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Old 02-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #41
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"I drowned once so I stay on the water not in it.."

I thought if you drown, you die.* Was this in a previous life?
*I survived it. I was dead for about 5 minutes or so they tell me.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #42
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"I drowned once so I stay on the water not in it.."

I thought if you drown, you die.* Was this in a previous life?
*I survived it. I was dead for about 5 minutes or so they tell me.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #43
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He's a witch!!
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With all do respect...

While in command of your vessel you deceide to hand over the navigation and operation of your boat to someone who has never been in anything larger than a 22" boat. Then give vague instruction as is what to do and where to go while your getting a beer??? And he's the SOB?

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #45
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It is intended as a humorous title.* It got you reading it, didn't it?
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*I survived it. I was dead for about 5 minutes or so they tell me.

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Old 02-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #47
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I'm learning that there is a right and a wrong way to run aground.* My first one cost $8000 in repairs.* My second was free.* I think I'm getting better at this.* ;-)
if this was your second time, what was the first one?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #48
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You should expand your horizon's a little Marin.* I've spent a good bit of time in the PNW (I work for a company based in Portland) and while I really like it there, I wouldn't want to limit my water time to that area.* There are no fish, palm trees, white sand beaches or warm water in the PNW.


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*This is precisely why I have no interest whatsoever in boating or even being in the east and SE US (and I have been there, thanks to my employer).* I grew up in Hawaii.* I have had more than my fill of palm trees, white sand beaches, and warm water.* Today, I hate palm trees, white sand, and warm water.* I can think of nothing more staggeringly boring than palm trees, white sand, and warm water.* To which I add sun and neverchanging, dull weather (except hurricanes, which you can keep as well).* Those of you who like it, I think that's terrific because it keeps you away from here.

As to your notion that there are no fish in the PNW, can you say "salmon," "halibut," "ling cod," and* "Dungeness crab?"

I've seen plenty of pictures of boating the ICW.* It's a ditch.* The nearest thing that qualifies as a mountain is a couple thousand miles away (the Appalacians, Bue Ridge, etc., while very pretty, are hills.)* They killed off all the interesting wildlife back there a century or so ago so about all that's left are the roadkill deer on I-85 and the occasional black bear trying to thumb a lift out west.

And in Hawaii, I caught enough mahi mahi (dolphin to you east coasters), ahi and aku (yellowfin tuna and albacore to the mainlanders), ono (wahoo), and marlin to satsify my desire for this kind of fishing.* So been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

I expanded my horizon by coming here, and so far, other than the Canadian maritimes, Maine, and northern Scotland, I have not been anywhere else on the planet so far that I have found even remotely better to live or boat.

The first two photos depict what I consider boating.* The third photo does not.

To each his own.........


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if this was your second time, what was the first one?

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You should expand your horizon's a little Marin.* I've spent a good bit of time in the PNW (I work for a company based in Portland) and while I really like it there, I wouldn't want to limit my water time to that area.* There are no fish, palm trees, white sand beaches or warm water in the PNW.


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*This is precisely why I have no interest whatsoever in boating or even being in the east and SE US (and I have been there, thanks to my employer).* I grew up in Hawaii.* I have had more than my fill of palm trees, white sand beaches, and warm water.* Today, I hate palm trees, white sand, and warm water.* I can think of nothing more staggeringly boring than palm trees, white sand, and warm water.* To which I add sun and neverchanging, dull weather (except hurricanes, which you can keep as well).* Those of you who like it, I think that's terrific because it keeps you away from here.

As to your notion that there are no fish in the PNW, can you say "salmon," "halibut," "ling cod," and* "Dungeness crab?"

I've seen plenty of pictures of boating the ICW.* It's a ditch.* The nearest thing that qualifies as a mountain is a couple thousand miles away (the Appalacians, Bue Ridge, etc., while very pretty, are hills.)* They killed off all the interesting wildlife back there a century or so ago so about all that's left are the roadkill deer on I-85 and the occasional black bear trying to thumb a lift out west.

And in Hawaii, I caught enough mahi mahi (dolphin to you east coasters), ahi and aku (yellowfin tuna and albacore to the mainlanders), ono (wahoo), and marlin to satsify my desire for this kind of fishing.* So been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

I expanded my horizon by coming here, and so far, other than the Canadian maritimes, Maine, and northern Scotland, I have not been anywhere else on the planet so far that I have found even remotely better to live or boat.

The first two photos depict what I consider boating.* The third photo does not.

To each his own.........



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*Ha! understood.* I feel much the same way about my luckily still uncrowded little part of the world and I'm glad you found your own personal version of paradise.

Personally, though I wouldn't consider any of those to be fish.* What is missing up there is a quality inshore fishery.* I've caught a lot of offshore fish (Dolphin, billfish etc.) and while it can be great, it can also be sheer drudgery.* Not much skill involved in sitting in a chair and cranking.

