Poll: Reports. Favored Style. Put Up, or Shut Up

What do you divulge when posting a fishing report?


  • Total voters
    119

tambs

Yo BD! Color Screens-Invented Mid '50s. Jus sayin.
Oct 1, 2009
2,264
1,844
113
Tri-Cities, WA
Name
Tom
Boat
"Bottom Line" - 25' Carolina Classic SF
Ok, to try and stem the rampaging flood of hard earned dollars to pharmaceuticals for blood pressure meds, I offer up this poll as a one-stop place for you to vote for your preferred fishing report style. Not every style can be covered in a simple poll, so vote for the one closest to your tastes.

Obviously tuna reports are excluded. That's a different game, with most people giving up the whole enchilada unless its tourney week.

Cast your vote and explain your rationale, or don't. But in any event, Tommy's going to go off the deep end if the diatribe in the reports section doesn't come to a screeching halt. :D

Names are displayed to expose the guilty. If you voted for "I'm posting it all up", you better have a report in archives that demonstrates that philosophy, or you're likely to get called on it.
 

silver slayer

I've posted enough I should'nt have to edit this
May 12, 2009
3,742
1,960
113
kitsap county
Name
Josh
Boat
25' starcraft expedition
tried to vote but nothing to vote for
 

TunaHore

World Champion Boat Ho
Jun 5, 2012
1,664
556
113
Island
Name
Tuck
Boat
Carolina Dory
No Poll.......or in the case of Tues......no Pole
 

tambs

Yo BD! Color Screens-Invented Mid '50s. Jus sayin.
Oct 1, 2009
2,264
1,844
113
Tri-Cities, WA
Name
Tom
Boat
"Bottom Line" - 25' Carolina Classic SF
Yeah, sorry for the delay... Ya know how it is with pesky interruptions, like work. :D
 

Quan

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 21, 2009
1,348
616
113
Bellingham, WA
Name
Quan
Boat
Defiance Admiral 220 EX "Hawksbeard"
I'm with Josh. Wanted to vote for "General locations (as in MA) and share gear used too but not more specific strategies like depth unless it's common knowledge (bouncing bottom for blackmouth!)"

People use a billion different gear set ups, no single one is "right" and it doesn't hurt giving some people an idea of what has been working.
 

2 fish

gilligan
Sep 13, 2011
257
0
16
edmonds washington
Name
jim
Boat
2 fish
if you want to know what and where is working for me i have no problem telling. i am not very good at fishing so you can bank on there are better places and gear choices. i am sure i will get better with expericence and seeing what others do
 

Swede

Yachtless
May 2, 2008
4,132
4,678
113
Pacific Northwest
Name
Swede
Boat
Kristen Lee
It also matters what species you are fishing for. For example, I'll tell you how and where I caught my Pinks :rofl:
 

hybridcx

Well-Known "Member"
Aug 12, 2009
1,095
79
48
Sequim, Wa
Name
Jacob
Boat
22' c dory "plus 3"; willie db
I picked share locations. and with that I mean MA, I would give gear advice too but there wasnt a selection that included both..
I guess if i could re-vote I would pick general area one.
 

outtadablu

Gettin' Ready to go KILL some fishes
Jan 14, 2009
970
112
43
Whidbey Island
Name
Dave
Boat
26' Osprey "Outtadablu"
Yea, I hear ya, my damn job gets in the way of all kinds of fun shit. I'm a generalist cause I don't want them blaming me for not catching anything.
 

barnettm

Member
May 19, 2008
492
72
28
maple valley
Name
mike
Boat
24 Grady White, 220 ex Defiance
I generally give all information as I am superstitious and believe the Gods will reward me. Plus I do all my salmon fishing at Westport and Neah Bay, and it will all change by tomorrow anyway.
 

