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  1. Elkfins

    Borrow a Lead melting pot?

    I've got all the tools and a place to do it in Tacoma if you want to come over one weekend.
  2. Elkfins

    Sportsman Show 2020

    What kind of trip?
  3. Elkfins

    It was a great day, turned bad

    Not enter in the first place and just fish for fun... Write a check directly to your charity of choice.
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    Well shit....

    This was how i always towed... Kicker in the down position, strapped tight around the leg so there was no bounce.
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    Wow. very interesting. A few years ago when we made the decision to stop entering, it was with the idea that we'd watch to see if there were improvements and changes to make things go smoother/better and if feedback was positive, we'd consider coming back. Considering the new management and...
  6. Elkfins

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    I was thinking this as well... so at least I know it isn't just me.
  7. Elkfins

    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    Ha... Seeing as I have a boat, all my numbas are safe.
  8. Elkfins

    Grady White Gulfstream 232, twin screw F150 Yammies

    Love my 232... biggest 23 foot boat there is and has the range and capabilities for any of our NW fisheries... plus they're pretty easily trailered wherever you want to take them. She looks clean and well taken care of. GLWS.
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    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    Tokeland has a marina there.
  10. Elkfins

    garage kicker mount

    get yourself a dolly to store it and move it around on. I used to have the garelick one but had to reinforce it as it won't really hold 100lbs without breaking.
  11. Elkfins

    Fishing Thailand?

    Been there, done that. Offshore, there is not much available right from Phuket... the marina there is more geared towards the tourist, non-fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving types. You'll find some fishing charters there but the fishing is far less than stellar. There are some good...
  12. Elkfins

    Something wicked this way comes

    Congrats Jason!!!
  13. Elkfins

    Sportco/Outdoor Emporium Membership - What's up?

    Just goes to show... you can never please everyone.
  14. Elkfins

    Be Carefull in Wilipa Bay!

    That can happen pretty easily there if you aren't familiar with the bay.
  15. Elkfins

    Another New Ride

    very nice!!!
  16. Elkfins

    New ride

    Welcome to the grady pricks club. great boat!!!
  17. Elkfins

    Alright....fine

    This. Also This. Sometimes if the Blue sharks are around I will toss (not really a cast) the chovie out away from the boat and behind the sharks to get it where the shark won't see it and give it a chance to dive to where the tuna are holding underneath the sharks.
  18. Elkfins

    Selling Simrad Electronics packages, Bait Tanks, Mercury Verado stuff, and more

    Will that autopilot interface to a Raymarine E120 system?
  19. Elkfins

    Powerpro Maxcuatro vs Powerpro Super 8 Slick

    So I've been using cheap braided line for the last 3 seasons on my tuna and bottomfish rigs and have had no problems. We've put a lot of fish on my boat using this line. A 1000 meter spool of 50lb line is less than $25 on Amazon.
  20. Elkfins

    Hawks rams tickets

    These are good seats.
  21. Elkfins

    Bait Tank

    Nice tank for a fantastic price. Good luck with the sale Tim.
  22. Elkfins

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Very nice. Congrats! If I was going to move up to an aluminum boat, this would probably be the one... Assuming I could figure out the budget. Patrick's is one of the best laid out fishing boats I've ever fished on and it rides fantastic.
  23. Elkfins

    3rd Tuna Run

    @badlaz69 definitely knows how to find them. LOL Come on back up Doug. We'll do it again.
  24. Elkfins

    Heading out WP

    Limey knows where the fish are though.
  25. Elkfins

    Selling Tuna

    One way to reduce the time it takes to cool your fish is to pull the guts before you put them into the ice slurry. A small slit in the anus and you can use your finger to release the intestine connected there then cut the gills and the chin and pull... the guts pull right out with the gills...
  26. Elkfins

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    We cut the gills to bleed. Then after they've bled out, we pull the gills and gut sack then ice slurry. No loins are hurt in this process and we end up with a high-quality product.
  27. Elkfins

    Tuna Sunday:)

    I'll be there but will probably cross the bar a bit later than i normally would.
  28. Elkfins

    Is it worth it to book a Tuna trip this year?

    If you can find an opening on a charter for September then yes, there are plenty of fish around. Is it worth it? well... if you want to get addicted to one of the funnest fishing trips out there, spend tens of thousands of dollars on boat, fuel and gear, find salmon fishing boring, etc, etc...
  29. Elkfins

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    Beautiful!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha
  30. Elkfins

    Mayhem WFO Tuna

    We were the boat that pulled in behind you and got the 5 fish. We were about 500 yards from you when you made that call and I figured, what the hell... I'm close enough to be the first one there so I'll take you up on it. Thanks for that. Clearly, that guy that trolled through the school was...
  31. Elkfins

    Kill or no kill

    no doubt... any marlin that ends up at the side of my boat is coming back to port with me.
  32. Elkfins

    Norm and Carrie’s preWTC EXTRAVANGANZA

    Well shit...I'm out. will be stuck sweating in New Orleans. Have fun and be safe guys.
  33. Elkfins

    Westport 7/16

    Salmon fishing was very good yesterday... way north at 47 29. Hopefully the fish move south. Good luck.
  34. Elkfins

    We pick up hitchhikers!

    Gotta love that!!!
  35. Elkfins

    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    Well shit... you mean I've been doing it wrong this whole time? .
  36. Elkfins

    From under the rock......

    Gosh... It's almost like you weren't even gone.
  37. Elkfins

    Scotty Striker rod holders, extensions, flush mounts

    Sounds like you've had that experience... fyi, it's an easy fix to insert a stainless rod in there.
  38. Elkfins

    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    If the launch is busy and I'm with an experienced crew... meaning someone else knows how to back the trailer down the ramp, the remaining crew and I ride the boat down so I can start the motors once they're in the water. Once the driver unhooks the front safety chain, I'll back the boat out of...
  39. Elkfins

    Power oil extractor recommendation?

    park your motors right over the storm drain...
  40. Elkfins

    National parks

    Nice report...
  41. Elkfins

    Porta porty

    Another vote for the bucket. the porta potty on my boat was used once while I've owned it... Never again.
  42. Elkfins

    Tempered Glass Panels

    Almost as fun as sending them after the plywood stretcher or arc start.
  43. Elkfins

    Proper report

    Nice to meet you Phil. I like your boat!!!
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    Proper report

    We didn't weigh them but I would estimate the 5 we kept ranged between 30 and 45 pounds.
  45. Elkfins

    Ocean Salmon opens June 22

    Mike, we trolled the south east side of Swiftsure Saturday afternoon for a few hours. There was no shortage of bait and we were marking huge bait schools down below 200 feet. Whales and birds all around us... just no salmon. Not even shakers.
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    Proper report

    Hey... I'm all about positive motivational speaking! I gotta give limey some credit... That was the beginning of the day and he lost 2 or 3 in a row but shortly after, he pulled it together and brought in 2 or 3 of the bigger ones.
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    Proper report

    Good times bud. The crew in action...
  48. Elkfins

    Washington Permit hunts

    Big nothing for me too. Christopher got the Kitsap Youth antlerless again though.
  49. Elkfins

    Oversize Sturgeon question

    Thanks. I'm not really looking for your honey holes but if you know a good sturgeon guide you might recommend, i'm all ears.
  50. Elkfins

    Oversize Sturgeon question

    I do, but we're looking for a guide. I don't know enough about the sturgeon fishery to feel confident about our chances. I'd rather pay for someones expertise.
  51. Elkfins

    Crab Seasons Announced

    sure would be nice if they'd publish regs before they require you to buy a license.
  52. Elkfins

    22’ Olympic Nw walkaround

    Those Olympics sure hold their value well. Nice boat and GLWS!
  53. Elkfins

    Oversize Sturgeon question

    For those of you who know a thing or two about the whens and where's of catching oversize sturgeon... My brother in law will be in town the 3rd weekend of July. He's done a lot of fishing all over the world but has never caught an over-sized sturgeon. He's tried a few times but nothing over...
  54. Elkfins

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    If you ever start fishing shallow off the Ocean Shores beach for kings, it'll happen.
  55. Elkfins

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    This. I switched to braid with tuna cord as a snubber several years ago and haven't lost a ball since. If you have scottys, put some tape around the spool under the braid so the spool doesn't split.
  56. Elkfins

    Using decent devises while halibut or bottom fishing

    Seems to me, letting these fish float away could possibly be construed as wasting resources... but i'm not a lawyer, judge or cop so I don't really know. I would think enforcement could gather the evidence, write the ticket and let the accused fight it out in court. That would be the logical...
  57. Elkfins

    Constant request for “My Location”

    Sounds like BD's getting as bad as pornhub...
  58. Elkfins

    Metabo electric impact wrench

    I'll take one Vance... Shoot you a text here in a bit.
  59. Elkfins

    Washington Park Launch update.... Good Luck.

    Sweet. Looks like a great spot for a tow truck to make a few bucks.
  60. Elkfins

    Couldn't resist checking.

    I'm thinking you'll need more fuel capacity after looking at that...
  61. Elkfins

    Garage Refrigerator

    If you just need it gone, I can come haul it away... or trade you a few 15lb downrigger balls for it.
  62. Elkfins

    Maui Jim’s

    As someone who's never spent more than $15.00 on a pair of sunglasses, I'm curious what makes a pair worth this much. Personally, I would end up sitting on them or losing them.
  63. Elkfins

    For Sale – 1999 Yamaha OX66 200hp outboard motor, Oil tanks, Twin controls

    For Sale – 1999 Yamaha OX66 200hp outboard motor, Oil tanks, Twin controls This was the original starboard motor on my Grady 232. Port motor has sold. 25” shaft, standard rotation. I don’t know how many hours are on this motor as there is no hour meter but when I bought the boat, the seller...
  64. Elkfins

    Impeller Rubber

    OEM.
  65. Elkfins

    Ez steer system

    sorry guys... it's spoken for.
  66. Elkfins

    WTB: gaff

    I have one you can have Eric.
  67. Elkfins

    Trailer brakes help needed

    2 years with kodiak dacromet disk brakes on 7k axles. Had a bearing issue last year but the calipers and rotors have held up just fine. replaced the pads when i did the bearings last year.
  68. Elkfins

    bearing sets for a 3500 lb axle trailer

    These were spares for an EZ loader 2 3500 lb axle trailer I used to own. $50 for all.
  69. Elkfins

    Ez steer system

    2 long bars and small & large outboard brackets. Been sitting in my garage for several years and have no use for it. $50 I'm in Tacoma.
  70. Elkfins

    Down to last 2 Q Cove. Now what?

    all those hot spots i bought before the Qcoves are still catching fish...
  71. Elkfins

    Mutiny bay Halibut

    I didn't realize you even started with this site. G'bye
  72. Elkfins

    Finally building

    Looking good bud.
  73. Elkfins

    Yaaay more effing Westport tweakers got me twice

    they did that when I had the glasply as well. A battery powered sawzall cuts through a kicker bracket pretty quickly.
  74. Elkfins

    Multi season tags

    Not Selected here. How many points Laurence?
  75. Elkfins

    Charter next week: Neah vs Westport?

    Go ride the slammer. Shorter drive for you to Westport.
  76. Elkfins

    Fuel and road-use taxes?

    simple process and yes, save the receipts. It's worth $200 to $300 a year for me.
  77. Elkfins

    Friends inflatable

    Where's Patty?
  78. Elkfins

    Painting a Hull?

    just curious... if you're going to do all the prep work to paint, why not just spray gel coat?
  79. Elkfins

    Pork

    Eric, the butcher will cut it however you want it. I got a hog last go round... Some of the best eating pork you'll find. I had the shoulders cut into 5-6lb roasts and the belly uncured so I could do some side pork and bacon how I wanted. He'll cure it for you if you want though.
  80. Elkfins

    Defiance 220ex repower

    maybe consider selling the boat and buying one that is powered appropriately...
  81. Elkfins

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    you'll be spending $1 to make $.25 bad investment.
  82. Elkfins

    Just a tip

    Here's a real life problem with not reporting the sale however... speaking from experience. New owner doesn't transfer the tabs and the car gets stolen then impounded. Guess who's on the hook for the impound fee's. the registered owner. The impound yard will try to auction the car but if it's...
  83. Elkfins

    Think I had an episode.

