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  1. Thrasher_1

    Ma7

    Hey, remember when there were endless dick swinging reports from ma7 and guys got pissed if you sent them a pm to stop blowing up the area? Oh yes, the good old days of people not heeding the advice of many. The seasons we are going to be receiving this season are a by product of over...
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    MA7 Opener Reports

    Just curious how everyone did on the 2016 MA7 Opener? I fished Friday after work for a few hours. Lost one near boat. Only one bite. Saturday, found a couple. Sunday fished 12 hours for 5 bites, 2 came home. Cant remember the last time I was grateful to just get a keeper sized fish. In my...
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    Scotty Downrigger Maintenance

    Since I bought my Scotty 1106's in 2007, I have religiously taken them in every year for maintenance. However, even though I have been taking them in for maintenance, it seems there are constantly other issues that require that they need taken in every few months. When I ask the vendor how...
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    Chamber Sealers? Which one?

    Assuming that this summer fishery ever decides to take off and stop sucking shit, I will be looking for a new food saver device. Which brand and model of chamber sealer did you go with and why? Where is the best place to buy the one you purchased? Thanks
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    WA State cracking down - BUI

    Looks like WA is cracking down on cracking a brew... http://www.king5.com/news/local/Washington-state-gets-tough-on-boating-under-the-influence-217317701.html I wonder how this will play out? Hey will have a flip out plank to have you walk a straight line or walk the gunnels and fall in you...
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    What style of anchor?

    Well, it's long overdue. I need to put some sort of an anchor on my 21' North River Seahawk. If both my motors were to fail, it's dumb to be without an anchor of some sort. Also, I want to be able to anchor up in the straits for butts. I have a miller marine anchor nest on my bow. Anchor Locker...
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    New Electronics input

    Posting this for a friend that hasn't had the time to put this up due to taking care of his house full of flu victims. He currently is looking at upgrading his old school Lowrance and has been eying Raymarine and Simrad mainly. As far as his space limitations go, he has the room for a Ray a67...
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    Yamaha T8 vs Yamaha T9.9

    I recently sold my T8 and hung a new T9.9 on my NR Seahawk and have noticed some differences, I think. I was curious if any of you have changed over and if so, have you noticed any of these, or others? I have it hanging on the same side as the T8 was (port). Now when turning port side, most of...
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    2008 Yamaha T8

    2008 Yamaha T8, long shaft. Elec tilt, elec start, runs great. Currently on my 2008 North River Seahawk. Been wanting to get a 9.9 so either I sell it here or it gets traded in. Either way, it is coming off soon. Has very minor salt corrosion around front of rim where lid sits, cosmetic only and...
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    Can you spot a 20 pound fish?

    Rare do I ever post, because I rarely have anything nice to say. This is no exception. I keep on hearing about all these "20 pound fish" everyone continues to catch, but I have to ask myself, do many really know what a 20 pound fish is? Have I caught them? No, never, I suck and I can only...
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    LEAD MELTING ITEMS

    A few buddies and I have several 100 lbs of lead and have decided to do a pour up here near the BC Border. My question is, since we have never done this, what do you guys use for: Single pour ladle for 12 & 15lb balls Melting pot...cast iron? With or without a spout? Heat source I have a crab...
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    QCove Breakaway Flashers

    I have 8 breakaway flashers with the bag. 7 of the flashers haven't even been used. The one that has been used has a few scratches from hitting bottom but is as close to new as it gets, used 1 day. New these are $14 ea x 8 = $112 plus a $10 bag, and tax is over $125. $90 takes all of them...
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    Removing Carpet from rod trays...

    Was curious if anyone has taken on the task of removing the carpet from the rod trays on an aluminum boat? Have an 08 North River Seahawk and the rod trays have factory installed carpet in them. Unless someone can think of a good reason to have this carpet left in the trays, I am thinking it's...
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    Anacortes Derby Ticket

    I have one Anacortes Derby ticket available. call me 360-510-9061
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    Aluminum to Fiberglass ownership..

    First of all, is this topic even possible without it turning into a Chevy, Ford, Dodge type conversation? I know everyone has an opinion, to which I am looking for, but I just didn't want to start any sort of piss fest on brands. I was rather surprised to have the wife come home from the Boat...
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    Popped My Q-Cove Breakaway cherry!

    After posting the other day that I had some problems with my breakaway flasher pin, Ken stepped up big time! Thanks again Ken for sending out all of the pins so promptly!!! I had heard so much about the QCove Flashers but I had only been able to fish one for about 30 minutes last year...
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    Q-Cove Breakaway Rigging Do's and Don'ts

    After reading about a lot of you guys having great luck using Ken's Q-Cove Breakaway's, I went out and bought a couple. I used them for probably about 30 minutes on my last day out coho fishing, with no luck. I switched them out and went back to my old standby by flashers and hooked up almost...
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    Breakaway Flasher Problem...

    Due to all the recent chatter on here I picked up a breakaway Flasher at the end of Coho season. I went out fishing Saturday, went to rig the flasher up and it appears that the pin had melted. According to instructions and advice, it had been stated to put a small amount of smelly jelly on the...
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    Thankful for good friends

    I know this may seem like a sappy thing to bring up on our normally "tough guy" forum, but I wanted to mention this.... Amidst the daily hustle and bustle of busy daily life, I think that it is easy for us to possibly overlook just how fortunate we may be to have good friends in our lives...
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    Argh Billy there's a storm brewin' on the horizon in Area 7...

