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    Silly sideways pics..... Hunt story and pics to follow next month-- ( but you knew that )
  551. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    Why does ELK season overlap some of the best Salmon and TUNA ??? The area in Wyoming for our ELK hunt allows ATV on many roads. WE had planned to use a toy hauler trailer for one and the pickup bed for the other along with coolers etc. Plan B, use our 5 x 12 cargo trailer for both. Measuring...
  552. GregE

    Where did the tuna go!???

    Were they BIG mackerel ?? ;)
  553. GregE

    Headed out sat for Albacore

    HOpe you all do well- watching for some reports. I'm still a couple weeks away from being able to take KODAK out........
  554. GregE

    Quality elk tag drawn!

    Pretty High already. Nice 6
  555. GregE

    Saltwater MA 13 Chinook?

    Good first report- well done fishing too!! G
  556. GregE

    Saltwater Sure Sounds Slow for Albacore....

    Listen to Ken Look up Tommy Donlin on FB Not sure what's going on around Depot Bay.. Are the whales still there?
  557. GregE

    Saltwater MA 2x(6+10)-29

    7 ? Nice looking fish and crab!
  558. GregE

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    Mike, check with Ernies W Oly. 360 485 7069
  559. GregE

    Saltwater ilwaco albacore 8-11

    Yes we do!! Nice pic too :)
  560. GregE

    Saltwater Finally got a State Record!

    Well written Marcus!!
  561. GregE

    Atta bouy

    MM- are you leading the pack or the cheering section? ;)
  562. GregE

    Saltwater My Daughter sets New Record!

    Good plan, well researched and executed! Nice pics too :)
  563. GregE

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

    You're a helpful man Ken. Glad to know ya :)
  564. GregE

    Parker 2310 Walkaround For Sale

    Well done ad, great pics!!
  565. GregE

    Post WTC tuna reports

    thanks for the #s. I'm staying hopeful...... but not loaded up yet. These old bones need some closer action.
  566. GregE

    Quality elk tag drawn!

    Looking forward to a hunt report and pictures!! :)
  567. GregE


    Hmmm, I spent 20 years in the Army so am used to poor food- so I could probably survive testing your recipe results....... ;) Looks interesting. I'd ask how it works on salmon- but knowing your aversion.....
  568. GregE

    Saltwater Westport Tuna 7/30

    Please deposit another .25c I'll be ready in a couple weeks Chuck, save a couple for us. :)
  569. GregE

    Anybody heading to Westport Friday

    Both kids are fishing the WTC with me this year, can't wait. How cool is that?!?!
  570. GregE

    Saltwater Second run and same tuna numbers

    What a splendid mess!! Looks like hand lines.......
  571. GregE

    Saltwater Northern Tuna

    That's true dedication :)
  572. GregE

    Loan a couple 65-80# vertical jig/popper rigs?

    True that Steve. Looking forward to a popper/ jig report.
  573. GregE

    Saltwater Tuna slow start but big finish

    Yea!! What time did you get back to WP?
  574. GregE

    Saltwater Neah 2018, Round 2 with kids!

    Very enjoyable pics, Thanks!! G
  575. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    Hunting near Bridger Wilderness on State Forest lands. This is what that part of Wyoming looks like in October. I do love the golden quakies
  576. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    I'm not shooting too much too soon. Building up muscles and not messing up form by shooting a few arrows every day or two. I shot Friday AM and they were level at 50 yards but 6 " right. That evening I moved the sight and then shot three at 50- Golf ball size group. :) I'll not mess with the...
  577. GregE

    Saltwater First albacore run

    Good deal!! always appreciate good reports!!
  578. GregE

    EGR Delete

    Replace or delete?
  579. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    Thank you. Not sure when you served but those of my era say " Welcome Home"
  580. GregE

    Saltwater First Salmon...

    great family time pics!!
  581. GregE

    Bait tank drain question

    Shouildn't the overflow go over the transom or through a scupper.?
  582. GregE

    PSA Ocean Anglers July 21 meeting

    It shows the May meeting with Kevin
  583. GregE

    PSA Ocean Anglers July 21 meeting

    On line Pay pal renewal works. Web page needs updating......
  584. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    Wyoming Game and Fish regs came. Plans are still up in the air but the do list is growing. Shooting and hiking each day is paying off but lots more conditioning is needed. Learned that lesson 20 years ago in Colorado at 9000' NO air up there Anybody else getting ready?
  585. GregE

    Saltwater Salmon sucks so how far are the tuna.