    You'll learn to just roll with it eventually
  84. Elkfins

    I NEVER LEARN. (WELL SHOULD WE DO IT AGAIN..)

    The 14th is gonna suck..
  85. Elkfins

    2013 Forest River Tracer RV

    That rig looks familiar. I think I might have gotten some elk blood on it once. Glws
  86. Elkfins

    Calm salmon/halibut fishing spots?

    They're on the front page ... In addition if you click that link that states More rule updates, it takes you to this page where you can sign up for the emails.
  87. Elkfins

    Need a hookup snohomish

    @Marlin Mike Mikey - hook a guy up here. I can pick it up next time I'm up and get it to Josh.
  88. Elkfins

    Port Orchard concrete

    Definitely talk to Josh.
  89. Elkfins

    Defiance 220ex repower

    like others have said... don't waste your time on the 200. go big or go home.
  90. Elkfins

    Seattle Party Boats?

    Spot on. Westport would be my first choice for bottomfish... Go ride the Slammer.
  91. Elkfins

    Calm salmon/halibut fishing spots?

    Above spots are good places to start. I'm not sure how familiar you are with WA rules and regs since you're from Cali but be aware that the salmon and halibut regs can be very confusing and highly restrictive in WA. They also have a tendency to change or close within a couple of days notice in...
  92. Elkfins

    Kimber Pro CDP II

    very nice.
  93. Elkfins

    Fuel Dock open Sunday after WTC

    LaPush installed one a couple of years ago.
  94. Elkfins

    Fuel Dock open Sunday after WTC

    great work Scott. Not a WTC question but I wonder why the Westport fuel dock hasn't seen fit to install a cardlock system.
  95. Elkfins

    Good Price on DR balls..

    I have a 5lb dive belt mold that i use for this purpose.
  96. Elkfins

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    yep. for about 20 minutes of fun it wouldn't be worth the hassle to me.
  97. Elkfins

    Whats it worth

    I have a pair of 99 Yamaha OX66 200's that would make that boat scream if he's interested.
  98. Elkfins

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    Kayak tuna would be fun... for about 20 minutes. and if I had a ride out and back in on a 40 foot sportfisher
  99. Elkfins

    How often do YOU replace your line?

    Mono every year.
  100. Elkfins

    Borrow 15lb Finned mold ??

    I'm in Tacoma and have one as well... along with all the gear to pour.
  101. Elkfins

    The difference between fishing communities

    haha... good shit. thanks for the memories.
  102. Elkfins

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    Send the check back and tell them to pound sand. work with your insurance company. Since you are not at fault, they will deal with collecting from the other insurance company. Your deductible and rates shouldn't come into play.
  103. Elkfins

    Coasties get paid

    Nailed it.
  104. Elkfins

    22' TJ Alexis OS

    my thoughts exactly. I suspect you won't get that economy in typical ocean conditions.
  105. Elkfins

    What a Prick

    Got it. Sometimes I'm a bit slow.
  106. Elkfins

    What a Prick

    Just curious... Why would the officer need to face some kind of disciplinary action? Is there defined protocol for this type of situation that he didn't follow?
  107. Elkfins

    2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500hd Duramax - LT and LTZ's - 12k miles

    Agreed. I've rented a lot of cars over the years and know how I drive them. I would never ever buy a rental vehicle.
  108. Elkfins

    Tanacom 750

    750 is perfect. If you have patience, you'll be able to find one in the mid 400's before the season.
  109. Elkfins

    It's elf on the shelf time

    Looks like the elves have been partying. https://newsthump.com/2018/12/20/santa-warns-that-some-toys-wont-be-ready-due-to-elves-spending-all-their-time-dicking-about-on-shelves/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
  110. Elkfins

    Boat Upgrade Options

    1 motor stolen??? Sounds like BS to me. I wouldn't trust a word the seller says. Wellcraft are decent boats however so I might consider it after a full survey and mechanical inspection were done. That's a huge upgrade. Buying that class of boat is the cheapest part of the equation. It will...
  111. Elkfins

    Halibut 2019

    No shit...
  112. Elkfins

    Boat Upgrade Options

    This is the reason I believe it's not wise to finance a boat.
  113. Elkfins

    Boat Upgrade Options

    Probably not a good idea... he'll be upgrading again in another year. I used to fish the sound all the time then I got the taste for offshore. Bigger boat, more gear, more fuel. It gets more expensive every year.
  114. Elkfins

    Worst boat names

    Anything with the word Reel in it... how lame can you be???
  115. Elkfins

    Finally building

    Looks good. Coming along nicely.
  116. Elkfins

    Boat Upgrade Options

    Wrong time of year to sell that boat. Come March, April or May, it should go quickly. I'd wait until then.
  117. Elkfins

    It's elf on the shelf time

    Lol, And I thought the peanut butter was bad...
  118. Elkfins

    Who's got the best marital advice?

    don't fuck any of her friends or relatives... and if you do, keep your story straight and never cop to it no matter how much evidence she thinks she has.
  119. Elkfins

    Boat Sinks

    I could be wrong but it seems to me the guy is pretty inexperienced owning/running a boat of this style and size. Regardless of his poor decisions (no insurance, taking possession of boat before all agreed work was completed, trial run up the inside passage, posting the details all over the WWW...
  120. Elkfins

    Tow Boat US

    They are worthless. If you fish out of Westport, don't bother with the insurance. I can't speak for Puget Sound but I hear the guys there are much better. I broke down a couple of years ago just outside of the bar that was just starting to ebb. Coast Guard gave me their number and said...
  121. Elkfins

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

    Congrats! Life just got much more expensive for you... Enjoy!!!
  122. Elkfins

    Feds Investigate More Sea Lion Deaths after 2 Shot Near West Seattle

    Fed's are investigating huh... Must've been the Russians
  123. Elkfins

    Want to buy/borrow/rent pressure canner

    I don't have a spare but you're welcome to borrow mine Eric.
  124. Elkfins

    Happy Halloween!!

    Carving pumpkins is the best.
  125. Elkfins

    Raising the trailer tongue

    Go EOH and don't look back
  126. Elkfins

    Need trailer brakes

    I've had good luck with Kodiak. Not so much with Tiedown
  127. Elkfins

    Snips

    Check out linecutterz.com I picked one up at the sportsman show last year and love it.
  128. Elkfins

    Any one have a lead on a boat trailer for sale.

    Everybody needs something to aspire to.
  129. Elkfins

    First Deer Ever

    Classic buck fever right there. Antlers have a way of making bullets fly high. Way to recover and get the job done. Great job getting your son into hunting. We definitely need to pass these traditions onto the next generation.
  130. Elkfins

    Any one have a lead on a boat trailer for sale.

    No lead on a trailer but if he needs to take measurements to make the trailer he gets fit the boat, bring him over and he can measure mine.
  131. Elkfins

    Finally building

    We caused a bit of a distraction last night and had to borrow the mini for a few... slowed him down a bit. Excited to watch the build process and help where I can bud. Thanks Josh.
  132. Elkfins

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    so after 18 pages of this shit, i'm still confused. Who has the biggest cock?
  133. Elkfins

    WorkSharp sharpener

    Nothing beats a whetstone... if you have the time, patience and know the proper technique. I rarely have the time and patience so my worksharp does a more than satisfactory job.
  134. Elkfins

    Caribou Non-Guided outfitter recommendations?

    Sounds like fun. No recommendations for an outfitter but good luck!!!
  135. Elkfins

    Making memories

    Fuck yeah!!!
  136. Elkfins

    Feds Determine West Coast Salmon Fisheries a Disaster

    What really stands out to me here is $20 million for disaster assistance. Why not spend that $20 million on hatchery production so we all have fish to catch and don't need to pay of the commercials????? In every post about Orcas, lack of salmon, loss of opportunity, etc. I see a lot of railing...
  137. Elkfins

    LED light issue -info

    Interesting... pretty easy test to tell if your nav lights are interfering with the VHF. from the article... Fortunately there is a simple test that may tell you if LED lights on your vessel are causing interference. From the Marine Safety Alert: Turn off LED light(s). Tune the VHF radio...
  138. Elkfins

    The Choice

    Alright, Alright, Alright!!!
  139. Elkfins

    Quality elk tag drawn!

    I know the feeling. We know it's not from a lack of trying.
  140. Elkfins

    Quality elk tag drawn!

    Personally, i'd take a spike over tag soup any day. congrats to him.
  141. Elkfins

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

    Gorilla tape will fix it.
  142. Elkfins

    Annual trip produced

    solid work. Nice!
  143. Elkfins

    Anyone Going for Tuna 9/15?

    Looking great this weekend... For Elk hunting that is.
  144. Elkfins

    Yamaha help needed

    No biggie there... a little bit of JB Weld and you're GTG
  145. Elkfins

    MA 13 / Harstine Island and such observations

    stay close to the shoreline down there for silvers.
  146. Elkfins

    Speaking of Tuna

    Yes.
  147. Elkfins

    Westport Labor Day Weekend

    green items you say? Just go easy on the tuna town cookies, not that I know anything about that.
  148. Elkfins

    The French don't F around over fishing rights.

    The French are just a bunch of cheese eating surrender monkeys.
  149. Elkfins

    Sekiu Angler Busted

    Should change the title of this thread to Sekiu Poacher Busted.
  150. Elkfins

    budget bottom finder/gps unit Lowrance hook2

    Was my first thought too. I hear he's going to be doing a bunch of walleye and bass fishing in the coming months.
  151. Elkfins

    John McCain..

    EEWWWWWWWWWW
  152. Elkfins

    John McCain..

    He was a puppet of the Cabal...
  153. Elkfins

    Buoy 8 Sunken Jetty

    Last week it was sitting on a barge over by the CG station.
  154. Elkfins

    Where did the tuna go!???

    That whole radio conversation was one of the funniest things I've heard in years. Turbo Ted: We've got a wide open bite up here at (calls out numbas). Boats about 3/4 plugged. Radio fisher and who knows how many other boats run to the numbers. Radio Fisher: Are you sure you're catching tuna...
  155. Elkfins

    Where did the tuna go!???

    We spotted a patch of birds working some floating debris. Vance started to turn towards it and we saw jumpers so we high tailed it to the spot, threw swim baits and live bait and pulled 4 fish from under it. Other than that... Nothing on the troll all day long.
  156. Elkfins

    Sure Sounds Slow for Albacore....

    That boat will hold 82 easy...
  157. Elkfins

    '93 Grady Gulfstream twin 2015 150's

    Nice first post... read the rules.
  158. Elkfins

    Headed out sat for Albacore

    Yes. would be a good weekend to do an overnighter.
  159. Elkfins

    Whidbey Island Hot Spots?

    G'damn... this fishing stuff is hard to figure out.
  160. Elkfins

    Headed out sat for Albacore

    I'll be running Saturday, weather permitting. Hopefully we can get good SST and Chloro shots through the smoke before Friday.
  161. Elkfins

    Crickets

    More cushion for the pushin...
  162. Elkfins

    Crickets

    Hard to say. I've had both good and bad days with the fleet and away from them before but I've had more success staying away from the crowds. I do believe that many of us rely too much on reports. I also believe that too many boats trolling the same area makes the fish harder to catch. My main...
  163. Elkfins

    Crickets

    I agree with @Fowlplay that the lack of reports are likely due to the inconsistent fishing. BD is a brag board and when you go out and get blanked or only a few, it's hard to brag. Instead of relying on reports of where the fish were, why not look at the charts, temp, chloro and try to predict...
  164. Elkfins

    Area 2 salmon

    Yep. You can thank the Westport Charter association for that.
  165. Elkfins

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    Locally - 6 robblees Online - https://www.easternmarine.com/Boat-Trailer-Parts Avoid ETrailer.
  166. Elkfins

    Hood Canal shrimp fishery to open for two more days

    I disagree... there is no opportunity here for me or the majority of us. Why not make it 1 weekend day instead of 2 weekdays?
  167. Elkfins

    Hood Canal shrimp fishery to open for two more days

    Middle of the week... Bunch of assholes at WDFW
  168. Elkfins

    Bait tank 50 Gallon (Big Salt) Sold in 22 Minutes!!!!

