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Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Caveman Jim, May 13, 2016.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    SA Shooter Hillsboro, OR Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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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. :)
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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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
     
  6. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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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

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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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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  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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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  10. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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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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    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Seems like a great way to go about it :)
     
  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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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

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Check out my original post for a new OPEN SEAT
     
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