    Puget Sound Anglers Ocean Chapter meeting is this Saturday. Topic is FF but you can bet a lot of Tuna discussions will be going on too. Worth the trip to meet lots of anglers like your self = Network
  586. GregE

    Saltwater Neah was.... "good"

    Amen to that!! Great pictures!! Good setup with the epirb on the PFD. which model is that?
  587. GregE

    Finally, my time of the year starts Sunday

    Save a space for me on the ADA boat ;)
  588. GregE

    Bowhunting in WY this year

    WA ELK season usually starts Sep 8 but I've been approved to hunt with Hunting with Heroes in Wyoming this year. Vets and active duty with VA approved disabilities of 50% or more. That's great for me as I do well getting one down- but need Lots of help getting one out...
  589. GregE


    Maybe its an Union meeting....
  590. GregE

    Saltwater Fell off the wagon today and chased the dragon

    thanks for the update Steve. Are shapes a separate story?? :) Beautiful day, tons of sea life, or “shapes” and greasy smooth water.
  591. GregE

    Saltwater Fell off the wagon today and chased the dragon

    OK, now I'm tracking------- thanks. As one who has L1- S1 fused ( ribs to hips ) take care of that back.
  592. GregE

    Saltwater Fell off the wagon today and chased the dragon

    OK, I'm confused......... I thought Mike had a NR. Was Steve there too? BaD backs are such a pain.....
  593. GregE

    Saltwater Its on. Tuna died out of the CR today.

    Link to Mark's report..
  594. GregE

    Saltwater MA2 salmon opener - yawn

    wow!! Smooth water too :)
  595. GregE

    God Bless America......

    Naaah, wrong post this one: Now Lets Go tuna fishing and quit pussy footing around :)
  596. GregE

    God Bless America......

    Hey.......... read his first line again :)
  597. GregE

    Saltwater Fish report, dont remember what area...

    Made in BC ( Gold River ? ) The owners of Critter Cove on Nootka Sound make them
  598. GregE

    Finally, my time of the year starts Sunday

    Well, post it up for us folks who don't have it....... maybe a little preview :)
  599. GregE

    Saltwater Lapush 6/23

    OK, TonyG...;) 2nd, smaller dogfish double.,
  600. GregE

    Advice for driving with a camper?

    Practice backing in a BIG parking lot. You can't see the boat start to turn behind the camper unless you have real wide mirrors and maybe some flags out from the boat to keep in view
  601. GregE

    Saltwater Lapush 6/23

    Wow, sure beats my dogfish double.... :)
  602. GregE

    Saltwater Raging Cajun First go at the ocean. Success!

    Tighten the friction control on the throttle quadrant. My first trip with wireless I bumped the throttle full on while turning near the dock---- don't be that guy.
  603. GregE

    Saltwater CQ Thursday, Good, Bad and Ugly

    I was planning on having the Osprey 26 Long Cabin offshore bracket and 300 Suzi ....on the market by now. Still have a couple projects to complete. but....... :)
  604. GregE

    Saltwater CQ Thursday, Good, Bad and Ugly

    EJ- sage words!! Chuck, nope. still too many boats in the yard. Kodak is looking better each time I take the 22 out in chop...... ... and those were the small dogfish... ;)
  605. GregE

    Saltwater CQ Thursday, Good, Bad and Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger/ smarter .... I had to take 49 yo son Jeff in for dental surgery Weds at 750 so made arrangements for buddy Mike to meet me at 1 to load his stuff then head to CQ to launch then meet buddy Rocky. That was the...
  606. GregE

    Looking for Neah Bay Lodging Needy Brother Round 2 July 5-8.

    Nice efforts in information and opportunity sharing!!
  607. GregE

    CQ Thursday ??

    Sorry didn't see your post until just now at home Chris We should have gone to NB, CQ was rough , and had to back down to the westerlies most of the day and 10-12 mph was about the best we could do coming back. Caught 10 dog fish including Two doubles.... rah!
  608. GregE

    CQ Thursday ??

    Pat, Steve, Jeff and Mark and earlier posters- thank you. Our friend Rocky has a place at Coho Estates and knows that Clallam Bay area well so we'll probably end up there. Kibitzing with friends is fun too. But I may head W toward the calmer forecast. I'll be using Kodak though we are...
  609. GregE

    CQ Thursday ??

    Wow, SCA for eastern straits for tomorrow and 20-30 winds Thurs Go W of Clallam bay it gets a Whole lot better. Were meeting a buddy at Sekiu- but ------- may be convinced to go out of NB. How's the dock space...
  610. GregE

    Saltwater TTTUUUUNNNAAAAA....

    I like that bow line- bet she cuts nicely. I hope you get a chance to relax a bit on your quest- lots of long days went into your prep- she does look great. Hope to see you on the water when they get into normal range for us more restricted boaters- Hope we don't need SSB to talk with you. :)
  611. GregE

    Saltwater Somewhere in the straits

    Clean boat, clean fish. Way to go!!
  612. GregE

    CQ Thursday ??

    Planning to take the Arima 22 to Seiku Wednesday afternoon to chase some 'buts and bottom fish Thursday- assuming they haven't closed that day already. Anybody else heading that way? Wondering about the highway situation along Crescent Lk, launch at Van Rippers and Olsons, Helpful hints or...
  613. GregE

    Mail Box Theft

    Thanks folks. Kim, An axe?!?!? gonna bust a door open or ??? Steve, dead end private road makes for easy pickins. Several mail box and break ins have happened. Tweakers next door doesn't help. Had my 16 ' Crestliner taken from my 600' drive way by a friend of the neighbors several years ago...
  614. GregE

    Mail Box Theft

    Thanks for the ideas. Retired so my 'work address' is real close :) My trail cameras cover the 600 ' drive- I'll move one closer to the mailbox. I've been thinking about signs- that is an idea worth pursuing. I know Law Enforcement does little about this type of theft. Kickers don't qualify...
  615. GregE

    Mail Box Theft

    I was expecting three packages Monday and I checked at 12:15 and envelopes and catalogs were there but no boxes. About 2 I checked Amazon USPS tracking showed they were left in the mailbox at 11:36. About 4 a neighbor that lives a couple miles away drove up with one box that he found in the...
  616. GregE

    Saltwater Neah Bay 5/27

    WE have some well read and knowledgeable folks on here. With all the confusion on the regs from them how is Joe Snuffy going to know what's what?!?!
  617. GregE

    Suspicious people of westport

    Isn't this disparaging the people of Westport?
  618. GregE

    Saltwater Sekiu newbie for Hali

    Stormin Norman I like it. Nice pictures too. G
  619. GregE

    Saltwater Shrimpn South Canal

    Crackerbox Joe took a couple pictures. First was as the fog was almost burned through.. Nice one of our Arima SR 19 :)
  620. GregE

    How many axles need brakes on a triple axle trailer?

    Chris, check the regs.... when I brought a tandem trailer with brakes on one axle from CA, I had to put brakes on both to meet WA requirements I've never looked up triple axles....
  621. GregE

    Saltwater Shrimpn South Canal

    I was in our 19' Arima- talked with several other boaters- missed you guys :) Getting this one ready to sell. 2nd pic a couple years ago.
  622. GregE

    Saltwater Shrimpn South Canal

    We couldn't see 100' in that stuff. Glad we had the radar- seeing wakes but not the boat that passed you is spooky. Most boat were traveling safely and we had all eyes and ears involved. It was spectacular when it finally burned off and there were boats and pot buoys all around.
  623. GregE

    Saltwater Big Balling The Shrimp

    Wow Thap, Nice looking Spots!!
  624. GregE

    Saltwater Did ok

    Nice Arima. Did you have a tow line already set up?
  625. GregE

    RIP Patrick

    My favorite story in A Fine And Pleasant Misery is My First Deer ( and welcome to it) His stage performance is worth watching.
  626. GregE

    No more rigging the boat in the rain

    X 2 Front Hitch.. Even with backing experience that's a tight corner
  627. GregE

    Saltwater MA7 hunting

    I like that!! Thanks for sharing
  628. GregE

    Saltwater WP bottomfish 3/29/18

    That made my day!! Nice :)
  629. GregE clams.....