    Jesus... This is fucking depressing.
  169. Elkfins

    Sold Grady White 2006 282 Sailfish

    tin boat...:ashamed:
  170. Elkfins

    SOLD Meat Line #2

    I'll bet if you stood down by the Pt. Defiance boathouse with that baby any Saturday morning, you'd sell it pretty quickly.
  171. Elkfins

    Need advice, mooring aluminum boat in Everett short term

    with no bottom paint then I would second what Patrick said.
  172. Elkfins

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,sort of

    I find that if I don't do it every other year, I lose one on the side of the road. Thought about doing it this off season but put it off and sure thing... lost one on the side of the road.
  173. Elkfins

    Washdown pump replacement

    Center cut isn't a gulfstream.
  174. Elkfins

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,sort of

    I lost a bearing 5 miles from Neah Bay in June. This is why I always carry spare set of bearings and the tools to replace them if necessary. Took me a half hour to put everything back together and was back on the road.
  175. Elkfins

    New guy from the midwest.

    There was room to get around...
  176. Elkfins

    New guy from the midwest.

    If you want to fish Westport and meet guys that do then come to the PSA Ocean Anglers meeting Saturday evening... August meeting, Saturday August 18th. Mac Causland Hall , Westport maritime museum. 6:00 pm
  177. Elkfins

    Calling all Cpt's who participated in the wtc.

    Scatlover... I'm thinking I'm not gonna click that link.
  178. Elkfins

    How does your braid stack up against the rest?

    If your crew were jigging properly, you wouldn't have to do that. The last few years, I've been getting Braid off of amazon for less than $25 for 1000 yards. Zero issues so far.
  179. Elkfins

    Brad’s Super Baits and Coho

    They work awesome for coho and Kings in the ocean either behind an inline flasher or naked.
  180. Elkfins

    Atta bouy

    I'm in.
  181. Elkfins

    Sold Grady White 2006 282 Sailfish

    Nicest 282 on the west coast. Immaculately cared for is an understatement. Glws bud.
  182. Elkfins

    Anybody want smoked tuna belly

    Bellies are best raw with a bit of Wasabi and soy when fresh. They also make the best Halibut, crab and shrimp bait.
  183. Elkfins

    Quality elk tag drawn!

    Congrats on that tag. One of the best in state. I know some areas on the east end of 336 that consistently have good bulls.
  184. Elkfins

    When is your Albacore season really going up there?

    Sorry... That's Dr. Fong to you.
  185. Elkfins

    Greenhorn Looking for a Seat

    Terry, I'll have an open spot or 2 later in August or September.
  186. Elkfins

    WE HAVE A CRISIS IN TUNA TOWN

    Go see Limey... He's got plenty.
  187. Elkfins

    Raymarine Electronics and Garmin Autopilot - $1000

    if i had an extra 1k right now, i'd buy this just for the autopilot.
  188. Elkfins

    The right way and the wrong way to hold a fish.

    That's pretty funny Eric!!!
  189. Elkfins

    Favorite P "fill in the blank" T junk food on board

    Fried Chicken and watermelon
  190. Elkfins

    2 pricks on the same salmon grounds today

    Careful who you call a prick. Us actual pricks take pride in that.
  191. Elkfins

    Scotty Downrigger Parts

    Sportco or Outdoor Emporium.
  192. Elkfins

    Best lawn tractor

    this is the one you need.
  193. Elkfins

    View Fireworks From Boat

    We've done commencement Bay before. If you think car traffic is bad afterwards, wait till you see the boat traffic... Get a slip somewhere or just stay the night on anchor with lights on. Lots of idiots running on plane in the dark fueled by alcohol after the shows.
  194. Elkfins

    Wa boaters card for kids help

    Have them do the course regardless of the HP on the dingy... what can it hurt.
  195. Elkfins

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

    there's a term for that.. Premature Ej.... they make a pill nowadays that will help you out.
  196. Elkfins

    Need new disc brakes on boat trailer

    Do it yourself. Goatram nailed it. I'll never go to etrailer again... They are clueless. I specified the exact Kodiak part numbers i needed and it took 4 shipments of parts I didn't order and 6 weeks of bs to get the correct stuff for my trailer. They never did send a return shipping label for...
  197. Elkfins

    Trail cam photo of the year

    @Montanadave has a great trail cam photo he should share...
  198. Elkfins

    Anyone got a Kingfisher May be interested in this...

    LOL. was my first thought too.
  199. Elkfins

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

    Although... it's not as if they really have a clue how much was caught anyway.
  200. Elkfins

    Radio silence being observed

    Vance, I have a little Uniden radio you could hook up to test with if you want it. This might at least tell you if it's the radio or something else.
  201. Elkfins

    Advice for driving with a camper?

    Nice. Have you done anything to your truck suspension Eric? Keep it slow and easy and you should be fine.
  202. Elkfins

    Special Hunt results are up

    12 when you coming back up this way?
  203. Elkfins

    Special Hunt results are up

    Christopher got that same tag too. Me... I got nada
  204. Elkfins

    Building a pseudo outhouse for hunting camp.

    Can you just rent a honeybucket? You may be able to get one delivered day 1 and picked up when done with a suck, pump and spray during the week. We've been doing this in the LTMurray for years. Just meet the guy at the main road/entrance to FS land and he follows us in to the camp spot.
  205. Elkfins

    Anyone got a Kingfisher May be interested in this...

    Just my opinion... I'm not a boat builder. Even if the owners drove the piss out of that boat and beat it to shit, the construction and welds were piss poor. If the boat can't handle more than the operators body can take then the boat is not constructed well.
  206. Elkfins

    This won’t end well.

    If y'all have ever watched those wind Mills turn, then you'd realize that it would take a pretty slow and dumb bird to fly into one. I have yet to see any real data about bird deaths because of windmills... It's just another fake news excuse for the enviros to make a stink about.
  207. Elkfins

    Anyone interested in 19lb DR balls

    So... I have all the tools and place to pour lead. If you need some help perfecting the process let me know.
  208. Elkfins

    Crappy tuna boat ho available

    so what you're saying is you fit right in...
  209. Elkfins

    Crappy tuna boat ho available

    You guys and your perceived yelling... how cute. You haven't heard yelling until you've fished with Charlie and Elaine.
  210. Elkfins

    Crappy tuna boat ho available

    Is that registered or LOA??? Asking for a friend.
  211. Elkfins

    learning Westport bottom fishing

    Still a solid offer goat.
  212. Elkfins

    How many of you throw a hook for pots?

    sounds like a good time!!!
  213. Elkfins

    CQ Thursday ??

    We launched at Neah Saturday morning around 7:30am (late due to a trailer bearing issue) and the guys at Big Salmon said they only launched about 10 boats that morning before us. There were lots of empty slips. Fishing was good.
  214. Elkfins

    learning Westport bottom fishing

    solid offer Goat.
  215. Elkfins

    Close call today...

    I'll bet he'd keep his distance from boats if someone stuck him with a harpoon the next time he tries to climb aboard their boat... In that case, it would be easily justified if the law came asking questions... if the thing is close enough to stick with a 'poon, he's a danger to you. Now, the...
  216. Elkfins

    learning Westport bottom fishing

    some info here... http://www.leeroysramblings.com/jigging_for_bottom_fish.htm
  217. Elkfins

    Close call today...

    Good call. Not likely to make much of a difference short term but if enough complaints are documented it might help in the long run.
  218. Elkfins

    We could only hope...

  219. Elkfins

    Pipe jig hook location

    Swivel directly off the cotter pin to a split ring to the hook. Big lings and halibut will twist themselves right off the hook if no swivel at the side of the boat. Use quality split rings and swivels as well. I use a 500lb swivel with an owner size 9 split ring to a 12/0 treble. I've had...
  220. Elkfins

    Pipe jig hook location

    This. Drill the correct size hole for the cotter pin and you'll get very little lead, if any coming out the hole. If lead does start coming out the hole, stop pouring, wait for it to harden and fill the rest of the pipe.
  221. Elkfins

    Wind and waves

    There are a variety of factors that will determine if I'm running or not as most have pointed out above. One that only Patrick partially mentioned is if the forecast is calling for an increasing or declining wind. If it's shitty in the morning, but calling for a declining wind in the...
  222. Elkfins

    Alcohol and boating

    Perfect!!!
  223. Elkfins

    Help me interpert Washington PFD law

    Interestingly enough, Christopher has been wearing an inflatable for the last 3 years... he is 12 now and will be 13 in August. He also has a PLB attached to his PFD that he's been trained how to use. I was not aware of the rule about inflatables not being ok for under 16 until last year when I...
  224. Elkfins

    Well this happened...

    Congrats on the new boat. As far as the raptor liner on the bottom, I'll have to side with Gspot (I know, weird... right?) and the others on this and counsel you to have someone you can trust to give you the straight scoop on it. That product is not designed to be an anti fouling/anti corrosion...
  225. Elkfins

    Bellevue/Maple Valley to La Push

    probably a good idea... if i took the coke, it'd never make it.
  226. Elkfins

    Bellevue/Maple Valley to La Push

    I volunteer to take the hookers.
  227. Elkfins

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    This is what I was told by someone in the know. The Puget sound fishery is not going to come anywhere close to catching their quota so WDFW moved it to MA2.
  228. Elkfins

    Mail Box Theft

    If at all possible, I either have stuff shipped to my place of work... or an Amazon locker if i'm buying from them.
  229. Elkfins

    Fished the Hoh lately ?

    You spelled ho wrong...
  230. Elkfins

    Kodiak brake thoughts/advice

    Good info in this thread.
  231. Elkfins

    Does this mean it's over in Area 2?

    Most of the north edge of Quinault Canyon is in MA2. Off limits next opener.
  232. Elkfins

    Coonstripe Info

    Is it just me or am I the only one that is surprised we can still call them coonstripe... I would have expected someone in Seattle to claim thats a racist term and get offended.
  233. Elkfins

    Possession Fire?

    I was just about to say this. I wish I took a pic.
  234. Elkfins

    Fun stuff!

    The constant drama that surrounds the Westport Charter fleet never ceases to amuse me. Fuck you!! NO!! fuck you!!! Oh really?!? Well fuck you!!! No way. Fuck you fucker!!!
  235. Elkfins

    Fun stuff!

    exactly this.
  236. Elkfins

    Suspicious people of westport

    isn't that the fucker that stole Vances boot and Charlies gel seat bike?
  237. Elkfins

    Need help- Oil tar shit on boat

    pressure washer with hot water.
  238. Elkfins

    Smoked Sablefish recipe?

    This is probably my current favorite recipe for sablefish... and pretty damn good on just about any other white fish, tuna, salmon, etc. I did this with a fresh piece of Halibut last night. It’s definitely a Thai flavor. Marinade: ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ to ½ cup sweet Thai chili sauce (less if...
  239. Elkfins

    Westport Sunday 5/13

    And that is why I always keep a copy of the regs on the boat.
  240. Elkfins

    Defiance Delivery Day

    The problem with pushing with a lawyer is that all direct communication and attempts to make right stops and everything goes through litigation. In a case like this, the only time to bring a lawyer in is if you are absolutely trying to get out of the boat and have given up completely on it...
  241. Elkfins

    Defiance Delivery Day

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. You should speak directly with Bo. @bopalmer30
  242. Elkfins

    Crabbing-When Does the Other Shoe Drop?

    Wolves... Tribal bashing on the open internet makes a tough job for those representing our interests much tougher. Like it or not, the only road to fixing this mess is working with them. Give Dave, Ron and the rest of the guys that work on our behalf and hand and pick your words carefully.
  243. Elkfins

    NEMO.COM

    Let me guess Paul... Your phone makes you sound like you're under water.
  244. Elkfins

    Crabbing-When Does the Other Shoe Drop?

