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Forum: General   06-25-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By Blackbugger
Yeah, it's disappointing to be sure. ...

Yeah, it's disappointing to be sure.

Hopefully the run will increase and meet or exceed predictions/expectations but I'm doubtful at this point.
Forum: General   06-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By Blackbugger
Columbia Run; I know it's still early but...

It's trending below even last years numbers.
94 over Bonneville yesterday, 100 day before that, that's like 60-70% of where we were at this time during last years dismal run (I'm not doing the...
Forum: General   05-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,269
Posted By Blackbugger
I was trying to throw out an average price of a...

I was trying to throw out an average price of a larger system that should meet the needs of a typical middle class house in the U.S. based on what I've read when looking into it.
I'm not an expert,...
Forum: General   05-18-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,269
Posted By Blackbugger
Well, your figures are off by about 69 some...

Well, your figures are off by about 69 some million.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-beat-up-a-fish-hatche_b_692307

Here's the original article from PERC....
Forum: Trout   04-22-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,801
Posted By Blackbugger
Yeah, people are all over the Missouri doing it. ...

Yeah, people are all over the Missouri doing it.

I spend a good deal of time on the Yellowstone with a two-hander depending on the river conditions. The Madison has a lot of water that a spey rod...
Forum: General   03-31-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Blackbugger
What do the Gitxsan have to say about that? ...

What do the Gitxsan have to say about that?

I looked around and couldn't find anything. Haven't they claimed that recreational fishing would be closed on their lands this year?
Forum: General   03-24-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,263
Posted By Blackbugger
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get a couple years before...

Yeah, I feel lucky if I get a couple years before a leak appears. If you are bushwacking frequently pinholes are inevitable and could happen the first time you go out with brand new G4s.

I live in...
Forum: Destinations   03-11-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Blackbugger
Woke up to this at Syringa in April. ...

Woke up to this at Syringa in April.

https://i.imgur.com/CBwjltF.jpg
Forum: Destinations   03-11-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Blackbugger
Mid June should be good water conditions. As...

Mid June should be good water conditions.
As others have noted June storms could blow it out and June is one or our wettest months but serious runoff on the Smith should be over by then. Right now...
Forum: Tackle   01-23-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,946
Posted By Blackbugger
Me, my raft and about five days worth of gear for...

Me, my raft and about five days worth of gear for three guys.
Needless to say it was a little cramped in the boat.

https://vimeo.com/155479499

It gets me everywhere I want to go....
Forum: General   12-09-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,563
Posted By Blackbugger
A trust fund would have been nice, I was the son...

A trust fund would have been nice, I was the son of a high school English teacher and I worked through college and paid for it myself. I had to drop out twice for a year each time to pay off debts...
Forum: General   12-07-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,563
Posted By Blackbugger
When I was in college back in the early 80s my...

When I was in college back in the early 80s my roommate and I were frequently broke. One such time when we were out of food and money we decided to return the five or six cases of empty beer bottles...
Forum: General   11-28-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,563
Posted By Blackbugger
He was in the water for barely an hour and it was...

He was in the water for barely an hour and it was right around noon or 1:00pm.

For anyone who doesn't know, the bridge is close to two hours driving time from populated areas depending on road...
Forum: Destinations   11-18-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By Blackbugger
I was at the mouth area on Thursday and Friday. ...

I was at the mouth area on Thursday and Friday.
Temps were 38 degrees on the Ronde on Thursday. I didn't bring a thermometer and didn't talk to anyone who knew what the temp was on Friday but it...
Forum: General   10-29-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,563
Posted By Blackbugger
The RCMP, are they all this tough?

Our last day in the Smithers area we drove up to the Babine.
There was a weather advisory with strong winds in the forecast, not to mention highs in the high 30s F, so we decided to not run the...
Forum: Destinations   10-26-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,635
Posted By Blackbugger
I'm in Telkwa right now. We've been here for two...

I'm in Telkwa right now. We've been here for two weeks.
The fishing has been good and we've found fish everyday.

I'm enjoying the low water conditions, it's fun to really be able to see the...
Forum: Destinations   09-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By Blackbugger
Quick Deschutes report.

We spent five days on the lower river.
The fishing was slow, many people not finding fish. I went 3 for 5 and my buddy went 1 for 3. I feel lucky we were able to find those fish and four of them...
Forum: General   08-29-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Blackbugger
I've been looking at the counts everyday and...

I've been looking at the counts everyday and thinking now's the time, where's the big push?
Forum: Fishing Video   08-29-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,183
Posted By Blackbugger
Kelly's thoughts on spey rods for streamers and...

Kelly's thoughts on spey rods for streamers and big trout is a bit myopic though he does have a point(s).

One of the great things about using a spey rod here in Montana is it allows you to fish...
Forum: General   08-29-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By Blackbugger
Thoughts on the Columbia run??

It's looking pretty abysmal at this point, even worse than last year.

Is there any reason for optimism this year or is it past the point where we can at least cling to the hope that the run is...
Forum: Destinations   08-14-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Blackbugger
I'd be curious to hear about the conditions after...

I'd be curious to hear about the conditions after your trip if you are so inclined.

It's looking like a buddy and I will be doing it the first week of Sept. regardless of the ash.
Forum: Destinations   08-14-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Blackbugger
In toothy critter country, yes. If there are...

In toothy critter country, yes.
If there are lots of small pike around (northerns to you midwesterners) they can actually be a nuisance by cutting off your flies frequently and large pike will do...
Forum: Destinations   08-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Blackbugger
Muskies will hit poppers and divers and smaller...

Muskies will hit poppers and divers and smaller streamers. One of the biggest muskies I've seen ate a medium sized popper. It was on for about 20 seconds on a 5wt before it seemed to finally figure...
Forum: Destinations   08-03-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Blackbugger
I'm most familiar with the Hayward region. I've...

I'm most familiar with the Hayward region. I've spent a good deal of time on the rivers in that general area. Pretty much all the northern Wisconsin rivers have good to great smallmouth fishing not...
Forum: Destinations   07-29-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Blackbugger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2TGdTXF6BI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2TGdTXF6BI
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