    Rats, missed that opening. Next: Tentative razor clam digs in March and April: April 19, Thursday, 9:46 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Mocrocks April 20, Friday, 10:37 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks April 21, Saturday, 11:34 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to...
  630. GregE

    Grays harbor county , nice?

    We were trying for a cottage with BIG pole barn in Westport - didn't work out but this Realtor is worth contacting. Several; BDs have used his agency Mike Coverdale Windermere Real Estate/Westport, Inc. ‌(360) 581-3399‌
  631. GregE

    Which ACR unit?

    Reminds me- I need to renew my ACR + registration
  632. GregE

    Saltwater Deep southend report

    Chuck, last line: Released to fight another day.
  633. GregE

    Reels Service/Repair

  634. GregE

    WSDOT oversized permit questions

    WOW!! That gave me a headache... Still, looking forward to your selection progress :)
  635. GregE

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    This is on the way home with a driver. Some bruising and swelling shows up later. Not much discomfort. It was upright when I started.......
  636. GregE

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    Cataracts, not talking Glaucoma
  637. GregE

    Cataracts Surgery, What Do You Know About It?

    Had one eye done two years ago with the implant lens procedure, the other is getting closer to needing it. Noticeably brighter without the clouding. Far distance is better than 20/ 20. Still need readers. Web site info Olympia office for me but branches many other places.
  638. GregE

    Arima Transoms

    There are Two groups This is the most active/ helpful
  639. GregE

    Saltwater Maiden voyage.

    Nice pictures, beautiful area.
  640. GregE

    Arima Transoms

    Yes, but they are deeply wrapped with fiberglass and stout. I had/ have 6 Arimas. Well made and durable Hope you talked to Don or Belinda- they have been with Arima since it started
  641. GregE

    Razor Clams Jan 28 - Feb 3

    Next dig dates January 24, 2018 Contact: Dan Ayres, (360) 249-4628 WDFW approves 7 days of razor clam digging OLYMPIA – Seven days of razor clam digging will get underway beginning Sunday, Jan. 28, on various coastal beaches. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish...
  642. GregE

    Saltwater Pretty long odds

    OK, size, style ?? You know that's the only one that will work.... :)
  643. GregE

    Saltwater Pretty long odds

    OK, Stephen inquiring minds .....
  644. GregE

    Saltwater Los Suenos, Costa Rica Report 12/10

    Great report and pics. Also on my bucket list so appreciate all the info. Did you contact the boat there?
  645. GregE

    New Years clam diggin

    CBB, gotta love that!! :)
  646. GregE

    Porcupines and dogs

    My Lab/ mastiff mix got in to them FOUR times... $ 300 one trip with 65 in Hootch and a few in we did the next two but then had them near the eye so back to the vet Bailey got stuck once and let Uncle Hootch protect her after that
  647. GregE

    Wireless MOB at Fisheries

    Looks like another option to help with overboard boaters.
  648. GregE

    Costa Rica?

    Very impressive photos. I've always been interested in Costa Rica- Maybe we can work up an old folks package :) G
  649. GregE

    Another tragic example - wear a PFD.

    Keep posting these Laurence- we all need to be reminded
  650. GregE

    Mushroom Thread

    The book should be here Monday...... YOu guys got me thinking Shrooms :)
  651. GregE

    Fresh meat

    Great cooler set up!! An you guys take good care of the game from what I could see G
  652. GregE

    Shop Build

    Wish I'd put a 14' door in mine- measure twice,, but didn't have Kodak then. that's a serious piling hole!!
  653. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    True confession EJ. It was overcast while they were at Jackson Hole. Judy found a stock photo to send me...... and told me after i'd posted it.
  654. GregE

    It’s over.....