    Yet they were willing to take the license fees for the Puget sound crab endorsement the whole month of April before this announcement... Hmm.
  245. Elkfins

    25 HP Yamaha dies after 10-20 seconds

    Ghosts... the fact that you didn't do anything and it started working fine is almost more of a concern to me. I had a similiar problem on my old boat that I fought for a couple of years. Most days, it would run great but once in a while it would just not run for shit and leave me stranded...
  246. Elkfins

    WTC reborne

    Nailed it.
  247. Elkfins

    Weather determination

    that forecast is depressing...
  248. Elkfins

    This isn't good...

    Saw the boat yesterday at Kitsap Marine. Thru hulls for infloor fishbox and ball scuppers got stuck open by debris and started filling with water. With that, boat sat low enough in the water that the top of the offshore bracket got water filling through the shitty plastic hatch on top. Bilge...
  249. Elkfins

    Best Cancer Center Who

    Fuck cancer. Best of luck... Cancer is definitely beatable.
  250. Elkfins

    Selling tuna bellies off charter/sport caught fish.. legal?

    My guess is that he has a freezer full of albacore bellies and is wondering if he can sell them... Halibut season is approaching and they make the best halibut bait of all.
  251. Elkfins

    Halibut High-graders Caught

    This whole story makes me sad. I suppose id have to say that if they were stupid enough to do this with the general paying public, they deserve to pay the steep penalties.
  252. Elkfins

    True flood box or...?

    Above deck boxes with gravity drain.
  253. Elkfins

    Irony...

    no bueno
  254. Elkfins

    Looking for small pickup

    It's against the rules to stab in a Lezbaru. Only carpet munching is allowed.
  255. Elkfins

    Metal carport/Boat shed

    I poured footings and had them anchor mine to the footings.
  256. Elkfins

    Metal carport/Boat shed

    I had one done 2 years ago by west coast metal buildings. 20x30 13 foot clearance. Just a bit over $4k. About a month lead time and they put it up in about 4 hours.
  257. Elkfins

    RIP Patrick

    Sad day. I loved his writing.
  258. Elkfins

    Not Fishing: Does anyone here fab table legs/benches?

    Drew does nice work and with Charlie overseeing the project, you'd get some nice benches delivered on time.
  259. Elkfins

    After a couple of years away...

    Now we just need BV to come back...
  260. Elkfins

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Fried egg sandwich served in a dirty ashtray... Works every time.
  261. Elkfins

    After work Springer

    that'll eat. Nice fish Charlie!!!
  262. Elkfins

    Cruise to eat

    yes... at least this year they pulled them. i don't remember in years past.
  263. Elkfins

    Cruise to eat

    Docks weren't in yet as of last weekend.
  264. Elkfins

    Well Fuck, Im bored

    Pizza man knows better... he won't deliver there anymore...
  265. Elkfins

    Adulting Sucks

    Sounds to me like you need a chainsaw...
  266. Elkfins

    Dock Wagon, thanks Goatram

    As long as you watch your vector Victor, that should be enough...
  267. Elkfins

    Aluminum Corrosion Help

    Truer words were never spoken... just got done with the wash and wax on my glass baby... lots of surface and labor every spring. no reason to keep that a secret... a job done correctly is a good reason to steer anyone on the fence about having their tin boat bottom painted your way.
  268. Elkfins

    Anyone recognize this POS

    Correct. Likely scenario... It will get tagged by the state patrol or sheriff and eventually impounded if they can find a towing company willing to take it... in this case, that may be unlikely unless there is a contractual obligation. Last registered owner will get a bill from the impound yard...
  269. Elkfins

    MA4 Bottom Fishing Numbers

    This spot is actually closer to Sekiu but it is really the shit!!! Check it out. 48°15'35.91"N 124°17'56.38"W
  270. Elkfins

    Tuna Predictions...

    Poles are for dancing... Rod's are for fishing.
  271. Elkfins

    Long shot on furuno 1623 Radar

    thanks. Bob @270 w fish is first in line if it will work for him... he's checking today. If not, it's still up for sale. I can open the dome and snap pics if necessary. steve
  272. Elkfins

    Furuno 4kw 24" radome - $50 OBO

    This is the old radar from my boat. I've upgraded. 1751 Mark 2 radar display is too dim to see... would intermittently go bright/dark, etc. but the Radome would power up and spin. Cable has been cut to remove. steve
  273. Elkfins

    Dock Wagon, thanks Goatram

    Love the hitch receiver.
  274. Elkfins

    Did WDFW slip in a 4 Fish Butt Limit?

    Just curious... What makes you think they will stop early? I know for a fact that last year certain Makahs we're fishing illegally before they even had thier federal permit so I see no reason why they would stop early or even give a shit about quotas.
  275. Elkfins

    Rising Insurance Rates

    I have a yacht policy on my 23' Grady. Also, when I had my old Glasply, the boat policy only covered out to 12 miles from shore. All the boat policies I looked at at the time had that restriction.
  276. Elkfins

    Is this Craigslist??

    Boy... I sure hate it when I complain about someone being an ass then end up getting called out for being an ass...
  277. Elkfins

    Dock Wagon, thanks Goatram

    I just can't wait to hear Elaine screaming at Charlie when it accidentally rolls off the float into the drink. Looks good bud!
  278. Elkfins

    Painting a Fiberglass Boat?

    wow... for that price, it should come with a BJ
  279. Elkfins

    Avet reel setup?

    Turn the little knob on the side till it feels right... Seriously... These are 14lb max drag reels we're using for salmon and albacore. Don't over think this.
  280. Elkfins

    Who had trouble at the launch ramp in Ilwaco?

    so... when I launch, I always turn the wheels hard towards the dock, set the parking brake then put it in park before exiting to unhook the boat. Reason for turning the wheels is that if the brake and tranny give out, the truck will roll into the dock before it submerges completely giving me at...
  281. Elkfins

    Grays harbor county , nice?

    As you can probably tell, I don't really get along with all of my socialist neighbors. Maybe I should move to the coast and become a tweaker...
  282. Elkfins

    Grays harbor county , nice?

    Umm... we may not have a state income tax right now but Inslee and the socialist Dem's that control our legislature are moving that way. sales tax is averaging 10% in most counties now. Property taxes keep skyrocketing year after year... mine went up about 20% the last couple of years. Try...
  283. Elkfins

    Grays harbor county , nice?

    Anywhere in that county you're going to be dealing with tweakers and crack addicts. Westport / Grayland area if you like to fish... everyhere else is a complete shithole. You might look into Long Beach area... Longer drive from anywhere except Oregon.
  284. Elkfins

    T-mobile coverage

    I recently switched to MetroPCS (on the T-mobile) network and can tell you with certainty that service west of Aberdeen sucks and is spotty.
  285. Elkfins

    Painting a Fiberglass Boat?

    IMO, More work than it's worth. Just buff and wax with good products and she'll come back to life. Also, you're going to kill the resale value.
  286. Elkfins

    South Sound 2018 Forcast

    Well... at least all the MA7 guys are breathing a sigh of relief now.
  287. Elkfins

    Is this Craigslist??

    Probably should have clarified my statement a bit to say " I find it amusing that anyone would expect a higher level of respect or courteousness from EVERY PERSON they deal with through a website that anyone can to sign up to for free" I agree that many on here who are regulars we kind of get...
  288. Elkfins

    Is this Craigslist??

    Interestingly enough, I've met some of my closest friends through this site and because of our shared passion for saltwater fishing, we've developed strong friendships over the years. I've also encountered some serious assholes through this site. Having said that, I find it amusing that anyone...
  289. Elkfins

    South Sound 2018 Forcast

    wait...what??? I thought all the Puget Sound salmon were extinct????? I guess Gibson Pt. is where it's at this year.
  290. Elkfins

    2015 Parker 2320 for sale

    Good luck with the sale Karen.
  291. Elkfins

    Looking for boat rental/lease

    sounds like a great gig!!! Wish i could help you but i'll be using mine this summer.
  292. Elkfins

    Perfection loop for our albacore?

    Game changer right here! I can't believe it never occurred to me to rig it this way. I'm going out to switch all my setups this morning. Sweet!!!
  293. Elkfins

    Perfection loop for our albacore?

    yep... the San Diego Jam is my go to for Xraps, jigs, large swivels, halibut & lingcod terminal gear, etc.
  294. Elkfins

    Perfection loop for our albacore?

    perfection loop is an easy knot to tie but... I don't like loops as I seem to have them break more than other knots. I just use a palomar... quick and easy to tie straight to the topshot. I haven't noticed a difference between ringed and non-ringed hooks but generally, I try not to overthink...
  295. Elkfins

    Raymarine Package

    PM sent...
  296. Elkfins

    6 Robbles

    Ditto this... I had them make me stainless hoses for my trailer so I wouldn't have to fuck with corroded fittings ever again. Was quick and painless. Whatever you do... Don't ever do business with E-Trailer online. 2 years ago when I rebuilt my trailer, switching from drum to Kodiak disk...
  297. Elkfins

    6 Pack Near Coastal capt license?

    I'm curious... for the average rec. boater, not running a charter but just fishing with friends. If you have a capt. license, could/would there be a difference in liability and/or repercussions in the event of an accident, injury, breakdown or other issue at sea vs. someone that didn't have the...
  298. Elkfins

    New WDFW Beta App Available Now

    They will store, use and sell the data... Amazon and Google are buyers, among others. If not now, sometime in the future. This is the whole point of data mining, otherwise there is no reason to keep the data. IllI pass thanks.
  299. Elkfins

    Mini X Work

    @silver slayer is your man.
  300. Elkfins

    Acrylic Enclosure Project

    Ryan, are you just heating it up to bend it?
  301. Elkfins

    MANCAVE REPOWER!

    So awesome Josh!!!
  302. Elkfins

    2 WA Claim Diggers Die

    Tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. After reading the article and the comments above, a couple of thoughts come to mind. First, both victims were retirement age or above so that would make me believe they were not likely as agile or strong as a younger person and...
  303. Elkfins

    Acrylic Enclosure Project

    Cool. What's the approximate material costs? Do you do anything for the back? Or just leave it open?
  304. Elkfins

    Go no Go

    Careful... I hear some captains like their bait boys. You'll learn so many tricks, you may turn into one.
  305. Elkfins

    Go no Go

    Leeroy has some good articles. Here's another that is a good read... especially for a newb to ocean fishing. http://www.leeroysramblings.com/Weather_Barcrossing_small_boat.htm Another word of advice... find an open seat or take a charter for your first tuna trip. it will cut the learning...
  306. Elkfins

    Go no Go

    Lots to consider but a good starting place would be: If swell height + wind wave height is greater than or equal to swell period, stay on the beach. Also... regardless of swell period, if wind waves are 3 - 4 foot or greater, the conditions are going to suck. Also... if the wind is greater than...
  307. Elkfins

    iPad for year helm?

    By the time you go to the expense of that... (Ipad, case, mount) you end up with a non-ruggedized screen that is not designed for a marine environment for not a lot less than a purpose designed screen. Why not just spend a bit more and get another Furuno display for back there that will easily...
  308. Elkfins

    WTC Starting Lineup

    Only 45 teams at this point. I think a lot of captains have grown tired of the poor management last several years that culminated in last years shit show. Perhaps someone from the WTC can explain what's changing to put the tournament back on track and make this years event better? Might go...
  309. Elkfins

    sorry

    Just take another little white pill John...
  310. Elkfins

    Boat/Sportsman show...buy those life vests

    thanks for the sobering reminder Kim. Glad no lives were lost.
  311. Elkfins

    Halibut Bill on Catch Card

    Instead of charging yet another fee, why don't they find a better way to estimate the number of people participating? If I were to purchase a halibut punch card and fish only 1 of the 6 available days, would my "Participation" be counted as all 6 days?
  312. Elkfins

    Oregon Fisherman Demonstrates New Right of Way Rules

    thanks for the warning. LOL
  313. Elkfins

    DNR shutting down some net pens

    So here you say the free market should decide how many pens are in the water... ... and here you say they should be banned. You are a fucking hypocrite troll with no clue as to what I wrote.
  314. Elkfins

    DNR shutting down some net pens

    Me thinks this Nerka4life is just a POS troll. Best to put him/her on the ignore list. I'm torn about the fish farms. While I will never eat farmed salmon, the majority of hte population doesn't know or can't tell the difference between wild caught salmon and farmed salmon. These farms take...
  315. Elkfins

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

    Completely see your point Pat and agree. Having said that, I've never heard any stories about you completely going off on paying customers and completely losing your cool. Having fished with you a number of times, it would surprise me to hear that.
  316. Elkfins

    What the hell?

