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#1011338 - 07/04/19 07:12 AM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Carcassman Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 5479
Loc: Olema,California,Planet Earth
Cedar has hit an important point. The State, as in WA, doesn't really give a rat's backside if we fish or not. Do we spend that discretionary money in WA where it can be taxed? If so, the the State wins. WDFW may lose, but the tax income still comes in.

Now, if hunters and anglers spent a significant portion of that discretionary money out of state, or out of country, then the State loses. But, spend it here in WA all's well.

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#1011345 - 07/04/19 09:57 AM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 12530
I guess I've been influenced, but I still spend money on fishing. Let's see, next week in Colorado, then B.C. the week after, then back to B.C. the first of next month, followed by a trip to Montana and Yellowstone. Even though my non-resident fishing licenses cost more than my WA resident license, they give me more value per dollar spent due to the superior fishing opportunity.

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#1011351 - 07/04/19 12:44 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Carcassman Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 5479
Loc: Olema,California,Planet Earth
Me too, Salmo. I have Ecuador and Australia on the trout list for next year.

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#1011352 - 07/04/19 01:16 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Carcassman]
Rivrguy Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 3265
Loc: Somewhere on the planet,I hope

Kona Green sticking tuna in August then Costa Rica next June or maybe back to Kona again. I live on the river so I have a boat but it is the last one. I lived near the Satsop and night fished Chinook with my old man when little and as a kid on my own. It is sad that us old guys that grew up in this state can only remember what was. Folks now do not have any idea on just how bad all our fish stocks have plummeted to something akin to a joke.
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#1011354 - 07/04/19 02:12 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Carcassman Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 5479
Loc: Olema,California,Planet Earth
Where to in CR and any interest in trout? Wild Redband.

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#1011357 - 07/04/19 03:11 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Carcassman]
Tug 3 Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 114
Headed back to Baja in August. (Not Cabo) Have always fished in mid May with the REEL NEWS crew, and loved it. August (for the first time) will be really hot, but there are more Dorado and Tuna, I'm told. Love those fish on salmon tackle. Sailfish, maybe. Don't need to catch another Marlin or a big Tuna. Love the fishing out of Los Barriles, and it's affordable, at least to a degree .

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#1011364 - 07/05/19 08:50 AM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
ondarvr Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 1162
Loc: Spokane WA
I stopped buying anything about 4 years ago, other than some travel rods to fly someplace else to fish.

I didnít get a license last year, and just a fresh water license this year.

I have a 30 year old drift boat that I built, I use that to row around in front of my house, I will buy new oars for it though, the only set I have now are ones I made right after I built the boat.

Sold my bay boat for cheap, hadnít been used in at least 7 years.

Still have my jet boat, it hasnít been used in 4 years.

Other than some low cost freshwater tackle and a set of used oars, I may be good for another 10 years.
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#1011365 - 07/05/19 09:09 AM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Idaho Mike Offline
Carcass

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 2186
Loc: Post Falls Idaho
Thanks for the feedback. I miss the old days, but got to deal with the new days. I won't quit fishing and boating, but I have adapted to new fisheries, and when opportunity presents itself, I will take a shot at some of the old fisheries.
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#1011369 - 07/05/19 09:34 AM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
ondarvr Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 1162
Loc: Spokane WA
I donít live far from you now, and I donít really miss the west side at this time.
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#1011374 - 07/05/19 11:29 AM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
wsu Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 399
I had been planning to buy a sled with my family growing. Something over 20' that could fish rivers, the sound, the Columbia, etc.

With the opportunity, including crappy runs in rivers where I'd get use out of a big sled (Cow, Lewis, etc) I have no plans to spend the money.

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#1012679 - 08/09/19 02:11 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
fever Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 04/07/06
Posts: 284
Loc: Bellingham, WA
I started looking for a newer boat about three years ago and placed a "wanted ad" for a specific make and model.

Had a few responses, but two stood out because both guys said they are fed up with the decline in salmon opportunity, so they were getting rid of their boats. I ended up with one of those boats.

On the other hand, since I have a newer boat, I'm spending money like it's the good ol days of salmon in Puget Sound. Each time, wondering if it makes sense with all the closures. Even crabbing could be closed someday.

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#1012680 - 08/09/19 02:15 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: fp]
fever Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 04/07/06
Posts: 284
Loc: Bellingham, WA
Originally Posted By: fp
Ain't no way I'm gonna quit fishing. I'll be 76 in a couple weeks and I worked my ass off during my working years and gotta enough $ to make it to my end.

Probably one of my kids will get the Willieboat and a ton of gear.

So, in closing, stay home pilgrims, I gotcha covered.

fp


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#1012681 - 08/09/19 02:41 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Carcassman Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 5479
Loc: Olema,California,Planet Earth
I still plan to do a lot of fishing and hunting but it will be on a particular day basis. Since I get seasick easily, I don't really do much boat fishing; walk and wade, shore casting, and so on.

I will pick my trips, based on where, what's available, and what else I can do there. So, obviously, Iceland, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Australia will be on the list; maybe even Africa this November. It will be part of a trip.

I have never been one who truly believes that just be out there (opportunity) is enough. Has to be something there to interact with.

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#1012682 - 08/09/19 03:17 PM Re: Have you been Influenced [Re: Idaho Mike]
Capt Downriggin' Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 303
Loc: Rogue River
We moved out of state. Sold everything- boat, truck, 40-years of saltwater tackle, etc... We're located on the banks of the Rogue River these days! Now this is what fishing is supposed to be like!

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