Corndog

Landlocked
Sep 22, 2009
4,860
1,608
113
Northern Colorado
Name
Jason Jones ( Lone Shark)
Boat
Century 1801, Hobie PA14 & SoA
Wheres the spot for Washington sucks ass because they keep ramming closures up your hiney holes?:rofl:

If I were you guys I would form a secret society to discuss fishing reports because those damn eco nazi's seem hell bent on more and more closures...seems every week I read about more closures up there...Must suck:hali_olutta:

As for reports when I go Salmon fish in Norcal every year im a generalist...but spill my guts in PMs for those actually interested.
 

tambs

Yo BD! Color Screens-Invented Mid '50s. Jus sayin.
Oct 1, 2009
2,264
1,844
113
Tri-Cities, WA
Name
Tom
Boat
"Bottom Line" - 25' Carolina Classic SF
Yeah, sorry about the answer descriptions fellas. When I drafted them they were much more detailed. The poll creation page only permits 100 characters in each response though, so I had to pare them down.

Here are my original choices as drafted:

It's all a secret! I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill ya! I'm not even saying what I caught.

I'll share general locations, but not specifics. You may or may not find me if you use my locations. Forget gear and tactics. Ain't going there. Catch detailed thoroughly with pics (what good is fishing without bragging?).

General locations and general methods are freely offered. Not giving away my hot spots, or go-to strategies. Here you will get what MAY work, but not necessarily what's killing them for me.

It's all yours for the asking, but I'm not publishing it to the world on the WWW.

To hell with you asking, I'm posting it all up in a report anyway.

Share? What's that? Hell, the only reason I signed up for this account was so I could vote for this very category! Signing off now (its harder to lurk when you're logged in).
 

tambs

Yo BD! Color Screens-Invented Mid '50s. Jus sayin.
Oct 1, 2009
2,264
1,844
113
Tri-Cities, WA
Name
Tom
Boat
"Bottom Line" - 25' Carolina Classic SF
Where is the option for "I lie."?
Trust me, I thought about that one. But what good would it do to have it? It's a given anyway for anybody who fishes, and who would believe you if you voted that way in the first place? :rofl:
 

Elkfins

Ungrateful Prick
Aug 8, 2008
4,265
3,172
113
Tacoma, WA
Name
Steve
Boat
"Cleanup Required" '99 Grady White 232 Gulfstream
I'm just a lurker looking for free info... fuck you all.
 

DaKanati

Captain
Mar 17, 2009
1,479
677
113
belfair,washington
Name
Josh
Boat
272 Sailfish "ManCave"
Im a general info kind of guy as well, only the guys I fish with get the specifics, and I do like to post up the porn since I am a true fisherman and can enjoy the art of bragging!:finger:
 

FISHTALE2

Member
Jan 27, 2009
108
75
28
Woodinville,WA
Name
Spud
Boat
Riviera
I would post it all up but I am afraid of BV and my skin is really thin so I don't post anything......I just soak up the knowledge like a dirty sponge on the site and then fish.......but if you come to the Fishtale 2 anytime, I can talk fishin all day and night.
 

Salmon Slapper

Salmon Slapper
May 18, 2010
15
1
3
Washington State, USA
Name
Garrett
Boat
18' Willie predator
When I post a fishing report, I will usually include the general area such as what body of water I was fishing, and the technique that was used. I dont usually post much for fishing reports as about 90% of my fishing is done on local rivers and streams which I wish not to share with everybody on the internet. I dont mind sharing the techniques I used but I dont list my setup. I'm not one to give out much information about where I fish unless it's through an in person conversation.
 

blackmouther

10%er during Salmon Season
Jun 29, 2009
2,606
389
83
Mount Vernon Washington
Name
Fowlmotuher
Boat
Shopping
Im a general info kind of guy as well, only the guys I fish with get the specifics, and I do like to post up the porn since I am a true fisherman and can enjoy the art of bragging!:finger:
I vote with Dakanati.