    Curious if anyone is going to be heading out tomorrow before she gets nasty on Sunday? Just wondering who will be out there ... Just in case ;)
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    Do my balls need to be bigger?

    :rofl: On my Scottys, I've only fished with 12's but several I know fish with 15's. I know that with 15's obviously there will be less blowback, but other than that any other reasons to go with 15's? Looking for opinions on keeping with 12's or swapping out to 15's but curious as to why...
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    Dem Filthy Ho's in MA7

    My Dad came up to visit for the weekend for his Birthday, so Happy Birthday to him, I got him out for some hos. The tides were a little too early for my lazy butt on Saturday, so I figured a late start was going to have to do. I figured by the time I made it out into the Islands, I'd be late...
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    Sage Gear Rod Website..

    Anyone know what happened to the Sage Gear Rod website? I have tried every site name I can think of, but I can not seem to locate any site information on anything other than fly rods. Anyone know what's up? Used to be able to Google "Sage Gear Rods"...and it would come up. Thrasher
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    It's time to choose a new downrigger rod...

    So I've been contemplating getting a new downrigger rod to go with my Islander MR3, single action reel....(yes, still) Choices rattling around my head are a Sage SA4120 or getting a custom Rainshadow rod of the equivalent. Next choices are, making my own or getting one already done. Both...
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    Need help finding fitting for Raytheon LCD

    Thanks to blackmouther for the FREE Raytheon RL9 radar unit!!! All I need is a connector for the end of the cable that goes to the back of the LCD unit and I am in biz. Today, I called Radar Marine in Bellingham and asked if they can fix me up and to my surprise, the guy there says no. He says...
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    AM/FM Radio Reception on Aluminum Boat

    I have noticed that the reception on my 21' North River Seahawk is less than "good". Actually, it has never really been good since I have owned this boat. AM reception is unheard of literally and FM is sketchy at best. I have a Shakespeare VHF antenna on my boat for my VHF but no antenna for...
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    FISH CLEANING STATION AT HOME

    I am wanting/needing to build a fish cleaning station at home soon. I am tired of grabbing a 2x8" on the ground to do all the fillets. Was curious if any of you have built any cleaning stations at home and wanted to post up some pics or ideas of how you did yours. Covered? Plumbing? Starboard...
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    Kick ass day in the Juans!!!

    Today was an absolute kick ass day on the water in Northern WA. A customer of mine had been asking me to take him out for some king action. I wasn't one to pass up a threat for a good time, so today was the chosen day. We launched this morning at the early witching hour with minimal drizzle...
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    Wanting to buy a Rainshadow 1265 Rod

    Looking for a Fetha Styx or a Rainshadow 1265 mooching style downrigger rod for use with a single action reel. I'm still contemplating just building my own, but I figured I'd see if anyone had one they wanted to sell as well.
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    MA7 8/28 Baldwin Island Resort and Guide Service

    Today was another great day on the water with blackmouther. He truly has this summer fishery dialed, to say the least. If you know Travis, you know where he fishes this time of year, if you don't and your lurking, get to know him and you can figure it out. We will refer to it as the "Summer...
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    Double Dippin' in MA7 8/21

    This is the time of year that a lot of us wait for. The time of year that drags our butts out of the bunk at O'dark 30 and Saturday was no exception. I got the invite to join Team Blackmouther in hopes of ruining the day for some unsuspecting fish. I gladly accepted and met him and the coach...
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    Aluminum Boat Owners...voltage??

    I wish like hell I wasn't still pondering this boat electronics dilemma, but I just may be. I recently had a re-wire done on my boat and am curious now, what other aluminum boat owners natural voltages are. Before my rewire, I was almost a full volt, .990 actually. After this recent re-wire...
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    Good times in MA7

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    Open seat Friday 1/22 MA7

    I realize this is last minute, but fishing partner for tomorrow had an illness in family. Launching at 7:30 in Bellingham. All I ask is help with fuel and for you to net my fish. ;)
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    Obama

    With demands on US ocean resources control growing quickly, the Obama administration today outlined a new comprehensive ocean management plan [PDF] to guide federal agencies in restoring and protecting a badly stressed US coastal and ocean environment. Today’s policy shift proposed by the...
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    NOAA San Juan Proposal Email responses

    With the up and coming proposal on the horizon I know a few people, including myself have written emails and sent them to the appropriate people. I myself emailed Rick Larsen. I was merely curious if anyone has received any responses from the mail they sent out. I for one, have not received...
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    What's in a Name?

    I know this topic comes around every now and then, so I figured what the hell. I am not certain why naming a boat is so tough, but I have tried to figure it out long enough and have decided to get your advice/opinions. Not sure what all goes into a name. Is it, your first love? Is it your Alma...
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    Good Times in MA7 9/3

    Today I had the opportunity to head out to MA7 with Travis,"blackmouther" and Matt "rustle". Last night we had been discussing the weather forecast and weren't certain if we were going to go. Small craft advisory in effect, 15-25's were predicted for the day by NOAA. Well, after a brief chat...
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    MA7 8/29

    Fished MA7 today solo, to catch a king. No such luck. Ended up catching 3 Coho (2 wild, one hatchery. 15 lb wild was a beauty), 1 under sized king and 4 pinks released. Ended up bonking the hatch coho. .
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