    Hmmm ????
  655. GregE

    Youth success! ( And the WDFW Damage folks nailed it)

    That is So great!! Happy for him and good on you putting family first
  656. GregE

    2017 Elk Season West/East

    Steep pack out!! Glad you had some strong help.....
  657. GregE

    A Seawolf is born 33'X 10.6" build thread

    Alright- more pictures. :) What's the splash forecast?
  658. GregE

    When Thigh Gap Isnt Enough...

    OK, I have extensive helicopter pilot experience and have landed on small boat platforms numerous times including some at night to a flashlight. Not my bird but this is the type of platform needed. Let's talk. G
  659. GregE

    Saltwater USCG Boarding at Sekiu

    If there is a firearm on board they will ask for it and secure it during the inspection. Standard protect the inspector procedure. We got boarded twice in the same day out of Neah Bay several years ago. Different crews as the trainees asked some check the box questions that made no sense ie...
  660. GregE

    Saltwater SeaSport Tuna

    No TUNA trips in that nice set up Matt?!? That's just wrong.... Let me know if you need some ballast with gear :)
  661. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    Cut and wrap assembly line.About 300 #s done in 7 hours. Almost needed another freezer.
  662. GregE

    Saltwater Final Westport boat ride

    I'll share the sunrise and sunset pics from Kodak's trip that day. We only used 101.4 gallons ( we're lightweights :( ) My buddy's roll their eyes when I take time to get pictures- but I do it anyway Mike took the sunset shot while I was driving- under duress ;)
  663. GregE

    Saltwater 10/4 Wedensday tuna run

    Wow, epic trip!! At some point I was able to hear you on VHF from 46 50; 125 30 area......??
  664. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    they should be in the Boise area They took a side trip of 15 miles to Jackson Hole to view the Grand Tetons. Wish I'd been there
  665. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    Packing for the trip home
  666. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak's Last Trip

    It's a remote searchlight. I managed to get some "good job" comments sliding into the dock :) 5 knots of wind and smooth water helped ;) Radar was nice to have- it looked like shoreline fog from a distance but it was clear at water level and just some moderate chop crossing the bar by the...
  667. GregE

    Saltwater Kodak's Last Trip

    Hunting and fishing buddy MikeC came Tuesday AM and we worked hard to fix a few things, new Wema fuel level probe and pick up probe. Adjustments to the DFF box ... to be ready for a Wednesday TUNA trip. Buddy Danan brought a Dodge pick up to tow us over as my truck is in Wyoming getting ready...
  668. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    We got back to the WP launch ramp at last light. Everybody made it home but one encountered a herd of elk crossing hwy 101that needed braking to avoid. Judy and Kim are finishing up getting the over 400# of boned out MOOSE meat ready for the trip home. Good thing I sent both 165 and a 110 qt...
  669. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    This area is into racks- Front of the General Store The ladies are on their own DH, I'm going TUNA fishing tomorrow but have to use a borrowed truck..... You can see how huge that thing is when it's hanging, no ground shrinkage there. Rack is 40" wide but tall, front forks are 20"
  670. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    Hmmm, did ya spot the bull at the left past the pond? He was hanging around a cute cow- which often gets you in trouble. Kim is sighted in for 300 yards but the bull is at 900 yards, a fur piece for an '06. So Shane took Kim around the far right to a gully where they were able to work up 60...
  671. GregE

    MOOSE Hunt

    More pictures of the high valley. There's a moose out there...... Fall and Winter come early this high.... ( "You've come far Pilgrim..." Bear Claw Chris Lapp to Jeremiah Johnson) Sunrise Opening morning Snowing on the Bridger Wilderness mountains along the Continental Divide. Not sure why...
  672. GregE

    TUNA Trip Weds??

    Pat, pass my greetings to a fellow helicopter pilot. :) We'll watch for you. Working on replacing the fuel probe and some other touch up jobs- help is coming over this morning so we can do an early ice up and launch early Weds.
  673. GregE

    TUNA Trip Weds??

    My crew wants to catch some albies and I'm coordinating with Sea Sport Chuck for Excaliber to buddy with Kodak. Looking at Weds After the SCAs expire how long until the bait and tuna settle down? We don't need another looooooong boat ride ( he says optimistically ;) ) Ice and bait still...
  674. GregE

    Saltwater 3 September Albie Trips

    thorough report, thanks Chuck. Still hoping for a window this week