    Just curious Troy... Why's that little boy in the picture wearing a bikini top?
  317. Elkfins

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

    Gruff huh... all this PC Correctness makes me laugh. Never fished with him but the stories I've heard from multiple people, both customers and deck hands lead me to believe he can be a complete asshole when things don't go his way. Having said that, they've also said the guy can find fish.
  318. Elkfins

    Autopilot stupidity

    It was a old man in a Trophy... http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/01/chilling_video_fisherman_jumps.html
  319. Elkfins

    Bait tank photos

    No problem. Mine is a Blue water Bait Systems 55 gallon tank.. it has a setting for half full so 1 scoop is no problem.
  320. Elkfins

    Bait tank photos

    typical response from them is no response. I tried to buy a bait tank from them a couple of years ago... called 4 times asking for someone to provide pricing and availability and never heard back. Finally bought one elsewhere.
  321. Elkfins

    WTC registration opened today

    Wow... fuck cancer!!! Not what any of us wanted to hear. Get well buddy. Thoughts and prayers for you.
  322. Elkfins

    WTC registration opened today

    Name some... Let's get a list, maybe on another thread so as not to derail this one more than it is. I'm all ears but have a tendency to favor charities and causes that benefit veterans and more local causes.
  323. Elkfins

    WTC registration opened today

    After last year's bullshit, i'll just donate directly to Wounded Warriors...
  324. Elkfins

    Kodiak bait tank. 43 gal

    John - that tank looks really good. nice work!!!
  325. Elkfins

    My faith in humanity is restored

    In Singapore, that truck would cost about $500k (if you could even get one there) You can't buy a house for less than 1.5 million (and that is a small row house). Because of the cost of these things, they don't fuck around with vandalism of cars or buildings. Get caught tagging a fence or...
  326. Elkfins

    A true American Hero

    Solid offer!!!
  327. Elkfins

    Fucking cancer...

    My wife's mom was diagnosed a few of months ago with what we were told was a very slow growing cancer in her neck, face and ear area. Surgery and radio therapy to remove it was deemed successful and prognosis was years to live. Found out last week that it reappeared. Doctors stuck with years to...
  328. Elkfins

    Looking for King Advice

    Starting the first or second week of August out of Westport or Ilwaco is best for ocean fishing. Later in august Bouy 10 (Columbia river estuary) is hot starting around that time into early September. Kings will bite jigs or mooched herring... most of us in smaller boats will troll for them...
  329. Elkfins

    Cool video from the Russian Weldcraft dealer

    They all go to SE Asia...
  330. Elkfins

    Bean Bags

    FYI, West Marine has the same bean bag chair for $120. Ocean tamers are nice and have a warranty but you have to ship to them if you have a problem. The one I have ripped at a seam after 1 year. They were going to warranty it but they wanted me to empty the beans then ship it to them on my...
  331. Elkfins

    NorthStar GPS - $200

    Will you take a heavily used sheep?
  332. Elkfins

    New Years clam diggin

    We'll be down.
  333. Elkfins

    Plastic Scotty rod holders

    The old ones had a tendency to break at the pin that inserts into the hole in the gunnel (red arrow on the pic below) They corrected this by using a stainless steel rod in the middle of that pin. Ask Limey @badlaz69 about this... although he got lucky because another BD brother caught his...
  334. Elkfins

    eBay/Japan electric reels for buts

    I used to think this but then I fished with a couple of guys who had them and the difference really sold me on them. They completely take the fatigue factor out of the equation when you're fishing 600 feet or deeper. The guys reeling by hand will catch 2 or 3 sub-25 lb halibut, throw them...
  335. Elkfins

    Letters to Santa

    Well fuck...
  336. Elkfins

    Smoke salmon dip

    Like the others have said but... Take 3 or 4 ounces of your trimmings and put them in a crock pot with a pound of butter. Cook that shit on low for about 6 hours. Strain the butter through cheese cloth and add to the cream cheese dip.
  337. Elkfins

    Tandem trailer for sale

    That's a steal! Good luck with the sale Ken.
  338. Elkfins

    Kids GT bike

    Clearly, you don't know Todd...
  339. Elkfins

    Trooper hits deer.

    wow... he had to have been moving at a pretty good clip to do that much damage.
  340. Elkfins

    Big one

    I'll be out to help drink beer at some point next week bud.
  341. Elkfins

    Big one

    Having an electric reel immediately gets you bumped up the list you know...
  342. Elkfins

    Southwest passengers are so friendly

    Ya. was dissapointed it ended right there. I wanted to see a snowflake melt.
  343. Elkfins

    Electric Trailer Winch Recommendation

    Pretty much exact same story here.
  344. Elkfins

    Another aluminum option?

    Miles is right.
  345. Elkfins

    GPS recommendation

    This is true. They have solar chargers available on Amazon starting about $25. Never hurts to have a backup though.
  346. Elkfins

    GPS recommendation

    FYI, you dont't need cel service for OnX either. You can download the maps to your phone when connected to wifi and then run in offline mode when your out in the field. I put my phone in airplane mode but the GPS functionality still works so I can mark waypoints and create tracks.
  347. Elkfins

    Insulated kill bags for hunting?

    They work well. Just need to be careful about getting the meat wet... that breeds bacteria and causes spoilage so you need to let the water drain as it melts.
  348. Elkfins

    feral swine webinar in January

    Interesting. On one hand, I'd love to be able to hunt them with some regularity here in WA but on the other hand, I completely realize the damage they do. I have customers in Texas who are living that hell...
  349. Elkfins

    Summer of 2018 Vancouver Island Tyee hunt suggestions

    It's a long drive but don't overlook Kyuquot sound. I was up there in mid/late august at Slam Bang fishing lodge and it was non-stop action on kings out by Spring Island. Average size fish we kept was in the low to mid 20's and we weren't very picky. Launch the boat at Fair Harbor and it's...
  350. Elkfins

    Gentlemen...I owe someone an apology

    Terry, between you and G-squirt, I'll pick you anyday.
  351. Elkfins

    Left Hand Compound New

    If Christopher was left handed, i'd snatch this up in a second.
  352. Elkfins

    Twin Yamaha 225's OX66

    Good luck with the sale Josh. I still have my 200's.
  353. Elkfins

    How's the fishing in Seattle in January?

    you'd be smart to take Charlie up on this...
  354. Elkfins

    94 YJ

    Hey Josh, have you sold this yet?
  355. Elkfins

    Christophers first buck

    First and foremost, A huge thanks to Josh, @silver slayer for sharing your honey hole with us and putting Christopher and I in position for him to take this buck. I can't express how lucky we are to have such great friends and people in our lives. Both Christopher and I owe you big time and...
  356. Elkfins

    Fuel Tank Fabricators

    Another vote for coastline. They did the original Glasply tanks back in the '70's and '80's and when I needed a new one for my old Glasply, they had the dimensions and plans on file, built the tank and shipped it to me in less than a week.
  357. Elkfins

    Wisconsin Muskys!!!!

    Fun, Fun, Fun. solid work.
  358. Elkfins

    That'll buff right out!!

    Boat died out near the SW corner during halibut fishing... dead batteries. Coast Guard 47 approached to provide a tow but came in a bit too hot and ran him over.
  359. Elkfins

    Moving metal carport

    we moved one at my dads place a few years back... Tied the back together with cross braces. Parked a flatbed truck under it. Jacked up the carport a few inches and build a couple of braces that set across the truck bed and front bumper wide enough for the carport to rest on then lowered the...
  360. Elkfins

    any health insurance brokers around?

    Any health insurance brokers out there in the brotherhood that might be able to help me with Washington State health insurance options for a small business... less than 10 employees with various needs/situations. Our current premiums have skyrocketed while coverage has dwindled so I need to do...
  361. Elkfins

    90’s honda accord

    these are the most commonly stolen car for a reason. GLWS
  362. Elkfins

    Coyote's and Pets

    15/0 treble hook tied to a 200lb steel cable baited with hamburger hanging 4 feet above the ground... Just don't let your dogs run free. I've never done this though...
  363. Elkfins

    Minimum age for tuna fishing

    Christopher has been fishing and boating since he was in the womb. Christopher caught his first Tuna when he was 9 aboard the KellyAnn. Not sure how old he was here but around 4 or 5 I'm thinking... catching salmon aboard Center Cut. He was 6 here... He didn't catch this particular...
  364. Elkfins

    Wanted Defiance Admiral 250EX

    If you want a close look and a test ride in a Grady 232, let me know. It has a 9'3" beam and trailering has not been an issue for me. The wider beam makes a huge difference in the seaworthiness IMO. And there is definitely a big difference in the ride between the 25 and 29 defiance's.
  365. Elkfins

    Idaho bulls

    Yowza!!! Nice bulls
  366. Elkfins

    94 YJ

    Lots of fun right there. Surprised this hasn't sold yet. GLWS bud.
  367. Elkfins

    Wanted Defiance Admiral 250EX

    I've never owned one but ridden on all 3 sizes... 22, 25 & 29. All are very wet rides on the back deck but stable at rest and provide a good fishing platform with lots of room on the deck. If you haven't gone for a test drive in one, you should (in some not so nice water). You should also test...
  368. Elkfins

    Looking for a new hunting partner

    And here I thought you didn't love me anymore after Elk season. Good luck with the search bud.
  369. Elkfins

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

    True story!!! Unfortunately, most conservation and animal rights groups would have you believe otherwise.
  370. Elkfins

    WDFW authorizes inport of Atlantic salmon eggs from Iceland

    For the most part, I tend to agree with this. I was talking to a fishing guide up in Kyuquot Sound (WCVI) this summer and he was in favor of fish farms. He brought up the point that the farms take much of the pressure off of wild and hatchery stocks and without them, there would pretty much be...
  371. Elkfins

    I think this Blue Friday business has gone too far!

    He was celebrating Blew Friday...
  372. Elkfins

    I think this Blue Friday business has gone too far!

    Dave told me that know all about those parts of town...
  373. Elkfins

    Braid under mono?

    All of my bait rigs are 50lb braid with a 10 - 15 foot top shot of 25 - 30lb flouro or mono.
  374. Elkfins

    petition

    Simple answer... It would make very clear the "co-manager's" true colors and intentions to the public which is very different than the propaganda they pay the media and our elected officials to portray.
  375. Elkfins

    Volunteers?

    Preferably someone who's not afraid to tell the "co-managers" to go fuck themselves!!!
  376. Elkfins

    Furuno System

    Why does it seem like everytime there is a classifieds post that gets shit on, G-Spot is right in the middle of it.
  377. Elkfins

    NFL

    Social injustice is not unique to our country. This is where Kapernick and the NFL players are missing the point. Everywhere people of different races mingle, this type of shit occurs. It always has and it always will. I'm as white as white can be and married to an Asian girl from Singapore...
  378. Elkfins

    Getting sharked out...

    Good info Laurence. The only thing I would add is to pay attention to where you're putting your bait in the water. Don't drop him right on top of the damn sharks nose. Toss him out a ways or behind the shark if possible to give him a head start.
  379. Elkfins

    Lk Washington Coho Counts

    Probably because the tribal nets are in. They don't want to publish the fact that the counts go to nothing when the muckleni _ _ ers have thier nets in the water.
  380. Elkfins

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

    freakin fantastic!!! Great work to the kiddo.
  381. Elkfins

    Non-ethonol Aberdeen area

    This. 12' ceiling there. Pay attention.
  382. Elkfins

    Tuna roll call.. Who's fish'n Sat??

    That's a big albie Eric... you just make it look small.
  383. Elkfins

    Washingtom/Oregan poachers go down

    Glad they're caught and being prosecuted. Not happy with the local news coverage of these asshats... calling them hunters.
  384. Elkfins

    Another good trip

    Well done!!!
  385. Elkfins

    Window install or construction problem advice

    I don't know shit about window installations but just wanted to say that I pray that your wife's cancer is curable and that she heals fast and without too much pain. Best wishes Kim.
  386. Elkfins

    Success

    Great work Josh.
  387. Elkfins

    Ash from fire...now rust spots

    Barkeepers friend will probably get most of it. Collonite cleaner wax applied with elbow grease on the stubborn spots followed up with a coat of collonite paste wax.
  388. Elkfins

    Westport Big Fish!

