New guy checking in

Posted by: DJFISHS2XS

New guy checking in - 12/20/02 12:44 PM

I see alot of the old names from other sites so its not like Im too new....Just a fishin junky learnig as much as I can. fish approx 200 days a year, dong well on salmon,lings,bass and trout but still learning steelhead...Im from the UP of michigan so caught lots as a kid. I live on whidbey Island (retired) but work teaching a school for the navy. have a boat but looking to get another (drift) boat soon. see you on the river....DJ
Posted by: Little Fish

Re: New guy checking in - 12/20/02 12:57 PM

Welcome aboard DJ. I'm jealous. Wish I could fish 200 days a year. Not enough time, too little money, girlfriend thinks I fish too much as it is....
Posted by: Jerry Garcia

Re: New guy checking in - 12/20/02 12:59 PM

wELCOME, I spend every August and September fishing Whidbey's beaches for Coho.
Posted by: wolf-eel

Re: New guy checking in - 12/20/02 02:42 PM

Welcome, wish I could fish 200 days a year fishy
Posted by: Bob

Re: New guy checking in - 12/20/02 03:42 PM

Welcome. We're happy to hear that some familiar faces exist here for you smile
Posted by: KingFisher85

Re: New guy checking in - 12/20/02 06:44 PM

Welcome to piscatorial pursuits DJFISHS2XS beer
So, what are these other sites that you see us on? wink
Posted by: dangerous dave

Re: New guy checking in - 12/20/02 08:13 PM

Welcome aboard shipmate!
Posted by: Winterun

Re: New guy checking in - 12/21/02 01:31 AM


Posted by: HBP

Re: New guy checking in - 12/21/02 01:44 AM

welcome to the best fishing board on the net! cool
Posted by: DJFISHS2XS

Re: New guy checking in - 12/31/02 10:36 AM

I have seen some of the same names on some of the other boards i read (you cant do enough home work)...had the last few days off went way up on the skagit on sunday and caught some nice dollys, there is either some smolt already because a cleo spoon knocked them dead while eggs only did so/so. I tried a new home made lure and caught the biggest dolly of the day a nice 23 inch fish. I tied a pink tailed with a orange hackle main wooley bugger and put a small spin/glow (orange) in front of it, I drifted it at a creek mouth with a 5 foot leader and a spining rod. It looked like a mini version of what we fish for the beach stealhead that run down the west side of whidbey. it worked, but the spoons worked better along with a ziperlip lure (resembles a fish) caught 8 bows and 2 dollys on sunday only fished for 2 hours on a ultra-light 3 pound test and glow bugs and some on the cleo...they were only between 9 and 15 inches long but they are all monsters on 3 pound test.

I practice catching dolly its helping me learn to read the water, the stealhead are still kicking my butt....DJ
Posted by: Bob

Re: New guy checking in - 12/31/02 10:19 PM

Don't feel bad DJ, I think the steelies are kicking lots of rear ends this year;) Hang in there, glad you're finding an effective way to wait the hatchery fish out !