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Old 10-24-2008, 03:06 PM
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I moved from Charleston SC to Seattle two years ago. Fishing is fishing, boating is boating. I can give you the particulars out here. nexpa13@yahoo.com. I am in the boating industry out here, but I am not a salesman so dont worry.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:52 PM
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Will be out in Seattle on the 20th. My son has arranged for me to go fishing with one of his friends. I'll let you know what I caught. Did check out some of the boats you use up in the NW. Different from here in Miami. Probably will take some time to get used to the change.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:21 AM
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Been is Seattle for over a week. Went fishing on Lake Washington caught 5 cutthroat trout trolling. Spent 1/2 of the time by the heater. Ate them later that night..good! Went on a awesome hike with the Family and had T-Giving dinner in Portland. Have checked out some boats...going to Pike's Market later today or tomorrow have to send some fresh salmon to Miami for the Boss. Gonna put my boat on the market when we get home and will probably move in late summer. Went to Harbor View to check out a job and wife went to U-Dub to interview. Will make a decision shortly about moving. Thanks for all the GREAT advice and comments. Even if the kids move again we'll stay in the NW. They are encouraging Us to move here. Andy
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:08 PM
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It's a great place- when the webbing grows between your toes, you'll know you've truly arrived!

Welcome!
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:31 PM
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LOL We've decided to move to Seattle, probably sometime in Summer or Fall not sure. Went to Harborview to check it out and the Wife went to UDub for possible employment. Boat will be on the market soon. And will need to wait till the housing market improves before selling, unless I get a job fast then we'll rent the house out.
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:40 PM
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Wow. Not very often do people visit Seattle in NOVEMBER and still decide to move here. If you enjoyed November, you'll LOVE July.

Although, you did pick a rather mild week to visit. You should see it right now. Rain, fog, rain, fog. Saturday they're predicting snow...which means we'll have slush for a few hours and then just more rain.

Gotta love it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:33 PM
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yeah, but your "rain" is a drizzle which,here in Miami means our car wipers are on intermittent. Rain is Miami is when you have your wipes on high or full BLAST! But yeah we do love it in Seattle.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:42 PM
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Angler, do you want to go for a boat ride on Sat??? Here is NOAA's offshore forecast.

SAT
NW WIND 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. COMBINED SEAS
25 TO 28 FT.

Can not wait for the storm season to get here, things get real sporty then.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:18 PM
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Boy, I couldn't have been more wrong about that weather prediction. Wouldn't you know, we had the worst cold snap in over 20 years!
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:57 AM
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Back to normal rain....for now!
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:58 AM
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Given the choice btwn rainy Seattle and hurricanes in Miami ---- mmmm - SEATTLE rocks!
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:13 PM
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If you do move, buy a Grady White and bring it with you. They are cheaper out there and if you don't like it, you can sell it for profit!! Also the weather in Portland is always 10 degrees warmer than Seattle. The Gorge lets the weather clear the mountains (less gloomy days). Good luck and tight lines!
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:10 PM
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OK guys I'm renewing this thread. I've accepted a position at Harborview Hospital and should be out in Seattle by Thanksgiving. Since the last post in October of last year I've been fishing twice in Washington. The last time was at Long Beach out on a charter. Caught a bunch of salmon and came away with about 14 pounds. My new question is this, I have 2 TLD30's, 4-Penn 7500SS, 1-Penn6500SS, 1- Calcutta 700, 4-Calcutta 200, 2-Calcutta 250, and a few light spinners. Question is; Which rods should I keep?
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:59 AM
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Unfortunately, I don't really know those rods by name. But I would just keep what you have. Most likely, they'll work for salmon fishing. We primarily troll or mooch for kings, and cast for the lighter stuff like pinks. So, a good baitcaster and a spincaster will both come in handy. You'll need to invest in a set of downriggers and a whole buch of new tackle.

The best resource for fishing advice on Puget Sound is www.salmonuniversity.com
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:43 PM
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Salmon fishing is mostly done with downriggers. You want rods that can handle 10-20 lb line and have a nice even action from tip to tail. So it will arc evenly.

Bottom fishing here is similar with the exception of halibut. You will need a heavy rod for getting big 2-3 lb balls down to the bottom in several hundred feet of water.

Salmonuniversity.com and gamefishin.com are great places to pick up info and ther is no shortage of free advice to be had.

What will you be doing at HMC if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:52 PM
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:18 PM
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Cool, I had my ankle repaired there 4 year ago after I was thrown from a horse. The blue team put me back together. I was actually thinking of getting bak in touch with them to se if they could remove a couple of the screws they put in. I also swing into the ER from time to time when working.

Anywho, The salmon university sight has a great tutorial on what kind of gear to buy. Outdoor emporium down on 4th ave is a great place to gear up and the guys there are pretty sharp.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:03 PM
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Keep all your rods and reels if you can. There is plenty of offshore action here and you may want to bottom fish. Salmon aren't the only game in town.....Tuna rule the summer for me.
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