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March 30, 2016 at 5:27 am in reply to: Which spinners twirl at the slowest rates? #92085
I used to have really good luck with a Rooster Tail for slow blade twirl. I have noticed over that last few years that the Rooster Tails don’t spin as well as they used to. I often get new Rooster Tails right out of the package that don’t even work properly. I have one from the 1980’s I found in my dad’s tackle box. I’m saving it for a special occasion.
I saw an otter at Gee Point Lake a couple years ago. There were only a few fish left, but the lake was due for a plant anyway. The otter probably came right up Gee Creek. I have noticed a lot more beaver and otter activity since that steel jaw leg hold trap vote passed a few years ago.June 5, 2009 at 5:15 am in reply to: Illabot Creek #87035
The roads in Skagit and Snohomish counties have just taken a beating in the last few years. It’s hard to get anywhere anymore. I’ve been driving over the pass more and more.May 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm in reply to: secret spots #86836
Sometimes you will hit a lake that looks good but has very poor fishing, or contains no fish at all. Don’t write them off for good, the next time you go to the same lake it could be great fishing. A lot of lakes get ignored for years before the finally get another plant. My favorite high lake had very poor fishing for 15 years before I finally convinced someone to start planting it again. So you never know until you go check it out for yourself.April 23, 2009 at 5:37 am in reply to: hurricane peak #85602
My older brother and my uncle used to take me into Boulder every year, starting about 1983. It was so full of really nice Montana Black Spot, just amazing. Once in a while you would see one swim by that would go several pounds, in a school with about 20 others. They would knock each other out of the way to get to your lure. The last time I went in there was about 2002. The only time I could catch fish was before the sun came over the ridge, and they were even pretty tough to catch, what few there were. About ten years ago we saw a wolverine when we hiked into Pear. Beautiful area, now the road is washed out. Who knows if they will ever repair it.April 19, 2009 at 5:31 am in reply to: Bigfoot or other strange occurrences? #84694
A lot of these hair and turd samples do in fact come up unknown. We really have no 100% positive sasquatch poop or hair to compare it to, so unknown primate or unknown mammal is as close as we get. You might contact Jeff Meldrum for more info on this, or read his latest book “Sasquatch Legend Meets Science”. It’s a great, and down to earth read. The Hoopa Project is really impressive as well. There are plenty of lunatic fringe books also, but these two books are very good.April 19, 2009 at 5:19 am in reply to: Bigfoot or other strange occurrences? #84693
On the subject of scat. yes, it has to be no more than 24 hours old. And there are really only a couple places to have it properly analyzed. From what I understand, these places easily get overwhelmed with poop in the mail.
The one that gets me is why bigfoot simply has not been photographed on a game cam yet? An expert from Northern California informed me that all the game cams send out a very high frequency signal that we cannot hear, but gorillas and chimps can. That may explain it. Our good friends at the North Cascade National Park have game cams all over the mountains. Maybe they will have to take them down, game cams are not native, and could destroy the natural ecosystem. However, I have spoke with more than one NCNP ranger that has directed John Andrews and I to exact spots on the maps where they have claimed to have bigfoot activity.April 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm in reply to: 5 best high lakes lures #85534
Here are some of mine
1. 1/8 or 1/16 Chartruese (spelling?) Rooster Tail with brass blade. Killer on Sea run cutts, and good in beaver ponds. My friend has outfished me a couple times with a 1/8 black rooster silver blade, so now I keep a couple of those in my box.
2. 502 Super Duper brass red head. 503 Super Duper silver, red head
3. F4 orange flatfish with either black spots, or the two eyes.
4. Olive leech fly with bead head for weight and attractant.
5. Small mosquitos and black gnats.
6. Can’t beat Pautzke green label!! ALWAYS carry them. Don’t leave home without em’April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm in reply to: AP: Fish stocking in North Cascades lakes set to end #86546
Thanks for setting the Dori Monson show up for us to listen. If you go about 4/5 of the way through will can hear my little rant. I had so many things to say, all written down. but at least I got a couple points across. Sounds like we need to put pressure on the NCNP.April 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm in reply to: Status on NCNP Stocking? #86308
Maria Cantwell can also be emailed from her website. Fishermen should be bombarding these law makers right now. Unfortunatly, most people won’t find out about this issue until it’s too late. They will backpack into a lake and find no fish and wonder why. Please be sure to bring up that fishing is good for the local economy. We spend a lot of money each year having that Ross Lake Resort Ferry take us up to the Hozemeen trailhead.April 13, 2009 at 12:23 am in reply to: Bigfoot or other strange occurrences? #84682
Okay, this is an old thread, but I will post anyway.
I have had a few different things happen that I cannot easily explain away.
One was at Little Cavanaugh Lake off of Hwy 2, FS Rd 62. April 19, 2003. We were sitting around the campfire on cots talking. About midnight something up on the mountain to the west started letting out these long low wailing noises. It was really loud, and these went on for about 20 minutes with a couple minute intervals in between them. My friend had an old Sony Tape recorder in his car and we recorded these vocalizations, along with something that came much closer to our camp, which sounded more like an angry chimpanzee. I still have the tape if anyone cares to hear it.
The second one was at Hawkins Lake in Sept of 2005. We were setting up our camp when small rocks started flying in from the north of us. This went on for about 15 minutes. They never hit us, but some came close. I grabbed my 20 gauge single shot shotgun (it was grouse season) and went up the hill towards where the rocks were coming from. They stopped and that was the end of that. I would like to note that there were no cars at the trailhead and no one else up there whatsoever.
The third was at Lake Ten in the summer of 1985. This story is too long to type. but we had an encounter similar to McPils above. I have never in all my adventures heard anything remotely close to this horrible screaming and howling.
Oh yes, one other thing. In June 2005 we were camping at Gee Point Lake. At about 10pm we heard something back in the woods picking something up and throwing it down over and over. It sounded like something about the size of a VW bug. We kept the fire going that night.
Willow Lake June 2004. 10:30pm. Something to the south of our camp up on the hill let out three extremely loud vocalizations. It almost sounded like someone yelling HEEEYYYYY…. but inaudible. The NCNP ranger at The Marblemount station informed us that a few folks have hiked out of there in the dark and would never go back. We have gone back every year since with only one small questionable event.
Now that I have told a few of the things I have encountered over the years I need to admit that I used to frequently go on trips with a good friend of mine by the name of John Andrews. He is an avid hiker, and also a very dedicated sasquatch investigator. John used to take me because of my hiking interest and knowledge of the NW corner of our state. I originally contacted John after my 1985 event at Lake Ten. I don’t go with him too much anymore due to the fact that some of the other folks that are now investigating reports with him are totally INSANE!! But John and I did have a few things happen, never any sightings.
This subject has interested me after my 1985 Lake Ten adventure.April 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm in reply to: What’s in Minda’s PCT pack? #85799
I started using a Camelback in my pack last year and I’ve also had trouble with it leaking. Then it gets your gear wet, and wastes your water. And, it’s a lot harder to fill at creeks. I may go back to my water bottle.January 17, 2008 at 8:17 pm in reply to: Skagit County Trailblazers? #85474
I just call the biologist, and ask if I can plant a specific lake that I fish, and if he allows it, I plant it. It has been a fun learning experiance working with both Jim, and Mark.January 12, 2008 at 7:47 pm in reply to: Skagit County Trailblazers? #85472
I live in Mount Vernon, and I am more than ready to plant, and fish the high lakes in our corner of the state. Hopefully we can get some more interest up here. I Hike and plant with several guys who are all very interested in maintaining some lakes in our region. I have spoke with Mark Downen about it. Now we just have to get the ball rolling. Send me a PM and we can start working on planning some trips for this year.