Stonefish

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  1. My understanding is he was a mechanic, so he likely had some basics on the operation. They have the ability to move planes to service hangers etc. I haven’t heard yet where the plane was when he took it but it may have been in an area where not many people were working at the time. SeaTac is now the ninth busiest airport so good thing nothing happened like colliding with other incoming or outgoing flights. Just another Washington crazy. We have plenty of them around here. Luckily very few people live on the island where he crash. It is very sparsely populated. With our super dry summer, I hope they were able to contain the fire last night. SF
  2. Great to see you posting BFD and best wishes for your recovery. Hopefully I'll have some left coast fishing reports to post for you after this weekend. SF
  3. The Surfin Merkin is a pretty simple and easy to tie crab pattern for fishing the surf. SF
  4. Thanks if you ever need any info on the PNW, drop me a line. SF
  5. Snook or whatever else might be available. Just looking to dry out after the typical soggy PNW winter. Not opposed to driving either to find better water conditions. Not really, though I've had a run of good luck weather wise down that way on other fishing trips towards mid to early mid May. I just have never been in the area I'm looking to fish. I realize there are no guarantees though for either the weather or water conditions. I was just thinking earlier might be better to avoid the red tides due to cooler water and weather. We get red tides up here, but only in the hottest weather. Thanks for the input. SF
  6. Quick question for folks with much better knowledge of SW Florida fishing then myself. I was planning on heading that way next year, likely late June or early July. I can go anytime between April and August. I realize each year is different, but based on some things I've read the red tides happen yearly. Would that be correct or are these red tides more recent events due to water quality issues? If so, how early in the year do the red tides generally start occurring in the Sarasota to Sanibel areas? Thanks for any input you can provide.I'm just trying to figure out a time frame that gives me the best shot a good fishing while hopefully avoiding the red tides. SF
  7. Sorry for the late reply, just noticed this. I ended up going the Ebay route and bought 500 of the size and color I wanted. I was able to get some pricing from a company in China. It would have been $78.00 per 1,000 eyes. No mix or match on sizes or eye color though. @ $0.078 per dumbbell eye, that is very competitive pricing. I didn't order them because the wait was something like two months for the order. I may place an order for 3-5,000 eyes this winter when I have more time to wait and don't need them right away. Hope this helps. SF
  8. Once you are done wrapping and gluing, put a drop of super glue between the eyes then tie in a piece of flat diamond braid in front of the eyes. Pull it over the eyes then tie it down behind them followed by some helicopter wraps. This helps secure the eyes and looks nicer then just thread wraps between the eyes. SF
  9. Put on administrative leave by THE Ohio State. SF
  10. St Joe in Idaho might fit the bill. Hike upstream on the trail from the campground. Not sure how or if dispersed camping is allowed up there, but a quick call to the forest hq would let you now. Easy drive from Spokane and some great cutthroat fishing. Labor Day will likely be pretty busy most places. SF
  11. St Joe in Idaho might fit the bill. Hike upstream on the trail from the campground. Not sure how or if dispersed camping is allowed up there, but a quick call to the forest hq would let you now. Easy drive from Spokane and some great cutthroat fishing. Labor Day will likely be pretty busy most places. SF
  12. TFO BVK is another you should look at. SF
  13. Thanks Crazy
  14. Come to Washington and add tribal fishing treaty rights into a co-management mix with court rulings allowing them 50% of the harvest.....not just on fish either. Then add in Alaska and Canada pounding on your fish. King salmon sizes continue to shrink. But that isn’t stripers, so I’ll shut up on the subject. Just what you are seeing in stripers isn’t unique to them. I hope your fishing turns around. SF
  15. Mike, You pretty much answered your own question with your second paragraph. The pie continues to shrink but everyone still wants the same size piece of pie. SF