Posting a report on a text message to my fishing buddies will include all info. Posting a report on s forum with details is a way to lose any good information you may have got otherwise. This forum is made up of many opinions. The og bruthas that started the washington forum have graduated to tuna and bigger tournament style fishing so salmon reports to them are mear childsplay. Some of us other guys who have made friendships around helping eachother and frequently keeping in touch are still hardcore into the year round inshore salmon fishery and have seen first hand what a report does to tight areas. It only takes 1 detailed report in the right place to void ground work layed by others. There are so many spots in an marine area and well known at that and when you get skunked 4 out of the first 5 trips seeking fish and then limit the next 5 why would you give that away to a complete stranger.

Long story short, the guys i fish with nowdays are all members of this board and the friendships were all made right here. Throw some porn up and keep the specifics to a minimum. Answer a pm and help a guy out from time to time and for fuck sakes quit letting the reason you join be to bash someone for telling another they dont have to give specifics. Thats what this whole debate is over anyways.

You will be surprised the kind of help you will get by meeting some of the guys on here. It will blow your mind how many more fish you will catch by respecting the zipperlips. I pm or get a number to communicate info. Good luck
 

johndtuttle

Angler/Client
Mar 20, 2008
5,569
1,726
113
Carmel, CA
Name
john
Boat
not crazy enough yet
Don't come on the Internet looking for fishing info and not be prepared to give as good as you got from someone else is my motto.

What goes around, comes around.
 

Hunter Dan

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 30, 2011
2,447
1,073
113
Stauffer
Name
Dan
Boat
MUGWUMP
Most everyone here (Hawaii) shares openly but I have been places where circles of friends had codes so when discussed on the radio no one outside of the circle would know what you were talking about.
Yeah, radio code is a MUST! Just watch out for the FishtaleII......they always watch a bunch of Disney movies before they write a new code word list!:hali_blablalba:
 
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oldfisherman#1

I don't mind sharing the exact details for Salmon & tuna only, for 1 thing, here today, gone tomorrow. It could be hot for me today, and cold tomorrow, so I don't see what the big deal is...I will share general details for bottom fish.:finger:
 

semingson

Dragon Slayer
Apr 10, 2012
247
70
28
Marysville
Name
Damon
Boat
Parker 2320 "Fully Involved"
Been soaking in a shit load of info from this site, as I am new to the Tuna addiction. Just not much of a writer. But with that being said I will spill my guts on the dock, or to any one that wants to know what I did.
 

LippRipper

Member
Oct 11, 2011
214
59
28
Silverdale, WA
Name
Garry
Boat
22' Intruder
I wouldn't hold back to much info if I was fishing Salmon but then again I fish area 9/10 mainly and don't do that well on Kings so I am sure my advice/report would not be much of a help. I did good on Coho and would tell you everything but from the looks of it, every boat out there did well this season so I don't think anything I was doing was a secret.
When it comes to Halibut I don't say anything, except for where I launched the boat but that is not because I am trying to be secretive but because all the info I got for where I fish was past on by a friend and I respect the fact that he freely shared that info and don't want to ruin his spot.
 

blackelk

Wishing I was Tuna fishing
Sep 11, 2010
1,990
1,024
113
Montesano, Wa
Name
Mike
Boat
22' Osprey and 16' hewscraft jet sled
I think tuna reports are the most important. I have posted what I have done and numbers but am just learning. Tuna fishing is pretty expensive and I feel its good to share numbers with others. As far as fishing inside I wouldn't give out many details. to many people can fish inside as opposed to going offshore 40+ miles.
 

oldschool 1

Night Watchman .
Jun 13, 2011
1,518
1,521
113
Aberdeen wa
Name
Andy
Boat
Oldschool 2
Im not giving up bottom fish #s Up north, use a shrimp fly. Good luck.
 

Rellis

Boss
Jul 3, 2011
914
309
63
Ellensburg/WA/USA
Name
Ray Ellis
Boat
21' Trophy, "Cape Spencer"
The fishing reports are good. All I need to know is what MA and if they are biting? Even with the limited time I have to get out chase some fish, for myself, I will get it done. I fish to be out with my friends or to make friends. Come be my buddy boat and we can hook up. Look for the decals in my windows and we can give each other a salute. :finger: If you want my info, PM me or "Call me..... maybe?":rofl::finger: