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  1. skyriver

    First big carp day of 2024

    RIP. Makes it a lot tougher spotting fish. I did the same thing on a baby tarpon trip. It sucks! Congrats on the PB!
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    Short Day in the Desert

    That's a good day! Well, besides the Lego anchor in the boot. :LOL:
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    2024 Shad stuff

    One more. 17", fat and the best fight I've had since some baby tarpon I caught in Cancun in January of 23. I seriously thought I had an early run sockeye. And 5 of her buddies were chasing all the way to the net. Lake Washington is rearing some fatties. I've caught plenty smaller ones in...
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  9. skyriver

    Dozens of Carp at a lake near Spokane

    He's a super nice guy and VERY fishy. Has a unique and productive fishery there.
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    Dozens of Carp at a lake near Spokane

    This guy is the master. He has lots of awesome videos, but this might be a good one to start with. Carp on the Fly And yes, you'll want a floating line. 10' leader and then some flies that sink pretty quick, some that sink a bit slower and then some unweighted ones. Kayak while sitting will...
  11. skyriver

    Dozens of Carp at a lake near Spokane

    Glad to see you are contemplating a bigger rod. A 5wt won't cut it man. Get an 8wt. Then you'll have a carp rod as well as a rod for bass, bull trout, steelhead & salmon along with a plethora of saltwater species like bonefish, snook and baby tarpon. Your carp sound like they'll give an 8wt...
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    The Cape of Cod (caution...hero shots)

    That looks so damn fun!
  13. skyriver

    The good boat deal thread

    Ugly and not a good deal. I wanna know if the capt can see over the bow when under power. That thing is crazy.
  14. skyriver

    2024 Shad stuff

    Thanks Curt. Always appreciate your input. Biologically, I would think sockeye are the main concern? Would love to hear your take. Socially and enforcement-wise the Cedar could become very unsavory. I got to fish in peace last night. Well, besides the guy sleeping in the back of his truck...
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    2024 Shad stuff

    My buddy's friend of a friend's pic in this article. Shad in the Cedar "We have received several reports this week of anglers catching non-native American shad in the Cedar River near Renton,” said WDFW spokesman Chase Gunnell" I'm not worried about shad eating salmon fry. Bass and trout...
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    2024 Shad stuff

    Went 1 for 2. This one is just under 15" and very healthy. Fought great. We have a run people.
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  18. skyriver

    Personal Best Carp

    I would be more comfortable eating those since they are not bottom feeders. Would I eat a lot of them from the mid & lower big C? Nope Here's one reason why- Big C contaminated
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    Personal Best Carp

    I'm not eating any carp caught in Washington. At least in the spots I usually target them. Definitely not anything out of the Columbia system. If I was certain a fish had spent all their time in a Columbia trib like the Washougal or Deschutes then ok, let's try it. I pass on the PCBs and...
  20. skyriver

    Single Spey Traditional or Improved style

    I'm guilty of the occasional Bloody L. And I agree with @_WW_ I'm usually casting a short Skagit so I feel I can get away with a bit more. I'm right-handed. If I'm river left like Simon was with an upstream wind and I have a dry tip or a 2.5' sink tip with a non-weighted fly then I'll single...
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