    Call out the non-payers Josh. Complete bullshit to enter a bet then not pay up!!!
  389. Elkfins

    It's happening.........

    And It's just about on!!! Good luck to all the Archery elk hunters this weekend!!! Montana Dave, Kristina, Duramax and I have some heavy lifting to do!!!
  390. Elkfins

    Looks like my parking job (Bow Thrusters?)

    that's painful right there.
  391. Elkfins

    Recommendation for Lodge in CAN or AK

    Was just up at SlamBang lodge on Kyuquot sound. King fishing was good with a 20lb average but the halibut and ling cod fishing left something to be desired. Accommodations were average and the staff was pleasant. Same problem in Kyuquot sound. Saw dozens and dozens of sea otters and the...
  392. Elkfins

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    Maybe next year... taking kids fishing is cool. I've got a date with an Elk on the 9th.
  393. Elkfins

    Theft on Float 12

    I'm thinking we may need a new gatekeeper... Goat is getting out of touch. Tues - where are you buddy?
  394. Elkfins

    Hard to know what's doing on the tuna front

    and here I keep turning him down... WTF am I thinking???
  395. Elkfins

    Westport big fish: reply I'm in

    Mancave for the win!!!! Nice fish Josh!
  396. Elkfins

    Got me some winter reading.

    Very cool. If you ever get through them and want to pass them to someone, I'd love to read them.
  397. Elkfins

    Wanted: Deck hand with net experience!!!

    Haha. Good one. A good net man will coach the angler what to do as well. It's a team sport.
  398. Elkfins

    Boat pricing?

    Don't know the value of your boat but what I have generally found is that when selling stuff, the more you ask at first, the more you're likely to get. If you're not in a hurry to sell, price it high. You may be surprised at what someone is willing to pay.
  399. Elkfins

    My greatest day as a captain.

    Fantastic work Norm!!!
  400. Elkfins

    Westport report -

    Goat... slow down on the meds dude.
  401. Elkfins

    What happened to Tailwalker Charters

    Clearly that is the problem.
  402. Elkfins

    What happened to Tailwalker Charters

    It's all Daves fault.
  403. Elkfins

    Salmon fishing ending soon in area 2 ?

    There is a very high probability that next weekend is the last one for Salmon this year.
  404. Elkfins

    DEFIANCE (ALLiED BOAT )

    chocolablibby reincarnated me thinks...
  405. Elkfins

    SST and Chloro Charts?

    Here's the latest image from NOAA Coastwatch... Good luck...
  406. Elkfins

    SST and Chloro Charts?

    truth hurts...
  407. Elkfins

    8/6 tuna report, WP

    I almost thought you were volunteering...
  408. Elkfins

    4 stroke kicker concerns

    What John and Fred said. The only concern would be if you get bad gas in your tank, it will affect both motors.
  409. Elkfins

    Wtc seat

    You're gonna be disappointed Mike... Josh is a sexy beast but not at that level.
  410. Elkfins

    2002 F350 7.3 Diesel

    Good luck with the sale. Should go quick.
  411. Elkfins

    Suzuki Lower Unit?

    WOW... it's been one thing after another with that boat. Hoping your luck turns around sooner than later.
  412. Elkfins

    I just want to catch some damn salmon...

    For kings, it's hard to beat the first week of August in Westport.
  413. Elkfins

    WDFW facebook page today... WTF???

    I believe in karma so no... i wouldn't take it without first confirming it was legally obtained.
  414. Elkfins

    WDFW facebook page today... WTF???

    What I read is that they cops didn't want to do paperwork (thier job) and instead stole the pots and passed the stolen goods to you...
  415. Elkfins

    Almost sank me boat

    call your insurance company. Pickle the outboard... http://www.boats.com/how-to/outboard-overboard-quick-pickle-it/#.WYSZo4TyvX4
  416. Elkfins

    200lb Arapaima from Thailand

    All catch and release here. It's a private fishing resort on a very large reservoir which is stocked with a myriad of huge exotic fish. When a fish is caught, the guides (who are all bio's) help land the fish, get pictures, give the fish a health checkup and off it go's. Gear is a custom 10'...
  417. Elkfins

    Having engine trouble

    Those pictures are the exact reason I will never own another I/O. Once you get any salt water in there, the corrosion and rust starts and you end up with these types of problems.
  418. Elkfins

    Having engine trouble

    Replace the coil...
  419. Elkfins

    200lb Arapaima from Thailand

    So I get this picture sent to me this morning. The family is in Singapore this month visiting the in-laws while I'm at home paying the bills. They spent a week vacationing in Phuket, Thailand and Christopher got to do a little fishing with his uncle. He landed a 200+ pound Arapaima. Not bad...
  420. Elkfins

    Elliott Bay Gillnetting 8/9 Sport Fishing 8/11-13

    I probably shouldn't say this on a public internet forum but. someone needs to invent an ethnic selective virus...
  421. Elkfins

    Yellowtail out of Ilwaco!

    Gimme a little credit...
  422. Elkfins

    NEAH BAY SALMON FISHING

    You mean to tell me the chart plotter isn't good enough? well shit.
  423. Elkfins

    Yellowtail out of Ilwaco!

    Nice. It was tasty too!!! thanks for sharing a few bites.
  424. Elkfins

    Shark bit salmon?

    You sure they didn't get a bit carried away when they were clipping adipose fins at the hatchery???
  425. Elkfins

    Shark bit salmon?

    Muckleshoots...
  426. Elkfins

    It's happening.........

    Elk on the mind... Definitely some shooters.
  427. Elkfins

    Crab pot thieves....

    No proof other than your suspicion based on circumstances... At best, give them a warning but even here, you need to be careful. Shit sometimes has a way of escalating quickly. Also, be aware that if they did pilfer your pots, and you confront them with no real proof other than suspicion...
  428. Elkfins

    July 17 Tuna Map

    that water is green... and not really connected to the main body of warm water.
  429. Elkfins

    High-grading

    Doesn't look good for these guys based on this article. http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/local-news/20170718/local-charter-suspected-of-high-grading-prized-halibut#.WW6RcrIVbys.facebook But it does bring up a question... Anyone know if it is legal to high grade fish if you keep them alive in...
  430. Elkfins

    15 July tuna run on the Lumacat

    120 gallons burned !?!?!?!?!? wow.
  431. Elkfins

    July 17 Tuna Map

    I'd start in the north end of the circled area and troll in a southerly direction...
  432. Elkfins

    Whale show

    He's lucky he didn't go swimming that day...
  433. Elkfins

    What is avg length of a 25lb Albacore?

    I don't think a 25lb albie will fit in a 31" cooler...
  434. Elkfins

    Open seat for Salmon tomorrow @ westport

    I think his salmon grew long fins... Just a guess.
  435. Elkfins

    WTH is the Goat doing?

    How the fuck does that happen???
  436. Elkfins

    Furbags

    good that that bitch didn't get the lucky Sea Cawk spoon
  437. Elkfins

    Anyone else eyeballing a Saturday tuna run?

    Water looks good... We may be running.
  438. Elkfins

    The youth

    He can. Christopher has fished the big water since he was 4 or 5.
  439. Elkfins

    The youth

    no doubt.
  440. Elkfins

    Sea cawk

    Truth... All I did was drive the boat. Saturday was all Josh with a bit of Christopher thrown in.
  441. Elkfins

    Financing for Older Boats?

    I'll bet you got a much better interest rate than on a used boat loan as well...
  442. Elkfins

    Things not to do while fishing

    Doesn't seem to stop you.
  443. Elkfins

    Lake WA sockeye fishery

    actually, not quite true. They care a lot... . . . . . . about the $$ the tribes pay them for casino advertising and BS propaganda.
  444. Elkfins

    Another 50th Bday Party Tuna Town Aug 5th

    Sounds like a good time. Count me in.
  445. Elkfins

    Tuna Charter

    Surprised you can't get a call back from Patrick... he may be booked though as you are a bit behind the curve here. Darrell at Far Corners is a great option as well. He's one of the best captains around.
  446. Elkfins

    Sea cawk

    Good times.
  447. Elkfins

    Kingslayer lures

    um... they look a lot like coho killers with ball bearing swivels to the hooks to me. What's so special about these that they cost $15 or more each???
  448. Elkfins

    Lake WA sockeye fishery

    fuck them...
  449. Elkfins

    Active shooter Eagle Harbor

    wow... glad no one who mattered was hurt or killed.
  450. Elkfins

    Westport 7/7 and 7/8

    more pics please.
  451. Elkfins

    70 POUND BLUE CATFISH!!!

    Very nice. Fishing for big cat's is fun. Here's one I caught in Thailand a few years back.
  452. Elkfins

    July 5 "Tuna Map"

    A couple of thoughts. 1. We've caught lots of tuna early season in 57 degree water. Don't need really warm water for albacore. I'm more interested in areas where I can find a temp break and a color break close together... preferably, right on top of each other. 2. It seems to me that we...
  453. Elkfins

    Tuna, tuna, tuna

    Fuck off!!!
  454. Elkfins

    Secret's out

    Well shit... I ran across this on the interweb's today. Guess it's time to sell the boat and move to Idaho. http://www.breakingnews247.net/595ea93ec570b/marine-scientific-community-exposes-false-reports-of-albacore-off-washington-coast.html
  455. Elkfins

    Tuna, tuna, tuna

    But I wanted to be in charge of the Vagina hats!!!
  456. Elkfins

    Tuna, tuna, tuna

    Now you're going liberal??? WTF???
  457. Elkfins

    TEAM ARSC WESTPORT ALBACORE REPORT!!!

    Club Tuna... I would expect to see her there.
  458. Elkfins

    Westport July 1-2 opener

    Ditto this. I've caught lots of blue lings inshore... some small and some over 30lbs. Never saw a blue ling offshore in the deep water.
  459. Elkfins

    Anybody fished Salmon out westport last couple days?

    interestingly enough, I only heard of a couple silvers caught over the weekend. Usually, they're thick this time of year.
  460. Elkfins

    It's happening.........

    Went and checked the camera's yesterday. Found some bulls that have some promise.
  461. Elkfins

    Sockeye area 7 worth trying?

    Not sure in the salt... never targeted them there but with the freshwater lake fisheries the gear is pretty straightforward. 2 bare red hooks 18" behind a dodger. Troll as slow as you possibly can. Use some shrimp oil attractant on the gear. Basically, mimic the krill that they are used to...
  462. Elkfins

    Sea trial fail

    Nope...Chinese Hookers tongue.
  463. Elkfins

    Sea trial fail

    There is no such thing as the wrong hole... And that is what she said.
  464. Elkfins

    It beginning to look like x mas

    now get that shit done... the tuna are here and Mikie wants to fish.
  465. Elkfins

    Post Up Some Pics Of Your Fish Cleaning Tables

    Costco table... Add a couple of 16" long 1 1/2" diameter PVC pipes to the legs to make it taller. Fit's right in the cockpit and plenty of room for 1 guy to fillet, and another to skin.
  466. Elkfins

    Dead Tuna in Ilwaco

    Yes... That was a pretty fucking good day too. Being a boat ho is awesome... lucky me!!! I've been fortunate to fish with and learn from some of the best anglers in the state and RTB is right at the top of that list for sure. Although... i would hesitate to say I've had plenty of...
  467. Elkfins

    Drowning explained

    that video was absolutely terrifying...
  468. Elkfins

    Facebook Failure

    For the most part yes... but, you can also post pictures of your food there as well as see videos of cat's doing stupid shit.
  469. Elkfins

    Dead Tuna in Ilwaco

    That was a good day for sure. 50 dead tuna and back at the dock at 11:59am
  470. Elkfins

    Dead Tuna in Ilwaco

    well shit... there goes my salmon season.
  471. Elkfins

    Twin 1999 Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66 200 HP outboards

    Bump. Someone needs a pair of 2 strokes... Make me an offer.
  472. Elkfins

    Powerstroke Mechanic

    NW Custom is 3 weeks out right now FYI
  473. Elkfins

    Etec 300 lower unit

    Another vote for Dave Johnson at Kitsap marina.
  474. Elkfins

    Tactical Strike upgrade

    I'd do her... that is, if Miles wasn't like 8 fucking feet tall and bat-shit crazy
  475. Elkfins

    It's happening.........

