2016 Springer Thread

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  1. Caveman Jim

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    Alright ladies, who is going to get serious about Springers this year?
    I have a new fishing partner (a grouchy old phart like myself) and we have concocted a Spring scheme to hunt down the most prized Salmon in the PNW in a number of places.
    The Big C is the first place that they show up so I'd better get proficient at anchoring.
    The Willamette river (Multnomah channel), which my partner wants to try, will be a trial and error fishery for us since neither have fished there B-4.... But if they are there we will find em, they can't hide!!!!!
    Then in late April and 1st 2 weeks of May, the battlefield will be Drano Lake and Wind!!!! My favorite combat trolling fishery... I have been known to burn the retina's out of guides who venture too close to the Cavemans craft with my thousand yard stare!!!
     

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    image.jpeg I can't wait!
    Me and the wife had or best year ever fishing just east of the Lewis river but I go where ever the fish are.
    Love to out fishing the guides in my beat up 15' Smokerceaft.
     
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    Yep, that's what it's all about. I did that at Drano in my 16' Willie!!!!
     
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    I have poopy luck with the big salmon on the c so I settle for the landlocked type in the lakes.
     
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    Fishing on a big River is challenging, heck most any river is but I've learned that one needs to be watching the ones who are catching....... then mimic them....
     
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    I like to follow the guides. They have better electronics (fish finders) then I do but I don't always fish my bait or spinners like them. I usually fish two rods different till I see what's going on. Like how clear the water is and what's the tide is doing.
    As soon as I think I get them figured out and my head gets big I get knock off my high horse and get skunked but sure beats sitting at home.
     
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    You got that right, the old saying "I'd rather be lucky than good" is my motto.
    First thing in the morning I too troll different baits, say one herring naked, one herring with a flasher & the same with a prawn spinner.
    If I'm out in the lake then I longline M2 flatfish wrapped w/sardine.
     
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    Almost that time......few being caught.
     
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    Yep, I heard that some have been caught in the Cowlitz already!!!!! Going next week but will target steelhead though....
    I can't wait till early May to head to Drano!!!! Then I'm hoping to try my hand at making some extra dough with the Pikeminnow fishing!!!
     
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    First trip out......two takedowns and 1 converted into some fine dining. My youngest kid was the lucky recipient. Decent fish.....looks small next to his 6'7 frame. 11039795_10207027583543036_8194490902223564122_n.jpg
     
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    NICE!!!!!
     
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    does.t look small at all. Wish I would be that lucky.
     
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    We fished from about 7am till 2pm and it was slow. Few sealions working the area.....trollers weren't doing much and the plunkers next to us managed a native steelhead. Couple more weeks and it will be lighting up.
     
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    Fished from 7 till 3 with two takedowns and nothing to show for our efforts. Still very slow......giving it a few hours in the morning.
     
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    Well at least someone is out there fishing for them, I have not started to go after them yet until late there are at least 2-5k over Bonneville..... then it's time to head to Wind & Drano.
    I may do a few trips down to the Big C & try and enhance my anchoring abilities....
    Good luck!!!!
     
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    I will let you enhance your anchor pulling abilities :rolleyes:
    I thinking about heading out pretty soon.
     
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    I will LYK when I venture out that way.:D
     
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    just waiting to hear a couple good reports to get e in the mood.
     
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    ME TOO!!! I got a bad case of cabin fever!!!:p:p:p
     
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    Ok....here is another good report. Me and my son this morning 7-12 plunking . 2 hookups, one lost, one clubbed.
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