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#56201 A new member of Tyee club

Posted by stinger on 11 August 2014 - 01:48 AM

Dark & early as usual, we were all set up with 2 riggers and 2 wire divers long before the sun was out, surface water temps still cold for this time of season around 65F, and 47F down 50 feet.

But what a beauty morning with calm waters



Didn't take us too long before the first fish was tugging on the port side rigger 

Josh was on it like a pro



Then a nice bow for me



Got another hit on the rigger and instead of popping up,  the rod doubles over, this usually means a big fish, Handed the rod to Josh and we had to tell him to stay in the boat, this fish was trying to pull the little man over board :lol:




A long but very well fight (all by himself), and the beast was finally in the net, A quick photo and weight on digital scale (30 lbs), back to the water and swam away strong

A personal best and first Tyee for Josh !!



After, we had a few high fives, Josh was still shaking and complaining about sore hands and arms :lol: ......but all with a huge smile.

We got a few more fish after that but nothing looked impressive after that Tyee.


This would have been a nice picture without all that smog, makes you wonder what are we breathing every day



The lake was like glass and company was second to none, lots of laughs and a PB for my buddy.............and there will be many more I am sure.

Total score: 6 for 6

#56108 Roughing it out in search of some gold ( pic heavy )

Posted by stinger on 13 June 2014 - 01:48 AM

"Hey Stinger, 


Looks like you have a great time!  If I am not mistaken you suggested the same location for me and my fiancĂ© a few summers back.  We also had a great trip however we only hear rumours of gold.  The owner suggested that we come back in the spring and I am seeing that he was right.  Very glad you got the opportunity to check it out for yourself."


That is the same place, Glad you had a great time there.

I was talking to the owner and he told me the same thing, "spring is the best time for pickerel"

If you decide to give it a try in spring, let me know and I can share a few tips with you.

#55540 Start of summer at my home port.

Posted by stinger on 26 June 2013 - 02:21 AM

This is the time of season when the kings usually arrive at my home port, Despite some slow action reports, we decided to go and greet his highness in person. 

Ij was at my door as promised @ 4:30 am with Josh..... but "some one" forgot to set the alarm properly  :roll:  .................long story short.........we still managed to launch just before 6 am :lol:


Just like last time, picture on the sonar was looking real good !  



We were trying everything in our arsenal and constantly checking and changing lures and presentations, finally got this guy on a meat rig of the rigger



Our port side wire diver pulling a flasher/fly combo wasn't getting a sniff, so I decided to run a pearl Reef Runner body bait behind that wire diver, hoping to get a bow,

 Josh got rewarded with this nice bow on that set up :lol:



Next was my turn, I lost two fish in a row, one on the rigger and the other on 3 colour lead core.......it must be the rubber hooks :)

By this time the sun and heat was getting quite intense with almost no breeze........and we were not exactly slaying them, we decided to give it another 30 minutes and then call it a day,

5 minutes before we started pulling lines out, the port rigger with flasher/meat combo fires @ 90 fow and I had a good tussle with this nice king  :lol:



A slow day for action, but calm seas and good company made this another nice day on the water.

Thanks Jay and Josh for your awesome company as always.

#54984 Steel Galore

Posted by stinger on 20 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

BINGO !! You hit the jackpot on chrome. All great looking and very nice fish Steve.
I have been out twice on my usual spot and its been a hit & miss........................or more like miss & miss so far.

#53128 Search For Silver

Posted by stinger on 29 October 2011 - 03:59 AM

Since August home reno/painting projects have seriously cut in to my fishing time, so I had to get the hell out of the house before I start climbing the freshly painted walls, :roll:
On the water around 7:30 am and not a soul to be seen, I had the whole place to myself ! (This is the reason I like to fish weekdays.) :lol:
Nice cold, crisp morning with a strong stench of dead salmon every where, a few old boots still hanging around trying to do their final ritual before turning in to more useful and rich nutrients for local scavengers and vegetation………….but not too many of the silver bullets I was looking for. :(
The few chromes I saw were highly educated from U of LR (Universality of Lure Recognitions), they were also appeared to be suffering from ALS (Acute Lockjaw Syndrome) :roll:
Long story short, up and down the river I went chasing a handful of these highly educated and unfriendly bows without much success. :roll:
My hopes were fading away slowly as the sun was climbing higher in the sky,
A half hearted long cast with my trusted Salmo Hornet in to one of the bigger pools and I had the rod almost ripped out of my hand,……..and my heart got a sudden big boost……. :lol:
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That’s more like it!! :lol:

Of I go to the next pool,… but this time with much improved confidence,
Same lure and about the 3rd retrieve, the lure was less then 10’ from rod tip, I saw a silver flash behind it and…….. BAM!! …………This time I was well prepared, but you gotta love it when you see them smash your lure in front of your eyes. :lol:
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I made a few more casts but I guess they had all witnessed their cousin in trouble with my Salmo so no one wanted to play any more.
Tried up river and didn’t see much, so walked back down and through some thick bush to a spot I had not tried so far, on the 2nd cast with a little jointed Rapala, I got another crazy hit by this super charged bow.
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Unfortunately that was all the time I had today ....and besides, there wasn’t a spot I had not tried on that stretch of river today, so time to head back home………..but with a big smile. :lol:
A beautiful day to be out, I love this time of the year on my favorite trib.
I hope we get more cold rains and the weather co operates till the end of December.

#52999 Search For Gold

Posted by stinger on 08 October 2011 - 06:05 PM

After reading Steve’s reports my original plan was to hit my favorite trib for some fall chrome ....... ………….but things didn’t go as planned.......................... because I got my arm twisted by IJ to search for some gold instead.
We were on the water just when the sun was coming out and not long after I hooked in to this guy,
just a quick picture and off it goes back down because of its perfect releasing size due to the slot limits,
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After feeding a couple of dozen more tube steaks (worms) to the local goby population, I get to play with this guy,
This time, it was all a legal size.
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IJ was feeling a little depressed in his own backyard, so I let him catch a few of these little guys :lol:
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Now the sun was out in full force and the gobies slapped on the feed bag, soon the boat's splash well was full of one big (dead) goby family…………….and Mr. Walter disappeared from the scene.
So we went on a “lets try that other spot” trip, ……………it turned out to be one of the nicest weather you can imagine in October kinda day, so we just went exploring the area and enjoyed the awesome scenery.
What a great day to be out on the water.
Thank you bud !!

#52995 Meaning of... 'potentially' and 'realistically'

Posted by stinger on 07 October 2011 - 11:49 PM

A young boy went up to his father and asked him, "Dad, what is the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?"

The father thought for a moment, then answered, "Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Then ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars, and then, ask your brother if he'd sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Come back and tell me what you learn from that."

So the boy went to his mother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?"

The mother replied, "Of course, I would! We could really use that money to fix up the house and send you kids to a great university!"

The boy then went to his sister and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?"

The girl replied, "Oh, good heavens! I LOVE Brad Pitt and I would sleep with him in a heartbeat. Are you nuts?"

The boy then went to his brother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?"

"Of course," the brother replied. "Do you know how much a million bucks would buy?"

The boy pondered the answers for a few days and then went back to his dad.

His father asked him, "Did you find out the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?"

The boy replied, "Yes, 'Potentially', you and I are sitting on three million dollars, but 'realistically', we're living with two hookers.........................and a future politician."

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