    And the pre season work begins. Montana Dave, Kristina, Christopher and I headed over the pass this morning and set up cameras in some of the honey holes. What was left of the salt licks from last year have been pretty heavily used and we saw plenty of sign... even bumped a few trying to stay...
  476. Elkfins

    I hope all our trips are like this...

    fun times. She looked good running. I can't wait for a chance to help paint that deck red.
  477. Elkfins

    Novice Tuna Help

    Braid is lighter so your bait will stay livelier longer. Tuna see livelier baits better.
  478. Elkfins

    Novice Tuna Help

    A very important piece of equipment... Hot girls dance on them.
  479. Elkfins

    Novice Tuna Help

    Any of your halibut rods will work as a trolling rig... preferably with a reel that is a non-level wind. Unless you want that shit to break. Frankly... you don't want to troll if you don't have to. For a live bait rod... Seeker 270H-8 with an Avet MXJ/MXL or SX spooled with 50lb braid and a...
  480. Elkfins

    TailWalker Halibut Season at a Glance

    And here I thought those were BJ lips.
  481. Elkfins

    Tuna.........

    Lotsa crabs there though.
  482. Elkfins

    Need la Push Ling Cod help.

    Dafuq???
  483. Elkfins

    It's happening.........

    Don't feel so bad... Christopher got blanked again too... he was pretty bummed this morning.
  484. Elkfins

    It's happening.........

    Observatory Archery Quality Elk... It's my turn!!!:cheers:
  485. Elkfins

    Point Defiance Trailer parking??

    I think I'm gonna take some lawn chairs down there on the 4th of July during the day and watch the launch fireworks.
  486. Elkfins

    Back Yard Firepit

    I just can't bring myself to eat anything called nut butter...
  487. Elkfins

    Back Yard Firepit

    Forget the graham crackers and use Oreo's
  488. Elkfins

    2017/2018 Washington Regs are out

    I just got an email... they're changing this to selective gear only now...
  489. Elkfins

    Hit and run

    Get your fucking bicycle out of the way of my motor vehicle and we wouldn't have this problem... now would we.
  490. Elkfins

    Twin 1999 Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66 200 HP outboards

    Bump. Updated the original post with video links.
  491. Elkfins

    Twin 1999 Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66 200 HP outboards

    Bump... Added a video link to the original post.
  492. Elkfins

    Twin 1999 Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66 200 HP outboards

    Link to the ad in the main classifieds. thanks for looking. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/twin-1999-yamaha-saltwater-series-ii-ox66-200-hp-outboards.658019/ Steve
  493. Elkfins

    Twin 1999 Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66 200 HP outboards

    For sale Twin 1999 Yamaha Saltwater Series II OX66 200 HP outboards. EDIT: Video link added below. 25” shafts. These are the original motors on my Grady 232. I don’t know the specific hours on these motors as there is no hour meter but when I bought the boat, the seller stated that he...
  494. Elkfins

    Before I drill some holes...

    Looks good Eric.
  495. Elkfins

    Huge shout out to Hollywood!!!!

    Party at Dave's house on Sunday... Dave's not here man!!!
  496. Elkfins

    recommendations for a refurbed 5.7

    A recurring theme I hear over and over. I had Greg at Tacoma Marine repower my old Glasply with a Mercruiser 4.3 in 2006. He did excellent work and that motor is still pushing that boat strong.
  497. Elkfins

    Treager Grill or Green Mountain

    I'll volunteer to be a judge. I do take bribes.
  498. Elkfins

    Huge shout out to Hollywood!!!!

    Looks good bud.
  499. Elkfins

    La Push: Graveyard of the Pacific?

    This was my initial thought as well.
  500. Elkfins

    Anchoring in shipping lanes

    I was rooting for the big ship too... kinda bummed the guy got out unscathed.
  501. Elkfins

    La Push: Graveyard of the Pacific?

    According to his Facebook, he got out.
  502. Elkfins

    La Push: Graveyard of the Pacific?

    Dead battery/electrical issues, boat wouldn't start. 47 pulled alongside to give him a tow and ran him over instead. Luckily, no lives were lost. Sorry to hear you didn't get out Crystal.
  503. Elkfins

    Sharing Fishing Expenses

    what if the captain supplies the ingredients for the brownies???
  504. Elkfins

    Special permit applications due May 24th!

    Today's the day... Get 'r done if you haven't already.
  505. Elkfins

    Westport has Chovies!!!

    Hook them just behind the anus
  506. Elkfins

    Be warned........

    You are correct... a limit of 2 lings count towards that 9 so assuming you get your 2 lings, all other bottomfish = 7. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  507. Elkfins

    Be warned........

    So that's what they call it these days??? You're a whore Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  508. Elkfins

    Be warned........

    They are plentiful up here too but classified as bottomfish. The bottomfish limit is 7 per person, per day in the ocean We catch them, keep them alive and then use them as live bait for Lingcod. After lingcod are done, remaining sand dabs are released and then we go catch rockfish. Seems...
  509. Elkfins

    Anyone Fishing Halibut On 5/21/17 See Any Blue Water

    Humpbacks were breaching yesterday at the Lingcod hole we were fishing. Last week, the water was blue but not yesterday.
  510. Elkfins

    LP ROLL CALL

    You're just pissed because all the electric reels on my boat are taken.
  511. Elkfins

    Fuckers Almost Got The Kicker, But....

    Wow. Sorry to hear this Ty. Good luck with the insurance.
  512. Elkfins

    Westport has Chovies!!!

    Maybe...
  513. Elkfins

    Special permit applications due May 24th!

    Or... just spend your money wisely and hunt out of state.
  514. Elkfins

    Used Pursuit 3480 Drummon Island For Sale

    Sweet ride for sure.
  515. Elkfins

    Ultimate Halibut Rig - Gen 2 - Video

    Damn. Right on. Thats a great little boat. Did you have to add fuel capacity? Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  516. Elkfins

    Self-Inflating vests? Yes or no? What exact ones if yes

    That mustang guide only refers to commercial use being required to wear in order to satisfy the carriage requirement. No mention one way or the other here in the recreational boating guide (link below) that they must be worn to satisfy the carriage requirement...
  517. Elkfins

    Self-Inflating vests? Yes or no? What exact ones if yes

    Not 100% correct Laurence. I specifically asked the coast guard this question a few years ago during a safety inspection and he looked at my Helly Hanson inflatable and said it counted whether being worn or not because of the classification (I can't remember which class it's marked as right...
  518. Elkfins

    Ultimate Halibut Rig - Gen 2 - Video

    I like the looks of this rig. Gonna a tie some up for the next halibut opener using tuna cord. Thanks, Mark for the idea.
  519. Elkfins

    I knew there was something off with those Colorado guys...

    Jeezuz... I wonder if the cops found all of our kicker motors there...
  520. Elkfins

    Limey's Luck

    Nailed it...
  521. Elkfins

    I knew there was something off with those Colorado guys...

    Apparently, sasquatch is real... @Waterdog~ , you got something to tell us? http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/colorado-hunter-claims-he-was-sexually-assaulted-by-a-sasquatch/
  522. Elkfins

    May 21 Halibut!

    Game on!!!
  523. Elkfins

    washington fishing (sequim/discovery bay) in july.

    Take Josh up on this... if he likes you, there's a good chance he'll try to get you a ride on his buddy's Grady White for Salmon and Albies. Right Doug. :D
  524. Elkfins

    Lowrance 3G Issues

    Wow... Personally, I'll never put another Lowrance product on my boat.
  525. Elkfins

    Limey's Luck

    Lucky Limey. Right on. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  526. Elkfins

    Too funny

    Nice. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  527. Elkfins

    pouring 2 and 4 lb cod weights

    Water and molten lead don't mix. That's a recipe for disaster. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  528. Elkfins

    pouring 2 and 4 lb cod weights

    The problem you describe is not because the mold isn't hot enough... I suspect you're opening them too soon. Let them sit for a few minutes before you open the mold. The bigger the weight, the longer it takes to cool. I let 15lb downrigger balls cool for 6 - 8 minutes minimum. When the mold...
  529. Elkfins

    Westport Halibut Thursday????

    Personally, I'd much rather cross a shitty bar going out than coming in...
  530. Elkfins

    Westport Halibut Thursday????

    assuming the weather let's us out, we'll be there.
  531. Elkfins

    Making Halibut fishing great again

    We started calling him Farmer tangles after the 3rd one. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  532. Elkfins

    Making Halibut fishing great again

    On my boat, it's easy to tell who the guy is that forgot to bring his own inflatable PFD. Thanks for joining us Dr. Tangles.
  533. Elkfins

    Westport launch this morning 5:30 AM

    Wow... glad no one was hurt.
  534. Elkfins

    DR Balls and Pipe Jigs

    Pipe jig's sold out on Wednesday... thanks fellas. Still have a bunch of 15lb dr balls. Can make 12's too if anyone needs those. $20.00 for a 12lb ball, $25 for a 15lb ball. steve
  535. Elkfins

    ROLL CALL BITCHES

    Seen several boats headed south on I5 this morning. See you fuckers tonight!!!
  536. Elkfins

    Bait tank wanted.

    This statement is akin to... I think i'll use a strap on for my first time instead of the real thing and then if I like it, I'll do it rght...
  537. Elkfins

    Retirement Plans

    I think it's a brilliant idea Terry. Go for it!
  538. Elkfins

    Interesting halibut write up

    Frustrating is an understatement... Common sense has told us for years that the math doesn't add up but...
  539. Elkfins

    Open seat @ Neah for the 6th (7th maybe)

    I think Ken Unkrer was looking for a ride. @heybigguy Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  540. Elkfins

    Bait tank wanted.

    No better spot for a bait tank than the center of the deck.
  541. Elkfins

    Good Riddance

    Some people just want to watch the world burn...
  542. Elkfins

    La Push for Hali opener

    Just saw this warning from the CG on Facebook...
  543. Elkfins

    2017 Area 10/11/13 Spot Prawn Season

    Complete Bullshit. Having said that, I don't think I'd want to eat any shrimp from the south sound this year considering several cities have been dumping untreated waste into the sound for a couple of months now...
  544. Elkfins

    Bait tank wanted.