I like where you live, but I could never leave Tarpon (especially tarpon) Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Bonita, Mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, gags in shallow water, pompano, big jacks on top, cudas on the fly, etc. etc.* behind, no matter how pretty the scenery is.
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I like where you live, but I could never leave Tarpon (especially tarpon) Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Bonita, Mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, gags in shallow water, pompano, big jacks on top, cudas on the fly, etc. etc.* behind, no matter how pretty the scenery is.

If that type of fishing is your thing, you're in the right place obviously.* We have a substitute of sorts for that type of fishing here, and that's steelhead fishing on the rivers.* You can even do it from a boat if you like.* Also there is great cutthroat trout fishing here, and if you're willing to drive some up into the interior of BC, they have some pretty major trout rivers and lakes up there with surprisingly large fish.

I've not done the kind of shallow salt water fishing you're talking about and from what I know of it I am not trying to suggest that our river and lake fishing is the equivalent.* But it does offer a great alternative to the salmon and bottom fishing in our coastal waters.

I fly-fish for steelhead (as well as gear fish for them, too) and have a friend with a drift boat.* Given the environment we do it in, it's pretty hard to imagine anything much better.

I diid not take any of these photos--- they're off the web--- but I try to do at least some of this type of fishing throughout the year.

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I've not done the kind of shallow salt water fishing you're talking about and from what I know of it I am not trying to suggest that our river and lake fishing is the equivalent.* But it does offer a great alternative to the salmon and bottom fishing in our coastal waters.
* * * ** I've done both and although they are both fun and productive, I prefer the PNW, B.C., SE Alaska fishing the best. There's really nothing like it that I know of. If the bite is on, they both offer a lot of action but if things are slow, kicking back, watching eagles and the occasional bear on the shoreline or a pod of Orcas nearby trumps the warm water environment. Not to mention Humpbacks bubble feeding.

If you have never fished the GPNW, you can't possibly have any idea how magnificent it truly is.





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Ah, steelhead, a sal****er fish that spends part of its life in freshwater.* I caught my first steelhead on fly a few years back o n the trinity river in N. California.* I got three that day (I was with a really good guide buddy of mine).* Here is a pic.* In case you can't tell, I was freezing...it was barely warm enough to sustain human life.

A fun fish that lives in a pretty part of the world but not quite exactly.....

If they would run a lot further and pull a lot harder maybe.
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Two years ago, I was traveling across a flooded tract called Sherman Lake.* I had taken this route a half dozen times after being shown the route on my boat by a delta striper fishing legend, Mark Wilson.* I was following my waypoints.* As the depth shallowed, I slowed to 3 kts or so.* Then I hit something very hard and the boat abruptly listed to 20-30 degrees to stbd, then I could feel it slide off the obstacle to stbd and we were floating again.

No water intrusion down below but we had pronounced vibration on te port side.* We limped home with the port engine idle and the stbd engine running hard.On the way home, the stbd exhaust elbow let loose and filled the engine room with diesel soot.*

It took several weeks to clean up the ER and relace the stbd exhaust elbow and manifold before we could haul the boat.* It wasn't pretty.*

My mechanic thinks I hit a scuttled boat.* She had pronounced scrapes in the bottom paint on both sides of the hull.* The port strut and prop were damaged.* Ended up replacing both struts, the port shaft and dripless and reseating the port rudder.* Complete with teh manifold replacement, the total was just over $8000, all covered by insurance except for my deductible.

Yes, I was at the controls.
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I have fished it...it is fun, a great way to fill a cooler in a truly beautiful part of the world.*

I've also done a lot of backpacking/hiking/camping in the North Carolina mountains and a little up your way.* Same activity, sort of, but really not very comparable...the west is just so much better.

Fishing is the same.* A doormat halibut is exciting to crank to the surface, but compared to casting a fly to a cruising pod of 120 lb tarpon or a tailing permit...not even remotely close.

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If they would run a lot further and pull a lot harder maybe.
*Actually, it's sort of the other way round.* A steelhead is a rainbow trout that has adapted to living in salt water.* So it's actually a freshwater fish, not a salt water fish.* Like a searun cutthroat in this respect.* In Australia they have the exact same fish but it goes under the name of Ocean Trout.

And if you have not caught a steelhead that has fought you for an hour and dragged you, thrashing and stumbling up and down the river bank, you have not caught a real steelhead.* I've only experienced this kind of fish a few times in all the years I've been steelhead fishing, and I can assure you that it made catching the marlin I caught in Hawaii--- largest one was 330 pounds--- seem like child's play :-)

Not to belittle your experience at all, but that steelhead you're holding in the photo is acually very small.* Like most fish, they get bigger the farther north you go.* A river my drift boat owning friend and I hope to fish someday is the Kispiox in BC.* That and some of BC's coastal rivers, accessible only by floatplane or by boat from their mouths, hold steelhead into the 20, 30, and even 40 pound weight range.* The highest weight I have ever seen listed for a steelhead is 55 pounds.
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IA doormat halibut is exciting to crank to the surface, but compared to casting a fly to a cruising pod of 120 lb tarpon or a tailing permit...not even remotely close.

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