Open Seats

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  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim
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    Over the many years that I have fished here in the PNW, I have caught countless amounts of fish, from trout to the mighty salmon & steelhead.
    I love the time on the river bank or boat to seek peace, tranquility and of course wrestle a mature steelhead all alone. I would often tell others about my quests afield it always peaked their interest and they wanted to experience my same experiences. So I would explain the ins & outs of what to expect then invite them along.
    What I have experienced by doing this is 1) people are different, 2) people have a desire to be guided to fish, 3) people are not always genuine when no bounty come to hand (or net) & 4) the nube tends to get hooked.....
    That's why I have always been an open seat advocate and I am not a guide, I value what sleep I do get immensely, I'm retired and just love to fish.;)

    So from time to time I may offer up an open seat or two, granted I normally will post it for a post haste fishing trip almost anywhere in Washington.:D
     
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  2. SA Shooter

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    That's damned awesome of you.

    I too fish for tranquility. Fishing is the joy, catching is just frosting on the cake for me.

    But when I do catch, I enjoy the tasty fruits of my labor. :)
     
  3. Joe13

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    Ahgk! Your a few hours away from me or I'd be pestering you for some lessons:D.


    Not sure how I was born into a family that doesn't hunt or fish worth a fart:rolleyes:.


    Finding people willing to share their spots to teach you kind of sucks lol:oops:. I got someone local I'm going to pester - I love Columbia Salmon:cool:.


    I can watch youtube for a week and still not pick up what I do FTF in person with someone in the first hour out. I'm a hands on guy.
     
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  4. Caveman Jim

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    I guess in a way I am a teacher and I have a ruler to boot. Now don't touch that rod till it's peeling off line like freight train bound for hell.....:eek::eek::eek::p
    Maybe I'm just getting old & need help with the boat....IDK...
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

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    Looking back at #3, this was not a redeeming factor but one that cannot be helped when dealing with strangers (especially fishermen).....o_O
     
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  6. oknow

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    I think it is the help your looking for. (Notice I didn't say anything about getting old but if the shoe fits):p:p:p:p:p
     
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  7. Caveman Jim

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    Just would like someone there to retrieve me if I fall overboard.... or nap while trolling or.... you get the picture...o_O
     
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  8. Caveman Jim

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    Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll sit in the boat, drink beer all day & tell lies.....;)
     
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    While I've never taken anyone up on the offer, I think it's fantastic when people offer up open seats. And for goodness sake people, if someone takes you out, be sure to kick in some cash for expenses! :)
     
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    The way my friends and I do it, is that we split everything equally; gas (truck and boat), bait, launch fees, incidentals, fish, etc.... We also help with cleaning the boat, fish and everything else. It's just better that way.


    Ray
     
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    Seems like a great way to go about it :)
     
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    I am glad to see good folks willing to share a passion with others!
     
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  13. Caveman Jim

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    Check out my original post for a new OPEN SEAT
     
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  14. Caveman Jim

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    Well folks it's a new season and the fishing on lake Merwin and other north end lakes are doing pretty well so get ready to call your boss & say your sick, I ain't comin in today....
    You must be able to show up on time, bring OUR lunch, help out with the boat (if experienced with water craft) watch all rods to detect bites (I may be busy with running the boat) and reel in fish (have fun)....
    I'll post open seats when they arise.;)
     
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    Was so good to get back on the water last Friday. I asked Ray (slobray) if he wanted to join in on the voyage & as usual he did.
    We went North to American Lake this time since Summit lake is still closed due to an algae bloom... :mad::mad::mad:
    It was a bright hot day and the water temp was 63° already and the fish must have been hiding else where (except for 3 of them, two nice sized trout & one fat kokanee). I had not fished American Lake for over 20 years but I kept my record of never being skunked there for 20 years!!!:p:p:p

    Thanks for joining me again Ray and as always, I enjoy your company and good conversations .;)

    Oh & before some wise guy (you know who you are) sayin it didn't happen without pics...
    neener neener neener...:s0066::s0066::s0066: 20170526_115523.jpg
     
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    Hey Jim when your getting ready to head to Lake Merwin let me know. We moved to within 15 mile of Merwin. Close to Amboy.

    I always enjoy going with you!
    Stacy
     
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    Aren't those baby herring, Jim? :D
     
  18. MrMillspecer

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    So you have pictures and a witness. What about a date stamped video ? :D

    Great job Jim ! Looks like a fun day. :)
     
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  19. Caveman Jim

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    Did I mention that (you know who you are)?
    :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

    You jest now but just wait till I catch a wall hanger, then, and only then will you guys appreciate the Caveman's true angling abilities.....:eek::eek::eek::D
     
  20. Caveman Jim

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    WOW, 15 minutes!!! That's awesome Stacy.
    I will definable keep you in the loop for Merwin outings. Is there a place to park my truck camper for a few days (it's self contained)?;)
     
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