    But you promised...
  545. Elkfins

    Bottom fish descender

    I just want to say... PSA KICKS ASS!!! thanks guys.
  546. Elkfins

    DR Balls and Pipe Jigs

    Yes, but I'll give volume discount if you want a bunch.
  547. Elkfins

    DR Balls and Pipe Jigs

    15lb DR balls - $25.00 each 12" Pipe jigs, stainless cable, swivel and cotter pin. No hooks. $20.00 I'm in Tacoma and Auburn daily, will be in Westport Wednesday through Sunday morning. steve
  548. Elkfins

    Bottom fish descender

    Get a seaqualizer. http://seaqualizer.com Sportco has them
  549. Elkfins

    Towboat US/Vessel Assist on sale

    Check your insurance policies too... Mine will reimburse me up to 1k for a tow.
  550. Elkfins

    Towboat US/Vessel Assist on sale

    Yep... Crowley. They're a joke and we'd all be better off if they didn't have that boat there as Coast Guard SOP is to direct the stranded vessel to the commercial tow company before they'll come get you as long as it's not a life endangering situation. Last year, I had an oil alarm go off just...
  551. Elkfins

    Pipe Jigs in shallow water

    Cheaper too...
  552. Elkfins

    Pair of 2011 300 HP Verado and all rigging

    Dude!!! The Lund is gonna fly!!!
  553. Elkfins

    ROLL CALL BITCHES

    I've decided to take up trout fishing... I just hope my boat fit's on Tanwax lake.
  554. Elkfins

    Tribal Clam digging

    My first thought every time I see one of these threads... Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  555. Elkfins

    Trailer Issue

    Damn Mike. Glad you or the boat weren't hurt. That's kind of unnerving. Rollers or bunks?
  556. Elkfins

    Goatram's B-Day

    Happy birthday John. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  557. Elkfins

    Took the boat/trailer across the scales today;

    If, as you say, the rig tows beautifully, why would you want to change anything? If it's not broke, don't fix it.
  558. Elkfins

    Lenco Trim Tabs

    Go Bennett... Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  559. Elkfins

    Monday madness

    Hey Chuck... wanna smoke some weed?
  560. Elkfins

    Post-towing inspection

    Shit... you guys are way overthinking this. Time to buy a new boat Eric. Yours is ruined now.
  561. Elkfins

    La push bar

    Forest service does do this for a number of reasons... avalanche, fire, etc.
  562. Elkfins

    La push bar

    They go by what your registration says.
  563. Elkfins

    La push bar

    They typically go by what the registration says. Mine is a registered 23' boat but LOA is over 29'. They call me a 23.
  564. Elkfins

    12-digit HIN # requirement

    Mine is a 99... Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  565. Elkfins

    12-digit HIN # requirement

    Mine already is 12 characters Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  566. Elkfins

    163 mph boat ride

    15 minute ride to the tuna grounds... oh boy.
  567. Elkfins

    12-digit HIN # requirement

    this has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard... Beyond full retard!!!
  568. Elkfins

    Addy's first

    Sweet... let's get her out for blackies this season. Christopher can show her how it's done.
  569. Elkfins

    I'm dying inside!

    Good times! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  570. Elkfins

    Well that sucks.....

    So what I'm reading is we all get to go boat shopping... congrats! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  571. Elkfins

    Which Casino to go to

    The Mirage is nice. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  572. Elkfins

    Question about taco outriggers

    Build some...
  573. Elkfins

    Exterminator

    Fire will kill them.
  574. Elkfins

    Live bait rods

    Seeker 270H-8...
  575. Elkfins

    Archery elk hunt

    Lots of elk in the Kittitas area. I would start in the west end of unit 336... access from Easton. Another good area is by the wind farms north east of Ellensburg. Find a north facing slope with lots of cover, water and feed. Find that, and you'll find elk.
  576. Elkfins

    Washington Tuna Classic | THE BEGINNING

    Sure you want to know... I have some pictures of the deed on my phone.
  577. Elkfins

    Trigonometry quiz

    You should be good then. I had to do the unthinkable when I put the bunks on my trailer... I eyeballed it.
  578. Elkfins

    What do you want for Westport salmon - Tell them now

    Interestingly enough Greg, I learned last year during a discussion at a PSA Ocean anglers meeting that the June commercial king fishery has a large impact on immature coho. The commies apparently encounter tons of small coho during that period and was the driving reason why we didn't get a...
  579. Elkfins

    What do you want for Westport salmon - Tell them now

    No doubt, Kevins departure is a huge loss for our cause but having said that, Dave Johnson is undoubtedly the right man for the job. He has my full support, confidence and most of all... appreciation for the time and energy he's spending on this.
  580. Elkfins

    Trigonometry quiz

    Good thing you don't have a variable deadrise hull...
  581. Elkfins

    Halibut - 7 days maybe?

    Because the tribes pay the senators and reps to not write those letters.
  582. Elkfins

    What do you want for Westport salmon - Tell them now

    2 Chinook out of the gate, 7 days a week. Starting in June. By the time we run out of quota, (if we even do) I'm focused on longfins anyway.
  583. Elkfins

    New shop for the boat... a story of frustration.....

    I have found that it is generally cheaper to ask forgiveness than permission.
  584. Elkfins

    Rocket Launcher Spacing?

    If you're only doing 1 row then Charlies spacing works well. Huge pain in the ass to get to the 2nd row when the front row is full.
  585. Elkfins

    Grady Gary's Bday 3/4/2017 the big 50!

    Happy birthday Gary. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  586. Elkfins

    The Journey

    I told you that switch sucked...
  587. Elkfins

    Post op check in

    Good thoughts bud. Praying for a quick recovery.
  588. Elkfins

    Lets see your Bait Tank

    Not handy but I can get some in the next few days. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  589. Elkfins

    Lets see your Bait Tank

    Standard wood working tools. Table saw, skil saw and hole saws to cut, sand paper, router and a hand plane to finish the edges. It's super easy to work with. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  590. Elkfins

    Lets see your Bait Tank

    I made this top out of starboard.
  591. Elkfins

    You are doing yourself a huge disservice!

    Wow... that looks fantastic. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  592. Elkfins

    GOD DAMN IT ELAINE.....

    There must be a video of that... Right Mikie?
  593. Elkfins

    Lead Pour/Fundraiser in south end

    Ahh shit... That was colonel sanders that did that... and I still have the scars. I'll be missing this one... heading to Vegas for a few days of debauchery
  594. Elkfins

    Rockfish and Deepwater Lingcod Season

    you completely missed my sarcasm Matt...
  595. Elkfins

    Rockfish and Deepwater Lingcod Season

    The C-Closure... via a specific ethnic group that claims to be the stewards of the resource.
  596. Elkfins

    Man down.

    https://buy.fellmarine.com/mob-basepack.html
  597. Elkfins

    Rockfish and Deepwater Lingcod Season

    I can't see it taking them much less time to get 7 per person vs. 10 per person. when you get on a school of biting blackies, they come over the rail pretty much non-stop. At a couple of spots I fish out of Westport, 2 drifts and you've got 60 on board most days.
  598. Elkfins

    2006 Yamaha 9.9 Hi-Thrust Extra long shaft

    that should sell fast at that price...
  599. Elkfins

    New guy

    This. There is no better way to learn to fish the salt than to join PSA and make friends. Most of the state's best saltwater anglers and charter captains are members at one or more chapters and very few of them are assholes... lots of pricks though. Information flows pretty freely at these...
  600. Elkfins

    Ruining your kids

    I'd say Christopher's ruined...
  601. Elkfins

    GOD DAMN IT ELAINE.....

    Now you know why Elaine gets her own side of the boat.
  602. Elkfins

    Ruining your kids

    No shit... just ask my nephew about uncle Vance... Christopher knows better though.
  603. Elkfins

    Seattle April Fishing advice/info needed

    Can't go wrong with a bottom fish trip out of Westport on the Slammer.
  604. Elkfins

    The Journey

    Problem is, when it fails, it will fail when he's heading straight for another boat and could potentially cost much more in repairs to that other boat than buying a quality part could.
  605. Elkfins

    The Journey

    I'm curious to see how well that $12 switch holds up in the saltwater environment...
  606. Elkfins

    Look at this bait tank

    No worries.... we'll get that important piece finished up soon enough.
  607. Elkfins

    WDFW "loses" 514,000 fish...

    After reading that, it sounds to me like the process that tells them how many fish they have is very similiar to the process they use to tell how many fish we've caught... ie: they don't really have a clue and it's all a WAG
  608. Elkfins

    Is It Just Me?

    Couldn't agree with you more Matt. BTW... I clicked that link and was immediately hit with a video ad telling me how great the tribes are. Coincidence??? I think not. I really don't think King5 is on our side.
  609. Elkfins

    WTC registration

    That was 2012... 2014 you blew up the props. Don't make me break out the pics of you, mike and Limey frolicking on float 6...
  610. Elkfins

    NMFA - what's it mean to you?

    There... fixed it for ya.
  611. Elkfins

    The Other Pink Meat

    It's true... I can vouch that Charlie sure does know his way around a beef steak.
  612. Elkfins

    Washington Tuna Classic | THE BEGINNING

    I did not fish the first WTC but have fished all others. I've been fishing and hunting since I was a kid. I regularly fished salmon in Puget sound, rivers and the ocean when I could get out on a charter or my small boat. BD is what really got me into Tuna fishing. In 2008 or 2009, Vance was...
  613. Elkfins

    GAS TAX

    I burned about 1100 gallons last year and got about $250 back. I just throw all my receipts into a zip lock bag and take the 1/2 hour each year in January to add them up, fill out the form and mail it in. To me, 1/2 hour of my time is definitely worth $250. As a related note, I've talked to...
  614. Elkfins

    Some bright morning news for you all to chew on...

    This one's been going around Facebook for a couple weeks now.
  615. Elkfins

    Found a market for dogfish...

    We need to ask Limey about it...
  616. Elkfins

    Found a market for dogfish...

    Once they wipe out the real fish, they'll go after these... then claim thier heritage and ancestral use of them.
  617. Elkfins

    twins trim question

    Twin trim you say??? Wrong website.
  618. Elkfins

    Mom and Pop stores

    That'll work. I agree with the sentiment about local stores.
  619. Elkfins

    Set of Yamaha 4.2L 250's

    Those would be awesome on Mancave Josh.
  620. Elkfins

    18' x 25' shed

    Wouldn't be hard to make it taller... that's a good deal.
  621. Elkfins

    Where to sell Taxidermy?

    Go talk to Gary at Warthog BBQ in Fife. He may be interested in some.
  622. Elkfins

    New Year's Eve party

    Yes... Yes i did. unfortunately.
  623. Elkfins

    New Year's Eve party

    Will you be wearing your new shoes?
  624. Elkfins

    Mola Mola

    They are common out here... and surprisingly fast when you accidentally hook one.
  625. Elkfins

    Live Wells

    Yes, inside is the same rectangle as the outside. The corners are a bit rounded and the fill and drain are in opposite corners and work basically the same way the defiance tanks work... the flow is directed the full height of the tank to make the water flow in a circular direction. Oval or...
  626. Elkfins

    Live Wells

    Not quite true Lawrence. I have a rectangle 55 gallon bait tank from Bluewater bait systems that works as good as any of the oval or round models. Water flows just fine in it. I've put 3 scoops in it with essentially no dead loss or red noses.
  627. Elkfins

    It's elf on the shelf time

    Sorry for your loss. My condolences.
  628. Elkfins

    Set of 4 studded snow tires

    They were for a Honda Civic
  629. Elkfins

    Set of 4 studded snow tires

    These came off of a Honda civic. 165/70 SR13 4 lug pattern. $100 for the set. I'm in Tacoma and commute to Auburn daily.
  630. Elkfins

    Hopefully this was one of you

    You've clearly never heard of the law of gross tonnage... I'm glad you aren't boating in WA
  631. Elkfins

    What is Wrong with This Site Lately?

    Quick Eric... get to your safe place. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  632. Elkfins

    What is Wrong with This Site Lately?

    You guys need to hire a better system admin and security specialist.
  633. Elkfins

    Friday Harbor Salmon Classic

    Congrats guys Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  634. Elkfins

    Raymarine CHIRP Sonar Screenshots!

    Hmm... Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  635. Elkfins

    Raymarine CHIRP Sonar Screenshots!

    Thanks Joel. The Es98 has built in Chirp as well... Would love the 12 inch screen but I don't think it will fit in my helm.
  636. Elkfins

    Moorage

    It's pretty awesome to see the look on the noob's faces when he does this. They're like WTF just happened?
  637. Elkfins

    Raymarine CHIRP Sonar Screenshots!

    Erik, I'm considering this upgrade right now. Are you using the internal sonar to the ES98 or did you go with the CP470? Also, which transducer model?
  638. Elkfins

    It's elf on the shelf time

    Good times... Good times indeed.
  639. Elkfins

    Moorage

    Fuck the tribes... I'm fishing Westport
  640. Elkfins

    Tips of when to book a tuna trip...

    Seems to me that mid/late August has a bit better chance of a good weather window than earlier or later. Go on a weekday too... weekends are lousy all summer long it seems.
  641. Elkfins

    3 Days Halibut!!!!!!

    Jesus...really??? Maybe show up at a meeting and find out.
  642. Elkfins

    BD OSHA INSPECTION: FLASHERS

    You sure that wasn't just the Help me get home shit you smoked?
  643. Elkfins

    Family traditions and secret recipes.

    The ability to make a good pie crust trumps man card rules any day, all day long. Now, settling for a shitty pie crust... that would be a reason to pull the man card because clearly, in that case you don't have the cahones to make sure good pie is served.